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'59 GTB Universe W (extra chute) relay question

By Blutarsky

1 year ago


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#1 1 year ago

I've come into a nice '59 GTB Universe rescued on the way to the dump. I presently am working on the start relay circuit of which there's a switch on the W relay that must be closed. Looking at the W I thought I saw a solder bomb on a switch but on closer exam it looks intentionally soldered closed. Before I open it up I was wondering if this is some kind of old timers way of a "quick fix"? This switch is black wires in red wires out and apparently is the W relay switch in the start relay circuit. Maybe it's just a cheap way of dealing with a poor contact? Doubt that as a permanently closed switch just ain't fittin'.

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#2 1 year ago

Hi Kent,

That switch would have to open up if you're even going to use the coin chute associated with the W, so I'd say that is someone's hack at attempting to keep that n/c switch closed.

Can you tell from the schematic which of those two n/c switches is the one in the start circuit? I'm guess that the hacked one is it simply because of the hack but you never know.

Another backbox animation game, huh? Hope that one works better than the other one we worked on. I've never seen this game and had to look it up, another of those nudger's delights with all those drains in the middle.

Good luck with it. Wonder why it was being trashed.

#3 1 year ago

Hiya, Scott. I got Universe from firefighter. He was sitting in a N Ia convenience store with a pinball encouraging wife who saw the machine in the bed of a pickup. She alerted him and they found an heir was moving it to a dump from a Lake Okoboji basement. He did a deal and then we did a deal and I snuck it to my basement unbeknownst to my wife. Whew! I, too, think this switch basis the schematic is the W NC switch in the start circuit. The game was set to free play (probably well after the hack). Just seemed weird and I was curious if this was some kind of common procedure back in the day. In other good news I was able to find some serious miswiring in the Lightning Ball G relay we worked on and the game now plays as intended. It may be the fav of my bunch. I was thinking post covid Smokehouse with you just the other day. Stay loose.

#4 1 year ago
Quoted from Blutarsky:

Hiya, Scott. I got Universe from firefighter. He was sitting in a N Ia convenience store with a pinball encouraging wife who saw the machine in the bed of a pickup. She alerted him and they found an heir was moving it to a dump from a Lake Okoboji basement. He did a deal and then we did a deal and I snuck it to my basement unbeknownst to my wife. Whew! I, too, think this switch basis the schematic is the W NC switch in the start circuit. The game was set to free play (probably well after the hack). Just seemed weird and I was curious if this was some kind of common procedure back in the day. In other good news I was able to find some serious miswiring in the Lightning Ball G relay we worked on and the game now plays as intended. It may be the fav of my bunch. I was thinking post covid Smokehouse with you just the other day. Stay loose.

I somehow believe I'd never be able to sneak another game into my basement. If I tried I'd have to move them out of the basement so I'd have room to sleep down there.

I remember you saying you'd finally found that LB problem. That was a mess.

Any time on the 'que.

#5 1 year ago

As soon as you'd like on the que! I'd like to see your revitalized Gigi, too.

#6 1 year ago
Quoted from Blutarsky:

As soon as you'd like on the que! I'd like to see your revitalized Gigi, too.

Me too.

#7 1 year ago
Quoted from Blutarsky:

As soon as you'd like on the que! I'd like to see your revitalized Gigi, too.

LOL well it looks really nice sitting there in the shop with the playfield guts piled up on a piece of plywood on the playfield glass.

Matt still has the playfield. It's coming along, getting closer. I told him to take his time and I'm not going to rush him now. Believe me I'm anxious to get it finished but patience is a virtue right? From his updates it will be well worth the wait.

#8 1 year ago
Quoted from EMsInKC:

From his updates it will be well worth the wait.

That's what I heard also.

#9 1 year ago

Ok so no Gigi. In the spirit of the receiving gifts season, Scott, I'd love to see/play your FAC. That and 'Que stand a chance? Better chance than KU tnite?

#10 1 year ago
Quoted from Blutarsky:

Ok so no Gigi. In the spirit of the receiving gifts season, Scott, I'd love to see/play your FAC. That and 'Que stand a chance? Better chance than KU tnite?

Sure on both. Cab come out really nice and the game plays well. Playfield is about as good as I can do myself. Playfield touchups are not my strong suit.

TTU will probably go off from three which is what we seem to face constantly.

#11 1 year ago

Excellent! Stay tuned and we'll set up a time. Maybe after the holidays. Hopefully we'll have our shots and Mike can join us.

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