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Barracora Club... Members Only!

By mof

6 years ago

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#74 5 years ago

Looks like we just joined the club today. We stumbled on a Barracorra for $250 and could not pass it up. We have been playing the virtual pinball version for awhile now and love the rule set for this game.
The backglass is perfect, the cabinet is good, the playfield is showing wear on the lower portion.
Right now it lights up, coins up and plays if you manually serve up the ball. Flippers work but no other high power coils work. So no pops, slings or eject holes at the moment.
Here are the photos of the machines arrival today.

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#76 5 years ago
Quoted from mof:

So you paid for a backglass, and a pinball machine came along with it??? Well done...
Awesome -- be sure and order your set of flipper return frames from Cliffy !

Basically yes. I could not believe my luck when I saw this machine.
Good to know that Cliffy has extra return lanes.
Has anyone double stacked these with small spacers to keep the ball from jumping over during a flipper pass? We were just talking about these return lanes today and thought they looked really low.
Can't wait to get it fully working. Quite a few power board hacks on this one but it plays well for a warehouse find.

#77 5 years ago
Quoted from woz:

The backglass is OK but the blacks are getting a bit blotchy though you don't notice it in the dark. My only regret is that I didn't scan the NOS playfield before I installed it.

That would have been awesome if you could have scanned the playfield.
Looks like a lot of us could use a reproduction playfield for this heavily played game.

#79 5 years ago
Quoted from s1500:

A $250 score? I'm jealous.

That's ok. I'm still in disbelief at my luck on this one.

1 week later
#80 5 years ago

Just got our Barracora up and running. Well, 99% running anyway.
I have a melted coil on the very last A drop target coil. Got a new coil on the way from PBR.
We have been enjoying the game a ton even though we can not complete the top ball lock without that coil working properly.
Amazed at the awesome rule set for such an early game. Just discovered that that if the center target lights up the middle are lined up, you can hit the collect loop twice before they reset. What an fantastic idea.
Wish there were more to multiball then just multiball though.

I went to Cliffys web page but I guess he is sold out of lane guides. No big deal as ours seem fine.
Anyone know of a place that sells drop target decals? Nevermind, found them at Marco.
Just need CPR to do a reproduction playfield and we can have a real show piece here.

#82 5 years ago
Quoted from mof:

Cliffy is not sold out -- he just doesn't post every lane guide he has for sale, just email him directly. =)

Thanks for letting me know.

#84 5 years ago

Anyone have a part number for these elusive lane guides for Barracora?
I emailed Cliffy's web page and got a response back asking for a part number.
I guess metal Barracora lane guide is not good enough.
Kind of a catch 22. No part listed on website to get part number from. Then email a description and they want a part number. Not sure how they sell these things at all.

#85 5 years ago
Quoted from Crispin:

Wow What a find! Congratulations!

Thanks. This is quickly becoming one of my favorite pins of all time and we simply fell head first onto it for only $250.

#88 5 years ago

Nice post woz. Thanks for the scan.

#90 5 years ago

The lamp resistors on my Barracora driver board were pretty sad.
Just replaced them with 8 new ones from Marco, along with my bad TIP switch for a drop target coil, and now the game looks and plays great.
Amazing how bad these resistors had gotten.
Here is a before and after just for fun.

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#92 5 years ago

Nice Game line up Marcus.
I used to have a Gottlieb Atlantis, but sold it many years ago before I became a wedgehead nut.
During the Texas Pinball Festival I had not really paid much attention to Barracora.
But right after the festival the Virtual Pinball version got released.
Fell in love with the awesome rule set and then a week later just happened to find one for sale.
Awesome when things just work out.

#93 5 years ago

Maybe someone in the Barracora club can answer this for us.
What is it exactly that triggers the 30 second count down at the end of some games?
At first we thought it was the person with the highest score, but that does not always seem to be the case.
So what is the mystery behind this awesome feature.

#95 5 years ago
Quoted from Dayhuff:

The person with the highest score get's the extra 30 seconds, but it has to be on atleast a two player game. Single player games it wont do it on.
John P. Dayhuff
Battle Creek, Mi.

Very strange. I know that on some multiplayer games this event does not happen. It does most of the time, but not all.
I wonder if you have to be the highest score and also reach some scoring threshold for this to activate.

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#101 5 years ago

Not a real big post here but I hate to see this thread lag in the depths of Pinside.
Finally got around to repainting the inside of my cabinet as well as the front part of the backbox.
Horrible photo, but it is the only one I took.
It looks fantastic in person.

2 weeks later
#103 5 years ago

Charleston. Sorry, just saw your post above. If you still need the values I can check when I get home later.

Question for all of you Barracora owners. Does the spinner make more than one type of noise?
Mine does and it drives me crazy.
Sometimes it is a high pitched seperated spinner noise, some times it is very low pitched, and sometimes it is just one long drawl, like someone throwing up. lol.
I have put in a new sound chip with no help. I have changed out every cap on the sound board with no help.
What would cause this? or is this just normal behavior I am trying to fix?

#104 5 years ago

Bump for any ideas before I start a separate tech thread.

4 weeks later
#113 5 years ago
Quoted from mof:

awesome -- link back to it here, so we can find it easier.


#116 5 years ago

No idea on those caps, but that playfield looks sweet.
Lets see some pics of the rest of it.

#118 5 years ago

Awesome. Thanks for the picks.
Love the Deutsche Mark on the coin door.

7 months later
#130 4 years ago
Quoted from Stu:

Yep. artwork is Done, just waiting on B/W Licensing......

We can dream, right?

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#157 3 years ago

If anyone in the club could post a photo of the bottom right side of their power board, I would really appreciate it.
I am trying to get the correct wires put back into molex plugs for when my new power board arrives.
I have a thread in the tech section about it and I have learned that the two large yellow wires go on the far right in the large plug.
But I am not 100% on the 9 pin and 2 pin shown in this photo.


#158 3 years ago

Bump for daytime crowd

#160 3 years ago

Thanks. What goes on the 2 pin on the left?
Here is a photo of the fuse block someone added as well.


#162 3 years ago

Good enough.
Thanks a million.

#165 3 years ago

Those pictures are awesome.
Shows everything I need.

10 months later
#192 2 years ago

Every time I see a bunch of new posts in this thread I think new playfields are ready. lol

8 months later
#221 1 year ago
Quoted from tmick73:

Joined the club! What a great game! After collecting modern machines for the last couple years, I got a bit of an itch for an 80’s machine. I bought this from a great Pinsider berzerk. Couldn’t be happier with the gameplay and the neat rules. Definitely a nice change up from the modern machines.

Where did the plastics come from on the front of the coin door?
Looks awesome with the eyes and free play.

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