Bally Lucky Stars identified

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skeggylad
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Great advice, thank you.
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Re: Bally Lucky Stars identified

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Bally EM Service Manual

The picture of the door shows this is a pre-1968 machine. A huge amount of wiring has been stripped off the side of the mech and replaced by those three microswitches - all of them are working off the same action bar, and basically inform something more complicated what the mechanism is doing. The "something more complicated" is no doubt in the top box, where you'll find a mass of relays and perhaps a cam timer to control the change function. The thing with a ratchet at the extreme upper left of the mech picture is probably the "5 games for 10p" counter.
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Re: Bally Lucky Stars identified

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here you go, an excellent Bally manual on ebay... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bally-Slot-Ma ... 4185b10ab9
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Re: Bally Lucky Stars identified

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That book is largely copied directly from the manual I posted the free link to.
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Re: Bally Lucky Stars identified

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That's great - thanks again.

I'll get it degreased and oiled with 3 in 1 oil. It will be used in the home mainly.
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All cleaned up

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All cleaned and polished, new locks coming for it tomorrow, 10p slot converted too. I think am addicted now. lol
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I managed to buy a Manual for £6.
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bottom flouresnt tube replace

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Hi, Can anyone tell me how to replace a tube in the bottom panel? I bought the manual but it doesn't tell me. lol

It's a Bally 742a.

Thank you
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Re: bottom flouresnt tube replace

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You're not the first person to express the difficulty of getting at the lower tube in the door.
It seems an oxy-acetylene sledge hammer wired up to a thermic-lance may be the way.

BP :cool:
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Re: bottom flouresnt tube replace

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Done it - two screws hold in the complete panel, you then take off chrome trim then the glass comes away.
Now to test if it's the transformer or starter or bulb that's gone. ;)
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