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Valley 7450 Coin-Op Pool Table Restoration & Magnetic Cue Conversion Project


Valley 7450 Coin-Op Pool Table Restoration & Magnetic Cue Conversion Project

I am restoring a coin-op Valley 7450-20C pool table and converting it to use a magnetic cue ball in place of the over-sized cue ball.

Right now, I am working on the linkage between the lower carriage and the coin chute.

This has been a difficult task so far with no mechanical diagrams for the ball carriage mechanism.

I am also converting the sub rails from a wood screw to a through bolt using a threaded insert in the sub rail.

Most of the solid wood on this table turns out to be mahogany, so i'm trying to restore as much as I can.

My restoration and conversion progress photo album for this Valley 7450 pool table is below.

Source: imgur.com/gallery/yGYtoa1


Valley 7450 Coin-OP Pool Table Restoration Photos

I am restoring a coin-op Valley 7450-20C pool table and converting it to use a magnetic cue ball in place of the over-sized cue ball.

Valley 7450 Pool Table

Valley 7450 coin op pool table logo.

Valley 7450 Coin Slot

Valley 7450 coin slot.

Valley 7450 Magnetic Cue Ball Conversion

Valley 7450 - Finished ball runs for magnetic cue ball. White pvc used to make lanes more narrow.

Valley 7450 Magnetic Cue Ball Conversion

Valley 7450 - Finished ball runs for magnetic cue ball. White pvc used to make lanes more narrow.

Valley 7450 Magnetic Cue Ball Conversion

Valley 7450 - Finished ball runs for magnetic cue ball. White pvc used to make lanes more narrow.

Valley 7450 Ball Carriage Mechanism Build

Valley 7450 ball carriage mechanism build.

Valley 7450 Ball Carriage Mechanism Build

Valley 7450 ball carriage mechanism build.

Valley 7450 Ball Carriage Push Point

Valley 7450 rebuilt ball carriage push point.

Valley 7450 Rotation Arm

Valley 7450 rebuilt rotation arm

Valley 7450 Carrier Arm

Valley 7450 rebuilt carrier arm

Valley 7450 Ball Carriage Mechanism Build

Valley 7450 ball carriage mechanism build.

Valley 7450 - Test Fit of Carriage

Valley 7450 - testing the fit of the ball carriage.

Valley 7450 - Test Fit of Carriage

Valley 7450 - testing the fit of the ball carriage.

Custom Rack Holder for Valley 7450

A custom rack holder built for the Valley 7450 pool table thanks to a ThingiVerge design. The original was missing.

Valley 7450 Cue Storage with New Cloth

Valley 7450 cue storage location was fitted with new cloth.

Valley 7450 Ball Return Slot with New Cloth

Valley 7450 cue ball return slot fitted with euro blue cloth to match that on the new rails and playing surface.

Missing Easy Score Keeper on Valley 7450 Pool Table

Valley 7450 "Easy Score" score keeper missing. The screw locations can be seen here. I am hoping to find a replacement.

Original Valley 7450 U-23 Cushions Circa 1960s

The sub-rails of the Valley 7450 still had the original U-23 Valley MFG. CO. cushions from 1960s.

Cloth-Lined Ball Runs to Prevent Noise and Extend Ball Life

Valley 7450 ball runs were lined with cloth for noise reduction and ball longevity.

Cloth-Lined Ball Runs to Prevent Noise and Extend Ball Life

Valley 7450 ball runs were lined with cloth for noise reduction and ball longevity.

Cloth-Lined Ball Runs to Prevent Noise and Extend Ball Life

Valley 7450 ball runs were lined with cloth for noise reduction and ball longevity.

Cloth-Lined Ball Runs to Prevent Noise and Extend Ball Life

Valley 7450 ball runs were lined with cloth for noise reduction and ball longevity.

Cloth-Lined Ball Runs to Prevent Noise and Extend Ball Life

Valley 7450 ball runs were lined with cloth for noise reduction and ball longevity.

Added Rubber to Valley 7450 Ball Return

Added rubber to the ball return on this Valley 74150 Coin-Op pool table.

Added Rubber to Valley 7450 Ball Return

Added rubber to the ball return on this Valley 74150 Coin-Op pool table.

Added Rubber to Valley 7450 Ball Return

Rubber added to slow ball return, protect, and silence the return.

Valley 7450 Ball Run Allows Only 1 Ball Width

Valley 7450 ball run allows only 1 ball width.

Final Design for Valley 7450 Magnetic Cue Ball Return

Final design for the Valley 7450 magnetic cue ball return conversion.

Final Design for Valley 7450 Magnetic Cue Ball Return

Final design for the Valley 7450 magnetic cue ball return conversion.

Final Design for Valley 7450 Magnetic Cue Ball Return

Final design for the Valley 7450 magnetic cue ball return conversion.

Attempt at Magnetic Cue Ball Return

Magnetic cue ball return attempt for Valley 7450 pool table.

Valley 7450 Magnet Location 1

Valley 7450 magent location 1.

Valley 7450 Magnet Locations

Photo showing location of both magents for the Valley 7450 magnetic cue ball return conversion.

Valley 7450 Magnet Locations

Photo showing location of both magents for the Valley 7450 magnetic cue ball return conversion.

Valley 7450 Coin-Op Pool Table Restoration

Valley 7450 coin-operated pool table restoration and magnetic cue ball return conversion.

Valley 7450 Coin-Op Pool Table Restoration

Valley 7450 coin-operated pool table restoration and magnetic cue ball return conversion.

Valley 7450 Coin-Op Pool Table Restoration

Valley 7450 coin-operated pool table restoration and magnetic cue ball return conversion.

Valley 7450 Ball Return

Valley 7450 ball return before full oversized cue mechanism was removed.

Valley 7450 Ball Return

Valley 7450 ball return inner workings.

Valley 7450 Corner Castings

These Valley 7450 pool table corner castings are aluminum and need polishing.

Polished Valley 7450 Corner Castings with New Boot

Newly polished Valley 7450 aluminum pool table corner castings.

Polished Valley 7450 Corner Castings with New Boot

Newly polished Valley 7450 aluminum pool table corner castings.

Polished Valley 7450 Corner Castings with New Boot

Newly polished Valley 7450 aluminum pool table corner castings.

Polished Valley 7450 Corner Castings with New Boot

Newly polished Valley 7450 aluminum pool table corner castings.

Polished Valley 7450 Corner Castings with New Boot

Newly polished Valley 7450 aluminum pool table corner castings.

Polished Valley 7450 Corner Castings with New Boot

Newly polished Valley 7450 aluminum pool table corner castings.

Valley 7450 Castings Really Needed Polishing

The castings really needed polishing.

No Gully Boots and Disgusting Glue on Valley 7450 Pool Table

Valley 7450 pool table with no gully boots and disgusting glue left over.

Small Rubber Pad Instead of Gully Boots on Valley 7450

The Valley 7450 pool table never had gully boots, only a small rubber pad.

Valley 7450 Coin-Op Pool Table Restoration & Magnetic Cue Conversion Project

Replies & Comments

  1. JINX KBJINX KB on 8/25/2020 4:04:22 AM

    A few videos showing the ball carriage recreation attempt and testing of the magnetic cue ball separator mechanism.

    1. Ball carriage recreation attempt. This will be refinished and covered in Euro blue cloth.
    2. Testing Magnetic Cue ball modification

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Valley 7450 Coin-Op Pool Table Restoration & Magnetic Cue Conversion Project

  • Title: Valley 7450 Coin-Op Pool Table Restoration & Magnetic Cue Conversion Project
  • Author: (Klint Bagger)
  • Published: 8/25/2020 2:19:41 PM
  • Last Updated: 10/29/2020 7:20:38 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)