What did you do today in the hobby?

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby dr.nybble » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:09 am

Worked to fix the weak red bumpers on Heat Wave. The problem was that one bumper was not getting enough power and so it would just jiggle around never opening the EOS switch.

I took the switch stack off the bumper relay and disassembled the high power switches that feed the red bumpers (both fire simultaneously).

Both switch contacts were filed with 400 grit sandpaper wrapped around a little file to keep the face of the contact flat.

The most important thing was that one contact was loose and just flopping around on the leaf switch. I temporarily taped the switch blade to a metal block and gently re-peened the contact w. a hammer. Now it is firmly adhered to the leaf switch.

Back in business, the red bumpers are now bumping furiously -- a good lesson for me that bumpers are only as strong as their weakest link!
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby kicknhard » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:39 pm

Hi,

did some work on my funhouse in the last weeks and I think it looks good:

-a lot of cleaning
-put leds everywhere
-gameblade from tilt graphics
-new rudy eyes and lids
-new apron sticker
-hole protectors
-new rubbers, supper-bands flippers, cliffy's post sleeves
-all holes illuminated with RGB color changing leds
-leds strips to light some dark spaces
-the cabinet head got repainted
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby tombiosis » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:12 am

Installed my new Coin Taker shaker motor in my Stern Elvis! Had to drive to 2 stores to find the correct T-nuts as they were missing from my kit.
Thankfully Elvis comes pre-wired for the shaker motor option, so after some head scratching I figured it out.
The shaker adds a new and cool dimension to the game.
Now I am "All Shook Up"!
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Guard » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:05 pm

Just picked up a Sinbad on the way home from work. It lights up, but wont start up a game, however the price was right and I must say even from all the machines I helped set up in Hawkesbury and Ottawa, I have never seen a game look so new inside. Not a heat mark, scratch, or anything inside, all sticker numbers on connections still plain as day.......like a time warp almost. The older gentlemen [ through his Son, Dad only spoke Italian] said that he played this game at his cousins house when they were teenagers, and it stayed there until his cousin died a few moths ago.
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby cait001 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:47 pm

Guard wrote:Just picked up a Sinbad on the way home from work. It lights up, but wont start up a game, however the price was right and I must say even from all the machines I helped set up in Hawkesbury and Ottawa, I have never seen a game look so new inside. Not a heat mark, scratch, or anything inside, all sticker numbers on connections still plain as day.......like a time warp almost. The older gentlemen [ through his Son, Dad only spoke Italian] said that he played this game at his cousins house when they were teenagers, and it stayed there until his cousin died a few moths ago.


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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby uberhare » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:12 pm

Changed over 30 bulbs in this one today:

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Finally got it just almost working 100%. Just waiting for a new target to show up! Played it until my figures hurt. My new favourite machine. :mrgreen:
Now playing....Dr Who, Pinbot, F2K, Black Hole, Mars GOW, Star Race, Stargate, Lucky Ace, RCT, Cyclone (on loan, now with a certain screw removed)
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby OTTOgd » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:57 am

Yesterday, I picked up a couple of old handheld games in amazing condition. A sweet 'Mattel Electronics Football 2' and I don't think 'Entex Baseball 3' has been used!

Also, 'Football 2' came with a receipt from Leisure World in Toronto from '81! Sale sticker still on the box - $37.32, tax included!
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby uberhare » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:22 am

That's neat. According to the Bank of Canada inflation calculator that would be $97.53 in today's money!
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby OTTOgd » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:53 am

uberhare wrote:That's neat. According to the Bank of Canada inflation calculator that would be $97.53 in today's money!

Is that based on the $44.95 or the sale price of $34.88?

Anyway, appreciate the inflated offer but, sorry Jason ... not for sale!

But you're welcome to play it next time you're over. :D

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Silverball » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:20 pm

uberhare wrote:Changed over 30 bulbs in this one today:

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Finally got it just almost working 100%. Just waiting for a new target to show up! Played it until my figures hurt. My new favourite machine. :mrgreen:


Did you find the disappearing ball from league night?
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Silverball » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:21 pm

OTTOgd wrote:
uberhare wrote:That's neat. According to the Bank of Canada inflation calculator that would be $97.53 in today's money!

Is that based on the $44.95 or the sale price of $34.88?

Anyway, appreciate the inflated offer but, sorry Jason ... not for sale!

But you're welcome to play it next time you're over. :D


Nice additions to an already impressive collection, Kev.
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby uberhare » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:15 pm

Silverball wrote:Did you find the disappearing ball from league night?


Oddly no. My wife doesn't have it either!

That was strange, as the machine would have complained on startup and I never found it anywhere.
Now playing....Dr Who, Pinbot, F2K, Black Hole, Mars GOW, Star Race, Stargate, Lucky Ace, RCT, Cyclone (on loan, now with a certain screw removed)
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby OTTOgd » Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:22 am

Ugh. Bought ANOTHER pinball game that needs restoration. '79 Tomy Atomic Arcade Pinball; so, not a dmd ... thankfully!

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Fifty » Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:35 am

Took off my first backbox and removed my first playfield today. It really wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be. Actually it was probably too easy... Now I'll want to do this every time I shop a game. :?

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Az, I'm getting an error when I try to add attachments. "Error parsing server response". File is 1.1MB in size.

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Azatotht » Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:42 am

Fifty wrote:Az, I'm getting an error when I try to add attachments. "Error parsing server response". File is 1.1MB in size.


Strange, there should be no problems with pictures anymore.

Are you using an iPhone on iOS 11 ? They introduced a new compression format, could be that, let me know if it's the case.
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby OTTOgd » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:03 pm

Today I adapter'd 'Football 2' and 'Baseball 3'.
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby eh97ac » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:58 am

Finished off my Viking cab with PIMP stencils

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Hippochrome » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:59 am

Installed my first flipper rebuild kit on my No Fear today (managed to chicken out for a decade without ever doing one before).
NO FEAR!!!!
I had the entire family over for thanksgiving dinner and was singing the praises of No Fear being one of the fastest games ever made....then was embarrassed when it played like an old wet 3 legged dog.
Rebuild done, playing nice and fast, no new extra parts left over, and only burnt my finger once in the operation.

Also, put some new stronger version coils on my T2 instead of doing its rebuild just to see what would happen. Plays super fast now...thinking it'll be psycho fast with a rebuild when I get to it next.

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby cap » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:21 pm

Today I lost a ball in the machine with the glass on.
I was happily playing tri-ball multiball on my Bullwinkle until I lost the last ball, then the machine said a ball was missing.
What?!? A ball can't vanish just like that! It's not stuck anywhere, It's not at the bottom of the cabinet.
Took me 1h to find it. Can you spot it?
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Murphelman » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:06 am

[quote="cap"]Today I lost a ball in the machine with the glass on.
I was happily playing tri-ball multiball on my Bullwinkle until I lost the last ball, then the machine said a ball was missing.
What?!? A ball can't vanish just like that! It's not stuck anywhere, It's not at the bottom of the cabinet.
Took me 1h to find it.



I had that happen on a taxi last week. was in multiball during a tournament and shot the ramp and the ball actually vanished. Secret door behind the side flap on the ramp then slipped under a plastic. had to carefully pluck it out with a screwdriver during play since we were in the Middle of the tourney. I was confused for a minute. Took a few people to figure out where it went. looks like your pop bumper popped it right into your plastic. I hope you took advamtage of that tri ball you had monies the one ball!
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby cap » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:33 am

Murphelman wrote:looks like your pop bumper popped it right into your plastic.

Actually, it's even more miraculous. I saw it happen once afterwards. The drop targets on the right reset, that causes an air ball, which lifts the plastic because the bottom part is broken and it cannot be screwed. There is just enough space under for the ball and the plastic drops right back into place. I shopped for that single plastic but I could not find it (Rue Brittania). I fixed it by using rings around the screw to squeeze the plastic.
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby cap » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:38 pm

Today I added action figures to my Bullwinkle, just like the machine Player One was selling at Pincon.
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Azatotht » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:07 am

Cool, I've never watched the actual show. Fun game.
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Murphelman » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:36 am

cap wrote:Today I added action figures to my Bullwinkle, just like the machine Player One was selling at Pincon.



That R&B is sitting in my basement now. It looks pretty but the boards were hacked up a bit. had to buy a new power supply and have some transistors replaced in the mpu. Once that's all serviced and working it's on to it's new home
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby cait001 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:24 am

Murphelman wrote:
cap wrote:Today I added action figures to my Bullwinkle, just like the machine Player One was selling at Pincon.



That R&B is sitting in my basement now. It looks pretty but the boards were hacked up a bit. had to buy a new power supply and have some transistors replaced in the mpu. Once that's all serviced and working it's on to it's new homeScreenshot_20171013-063204.png


That yellow trim is a wonderful touch.
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