Namco Rockin Bowl Ball Removal?

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Namco Rockin Bowl Ball Removal?

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I wanted to take out the roller ball and clean up the contact points/roller. I have not gotten in there yet to see what lays ahead. anyone done this before? any tips or tricks that might save me hours of agony and looking for replacement parts i broke? ALSO, i did see some swirl ball style roller balls out there. Anyone know where these can be ordered? i did some google searches to no avail.

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Is that a 3” ball in there? If so, I might have a ball you can have in my parts stash. I think these are just old school trackball setups.
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Also, I have used twistedquarter forever for pinball and arcade parts... they have a marbled ball that would fit.... https://twistedquarter.com/index.php?ma ... dsh5irv6o1
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Also, to answer your original question, trackballs are SUPER easy to work on. A few screws to take assembly out of game, and a few long screws to open the assembly up.
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Thanks! i have used TwistedQuarter before. that is where i got my pinball lift. ordered the Swirl ball and replacement Happ rollers. might as well do it right while i am in there cleaning it up. I found a manual online to help with the removal. as always, appreciate the help. i will keep you posted when the fun begins ha ha

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came out no problem through the front coin door. Glad i got the rollers on order, yikes they are well used ha ha. cleaned up and ready for the swirl ball and rollers then back in for some lightning fast bowling action.

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Congrats, never played one, but it looks like a fun game. Rollers are a must during rebuild. They get gunked and worn something horrible, and even after a good cleaning, they are never as good as new.
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Thanks again, new trackball looks great and the rollers have is smooth and tight.

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That does look really nice! Congrats, my sons love this game when we find one out in the wild.
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