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A Whirlwind that looks like it went through a whirlwind! (Restore)

By HydrogenHuman

1 year ago


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#40 1 year ago

You definitely have a project ahead of you. Anything is possible though. I just finished a High Speed restore. New cabinet, playfield and most hardware. It was a good challenge. It plays like a dream now. Newer than new. Good luck. Enjoy. following.

#48 1 year ago
Quoted from HydrogenHuman:

I spoke to a CPR person that said they will be doing another Whirlwind run soon. I'll likely buy one of them. For now though, I have to see how I can salvage this current playfield...

CPR has Whirlwind playfields on their web page now.

https://classicplayfields.com/product-category/pinball-playfields/

#65 1 year ago

Yes, $900 is not a toss in the bucket, and you do have to take your time when installing all the mechanics but sometimes it is the only option.

#73 1 year ago

My interactions with Kevin have been top notch. He puts out a great product. He takes his time to respond and does his best to make things right. I purchased a High Speed set from him (Back Glass, plastics and Playfield).

Dimples to me are "ONLY" guidelines. I would NEVER just start drilling holes off dimples. Some line up just fine but each game has its own personality. You must use your best judgement to line up every switch, solenoid bracket, light stand, etc.

In fact sometimes slight modifications to original placement is a good thing.

Just my .02 worth.

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#135 23 days ago
Quoted from Aeolus7:

Sorry to pile on and you may have discovered this already, but it appears your repro playfield is missing the slot for the shooter lane switch. There have been a handful of people posting about this recently. Just didn't want you to get too far populating before you noticed.
I will say I did a Whirlwind swap with a CPR playfield several years ago. Aside from some suspect dimple locations, it went smoothly and had no issues with the clear. Sounds like others were not so fortunate.

Good observation. There should be a cutout for the shooter switch. See post #16 in this thread. you can see the cutout on the shooter lane.

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