[found] Help needed: old rubber blocks, bent metal

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[found] Help needed: old rubber blocks, bent metal

Postby cait001 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:22 pm

Check these gnarly 68 year old degrading blocks of rubber/foam

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Any ideas for replacing these? 2 of them.
7/8" thick x 2.5" x 2.25"

Also there is this bent metal piece. Any advice for restoring its shape and strength? I don't think it should have any bend at all. the plunger on the left is the reset mech and it needs to push the metal piece all the way forward.

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Re: Help needed: old rubber blocks, bent metal

Postby Fifty » Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:36 pm

Could you replace it with really dense foam? I have access to some that I could share with you.

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Re: Help needed: old rubber blocks, bent metal

Postby cait001 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:08 am

Fifty wrote:Could you replace it with really dense foam? I have access to some that I could share with you.


yeah I think if the thickness is the same it would work fine. It is there to limit the back and forth motion, and avoid abrasion to the mechanism.
PINS: GTB Super Soccer (lent), GTB Sure Shot, BLY Mousin' Around, WMS No Good Gofers, WMS Triple Strike (loan)
COUNTERTOP: 1934 Rock-Ola World's Series, 1934 Bally Signal Jr, 1934 Bally Signal Sr (lent), 1950 Culp Bridge Ball, 1964 Daiwa Pachinko, 1972 CC Mini-Baseball (loan), 1975 Satomi Arrangeball, 1930 Fields Five Jacks, 1931 Pace Base Ball, 1931 Pace Whiz Ball, 1932 Bally Goofy, 1978 Haiwa Pachinko
WANTED: スマートボール (Smart Ball), payazzo/kronespill, Bell-Fruit Cascade
backglasses wanted: Fairy, Fire Queen, Out Of Sight
marquees wanted: Strider, Astro Invader, R-Type (w/ship)
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Re: Help needed: old rubber blocks, bent metal

Postby Fifty » Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:16 pm

cait001 wrote:
Fifty wrote:Could you replace it with really dense foam? I have access to some that I could share with you.


yeah I think if the thickness is the same it would work fine. It is there to limit the back and forth motion, and avoid abrasion to the mechanism.

The foam I have is very dense but it can be cut easily. I'm not sure if it would work but I think it would be worth a try. Send me a PM or email on Monday and I'm bring some home. If you're at TARG Wednesday I can pass it off to you there.


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Re: [found] Help needed: old rubber blocks, bent metal

Postby cait001 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:10 pm

shout out to Fifty for his foam! Did the trick. Can't wait to share Bridge Ball with you all at Targ on the 17th!
PINS: GTB Super Soccer (lent), GTB Sure Shot, BLY Mousin' Around, WMS No Good Gofers, WMS Triple Strike (loan)
COUNTERTOP: 1934 Rock-Ola World's Series, 1934 Bally Signal Jr, 1934 Bally Signal Sr (lent), 1950 Culp Bridge Ball, 1964 Daiwa Pachinko, 1972 CC Mini-Baseball (loan), 1975 Satomi Arrangeball, 1930 Fields Five Jacks, 1931 Pace Base Ball, 1931 Pace Whiz Ball, 1932 Bally Goofy, 1978 Haiwa Pachinko
WANTED: スマートボール (Smart Ball), payazzo/kronespill, Bell-Fruit Cascade
backglasses wanted: Fairy, Fire Queen, Out Of Sight
marquees wanted: Strider, Astro Invader, R-Type (w/ship)
Pinball Women Ottawa -- Ottawa Pinball Map -- repair blog -- game ratings

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Re: [found] Help needed: old rubber blocks, bent metal

Postby Fifty » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:12 pm

cait001 wrote:shout out to Fifty for his foam! Did the trick. Can't wait to share Bridge Ball with you all at Targ on the 17th!

Awesome! Glad it worked! Environmentally damaging materials for the win! 8-)



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