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Addams Family - Scratch Build?

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#5651 36 days ago

maybe in the next life, I'll get to experience the fear and joy that goes with that....sigh. but short, big and awkward does not attract woman.

#5652 36 days ago
Quoted from Shredder565:

maybe in the next life, I'll get to experience the fear and joy that goes with that....sigh. but short, big and awkward does not attract woman.

There’s an ass for every seat. I fit 2 of those and somehow I did alright. Get the game done and you may find some lady that loves pinball and hot. Double win.

#5653 36 days ago
Quoted from Shredder565:

but short, big and awkward does not attract woman.

Ah, but strangely it does. They dont see the world the same as men do.

Women give off all sorts of clues to their interests.

Its a secret code that you can unlock with time and patience.

They dont care about looks.
They dont care about money.
Everything you see about them on the web is mostly false.

They almost NEVER marry the man that they are sleeping with when they are young.

LISTEN TO THEM intently, be genuinely curious about them. Always be honest in a kind and thoughtful way, think before you speak.

Dont have an agenda, just enjoy them for who they are.

MAKE THEM LAUGH.

They will start to follow you around.

#5654 36 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

I finally found my labels

I'm just building a Whirlwind ...
I have a girl here that does great work with decals, after redoing the gear box cover couldn't put the standard decal back.

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#5655 36 days ago
Quoted from transprtr4u:

I'm just building a Whirlwind ...
I have a girl here that does great work with decals, after redoing the gear box cover couldn't put the standard decal back.[quoted image]

That looks amazing!

#5656 35 days ago
Quoted from transprtr4u:

I'm just building a Whirlwind ...
I have a girl here that does great work with decals, after redoing the gear box cover couldn't put the standard decal back.[quoted image]

I should have painted my mounting plate.

Yours looks incredible.

I spent 8 hours sanding and polishing mine out... It looks pretty good now.

Cadmium paint looks way better and offers better rust resistnce.

#5657 35 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

I should have painted my mounting plate.

So this crazy Whirlwind project came with a new playfield and some tarnished rust parts, basically have gone with all new parts! Ball trough guides, gearbox cover , diverter mech cover, and misc parts where sent out for powder coating (aluminum sparkle and all came out great.

The decal girl also did a great new look for the spinner

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#5658 35 days ago

I thought that was light scribed on at first...

#5659 35 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Ah, but strangely it does. They dont see the world the same as men do.
Women give off all sorts of clues to their interests.
Its a secret code that you can unlock with time and patience.
They dont care about looks.
They dont care about money.
Everything you see about them on the web is mostly false.
They almost NEVER marry the man that they are sleeping with when they are young.
LISTEN TO THEM intently, be genuinely curious about them. Always be honest in a kind and thoughtful way, think before you speak.
Dont have an agenda, just enjoy them for who they are.
MAKE THEM LAUGH.
They will start to follow you around.

I've aged into this better than I Was. sadly, now at this age of 45, anyone I can practice my new skills on has been married for 15 years, divorced 4 times over, or un reachable. i.e. world traveller or other state.

oddly enough, the one I apply this best too these days, is the one who made me the most nervous in the past. my first high school crush and who I feel was 'the one' that got away. go figure. fate is a cruel mistress.

ordered the comet pinball rubbers. on it's way.

#5660 34 days ago
Quoted from Shredder565:

I've aged into this better than I Was. sadly, now at this age of 45, anyone I can practice my new skills on has been married for 15 years, divorced 4 times over, or un reachable. i.e. world traveller or other state.
oddly enough, the one I apply this best too these days, is the one who made me the most nervous in the past. my first high school crush and who I feel was 'the one' that got away. go figure. fate is a cruel mistress.
ordered the comet pinball rubbers. on it's way.

Very often, what you are looking for is in your own backyard....

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#5661 34 days ago

Sling switches came in late friday.

Successfully reversed the right sling switch bracket:

The new switches were one stack layer thinner than the old ones.

My switch stack rivets were too long, so I just added a layer off of the old switch.

Molex EVERYTHING, so you can work easy on the workbench.

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#5662 34 days ago
Quoted from Shredder565:

who I feel was 'the one' that got away

She didnt get away, she settled for someone not as good as you. Her loss, move on.

Half of the population of the world is women, they arent too difficult to find.

Just talk to them.

Similar interests in relationships dont matter at all.

Similar hatreds however, is another thing altogether. Adversity brings people together as a common cause.

This advice has always served me well when talking to women, ask them what they hate and see if you agree.

Its a great conversation starter.

#5663 34 days ago

If you think you won't find a woman and project that attitude, it may become a self fulfilling prophecy. Confidence is key.

#5664 34 days ago

perhaps. but I always project the same attitude. smiles and happiness.

after 30 years of trying, if they pay attention to me, I can almost guarantee they are either dating or married. any time I find out someone is single, 99% of the time, I get ignored. :/. ironically, the only two other single ladies I know...one travels the world to egypt far too much to have time for a date.. and the other is two states away :/.

and they are one of the few that pay attention to me, heh.

If I can get a bonnie from knight rider, or a dax from ds9 into me, or a janice from price is right, the wait would be worth it ;o)

#5665 34 days ago
Quoted from Shredder565:

If I can get a bonnie from knight rider, or a dax from ds9 into me, or a janice from price is right, the wait would be worth it ;o)

Appearance is meaningless.

If you think aout it, you never chose how the people you love the most "look".

#5666 34 days ago

If you are looking for a 10, then you better be wealthy or great looking. If you are not as most are not, find someone who will treat you well and make you happy.

#5667 34 days ago
Quoted from cliff_clavin:

If you are looking for a 10, then you better be wealthy or great looking. If you are not as most are not, find someone who will treat you well and make you happy.

oh, that's the ultimate goal. but, waiting this long, one can dream . either way, the wait will be worth it

#5668 33 days ago

back on topic.. how does that one look? Also, is that the proper AE for that solenoid?

some of them sound a little weak.

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#5669 33 days ago
Quoted from Shredder565:

back on topic.. how does that one look? Also, is that the proper AE for that solenoid?
some of them sound a little weak.[quoted image]

Nut plate looks perfect.

I used gold 3/8" screws on this to avoid pushing thru the finished surface.

Coil number is correct!

Put a clear double post with a 8-32 pan head machine on the other side with 2 rubbers on it.

I usually out a nylock nut on the machine screw just for insurance on the bottom.

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If clearance is an issue (and in this case its not), use one of the lower profile nylock nuts

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Quoted from Shredder565:

some of them sound a little weak.

The AE 30-2000 is a weak coil as it only shoots the ball 2 inches across the mech.

#5670 33 days ago

OK, I found my clear double post. '

One properly in. Replaced that other screw, and flipped the other one around. but will wait for my new rubber set to replace everything properly.

organizing what I Have left.

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#5671 33 days ago

Still those high flipper-rubbers, now you are just provoking the OCD-guys

#5672 33 days ago

I look away as quickly as I can, lol. Just take those worn feckers out!

Looks like you’ve damaged a flipper bat? Don’t use tools to put rubbers on, use a bit of lube if you need to, but they shouldn’t need that much force.

#5673 33 days ago
Quoted from Shredder565:

OK, I found my clear double post. '
One properly in. Replaced that other screw, and flipped the other one around. but will wait for my new rubber set to replace everything properly.
organizing what I Have left.[quoted image][quoted image]

Finally starting to look right!

Dont forget the adjustable post on the other side...

#5674 33 days ago

Finally had time to install the slings (note the new purple star posts, lol):

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Reversed sling switch bracket shown here:

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#5675 33 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Finally had time to install the slings (note the new purple star posts, lol):
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Reversed sling switch bracket shown here:
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Mechanical part is done.

Next up, Switch Harness!

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#5676 33 days ago

The ONLY reason why I'd try a second one is to get it right first the second time. and to have a playfield with no holes in it.

no fair yours doesn't look like Brie...

#5677 33 days ago
Quoted from Shredder565:

The ONLY reason why I'd try a second one is to get it right first the second time. and to have a playfield with no holes in it.
no fair yours doesn't look like Brie...

Yours is fine, no need to replace it.

You dont "Play" the bottom of the playfield, nor can you see it with the glass on.

You get better at these things with practice.

You will do much better on the next one.

I say build a Medieval Madness next!

#5678 32 days ago

Well, my art director has made it "clear" that the purple star posts "look stupid" (her exact words) and interrupt the artistic flow of the game.

So, Im back to the clear ones:

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I was aware of the old Narkive post about this:

https://rec.games.pinball.narkive.com/43QWXIEw/wtb-addams-opaque-purple-star-posts-03-8319-3

Doug and Ray were working on these games when they were fresh off the factory floor, so they would know what is correct.

Plus, "opaque purple star posts" dont actually exist, which proves that the manual has another mis-print, lol.

But the purple was fun to look at!

Though, my game did come with translucent purple star posts:
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The game was restored a couple times before I got it, so its not factory.
But, someone in the past DID read the manual!

#5679 32 days ago

assuming the forum works now, ;o)

got the other double star post in.

Tightened my thing Hand a bit, but what is interesting, is that the thing h and seems to work about 50% of the time. the little board that powers it doesn't always have the light on it turn on.

The other thing that doesn't want to work is the power flipper test. ran through all of 'em and notta.

#5680 32 days ago
Quoted from Shredder565:

board that powers it doesn't always have the light on it turn on.

Unplug the motor and test it with a battery directly to the motor terminals.

Check the soldered connections on the motor.

Check the connector for a bad crimp. Wiggle it while testing it with your ohmmeter.

Check the connector going from the motor control board to the backbox, for loose crimps on the power wires.

Check the connector on the motor board for cracked or loose pins.

#5681 32 days ago

I found a Thing Box decal while cleaning up the work area and getting ready for the wire harnesses:

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I decided to install it (since I bought it):

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Its pretty thin material, I dont know how durable it will be, but the ball barely grazes it:

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#5682 32 days ago
Quoted from Shredder565:

The other thing that doesn't want to work is the power flipper test

Door has to be closed for the high power to be enabled.

Are you talking about the "Power" magnets and flasher?

Or the flipper solenoids?

#5683 32 days ago
Quoted from orangegsx:

Could you get measurements on those ramp hex spacers please? I have them all I'm just not 100% on what length goes where. I'm sure shredder would appreciate it too.

Found some pics looking for something else:

Post on top of plastic, with white spool post under the plastic, next to the thing box

It appears to be a 2" x 6-32 spacer, its probably supposed to be the 1 1/2" x 6-32 one.
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Special threaded 8-32 hex post goes into the t-nut under the playfield. This supports the ramp
This looks to be a 3 1/2" m/f 8-32 threaded post its not on the post list in the manual.

It could be 3 9/16" long also, but either should work fine adding washers if needed if 3.5" is too short.

I installed a #6 washer under the post on my game.

https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/02-5295-56

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Picture of hex post on the left siderail in the rear

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Picture of the area to the left of the thing box shows the threaded post and white spool post installed

The one next to the thing box appears to be a 2" hex post x 6-32 (on my game) as it goes on a white spool.

A 1.5" post x 6-32 would likely be the same (and its likely correct) as its only a ball trap post.

My game isnt pristine, so there might be variations

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1 7/16 x 8-32 post here:

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I had left the hex posts on the left siderail for reference:

This is the longer post towards the rear of the game, on the wooden siderail

Looks like the 2.83" one

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this is the short post on the left wooden siderail near the pops

It appears to be the 1 7/16" one

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reference siderail photo

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#5684 31 days ago

Back to the purple star post questions.

The picture provided by Allen Shoppe on the IPDB, shows clear posts (and fender washers, flippers not lined up correctly):
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#5685 31 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Found some pics looking for something else:
Post on top of plastic, with white spool post under the plastic, next to the thing box
It appears to be a 2" x 6-32 spacer, its probably supposed to be the 1 7/16" x 6-32 one.
[quoted image]
Special threaded 8-32 hex post goes into the t-nut under the playfield. This supports the ramp
This looks to be a 3 1/2" m/f 8-32 threaded post its not on the post list in the manual.
It could be 3 9/16" long also, but either should work fine adding washers if needed if 3.5" is too short.
I installed a #6 washer under the post on my game.
https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/02-5295-56
[quoted image]
Picture of hex post on the left siderail in the rear
[quoted image]
Picture of the area to the left of the thing box shows the threaded post and white spool post installed
The one next to the thing box appears to be a 2" hex post x 6-32 (on my game) as it goes on a white spool.
A 1.5" post x 6-32 would likely be the same (and its likely correct) as its only a ball trap post.
My game isnt pristine, so there might be variations
[quoted image]
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I had left the hex posts on the left siderail for reference:
This is the longer post towards the rear of the game, on the wooden siderail
Looks like the 2.83" one
[quoted image]
this is the short post on the left wooden siderail near the pops
Ir appears to be the 1 7/16" one
[quoted image]
reference siderail photo
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thank you! this helps a lot

#5686 31 days ago
Quoted from orangegsx:

thank you! this helps a lot

Your welcome!

#5687 31 days ago

If you can't build an addams from this thread....

someone could probably do a seperate one and do a step by step instruction using the info here, but that's ALOT of work in itself

#5688 30 days ago

Judge-dreads-pinball backboard decal installed. He's got some pretty interesting stuff.

I did not have to cut out around the notch for the thing box as its not hitting it.

I really like it! (we will see how the art director responds monday...)
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#5689 30 days ago

comet Pinball Rubbers arrived. have something to do Monday.

#5690 30 days ago

I ordered a full Set of cliffys 10 years ago when I bought the CPR "Gold (lol)" playfield. I forgot that I bought them.

Its good because Cliff is usually 4 months backlogged!

I just found them in with my T2 stuff

There a LOT of Pro's and Con's to installing cliffys, but you can remove them pretty easy.

Tedious/precision work to install the full set, but it got done:

The game came with the ramp protectors on it.

They can be cleaned up and re-used, but Ill put the new ones on just because...
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#5691 29 days ago

Cleaned and refinished and mounted all the wire loom/hangers today:

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Dont forget about this little guy, there's an actual dimple in the playfield for it!

Difficult to source this clamp with the integrated standoff on it, (this is the original part), but a regular cable clamp and a 5/8" nylon spacer will work:

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#5692 27 days ago

I forgot about those connectors attached to the wire holders. I'll have to add those.

60% of the new rubbers installed. some go on the ramp that I don't have yet.

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#5693 27 days ago
Quoted from Shredder565:

I forgot about those connectors attached to the wire holders. I'll have to add those.
60% of the new rubbers installed. some go on the ramp that I don't have yet.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Looking MUCH better !

Its time to tie up all the loose ends top and bottom.

you want to do this before you install the ramps and plastics generally.

Im testing and replacing switches on my switch harness right now before installation.

After all the switches test out and are adjusted, then repair and install the lamp harness.

When all the lamps test out, and switches continually test out, then work on the mech harness.

When the mechs test out and the playfield can flip a ball and everything works as it should,

Then I install the plastics and the ramps.

#5694 27 days ago

This can be a bit complicated:

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Ill post a picture of mine when I install the ramp.

#5695 27 days ago

Now would be a good time to install this ball guide:

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#5696 27 days ago

yep. next on the list. trying to get at least the lower have of the top side as done as possible.

#5697 24 days ago

missing piece back in, but needs super glue.

the goal is to get this thing in playable mode in two months. how many parts are missing?
Besides the obvious of the Bear Kick and the Flip switch near 'ramp' near it.

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#5698 24 days ago

Make sure you level the bookcase perfectly before rolling a single ball over it. Any kind of variation and the playfield edges will be toast very quickly.

2 months is a bold aim, but anything is possible!

#5699 24 days ago

I'm trying to think positive, considering it's already taken 4 years to get this far

#5700 24 days ago
Quoted from Shredder565:I'm trying to think positive, considering it's already taken 4 years to get this far

Slow and steady win the race, your tenacity is impressive. It will be flipping soon.

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