Wanted 1961 Williams EM 'Ten Spot' - what's out there and what do I have to make!

Bill Froog

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Ten Spot is coming back to life, but there are a few bits I need - and this being the oldest machine I've yet tackled, unsure if bits are available? I knew who to ask...

Legs - though I'm unsure of part no.s for these, the first Williams machine to go 'square' - I'm guessing non ribbed early Bally/Williams will be ok - once back in stock at Pinball Mania.

The lockdown bar is missing a big 'lumpy' nudging end piece. (Early lockdown with long bolts to lock down) I'm guessing that this is something I may have to engineer back by mirroring the remaining one. Tricky - maybe casting some Al?

Coils -these are 50v, I'm guessing rarer - are there sources in the UK? (Needing Flipper x1 FL 25 930 31 600, scoredrum x1 DU26 1350, bell A2 26 1350.) Prefer not to start winding coils, but at a pinch...

Bells: arrived with spaces where 2 bells should be - nothing but cut wires.. I have the large/small bells, but need all the assemblies - brackets / hardware (knockers) and one coil (mentioned above) - one of the bell coils was used for a score reel I reckon.

There's one broken single sided rollover guide plastic. Guessing I can cut down a 2 sided one..

Things like rebound rubber, levellers etc standard are out there.. but the above?

Thanks in advance to anyone who can point me in the right direction.


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All parts should be available as there was enough machines manufactured back in the day. That said, it really helps to know part numbers and/or ask the right people (EM specialists).

I'd get in touch with Pete at the pinball parlour https://www.pinballparlour.co.uk/ and Dave at Pinball Daze @PinballDaze

I would also wade through pinball resource website and ask for items not listed on their (they really like part numbers). pbresource.com

Also try pin parts Australia I wasn't sure if they have older stuff, so had a quick look and found this: https://www.pinballspareparts.com.au/cabinet/lock-bars/lb-08.html not sure if it's the same as you're missing.

Good Luck with the search and restoration!
 
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Bill Froog

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All parts should be available as there was enough machines manufactured back in the day. That said, it really helps to know part numbers and/or ask the right people (EM specialists).

I'd get in touch with Pete at the pinball parlour https://www.pinballparlour.co.uk/ and Dave at Pinball Daze @PinballDaze

I would also wade through pinball resource website and ask for items not listed on their (they really like part numbers). pbresource.com

Also try pin parts Australia I wasn't sure if they have older stuff, so had a quick look and found this: https://www.pinballspareparts.com.au/cabinet/lock-bars/lb-08.html not sure if it's the same as you're missing.

Good Luck with the search and restoration!
Fantastic pointers, many thanks.

I have found the WMS 1962 Parts Catalogue for parts references - just realised cab parts are in pricelist at back!

Thank you again, fingers crossed..

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Bill Froog

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i want to see a video of it when its finished
I'm sure that can be arranged!
Gluing inserts back in tomorrow, luckily didn't need much retouching.
Promising leads for bits being followed up alongsides a pinparts order, should bring the machine fully back to life!
Watch this space!


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