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    Default My Second Lucky Find

    Well. It has begun. I wasn't even looking for another machine, but one found me instead.

    I was inspired by Peteybob's cool vending machine find:

    Candy Dispenser turned Ball Dispenser

    So I was browsing the vending machine listings on my local classifieds and stumbled across this pachinko machine for $50. I hesitated at first, but I just couldn't resist. It was a bit of a drive to pick it up, but I think it was worth it. Any info on the machine would be most welcome. I'm sure someone on here can interpret the sticker to find out what year it is. It appears to be newer than my first machine. It's in about the same shape as my Heiwa was, having been in storage a while it is a bit dusty. The mechanism seems to be another 'Type 2' or 'Model B' like my Heiwa or other Nishijin machines. It is missing one of the access covers on the back, and there is a ball jammed in the opening where the balls are fed to the launcher. The frame might be a little tweaked, but I may be able to stabilize/reinforce it somehow. Someone also placed two American flag decals in the upper left and lower right corners of the Plexiglas. Other than that, cell looks good, main feature looks intact. Overall I think it's cool

    I didn't think I would be collecting them so soon, but here we are, with my machines multiplying at an alarming rate...

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    Nice! A real beauty

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    Cool machine. Guessing late 70's.
    Looks like your missing the lower ball track cover and the metal rest in your last pic is out of position, should be under the 2 plastic legs from the lower ball track.

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    Default Re: My Second Lucky Find

    Quote Originally Posted by Tink View Post
    Cool machine. Guessing late 70's.
    Looks like your missing the lower ball track cover and the metal rest in your last pic is out of position, should be under the 2 plastic legs from the lower ball track.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink View Post
    Looks like your missing the lower ball track cover and the metal rest in your last pic is out of position, should be under the 2 plastic legs from the lower ball track.
    Really? Is there supposed to more than this piece?

    And I see what you're talking about with that metal piece that isn't under the white pieces in the track above it, but I can't seem to figure out how to get it to where it is supposed to be. It almost looks like it's backwards, but I don't see how someone would have done that, it's riveted to the other metal piece, and it doesn't feel like it wants to move when I try to push it. Kind of strange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpaceKnight View Post
    Really? Is there supposed to more than this piece?

    And I see what you're talking about with that metal piece that isn't under the white pieces in the track above it, but I can't seem to figure out how to get it to where it is supposed to be. It almost looks like it's backwards, but I don't see how someone would have done that, it's riveted to the other metal piece, and it doesn't feel like it wants to move when I try to push it. Kind of strange.

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    Could not see the track cover. Nice you have it

    Not sure how they would have moved the metal rest. But it should move back and good that it is tight and not easily moved. Here's a pic of mine for location reference.20181110_182642-1.jpg

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    I think I got it, but I'll have to test it to be sure. I would like to finish the other machine before I start on this one, though. Shouldn't be too long.

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