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United Manufacturing Co - Playboy Shuffle-Targette restore
« on: March 23, 2014, 02:19:56 am »
So a few weeks ago I picked this up from an auction.  It's a UMC Playboy Shuffle-Targette bowler type game.  This machine was manufactured in 1961.  Having never seen this type of game before I find it intriguing because I like both the traditional shuffle board type games and the skee ball type scoring this game offers.   The cabinet for this game was in decent shape for it's age but will require a fair amount of work before I can even plug it in to see IF it works. 

First things I am going to have to do, before plugging it in and turning it on for the first time, is clean all the stepper motors as all but one is frozen.  Then go over every bit of wiring for damaged wires.  There was a large amount of rodents living inside the machine. as evidenced by the amount of pecan shells and rats nests I pulled out of this thing. so I am going to have to be on the lookout for chewed wires.  Another source of irritation is the bulb underneath the inserts on the lane.  It looks to originally had a fluorescent type bulb.  Someone decided it would be a good idea to replace it with a incandescent bulb, as can be seen in my pictures. that caused damage as well.  There is a big burned spot were the light bulb rested against the wood frame of the bottom, some smoke damage on a metal light reflector type thingy, and melted insulation of a few of the wires.  Also am going to have to check the various solder points in the backbox as I noticed a few of the wires had broken loose.

After all that I can plug it in and hope it works.  If it does, I can move on to replacing / rebuilding a few of the cabinet parts.  Mainly the coin insert/door area.  As this part is completely missing.  I should be able to rebuild the coin housing box pretty easily and make it match paint wise but I doubt I will be able to find a coin insert (door?).  I will probably just end up replacing it with a modern counterpart that at least has similar looks.  I am also planning on remaking the rubber parts.  I need to do a bit more research but my plan is to make a mold of the parts and recast them out of a some type of impact resistant material.   Other then that it would just be a bit of minor woodworking and it should be good as new.

Hopefully I can get started cleaning everything up this weekend or next and will keep this thread updated as I do.

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Re: United Manufacturing Co - Playboy Shuffle-Targette restore
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2014, 02:21:52 am »
One thing I didn't notice until I was taking these pics is that the 10 point score reel for player one is busted.  Some of the wheel is there but it is missing about 3 of the number spots so will probably just switch it out with one of the player 6 reels as I will probably very rarely see more then 2 or 3 people playing at a time.

A few more pics.
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Re: United Manufacturing Co - Playboy Shuffle-Targette restore
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2014, 09:05:02 pm »
Not sure if anyone here is interested in this thread or not but I managed to get everything except for players 2-6's score reels cleaned.  I've been chasing down why the flash motor wasn't working and a few other small things and found that it is caused by the snow shoe style fingers on the game selection stepper unit not making good contact. 

Once I get this fixed and change out the worn contacts on the score motor fingers I will begin cleaning the rest of the machine.

Showing it's alive.


Showing the problem with the game selection stepper.
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Re: United Manufacturing Co - Playboy Shuffle-Targette restore
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2014, 09:31:00 pm »
interesting

the snow shoe is in truth a steper unit,which u can get part's for from any pinball house that sell's em machine part's >common<
the countor reel same thing.it is either balley/williams/gottileb,size is the trick to the tail..
nice work so far

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Re: United Manufacturing Co - Playboy Shuffle-Targette restore
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2014, 06:10:50 pm »
Funky. :)

I've never seen one of those. I've always been a bit fascinated with the electro-mechanical games. Is there a video of game play out there someplace? I did a quick internet search, but didn't find anything.

Good luck on the restore!

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Re: United Manufacturing Co - Playboy Shuffle-Targette restore
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2014, 12:41:43 pm »
This is the closest thing I've found. It's a Williams Kick a Poo. Same style of machine.


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Re: United Manufacturing Co - Playboy Shuffle-Targette restore
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2014, 12:50:29 pm »
Thanks for the video. I didn't realize how much space those take up! But, a cool machine non the less!

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Re: United Manufacturing Co - Playboy Shuffle-Targette restore
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2014, 11:08:04 pm »
Thanks for the video. I didn't realize how much space those take up! But, a cool machine non the less!

Yeah I have yet to officially measure it but the original flyer says it is 8 and a half feet long.

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Re: United Manufacturing Co - Playboy Shuffle-Targette restore
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2015, 01:14:34 am »
Allright so after letting this sit for over a year it is time to get this restore underway and finished.  Why because I am in the process of getting a house build and want this finished when it's ready to move in AND as of a week ago I found out my wife is pregnant...so yeah.  Serious yeah.  I'm excited.  But I figure I better finish this while I have a bit of money and time to spare.

I've put about 10 hours of time into this over the last three weeks.  Would have put in more but there was quite a bit of rain during that time and do all my work outside.  So far all I've done is dismantle the "playfield" portion into the two pieces (top and bottom), remove all screws, brackets, bolts, wires, switches, sockets, etc, sand the lower section of it down inside and out, and fill some of the dents/dings/scratches with bondo, sand everything again, and reglue a few loose pieces of wood.  I've just about got that section ready for primer then I will proceed with the other part.  Want to have everything ready for primer so I can do it all at the same time.

Most of the pictures I took where to help me reassemble but here are a couple.


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Re: United Manufacturing Co - Playboy Shuffle-Targette restore
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2015, 11:10:33 pm »
I had made plans to work long and hard on this this weekend but there is a pretty good chance of rain so I don't know if I will be able to or not.  It rained enough today to keep me from pulling it out of the garage.  Not about to get this bare wood wet.  So I'm working on what I can. 

And that is the rubberized puck catch (part no. 238-6469 in the 1969 Williams parts manual for the Williams Kick-A-Poo). 

As you can tell from the scanned image (borrowed from planetary pinball), the one I have is in bad shape.  The right finger is broke off, the rubberized coating has been pulled off, and it's bent out of shape as someone had to "fix it" so that the puck wouldn't fall off due to the missing finger.  This did catch the puck as it returned to the front but it made it extremely difficult to remove the puck. 

My fix is to make a new one.  I went to the big orange box store and picked up a small piece of 16 gauge steel sheet.  Came home and made a paper template out of some cardstock.  I did this for the most part by tracing what I could of the part and then working of measurements for everything else.  It might not be perfect but it's very close when I hold the paper version up to the real one. 

Tomorrow I am going to trace the templates onto the sheet metal and cut it out with a jigsaw.  My plan is to use a grinder to get it as close to the line as possible and smooth out the worst of the jagged edges then use a file and sandpaper to finish off the edges.  Once all that is done the two pieces are getting clamped and glued using JB Weld and then coated in that rubberized grip stuff that most big box stores carry now.  Should turn out nicely. 

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Re: United Manufacturing Co - Playboy Shuffle-Targette restore
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2016, 11:55:08 am »
Haven't done anything with this since November.  I am planning on getting this finished by May 21st.  So expect some updates in the next week or so.

One of the things I did manage to do is buy a missing part for it last week.  A very important missing part.  Chris at St. Louis Ball Bowlers came across some COMPLETE United coin units.  I need to clean it up and figure out what to do about the lock but I'm happy I have a complete machine now.

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Re: United Manufacturing Co - Playboy Shuffle-Targette restore
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2019, 01:04:19 am »
Hello BYOAC! Anyone remember me. Lol.

It's been a few years since I've posted about this. If anyone was interested yes I am still working on getting this restored. Since my last couple of posts I've got this sanded and mostly primed. Then I've had a baby, had a house built, and bought a bigger truck. Needed a back seat for the little one. Started working on this again a few months back and found that the masking tape was dried out and stuck to the bare wood that I had masked off. Got that all scraped off but it's going to need a good sanding to fully get rid of the tape glue.   I also got the backbox light area painted. I just recently acquired a vibratory tumbler and have started tumbling the metal bits that could fit to remove rust.

So as it stands my plans are this.

1. Sand the areas that had the masking tape stuck to it to remove old gummy tape glue.
2. Stain and clearcoat the natural wood areas.
3. Mask off and prime the remaining pieces that need primed.
4. Paint the blue coat.
5. Paint the gold stenciled art.
6. Clean the metal bits of rust
7. Reassemble.
8. Play the hell out of it.

1 and 2 will happen as soon as I get a nice weekend to work on it. 3 and 4 depend on weather and drying times. 5 I can do inside. 6 will be slow but I'll be working on it starting today.