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Capt. Fantastic rebuild begins


By timab2000

3 months ago



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#51 67 days ago
Quoted from timab2000:

Well thanks again for the encouragement I sure appreciate it.
I sprayed the black on the, whatever you call it, that the back box sits on. I'm sure there's some technical name for it.
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Back box sits on the Neck ...

#52 67 days ago

neck, at least that is what I call it.

#53 67 days ago

Looking good!!

#54 67 days ago
Quoted from ReadyPO:

Back box sits on the Neck ...

I was thinking base, but what do I know, thanks for clearing that up

#55 67 days ago

The funny thing about rebuilding a machine is you have to fight the urge to match the existing colors unless you're trying to faithfully restore a faded color scheme. I too might've gone with a lighter blue, but what you've got looks sharp. Give yourself some time to mentally adjust so you can see it for what it is - awesomely clean and nice.

#56 67 days ago

Actually the paint scheme kind of reminds me of this...

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#57 66 days ago

Got a little bit of the door hardware on today and got the blue painted on the other side of the cabinet

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Also got all the masking paper and everything pulled off the floor inside

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#58 64 days ago

Today I'm going to start tearing into the coin door take it completely down polish and Tumble whatever I can get my Tumbler

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Some of the stuff is kind of nasty looking but it'll all shine up

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#59 64 days ago

Teardowns complete lots of dirty nasty things all get cleaned up door skin definitely needs work

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#60 64 days ago

I did get the chime box all cleaned up rebuilt and installed

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#61 64 days ago

Is that the normal location of the chimes on that machine? Must be loud right there.

#62 64 days ago
Quoted from eagle18:

Is that the normal location of the chimes on that machine? Must be loud right there.

Yeah that is where they go. It actually had one of those aftermarket sound boards in it that did not work with about 20 small holes drilled in the side of the cabinet for the speaker.

#63 64 days ago

Last Inlooked, Marcos had Bally door skins

#64 64 days ago
Quoted from dasvis:

Last Inlooked, Marcos had Bally door skins

I actually got it straightened out fairly decent will shoot some pictures of it when I get the whole thing back together

#65 63 days ago

So much nicer when Parts come out of the tumbler time-consuming part is digging all the Walnut shells out of the screw slots where the Phillips screwdriver goes in

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#66 63 days ago

Not together yet but looking better

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#67 63 days ago
Quoted from timab2000:

So much nicer when Parts come out of the tumbler time-consuming part is digging all the Walnut shells out of the screw slots where the Phillips screwdriver goes in
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do you chuck the springs and circlips in the tumbler as well?

#68 63 days ago

How long did you tumble the parts?

#69 63 days ago
Quoted from russdx:

do you chuck the springs and circlips in the tumbler as well?

Yep everything went in there

#70 63 days ago
Quoted from TxJay:

How long did you tumble the parts?

Good 12 hours overnight

#71 63 days ago
Quoted from timab2000:

Good 12 hours overnight

I just threw another batch in at 2 Central Time will check them tomorrow morning

#72 63 days ago
Quoted from dasvis:

Last Inlooked, Marcos had Bally door skins

I saw that, but that's another $90 to spend. It's not really a game that I think I'll break even on if I go to sell so, I'm trying not to spend too much and use as much of the old stuff as I can.

I also said that on my Xenon that I did, and that did not go so well.

#73 63 days ago
Quoted from timab2000:

I also said that on my Xenon that I did, and that did not go so well.

They never do!!

This door looks more than presentable IMO, if you have been able to hammer out the pry attempts.

#74 63 days ago

It's always a good sign to see the game back on its legs

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#75 63 days ago
Quoted from timab2000:

Good 12 hours overnight

Wow! That looks really good for a somewhat short time. I usually have to leave mine in for 3 days.

#76 63 days ago
Quoted from TxJay:

Wow! That looks really good for a somewhat short time. I usually have to leave mine in for 3 days.

I use the crushed Walnut shells and some of this additive

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#77 63 days ago
Quoted from timab2000:

It's always a good sign to see the game back on its legs
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It looks, well..... Fantastic!

#78 63 days ago

I'm the one who sold Timba the game. It really looks nice!!

#79 63 days ago
Quoted from chad:

I'm the one who sold Timba the game. It really looks nice!!

You gave me a good deal. I really appreciate it. Trying hard to do a good job on it.

#80 63 days ago
Quoted from chad:

I'm the one who sold Timba the game. It really looks nice!!

So you're the one to blame for letting it get in that shape? LOL

#81 62 days ago
Quoted from TxJay:

So you're the one to blame for letting it get in that shape? LOL

I bought both CF in that shape. Including the "modified speaker grill"

#82 62 days ago

Starting to get the back of the coin door back together cleaned up the wiring still waiting for stuff in the tumbler

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A few more parts on the back of the coin door waiting for the coin mechanism holders that come out of the tumbler

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So I keep cleaning other things and painting stuff as I go

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#83 61 days ago

Got the coin door finished and reinstalled still need to get a lock doesn't look too bad though

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#84 60 days ago

Lots of more nasty stuff to clean

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#85 60 days ago

The never ending fight between metal and water....

#86 60 days ago
Quoted from chad:

I bought both CF in that shape. Including the "modified speaker grill"

Yeah, I've torn apart the other one Chad sold to me, but haven't started refurbish yet.

3 weeks later
#87 39 days ago

Back working on the game took some time to do other things.

Starting to work on the Tilt mechanisms and stuff that is attached to the wood piece on the inside of the cabinet lots of stuff coming out of the tumbler. That's smaller bracket needs to go back in a little longer

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#88 39 days ago

I also got some parts from Marco pinball new side rails check those out eventually

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Still need to clean all this up too

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#89 39 days ago

These flipper switches are toast they will get replaced

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#90 39 days ago

Looking super nice

#91 37 days ago
Quoted from pinheadpierre:

Looking super nice

Thanks!

This is ready to go back in
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#92 37 days ago

Okay it's in one less thing to worry about

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#93 37 days ago
Quoted from timab2000:

Thanks!
This is ready to go back in
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What are you doing about that nasty looking lower left Jones plug connection? I'm assuming it is the white/green wire, mine was toast on the Old Chicago I restored too.
Super common on this era Bally, too big of an amp draw for it to handle- I just bypassed the jones plug on that one wire with a stand alone connector of a higher amperage rating.

#94 36 days ago

If you're talking about this one I'm not real sure

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There is this white with green Tracer wire that was not hooked up either at the Transformer or at the Jones plug

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Previous owner hacked a lamp cord wire from the Transformer to the fuse for some strange reason maybe in replace of that white green wire
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I'll have to dig out the schematic and figure it out.

#95 35 days ago

Next up not quite sure where to start

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#96 35 days ago
Quoted from timab2000:

Next up not quite sure where to start

Eat an elephant one bite at a time!

#97 35 days ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

Eat an elephant one bite at a time!

I guess it is not any worse than doing a playfield swap...which I still need to do.

#98 35 days ago
Quoted from timab2000:

I guess it is not any worse than doing a playfield swap...which I still need to do.

I have never tackled an EM thus I'll take on a PF swap any day!

#99 34 days ago

Starting on the disassembly we'll see how it goes should be interesting hope it all works when I put it back together everything's kind of dirty
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My plan is to unscrew everything off the big plywood sheet then slide all of that on to another piece of wood so that I can send the original board Down clean it all up and then clean all the stuff and put it back on

#100 34 days ago

Transplant completed so far so good

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