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Cactus Jack's fan club!


By Tux

2 years ago



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#51 6 months ago

Oh wow, I had no idea there were still new pieces actually available anywhere. Not terribly priced, either, a hair over $100 for both left ramps if I screw mine up removing the tape, or if they really are damaged. I think I'll take the chance on removing the ugly tape and see where I get. Worst case scenario, at least I know I have a recovery plan.

Thanks for the heads-up, slghokie !

#52 6 months ago
Quoted from SVTRondogg:

Hello all, new Member here. In talks on bringing home a Cactus Jack's for my first pin. Just had a few questions.
1. Anything in particular to look out for?
2. How succeptable are the cacti puppets tp damage? What mechanically makes them dance? Any chance the rubber can be fixed or replaced long term?
Thanks!

The cactus cowboys are antenna toppers. Search eBay for "cowboy cactus antenna". $15

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#53 5 months ago

I had to put a new upper playfield together and needed the 200,000 decal. I've attached the image if you need to print one on a waterslide decal sheet.

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#54 4 months ago

Here's something I haven't figured out playing the real pin or virtual all these years;

What is the voice clip/call out when hitting the 4 slot switches above the cactus bumpers? Top right of the playfield. "Wahoo tumbleweed" or "Wahoo I believe" is what I can garner?

#55 4 months ago
Quoted from SVTRondogg:

Here's something I haven't figured out playing the real pin or virtual all these years;
What is the voice clip/call out when hitting the 4 slot switches above the cactus bumpers? Top right of the playfield. "Wahoo tumbleweed" or "Wahoo I believe" is what I can garner?

Pretty sure it's "wahoo/yahoo tumbleweed"

2 weeks later
#56 4 months ago

Well, finally picked up my 1st pin last night - Cactus's Jacks.

I picked up a NOS manual from eBay a few months back; unfortunately for the first timer it is more of a Test menu progression and electrical/parts schematics than a How To for someone like me.

Doing a quick run through of a few things and had a few beginner questions:

1. What is the best way to verify both balls are inside and where do I look?
2. What is the purpose of the lone ball on the inside left in a silver rail?
3. Where is the best source I can buy some new balls online? I looked on Amazon and found some mixed reviews on what is available.

Thanks all. Looking forward to sharing some pics later on!

#57 4 months ago
Quoted from SVTRondogg:

Well, finally picked up my 1st pin last night - Cactus's Jacks.
I picked up a NOS manual from eBay a few months back; unfortunately for the first timer it is more of a Test menu progression and electrical/parts schematics than a How To for someone like me.
Doing a quick run through of a few things and had a few beginner questions:
1. What is the best way to verify both balls are inside and where do I look?
2. What is the purpose of the lone ball on the inside left in a silver rail?
3. Where is the best source I can buy some new balls online? I looked on Amazon and found some mixed reviews on what is available.
Thanks all. Looking forward to sharing some pics later on!

1) ball trough, bottom right. It's a bit less obvious than on a Williams pin, imo, but should be easy enough to see
2) that's for tilt detection, if the entire machine is lifted up during play
3) I buy mine in bulk on eBay. Your mileage may vary. Tons of opinions on this one

Enjoy! I like my CJ, although I've come to realize how awful my playfield is and it's really bummed me out. I missed out on a nice touched up PF for $150 so I'm getting the feeling that what I have is what it's going to be... And that's a bummer.

#58 4 months ago

Well here's my entry into the Cactus Jack's Fan Club. This is my first pin so it's all new to me.

As mentioned in my previois post, I had trouble starting the game with the 2nd ball accidentally dropping into the Thorny Surprise VUK while loading the balls. That has been resolved.

I did discover a desoldered wire on that same VUK which I was able to fix this evening.

Two issues with the VUKs:
1. The one that shoots into the wireform at the top left wasn't making the turn in the wireform and drops bacl to playfield. It seems to have loosened up a bit and makes it 85% of the time.
2. The ball will get stuck in the Thorny Surprise VUK maybe 30% of the time and the game will not advance.

Aside from that, the only other issue I have noted is some minor static/buzzing over some of the music, and a few loose wood bars you will see in the photos.

It shipped from the East Coast via freight so I was expecting some minor issues. Good overall condition and very playable with VUK #2 being the biggest annoyance.

I have only had it 24 hours so will continue to dig in as time permits. Apologies for the orientation of my photos posting on mobile.

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#59 13 days ago

Just took ownership of my a Cactus Jack's. My first pinball.

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#60 13 days ago

That looks clean. Mine is...ugly. Great first pin choice.

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#61 4 days ago

Could someone take a picture of the way their pop bumper cacti attach to the caps both on top and on the inside? It seems like the ones on other Cactus Jack's stand up better than the ones on mine, and I suspect a couple mounting parts are missing or they might even be using incorrect springs.

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