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Barracora Club... Members Only!

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#351 2 years ago
Quoted from hisokajp:

I am missing one of my kicker switch, the one under the PF that close when the kicker arm goes into the coil. That SW is pretty custom, super short blades with fish paper and a big stack, i do not really have any that would work well. Anyone knows where i can buy a repro? Or if anyone has a spare?
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I probably have 1 on a parts playfield. I'll look today

#352 2 years ago
Quoted from Cheddar:

I probably have 1 on a parts playfield. I'll look today

that'd be a life saver, didn't know it would be that hard to find! :/

#353 2 years ago
Quoted from hisokajp:

that'd be a life saver, didn't know it would be that hard to find! :/

It's from a blackout but the same partPXL_20211110_013411193 (resized).jpgPXL_20211110_013411193 (resized).jpg

Pm me and I'll send it to you

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#354 2 years ago

any cool instruction cards out there?

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#355 2 years ago

Hi guys. Picked up this Barracora a couple of months ago. Got lucky finding one so soon after looking when I discovered the beauty of it. I’m going through and repairing all as affordable as I can. Upon taking the playfield off to put in LEDs I noticed this number stamped in. It appears to be factory. I looked at every photo in here and on web without seeing another like it. Could this be a prototype or first run sequence??

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#356 2 years ago
Quoted from I_pin_around:

Hi guys. Picked up this Barracora a couple of months ago. Got lucky finding one so soon after looking when I discovered the beauty of it. I’m going through and repairing all as affordable as I can. Upon taking the playfield off to put in LEDs I noticed this number stamped in. It appears to be factory. I looked at every photo in here and on web without seeing another like it. Could this be a prototype or first run sequence??
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Does the number correspond to the serial number? I wonder if it's an operator number.

#357 2 years ago

Someone mentioned that in the main pinball posts here. I wondered if that were the case. Wishful thinking that it might be rare. Oh well

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#358 2 years ago

Anybody else ever notice the similarity of the gal on the BG to a certain young (at the time) actress?

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#359 2 years ago

I believe the artist used that exact Brooke Shields photo to create the Backglass, I think it was mentioned in an article in pinball magazine or book.
Maybe the Roger Sharp article?

#360 2 years ago
Quoted from gonzo73:

Found mine at TPF 2019, it was in the hallway not set up, at a used parts dealers table. Can't believe I got it, we set it up and it was minty.

Hey! That was supposed to be my machine ....Just joking, but I looked at it right before you did, walked away, came back 30 minutes later and someone (you) had bought it. It was behind their booth right across from the tournament room.... It wouldn't boot up when I looked at it, but otherwise very nice machine. I'm still looking for one.....

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#361 1 year ago
Quoted from Geocab:

Not in the club yet, but played this for the first time today. What an awesome game! I really need to find one of these someday. Once I learned the rules, I couldn't stop playing. Would love to have one next to my Firepower.

My quote of 6 years ago. Well, I'm finally in the club! Picked one up at CLE·PIN.

Any must do mods I should consider? It has a Swemmer driver board and Xpin power supply. I do want to put LED displays in and I'm going to do some slight LED changes. I also need to get a new lock box lock and coin door lock. Other than those few things, it's in pretty good shape and plays really well. The playfields is pretty good, only a couple of worn spots.

Happy to take this off my wishlist!

#362 1 year ago

i am not pretty much done with that game restoration, came from a container re-import. I am not touching the cabinet paint at this time but the rest went through the whole process... It sure is a great game, most played in my collection rn

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Quoted from Geocab:

My quote of 6 years ago. Well, I'm finally in the club! Picked one up at CLE·PIN.
Any must do mods I should consider? It has a Swemmer driver board and Xpin power supply. I do want to put LED displays in and I'm going to do some slight LED changes. I also need to get a new lock box lock and coin door lock. Other than those few things, it's in pretty good shape and plays really well. The playfields is pretty good, only a couple of worn spots.
Happy to take this off my wishlist!

changed the flipper to WPC so you don't get weak floppy original type

#363 1 year ago
Quoted from gonzo73:

I believe the artist used that exact Brooke Shields photo to create the Backglass, I think it was mentioned in an article in pinball magazine or book.
Maybe the Roger Sharp article?

Nope.
Direct ripoff of H.R. Giger (artist)
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#364 1 year ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

Nope.
Direct ripoff of H.R. Ginger (artist)[quoted image]

#365 1 year ago

Would have taken some imagination to come up with that from Brooke Shields...
That image was created based on his gf.

#367 1 year ago
Quoted from hisokajp:

i am not pretty much done with that game restoration, came from a container re-import. I am not touching the cabinet paint at this time but the rest went through the whole process... It sure is a great game, most played in my collection rn
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changed the flipper to WPC so you don't get weak floppy original type

I'll have to look at that, may already have been done because they're pretty snappy.

#368 1 year ago

I bought Wolfpac blue displays and like how they look. The last digit of the second and fourth player displays is out, I'll have some troubleshooting to do. Nothing to do with the new displays because I had that issue to begin with.

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And after:
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#369 1 year ago

Well been fighting with my Barracora cpu driver board for a year now. We had random fuse blows when some solonoids fires but not every time. Good friend who is very talented electrically found out we had a bad ic chip lock on 4 solonoids at once at random using a circuit breaker and logic probe. He removed board and replaced chip and socketed it also redid the 40 pin connector as well. Went to put back in game last week and now we can’t get cpu to boot. Was hoping to get some info on a repo board if any viable ones are available. Sucks we have really been hammering on it but can’t seem to get this board set working reliably. He spent the hurricane going over it yesterday on his bench test but still no luck. Any advice would be appreciated.

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#370 1 year ago
Quoted from Deadlander:

Well been fighting with my Barracora cpu driver board for a year now. We had random fuse blows when some solonoids fires but not every time. Good friend who is very talented electrically found out we had a bad ic chip lock on 4 solonoids at once at random using a circuit breaker and logic probe. He removed board and replaced chip and socketed it also redid the 40 pin connector as well. Went to put back in game last week and now we can’t get cpu to boot. Was hoping to get some info on a repo board if any viable ones are available. Sucks we have really been hammering on it but can’t seem to get this board set working reliably. He spent the hurricane going over it yesterday on his bench test but still no luck. Any advice would be appreciated.
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i bought the pinball pcb board for my Barra and it has been working great:
http://pinballpcb.com/products/williams-system-3-thru-7-main-board/

#371 1 year ago

Thanks on the waiting list. They haven’t updated since august hope they are cranking them out. Lots of demand with black knights and barracoras needing them.

#372 1 year ago

Anyone looking for a backglass to USA only. Got a CPR one from a past operator.

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#373 1 year ago

Hello, was wondering if anyone has a working 2x/3x PF rom patch I could try?

I was given one, but on testing, we found that the multiplier can carry forward ball to ball, etc. so I was not sure if there are some newer versions floating around.

Thank you!

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#374 1 year ago

Hi, I have been lucky enough to pick up a fairly decent Barracora and am really enjoying it! I have a question, yesterday I was playing it with my son in law and at the end it seems to award the winner a timed multi ball. Is there something in the settings that allows for this to happen in single player at all? I don't have a manual and the IPDB doesn't seem to have one to download.

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#375 1 year ago
Quoted from matt_adams:

Hi, I have been lucky enough to pick up a fairly decent Barracora and am really enjoying it! I have a question, yesterday I was playing it with my son in law and at the end it seems to award the winner a timed multi ball. Is there something in the settings that allows for this to happen in single player at all? I don't have a manual and the IPDB doesn't seem to have one to download.
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Congrats on the game pick up!

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#376 1 year ago
Quoted from matt_adams:

Hi, I have been lucky enough to pick up a fairly decent Barracora and am really enjoying it! I have a question, yesterday I was playing it with my son in law and at the end it seems to award the winner a timed multi ball. Is there something in the settings that allows for this to happen in single player at all? I don't have a manual and the IPDB doesn't seem to have one to download.
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No, not for single player. Just a nice bonus for the winner of a multiplayer game.

#377 1 year ago
Quoted from Geocab:

No, not for single player. Just a nice bonus for the winner of a multiplayer game.

I assumed from the setting above, if you set 'bonus ball' that it would give you that?

Never tried tho, and there is some discrepancy on this one between some documentation and what is in the code.

#378 1 year ago

Thank you for the replies. It just seems quite unbalanced, I'm guessing the high score on my game was achieved during a multi player game as you can add quite a lot of points!

#379 1 year ago
Quoted from matt_adams:

Thank you for the replies. It just seems quite unbalanced, I'm guessing the high score on my game was achieved during a multi player game as you can add quite a lot of points!

Really doubt that. The bonus ball scoring is quite low TBH, as 30 seconds is not enough time to really build up any multipliers or bonus etc.

The key to high scores with the original rom is in the top lock as a ball save, extra balls on the second inlanes, and working up the multipliers and advancing bonus with the spinner for a collect. I'm sure as you get more hours on it, you'll blow away the previous score.

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#380 1 year ago

I’ve been hoarding parts, waiting to become a member of this club. However, this weekend I am clearing out my parts bin and I have a couple of these NOS ball lock assemblies. Did any machine, in addition to Barracora, use these?

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#381 1 year ago

I was doing a trade deal for a Paragon... but wound up with this instead. Not complaining! Fun learning the rules. Wasn't supposed to be working all the way but moving fixed it!

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#382 1 year ago
Quoted from SantaEatsCheese:

I was doing a trade deal for a Paragon... but wound up with this instead. Not complaining! Fun learning the rules. Wasn't supposed to be working all the way but moving fixed it!
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Congratulations and welcome to the club of impeccable taste in pinballs, AKA the Roger Sharpe fan page

#383 1 year ago

Anyone got an extra of these top left plastics lying around? Maybe one you replaced with repros?

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#384 8 months ago

Had no plan to join the club, but one came up on Marketplace for a fantastic price, not far from my place. Played a game on it and realized its going to suck to stick it in the shed for a month or so but no room/time right now. [pic is from ad] Other pic is in my car...

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#385 6 months ago

....and finally got everything working perfectly today.
Quite impressed with the features for a game of this vintage.

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#386 4 months ago

Is there a way to adjust the bottom eject hole? In two ball multi-ball the bottom eject kick-out sends it right down the middle drain.

#387 4 months ago
Quoted from StratDoc:

Is there a way to adjust the bottom eject hole? In two ball multi-ball the bottom eject kick-out sends it right down the middle drain.

not really, you could bend the metal arm a bit so it kicks more sideway, see if you loosen the screws and try to rotate the mech? Often if the mech isn't installed straight or is sticky, it affects the ball trajectory too-

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#388 87 days ago

Can I ask what coils people have on their flippers, I have difficulty making the 3 ball start shot. I am going to do a rebuild which will hopefully help but didn't know if putting the next strength coil in would help. The number on the current one is 04-0656.

#389 87 days ago
Quoted from matt_adams:

Can I ask what coils people have on their flippers, I have difficulty making the 3 ball start shot. I am going to do a rebuild which will hopefully help but didn't know if putting the next strength coil in would help. The number on the current one is 04-0656.

OEM: SFL-19-400/30-750-DC
The game used 2" leg levelers not 3"
The game's coils run on 28/30 volts DC, not 50 volts DC as later games do.

#390 87 days ago
Quoted from vec-tor:

OEM: SFL-19-400/30-750-DC
The game used 2" leg levelers not 3"
The game's coils run on 28/30 volts DC, not 50 volts DC as later games do.

Thank you, that's very useful

2 months later
#391 26 days ago

Barracora wiring diagrams and schematics are now on IPDB!!!! Thanks to vonclod for scanning them for me

https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=177

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#392 10 days ago

Joined the club this weekend! I have no sound, no crackle or anything when I turn the volume pot. Hoping it's a quick fix.

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#393 9 days ago

Found a missing connector still buried in the cabinet. All good again.

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