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Comet Club - Admit One


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#601 8 months ago

Here's the before:
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Put some lights under my star posts......
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I also put them by the "go kart" loop
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Next up is wiring in the new LED ring things under the pop bumpers and maybe getting clear pop bodies and different colored caps.
I think once the pop bumpers are done and maybe some apron lights it should be good to go. Game was super dark but now its a lot more playable with the lights off. I have clear star posts on the way and some more star post LED thingies.

#602 8 months ago
Quoted from Malenko:

Here's the before:
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Put some lights under my star posts......
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I also put them by the "go kart" loop
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Next up is wiring in the new LED ring things under the pop bumpers and maybe getting clear pop bodies and different colored caps.
I think once the pop bumpers are done and maybe some apron lights it should be good to go. Game was super dark but now its a lot more playable with the lights off. I have clear star posts on the way and some more star post LED thingies.

That looks nice all lit up..I’ve been thinking of adding led bulbs, but haven’t priced it out out yet..how many reds, greens, whites...

#603 8 months ago

I'm making all the GI lights white. I had a few color matching bulbs like green under the bottom left tree plastic and behind the dunk the dummy, but everything is getting changed to white except the gates where the 1986 roll over lanes are, those will stay red. Right now the only real dark areas are the unlit pop bumpers (obvi :p ) and behind the flippers. I may still add some directional LEDs like vid1900 did behind the ducks.

#604 8 months ago

Leds do wonders on this game. It's a very dark playfield and leds helped a lot. Unlike some older games, the bright white bulbs look great on it.

Imo, color match the inserts. Everything above the playfield looks best white.

#605 8 months ago
Quoted from Jason43:

Imo, color match the inserts. Everything above the playfield looks best white.

Agreed. Might be tough to tell through the pictures, but all the inserts are color matched. I think once I swap out the star posts for clear and put em up near the corkscrew that area will be perfect.

#606 8 months ago

You cant tell in any pics but I put 2 flame bulbs in the eyes on the comet coaster behind the backglass and they look pretty damn cool. Next time you put in a bulb order from comet grab yourself a couple and I think you will be pleased with the effect. I know I am for what its worth.

1 week later
#607 7 months ago

Transparent orange Cork Screw ramps back in stock tomorrow. Also have the transparent red Cycle Jump ramp available and the black ABS Cycle Jumps will be made on demand.

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#608 7 months ago

Does anyone know if CPR ever did a Comet playfield? I can't find any info on it, so Im guessing not. Trying to decide if I go the hardtop route or wait for the "on-demand" playfields to come out. Id rather have the repro playfield if I have a choice (though I have a space shuttle with a hard top and its an awesome product).

#609 7 months ago

Just got my Cabinet back from being stenciled, it came out Great. The playfield has a Hardtop installed, almost everything new on the top side, new Freeplay40 cork screw and jump ramp, new posts, plastics, Titan rings, Comet LED's. It's been a project sitting around for almost 3 years time to finish this project, i can't wait to play it. Time to reassemble the cabinet.

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#610 7 months ago

Oh man, that looks nice! I'm jealous.

#611 7 months ago
Quoted from BertoDRINK1:

Just got my Cabinet back from being stenciled, it came out Great. The playfield has a Hardtop installed, almost everything new on the top side, new Freeplay40 cork screw and jump ramp, new posts, plastics, Titan rings, Comet LED's. It's been a project sitting around for almost 3 years time to finish this project, i can't wait to play it. Time to reassemble the cabinet.
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Wow wow wow!! Damn that looks fantastic, congratulations on your brand new comet!

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#612 6 months ago

I had already done the LED thing:
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but I added some post LEDs:
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and swapped all the star posts to clear:
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and I added a trough light:
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and LED strips by the corkscrew, to the left of the skeeball ramp, behind the ducks, and behind the rabbits:
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I used vid1900 's technique of aluminum tape behind the ducks

The overall brightness is AMAZING
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#613 6 months ago
Quoted from Malenko:

I had already done the LED thing:
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but I added some post LEDs:
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and swapped all the star posts to clear:
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and I added a trough light:
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and LED strips by the corkscrew, to the left of the skeeball ramp, behind the ducks, and behind the rabbits:
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I used vid1900 's technique of aluminum tape behind the ducks
The overall brightness is AMAZING
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"F"ing Beautiful man great job

#614 6 months ago

Looks great! Still working on brightening mine up a bit.

#615 6 months ago
Quoted from BrewNinja:

Does anyone know if CPR ever did a Comet playfield? I can't find any info on it, so Im guessing not. Trying to decide if I go the hardtop route or wait for the "on-demand" playfields to come out. Id rather have the repro playfield if I have a choice (though I have a space shuttle with a hard top and its an awesome product).

I am also very interested in purchasing a repro playfield as well.

#616 6 months ago
Quoted from BertoDRINK1:

Just got my Cabinet back from being stenciled, it came out Great. The playfield has a Hardtop installed, almost everything new on the top side, new Freeplay40 cork screw and jump ramp, new posts, plastics, Titan rings, Comet LED's. It's been a project sitting around for almost 3 years time to finish this project, i can't wait to play it. Time to reassemble the cabinet.
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I am interested in purchasing a stencil kit for my Comet, do you know where I can purchase one from?
cheers
Trevor

#617 6 months ago
Quoted from MANTO1975:

I am interested in purchasing a stencil kit for my Comet, do you know where I can purchase one from?
cheers
Trevor

I got them from Pinball Pimp, great quality stencils.

http://pinballpimpstencils.com/?page_id=2654

#618 6 months ago
Quoted from BertoDRINK1:

I got them from Pinball Pimp, great quality stencils.
http://pinballpimpstencils.com/?page_id=2654

Great, thanks very much

#619 6 months ago

OK... working on a Comet I will have for sale soon... got most of the kinks out... except...

All sounds appear to be working except for the screams when the ball exits the comet ramp... it just makes a weird kinda clunk and the other sound stops... switch is working and points score correctly...

HELP

#620 6 months ago

GOT IT!!! Ribbon cable reseat...

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#621 4 months ago

Silly question.... when do I know it's time to rebuild my flippers?
I have a comet... of course... and I rarely get the ball up the middle ramp.
Slow and weak.... like grandma..

Pitch of the table is good...
Cleaned and waxing a month or so ago...
Newer rubbers on the flippers....

When I do rebuild, what's the easiest way to do it?
Do I need the kit that Marco sells or do I need to just replace the coils?

Thanks,

MM

#622 4 months ago

I'd bet the coils are fine. Plungers, links, switches etc more than likely are due for a change. I sourced the parts instead of going with a kit, but that was just to save a few bucks.

#623 4 months ago

When I had trouble making it up the center ramp my flippers were just fine. For me, the screws holding the ramp entrance loosened and fell to the bottom of the cabinet. It made the ramp unstable and only a pure center hit would make it up. I’d take a peek there before spending money.

#624 4 months ago

I'd start with a good parts cleaning. Pull the parts off give everything a good cleaning, use a q-tip inside the coil, i like to use a magic eraser on the plunger, soak the linkage and clean the moving parts, check the coil sleeve if it slides out smoothly and you don't have an extra one just clean that also with a q-tip. Years of use and carbon dust build up can slow everything down, if you have access to a sonic washer toss the whole flipper mech in there. They are cheap also from Harbor Freight.

#625 4 months ago

Finished the rehab on the Comet I picked up a couple months back, it now looks right at home.

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#626 4 months ago
Quoted from KPW66:

Finished the rehab on the Comet I picked up a couple months back, it now looks right at home.[quoted image]

Looks great! How much work did you have to put into it?

#627 4 months ago
Quoted from KPW66:

Finished the rehab on the Comet I picked up a couple months back, it now looks right at home.[quoted image]

Thats awesome looking side by side with its older brother Cyclone. Now all you need is a Hurricane and you will have a very sweet trifecta of fun!!

#628 4 months ago
Quoted from jaytrem:

Looks great! How much work did you have to put into it?

Quite a bit, but a lot of it was just busy work:
• power board repair and a couple transistors on a strobe circuit.
• restored the transformer board
• fix some backbox sag
• considerable paint work on backbox
• rubbers, flippers, legs, glass, target decals, bulbs, etc., etc., and a few mechanical fixes where needed. Standard fair as the game had sat for almost a decade in a storage container.

Just needed some love and I wanted to rehab it. Far from a true “restore”, but back to 100% playing and looking pretty good.

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#629 4 months ago

Forgot about the speech board... most speech was missing (except explosion) but replacing the two small IC’s and resocketing the ROMs fixed it. So many little things I forget half of them.

#630 4 months ago
Quoted from Jason43:

I'd bet the coils are fine. Plungers, links, switches etc more than likely are due for a change. I sourced the parts instead of going with a kit, but that was just to save a few bucks.

Quoted from dmieczko:

When I had trouble making it up the center ramp my flippers were just fine. For me, the screws holding the ramp entrance loosened and fell to the bottom of the cabinet. It made the ramp unstable and only a pure center hit would make it up. I’d take a peek there before spending money.

Thanks for the advise but I decided to replace it all....... Flipper Kit and New coils. I'll rebuilt later this week.

More to come.

MM

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#631 4 months ago

Anybody know the dimensions of the Comet translite? Thanks

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#632 3 months ago

Hey everyone!

Getting my Comet up and running...it's getting real close (the big thing at the moment is, I think, just the pop bumpers being sluggish), but there's also a problem with the sound. I get the "hey, Turkey!" guy taunts, and the train sounds on the left outlane, and the coaster sounds and drumrolls...but no music!

I do believe there used to be sound, back when I played this game in my grandparents' basement in the 90s...where should I start, to figure out what might be wrong? Thanks!

#633 3 months ago
Quoted from TheHueManatee:

Anybody know the dimensions of the Comet translite? Thanks

I can measure the glass, but its not a translite. Its printed on the glass itself.

#634 3 months ago
Quoted from Malenko:

I can measure the glass, but its not a translite. Its printed on the glass itself.

I think I found it at 27x18. If you can confirm this it would be appreciated

#635 3 months ago
Quoted from reconsider59:

Hey everyone!
Getting my Comet up and running...it's getting real close (the big thing at the moment is, I think, just the pop bumpers being sluggish), but there's also a problem with the sound. I get the "hey, Turkey!" guy taunts, and the train sounds on the left outlane, and the coaster sounds and drumrolls...but no music!
I do believe there used to be sound, back when I played this game in my grandparents' basement in the 90s...where should I start, to figure out what might be wrong? Thanks!

Yes, you should have music playing. I suspect it's something more, but there is a knob on my sound board that controls something like the voice/music ratio. Can't hurt to check that.

#636 3 months ago
Quoted from jaytrem:

Yes, you should have music playing. I suspect it's something more, but there is a knob on my sound board that controls something like the voice/music ratio. Can't hurt to check that.

...I had no clue that was a thing...sure enough, that was it! I thought the volume pot was only under the playfield...

THANK YOU!

#637 3 months ago
Quoted from reconsider59:

...I had no clue that was a thing...sure enough, that was it! I thought the volume pot was only under the playfield...
THANK YOU!

Wow, I'm surprised that was it. Glad to help. Enjoy!

#638 3 months ago
Quoted from TheHueManatee:

I think I found it at 27x18. If you can confirm this it would be appreciated

Mines 21x28.75, roughly. I didn't take it out to measure.

#639 3 months ago

I was feeling the need to make Comet a tad more challenging and decided to remove the one way gate next to the left flipper. It makes a BIG difference in gameplay - much more challenging!

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#640 3 months ago
Quoted from Jason43:

Mines 21x28.75, roughly. I didn't take it out to measure.

my measurements match this. just a ball hair under 28.75

#641 3 months ago

Can I get a little bit of help; please.
The gate leading out of the corkscrew it not tripping the switch. The switch is working...I can trip it manually.

The arming leading to the switch it fine.... and arming is sitting correct. It seam like there is too much "movement" in the arm, for the arm to pull up on the switch. Any help would be great.

Thanks,

MM

OUT.

#642 3 months ago

Do you mean the center ramp?

#643 3 months ago

Thanks guys!

#644 3 months ago
Quoted from Jason43:

Do you mean the center ramp?

No...... to the left of the center ramp there is the exit to the cork-screw. Just pass the exit of the cork-screw there is a wire form (a gate).
That gate works on the same principles as the center ramp gate in which the ball passes under the wire form and triggers the switch from below.
It seams like the center ramp as a good amount of tension on the arm and triggers easy, as to the cork-screw gate arm has very little.
I need to a adjust this arm but I'm not sure how.

I hope this helps.

MM

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#645 3 months ago

Finally finished my Comet Restore, turned it on for the first time in 3 years on Wednesday. Thursday morning finished getting all switches adjusted and a little extra lighting installed (another set of post LED's And a strip in the apron) then preceded to wrap it up and take it straight to the Atlanta Southern Fried Gaming Expo SFGE.
It Won Best in Show Restoration award also.
Glad people enjoyed it. Very positive on the Hardtop install also. At the show I picked up an orginal Signed flyer by the late Great Python Angelo and Barry Oursler also to go along with the pin very happy with that.

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#646 3 months ago

Recently replaced my ball with a lighter ball from Pinsound (they do sell their own balls) and feel it plays a lot better. I find this ball is a bit easier to make the various ramp shots and likely does less damage to the game.

#647 3 months ago

Looks amazing! Congrats!!!

#648 3 months ago

Question. Did you go with the orange or red instruction card? Been meaning to try to figure out which would look better, thanks.

#649 3 months ago
Quoted from jaytrem:

Question. Did you go with the orange or red instruction card? Been meaning to try to figure out which would look better, thanks.

I went with Orange. Seems a little Peach in the pic but it's a nice orange matches great.

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#650 3 months ago
Quoted from BertoDRINK1:

I went with Orange. Seems a little Peach in the pic but it's a nice orange matches great.[quoted image]

Thanks, orange it is.

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