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Re: Aristocrat Fiesta, restoration

Postby coppinpr » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:12 pm

I've finished your mech, which now works perfect and pays out correctly. Mostly old grease on the main and kicker bearings causing very slow and stiff movement of the kicker and extra strain on the main bar spring which had become slack. A complete clean and lube, a few new springs and reset the main spring and it's good as new. Hardly any wear on the parts and, as usual, Aristos are indestructible anyway. Case next :D

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Aristocrat Arcadian "Fiesta" reel strips needed!

Postby nuttyjr123 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:43 pm

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I'm after a set of reel strips for my Aristocrat "Fiesta" bandit. The ones that are currently in place are covered in all sorts of gunk due to the previous owner doing a poor job of maintaining the machine.

If anybody has a template they could send it would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Aristocrat Arcadian "Fiesta" reel strips needed!

Postby malcymal » Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:48 pm

Powells can sell you a complete set for this machine and very good quality too: www.1armedbandit.co.uk (I think about £25).

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Aristocrat Arcadian Fiesta

Postby westlin » Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:18 am

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Hi

First post on the forum.

I've just bought an Aristocrat Arcadian Fiesta machine. I'm trying to find some info about it.

Firstly, is there a register of serial numbers so I can find out its age, background etc?
The case needs a good strip and repaint. Is there a colour list anywhere?
It needs a good mechanical clean. Is there a manual that covers this model and, if not, one that does?

Thanks

Stephen

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Re: Aristocrat Arcadian Fiesta

Postby pennymachines » Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:52 pm

:WELCOME:
I'm afraid the answers are probably no, no and no...

Far as date goes, Breadman's Aristocrat Arcadian Fiesta 65 (from page 2 of this topic) suggests 1965 as the year of introduction.

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We have a manual for the Aristocrat Regal Mark II, which may include some useful tips but, generally, paperwork on these seems non-existent. The basic principles of the mechanism are the same as earlier bandits, for which manuals exist. That said, there are plenty of bandit experts here to help you.

Judging by photos of unrestored examples, dark blue was a common finish on the cases. I've appended your post to previous discussion of this model.
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Re: Aristocrat Fiesta

Postby brigham » Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:07 pm

Welcome to the Forum, Westlin. You are in the right place.
It's hard to choose between the Fiesta and the Carousel, when it comes to artwork...

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Re: Aristocrat Fiesta

Postby coppinpr » Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:45 pm

Certainly cases were black, bright red, blue and one flyer shows a rusty orange/brown seen here https://www.penny-arcade.info/the-aristocrat-collection

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Re: Aristocrat Fiesta

Postby jpmhotpot » Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:37 pm

Hi Westlin,
There should be a small metal badge plate on the right hand side (sometimes missing), but if it has one, it will have the serial number and a stamp with month & year date (example, '6 67' - made June 1967). Sheerline etc.- pre '65, Arcadian 65 - 1965, Arcadian Fiesta, Carousel, Carnival & other variants - 1966-69.

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Re: Aristocrat Fiesta

Postby westlin » Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:16 pm

Yep got the plate 665, so that should be June 1965 on that basis.

Re paint colour, mine is dark blue and light blue (on the side panels). Are there any specific colour codes, or suppliers that can supply paint. I'd like to keep it the same colour as original.

Thanks

Stephen

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Re: Aristocrat Fiesta

Postby jpmhotpot » Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:46 pm

Yes most were done dark blue / light blue. If it's not too bad always keep original if possible. I use WD40 and Brillo pad just to take the old oil marks and dirt off. If it's too bad, I remove all paint (sandblast or angle grid with a paint pad). Two coats of primer, three coats of Hammerite smooth blue, which is the closest I've got to the original dark blue. Then the sides I like to use smooth gold. It's well worth the time, and we all have that at the moment. !!THUMBSX2!!


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