Created on 08-01-2021

 

 

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Now check out that bottom thread by Phil

 

These electro-mechanical machines require maintenance; especially if they have been sitting idle`

 

Even if they are still brand new, still in the box`

 

 

Phil

  Apr 8 2004, 6:17 pm    

 

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From: "Phil" <okora...@home.com> - Find messages by this author

Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2004 16:17:05 -0600

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Subject: NIB Bingo on Ebay

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Thought I would never see another NIB older bingo, but here it is. He opened the box for the photos on ebay. This machine is located about 30 miles from my home in Denver. Too rich for my blood, though. I mean, it's a Twist...not exactly the apex of the Bally bingos.

Phil

 

Sparkie

  Apr 9 2004, 5:11 pm    

 

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Subject: Re: NIB Bingo on Ebay

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I wonder how much trouble it would be to set up and get going?? I know these are pretty much mechanical and I imagine every moving part is probably frozen since its 40 or so years old. Itís not like plugging a NIB Kiss pinball in that has circuit boards...

 

Phil

  Apr 10 2004, 1:27 am    

 

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Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2004 23:27:18 -0600

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Subject: Re: NIB Bingo on Ebay

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There is a problem with the older bingos as far as the stepper units go. If the machine were truly in the box, I would think that a lot of the dust and dirt that is so common when they sit around in a warehouse for years wouldn't be there. If all of that grime is there, the steppers would all need to be disassembled and cleaned. I haven't contacted the seller, but if the machine were stored here in Colorado, it would hold up pretty well because the humidity is low. The biggest worries on an old bingo are the clutches and the motors. You would most certainly need to lubricate the clutches and to do that correctly requires a lot of work. I would think the motors would still be okay, but if the grease has hardened you would need to disassemble and repack them.

The NIB Silver Sails on ebay from late 1999 went to a buyer in Washington state and he had no trouble getting in set up and running well. I guess this Twist would be no different.

Phil

 

 

Basically: Any-and-All machines need Service

 

 

Especially old dogs like the Bingos