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by Menace
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: system 80 price check
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: system 80 price check

Depends on the title in question. No chance you're finding a Black Hole or Haunted house for $14-1500 these days, let along a Q-Bert's Quest or Spirit!.

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by Menace
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Seawitch: What is your definition of "Restored"?
Replies: 46
Views: 1297

Re: What is your definition of "Restored"?

1- condition is ALWAYS a question of interpretation. What is mint to one might be shit to another. Your own eyes don't lie... 2- this discussion is one of many that makes it virtually impossible to sell a machine. People's expectations become unrealistic. Even if someone restores a game beyond leve...
by Menace
Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Pinball machines (SS/DMD)
Topic: Do and don't with a pinball.
Replies: 44
Views: 1762

Re: Do and don't with a pinball.

Don't ever oil your coils... ever. 8-)

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by Menace
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Has the well almost run dry?
Replies: 54
Views: 1802

Re: Has the well almost run dry?

As I have told MANY collectors over the past year or so, it's a damn good thing I got into the hobby when I did because if I was getting in now (read in the past year) I *wouldn't* be getting in! The cost to fun ratio is so far out of whack I'd rather spend my money on other things... And is the rea...
by Menace
Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: how is CPR bronze grade EK playfield
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Re: how is CPR bronze grade EK playfield

I would say the bronze is better than a blown out original. Hell, the bronze is probably better than most originals. :)

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by Menace
Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Pinball machines (SS/DMD)
Topic: Pat Lawlor and Jack Dialed IN! new game
Replies: 33
Views: 1270

Re: Pat Lawlor and Jack Dialed IN! new game

I got to play this game over the weekend, and for anyone that likes Lawlor games will really enjoy this title. I too wasn't thrilled with the theme, but it shoots great and there is a TON to do/shoot with lots of cool twists. Don't knock it until you try it is all I can say, especially with all the ...
by Menace
Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Make-A-Wish 48hr bike ride... Sparky's long journey
Replies: 90
Views: 3738

Re: Make-A-Wish 48hr bike ride... Sparky's long journey

Good job buddy! Having done many of these types of rides myself I know exactly what you've gone through leading up to and now afterwards. Always a great accomplishment!

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by Menace
Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Hardest Game To Achieve Multiball
Replies: 19
Views: 746

Re: Hardest Game To Achieve Multiball

I'm with Adam on this one... Out of all the games I've owned over the years, Black Hole is the one that sticks out in my mind as the most difficult to acheive.

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by Menace
Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Weddings And Pinballs
Replies: 11
Views: 516

Re: Weddings And Pinballs

I brought a game to my brothers Jack & Jill and set it up for $1 play. It was pretty good at raising $ for the bride & groom.

I would totally have a game at my reception.

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by Menace
Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Shit...when I started collecting...
Replies: 14
Views: 532

Re: Shit...when I started collecting...

Played hooky from work and drove from Toronto to Ottawa. Picked up a Uhaul trailer in Ottawa, then grabbed the Funhouse and hauled ass back to Toronto. That was a long day... mainly because I refused to take the 401. I've had many pins come and go, but Funhouse still remains!

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by Menace
Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Pinball machines (EM)
Topic: Quality Inspection Stickers
Replies: 19
Views: 2040

Re: Quality Inspection Stickers

Best one was in my Whirlwind. "Inspected by L.CHRISTMAS" Unfortunately I never took a pic of it before it left my collection.

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by Menace
Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: identify these flippers
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: identify these flippers

For starters you'll have to replace the lower right flipper base plate if you want to convert it back to DE. From there I would suspect you have everything you'd need in the rebuild kit, unless the coil was also changed to a WMS coil.

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by Menace
Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: So,how does Ghostbuster play ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1175

Re: So,how does Ghostbuster play ?

People complain it drains really easily on the left, anybody think the same? From what I've seen, people just like to complain for the sake of complaining. I've heard it drains on the left, or that the gap between the flippers is too big, or that the right ramp shot is way too tight... blah blah bl...
by Menace
Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: soldering tips wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: soldering tips wanted

The only tip I have is practice, practice and more practice. I've had local collectors struggle for hours on something to the point they just can't get whatever they are working on done and call me in... only to literally take a minute to finish up what they were trying to do.

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by Menace
Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Video games and consoles
Topic: Saving an abandoned Street Fighter
Replies: 10
Views: 1161

Re: Saving an abandoned Street Fighter

Ultimarc will be your friend if you want to convert the game to MAME using the original monitor and jamma setup. J-Pac and an ArcadeVGA card will fit the bill. But honestly, I doubt it would take much to get the PCB running 100% given the pic you posted. Could be something as simple as reseating the...
by Menace
Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: System 11A mpu board
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Re: System 11A mpu board

If I can make a suggestion... it might be better to test YOUR mpu in someone else's game to see if it's ok rather than test someone else's known good PCB in your Pinbot. If there IS a problem in your game, the risk of damaging someone else's good MPU is high. If your MPU has an issue, putting it in ...
by Menace
Fri May 20, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: WPC Speaker Pop Eliminator
Replies: 2
Views: 566

WPC Speaker Pop Eliminator

Hey pinball people! A few weeks ago Wong and I were chatting and he sent me a pinside thread that was discussing the really nasty sound all WPC games make from the speakers when the games are turned off. Mike said that all his WPC games do this but his Creech was particularly bad and it was driving ...
by Menace
Fri May 06, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Pinball machines (SS/DMD)
Topic: PIN2DMD Project
Replies: 9
Views: 3312

Re: PIN2DMD Project

Which versions of the STM32 are compatible with the sheild? (there are a LOT of different versions available) Is it just the discovery model that works or do the Nucleo's work too? What versions of the discovery model are known to work?
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by Menace
Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Where does this part go????
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: Where does this part go????

Seems very similar to the plastic that goes on top of the rectifier board equipped in the cabinet, in 1980+ Bally pinball machines. - Sylvain. Syl, normally I would agree with you but that plastic usually has a hole near the middle to adjust the HV trim pot and this one doesn't. I'm thinking this c...
by Menace
Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Pinball Parts Wanted / Pièces de Machines à Boules Recherchées
Topic: EBD playfield no longer needed looking for complete machine
Replies: 18
Views: 574

Re: Eight Ball Deluxe playfield

The in-line drops will also be difficult to onbtain...

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by Menace
Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Pinball machines (SS/DMD)
Topic: Rate your collection -> Hardest to Easiest to find
Replies: 23
Views: 1450

Re: Rate your collection -> Hardest to Easiest to find

I'm not sure anything in my collection was all that difficult to obtain, probably because I never really went out on a mission to obtain them I just jumped on them when the opportunity presented itself. That said I do have a few rarities in the line-up. #1- Starlight. This is fairly rare on it's own...
by Menace
Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: New bridge rectifiers on old Bally need cooling!
Replies: 10
Views: 6601

Re: New bridge rectifiers on old Bally need cooling!

In my experience you need to check those Rottendog boards for the white paste between the BR and heatsink because I had a couple boards come through my shop with no paste recently. I can confirm this is true for ALL Rottendog products with heatsinks, not just the Bally / Stern rectifier PCB. I docu...
by Menace
Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Building my own FATHOM... getting started
Replies: 300
Views: 14704

Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

The coils in the Special Force bank are designates as C-29-1500 The original Fathom reset coils are CV-29-1500 I'm assuming I can still use them (or will repalce if necessary) Based on the part#'s you've provided I'd be willing to bet these are the exact same coils. Both are 29AWG and 1500 turns. T...
by Menace
Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: (prototype ?) HEAVY METAL MELTDOWN
Replies: 75
Views: 2734

Re: (prototype ?) HEAVY METAL MELTDOWN

Oh, now I understand. Very interresting to see this....... :) Now, could you get my bell to work on my Rat Race with new ROM"s? :mrgreen: It works on test mod but not on game play, it"s the same type of bell as Jungle Lord. If it works in test, some of the code is obviously present in the...

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