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    Default First Pachinko Machine-Heiwa-Around 1977. CL $40

    Hello-

    Wife and I just bought a cabin in the Rocky Mountains and the wife thought it would be great to get something like a pool table or arcade games to have up there. Well, I found this Pachinko machine on Craigslist for $40. Looked all there, and with some research, I think it's missing two back covers and the mechanism for payout overflow shooter shutoff.

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    I got it on Thursday and seemed to work (I never played one that actually worked). It came with 140 balls (I see why 500 balls are needed-I have 500 coming tomorrow). I spent a few hours taking some of the mechanisms apart, cleaning parts and polishing any of the pivot shafts in the mechanism. Seemed to work much better after I did some cleaning. Looks pretty good so far (A couple of cigarette burns by the ashtray which are there for good).

    I only found one light for the payout balls low (red plastic lens in the top right corner), but no payout light? The payout balls low light works fine (contacts, mechanism, bulb holder and bulb). Looks like the contacts for payout is there, but can't trace it to a light bulb. Is the payout light the blue lens in the top right corner?

    I think the bumpers will need to be replaced, but looking at individuals selling replacement parts, none list the Heiwa machines. Some of the parts look like it will work, but would need to mix and match what's out there to get a kit together. Can anyone tell me how many bumpers are on this machine and where I can get a bumper kit? I see one bounce back bumper (round) and three shooter bumpers (all round).

    Any information about this machine or advise would be greatly appreciated. I've seen a couple of similar ones here on this forum, but the posts are pretty old and the original poster is no longer active here.

    Paul
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    Default Re: First Pachinko Machine-Heiwa-Around 1977. CL $40

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    Default Re: First Pachinko Machine-Heiwa-Around 1977. CL $40

    nice Machine.. looks pretty complete to me (more complete then most) the covers your missing are not a big deal.. the over flow is not really needed in the home.. and you will never need it with 500 of probably not even with a 1000 balls..

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    Default Re: First Pachinko Machine-Heiwa-Around 1977. CL $40

    So I got it cleaned up, got 500 used pachinko balls (engraved ones), and setup and replaced the lights with LED (much brighter than the stock bulbs). I believe it only has two lights-> one for the payout and one for the top tray not having enough balls. Running off a 9V DC battery.

    Seems to work properly, no balls getting stuck at all in the workings.

    Here's a video of it working and lights going off.

    https://www.youtube.com/shorts/aX2CHThkOI4

    Would like to add some more lights. I'm thinking I can drill holes where the three plastic covers (two red and one blue) are on the right side and the one cover (red) in the lower left side and add install some LED bulbs there. Maybe also add one light for the ball loading window above the flipper.

    Maybe see what people have done over at the "Pachinko Modifications" forum.

    Paul

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    Default Re: First Pachinko Machine-Heiwa-Around 1977. CL $40

    I can make you a set of bumpers using a special 3D printer filament called TPU. I just got a whole roll recently and have made a few bumpers already.
    The are easy to print and don't take long.

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    Default Re: First Pachinko Machine-Heiwa-Around 1977. CL $40

    Appreciate it. Pachinkoboy is making me a bounce back bumper.

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    Default Re: First Pachinko Machine-Heiwa-Around 1977. CL $40

    Looks nice! Better condition than your average 70s pachinko.

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    Default Re: First Pachinko Machine-Heiwa-Around 1977. CL $40

    The rest of the bumpers are still useable.

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