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Diner Owners Club...Can I Take Your Order ?


By Pinballgeek

6 years ago



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#751 1 year ago
Quoted from dozer1:

tstone , think I found my deflector shield for the cash register. Looking through my teardown pics I see this. Also saw it laying on my parts table and new it looked like the part, but knew it wasn't on the cash register. Looks like an old shop out fail.

Heh, glad you found it!

1 week later
#752 1 year ago

so ive located the original coffee cup mold. trying to get it in my shop for repairs. might take some time but at least its not scrap.
working with PPS to get it moving.

#753 1 year ago
Quoted from pin-pimp:

so ive located the original coffee cup mold. trying to get it in my shop for repairs. might take some time but at least its not scrap.
working with PPS to get it moving.

Wow, that's pretty cool. If you are able to document that somehow whether in this thread or in another (please post a link here) I'd love to see that whole process.

#754 1 year ago
Quoted from pin-pimp:

so ive located the original coffee cup mold. trying to get it in my shop for repairs. might take some time but at least its not scrap.
working with PPS to get it moving.

Any pictures?

#755 1 year ago

Question:

Any of you guys with early version/sample game (DP playfield, yellow wireform) have a center post on their game?

I swear mine looks original... What's the story.

#756 1 year ago

I’m working with rick to try and make this happen. We did this same thing last year with the transporter the rescue ramp tooling and it worked out good. It may take some time but I’ve located the original mold in Chicago. I’m looking for a few other lost molds too. I can ask about he black rose cannon parts. I know I saw the disc mold.
The coffee cup mold looked canabalized but the guts (core and cavity) looked intact.

#757 1 year ago

I had posted the process of finding the transporter ramp molds and getting them rebuilt to final parts. Transporter the rescue club thread.
I have a pic of the coffee cup mold I can post.

#758 1 year ago

There is is, it exists! Pps Owns this tooling. I would just be the guy bringing it back to life. Any sales would take place through pps not me.
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#759 1 year ago

Directly from the moon.

#760 1 year ago

I have modeled the clock disc, as mine is cracked by the set screw. I was going to see if my Morgan Press could make them at some point.

#761 1 year ago
Quoted from pin-pimp:

so ive located the original coffee cup mold. trying to get it in my shop for repairs. might take some time but at least its not scrap.
working with PPS to get it moving.

I would be very interested in purchasing 2 of these.
cheers

#762 1 year ago

If anyone is interested I've made a batch of hotdog switch covers and well sell them for $20 set(2). Free delivery at TPF.
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#763 1 year ago

Looking for the "Chef" plastic piece on a spring that goes in the back box.

For some reason it was replaced with Buck, so I have two of those!??

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#764 1 year ago
Quoted from djblouw:

Looking for the "Chef" plastic piece

You may know this already but.. https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/31-1578-571

#765 1 year ago

Hi everyone,
I am wanting to purchase all new ramps for my diner, any info on what company makes the best ramps?
cheers
Trevor

#766 1 year ago

Yes, thanks for the link. I was hoping someone would have a spare, as I don't need the entire set. But, I'll probably end up getting the set. So, if anyone needs any of the other characters, let me know.

#767 12 months ago

I’ve got a few emails bouncing back and forth about the cup tooling, hope I can get that moving this way. Will keep you all updated.

#768 12 months ago
Quoted from MANTO1975:

Hi everyone,
I am wanting to purchase all new ramps for my diner, any info on what company makes the best ramps?
cheers
Trevor

I needed the right ramp and got it from Starship Fantasy. It’s been great on location for over 2 years now.

#769 12 months ago

So I’m playing Diner today and notice that the “A” in “EAT” on the back playfield is not lit.

I took the glass off and started a game.
Rolling the ball through “E” and “T” light up. Rolling it through “A” makes a sound so it would appear that the switch that the ball rolls over works.

I took another light socket holder from another location and it will also not light.

The silver (solder?) around the pcb light hole opening looks worn.

Would I be correct in saying that aside from the light not working the “switch” the ball goes over is working?

Looks like the manual says it's just a 3 lamp pcb (part #5768-12245-00), but seems to be discontinued.
http://www.actionpinball.com/parts.php?item=5768-12245-00

Anyone know who sells them or alternatively maybe a hacked way to get the light working?

Thanks
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#770 12 months ago

Update:

I removed the pcb from the playfield and disconnected the molex head. I reconnected the molex connection and only 1 light would work.

I wiggled the molex connection and all 3 work

Go figure...

#771 12 months ago

Bad solder joints. Reflow the header connector on the PWB.

#772 11 months ago
Quoted from sawbill:

Bad solder joints. Reflow the header connector on the PWB.

I second this advice. Same issue with my Doctor Who light board. Reflowing the solder on all the pins took care of it.

#773 11 months ago

Any very nice used or NOS Diner translights out there? With the CPR backglasses, there must be a few good used translights to be had. PM me condition and price. Thx
Update...decided this is not worth messing with. Ordered CPR backglass.

1 week later
#774 11 months ago

Took at look at the flipper EOS leaf switches and the right side looks badly worn.

I shall replace both.

Can anyone recommend a good place to get them?

Didn’t I read somewhere that it is best to replace these with high voltage EOS?

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#775 11 months ago

I’ve got a real loose ramp support post (ignore the picture where it’s come off. It’s very loose when on)

Can anyone tell me what the correct metal post should be based on the manual?

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#776 11 months ago
Quoted from Cmjb13:

Took at look at the flipper EOS leaf switches and the right side looks badly worn.
I shall replace both.
Can anyone recommend a good place to get them?
Didn’t I read somewhere that it is best to replace these with high voltage EOS?
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Those are the cabinet switches - the EOS switches are part of the flippers assembly underneath the playfield. Cabinet switches sometimes need to be replaced
(these are now 29 years old, after all), but EOS switches burn out much sooner.

Check out Vid's Guide to Rebuilding Flippers on Pinside for the comprehensive tutorial on how to do it right.

#777 11 months ago
Quoted from Cmjb13:

Can anyone tell me what the correct metal post should be based on the manual?

I am gonna guess one of the 02-4036 bumper posts with 02-4277-30 spacer post on top of it. See if the spacer post you have is 1 7/8" spacer length.

#778 11 months ago
Quoted from sethbenjamin:

Those are the cabinet switches - the EOS switches are part of the flippers assembly underneath the playfield. Cabinet switches sometimes need to be replaced
(these are now 29 years old, after all), but EOS switches burn out much sooner.
Check out Vid's Guide to Rebuilding Flippers on Pinside for the comprehensive tutorial on how to do it right.

I ordered 2 replacement switches.
I did notice that mine has capacitors installed.

I've seen switches for sale with capacitors already installed, but they weren't for Diner.

I take it they are needed if they are installed. Would I be able to re-use the existing ones or suggest getting new ones?

Any harm if they are left off?
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#779 11 months ago

This is the capacitor you want. It's a mystery to me why Marco doesn't put a link to this part in your face when you add the switch to your cart (unless they've gotten wise since last time I ordered a cab switch). If you have more than one sys 11 game, buy a bunch to have on hand. You may be able to get them cheaper at GPE, but if you're already shopping through Marco...

https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/C.1M500VR

Quoted from Cmjb13:

I've seen switches for sale with capacitors already installed, but they weren't for Diner.
I take it they are needed if they are installed. Would I be able to re-use the existing ones or suggest getting new ones?
Any harm if they are left off?

I've never seen cab switches with the capacitor on already, that would be kinda nice.
You can re-use them, but there's not much sense in it. They are 30 years old and, like everything else, were intended to last 3 years. So, they owe you nothing. I was playing my PinBot one day when the flipper started sticking in the up position even after releasing the button. I quickly turned the game off and smelled a sick, hot electrical smell...but this wasn't coming form the back box. Turned out the cabinet switch capacitor had burned up. I had some on hand so was able to replace it quickly, so in my case anyway the switches outlived the capacitors. But it's a pretty good part to replace; if they're originals and you're doing a flipper rebuild (like every wise pin owner does, unless they are *certain* it was done within recent memory, and done correctly) it's a good time to put in fresh contacts everywhere.

#780 11 months ago

Any very nice used or NOS Diner translights out there? With the CPR backglasses, there must be a few good used translights to be had. PM me condition and price. Thx
Update...decided this is not worth messing with. Ordered CPR backglass.</blockquote

Don’t pinball centre do new translites? Sure I’ve seen them there.

#781 11 months ago

Your right, looks like they do. I used to buy a few items from them, until the shipping got complicated. There is threads about somebody that re-ships the stuff and gets the price down on the shipping somewhat. Just seems like a PETA to me, so I avoid it. Too bad too, because I was always happy with Pinball Centres' products and service.

#782 11 months ago
Quoted from sethbenjamin:

This is the capacitor you want. It's a mystery to me why Marco doesn't put a link to this part in your face when you add the switch to your cart (unless they've gotten wise since last time I ordered a cab switch). If you have more than one sys 11 game, buy a bunch to have on hand. You may be able to get them cheaper at GPE, but if you're already shopping through Marco...
https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/C.1M500VR

Thanks for the link

1 week later
#783 11 months ago
Quoted from cadmium:

I second this advice. Same issue with my Doctor Who light board. Reflowing the solder on all the pins took care of it.

So I’ve removed the lamp board.

Which side should I reflow?

The long pin side or the short pin side?

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#784 11 months ago
Quoted from Cmjb13:

So I’ve removed the lamp board.
Which side should I reflow?
The long pin side or the short pin side?
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Long pin side.

#785 11 months ago
Quoted from djblouw:

Long pin side.

Much obliged.

Reflowed and appears stable where it was very flaky before.

1 week later
#786 11 months ago

Really want to join this club!

I have a wanted ad posted

Projects ok.

PM me.

#787 10 months ago
Quoted from pin-pimp:

so ive located the original coffee cup mold. trying to get it in my shop for repairs. might take some time but at least its not scrap.
working with PPS to get it moving.

Where are you on this project? I'd really like 2 new cups.

#788 10 months ago

Anyone know if these playfield light boards are readily available?

I couldn’t find them on Marcos site.

Thanks

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#789 10 months ago
Quoted from Cmjb13:

Anyone know if these playfield light boards are readily available?
I couldn’t find them on Marcos site.
Thanks

Nope, Nobody has ever had them as new replacements. Now and then you'll find some on ebay from someone parting a game.
Usually you just replace it with a 44 socket/bulb.

#790 10 months ago
Quoted from Cmjb13:

Anyone know if these playfield light boards are readily available?

PM sent

#791 10 months ago

Someone sell me a diner ! Lol
Gotta have it!

#792 10 months ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Someone sell me a diner ! Lol
Gotta have it!

PM sent!

#794 10 months ago

That was easy!

#795 10 months ago

Anyone interested in a new repo cup with decals? $112 shipped.

#796 10 months ago
Quoted from jalpert:

Anyone interested in a new repo cup with decals? $112 shipped.

PM sent

#797 10 months ago
Quoted from jalpert:

Anyone interested in a new repo cup with decals? $112 shipped.

Are the new ones from Rick's original molds available now?

#798 10 months ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Are the new ones from Rick's original molds available now?

I wish- I need two...

#799 10 months ago
Quoted from Wmsfan:

I wish- I need two...

I think the real ones are coming pretty soon.

The molds are in good condition and can be made whole.

#800 10 months ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

I think the real ones are coming pretty soon.
The molds are in good condition and can be made whole.

There was 2 people talking about doing these 45+ days ago, then nothing......

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