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Tokheim 39 computer
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Anyone have tips on cleaning or refubishing a Tokheim 39 computer? Does anyone on this site rebuild or sell refurbished computers? I am new and dont have any experiance in how the computers work or what damage I can do cleaning it up. any help would be great.
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Re: Tokheim 39 computer
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Re: Tokheim 39 computer
Jack Sim #228513 Tue Jan 25 2011 09:22 AM
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Joe is the best. He has done a number of rebuilds for me. They are all great!!! Dave Folck

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tallgye49 #228525 Tue Jan 25 2011 10:12 AM
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A lot of the guys have seperated the top from the bottom part and soaked the top half in a bucket of simple green mixture and reported great success. I took one apart once and I don't think I have any desire to do it again! LOL Joe Yocom is the man if you need it rebuilt. He's done several for me and I've always been extremely pleased!


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K W FRITH #228535 Tue Jan 25 2011 11:09 AM
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I suppose it depends on how clean you want it, but I did what Keith did and seperated the top from the bottom and repainted mine. I also did a few other things he mentioned-but that would then lead you to pandora's box and as someone told me that was a box I should not have opened - sorry for the digression. I cleaned all the garbage out and then took it to the car wash and power sprayed it. Be careful not to spray the number wheels too long or hard (clean those with a tooth brush and Era laundry detergent or something). Once I took the bottom off I cleaned my gears with a tooth brush and WD40 and wiped the excess off. I did a similar thing to the top. I cleaned with tooth brush, occasional tweezers and WD40. Once I put it back together the reset crank worked, the gears worked and the bell dings.

When I was dealing with Pandora's box I did get a copy of what Jack was/is steering you to. The diagrams and issue resolutions were very insightful.

It almost makes me want to become a Jack Yocum wannabe!

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DasFast1 #228624 Tue Jan 25 2011 07:49 PM
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Thank you everyone for all the great suggestions. I think I will contact Joe and go from there. Or should I just try to clean it myself. Decisions decisions. Thanks again. Mike

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The only one I took apart WENT IN THE TRASH. I'll never take another one apart that far again [that was before I heard of Joe or anyone else].

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Hey Dick your time would have been better spent at a football game. YUK

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Terry Flannery #228646 Tue Jan 25 2011 08:32 PM
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Dick Bennett #228657 Tue Jan 25 2011 09:21 PM
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I have had you guys fooled for years.
The computers you have been getting are cleaned w/ cat-spit.
Took me a while to train him to hold a wrench.
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jkyocom #228658 Tue Jan 25 2011 09:30 PM
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Even Joe's cat has him Fooled. When Joe turns his back da cat Pees on the works. Anyone that has or has been around cats knows what that stuff can do!

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Dick Bennett #228659 Tue Jan 25 2011 09:31 PM
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