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General Chat / Re: Question: How to make rods more SMOOTH?
« Last post by shaolinmilk on July 17, 2019, 07:35:20 PM »
Shaolinmilk, did you ever resolve the bar smoothness issue?  I bought a cherry t2000 too and am in the process of upgrading to t3000 parts.  I have not yet bought the bars yet, only the bearings, players, and handles and new balls. Just ordered them but can cancel and donít want to waste my money for the upgrade if it doesnít help.  Thoughts?  I noticed the feel of my rods are not as smooth as Iíd like and thought switching out the bearings would help.  Am willing to buy new rods too but only if it solves the problem.  Any advice would be helpful.  Thanks!
Hey sorry for the late response. I refitted all the bearings and it improved. I am going to try the trick in the video above.
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General Chat / Re: New RP Owner
« Last post by alaskan thunder on July 15, 2019, 11:02:08 PM »
Cool table. I have a similar one that is also a project in the works. Parts are not easy to find but it is possible. Measure and see if you have 14 or 15 mm rods. 14mm parts are much more common. Otherwise just time and elbow grease should have it playing again.
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General Chat / Re: New RP Owner
« Last post by jarheadreese on July 15, 2019, 10:08:45 PM »
Test ...

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General Chat / Re: New RP Owner
« Last post by alaskan thunder on July 15, 2019, 09:22:50 PM »
Pics don't work. Use Imgur to post them. Congrats on the table.
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General Chat / New RP Owner
« Last post by jarheadreese on July 15, 2019, 08:14:16 PM »
Hi there,
 Been lurking a while and finally bought a RP last weekend. Like many, I use to play in college (UNCW early 90's)  and always wanted a table but never had the space or time. I live in Kentucky now and these things are like Hen's Teeth. Anyway, found one for $100- needs lots of work but mostly complete???  I was reading a thread about a restoration but it seems all the photobucket pics have been removed.  I  want to make the table function as intended but not an uber resto - any pointers welcome.

 Is the serial number hidden somewhere? The only thing I can find is "Peabody's INC" underneath the RP that is engraved on an end piece. Thanks- Adam

https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipOdLDS7_R51yZrElKhhvcmFSDM4c1GWCdfb6GSr
https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipPewSzKMSI0ekK66dFlauJ5vprHIU9IwZEzES5h
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After a quick googling I came across your (or at least the same username) post on vanning.com
https://www.vanning.com/threads/ubbthreads.php/topics/690924/tournament-soccer-foosball-vans-70s.html
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General Chat / Looking for colored photos of the TS 70's Ford Econoline vans
« Last post by speeddemon on July 14, 2019, 09:41:02 PM »
Any of the older fooser's from the 70's happen to have any photos of the 70's Ford Econoline van's that Tournament Soccer, If so can you please post.
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this is bob Albertson and I played in Denver and took tom spear to his first nationals in minn where he won 17and under with gil Jackson    I taught tommy and todd lafredo and used to beat them profoundly   they worked hard to win    I beat bowers and lott in 77 nationals in Denver    half the rules at the time were made for lott  he wasn't near as good as he claims in his book      sad to see what happened to tom but we all get old   keep playing colo foos have fun
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Rules Questions / Old School Balls
« Last post by Bluewheaten on July 10, 2019, 10:55:47 PM »
Played in the late 70's and early 80's.  I had a wicked pull shot.  Would like to start playing again but don't like the balls.  Balls back then were yellow tacky/sticky/gummy like and about 1 1/4" which is a little smaller than current.  They had great control and I was wondering if that type exists today.  I played on a Dynamo Tournament Table.  Any help appreciated!
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General Chat / Re: Question: How to make rods more SMOOTH?
« Last post by ShopTeacher on July 01, 2019, 01:09:07 PM »
Another idea.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRpQzCT5GKs&feature=youtu.be

Great post. Im going to try this. I dont really want to pull a rod out so Ill just use the end of the 2 bar instead. This guy makes good videos for drills you can work on too. Way better than the Chase guy and the unreal foos guy imo.
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