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American Pinball Houdini thread


By lllvjr

3 years ago



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Post #145 Houdini Pinball initial flyer Posted by HighProtein (3 years ago)

Post #184 Initial reveal at TPF Posted by SilverballNut (3 years ago)

Post #190 Introductory Price of Houdini Posted by 1iblind (3 years ago)

Post #198 Initial Pictures of Machine Posted by lllvjr (3 years ago)

Post #229 Playfield Close-Up Pics Posted by bigd1979 (3 years ago)

Post #284 Machine feature details Posted by rosh (3 years ago)

Post #312 More feature details Posted by rosh (3 years ago)

Post #385 Double switch lane picture Posted by pinballrockstar (3 years ago)

Post #420 Pinball show appearance schedule for Houdini Posted by rosh (3 years ago)

Post #434 Houdini pics from Allentown show Posted by PinballSTAR (3 years ago)


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#4519 2 years ago

rosh, I have a wish list item. It's not a big deal but maybe nice to have. Please consider adding an option to flash the planchette lamp before a seance ball kickout. There is no warning that it is about to happen (on my game at least). I don't mind the element of surprise but family members that are casual players usually drain because they just don't know it's coming. I think ball save may be active but a quick heads-up in that direction would give them a fair chance. Thanks.

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#11375 4 months ago

Can someone post a clear photo of the knocker and its connector installed in their game, please. I need a visual reference to verify my harness. And does the knocker coil have a diode in the connector or not? The photo of the knocker assembly in the API web store has no diode, but the photos in the install doc have a diode crimped in the connector. Which is correct? And why are the install photos in the PDF so small and low res? Thanks for the help.

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#11593 3 months ago

My right flipper return spring broke again so instead of bending a new loop—third time—I replaced the spring with one I have from a Bally/Williams rebuild kit. The replacement is a much stiffer spring and now the right flipper feels mushy so that will not do. I’ll buy new springs. But I am surprised because I thought that Houdini uses B/W flipper mechs. Am I wrong?

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#11611 84 days ago
Quoted from bobukcat:

the 5VDC is dead so the P3-Roc board is incommunicado

I just had something similar happen but in my case I found a bulging capacitor on the 5V output. Replacing the off-brand cap with a decent part from a quality supplier was easy enough. I also touched up a few sad looking (cold) solder joints. The Overall build quality of Houdini is quite good. But the original power supply has been less than impressive.

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