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« Reply #20 on: August 25, 2018, 07:37:44 PM »

I got some additional pics of the Popcorn Sez I am going to buy.  One is of this document inside the machine.  Thought it was an interesting read.

Will you be making this decal for the inside door ?
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« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2018, 09:21:26 PM »

I considered it, but part of the hand drawn diagram is missing where the paper was torn off.  Since I don't know what that is, I decided not to try to recreate it.  However, since you brought it up, my interest has peaked, so I am thinking I might actually try to find that sketch.

It's interesting now that I go back and read the document.  I should have paid more attention!!  There is a line in the instructions that in bold letters tell you to BE CAREFUL turning the brass nut on the starting switch.  THIS IS VERY EASY TO STRIP.  I found out the hard way.  I had to replace the coin mech activator linkage that is screwed onto the starter switch.  There is supposed to be a square piece on top of it that was broken off, see pic below (You can actually buy this piece,other pic below, from Funtronics, which amazed me,  BIG THANKS to FUNTRONICS).  To replace the linkage you have to remove the brass nut that attaches it to the starting switch.  Mine had "fused" to the threaded shaft that comes from the starter switch.  I turned the brass nut and it seemed to unscrew easily and I did not realized it but I twisted the shaft off.  Now it was too short to put the linkage and the nut back on.  darn

The name of the company that made the switch was stamped into the switch housing and amazingly enough they are still in business.  I called them and sent them a pic.  They were very nice and actually talked with some of their long term employees, but the part was not available and had not been for decades.  I got lucky and was able to replace the shaft with a long screw.  Had to drill out the old shaft and was nervous I would crack the ceramic housing the shaft ran through.  fortunately it didn't crack and the replacement worked.  See last pic below with new threaded shaft and Funtronics replacement linkage
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« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2018, 12:12:10 PM »

Glad the part worked for you. Looks like you got it figured out.   happydrinkers
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« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2018, 11:45:48 PM »

Will you be making this decal for the inside door ?

OK Jared,  I took a shot at recreating the Maintenance Instructions.  Turned out to be a bigger deal than I thought because I could not find a font that accurately depicted the manual typewriter lettering that the original was created with.  Found several that were close and used a combination of them all to try to get it as close as possible.  Had to make some educated guesses for the verbiage where the paper was missing.  Also, the wiring diagram appears to be a hand drawn sketch.  I could have redone it and made it look nice and symmetrical with drawing software but I decided to try and duplicate the original look.  Attached is the document as it looks right now.  The only difference I see in my actual file and the one I posted below is that the periods in the image you can see have dropped below the sentence line.  They are not that way in the actual file.  Looking for any comments and suggestions to make it look more "original" or improve it in any way.   Added the photo watermark just to keep random people from copying it.  Once done, I will send it to any Jerks if they want it.
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« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2018, 07:52:36 AM »

Can i get a copy? mcarter1990@hotmail.com
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« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2018, 08:24:28 AM »

For a font that looks like typewriter go to dafont.com  there you'll see under "FANCY" fonts in the upper left corner the word "typewriter", click that and you get several fonts that have that look.

Another site I use is fontspace.com in the "search" bar type in "typewriter"... you get several options.... pick the one closest then download and install.

After typing it all out you can then adjust the leading so you can lower periods...
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« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2018, 09:37:20 AM »

Very nice machine
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« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2018, 11:24:13 AM »

Looks great !  Thanks for making the effort many will enjoy that on there finished machines !!
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« Reply #28 on: September 21, 2018, 06:10:12 PM »

Well done Brian ! ! !
Thank you for sharing as well ! ! !
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