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Re: Wonders Hit-N-Run restore

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:13 pm
by brigham
You could edit the letter 'P' to make a 'D', the opposite to what the 'decimalizers' did in '71.

Re: Wonders Hit-N-Run restore

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:47 pm
by ralph
Oh I see, yes I could paint out the bottom part of the P and be left with a small capital D.
alan57 wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:26 pm
I made a few Wonders coin slots a few years ago out of Prince August metal, I think I may still some somewhere.
Hi Alan57, if you do find any would you be prepared to sell one? It will go to a good home. :D

Re: Wonders Hit-N-Run restore

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:15 pm
by alan57
Hi Ralph
Found this one, if it's of any use.

Re: Wonders Hit-N-Run restore

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:49 pm
by badpenny
I've made the odd part out of "Prince August metal" and it's easy to work with.
Due to its softness I've found that coating it afterwards, especially surfaces that will come into contact with other metal helps it not wear.

If you Google casting resin and search for those that claim to have a diamond hard finish you'll find two pack products. Give the inside of the slot where the coin will touch a generous coating. It might even be worth oversizing the hole and building it back up with the resin. It dries fairly quickly but doesn't truly go off for a day or so and if you're impatient you'll end up with a sticky surface.

BP :cool:

Re: Wonders Hit-N-Run restore

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:45 pm
by ralph
alan57 wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:15 pm
Hi Ralph
Found this one, if it's of any use.
Thanks very much Alan , wow that was quick , was hoping someone had one cheers , that looks great.
I will send you a private message alan
Thanks again to BP also about tips about the resins too

The only Wonders coin slot of the same style I could find online , was in the UK , brass and not plated , that had been sold.

Re: Wonders Hit-N-Run restore

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:12 pm
by ralph
Made the small ratchet part needed out of 3 Pinball target lifters, I used 3 to build up the thickness it needed. Only a bit of grinding and one small hold drilled to take the spring, it worked after 1 minor filing.

Ratchet Part
New cards and decals fitted. Thanks to a collector friend Adrian and his wifey on doing a great job with them.

Old and New Cards/decals
Game mostly back together again.

Mostly re-assembled
The Cabinet was painted black by the previous owner. He did a nice job with it, so I will be leave it as it is for now.
What does everyone else think about this? Painted or back to natural ply?

Just a few more cabinet repairs/ re-gluing and the coin chute to suit old pennies and the coin housing.

Thanks to Alan57 I have the correct coin slot on the way too.
Will post more pics as it progresses.

Re: Wonders Hit-N-Run restore

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:07 pm
by ralph
Coin parts are made, I put together the coin tube, which I will need to shorten and or modify slightly if the coins won't slip off into the cash box properly. I will see when the game is complete and operating.

Coin housing and Coin chute
My friend made up the Teflon housing and put together the 4 fancy spring loaded brass adjustment screws.
He always over builds everything, built to last.

Re: Wonders Hit-N-Run restore

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:39 am
by treefrog
!!THUMBSX2!! It certainly will last and if it does the job !!THUMBSX2!!

Re: Wonders Hit-N-Run restore

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:15 pm
by special when lit

Re: Wonders Hit-N-Run restore

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 4:27 pm
by ralph
Hit n Run back together working. Pays out up to 8 pennies if you load all 3 bases and make a home run.
This game was missing the cash box and 1 or 2 coin chute parts.
I made one coin chute plate to guide coins to the pay out tray. I made that out of thin stainless, after making up a template out of card.

Card Template
I used my new sheet metal bender, came out well. I'm not sure how close it is to the factory fitted one though.

SS Coin chute
SS Coin chute/guide
Screwed on the new repro 1D coin entrance plate, cheers Alan57.

Full Machine
Game still needs a few minor satin black paint touch ups on the cab.
One last part I need to sort out is the cashbox, its size and chute set up, which feeds the cashbox.
Cabinet has two slots cut into the ply inside, one I think is for a lock to latch into.

Small slot for lock possibly
The other is quite long and runs at an angle... I need a plan or photo of how it should be. I'm thinking the second slot is to hold the cashbox somehow on this larger Wonders plywood cabinet type?

Slot in plywood
Cheers in advance.