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Re: Bally Money Tree

Postby coppinpr » Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:25 pm

You won't know if there is anything missing or broke till you look inside. Remember, this was assembled in the first place so you must be able to dismantle it.

From what I can see it's bolted on to the side of the case. If so, remove the nuts and see if it comes off. You will then see if it's bunged up with old grease. It will need cleaning anyway, so taking it off can't hurt. Once it's off see if it works by hand and report back.

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Re: Bally Money Tree

Postby riche100 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:34 pm

Thanks for your replies.

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Re: Bally Money Tree

Postby riche100 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:49 am

Update:

The paddle at the rear of the deck, that's meant to spring up and load the reel deck to spin, does raise a little, but it has little spring and doesn't seem to lock into position like my other Ballys. So a spring or something inside the handle mechanism is either stretched or come off, or something is out of line.

Can anyone advise please, as taking the arm assembly apart is worrying to me, as it's a lot of springs and cogs that all must go back.

Does anyone have shots of a naked arm assembly box, without the piece of metal shielding everything please?

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Re: Bally Money Tree

Postby brigham » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:16 am

I've dug mine out from among the junk, and I can't find the keys!
Meantime, you could try the mech. in a known cabinet, and a known mech. into the defective one. That would pin the fault down to arm or mech.
These Bally machines are well constructed, and straightforward to work on. As long as you take note of where everything goes, you should have no problems working on it.
I'll keep looking.

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Re: Bally Money Tree

Postby radiochrissie » Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:38 pm

Yeah, it’s a bit of a pig to get this off as you have to remove the arm and also the machine bottom rail before you can get to all the nuts to release the handle mech.
Take loads of pics and take your time, you will get there.

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Re: Bally Money Tree

Postby coppinpr » Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:09 pm

Take the unit off if you can. As said above, take loads of photos as you go. Don't worry about cogs and springs falling out - they won't unless they are broken, in which case you need to get in there anyway. My guess is unless you remove the unit and check and clean it you won't get it working anyway so nothing to lose. These are very well made and pretty much always fixable. We will help if you get stuck, it's what we do on this forum.

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Re: Bally Money Tree

Postby riche100 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:00 pm

Update: after locating a loose spring and working out this is what gives the paddle at the rear the tension and spring, I've spent a hour or so in the cold f ing and blinding... only to have a eureka moment and go look at one of my other Ballys haha - only to find out I've wasted a few days on this as I now realise that this machine has been f**ked about by the previous owner and I have some arms missing from inside the handle mech...

So I am in need of some parts for it else I can't progress...

I should have said it's a recent purchase and the history was/is unknown, in case the advice was based on it being played and just packed in....
Those familiar with Ballys will know the spring I've been playing with. It's round in the centre and is cir-clipped onto a shaft and has opposite hooked ends. One hooks round one horizontal arm, and the other side hooks round a vertical arm.

However..... I am missing the vertical arm from the assembly, and it looks like the black bit of metal on the bottom of the assembly that's like 2 pronged. One of the prongs has been snapped off, so I need one of them too. Gutted...

I will get some pics as I've probably explained it how none can picture it. :(
Least I guess we are getting somewhere ..... :dammit: ....

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Re: Bally Money Tree

Postby riche100 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:50 pm

Does anyone have an exploded diagram of the Money Tree / Bally handle assembly please?

It might be easier for me then to point out what I need.

please...
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Re: Bally Money Tree

Postby riche100 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:49 am

I've attempted to draw freehand what I need. Hoping someone familiar with the machines or who has a schematic can decipher what I need. The paddle I refer to is the fat end towards the back of the machine that should snap up and release the pull arm back to the start.
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Re: Bally Money Tree

Postby riche100 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:07 pm

Item 35 possibly, and / or items 55, 54, 53. Hopefully someone has them and can help me?
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