Gottlieb Victory

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Hello all,

I picked up my first machine this week and I LOVE IT!!! I'm already dreaming of filling my basement with more :D .

I do have a few concerns/questions.
-One of the boards got a bit toasty near the connector, looks like the transistor was the cause and has been reseated or replaced. Should I be worried that it will overheat again?
-Both flipper buttons have "bubbles" in them, is this a manufacturing defect because there's no real heat source near there, I don't see what else can be the cause.
-When I lift up the playfield and lean it on the "kickstand??" it always wants to slide away and I'm not comfortable leaving it up without holding it myself. Am I using this wrong??

Other than that everything is good, I'm going to clean the playfield, change the rubbers and change the bulbs for LEDS. Got any suggestions for where to get supplies?
What are your thoughts on color matching LEDs, I was thinking of going all frosted white.
I'm not sure what I should be using to clean it, the internet seems very divided on this topic. On this machine the artwork is printed on the mylar rather than on the wood itself, not sure if that changes anything.Image[/img][/img]
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Maybe those flipper buttons suffered vandalism in the past. Personally, I would replace them because they lost their original shape. It's very easy to do with no soldering required. Look for the hex nut on the inside of the cabinet.
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We don't know your location. You can add it in your profile.

Here is a thread listing places where you can buy parts in Canada.
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You can also consider ordering from the States, but beware of the shipping fees.
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theseb099 wrote:
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:19 am
When I lift up the playfield and lean it on the "kickstand??" it always wants to slide away and I'm not comfortable leaving it up without holding it myself. Am I using this wrong??
It is sometimes called a prop rod, I never use them. Instead raise the playfield all the way and lean it against the backbox.
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theseb099 wrote:
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:19 am
I picked up my first machine this week and I LOVE IT!!! I'm already dreaming of filling my basement with more :D
Welcome to the hobby! I'm sure you will be able to fill that basement without long. Play as many games as possible, both pinballs and arcades if you're also into those!! Trying games whenever you see one, at a friend's place or on location, that's a great way for you to see what you like and the type of games you will want.

But a big part of the hobby is meeting people and just having a great time playing. I've always found support here on MAACA, have a great time with this fun, fun hobby!!

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Nice looking game, btw! :D

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The tip of the prop rod is supposed to rest in a depression in the underside of the playfield or in a metal bracket with a slit just for this.
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cap wrote:
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:09 am
The tip of the prop rod is supposed to rest in a depression in the underside of the playfield or in a metal bracket with a slit just for this.
Am I missing a rubber tip for it or something? It really wants to slide sideways.
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tinyrodent wrote:
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It is sometimes called a prop rod, I never use them. Instead raise the playfield all the way and lean it against the backbox.
This is the way!! No more worrying about the playfield trying to injure me, Thanks!!!
Got the ground mod done today.
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Anybody know what type of connector this is? I want to replace the power cord (someone along the way snipped off the ground pin :roll: ).
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World_of_Warships wrote:
Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:40 am
theseb099 wrote:
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:19 am
I picked up my first machine this week and I LOVE IT!!! I'm already dreaming of filling my basement with more :D
Welcome to the hobby! I'm sure you will be able to fill that basement without long. Play as many games as possible, both pinballs and arcades if you're also into those!! Trying games whenever you see one, at a friend's place or on location, that's a great way for you to see what you like and the type of games you will want.

But a big part of the hobby is meeting people and just having a great time playing. I've always found support here on MAACA, have a great time with this fun, fun hobby!!
I made this MAME cab a few months ago and thought it looked kind of lonely :lol: . Luckily the budget doesn't allow for more machines right now or space would be all taken up :) .
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theseb099 wrote:
Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:55 pm
Anybody know what type of connector this is? I want to replace the power cord (someone along the way snipped off the ground pin :roll: ).
Not sure about the specific pin type but it is a Molex connector, for which special tools are usually needed (crimper, pins, pin removal tool). If the cord is in acceptable condition then the plug can just be replaced with something like this.
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I got to the bottom of it. The pins are molex .093" and the connectors are series 3191
I'm going to drop the digikey links in case that's useful for anyone.
Connectors:
https://www.digikey.ca/en/products/deta ... 69/1633854
https://www.digikey.ca/en/products/deta ... 4/11623991
Pins:
https://www.digikey.ca/en/products/deta ... 2118/26388
https://www.digikey.ca/en/products/deta ... 1104/26386

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I'm a big fan of digikey as well- can't beat their cheap overnight shipping.

Sometimes, they're out of stock on Molex connectors, and their crimp pin prices are the pits.

For anything other than an emergency repair, I buy my connectors and pins through Great Plain Electronics. Their prices are better and their stock on pinball-specific connectors is great, even on discontinued ones.

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