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    Default Restoring an Early Modern Heiwa - Jet Spiner, Need shooter help

    New here to this group and to exploring Pachiinko. I have what I believe isan Early Modern, Heiwa which I think is from early a900's or late "80s. I brought it back from Japan after working there for several years in 1995. I have finally gotten around to trying to resurrect it. Glass panes are broken but want to get it functional before fixing glass. I procured a 24v AC transformer, wired it up and got no smoke!! The central spinner feature rotated, lights came on. Loaded some balls into the upper hopper till the "STOP" light went out. Striker would not function although it was cycling before I loaded balls. Machine was now sillent and no strikes. Tried dropping balls manually into the reward ports and got payouts on each one. Tried adjusting the striker touch sensor. When I touch it it tries to strike but does not seem to coordinate with knob rotation. All the associated mechanism appears to be in good shape. Basically it seems to be functional and restorable. I just need to figure out the touch sensor I think. I also need to source the rubber striker head that actually impacts the ball. It was very deteriorated and has fallen off. I saved it for a pattern in case I need to create my own. Any body know a source for these parts? I am going to try to post some pictures here in case someone can help me with indentity, manuals or other information.
    Thank you for your interest and time, Bob
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    Default Re: Restoring an Early Modern Heiwa - Jet Spiner, Need shooter help

    Did it work properly back in 95’? You might have to make your own rubber striker out of an eraser or something. They make reproduction rubber parts for vintages you may be able to use though? There’s not parts readily available for early modern pachinkos, so you have to get creative!

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    You could try running a wire from the shooter knob ground ring to the metal frame. Or check the condition of the stop button. At least its pre the B1F board. as they are known to fail on Heiwas
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    Thank for the reply! I never used it while in Japan. It was a hand me down from a friend who got it from a parlor operator. It's just taken me this long to get retired, accomplish some house renovations, etc. I'll try the vintage sites to see if there is something comparable for the hammer head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenclam View Post
    You could try running a wire from the shooter knob ground ring to the metal frame. Or check the condition of the stop button. At least its pre the B1F board. as they are known to fail on Heiwas
    Thank you! Can you describe the stop button or where I should look for it? I see a micro switch that makes and breaks with the twist of the knob. Having a hard time getting into the striker mechanism as the electronic box in front of it seems to not come off easily for access. I'll keep puttering as time allows.

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    Its a little generic. so an early modern might not have it.
    But most have a little button that stops the shooter without having to turn the knob, Just for when you find that sweet spot and want to save balls. Its normally a tiny button
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    Welcome to Pachitalk

    please post a picture of the shooter area where the rubber shooter deteriorated from.. and a pic of the piece you saved.. small chance i might have one.. "small"

    do you have enough pachinko balls for the machine to work??

    what does this mean.. please expound a bit..



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    When I touch it it tries to strike but does not seem to coordinate with knob rotation.
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    Default Re: Restoring an Early Modern Heiwa - Jet Spiner, Need shooter help

    good luck and get a good electronics kit from Amazon that has a multimeter soldering iron and that est $30.00

    Oh and lots of Q tips and 91% alcohol for clean up.
    When things don't go right the 1st time , Step back ,Take a break and come back renewed. RGS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moparformances View Post
    Welcome to Pachitalk

    please post a picture of the shooter area where the rubber shooter deteriorated from.. and a pic of the piece you saved.. small chance i might have one.. "small"

    do you have enough pachinko balls for the machine to work??

    what does this mean.. please expound a bit..
    Here are photos of the shooter arm, the remnants of the shooterrubber tip and of the shooter mechanism.

    All I need to do is touch the knob and the shooter starts trying to shoot. Without the tip os course it does not hit anything. Maybe I just need to fix the tip to see what effect shooting an actual ball has on the overall function.

    I have enough balls to extinquish the "STOP" light and satisfy the machine for now. If I get it functional I will probably want to buy more balls (My daughter has an old vintage, manual that is in decent shape and will probably need some balls also.).

    There is an item on the loader chute at top of machine that has a couple wire not connected to anything. I can't determine it's function, there are no open connections that I can see to plug them into. It can be slid from side to side on the chute so maybe it alerted the parlor when payout balls were needed. (???)IMG_2559.jpgIMG_2557.jpgIMG_2560.jpgIMG_2548.jpgIMG_2561.jpgIMG_2546.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenclam View Post
    Its a little generic. so an early modern might not have it.
    But most have a little button that stops the shooter without having to turn the knob, Just for when you find that sweet spot and want to save balls. Its normally a tiny button
    Found it right behind the shooter knob! Thank you!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by takethecastle57 View Post
    good luck and get a good electronics kit from Amazon that has a multimeter soldering iron and that est $30.00

    Oh and lots of Q tips and 91% alcohol for clean up.
    Can pass on Amazon. I am a fix it type person and have a lot of electrical tools and bits. I always try to fix things before I throw them away, build my own PC's, fiddle with radio control and have even replaced a bunch of micro switches in a VHS recorder after a Coke got spilled into it. I've been pretty fortunate in that I have not let very much smoke out after my attempts!

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    Your mystery box, might be for data counter or parlour outputs.
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    i have a vintage modern machine that is parts.. the shooter is a spring style.. i thought it was a rubber stopper but i looked and its a spring
    Never Doubt that a small group of thoughtful, .......... /........ If your not going to stand behind our troops
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