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Author Topic: Just picked up a classic arcade skee ball game. Needs some TCL but working.  (Read 392 times)

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Pics are below. I just made a deal for her and the seller is going to deliver the machine to my home. His shop is only a half hour drive away. The machine has been in storage for a while and needs some cleanup but everything works. It needs a new CPU fan and a siren globe.

I have a couple questions if anyone can help:

1) I haven't seen blue top panels before. I've only seen yellow. Is the color symbolic of anything?

2) The CPU fan will need to be replaced. I've seen some on ebay for around $20. Is this a "Type S" model perhaps?

3) The top siren globe is busted to pieces (as you can see in one of the pics). Where can I obtain a replacement and what exactly is it called (if not "skee ball siren globe")

4) Does this model appear to have a ticket dispensing system? There is a humped plastic module fitted to the left front rail that I don't know the purpose of.

5) The owner is throwing in 9 dimpled 3 inch plastic skee balls. How different in terms of playability and hand feel are these to the original 3 and 1/8 wooden balls?

6) Is this model 10 foot front to back or 13 foot?

Thanks in advance for the help. The game should be in my house sometime in the next week when delivered.

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Anyone here? I've posted two posts since joining a couple weeks ago and haven't received a single response to either one.

In the unlikely event anyone see's this, I'm also looking for a replacement siren globe but haven't been able to find one online.

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1) I haven't seen blue top panels before. I've only seen yellow. Is the color symbolic of anything?
Doubt it. This machine was probably just re-themed at some point in it's life.
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2) The CPU fan will need to be replaced. I've seen some on ebay for around $20. Is this a "Type S" model perhaps?
Might be. Would need to see behind the score display to see the CPU. Might be a model S, might be a model H
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3) The top siren globe is busted to pieces (as you can see in one of the pics). Where can I obtain a replacement and what exactly is it called (if not "skee ball siren globe")
Ebay. "Skeeball beacon". Anything you buy with the word "skeeball" in the description, you'll be overpaying for.
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4) Does this model appear to have a ticket dispensing system? There is a humped plastic module fitted to the left front rail that I don't know the purpose of.
Your machine is missing the ticket dispenser mechanism. See #3 above.
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5) The owner is throwing in 9 dimpled 3 inch plastic skee balls. How different in terms of playability and hand feel are these to the original 3 and 1/8 wooden balls?
They'll work. The original wooden balls are always preferred though. See #3 above.
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6) Is this model 10 foot front to back or 13 foot?
Tape measure. See #3 above.
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