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I’m really starting to run out of things to do with rebuilding the playfield. The flippers are waiting patiently, but this update will cover the motor which drives the target bank and visor. Truth be told I have put this off. Not sure why exactly, but now is the time. I need to remove the motor, clean it up and also survey any damage to the target bank. To start with though, let’s look at that motor.

It’s in working condition, raising and lowering the playfield when required by the game. So that’s a good start. A quick inspection shows a few bits of blue tape in the area which will need to be looked at (as in – why are they there). Otherwise it just needs a solid clean. I have noticed that the target bank tends to tip to one side while being raised, but I suspect that’s more to do with the target bank assembly itself than the motor.

Pinbot target bank motor start
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I had put off looking at the spinner, but decided today I’d pull it out of the play field and take a look. It was running a little loud, so figured a clean and some grease should be all it needed.

From the photo too you can see where I’ve started trying to match the orange paint around the spinner to tidy it up a bit. The colour on the left is getting pretty close, while the colour at the bottom is a little light. Once it’s done, I doubt many people will notice.

Fireball classic spinner

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