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The Addams Family Club (TAF) | Members & Fans Welcome

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#5001 56 days ago

Is there a good diagram of what posts go where on the playfield? Plastic and metal. I’m not seeing it in the manual. Maybe just have to review some hep builds

#5002 56 days ago
Quoted from orangegsx:

Is there a good diagram of what posts go where on the playfield? Plastic and metal. I’m not seeing it in the manual. Maybe just have to review some hep builds

Definitely copy another game or go over the HEP pictures.

#5003 55 days ago
Quoted from orangegsx:

Is there a good diagram of what posts go where on the playfield? Plastic and metal. I’m not seeing it in the manual. Maybe just have to review some hep builds

Here are a few.

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#5004 55 days ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

Here are a few.
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Thanks! Perfect!

#5005 53 days ago
Quoted from JOESCHALL:

To state the obvious, just in case, be certain that you don't already have support brackets and the old board in the machine. If so, you can always drill out the rivets that mounted the board to the brackets originally and use something like standoffs or other mounting hardware such as bolts and washers instead (I think I would use plastic washers, but maybe that's not necessary). Otherwise, going by appearance and the listing of product compatibility, I think that TWO of the below brackets from marco would work. Again, you would have to use some other mounting hardware to attach the board to the bracket unless you can rivet.
https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/01-10756

thanks sirs and maddams . Some things just sold on amazon that have been sitting for a while, so I might FINALLY have some extra credit again for a re-start date in july .

#5006 52 days ago
Quoted from JOESCHALL:

To state the obvious, just in case, be certain that you don't already have support brackets and the old board in the machine. If so, you can always drill out the rivets that mounted the board to the brackets originally and use something like standoffs or other mounting hardware such as bolts and washers instead (I think I would use plastic washers, but maybe that's not necessary). Otherwise, going by appearance and the listing of product compatibility, I think that TWO of the below brackets from marco would work. Again, you would have to use some other mounting hardware to attach the board to the bracket unless you can rivet.
https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/01-10756

Brand new machine, all new parts, so yep, that's not applicable here ;o) First part I will install trying to get back into this sucker to push to the final finish

#5007 51 days ago

If you used colored rubber on your machine and think it came out well, please share your ring list with colors. Pictures would also be great. Thanks!

#5008 46 days ago

/question removed.

I'm sooooo close to having my Addams back to 100% function after pf swap. Excited!

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#5009 45 days ago

I’m planning to do a playfield swap on my TAF in the near future, and considering a CPR repro playfield. They just started producing playfields again, but no longer offering the silkscreened type. Curious if anyone has recent experience with their new playfields and can comment on the quality?

#5010 45 days ago
Quoted from PolePosition:

I’m planning to do a playfield swap on my TAF in the near future, and considering a CPR repro playfield. They just started producing playfields again, but no longer offering the silkscreened type. Curious if anyone has recent experience with their new playfields and can comment on the quality?

I am interested in buying one also.

As long as their clear coat holds up and does not pool and chip, i don't think you can go wrong with a CPR product.

With the new digital print, lines and images should appear more crisp and their "should not" be any flaws in the print of the artwork so to speak, such as smudging ink, like their was on some of the silk screened playfields. They do state on their website description that the neon orange is not an exact match, no deal breaker really, as anything that is reproduction is bound to have some differences here and there.

However digital print is not "true" to the original, but moving forward it seems to be the new norm.

Again, as long as their clear coat holds up, unlike others, i would not hesitate to purchase one. Hopefully others can chime in with their experience as of late with the new digital print playfields from CPR and how their clear holds up especially around posts with artwork underneath.

Nothing worse then putting hours and hours into doing a playfield swap, only to have your playfield chip during the second game.

#5011 44 days ago

OK, so, Trying to install what I DO have and got this sucker done.

assuming it looks right, how does it attach?

I'll be SHOCKED if this game ever plays flawless at this point

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#5012 44 days ago

Got exchange wireforms from PINBALL PLATING. Went with gold rather than chrome and I’m pretty happy with the outcome.

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#5013 44 days ago
Quoted from Shredder565:

how does it attach?

You can see that in this picture.

https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=20&picno=9386

LTG : )

#5014 44 days ago

how does that look before more screws go in?

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#5015 44 days ago
Quoted from Shredder565:

how does that look before more screws go in?

I'd center the kicker arm in the hole.

LTG : )

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#5016 44 days ago

still a little confused on the pops. didn't see it in the manual I have, just how to build the main unit.
I know this looks wrong.

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#5017 44 days ago
Quoted from Shredder565:

still a little confused on the pops. didn't see it in the manual I have, just how to build the main unit.
I know this looks wrong.[quoted image]

Leaf switch goes on the same side of the flange as the spoon.

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#5018 44 days ago
Quoted from EvanDickson:

Leaf switch goes on the same side of the flange as the spoon.[quoted image]

And the coil is upside down.

#5019 44 days ago

and I'm also clearly missing the proper nuts for the rods.

#5020 44 days ago

Vid does a good write up. Make sure you have the washers with the 6-32 nuts too. Both at the usual culprits.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/vids-guide-to-rebuilding-pop-bumpers#post-485839

#5021 44 days ago
Quoted from Shredder565:

and I'm also clearly missing the proper nuts for the rods.

Hold brackets to screws through playfield and rods. 6/32nd locknuts. Hardware stores should have them.

LTG : )

#5022 44 days ago

I guess I wasn’t detailed enough.

#5023 44 days ago
Quoted from Shredder565:

I know this looks wrong.[quoted image]

I would suggest cutting the diode off the solenoid. There is risk that you can attach the power wire and the drive wire incorrectly causing a short - i.e. the solenoid does not work as a solenoid. If the wires are attached correctly it's redundant. Williams factory solenoids for WPC do not have diodes at the solenoid.

#5024 43 days ago

Hey all after searching for seven years I finally found my grail CQ Adams. It is spectacular and everything I have always wanted and I am excited to join the club.

Looking to add a few more mods and was wondering if anyone has installed these art blades and if so do you have a picture of the machine with them installed? Going back and forth on mirror vs colorful blades-not sure I like the dark brick look.

Another question is does anyone know where I could purchase the 3D printed hand(Thing) pingulp-super cool and I need one
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#5025 43 days ago
Quoted from pinmister:

where I could purchase the 3D printed hand(Thing) pingulp

After looking closely not sure if this was just a computer mock up photo?

looks like it should attach to leg bolts

-Seriously though-I really want a Thing pingulp if someone has made these?

#5026 43 days ago
Quoted from DumbAss:

I would suggest cutting the diode off the solenoid. There is risk that you can attach the power wire and the drive wire incorrectly causing a short - i.e. the solenoid does not work as a solenoid. If the wires are attached correctly it's redundant. Williams factory solenoids for WPC do not have diodes at the solenoid.

Yep, one of the many things to do during cleanup .

first step is to purchase and install everything properly

Step one done, right side now. waiting for my nut bolt screws. and then will put them back with the switches installed. one more thing done. my extra part section is thankfully dwindling

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#5027 43 days ago
Quoted from pinmister:

Looking to add a few more mods and was wondering if anyone has installed these art blades and if so do you have a picture of the machine with them installed? Going back and forth on mirror vs colorful blades-not sure I like the dark brick look.

I used different Blades and attached are pictures showing how they look in the game. They are on the dark side. I like the Thing box covers.

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#5028 43 days ago
Quoted from Shredder565:

Yep, one of the many things to do during cleanup .
first step is to purchase and install everything properly
Step one done, right side now. waiting for my nut bolt screws. and then will put them back with the switches installed. one more thing done. my extra part section is thankfully dwindling [quoted image]

As suggested earlier, you're going to want to cut the diodes off all the coils, except the flipper coils.

#5029 43 days ago

well, I guess while I have these things here now...how does that look?

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#5030 43 days ago
Quoted from Shredder565:

how does that look?

Good.

LTG : )

#5031 43 days ago
Quoted from Shredder565:

well, I guess while I have these things here now...how does that look?
[quoted image]

Yep, looks about right

#5032 42 days ago
Quoted from OTRChief:

They are on the dark side.

Most of the art blades I have seen are on the dark side and are either background bricks or a portrait gallery. Trying to find something colorful and bright. My Adams is already dark and not lit very well. One of my only games where I have to turn the lights up in order to play. I still do not care for Pinstadiums and would rather turn up ambient light

Has anyone added extra spots, etc. to increase lighting on their Adams?

Who will make me my Thing Pingulp? -This is a high priority and needs immediate attention(honestly a modder would make a killing on these)-make it so

#5033 42 days ago

ready to be re installed, proper board mounting bracket ordered

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#5034 42 days ago
Quoted from pinmister:

Most of the art blades I have seen are on the dark side and are either background bricks or a portrait gallery. Trying to find something colorful and bright. My Adams is already dark and not lit very well. One of my only games where I have to turn the lights up in order to play. I still do not care for Pinstadiums and would rather turn up ambient light
Has anyone added extra spots, etc. to increase lighting on their Adams?
Who will make me my Thing Pingulp? -This is a high priority and needs immediate attention(honestly a modder would make a killing on these)-make it so

My art blades are hardly noticeable , Why doesn't anybody use Mirror blades, I'm considering this..???

#5035 42 days ago

I love the look of mirror blades! Don’t have any yet. My next machine will get them.

Quoted from golfingdad1:My art blades are hardly noticeable , Why doesn't anybody use Mirror blades, I'm considering this..???

#5036 42 days ago
Quoted from golfingdad1:

My art blades are hardly noticeable , Why doesn't anybody use Mirror blades, I'm considering this..???

Here is what mine looked with minor blades.

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#5037 42 days ago

Compared to most yours is bright in general, but i do like the mirrors . Mine wouldn't be nearly as bright in the back .

#5038 41 days ago
Quoted from golfingdad1:

Mine wouldn't be nearly as bright in the back .

It is bright in the back because of adding a led strip mod and that actually is a fantastic idea to light up this game(I know Ler Mods sells them). Did not want to go with Pinstadiums but what Mikespinball has done looks great with the mirror blades-I am leaning towards mirror blades now. Seems like mirror blades were hot for a few years and they faded away with the introduction of art blades.

Also it appears my right side GI is out? I tried to trace wires and look for any loose connections and nothing? I think it is J120 Purple/White? Does anyone know the fuse location possibly or any ideas?

#5039 41 days ago
Quoted from golfingdad1:

Compared to most yours is bright in general, but i do like the mirrors . Mine wouldn't be nearly as bright in the back .

Quoted from pinmister:

It is bright in the back because of adding a led strip mod and that actually is a fantastic idea to light up this game(I know Ler Mods sells them). Did not want to go with Pinstadiums but what Mikespinball has done looks great with the mirror blades-I am leaning towards mirror blades now. Seems like mirror blades were hot for a few years and they faded away with the introduction of art blades.
Also it appears my right side GI is out? I tried to trace wires and look for any loose connections and nothing? I think it is J120 Purple/White? Does anyone know the fuse location possibly or any ideas?

Hi guys,
Its bright in the back due to I took a back board decal to a print shop and had it converted so that it could be back lit. I then bought same size plexiglass, cut it to the same as the wood back board. Mounted them and did two LED 12v strips (separate power source) behind the back board. This really helps light up the back area of the playfield which is very dark.
Did this similar mod to my Congo too.

#5040 41 days ago

Here are a few pictures of the process.

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#5041 41 days ago

Met Christopher Lloyd today, he signed my TAF Translite.

#5042 41 days ago
Quoted from Mikespinball:

Here are a few pictures of the process.

Great job it really looks great and brightens up the game. I still may inquire with Rob to get a white LED strip to mount in back shining downwards-it may help brighten the game up a bit.

-I also like your Indiana Jones pinball clock-did you make that too? I have one like it but it is Coca Cola

#5043 41 days ago
Quoted from pinmister:

Also it appears my right side GI is out? I tried to trace wires and look for any loose connections and nothing? I think it is J120 Purple/White? Does anyone know the fuse location possibly or any ideas?

I found out it is F106 with a MDL 5A

Now my problem is it keeps burning out and I can't seem to find the short? Both my right GI and coindoor are having issues

#5044 41 days ago
Quoted from pinmister:

I can't seem to find the short?

Pull all the bulbs out for that line. If it doesn't blow F106, then put bulbs back in one at a time. If it blows the fuse with the bulbs out, then unhook one wire from each socket and hook back up one at a time.

These will help you narrow down bad bulb or bad socket.

LTG : )

#5045 41 days ago
Quoted from Mikespinball:

Here is what mine looked with minor blades. [quoted image][quoted image]

bumpers look a bit like cool ufo's

#5046 41 days ago
Quoted from pinmister:I also like your Indiana Jones pinball clock-did you make that too? I have one like it but it is Coca Cola

No I did not, I purchased it many years ago off Ebay when there wasn't any control (licensing control) what people did/made for sale. Cool clock and it's in my surgery room, (what the wife calls it as its very bright in there) pinbal repair/restoration room.

#5047 40 days ago
Quoted from Pinhead1982:

Met Christopher Lloyd today, he signed my TAF Translite.

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#5048 40 days ago

He has a great signature.

#5049 40 days ago
Quoted from Pinhead1982:Met Christopher Lloyd today, he signed my TAF Translite.

Super cool!

#5050 40 days ago
Quoted from jp1985:

He has a great signature.

Just make sure the marker is working. Had him sign my MJF Lloyd photo, and you can barely see it . was a little disappointed, but I wasn't about to tell him .

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