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Bally gold award fruit machine help

Postby barnzy11 » Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:25 pm

Hey guys me again,

Well dad got his fruit machine for his birthday today and he loves it! :D Thanks again for all your help!

We also have another fruit machine I need a bit of help with. !PUZZLED!

Long story short, a friend of my dad's has this fruit machine (he used to rent out fruit machines for a living and my dad mentioned he always wanted one). He took us to his barn where he had a mixture of around 20-30 fruit machines, pinball machines jukeboxes etc :shock:, Anyway, he let my dad have this fruit machine free of charge. He said he has put it into free mode so it doesn't need to take money. Thing is, we want to get her up and running again with all the electrics and lights and tidy her up. Now is the reason it's OK free mode because the cable has been cut at the bottom of the machine? Would this just be a case of connecting it back up to some new wire? Or is it more in depth?

Really want to get this up and running again. The mechanics of it are sooo smooth when you pull the lever, so I reckon this will be a really good machine.

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Re: Bally gold award fruit machine help

Postby gameswat » Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:37 pm

The whole point of a one arm bandit is to win money..... so if it's on free play then no money going in means no money coming out! I know operators who would deliberately remove or destroy coin mechs so machines they sold into the home market could never be operated against them. And sadly many operators here preferred just to scrap all the old machines for this reason. :#:

Yes, you could be lucky and the wiring might be easily re-connected.

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Re: Bally gold award fruit machine help

Postby barnzy11 » Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:41 pm

Yeah, I know, just no fun when it don't play. I'm hoping it's just a case of re wiring. I mean my thought process was that because it's electric, then the pay out and the pay in mechanisms would be disarmed due to no power, maybe. I haven't a clue to be honest, but I really hope I can get it up and running again, all with the lights and paying out. I think it's meant to take 2ps as well. Not too sure on that though, don't even know what year this is from either.

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Re: Bally gold award fruit machine help

Postby ballymad » Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:45 pm

A quick look - decals say 1p. Why do you think it's 2p?
You have two solenoids (payout ) tubes missing; one for the coins in and one for the token pay.
Is it worth restoring? I don't know, but I don't think I would bother.

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Re: Bally gold award fruit machine help

Postby barnzy11 » Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:57 pm

Hey Ballymad, I meant to write 1p not 2p - my mistake. Ahh really, can replacements still be purchased? Would you say not to bother restoring then? Would it cost me too much money?

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Re: Bally gold award fruit machine help

Postby coppinpr » Sun Sep 06, 2015 7:50 pm

These Ballys are not very collectable. They came right at the end of the mechanical slot age and this model is one of the poorer ones to boot. Having said that, spares are quite easy to find and provided you're interested in doing the work it might scrub up OK.

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Re: Bally gold award fruit machine help

Postby barnzy11 » Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:10 pm

Yeah, I'm interested in doing the work. Not really bothered about the collectible value, just doing it out of interest really, a little project so to speak. Just need a little guidance on what to do, as I don't really have a clue, haha !PUZZLED!

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Re: Bally gold award fruit machine help

Postby coppinpr » Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:38 am

OK, first thing to remember is this machine is electro-mechanical and there is a lot of sparky stuff in there trying to hurt you.. handle with great care and you're OK.
As this machine can only work correctly if the power is on (you put in a coin, a switch trips a solenoid so when you pull the handle the reels spin), and at the moment this is disabled, and the trip is always on so you get free play, you are going to have to plug it in and stand back and see what happens.
Then take lots of close up photos of the mech, front and back, out of the case, the inside of the empty case, and very much the inside of the door.
Then once we can see for sure what's missing, BP and TF might be kind enough to put on their survival kit and go into their giant "boxes of bits" and see what's there.

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Re: Bally gold award fruit machine help

Postby barnzy11 » Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:23 pm

OK, that's what I'll do then.Thing is, at the mo the cable that comes from the bottom has been tightly cut to the case so it's just inside, giving me no way to crimp some new cable on to it. Is there a way, if I take the mechanism out, that I can pull it up, reattach some new cable, then push it all back through the bottom of the case?

Also how does the mechanism come out? Are there a few sort of clips, then it slides out, like the Mills High Top we have, or is it different?

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Re: Bally gold award fruit machine help

Postby coppinpr » Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:43 pm

It's roughly the same - usually a clip, then it pulls out, but from the front of course. You will be able to connect new cable then.


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