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    Here is a shot with the ball stuck and the middle tulip arm above the mechanics arm. The front of the pachinko is coming along and I'm ready to install the back (if I can figure this out).IMG_5227.jpgIMG_5228.jpg

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    I think I may have mispoke. The upper center tulip will open the right and left but not close them. The right and left will stay open until a ball falls through them. When I get home tonight, I'll record a short video to show you how they should work and we can go from there. I had to bend the tulip pins down a bit to get the mechanical arm to go all the way down and stop blocking the balls.

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    Thanks, that confirms how I thought it should work. I just need to get the tulip pins in shape so the middle tulip will drop the ball and open the left and right.

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    All my machines like yours act this way: ball in left or right tulip opens that tulip and center lower tulip. Closing center lower tulip has no effect on any other tulip. Ideally, the player would want to hit a left or right tulip, then close the center lower tulip first. Closing the left or right tulip would then open the center lower tulip again. This strategy would maximize scoring.

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    Never mind, I had it wrong. A ball in the center tulip doesn't open the left and right tulips. A ball in the center feature (that drops in the hole where the screwdriver is) lowers the linkage (where my finger is) and opens the left and right tulip. I'm dumb. IMG_5229.jpg

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    Haha, nice. I had to take mine apart twice to figure this out. It's a pretty cool mechanism.

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    Hi, new to the forum and Pachinko machines. I have just received what I believe to be a 1967 Nishijin (sp?) and I am working through some issues with it. The most glaring issue is that the left center tulip is gone. I want to replace it, figured I would make them out of wood because they seem to be scarce. So I have a couple questions:

    1) What is the best way to remove the tulip from the machine (mini pry bar, paint scraper, etc.)?
    2) Are the tulips symmetrical? Can I make a mirror of the right side tulip for the missing left side?

    Thanks! -Alden

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    Quote Originally Posted by AldenMiller View Post
    Hi, new to the forum and Pachinko machines. I have just received what I believe to be a 1967 Nishijin (sp?) and I am working through some issues with it. The most glaring issue is that the left center tulip is gone. I want to replace it, figured I would make them out of wood because they seem to be scarce. So I have a couple questions:

    1) What is the best way to remove the tulip from the machine (mini pry bar, paint scraper, etc.)?
    2) Are the tulips symmetrical? Can I make a mirror of the right side tulip for the missing left side?

    Thanks! -Alden
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    post a pic of the tulip ya need there not that rare...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moparformances View Post
    Welcome to Pachitalk

    post a pic of the tulip ya need there not that rare...

    Thanks for the welcome!

    I actually found some on ebay just after this post. I had looked at several pachinko web pages and not found any. I should be able to extract the petal I need from the ones I bought.

    I was able to remove the whole tulip mechanism by pulling on it without using any prying tools.

    -Alden

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    Quote Originally Posted by AldenMiller View Post
    Thanks for the welcome!

    I actually found some on ebay just after this post. I had looked at several pachinko web pages and not found any. I should be able to extract the petal I need from the ones I bought.

    I was able to remove the whole tulip mechanism by pulling on it without using any prying tools.

    -Alden
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    I received my new to me tulips today. So this brings on another question...

    What is the best way to remove the plastic tulip and then reattach it to the original mechanism?

    Should I grind off the flats on the back of the pins? Or is cutting them off with cutters the way to go?

    What is the best way to reuse the pins?

    -Alden

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    Quote Originally Posted by AldenMiller View Post
    I received my new to me tulips today. So this brings on another question...

    What is the best way to remove the plastic tulip and then reattach it to the original mechanism?

    Should I grind off the flats on the back of the pins? Or is cutting them off with cutters the way to go?

    What is the best way to reuse the pins?

    -Alden

    Problem solved!

    I ground the flats off of the pins that hold the tulips in place. I then replaced the tulips using the same pins and used PC7 Metal Epoxy on the back side of the pins to keep them from falling out.

    Next up is checking all the wiring.

    -Alden

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    Post a pic if possible in case someone else runs into the same situation

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    Quote Originally Posted by machgo View Post
    Post a pic if possible in case someone else runs into the same situation
    Sorry, it's already mounted in the machine. Everything looks the same except the back of the pins have little blobs of putty on them.

    -Alden

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