(Topic ID: 81359)

Cyclone Full Restoration


By theseadoomaster

5 years ago



Topic Stats

  • 133 posts
  • 31 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 5 years ago by Jasontaps
  • Topic is favorited by 19 Pinsiders

You

Linked Games

Topic Gallery

There have been 59 images uploaded to this topic. (View topic image gallery).

IMG_0949.JPG
IMG_0947.JPG
IMG_0954.JPG
IMG_0946.JPG
IMG_0939.JPG
f73f8dce-16eb-46d1-9f9b-fe87079affde_400.jpg
IMG_0937.JPG
IMG_0935.JPG
IMG_0933.JPG
IMG_0934.JPG
IMG_0932.JPG
IMG_0930.JPG
IMG_0929.JPG
IMG_0922.JPG
IMG_0920.JPG
IMG_0873-862.JPG

There are 133 posts in this topic. You are on page 3 of 3.
#101 5 years ago
Quoted from ngoett:

Prepare to replace balls every month... by painting the bottom of the cabinet it does not allow the wood to "breathe" causing your balls to rust out at least once a month. Just a heads up.

Why would that be? I get it to some point, but theres other holes to allow air to move. Plus in a climate controlled area (aka..house), i don't see it.

Mod..Nice Job on your restore.

#102 5 years ago
Quoted from ngoett:

Prepare to replace balls every month... by painting the bottom of the cabinet it does not allow the wood to "breathe" causing your balls to rust out at least once a month. Just a heads up.

Never heard that one before?

#103 5 years ago

First time hearing this..It really dosen't make sense to me.

#104 5 years ago

Even though there are still other holes to allow air to move, the wood naturally absorbs moisture and if the entire inside of a cabinet is painted the moisture cannot be absorbed by the wood causing the moisture to go nowhere and your balls to rust.

#105 5 years ago

Have learned this from past experience..

#106 5 years ago

Wouldn't it rust out all of the metal parts underneath as well?

#107 5 years ago

I would assume that being in an air conditioned home(not in a garage) you shouldn't have rusty ball problems but nothing wrong with replacing balls on a regular basis anyway.
Playfield finished up ,time to put it back in the cab!!!

IMG_0935.JPG IMG_0937.JPG
#108 5 years ago

Looking good. I wish my ramps were in that condition.

#109 5 years ago

Did you remember to take the spook house assembly details? . Looking great.

#110 5 years ago

Op, if you ever want to take a short ("working") vacation in North Carolina...

#111 5 years ago

Your game does look AMAZING. I've owned 3 or 4 cyclones. Always turned them over due to a small collection and got bored with it. Now that my collection is larger, maybe I'll get another someday. Timeless/classic callouts.

I painted the whole inside of a Fish Tales. I later sold that game to CP pinball in St. Louis for their arcade. I was told that the balls get rust spots on them and need changed every month. Climate controlled there, too. I hope you don't have the problem, but there's a reason they weren't originally fully painted inside.

#112 5 years ago
Quoted from ngoett:

Even though there are still other holes to allow air to move, the wood naturally absorbs moisture and if the entire inside of a cabinet is painted the moisture cannot be absorbed by the wood causing the moisture to go nowhere and your balls to rust.

The things you read on the internet...

#113 5 years ago

Problem solved. Now lets see some final picks!

f73f8dce-16eb-46d1-9f9b-fe87079affde_400.jpg

#114 5 years ago

Here she sit's as of yesterday.
Chasing a couple gremlins,hopefully i will be finished up next week.

IMG_0939.JPG

#115 5 years ago

Looks nice, would love to see some gameplay footage once you get those gremlins worked out. I assume the new PF makes it pretty fast and brutal.

#116 5 years ago

So nice. More pics plz. Lots more pics

#117 5 years ago

gameplay movie please!
-mof

#118 5 years ago
Quoted from theseadoomaster:

I would assume that being in an air conditioned home(not in a garage) you shouldn't have rusty ball problems but nothing wrong with replacing balls on a regular basis anyway.
Playfield finished up ,time to put it back in the cab!!!

I noticed you remove some inserts on the left side of the playfield. Mine are all scratched up and I would like to remove them and possible buy new ones or fix them.. Any suggestions?

IMG_0935.JPG 506 KB

IMG_0937.JPG 510 KB

#119 5 years ago

That looks like one clean machine. Great job. That original playfield was in serious need of help.

I do have one critical suggestion. Unless it is the picture playing tricks, it seems that a new or better translite would really help.

#120 5 years ago

Yeah it could use a new translite but I'm at 3k invested and can't do anymore.
As for the inserts, I'm not sure what you are talking about. I didn't remove any.

#121 5 years ago
Quoted from theseadoomaster:

Yeah it could use a new translite but I'm at 3k invested and can't do anymore.
As for the inserts, I'm not sure what you are talking about. I didn't remove any.

That's understandable, and a translite is an easy enough item to keep and eye out for and upgrade later if you find a nice one cheap.

I think that poster thought the clear inserts that show the subway for the Spook House and Boomerang were pulled out when they are really just new and clear. To be quite honest, I figured those window inserts were always cloudy looking (even back in 88 when Cyclones were factory fresh). I had a Cyclone in very nice condition. The windows were cloudy on mine, but it never bothered me because I figured that is just the way they were.

Again...looks great. I sometimes miss my Cyclone and I can almost boil all of that down to the callouts and music. I really love them.

#122 5 years ago

Marco has a cyclone backglass but they want $240, ouch!

1 week later
#123 5 years ago

Well its been a little while but i can now say the game is done and plays 100%
I am very happy with the way it turned out and hopefully soon it will be in someone else's home that will appreciate it for a long while to come.
After finishing and lighting up the playfield i noticed some crackling in a few of the inserts(obviously not a gold CPR playfield)A pic is attatched a little but hard to see.
Here is a list of what was done...
New playfield
New plastics
New legs with new bolts and upgraded plates
Cabinet protectors
New rottendog mpu
New roms
New ribbon cables
New Rottendog Led Display
Shooter rod assy
New playfield glass
New Backglass speaker grill cover
New cyclone ,subway and comet ramps
LED's throughout
All new posts on playfield
New rubbers (duh!)
New Ball
Refinish Cabinet
New locks
Cleaned and flame polished ferris wheel ramp
New Flippers and new buttons
Rebuilt Flippers and all other mechs
Many new screws (rather than cleaning them)
Stencil to spray warning on backbox
New right sling coil and bracket
Some new 555 lamp sockets
New backbox latch
Refinish coin door
New cabinet Ground braid
New stencil set
A LOT OF CLEANING!!
I'm sure im forgetting some things
I did a little math and total investment is around $3300
More than i wanted to spend but you only live once.
I have someone interested but if he passes i am going to sell for $2500
I knew i was losing money when i started but what the hell.

IMG_0946.JPG IMG_0947.JPG IMG_0949.JPG IMG_0954.JPG
#124 5 years ago

New power cable also

#125 5 years ago

Killer job on the cabinet.
GLWS...
$3000 would be a great price for this amount of work/materials.
$2500 is a steal. Whoever snags this is going to be happy as all get out...
-mof

#126 5 years ago

I also installed superbands.

#127 5 years ago
Quoted from theseadoomaster:

I also installed superbands.

If you were closer I'd more than interested. I love mine, but would prefer a really nice example. Hate to ship this one. Stll may think about it if it's still available. Very nice job

#128 5 years ago

why sell such a beauty!?

#129 5 years ago
Quoted from rollinover:

why sell such a beauty!?

I am more into fixing than playing, although i do like to play.
Always looking on to the next pin.

#130 5 years ago

PM sent. I will buy it if it is still available.

#131 5 years ago

Hate to be that guy, but wish you were closer

#132 5 years ago

Here are some pics of the finished product
www.flickr.com/photos/67565915@N06/sets/72157644607253183/

1 week later
#133 5 years ago

Your machine looks beautiful! Nice job.
Cyclone was actually my first pin, so I can super appreciate the fine details and work you put into this.

Promoted items from the Pinside Marketplace
$ 10.00
Cabinet - Sound/Speakers
Gweem's Mods
$ 36.99
Eproms
Matt's Basement Arcade
$ 20.00
Electronics
Yorktown Parts and Equip
$ 29.99
Cabinet - Sound/Speakers
Lighted Pinball Mods
2,300
Machine - For Sale
Rochester, NY
2,500 (Firm)
Machine - For Sale
Los Angeles, CA
$ 11.95
Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
ULEKstore
$ 18.99
Eproms
Matt's Basement Arcade
$ 29.99
Cabinet - Sound/Speakers
Lighted Pinball Mods
Trade
Machine - For Trade
Evansville, IN
There are 133 posts in this topic. You are on page 3 of 3.

Hey there! Got a moment?

Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside