This machine had (I’ve been told) been sitting in the Wurlitzer warehouse in Buffalo (Tanawanda) NY for many, many years. A friend had purchased the contents of the warehouse and moved it to Toronto. I picked up the machine from a dirt floor barn in eastern Toronto, and somehow fit it into my minivan. The alley section came all the way from the rear of the van to the rear-view mirror, and rested on the tops of my two front seats!
Driving across Toronto in freezing rain, with this thing perched on my shoulders was a bit nerve racking.
Once I got it home, I went through the mechanisms and found that most of them had seized up with old solidified grease. My only EM experience at that point had been on my Jacks Open pinball machine, so the insides of this shuffle bowler were very daunting. There are so many steppers, score reels, etc…
Backbox – Score reels, credits, and pin-reset mechanism.
Various game relays, start game, scoring, bonus, etc.
Units to track next frame scoring for spares and strikes.
I have one of these looking to get rid of it.
Need to make room in my basement. Located in Wisconsin
Still have the one in WI, Jason?
I’m looking for the schematic for this shuffle bowler. Help!
Hi, are you still looking?
I have one and still trying to get the pin panel open to change a ballast, how do you get it opened?
I think you access the ballast and light from inside the back box or through the fron by removing the glass. Mines in storage at the moment so don’t have access to it to check it out.
I have one.
I’ve been looking for one of these for a long time!!!
I am trying to repair this machine – the wires pulled off of the harness that connects the back door to the console. Do you have a wiring schematic for this section or can you send a close up picture?
I added the manual for the game, hoping that might help. The schematic is huge and hard to scan, I’ve got a handheld scanner that I use for those, and will try to get that scanned for you.
I grew up with this game in my parent’s basement. My brothers and I spent hours and hours playing it with our friends while listening to my dad’s juke box. Good times.
I think these games are sometimes underrated since they are not “full size bowlers”. But I agree, they are a lot of fun, and great for multiple people to play together. Ours is set up at a friends house now, and he is enjoying it with his family/friends.
How do you take it apart to transport it?
I am trying to move my game. I thought there were connectors that would unplug allowing me to separate the alley from the scoreboard. Surprise, it appears to be all hard wired. I purchased this 8 years ago and cannot recall how I got it home. Does anyone have advise on the best way to move this game? Is there a way to separate it into 2 pieces or do I need to move it as one piece. Thanks in advance for your help.
Have a look around the game for these connectors. These are called Jones plugs and this is where you disconnect the cables.