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DUMPSTER FIREpower


By mrm_4

1 year ago



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#301 8 months ago

looking good!

#302 8 months ago

I love these decals.
Once you get the edge lined up it’s so easy to apply them.
I just wipe back and forth as I pull the backing slowly until I get to the end.
No need for water and squeegees.

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#303 8 months ago
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#304 8 months ago

Loving the red on the grill. Nice touch.

#305 8 months ago
Quoted from mrm_4:

Finished the inside of the cabinet

Whoever is making Slayer pinball should call you for ideas.
-mof

#306 8 months ago

First time using these protectors. Should’ve used them on every game I restored.

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#307 8 months ago

Spent the majority of the day putting the cab back together. My wife suggested that I leave the lockdown bar stainless. After seeing it I’m going forward with painting it black.
Starting to get excited about this game.

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#308 8 months ago

Dude! That is looking great! You did a fantastic job on that Firepower. #bringingitbackfromdead

#309 8 months ago

Looks awesome, luv the red & black inside the cabinet - what a great project and resto.

#310 8 months ago
Quoted from Pin-Pilot:

Dude! That is looking great! You did a fantastic job on that Firepower. #bringingitbackfromdead

Quoted from Manny65:

Looks awesome, luv the red & black inside the cabinet - what a great project and resto.

Thanks guys, still a little ways to go. Still need to finish the playfield wire harness and start testing everything. More to come!

#311 8 months ago

Looking great!

#312 8 months ago

Got the head on, now time to see if these Rottendog boards are gonna payoff!

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#313 8 months ago

Yes! She boots AND my rebuild of the master display appears to be successful!

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#314 8 months ago

Wow, that is great! Had to be a big relief.

I will be powering up my High Speed here soon. Gonna take it very slow. Made quite a few changes without doing tests after each change. I am, needless to say, a bit nervous.

Congrats on the progress.

#315 8 months ago

Love the attention to detail. The red wire and ring terminals as ground jumpers are brilliant. I’m totally gonna rip off some of your ideas when I pimp my FP & Blackout.

#316 8 months ago
Quoted from hepgeek:

Love the attention to detail. The red wire and ring terminals as ground jumpers are brilliant. I’m totally gonna rip off some of your ideas when I pimp my FP & Blackout.

Thanks, making that ground wire was fun. Took a lot longer than anticipated but it turned out nice and every piece metal is grounded properly now.
I still have one more wire to run though. Need to run a black wire over from the tilt panel to ground the speaker then it’ll be complete.

Edit: Added the speaker ground

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#317 8 months ago
Quoted from mrm_4:

First time using these protectors. Should’ve used them on every game I restored.
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I bought a set of those as well for my High Speed.

#318 8 months ago

Dude, did you cut away the decal that is under the cabinet protector? You better or you will get decal wrinkling over time of nudging or moving it.

#319 8 months ago
Quoted from TheCapn:

Dude, did you cut away the decal that is under the cabinet protector? You better or you will get decal wrinkling over time of nudging or moving it.

Oh man good call. I’ll cut them away soon thanks for the insight

#320 8 months ago

Got a replacement capacitor from GPE. 2 reasons:
1. It’s black
2. It’ll piss off vid1900 enough that he'll log back in just to tell me there’s no reason to replace these because they’ll last for 100 years.

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#321 8 months ago

I like it, may need to swap out the blue one in my AP for the black, since everything else in the backbox is black.

#322 8 months ago

The black lockdown bar looks so much better.
2 coats of primer
3 coats of black enamel
5 coats of clear

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#323 8 months ago
Quoted from mrm_4:

The black lockdown bar looks so much better.
2 coats of primer
3 coats of black enamel
5 coats of clear
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I think you should just start over...yuck.

#324 8 months ago

Now you just gotta swap coin doors with a Sorcerer. Black for Steel.
I bought a steel coin door for my Sorcerer to swap it, but then never moved forward on it.
-mof

#325 8 months ago
Quoted from mof:

Now you just gotta swap coin doors with a Sorcerer. Black for Steel.
I bought a steel coin door for my Sorcerer to swap it, but then never moved forward on it.
-mof

I keep going back and forth in my mind about the steel and black, at the moment I'm liking the contrast, accents the leg bolts, shooter housing and footers. Who knows, its not set in stone so i might change it up as time goes on.

#326 8 months ago
Quoted from mrm_4:

The black lockdown bar looks so much better.
2 coats of primer
3 coats of black enamel
5 coats of clear
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Nice

#327 8 months ago

The lockdown bar looks great! I like contrast as well, but that's not to say that changing things up won't look better - you just gotta look at what you've done to prove that. Really enjoying this thread, thanks for sharing your journey

#328 8 months ago

Lockdown bars are relatively cheap, I'd just get another one and swap them out on occasion. Will make your wife happy that you gave some thought to her idea.

#329 8 months ago
Quoted from Manny65:

The lockdown bar looks great! I like contrast as well, but that's not to say that changing things up won't look better - you just gotta look at what you've done to prove that. Really enjoying this thread, thanks for sharing your journey

Thanks for following, I’m excited to get back to work on the playfield wire harness. I have 3 more columns of diodes to go on the switch matrix then I can start putting things back on the underside of the playfield.

Quoted from Billy16:

Lockdown bars are relatively cheap, I'd just get another one and swap them out on occasion. Will make your wife happy that you gave some thought to her idea.

Sounds like a man that’s been married a while sharing some marital wisdom

#330 8 months ago

Keep up the good work! Your thread is in my top 10 favs for 2020.

#331 8 months ago

How about a chrome/red LED start button?
-mof

(I tried finding a URL for the one I used...)
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/resto-gorgar-mof-20150301/page/4#post-2560764

#332 8 months ago
Quoted from mof:

How about a chrome/red LED start button?
-mof
(I tried finding a URL for the one I used...)
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/resto-gorgar-mof-20150301/page/4#post-2560764

You’re on to me.
I’m actually going to get the same kind of transparent red as the flipper buttons for the start.
And I’ll illuminate the start button by running wire back to the “Game Over” lights that blink in the back box. So the start button will blink in attract mode.

Saw this on YouTube a while ago.

#333 8 months ago
Quoted from mrm_4:

transparent red

ok good - that opaque white plastic is just a sore thumb right now.
-mof

#334 8 months ago
Quoted from mrm_4:

Spent the majority of the day putting the cab back together. My wife suggested that I leave the lockdown bar stainless. After seeing it I’m going forward with painting it black.
Starting to get excited about this game.
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Where’s the Coin Tray? That’s gotta be chrome!

#335 8 months ago

Got the light installed for the credit button. Ran wire from the backbox by screwing lugs on to the ground braid for easy removal. Ran the wires under the playfield supports.

It blinks with the game over lights.

New credit button should be here Tuesday.

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#336 8 months ago

I might add a connector here though

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#337 8 months ago

Nicely done - I noticed the original start button looked quite plain compared to the upgraded cab, so this mod is a great touch and will tie in nicely.

#338 8 months ago
Quoted from Gorgar666:

Where’s the Coin Tray? That’s gotta be chrome!

I don’t have one yet. This now makes 2 Williams games that I need coin boxes for.

But I agree I think a nice shiny steel one would look great.

#339 8 months ago
Quoted from mrm_4:

I don’t have one yet. This now makes 2 Williams games that I need coin boxes for.
But I agree I think a nice shiny steel one would look great.

I also need one...for F-14...

#340 8 months ago

So I’ve been having a sound issue.
In the solenoid test I was getting no sound at all. I changed out all the caps and got ROMs but no sound.

Then I realized that the main sound board was missing a processor so I got a new 6802.

Now the noises work but no speech.

So after a ton digging through schematics, board layouts on firepowerpinball.com and looking up chips that might need replaced... I noticed my IC1 on the speech module only has 14 legs but the layouts referenced 16 legs.

That IC1 is a 55536 my board takes a 55516. This damn speech module is from a Space Shuttle and my main board is from a Blackout

I’m guessing the Blackout board is fine in my FP but I need to get the appropriate Speech module

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#341 8 months ago

Getting down and dirty with the electrons. Nice.

#342 8 months ago
Quoted from mrm_4:

So I’ve been having a sound issue.
In the solenoid test I was getting no sound at all. I changed out all the caps and got ROMs but no sound.
Then I realized that the main sound board was missing a processor so I got a new 6802.
Now the noises work but no speech.
So after a ton digging through schematics, board layouts on firepowerpinball.com and looking up chips that might need replaced... I noticed my IC1 on the speech module only has 14 legs but the layouts referenced 16 legs.
That IC1 is a 55536 my board takes a 55516. This damn speech module is from a Space Shuttle and my main board is from a Black Knight
I’m guessing the Black Knight board is fine in my FP but I need to get the appropriate Speech module
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Did you try adjusting the sound-speech balance pot while the tests were running?
Did you put new ROM sockets in the speech board? Those can be just as flakey as the CPU sockets.

I'm not 100% positive but I think those boards are interchangeable. BK uses the 14pin chip too.

#343 8 months ago
Quoted from Schwaggs:

Did you try adjusting the sound-speech balance pot while the tests were running?
Did you put new ROM sockets in the speech board? Those can be just as flakey as the CPU sockets.
I'm not 100% positive but I think those boards are interchangeable. BK uses the 14pin chip too.

The balance pot just lowers the existing noises. When the voices are up to bat the sound is completely dead. The sockets aren’t new. My thought is if one of the sockets or ROMs were flaky the other 2 would still respond. Initially after all my testing I was about to replace IC3 on the speech board. But I might just buy a new board so I don’t have to worry about it.

#344 8 months ago
Quoted from mrm_4:

The balance pot just lowers the existing noises. When the voices are up to bat the sound is completely dead. The sockets aren’t new. My thought is if one of the sockets or ROMs were flaky the other 2 would still respond. Initially after all my testing I was about to replace IC3 on the speech board. But I might just buy a new board so I don’t have to worry about it.

You should be able to detect pulsing on the output of speech board IC1 using a logic probe when speech is playing (easy to find on the + side of C1)

There are 1 or 2 electrolytic caps in the audio path on the speech board. C1 1uf which is usually a tantalum cap (they aren't effected by age and doesn't automatically need to be replaced) and C12 10uf that you should replace (if you haven't already) before trying IC3.

#345 8 months ago

Start button is red now and blinks

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#346 8 months ago

If I were to do my Gorgar a 2nd time, I'd drill so that the start button extrudes a little. There's something about reaching down and NOT searching in the hole for a button. Better that it's just THERE.

-mof

#347 8 months ago

Are you using rattle can primer / paint on this game, or one of the fancy HVLP getups?

#348 7 months ago
Quoted from hepgeek:

Are you using rattle can primer / paint on this game, or one of the fancy HVLP getups?

Everything I do is rattle can, mostly Rustoleum or Ace Hardware products. Except the playfield was SprayMax 2k.

#349 7 months ago
Quoted from Schwaggs:

You should be able to detect pulsing on the output of speech board IC1 using a logic probe when speech is playing (easy to find on the + side of C1)
There are 1 or 2 electrolytic caps in the audio path on the speech board. C1 1uf which is usually a tantalum cap (they aren't effected by age and doesn't automatically need to be replaced) and C12 10uf that you should replace (if you haven't already) before trying IC3.

I replaced all the caps on the main sound board. Are you referring to the caps on the Speech Module?

Edit: Never mind I reread the instructions and saw you said speech board
I'll try that as well

#350 7 months ago

The only problem plastic I have is the top left arch. The art flaked off behind the aliens face.
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I have these colored lens films I got to help with the Backglass
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So I cut out an area to go behind the red and used the double sided adhesive I use on all the decals I make to apply.
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Not the perfect “solve all” but looks a lot better.

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