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


By mima

6 years ago



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#4001 19 days ago
Quoted from mbasnight:

how rare the non matching bolt color cabinet/heads for these machines.

Never heard of these..

#4003 19 days ago

I thought you were saying the bolts not the lightning bolts on the decals.

#4004 16 days ago

Been working on converting TAF’s playfield pivot system to a Stern style playfield slide out system. Required quite a few minor modifications. It’s pretty tight in some spots. So far, so good.
More photos at https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/addams-family-slide-out-playfield-conversion
Wally

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#4006 16 days ago

Took the plunge, bought my dream pin today - not sure if I should scream “Showtime” or a subtle “Now you’ve done it.”

#4007 15 days ago
Quoted from WarriorPin:

Took the plunge, bought my dream pin today - not sure if I should scream “Showtime” or a subtle “Now you’ve done it.”

Welcome honored guest!

1 week later
#4009 9 days ago

Just added 6v led strips 2 reds 1 green . Real nice effect .

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#4010 7 days ago

Hi everyone,
I’ve had my TAF for about 8 years and recently acquired a new Wonka. And my 9 year old loves the new JJP. But can’t get into TAF. Since she is so into Wonka, I’m thinking of trading the Addams Family for a Dialed In since she just can’t get into TAF. The problem is I don’t know much about assessing the quality of the machine I have. I recently read about magnet burn on TAF and wondered if my machine had it. I looked at pics of machines that had the magnet burn but couldn’t really tell what it was. I am including pics of my machine and wondered if anyone could tell by the pics if this machine had any easily identifiable issues. Thanks for any input.

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#4011 7 days ago
Quoted from Joeymonkey:

Hi everyone,
I’ve had my TAF for about 8 years and recently acquired a new Wonka. And my 9 year old loves the new JJP. But can’t get into TAF. Since she is so into Wonka, I’m thinking of trading the Addams Family for a Dialed In since she just can’t get into TAF. The problem is I don’t know much about assessing the quality of the machine I have. I recently read about magnet burn on TAF and wondered if my machine had it. I looked at pics of machines that had the magnet burn but couldn’t really tell what it was. I am including pics of my machine and wondered if anyone could tell by the pics if this machine had any easily identifiable issues. Thanks for any input.
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Your PF looks fine, the 2 magnets are near the roof of the mansion in the middle of your PF. If you had magnet burn it would go through the playfield, most often showing as planking (lines in the wood) or worse is actual burn mark.
If would be easier if you looked under the PF by lifting it up so you could say the magnet directly but your machine looks great.

i would say nowadays a nice TAF is worth more than a DI but like anything, it is very subjective

#4012 7 days ago
Quoted from Joeymonkey:

I don’t know much about assessing the quality of the machine I have.

That's a pretty nice TAF!
Pros:
No magnet burn.
Minimal playfield wear. Mansion looks ok, except for the top corner of 1 insert and maybe some wear at the inlane ball drop.
No cabinet damage.
No rust under the lockdown bar.
Coindoor, topper, legs, and translite look OK.

Cons:
You have a credit dot. What does the report say when you open the coin door? Maybe a switch or coil or motor not working?
Flipper is misadjusted, and maybe some other maintenance is needed.

Do the boards and wiring look OK, any hacks?

IMHO - in a big metro area like NY, NY, you can get 7K for it fairly quickly.

#4013 7 days ago

I just took a deposit on a nice DI for less than that TAF would sell for. You should have no problem doing what you want to do.

#4014 7 days ago

Thank you all for taking the time to assess the machine. I really appreciate it.

Quoted from hisokajp:

If would be easier if you looked under the PF by lifting it up so you could say the magnet directly but your machine looks great

Thank you Hisokajp, I looked under it and it looks pretty good. Here is a shot from underneath. How does it look to you?

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Quoted from Neal_W:

You have a credit dot. What does the report say when you open the coin door? Maybe a switch or coil or motor not working?

Thanks for letting me know about the credit dot, Neal W. I had no idea that the machine was even trying to tell me anything when it rang a few times and said Test Report each time I turned it on. Thought it was just the standard start up. I checked and it said that I hadn’t set my date and time yet. Funny to see the date being 1989 when I went to set it. Now it seems the credit dot is gone and all is well.

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Quoted from Neal_W:

Do the boards and wiring look OK, any hacks?

I took pictures inside the cabinet and back box as I really don’t know all that much about what it should look like in there. Nothing seems hacked in there. I have very rarely gone inside the machine as I always worry about messing it up, although with the help of some pinsiders I did take apart a flipper assembly and change a coil stop when it had a weak small flipper a few months ago. I was watching some videos on how to solder in case my coils needed changing but never had the guts to do it. Because then it would probably look pretty messy down there. The only other problem I’ve experienced is the kick out to the shooter lane is occasionally weak and won’t get the ball in the lane. May take three of four attempts before the ball loads in the lane. I figured this was a coil problem but as I won’t attempt that myself, I didn’t do anything about it yet. Luckily it hasn’t been happening for the past few months.
Again thank you all so much for the help. And if you see anything strange in the cabinet or backbox, please let me know. (Ooh, I realize I have the wrong bulb in the cousin It window but wasn’t sure what I need so it only shows him some of the time)

Thanks so much
Joey
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#4015 7 days ago
Quoted from Joeymonkey:

I checked and it said that I hadn’t set my date and time yet.

No magnet damage there. The playfield underside would look burned black around the magnets if there was.

If the clock is not keeping time, the batteries are dead. Replace the 3 AA batteries ASAP before they start to leak and damage the CPU board. The time, high scores, and free play setting should be backed up then. Everything else looks fine in the pics. Looks like there are some LEDs installed in the backbox, so that is a plus.

#4016 7 days ago
Quoted from Neal_W:

Replace the 3 AA batteries ASAP before they start to leak and damage the CPU board.

Better yet, get those batteries completely off the board with a remote holder, or go the cell battery or NVRAM route. BTW, beautiful game.

#4017 7 days ago

Thank you so much.

Quoted from Neal_W:

Replace the 3 AA batteries ASAP before they start to leak and damage the CPU board

I read about leaking batteries a month ago and I looked at the options. Easiest safe option seemed to be pick up some lithium batteries as they last a long time and aren’t known to leak. So that’s what I did. I never set the date and time after replacing.

Quoted from gac:

go the cell battery or NVRAM route.

I looked into those options but seemed a little more difficult, but I will revist and see if I am up to it.

Thanks again for the help in assessing the game.

Also, and this may sound dumb, but how do trades usually work? After finding someone willing to trade through an ad, do both parties ship their games at the same time? Does one ship and their shipper pick up the game when they deliver first game?
Just want to know how difficult the logistics will be. May be easier to sell TAF and then wait for a DILE to become available.
Thanks.

#4018 7 days ago
Quoted from Joeymonkey:

Also, and this may sound dumb, but how do trades usually work? After finding someone willing to trade through an ad, do both parties ship their games at the same time? Does one ship and their shipper pick up the game when they deliver first game?
Just want to know how difficult the logistics will be. May be easier to sell TAF and then wait for a DILE to become available.
Thanks.

If you cant drive there I wouldn't do it.

#4019 6 days ago
Quoted from Joeymonkey:

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but how do trades usually work? After finding someone willing to trade through an ad, do both parties ship their games at the same time? Does one ship and their shipper pick up the game when they deliver first game? Just want to know how difficult the logistics will be. May be easier to sell TAF and then wait for a DILE to become available.
Thanks.

Yes, sell your TAF first, then look for a DI. Doing a "pin swap" is so much more hassle.

#4020 5 days ago

Does anyone have an extra nice used/new right sling plastic they are willing to part with? My Gomez is chipped

Also looking for new apron decals? Are they available?

#4021 5 days ago

Im looking to brighten up the playfield without going the pinstadium route. I was thinking about adding some LED spotlights. Im sure someone has done the leg work on this and was wondering if there was any info/pics that gave good results.

#4022 5 days ago
Quoted from MeNaCeFiRe:

Does anyone have an extra nice used/new right sling plastic they are willing to part with? My Gomez is chipped
Also looking for new apron decals? Are they available?

Ebay for the sling shot plastics. $21.99 including shipping.

#4023 5 days ago
Quoted from fiberdude120:

Ebay for the sling shot plastics. $21.99 including shipping.

Bought! Thanks!

#4024 4 days ago
Quoted from MrCleanHead:

Im looking to brighten up the playfield without going the pinstadium route. I was thinking about adding some LED spotlights. Im sure someone has done the leg work on this and was wondering if there was any info/pics that gave good results.

TAF is a really dark game and need more lights. I installed two extra spotlights with great results imo. One near the bookcase, lighting the whole upper area around bookcase/bear ramp/train and a second on the right slingshot illuminating the mansion area.

Will try post a picture tomorrow.

#4025 4 days ago

Here’s a pic of the back area lit up with a 15” 5v purple led strip. Sorry I don’t have a broader pic of the game.

Quoted from MrCleanHead:

Im looking to brighten up the playfield without going the pinstadium route. I was thinking about adding some LED spotlights. Im sure someone has done the leg work on this and was wondering if there was any info/pics that gave good results.

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#4026 4 days ago

Here is what I did. I changed out the playfield back board to plexiglass and had the art work done so you could back light it. To me this also helps light up the back of the game, but not too much to take away the rest of the playfield GI lighting.

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#4027 4 days ago

looking for a nice tAFG if anyone has a lead on one. preferably close to Florida or Michigan. thanks.

#4028 4 days ago
Quoted from hbagz:

looking for a nice tAFG if anyone has a lead on one. preferably close to Florida or Michigan. thanks.

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#4029 4 days ago
Quoted from Mikespinball:

Here is what I did. I changed out the playfield back board to plexiglass and had the art work done so you could back light it. To me this also helps light up the back of the game, but not too much to take away the rest of the playfield GI lighting.
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This is what needs to be done to brighten up that back of the playfield.

#4030 4 days ago
Quoted from MrCleanHead:

Im looking to brighten up the playfield without going the pinstadium route. I was thinking about adding some LED spotlights. Im sure someone has done the leg work on this and was wondering if there was any info/pics that gave good results.

I have 5 or so spotlights in mine to cover the lower and upper playfield, But I want to undo it. I’ve been looking into going the DIY pinstadium route instead.

#4031 4 days ago
Quoted from Mikespinball:

Here is what I did. I changed out the playfield back board to plexiglass and had the art work done so you could back light it. To me this also helps light up the back of the game, but not too much to take away the rest of the playfield GI lighting.
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That’s a great idea! I want this in all my pins!

#4032 3 days ago

I don’t have Pinstadiums and I think my Addams Gold is pretty bright.

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#4033 3 days ago

Why is it called a bear kick? My guess... In the show, the bearskin rug growls and frightens guests when they step on it, and it lays at the bottom of the stairs (like on the playfield). I guess "kick" was just what they chose to call it. Also the bear growls when you hit the ramp and you see the bear animation.

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