Fresh out of the Tumbler, still need to replace the fuse holders though.
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I'm hooked on buffing now, it's so easy to get a shine. I used the denim wheel and Green Cut Paste. Here's a few shots of before and after of the coin door frame. The one on the left is the before-
Interested to see what your colour selection is on your repaint of the cab.
Here's the color selection.
I used Dupli Color Deep Blue for the base. HVLP
I'm using Krylon Shimmer Metallic (Pink). Spray Can
Prob Krylon Yellow Spray Can
I really like the Dupli Color! Wear a mask though, that stuff is baaaad for you!
The Pink turned out nice. I do wish the Stencil wasn't so tacky as it pulled some of the paint off of the cab. That said, the stencil is spot on so far. Now for the yellow.
Now the yellow. I stayed with the traditional colors but spiced it up with metallics. Now to shoot some clear over it.
Getting closer! Not perfect but I'm learning. Cabinet done, next are the boards, then PF.
Now working on the boards and PF. She's not perfect, but looks a heck of a lot better than when I started. Learned a ton on this one.
Just replaced all my Elektra boards with new Altek ones, nice work, keep us updated!
Mmmmm nice. Those colours look great. This machine come with gunmetal grey legs (dark grey). I did mine with the metallic dark gray like you have with your paints. You should also look into changing those red flipper buttons. See this thread.
Money always is the killer. It's looking great. Keep up the good work.
Working on the boards now. I lifted about 3 tracers on the Stern 100 board. Only one of them needed sanding down to the trace. I think I learned that if you don't get the trace hot enough and remove the iron too quickly, you lift the trace as it sticks to the iron.
Is my polarity correct on the green and big caps?
Looks great so far! One thing worth noting if you're using LEDs, you need to modify lamp sockets or add resistors one way or another. From what I understand, basically any LEDs flicker in controlled lamps on these early Bally games.
There is also LED adapter boards you can use if your lamp board is in good shape. I am planning on buying one to try it out.
I thought I'd add some Diamonds to the PF. Just took some plastic gems and drilled them.
Well, crud, changed out the R53 resistor and plugged her in. ZAP and a little fire burnt that little resistor up! That's the same resistor that was burnt at the beginning of my thread.
Any idea what causes that R53 to burn? I did change the diodes, transistors and caps next to it, but I didn't change out the High Voltage Series Pass Regulator next to it (Q21 on the left).
Very nice cabinet!!! I bought a Electra too two years ago (EEL1997, my year ob birth!!!) and invested a lot of time for repairing it. The machine was over 20 years not running. Every work on this machine is good work, it is fun to play...!
Greets from germany...
OK, replaced the R53 Resistor, VR1 and Q21.
Plugged her back in and NO flames from the R53 this time.
PF isn't in the cab yet so not sure if that prevents the displays and sound from working? GI lights up on the backbox and you can see the green LED flash, then remain steady. (very dim though)
I guess I need to put the PF in the cab to test the displays/sound? Unless I killed some other component last night on the board? Maybe one of the transistors like Q22 or Q23?
Just keep at it. You'll get it all figured out. Huge props to you for taking this on.
I put the PF in the cab and sure enough, she came to life! The Displays still aren't working, but I'll figure that out.
'You have been exposed to Elektra's Gamma Radiation!" Love the voice on this pin.
How you making out? Great work so far, more than I think I could do but the machine is worth the price of admission!! Great underrated game. Keep up the pics as it's been nice to see your progress. I just acquired one at the beginning of this year and it's been a labor of love to say the least!!
Thanks for asking!
Sure enough, I worked on the displays and sound settings.
The pins on some of the displays were out of the glass.
This pin must have been dropped at some point in its life. That explains the major body damage when I got it.
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