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Offline zcs626

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What Tornado model do I have here?
« on: December 01, 2019, 10:13:34 PM »
It's old, that's about all I know. 


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Re: What Tornado model do I have here?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2019, 04:07:41 PM »
It’s called a “brown-marble” for obvious reasons. It just what I have. If you have the original white side-strips, get the clear ones from Charles McIntosh. If original bearings, replace them. There are also newer versions of the men.

The side-strips will allow bank shots.
The bearings are thinner on the side facing the table.
The men are a little different - you may get away with only replacing the shooting men.

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Re: What Tornado model do I have here?
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2019, 04:15:22 PM »
It’s called a “brown-marble” for obvious reasons. It just what I have. If you have the original white side-strips, get the clear ones from Charles McIntosh. If original bearings, replace them. There are also newer versions of the men.

The side-strips will allow bank shots.
The bearings are thinner on the side facing the table.
The men are a little different - you may get away with only replacing the shooting men.

Thanks for identifying it.  I'll check into those items.  I do know the guy I bought it from put new men on it.

I don't think he replaced any bearings or side strips.  I can currently do bank shots, though.   

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Re: What Tornado model do I have here?
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2019, 08:35:47 PM »
Either the side strips are white or clear. The original  white are thicker and cause the ball to hop. The thinner bearings are because the ball can get closer to the wall with the thinner clear strips. This are assumes that you intend to, someday, compete.

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Re: What Tornado model do I have here?
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2019, 08:50:45 PM »
...It's old, that's about all I know...

It looks to be in pretty good shape!  Early 1980's Model is my guess.  Clues are
- Longer legs with small levelers
- 50cent push chute
- Round bearing nuts
- Silver score posts

Are two field trims along each sidewall silver or white?
What's the serial number (metal plate near black goalie rod)?
Any "dates" on vendor sticker below coin mech?

Shout if you want tune up tips/advice... happy to help...   

Jim
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