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Barn Find Eight Ball Deluxe


By Waderade812

3 months ago



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#101 70 days ago

Display panel build up.

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#102 70 days ago

Completed and mounted.

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#103 69 days ago

Is that a white cabinet Tom Cat?? Looks killer!

#104 69 days ago
Quoted from Pinball-DOOD:

Is that a white cabinet Tom Cat?? Looks killer!

Good eye. That does look like something that we need more pics of too.

#105 69 days ago

I get a lot of questions about that one. Here is the rebuild link. 3.5 months of playfield paint work. That game got a ton of love.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/another-f-14

#106 69 days ago
Quoted from Waderade812:

I get a lot of questions about that one. Here is the rebuild link. 3.5 months of playfield paint work. That game got a ton of love.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/another-f-14

That looks amazing, great work man.

#107 64 days ago

Sanded this evening. Leveled up real nice!

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#108 64 days ago

One small Breakthrough. Oh well looks like one more coat is in order.

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#109 62 days ago

Final coat is on. Just a little bit of light orange peel. Going to get that sanded out and polished.

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#110 62 days ago

Polished up. Left the gloss level on the flat side. Going to get some wax on now.

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#111 62 days ago

Looks great how long you going to let it cure for before you rebuild.

#112 62 days ago
Quoted from Twilight1:

Looks great how long you going to let it cure for before you rebuild.

I will slowly put it together over the upcoming week. I have to clean the posts and plastics. Although the I could use some new plastics. I may just clean everything up and change the plastics later down the road. The budget is running thin for the time being.

I did add a little extra hardener on the final coat. The other play fields I have done seem to play slower. I use Nason 2K urethane clearcoat and it seems to grip the ball a bit. Makes for more spin and movement on drop and live catches. I am hoping the extra hardener tightens the surface a bit more. So its more like a 4.25-1 instead of 4-1 ratio.

#113 62 days ago

You have really come a long way from the wasp nests...
I don't think it is possible to put a price on what you have done.
Has to be a labor of love because it would probably never happen otherwise.

#114 61 days ago
Quoted from Dent00:

You have really come a long way from the wasp nests...
I don't think it is possible to put a price on what you have done.
Has to be a labor of love because it would probably never happen otherwise.

I appreciate that, Thank you. Its all enjoyment. I seemed to cycle through hobbies constantly before I stumbled on pinball. It started with a free game. Then investigating tournaments. The socializing that comes from my local pinball scene fuels the desire to play and collect. I have to be careful how I collect machines. It's a building investment, bargain machines so I can , and my friends, experience lots of pinball for a long time.

I am a residential carpenter and worked as a auto mechanic for 3 years. Those skills really help.

#115 61 days ago
Quoted from Waderade812:

I will slowly put it together over the upcoming week. I have to clean the posts and plastics. Although the I could use some new plastics. I may just clean everything up and change the plastics later down the road. The budget is running thin for the time being.
I did add a little extra hardener on the final coat. The other play fields I have done seem to play slower. I use Nason 2K urethane clearcoat and it seems to grip the ball a bit. Makes for more spin and movement on drop and live catches. I am hoping the extra hardener tightens the surface a bit more. So its more like a 4.25-1 instead of 4-1 ratio.

I don’t think extra hardener , will result in harder final clear coat. The hardener is a catalyst , making the clear cure in a certain amount of time. In my opinion , The degree of hardness is the same regardless of amount of hardener used if enough time is given for the clear coat to cure completely, sometimes more than 3 months.

#116 61 days ago
Quoted from phototamer:

I don’t think extra hardener , will result in harder final clear coat. The hardener is a catalyst , making the clear cure in a certain amount of time. In my opinion , The degree of hardness is the same regardless of amount of hardener used if enough time is given for the clear coat to cure completely, sometimes more than 3 months.

That does make sense. The first playfield I cleared changed quite a bit from the time I sanded till today (almost a year). It has some imperfections that I can see on the correct angle. I know that it was level when it was reassembled. It does not affect play ability and no one else can really see what I'm talking about.

#117 61 days ago
Quoted from Waderade812:

That does make sense. The first playfield I cleared changed quite a bit from the time I sanded till today (almost a year). It has some imperfections that I can see on the correct angle. I know that it was level when it was reassembled. It does not affect play ability and no one else can really see what I'm talking about.

I know what you mean. This happens especially with thick clear coats , that take forever to cure.

#118 60 days ago

Slowly....

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#119 60 days ago

I like that you're going to leave the wear there even though it's cleared and further damage will be prevented, so it will play really well, but still have a lived in look.

#120 60 days ago

Nice progress, congrats. It's going to be a great machine! Me too I love the "used-but-nice-and-shiny" look... and I'm sure it will play fast.

#121 58 days ago

Treats in the mail today. The last two days have seen a lot of reassembly. (Johnny 5 voice)

The 6 pieces of tape are the last wiring connections. If pinball league wasn't Wednesday nights I would be so close.

The last of the project needs-

New bulbs
New plastics
Please God I hope the three original boards work.
Oh yeah the knocker.

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#122 58 days ago

I hope your sound board works... the hardest to replace. You can bench test it to be sure. You may at least need to replace its caps.

#123 55 days ago

Good Morning pinsiders.

Yesterday was truly a test of will for me. Now that I have slept, its time to bring the update. The game is working but with some minor issues. But what it took to get there was trying my patience.

I assembled the rest of the mechs and playfield hardware about 10:00 am. By about 12:00 I decided that it was time to wire it up. That took about an hour and a half. So at 1:30 I flipped the switch with just the solenoid driver hooked to the power supply board j3 and j4. The board made a clicking sound but the leds fired up showing I had 5 volts for the mpu and the high voltage. The noise quit after 2 seconds, so It didn't register in my brain.

So I plugged in the mpu and started it again. Nothing just high voltage on the solenoid board. Unhooked the mpu and same symptom. This is where I should have stopped but in my frustration I grabbed the meter and started checking fuses and the power supply board. I changed the blown fuse that supplies the back box. Fired it up and all good. Plugged in the mpu and mpu won't boot. So I grab an alltek out of another game and set it up.

The game starts on the mpu Success!! Lets hook it up. Man I'm dumb. I plug in every connector. Flip it on fuses blow like crazy. 43 volt fuse and the 20 amp J2 power board supply. What happens next over the next 3-4 hours is me cycling through plugging individual connectors to see in which areas my problems lie. WOW fuse after fuse.

Here is what happened.

A few days ago I needed the wiring description for connector J3 on the solenoid board. Another pinsider sent me all the info I wanted. And I wired it up. I made a mistake, Its my screw up. I followed his directions but I put one wire one location high on the connector. Which in turn moved up the 12 wires that came after it up one location. I figured this out way to late. So my Solenoid Board is fried I have no desire to work on it.

I move the wires to the correct positions. Grab a solenoid board out of that other game. Fires right up.

I found quite a few issues while I was diagnosing. So it was not a complete waste of time. The coin-door lock out coil was a dead short, blowing the 43 volt. The 20 amp is the playfield GI. Need to find that one. And the center pop bumper coil is a dead short. The sound board also needs to be recapped. As well as a MPU and solenoid driver board from Alltek.

After a good nights sleep I feel a lot better. So yesterday with this game started at 10:00 am and lasted till 9:00 pm after everything was said and done.

1 week later
#124 47 days ago

Wow, that sounds tedious!

#125 46 days ago
Quoted from Pinball-DOOD:

Wow, that sounds tedious!

It doesn't feel so bad now. Sorry for the lack of posts. The project is on hold for the time being. I'm selling a couple games and have another purchased lined up.

I am going to need a set of boards. But with vacation coming up in a few weeks. I need to watch the budget.

#126 46 days ago

That is horrible, after it had been going so well.

#127 46 days ago
Quoted from Waderade812:

It doesn't feel so bad now. Sorry for the lack of posts. The project is on hold for the time being. I'm selling a couple games and have another purchased lined up.
I am going to need a set of boards. But with vacation coming up in a few weeks. I need to watch the budget.

No worries, best of luck!

#128 45 days ago

Enjoy your EBD break Please post a full picture of your machine, even if not functional yet... if I'm not mistaken, you did not post one yet! You did an awesome job with the cabinet and playfield.

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