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Another Eight Ball Deluxe screaming for attention


By g94

3 years ago



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#151 3 years ago

Beautiful work here indeed. AND a compliment from Mr Kelly to boot. Should be awfully proud. Wish my EBD looked this nice..

#152 3 years ago

Thx and yes indeed

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Quoted from dasvis:

It does not look right without the Susan B Anthony dollar coin slot in the middle. IMHO

Wow, I learned something today. I had to look the Susan B Anthony dollar coin up on Wikipedia.

Here in Europe we usually used only one coin slot, or two at most. Hence I'm used to see a blank slot in the middle. Or even two blank slots (like how I got the game). I can imagine it seems awkward when you're used to 3 slots being used.

#153 3 years ago

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Head is back on the cabinet. All hardware is done (apart from polishing the lockbar). Game is on its final (powder coated) legs. Time to turn the switch on...

Nothing connected yet but I measure a problem on my rectifier board: 24-ish V on TP1 (should be about 6.5V). It didn't make sense. Finally I discovered why: the previous owner had cut one of the traces when he hacked the board. It was very well done: hardly visible and it took me a few hours of desperate debugging until I finally noticed it.

I hate him (haha ...not really )

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Not much time left to hook up more stuff. But I can report that the cabinet GI is working!

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More tomorrow. I need a few beers now.

#154 3 years ago

awesome job!
please post a little video when she's up and running!

#155 3 years ago
Quoted from g94:

I need a few beers now.

Atta boy. Well deserved.

#156 3 years ago

Thx!!

Dang. I had totally forgotten that I had used the lamp board and auxiliary lamp board from my EBD to replace the malfunctioning ones on my Medusa. As a consequence I had to address the issues now: only half of the featured lamps worked...

Few lamps still don't work but I suspect the wiring for these ones... Anyway: progress

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Quoted from tominator:

please post a little video when she's up and running!

#157 3 years ago

Looks awesome! Just noticed 2 bulbs out...the 20,000 at the 8 target, and the second "E" on Deluxe in the head...
Bet she'll play sweet!

#158 3 years ago
Quoted from tominator:

Looks awesome! Just noticed 2 bulbs out...the 20,000 at the 8 target, and the second "E" on Deluxe in the head...

The second E is the socket itself being loose, I'll replace it.
There's also the 56K between the flippers which refuses to light up, and the two upper bulbs (in a series of 4) next to the lanes. Both are on the same brown wire...

At least my boards are ok now. Quite a complex fix for an amateur

#159 3 years ago
Quoted from g94:

At least my boards are ok now.

Oops no: I was wrong. Few more SCR's appeared to be broken. Here are the culprits.

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I can now officially check off GI and featured lamps. The end is near

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#160 3 years ago
Quoted from g94:

Few more SCR's

Thankfully an easy fix, sure is looking good!!

#161 3 years ago

Thx!
Repopulating the playfield now. Almost there. The biggest job remaining is migrating these posts to my new lasercut plastic guides...

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I'm very happy with my clear plastic protectors. Overlap is just perfect.

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It's only a matter of hours now before I can shoot the eightball again

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#162 3 years ago

Clear guides are in place.

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I'm waiting for two more plastic protectors to be laser cut before I can finish this off. Soon I hope

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#163 3 years ago

So nice. Oh my goodness.

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#164 3 years ago

And... finished!!!

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(... well, not really, only remaining is: adding those two clear plastics, printing my custom apron cards and polishing the lockbar). Playfield is back in the cabinet, all wires in place and connected. Pfew... 1st game: 304.090 - highscore

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I have no garage, hence I cannot make garage photos, but I'll try to make a few better ones when the game is back in the gameroom

#165 3 years ago

g94 what an amazing transformation! Would you care to fly over here to help me finish off my SBM? LOL

What's your next project, I'll be eager to see what you tackle!!



#166 3 years ago
Quoted from g94:

And... finished!!!

Thank you for sharing this amazing adventure !

LTG : )

#167 3 years ago

Awesome job!!!!!

#168 3 years ago

Amazing

#169 3 years ago

Great work!

#170 3 years ago

Absolutely incredible job. Amazing attention to detail. One of the best restorations I’ve ever seen.

#171 3 years ago

Such a good restore thread thanks!

#172 3 years ago

Such an inspirational restoration thread and one I am constantly looking at in admiration.

Brilliant work

And a credit to your skills g94.

Cheers

#173 3 years ago

Superbe.

Je vois qu'il reste encore quelques pinballs a restaurer dans l'arriere piece.

Yves

#174 3 years ago

Thank you all for the kind words! I assume that everybody documenting his restore stories here, will confirm that it is motivating to have fellow travelers on these time-taking and by times adventurous projects... So thank you all for the reading and feedback

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Quoted from Atari_Daze:

What's your next project, I'll be eager to see what you tackle!!

Not 100% sure yet, but obviously it will again be a late 70ies, early 80ies game since that's almost all I have. Most likely a Williams this time. Still debating between 2 candidates. I'll decide shortly, as soon as this guy is out of my way

#175 3 years ago

Absolutely stunning work.

#176 3 years ago

Bravo!

#177 3 years ago

Sensational EBD! Bravo!!
~Steveo

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#178 3 years ago

Stunning and an inspiration.
Amazing work.

#179 3 years ago

Thank you

I must confess that I've been lazy the last few days. The lockbar is still eagerly waiting to be polished .

But: I've been test-playing a lot and fine-tuning the switches is done. The flow is great, really super smooth ball action. Tap-passing is a little harder than before though, damn

I printed my custom apron cards. I used the same typeface as for my inline drop targets: serif, cowboy style...

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#180 3 years ago

This has to be the nicest EBD on the planet. Outstanding!!!

#181 3 years ago
Quoted from sudsy7:

This has to be the nicest EBD on the planet. Outstanding!!!

This is in no offense to the OP in any which way, because it is outstanding in every way, but the one Chris Hutchins did I think I like JUST a tad more... To be compared to likely the best restorer out there is one heluva compliment. Cudos again to a phenomenal job!

#182 3 years ago
Quoted from Bohdi:

This is in no offense to the OP in any which way, because it is outstanding in every way, but the one Chris Hutchins did I think I like JUST a tad more..

I'm sure he's not offended at all. Please explain - I'm curious what the "tad" might be now.

#183 3 years ago

Haha, not offended at all

Here are the promised "Garage-but-Sorry-I-Have-No-Garage"-photos...

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I kept the original cards.

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Few more shots of the playfield.

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EBD in place, back between its friends

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And that's all folks! Time to shoot some 8-balls now
-- The End --

#184 3 years ago

Stunning work. Simply stunning.

#185 3 years ago

BOOM!!
Drop dead gorgeous.
~Steveo

#186 3 years ago

Incredible

#187 3 years ago

Incredible. Me want an EBD

#188 3 years ago

Beautiful work. Looks like you have a treasure trove of early 80's projects waiting in the wings.

#189 3 years ago

Thank you!

Quoted from jibmums:

Looks like you have a treasure trove of early 80's projects waiting in the wings.

Haha, yes: YEARS of work ahead...
but to be honest: my hands are already itching to start a new project

#190 3 years ago

I seriously doubt that this EBD looked this good when it was boxed up by Bally in 1981. Phenomenal job!!

4 weeks later
#191 2 years ago

Very, very nice. Amazing job. Thanks for posting - and passing along some great ideas.

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#192 2 years ago

I have been experiencing some issues with old lamp sockets in the pop bumpers. These old connectors keep losing contact

I will replace them with modern Stern lamp sockets (the ones with flexible wires) but problem is how to keep these sockets properly in place in the bumper base as they often bulge out of center. I reckon I'm not the first one to experience this and I saw someone using a zip tie to attach the wires to the socket and keep it in place. I wanted to try something else and have drawn sort of a "support" that will hopefully keep the socket in place in the center of the bumper base.

My proof of concept cut by hand seems to work: after a few attempts and adjusting dimensions this one is a tight fit and the socket doesn't bulge. So far so good. I'll have them properly lasercut from PETG.

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Hehe. MacGyver was on the tele when I was a kid...

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#193 2 years ago

Here's an update on those lamp socket supports I designed to keep these Stern sockets with flexible wires properly in place. As said I had them lasercut from 2mm PETG (filling the gaps when combining a few sets of plastic protectors). Left is the new socket + support, right the original socket.

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Once in place they are totally invisible. And as hoped they keep the sockets firmly in the center.

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(If anyone wants the vector drawing, simply shoot me a PM)

#194 2 years ago
Quoted from g94:

update on those lamp socket supports

Fantastic work!!

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