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by Sparky
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Your arcade bucket list!
Replies: 28
Views: 1730

Re: Your arcade bucket list!

Let's hit the "way back machine"!! Update on my list... 1- Buy a NIB pinball machine one day 2- Restore an Exidy Death Race. *** COMPLETED 2017 (Well... I owned one. LOL) 3- Fully customize an old pin. 4- Take a worthless burned-out pin that no one wants and restore it to beyond-pristine condition a...
by Sparky
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Pinball Machines for Sale / Machines à Boules à Vendre
Topic: Bally Spectrum
Replies: 20
Views: 2881

Re: Bally Spectrum

I sincerely hope this sells soon. Such a fantastic pin, if you grew up playing Mastermind!!!
by Sparky
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: What did you do today in the hobby?
Replies: 5214
Views: 265610

Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Well, in the midst of tearing games down to make space, I finally got to Sub Pack. Funny thing is that I offered it to someone, but when I looked at it, I said to myself "hmm... would be nice to fix this... and that... and that..." I ordered parts. LOL I cleared space in the basement room for the fi...
by Sparky
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: $100 Toaster
Replies: 19
Views: 923

Re: $100 Toaster

Yeah baby. Call me jealous!! A 2-stroke Detroit! I worked on those years ago. They piss oil and smoke like crazy, but are tough as hell and sound like nothing else. If space wasn't a premium at home, this would be on my list. Convert one to RV with nice interior. Polish the aluminum. She will be AWE...
by Sparky
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Bonne fête Sparky !!
Replies: 8
Views: 165

Re: Bonne fête Sparky !!

Lol merci.

Plus vieux.... et certainement plus fou. Lol
by Sparky
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Pinball Machines for Sale / Machines à Boules à Vendre
Topic: SOLD PD: Tropic Isle / zombie retheme, best offer
Replies: 10
Views: 580

Re: SOLD PD: Tropic Isle / zombie retheme, best offer

franckyboy wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:56 am
hi i want to buy your pinball tropic isle
salut je suis interesser par ta pinball tropic isle
b3players@hotmail.com
Désolé, déjà réservée.
by Sparky
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: The PICK UP thread!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 674

Re: The PICK UP thread!!!

World_of_Warships wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:31 am
dos.reboot wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:42 pm
Sparky wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:12 pm
Jesus.... I am revisiting my Colecovision years. LOL

SUBROC 3D!

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Oh wow. That is so cool.
..and I thought he was downsizing!! :roll:
I am. Lol. 6 games sold recently, and 30 out by April.
by Sparky
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: $100 Toaster
Replies: 19
Views: 923

Re: $100 Toaster

I've recently purchased a 1948 GMC Silversides bus. It is amazing the engineering on that thing and how many parts were designed to be rebuilt. It's 70 years old, probably has 3 million miles on it, but I was able to spend about a week working on it after sitting for 20 years and drove it 2000 km t...
by Sparky
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: The PICK UP thread!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 674

Re: The PICK UP thread!!!

Jesus.... I am revisiting my Colecovision years. LOL

SUBROC 3D!
Subroc.jpg
by Sparky
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Bally Power Play stop working
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Bally Power Play stop working

Then a coil wire is chaffing against a GI power wire somewhere.
by Sparky
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: What did you do today in the hobby?
Replies: 5214
Views: 265610

Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

More disassembly. Games put in storage so I can renovate the basement a bit.

I am about to pull out a few games like Space Mission. It will go up for sale. I need to make space. It is in decent condition but time to thin the herd more.
by Sparky
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Bally Power Play stop working
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Bally Power Play stop working

Where was the flash? Sounds like a massive short.

When you say right side bulbs, are they the general illumination laps, or the controlled lamps?

I would question the rectifier board... Almost looks like you ended up getting coil voltage to the lamps.
by Sparky
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Black Knight issues
Replies: 56
Views: 1452

Re: Black Knight issues

One last issue. The bell. Replaced the coil and it does not work during coil test. There is 35.4 volts to the coil. Hmm??? It’s not the end of the world it does not effect game play but would be nice to have everything working. All coils get 35V. They are controlled on the ground side. The ground r...
by Sparky
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: $100 Toaster
Replies: 19
Views: 923

Re: $100 Toaster

Here's the thing... all the old crap is repairable. Here is my fridge story... I literally found a 1950's fridge in the ice cream shop of an abandoned campground nearby. They just left it there and closed shop. A beat-up Roy fridge. Made in Quebec, no less! Thread is here, albeit incomplete. I never...
by Sparky
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Pinball Parts for sale / Pièces de Machines à Boules à Vendre
Topic: NVRAM
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Re: NVRAM

Sweet!!!
by Sparky
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Bluffs, Borderland and beyond... Sparky's Tech Talks!!
Replies: 58
Views: 3279

Re: Bluffs, Borderland and beyond... Sparky's Tech Talks!!

Sparky, you didn't have a sip of tasty bubbles with a splash of vinegar on that sweet icing? Normally, yes. But: 1- battery fluff didn't corrode anything, amazingly. Stuff just flaked off. and 2- I will replace the 5101 with a NVRAM tomorrow. So, I will end up cutting off the battery pack. The 5101...
by Sparky
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Bluffs, Borderland and beyond... Sparky's Tech Talks!!
Replies: 58
Views: 3279

Re: Bluffs, Borderland and beyond... Sparky's Tech Talks!!

More on the battery thing... Save yourself A LOT of grief... Contact ToMMy and get yourself one of his NVRAM kits. Say buhbye to batteries. Here is a link to one of his Ebay auctions: https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Pinball-5101-NVRAM-Module-Bally-Williams-System-3-7-Gottlieb-System-80-A-B/233767962408?hash...
by Sparky
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Bluffs, Borderland and beyond... Sparky's Tech Talks!!
Replies: 58
Views: 3279

Re: Bluffs, Borderland and beyond... Sparky's Tech Talks!!

EPISODE 15: FIREPOWER First issue: LIGHTS ARE ON, BUT NOBODY'S HOME So I was refered a service call. Turns out the guy lives 3 blocks from me. LOL. He has a Firepower that won't bleep-bloop, and something fried. So I headed to his place yesterday for a quick socially-distanced look. I turn on the g...
by Sparky
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: 40 ans de préjugés !! Monté de lait :-)
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: 40 ans de préjugés !! Monté de lait :-)

Difficile à juger... Je regarde mon fils de 14 ans aller. Il se câlisse éperdument de tout ce qui arrive en dehors de sa "bulle". Tant qu'il a son Switch, son ordi et des Pizza Pochettes, le monde est parfait. Ma fille de 12 ans? Ordi et cell à l'os, mais elle "socialise". Donc, les deux vivent très...
by Sparky
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: The PICK UP thread!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 674

Re: The PICK UP thread!!!

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Midnight Resistance, in a Stern Frenzy cab!!
by Sparky
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: https://replayfoundation.org/2020-announcement/
Replies: 10
Views: 225

Re: https://replayfoundation.org/2020-announcement/

I'm not a tourney guy either but with something like 400 pinballs (maybe a few less) and 50 or more ready in reserve in case of serious breakdowns this was the "Mecca" eye candy of pinball. You could just go and play for fun. I was there twice and was so overwhelmed with the huge selection, beautif...
by Sparky
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: https://replayfoundation.org/2020-announcement/
Replies: 10
Views: 225

Re: https://replayfoundation.org/2020-announcement/

frosken wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:27 pm
I have no idea who or what this foundation is.
Seriously???
Seriously. Never been to PAPA. Never was interested. Not a tourney guy at all.
by Sparky
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: https://replayfoundation.org/2020-announcement/
Replies: 10
Views: 225

Re: https://replayfoundation.org/2020-announcement/

I have no idea who or what this foundation is.

I shall return to my space under my rock, I guess...
by Sparky
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: CPR conversion kits
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: CPR conversion kits

This said, I would pay 4K if I could have an artist draw up art and have CPR build the kit. If they had pre-made art packages where inserts are labeled and wording on pf is placed. Slap in some drawings and print it. Would be fun.

Who knows... maybe in the works.
by Sparky
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Pinball Machines WANTED / Machines à Boules Recherchées
Topic: Ripleys-Found!
Replies: 17
Views: 1295

Re: Ripleys

Honey Badger wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:37 pm
Found!
Attaboy!

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