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    Does anyone have any good clear pictures of AMF 8270, 8290 or 8800 pinspotters from the back...or even in action? How about the original 9 foot high monster that AMF originally developed. I understand that they have one in the Bowling Hall of Fame and Museum in Memphis.

    I know how the 8230's work because that's all I've ever worked on, and I've seen the 8270s, but I've never even been in a bowling alley with anything more recent than 8270s.

    Also, how about any pictures of the brunswick a-2 machines in action or Mendes pinsetters? Our 8230s have been in operation 24 hours a day for almost 40 years and they're ready to be changed out. They're threatening to go with Mendes. They've already replaced the Accuscores with Mendes computers and after 3 weeks, we're still having trouble with them.
    Jason

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    I would like to have pictures of these machines too. If anybody has any or knows where there are some available, please let us know.
    Give me a hammer and some duct tape and I can fix it!

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      BTW, if anyone wants to see pictures of our 8230s, I'll be glad to take some and post them.
      Jason

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        Yeah,
        I hear those mendez scoring machines can be quite troublesome!! I pity the person that has to fool with them. Too many glitches! LOL!

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          If anyone is interested in pix of 82-30B's, I could post 'em for you.
          I've got 20 to choose from!

          Cheers and Beers

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            I'd like to see those pictures...just for reference. I've never seen 82/30s anywhere other than the house that I work in. The only other 82/30 house in New Orleans is 20 miles away and in a bad neighborhood...the owner's desperately trying to sell the place, but it's just in a very bad location.
            Jason

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              Strike300
              Will post for you as soon as I can run some pix off. Any particular aspect which interests you the most?

              Cheers

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              • #8
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                Speaking of pictures...
                Does anyone have any pics of AMF's orgininal machine...the "Pindilator"???
                Would love to see them if you do.

                Russ

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                  I'd love to see the original AMF machine in action. They have one at the Bowling Hall of Fame and Museum in Memphis. But I wonder if there are any houses in business that actually use them. If so, I'd be willing to plan a road trip to tour the place.

                  EnMechMa, Any pics you have would be fine. Our 8230s were the last ones made...less than a year before they came out with the 70s, and I've been told that there were some slight variations in the layouts of the earlier machines. I just mainly want to see what those differences are.

                  Thanks,
                  Jason
                  Jason

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                    hey jason.
                    ever had the luxury of installing an 82-30MP chassis. I know nothing about 82-30's (only pinchased during college) but i would imagine MP's would be very sweet on a 30. does anyone here have 82-30MP's??

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                      Coors:
                      I have a mixture of MP's and 6525's on my machines. The mechanic before me never finished wiring all the machines (adding the wires from the chassis to AccuScore) so that is on my list of projects to do. The nice features of the MP include sweep, table, and 1-2 ball switches and if hooked in with AccuScore you get a shortened strike cycle as with the MP's on the 70's.

                      Russ

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                      • #12
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                        I've got some pictures of our 82-70 machines if you guys want them. Here's a description:

                        (1) A top view of the distributor, bin and catwalk
                        (2) A top view of the pin elevator, distributor and pit area.

                        Email me if you want them emailed to you
                        kryley@hotmail.com

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                          Coors:
                          I'll agree with Russ, I have 20 mp's on my 8230's, they are sweet. In addition, they have hi/lo voltage LED's for the B/O cals and a P/F switch as well. There was a couple of problems with the first two series that came out but the guys at Creative cured them.

                          PopeJon

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                            hi guys, we installed the original amf 82-3000 mp chassis to our machines back in 1984.
                            they were a mixture of solid state and electro-mechanical in that they still had contactors and several small "pr" relays. the chassis looked similar to a 6525 etc. with the transformers etc in the bottom section and the pcb slotting into the top section with the relays etc.. the chassis also had a sparemaker facility by slotting in a second pcb. we ran 2 centres with these chassis and they never played up,even during our hot aussie summers. when i worked in new zealand we had 3 centres with these chassis also.1 centre i moved to had "blown up" a couple of boards and we took them to a local electronics shop and he repaired them. as he made repairs i noted what he did and built up a diary and eventually started repairing them myself. we had no access to drawings at that time.
                            when i worked for amf in sydney we were sent 2 of the creative tech. mp chassis for test. but due to a different wiring system on our sw and ta motors (we use a 5 wire system) they could not get the solid state switching to work properly so nobody here has progressed further with their unit.
                            regards,len.
                            Regards,

                            Len.

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                              Hello.

                              I have a few pics of our bruns a-2 machines. not a lot of detail but i will send them to you if you would like, just e-mail me.

                              I'm only a pinchaser (for 7 months) so i don't everything about the pinsetters but the basics (but i'm learning).

                              The only thing i have found is that the pictures make the pinsetters look worse than they actually are.

                              pitman

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