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Champion Pub Club - Come on in & pound a few...

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#401 1 year ago

Nailed it! Thanks. And yah, I set that messing around with it in the first place.

#402 1 year ago
Quoted from whthrs166:

So how many of you guys use the post to hit the jabs to knock out your boxer? And do you know how to cheat to knock out your boxer? And finally, do you think it’s cheating to use the post to hit the jabs?

Yes you can’t line up post for jabs. Makes it too easy. Game much harder to become the champ without.

#403 1 year ago
Quoted from Onwallst:

Yes you can’t line up post for jabs. Makes it too easy. Game much harder to become the champ without.

But the great thing about this game is if you do use the post to knock out the boxers how many boxers can you knock out in a game? The knock outs get harder and harder because it progressively requires more jabs to knock out each boxer as you move through the game. Now in order to use the post consistently, your game has to be set up and working correctly. My machine had a broken post so I could not consistently hit the jabs off the post. Once I determined that the post itself was damaged, I replaced it. Now I have the consistency needed to knock out off the post. I think knocking out off the post has to be in the games design. Cheating? perhaps, but maybe just a different play style that is a part of a very unique machine. I think the cheating comes in when you use the Smart Punch to knock the Boxer! Shame Shame...

#404 1 year ago

Ordering LEDs from Pinball Bulbs. Any LED issues besides under the fighter I should be aware of?

Side & back art is on their way.

Thanks!

On another note, I attached some ideas in case anyone likes them. Borrowed the beer mug idea from first post on slings. Seen gloves before but thought it needed more. Mug on top lights up. Not as talented as guys building boxer toppers, but it works. Oh, and they actually sell beer mugs for Ken and Barbie. Those two!!! The life....

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#405 1 year ago

The best mods are colordmd, Mirror Blades, Danger Zone enable, jump rope floor.

#406 1 year ago

Rope floor on order. Added custom rope since last post. So much better. Also added cards for casino night.

Waivering on color dmd. I have them on my other pins, but likes the original for this title. If I go with color, any thoughts on lcd for this one?

Prefer to order Tilt's side art. Has such a pub feel. Love mirror blades but think this is more pub than gym. Any votes or there? Mirrors are amazing and they are on my Elvis, but print looks great for a closed pub feel.

Thanks for the discussion. Still looking for any concerns with LEDs.

Thanks all.

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#407 1 year ago

Really like the little cards. Where did you get those?

#408 1 year ago

Hi all, recent owner of Champion Pub. I cannot for the life of me get the speed bag adjusted so it registers consistently. I think the most I have gotten off of it was 4 registered hits. I have the switch blades as close as possible. Am I missing something? I do not have a manual yet although I think ipdb has a pdf of one. can someone post a picture of their setup? It looks like there was a section of foam back there at some point that has long since deteriorated away. is this essential?

#409 1 year ago
Quoted from lint:

Am I missing something?

Yes you are... Behind the speed bag there is (supposed to be anyway) a recoil pad (my word for it). A small rectangular soft pad that absorbs vibration when the bag is hit. If that pad is missing or damaged, you will get the condition your describing. These pads are behind targets on pf also. That pad behind the speed bag is very important to the operation of the hit counts. Take a look back there.

#410 1 year ago
Quoted from RoboBot:

If I go with color, any thoughts on lcd for this one?

Yes, go with the LCD. Looks awesome on high resolution. Colordmd is worth it's wait on this title. What's really funny is when you are in a fight and you are winning, The boxer in the dmd is all beat up and bruised! It's hillarious!

#411 1 year ago
Quoted from whthrs166:

Yes you are... Behind the speed bag there is (supposed to be anyway) a recoil pad (my word for it). A small rectangular soft pad that absorbs vibration when the bag is hit. If that pad is missing or damaged, you will get the condition your describing. These pads are behind targets on pf also. That pad behind the speed bag is very important to the operation of the hit counts. Take a look back there.

thanks for the quick reply. There is nothing in the bottom of the machine so I guess I need to order one or is there a hardware store equivalent of foam tape or something similar?

#412 1 year ago

I have the color dmd on mine, but the led one. I love it

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#413 1 year ago
Quoted from lint:

thanks for the quick reply. There is nothing in the bottom of the machine so I guess I need to order one or is there a hardware store equivalent of foam tape or something similar?

Yeah you can use that sticky back foam weather strip stuff. Its about a 1/2" wide. First you need to see if there is anything back there left.

#414 1 year ago

Where I can get my hands on the elusive Danger Zone switch?

#415 1 year ago
Quoted from Mtg381:

Where I can get my hands on the elusive Danger Zone switch?

You have to build one out of a switchgate.

Quoted from whthrs166:

I have a source but: you have to make a few modifications. 1. You have to drill new holes in gate structure to get the gate to line up with the posts. 2. You have to modify the gate wire to allow the gate to open one way only.
The part numbers are: 01-9654-2 gate
12-6938 wire gate and mini micro blade switch Parts are found at Marco.

#416 1 year ago
Quoted from whthrs166:

You have to build one out of a switchgate.

what switch do you use?

#417 1 year ago
Quoted from Vernisious:

what switch do you use?

A mini micro with a blade lever. You can try part number 180-5128-00.

#418 1 year ago

Here is what my switch looks like. What am I missing? Can someone post an example of what it should look like? PXL_20210225_172753518 (resized).jpgPXL_20210225_172804280 (resized).jpg

#419 1 year ago

See that silver metal bracket behind the bag, thats where the pad is supposed to be. My game is folded and stored right now so I cant take a picture. This is the problem.

#420 1 year ago
Quoted from lint:

Hi all, recent owner of Champion Pub. I cannot for the life of me get the speed bag adjusted so it registers consistently. I think the most I have gotten off of it was 4 registered hits. I have the switch blades as close as possible. Am I missing something? I do not have a manual yet although I think ipdb has a pdf of one. can someone post a picture of their setup? It looks like there was a section of foam back there at some point that has long since deteriorated away. is this essential?

If I could reach this through the computer we could fix it right now.

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#421 1 year ago

thanks! any tips on getting replacement foam? I am sure the hardware store has a ton of weatherstripping options but I would like a lead on size, density, etc.

#422 1 year ago
Quoted from lint:

thanks! any tips on getting replacement foam? I am sure the hardware store has a ton of weatherstripping options but I would like a lead on size, density, etc.

https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/23-6534-9

looks like I need to place an order.

#423 1 year ago
Quoted from lint:

looks like I need to place an order.

Yep, and as you can see I am almost out as well...

#424 1 year ago

got the speedbag sorted, thanks whthrs166 !

Next question. This game came with the top ball diverter removed and in the bottom of the cabinet. As you can see it looks like they have a coil issue with this mechanism. Before I slap a new coil in there is this something common on this machine? Any leads on tracking down the issue?
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#425 1 year ago
Quoted from lint:

got the speedbag sorted, thanks whthrs166 !
Next question. This game came with the top ball diverter removed and in the bottom of the cabinet. As you can see it looks like they have a coil issue with this mechanism. Before I slap a new coil in there is this something common on this machine? Any leads on tracking down the issue?
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Well, looks like you have a burning issue there. It looks to me that the diverter coil locked on. So, I would go to the solenoid table in the manual look up the diverter and find it's corresponding Transistor Q__. Once you do that you can Identify that transistor on the power driver board. Make a note of it and then install the new coil with the pretense that it will activate as soon as you turn power on to the machine. If it does just shut of the machine and replace that transistor. If it does not then go to the solenoids test and try and fire it with a test. (coin door closed) If it works then you have something else that happened there and I have no idea what may have caused that coil to burn up. If it does not work in test mode then you need to check voltages at the coil. hope this helps.

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#426 1 year ago

When you turn on our champion pub the jump rope starts running and does not stop unless you open it up and press the reset button. Anyone know how to fix this? Thanks

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#427 1 year ago

Hi all, hopefully this is still the right forum topic to ask questions about Champion Pub. I just bought one and of course have questions!

1. Do I have the latest game and sound code/ROMs?

Game shows:
CHAMPION PUB REV. 1.6
SOUND REV. 1.0 SY 3.76 07/02/98

2. Is my DANGER ZONE switch/assembly working or do I need some other update/ROM/assembly?
When I go to Switch Edge test and push the switch I see REMOVED. Is this normal or does it mean that feature is disabled?

Please see attached photos of all, thanks!

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#428 1 year ago
Quoted from Becenbarger:

Anyone know how to fix this? Thanks

Yep! Better late than never. Your opto board for the Jump Rope has an issue. I would just replace the opto on the board. Look up the part in the manual. The rope should work as advertised once you do this.

#429 1 year ago
Quoted from timlah79:

2. Is my DANGER ZONE switch/assembly working or do I need some other update/ROM/assembly?
When I go to Switch Edge test and push the switch I see REMOVED. Is this normal or does it mean that feature is disabled?

Yes, your Danger Zone is enabled! Removed in the switch test is normal for an active switch. Your ROMs are up to date.

#430 1 year ago
Quoted from whthrs166:

Yes, your Danger Zone is enabled! Removed in the switch test is normal for an active switch. Your ROMs are up to date.

WOOOHOOO! Thank you so much for the quick confirmation!

Unfortunately I found an issue just now ironically audio-wise. The center/sub speaker at first seemed like it wasn't outputting anything and the right speaker is about half as loud as the left. After testing the sub by literally touching my hand to it, it's activating just incredibly low to the point where I can crawl under the machine and barely hear it. Whereas the left speaker is incredibly loud and pitchy and still the right speaker is super low. While this may "sound" nitpicky it's actually making the game kind of hard to listen to even at sound level 6 or lower (stock is 8 which is incredibly ear-piercing).

I took a quick look at settings and don't see any options to adjust audio besides volume. Also looked at wiring, connections, and fuses, and nothing stands out.

Any ideas what to look for specifically?

The game does have all boards replaced with Rottendog boards if that helps. Here's a pic of the Rottendog A/V board WPC95. I don't see any potentiometer / ways to adjust anything.

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#431 1 year ago

unplug the base cabinet speaker and see if the situation changes. If it does, ohm out the base speaker to make sure it is not bad. do the same thing with the right speaker. I have found that if you have a bad speaker it will cause all kinds of issues with sound. Afterward try moving the volume to see if the situation changes. No change, then Reseat your ribbon cables on your sound board. No change, then with the game on and in play Gently press on the sound ROMs.

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#432 11 months ago

Anyone have any danger zone switches they want to sell ?

#433 11 months ago
Quoted from Troyser:

Anyone have any danger zone switches they want to sell ?

I am also interested in this.

#434 11 months ago
Quoted from Troyser:

Anyone have any danger zone switches they want to sell ?

Check Marco. A-17515. That gate switch should work.

#435 11 months ago

Hey CP homies! I have an issue with the jump rope coil / assembly that jumps the ball. It seems to be very inconsistent in both A) The height that the ball is popped up is sometimes higher/lower and B) sometimes it seems like the ball is jumping slightly left. When A happens the ball contacts the jump rope on its upswing and get's knocked away. When B happens the ball lands against the left ramp of the assembly and doesn't make it's way back onto the magnet and it's mode over. In any case it's pretty frustrating b/c on average it's 3-5 pops and then one of those issues occurs and the mode is failed. What would be your best guess as to what here I should adjust/replace. Does this sound like a coil issue? A magnet issue? LMK if you need specific pictures. I appreciate the help!

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#436 11 months ago

Just thought I would share this picture. Similar issue pulled the speaker out of STNG and it looked like this.

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#437 11 months ago
Quoted from tonyf1965:

thought I would share this picture. Similar issue pulled the speaker out of STNG and it looked like this.

Most likely it’s moisture that causes that. I have seen plenty of those speakers that were pristine.

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#438 10 months ago

Hey all. I just installed some arms on a machine that did not come with any and I am running into an issue with the boxers right hand running into the left ramp. He can get into position and return just fine but this will eventually produce wear that I want to avoid. What would be the adjustment point for this?PXL_20210912_023414264 (resized).jpgPXL_20210912_023419654 (resized).jpgPXL_20210912_023428402 (resized).jpg

#439 10 months ago

Man, that is one dirty dude! I would loosen the boxer from his coupling (two allen screws) pull him out and away from the coupling. Take one or two flat washers and slide them on the shaft (essentially raising the boxer up a bit) then reinstall. That should keep him from hitting the ramp.

#440 10 months ago
Quoted from whthrs166:

Man, that is one dirty dude! I would loosen the boxer from his coupling (two allen screws) pull him out and away from the coupling. Take one or two flat washers and slide them on the shaft (essentially raising the boxer up a bit) then reinstall. That should keep him from hitting the ramp.

Thanks. The dirt is just a black acrylic wash. I had to repaint the arms when I got them from Marco as they were two very different colors of flesh tone from different production runs. I wanted to match the dirt level on his shirt from the factory.

Is the fix you mention above common? I assumed I could reposition that one arm a little UP to clear the edge of the green ramp?

#441 10 months ago
Quoted from lint:

the fix you mention above common?

Yeah I had to use it. The problem with moving an arm is it needs to be in sych with the other arm.

#442 10 months ago

I am having an issue with the ball becoming hung up and stuck under the fighter’s right hand when entering that side of the orbit. Will whthrs166 suggestion solve this issue? Thanks!

#443 10 months ago

Also, randomly, the jump rope will continue turning at start up, and sometimes after a jumping session. Only happens 10-20% of the time. Will cleaning the two optos fix this. Is there a method to assure they are properly aligned? Thank you!

#444 10 months ago
Quoted from Buzzie:

I am having an issue with the ball becoming hung up and stuck under the fighter’s right hand when entering that side of the orbit. Will whthrs166 suggestion solve this issue? Thanks!

Yes, I have fixed a few with just lifting that boxer up just a little.

#445 10 months ago
Quoted from Buzzie:

Also, randomly, the jump rope will continue turning at start up, and sometimes after a jumping session. Only happens 10-20% of the time. Will cleaning the two optos fix this. Is there a method to assure they are properly aligned? Thank you!

This condition is caused by a failing Jump Rope Opto. You can just buy the Opto and soldier it in the Rope Board. Check the manual for the part number and I think Marco has those.

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#446 10 months ago

I love the beer mug that lights up! Where can I find one? Thanks!

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#447 9 months ago

can someone please post a photo of the underside of the ramp diverter? I want to make sure I am assembling it correctly. thank you!

#448 9 months ago

Does anyone near central Illinois? Want to sell a good Champion Pub?

#449 9 months ago

Bump!

Quoted from lint:

can someone please post a photo of the underside of the ramp diverter? I want to make sure I am assembling it correctly. thank you!

#450 9 months ago

Does anyone know where I can find the metal ramp flaps for the green ramps?

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