Recently picked up a counter top machine and working to restore it. It's there for the most part but missing enough to give me fits I think. The attached photo was taken right after I picked it up... seems I was a bit excited about finding it. Never seen one before and since I'm into the arcade games and such I thought this was great. I paid $150 for it and not sure yet if I got a good deal or not.
Anyway, here's where I'm at. I've messed with the Amp some and found all the spots where the wires were pushed together and the insulation was missing and fixed all the shorts. Plugging in the Amp the tubes glow. I have no idea if the glowing tubes are a good sign, a bad sign or no sign... but they do glow.
I figured at the very least I would need to replace all the caps but having never seen wax caps before I was totally bumfuzzled at just what the heck they even were! Obviously this site has helped clear that up some. As for the mechanics... as you can see from the photo I am missing the upper coin slot and that follows through to the missing coin mechanisms, coin travel components and internal switches. It is also missing the credit solenoid and a few other pieces (from what I can tell) associated with the credit process. There is a 'push button' on top so I'm assuming some one had set it up for 'free play' at one time. The idler wheel is trashed as expected. The rubber mounts on the motor / transformer are also mostly gone. That being said, I'm still determined to get this puppy working.
Now for the questions:
1. How do I tell what the rating is for the wax caps so I can buy the proper replacement? If someones done this already it would be great if you could avail me of your knowledge of the rating.
2. Does anyone have the coin mech components they would be willing to part with?
3. Can someone post photos of the credit solenoid and possibly a part number for it?
4. I would like to a get a quote on the photo repair if anyone out there does this. Send me email and we can discuss.
5. The top plastic has several scratches (on pretty deep). Anyone have an idea on how to repair this?
Okay, enough for now. A little on me... I've been collecting and restoring arcade and various coin op stuff for several years now for my own enjoyment and benefit. I have a personal website that I post my projects as I work on them. I suspect I will have a Ristaucrat page soon... but a bit behind in projects right now. Check out my website listed below and click on the 'Projects' link if you want to see what I've done.
My current list of 'toys': 1974 Rock Ola 450 with Tri Vue 506 Wall Box and remote volume control, 1972 Williams Honey Pinball, 1976 Williams Blue Chip pinball, SPectra IV rotating cocktail pinball by Valley, 1947 Midget Movies by Capitol Projectors, several Ball EM Slot machines, a couple of Sigma slot machines, a mid 80's era Coke Machine, 11 Pachinko machines, Galaga, Ms PacMan, Cobra Command, Series H Skee ball machine and a Xenon pinball by Bally. (whew)
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide and I look forward to the conversations here.