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PotC owners club: "Dead men tell no tales..."


By rai

5 years ago



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“Are you a Pirate?”

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#2051 11 months ago

I have a green LED in one of the two spotlights, and warm white one in the other. Less clown vomit that way

#2052 11 months ago

Are any of you guys interested in a HEP POTC playfield that is new/never installed?

Here is the link - let me know - thanks, Bob

https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/44861

#2053 11 months ago
Quoted from BroncoBob:

Are any of you guys interested in a HEP POTC playfield that is new/never installed?
Here is the link - let me know - thanks, Bob
https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/44861

Nice.

#2054 11 months ago

Had pirates for around a year now and thought I would share a few photos of what I’ve done to it.

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#2055 11 months ago

Had pirates for around a year now and thought I would share a few photos of what I’ve done to it.
You've got a one-of-a-kind pin there. Where did you find Jack the Monkey, plus items to make your topper. Machine looking super, POTC LE.

#2056 11 months ago
Quoted from Fatscorky:

Had pirates for around a year now and thought I would share a few photos of what I’ve done to it.
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You've got a one-of-a-kind pin there. Where did you find Jack the Monkey, plus items to make your topper. Machine looking super, POTC LE.

#2057 11 months ago

Awesome looking pin! Great colors and that topper is very cool! Well done

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#2058 10 months ago

Titan glow in the dark rubbers - looks better live as the lighting is not as harsh as appears in the pictures - May tone some of the blue down

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#2059 10 months ago

Quiet here. Hope your all enjoying the Stern's POTC. A good player friend recently beat Davy Jones which is pretty impressive imo. Who here has done that?

And Tortuga is still a favorite shot /lock-toy for me. I love filling it for full multiball and how it's incorporated on the DMD... very rewarding. This pin screams for ColorDMD.

#2060 10 months ago
Quoted from dzoomer:

Quiet here. Hope your all enjoying the Stern's POTC. A good player friend recently beat Davy Jones which is pretty impressive imo. Who here has done that?

I have done in (just once) and that was quite a rush but I crumbled fast during 4 winds Multiball.

Quoted from dzoomer:

very rewarding. This pin screams for ColorDMD.

Color DMD is a must, brings the pin to life.

My favorite mode is Jack the monkey hurry up.

#2061 9 months ago

Now I have a gun

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#2062 9 months ago
Quoted from PeterG:

Now I have a gun
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I assume that's an apron magnet. Where did you get it?

#2063 9 months ago
Quoted from dzoomer:

Quiet here. Hope your all enjoying the Stern's POTC. A good player friend recently beat Davy Jones which is pretty impressive imo. Who here has done that?

I have twice. However, I have yet to complete the compass for the Four Winds Multi-ball. I get close with one direction to go, then I choke.

#2064 9 months ago
Quoted from PeterG:

Now I have a gun

That looks great! Is it hooked up to the auto launch?

#2065 9 months ago

The gun is just a plunger. So no connecting to the auto launcher. Also I would not want that because you need to half plunge most of the time to get the Super Duper Skill shot and quickly add ball to for Tortuga Multiball.

#2066 9 months ago
Quoted from mmuglia:

I assume that's an apron magnet. Where did you get it?

It is not a Magnet but printed on thick plastic. That is a custom made one, a friend did that for me.

#2067 9 months ago

I made a topper using that artwork...

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#2068 9 months ago
Quoted from indypinhead:

I made a topper using that artwork
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Looks nice!

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#2069 8 months ago

Hey Guys,

My spinning disk is making some noise, when I took it apart the disk itself is 'warped'... is that normal? I put a new motor in but watching it as it spins it 'wobbles' and the disk hits the bottom mount causing friction thus creating noise. I am worried it is causing pressure on the motor which may cause its life to shorten.
anyway.. just wanna make sure they are not meant to be warped before i order one unnecessarily.

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#2070 8 months ago

Anyone recognize that ships wheel?

Toy?
Beer sign?
POTC item?
Etsy?
Liquor advert piece?

I see it's probably plastic - but not sure
I see acorns and oak leaves
I see a crown and swords
I see 8 spokes

I've searched for several hours (yes, I did) and came up empty and I consider myself top 1% in internet search skills - prove me to be terrible at it please!
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#2071 8 months ago

My POTC gives an service error on Switch D-27 Dipswitch 3? What can that be? I think I set that, to have it on Dutch settings. But wonder if there is anytrhing wrong with that. I could not find D-27 in the manual?

#2072 8 months ago

Have you guys been able to backhand the Jack ramp? I can do it now and then, last time was immediately after the hurry up started.

#2073 8 months ago
Quoted from rai:

Have you guys been able to backhand the Jack ramp? I can do it now and then, last time was immediately after the hurry up started.

I can do it on occasion. It's not the easiest shot, but it is possible.

#2074 8 months ago
Quoted from MT45:

Anyone recognize that ships wheel?
Toy?
Beer sign?
POTC item?
Etsy?
Liquor advert piece?
I see it's probably plastic - but not sure
I see acorns and oak leaves
I see a crown and swords
I see 8 spokes
I've searched for several hours (yes, I did) and came up empty and I consider myself top 1% in internet search skills - prove me to be terrible at it please!
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This isn't it but it might meet your needs with some aging:
amazon.com link »

#2075 8 months ago
Quoted from rai:

Have you guys been able to backhand the Jack ramp? I can do it now and then, last time was immediately after the hurry up started.

Quoted from maffewl:

I can do it on occasion. It's not the easiest shot, but it is possible.

Same here, Once in a while. Usually it doesn't make it the whole way up and just rolls back out.

#2076 8 months ago

Anyone need some backbox decals, brand new

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#2077 8 months ago
Quoted from MT45:

Anyone recognize that ships wheel?
Toy?
Beer sign?
POTC item?
Etsy?
Liquor advert piece?
I see it's probably plastic - but not sure
I see acorns and oak leaves
I see a crown and swords
I see 8 spokes
I've searched for several hours (yes, I did) and came up empty and I consider myself top 1% in internet search skills - prove me to be terrible at it please!
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Found it!

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/id-this-pirates-ship-wheel

#2078 7 months ago

I'm looking for a nice speaker panel decal. Does anyone make a decal for this game?

#2079 7 months ago

I just picked one up cheap and after fixing a few things I got to put some time in it, what a great pin! For sure does not get enough credit. I think it is way better than half the games ranked above it. I rebuilt the ship with new coils and got it 100%. I have a new compass decal. does anyone have experience removing what needs to be removed to get to the compass disk? just wondering if that entire left ramp has to come off first.

#2080 7 months ago
Quoted from Tres:

I'm looking for a nice speaker panel decal. Does anyone make a decal for this game?

Back Alley Creations has a replacement and some other add on parts (cannons, plank, rum barrels etc.) More money than a decal, but well made.https://backalleycreations.com/collections/pirates-of-the-carribean-mods/products/black-pearl-decking-speaker-panel

#2081 7 months ago
Quoted from woody76:

I just picked one up cheap and after fixing a few things I got to put some time in it, what a great pin! For sure does not get enough credit. I think it is way better than half the games ranked above it. I rebuilt the ship with new coils and got it 100%. I have a new compass decal. does anyone have experience removing what needs to be removed to get to the compass disk? just wondering if that entire left ramp has to come off first.

Yes you have to take the left ramp off. Quite the project to tear the top side of this game down.

#2082 7 months ago
Quoted from toasterman04:

Yes you have to take the left ramp off. Quite the project to tear the top side of this game down.

10-4, thank you. I am noticing that. Just to swap out some bulbs could be a major chore.

#2083 7 months ago
Quoted from woody76:

I just picked one up cheap and after fixing a few things I got to put some time in it, what a great pin! For sure does not get enough credit. I think it is way better than half the games ranked above it. I rebuilt the ship with new coils and got it 100%. I have a new compass decal. does anyone have experience removing what needs to be removed to get to the compass disk? just wondering if that entire left ramp has to come off first.

So true! I've wanted one for years. Very fun game with lots of rewarding shots and a lot going on. Don;t for get to get the airball protector.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/maffewls-potc-airball-deflector-for-sneezeguard-removal

Just put one on mine. looks so much better then the sneeze guard. I put one on my friends game last year and know first hand they work great.

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#2084 7 months ago
Quoted from woody76:

10-4, thank you. I am noticing that. Just to swap out some bulbs could be a major chore.

On the down side of this game. Yeah it's a chore to shop and change bulbs. But once you get LEDS in then you're fine.

#2085 7 months ago

I am going to put the new spinner decal on this weekend and put some new rubbers up there and I should be good to go.

#2086 7 months ago
Quoted from woody76:

I am going to put the new spinner decal on this weekend and put some new rubbers up there and I should be good to go.

i bought a new decal from Marco and installed it (without Mylar), and after under 100 games the decal wore right thru to the spinner and made a complete mess of the game. took me hours to strip the top end and clean it all out.
Got another decal and put mylar over it.

Not sure if your supposed to put mylar over it? I dont recall it having mylar on it originally nor see anything about it in the manual.

#2087 7 months ago
Quoted from toasterman04:

i bought a new decal from Marco and installed it (without Mylar), and after under 100 games the decal wore right thru to the spinner and made a complete mess of the game. took me hours to strip the top end and clean it all out.
Got another decal and put mylar over it.
Not sure if your supposed to put mylar over it? I dont recall it having mylar on it originally nor see anything about it in the manual.

I assume mylar would be OK, did it still register hits OK? My decal has a rough surface and I am assuming so it will grab the ball some, but mylar will not do that.

#2088 7 months ago
Quoted from toasterman04:

i bought a new decal from Marco and installed it (without Mylar), and after under 100 games the decal wore right thru to the spinner and made a complete mess of the game. took me hours to strip the top end and clean it all out.
Got another decal and put mylar over it.
Not sure if your supposed to put mylar over it? I dont recall it having mylar on it originally nor see anything about it in the manual.

That's interesting. I sold my POTC yesterday, but I replaced the spinner decal at least a year ago and it still looked brand new when I sold it.

#2089 7 months ago
Quoted from arcademojo:

So true! I've wanted one for years. Very fun game with lots of rewarding shots and a lot going on. Don;t for get to get the airball protector.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/maffewls-potc-airball-deflector-for-sneezeguard-removal
Just put one on mine. looks so much better then the sneeze guard. I put one on my friends game last year and know first hand they work great.[quoted image]

Many thanks for the recommendation arcademojo!

#2090 7 months ago
Quoted from woody76:

I assume mylar would be OK, did it still register hits OK? My decal has a rough surface and I am assuming so it will grab the ball some, but mylar will not do that.

There are some spinner decals with mylar already on the top. Check to what you have from whom you bought from.

#2091 7 months ago
Quoted from maffewl:

Many thanks for the recommendation arcademojo!

just bought one! so yes thanks for the reccomendation!!

#2092 7 months ago

rebuilt ship, new spinner decal with mylar and all new rubber on the compass (makes huge difference). added LEDs, and I should be done now. This is one of the bigger pain in the butt pins I have ever done. reminded me of white water a little, but worse.

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#2093 7 months ago

Just acquired a PoTC with just 150 plays on it. Needless to say it's in nice shape. The one thing I have noticed with the Dead Man's Chest toy is that often when I make shots on the chest the ball just rolls back out the way it came without getting locked behind the chest and then sent out the back. Has anyone else experienced this and is it common/expected behavior? It seems like once I spell K-E-Y, those shots that get rejected don't open the chest or register a hit towards the H-E-A-R-T goal.

Anyone with feedback on this one?

#2094 7 months ago
Quoted from malkneil:

Just acquired a PoTC with just 150 plays on it. Needless to say it's in nice shape. The one thing I have noticed with the Dead Man's Chest toy is that often when I make shots on the chest the ball just rolls back out the way it came without getting locked behind the chest and then sent out the back. Has anyone else experienced this and is it common/expected behavior? It seems like once I spell K-E-Y, those shots that get rejected don't open the chest or register a hit towards the H-E-A-R-T goal.
Anyone with feedback on this one?

Recently picked up a POTC myself that does the same thing with some shots just rolling back out. Wasn’t sure if you had to spell key to get the ball to lock or not.? So interested in finding out what the proper function of the chest is also.

#2095 7 months ago

There's a gate behind the chest. It should keep the ball from rolling back out. There could be times when the ball beats the gate and comes back out, but that should not be the norm.

#2096 7 months ago
Quoted from arcademojo:

Recently picked up a POTC myself that does the same thing with some shots just rolling back out. Wasn’t sure if you had to spell key to get the ball to lock or not.? So interested in finding out what the proper function of the chest is also.

what I have noticed is if it is a perfect super fast shot it will roll back out, which means it is bouncing back out and beating the gate from closing. The glancing slower shots always get locked.

#2097 7 months ago
Quoted from maffewl:

There's a gate behind the chest. It should keep the ball from rolling back out. There could be times when the ball beats the gate and comes back out, but that should not be the norm.

Even if it does beat the gate should it still register a hit? Isn't the opto towards the front as opposed to inside/in back?

#2098 7 months ago

Yes. The opto's are under the plastics in front of the chest.

#2099 7 months ago
Quoted from maffewl:

Yes. The opto's are under the plastics in front of the chest.

Theres also a mini rol microswitch under the chest near the gate post.
Remove chest and inspect

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#2100 7 months ago

Just joined tonight
Never owned one really pumped
I pick up in the morning
One owner with like 5700 plays
Man oh man is there black dust everywhere on the playfield
This guy never changed the balls
All works and cab,playfield seem to be near perfect
Thing is filthy though
Nabbed it at 3400
I hope I did good makes me nervous I hope it cleans up

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