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Earthshaker Owners Club - it's all your fault!


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#751 3 months ago

10 days, 110 hours, 32beers, three bloody fingers and one beautiful looking Earthshaker.

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#752 3 months ago
Quoted from Scoot:

10 days, 110 hours, 32beers, three bloody fingers and one beautiful looking Earthshaker.
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I would've just rounded it to 36 beers. Nicely done!

#753 3 months ago
Quoted from TractorDoc:

Ordered some new ramps with the playfield so looking forward to sprucing things up once I'm finished with a couple other projects.

Where did you order the ramps from?

#754 3 months ago

https://www.starship-fantasy.com/

Type "earthshaker" in the search box.

Mine arrived today and look great.

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#755 3 months ago

Scoot,

I have always been underwhelmed with the plastics palm trees. So when I got new plastics, I decided to upgrade them a little.
Hatisan 20Pcs Coconut Palm Model Trees/Scenery Model Plastic Artificial Layout Rainforest Diorama, Building Model Trees Cake Topper, Model Train Railways Architecture Landscape (Dark trunk) amazon.com link »[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Did you stick the trees where the screw hole was or attach them some other way?

#756 3 months ago
Quoted from kechlesurf:

Scoot,
I have always been underwhelmed with the plastics palm trees. So when I got new plastics, I decided to upgrade them a little.
Hatisan 20Pcs Coconut Palm Model Trees/Scenery Model Plastic Artificial Layout Rainforest Diorama, Building Model Trees Cake Topper, Model Train Railways Architecture Landscape (Dark trunk) amazon.com link »[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]
Did you stick the trees where the screw hole was or attach them some other way?

I cut the tree stem to desired height and then drilled a screw size hole in the bottom. Then I just removed a lock nut and screwed the tree on in its place. It was easy and surprisingly secure. I had to swap out the tree stems for the smaller palm trees, since the stems were a little too small to drill a hole. Just pop off the top, swap stem and all set. I put two small ones in the front and one large in the back.

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#757 86 days ago

Can anyone help me with a wiring problem I'm having with my Earthshaker? My upper left flipper coil has a black wire coming off the right connector and a blk/blu wire coming off the left connector. I found the black wire hanging under the playfield. I've traced the blk/blu back to 2J8-12 but I don't know what the black connects to. Anyone know where that black wire from the upper left flipper coil goes?

#758 85 days ago

I didn’t like how the start button doesn’t illuminate on my Earthshaker so I decided to do something about it. I purchased a few illuminated start buttons and ultimately decided on the larger Data East start button for this project. This was because the other smaller ones would require me to counter sink the start button into the cabinet. This would look great and be inline with all my other pins, but without having the proper tools I was afraid to mess up and ruin the cabinet.

All I had to do was widen the hole inside to the existing outer hole dimension. Then the button would just slide into place. As for wiring, I simply unsoldered the three wires with diode and solder them to the new switch.

The lighting was just as simple. I tapped into the coin door lights and put in a blinking bulb. Now I have a lighted start button that is much better than the old, white button that used to be there.

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#759 85 days ago
Quoted from Scoot:

I didn’t like how the start button doesn’t illuminate on my Earthshaker so I decided to do something about it. I purchased a few illuminated start buttons and ultimately decided on the larger Data East start button for this project. This was because the other smaller ones would require me to counter sink the start button into the cabinet. This would look great and be inline with all my other pins, but without having the proper tools I was afraid to mess up and ruin the cabinet.
All I had to do was widen the hole inside to the existing outer hole dimension. Then the button would just slide into place. As for wiring, I simply unsoldered the three wires with diode and solder them to the new switch.
The lighting was just as simple. I tapped into the coin door lights and put in a blinking bulb. Now I have a lighted start button that is much better than the old, white button that used to be there.
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It would drive me crazy that it isn't centered in the decal design

#760 83 days ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

It would drive me crazy that it isn't centered in the decal design

Thanks Brent, that's all I can see now...

#761 83 days ago
Quoted from Scoot:

Thanks Brent, that's all I can see now...

LMAO

#762 81 days ago

Even when on vacation completely away from pinball, some things just keep reminding me...

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#763 20 days ago

I have just started on my Earthshaker restore, this game has the fabled sinking institute which is a neat toy. You can check out the blog on it's restoration right here http://www.theukpinballclub.co.uk/category/projects-repairs-and-maintenance/earthshaker/

#764 20 days ago
Quoted from JamesUK:

I have just started on my Earthshaker restore, this game has the fabled sinking institute which is a neat toy. You can check out the blog on it's restoration right here http://www.theukpinballclub.co.uk/category/projects-repairs-and-maintenance/earthshaker/

Following!

#765 20 days ago
Quoted from JamesUK:

I have just started on my Earthshaker restore, this game has the fabled sinking institute which is a neat toy. You can check out the blog on it's restoration right here http://www.theukpinballclub.co.uk/category/projects-repairs-and-maintenance/earthshaker/

Good Luck! Please keep updating us on the status and the work you are doing. My Earthshaker is in "good" shape but always looking to learn something new or see how someone else does some work.

#766 20 days ago

Thanks all - will keep posting how it is going etc.

#768 16 days ago

Looking for a shaker and shaker board for my RS if anyone is parting out their ES.

#769 16 days ago

Can someone take a picture of their connector on the relay board mounted on the backside of the head “light board”... I can’t find anywhere in the manual the pin out for the 7 pin connector. My light ms are not working correctly and someone has replaced the connector with a 5 position without a key I suspect it wired wrong as well...

Any help would be appreciated

Don

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#770 16 days ago

There you go pintopia

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#771 16 days ago

Thank you!!!

#772 16 days ago

Was playing a game after repairing the connector above when this happened; I let the ball bounce from the right flipper to the left. It slowly aches over and settle here! Really it just sat there even through the ball search as I frantically fumbled for my camera...

I love pinball

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#773 16 days ago

that's crazy what angle is the machine at hehe?

#774 15 days ago

6.5 this was a complete restore with a CPR Playfield and Marcos Super bands on the flippers have no idea how this could be possible but it did! Pinball is like life some skill mixed with chance....

#775 13 days ago

Its the super bands.

#777 7 days ago

I am sorry but in the video you fu*** up the print on the inserts completely while removing the mylar !
So this is a guide how to destroy the playfield and not a "how to".
I removed the mylar with ice spray and than SOLVENT 50 for the glue. So *NO* insert was damaged.

Pics:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/a0voi5n1wryom1e/AABwMTbAPIe9qkyT8gewjOrSa?dl=0

The playfield is still for sale, but this is an other story

Quoted from JamesUK:

Couple of updates, installing 6264 NVRAM into the game
https://www.theukpinballclub.co.uk/projects-repairs-and-maintenance/earthshaker/installing-6264-nvram-in-a-system-11-pinball-eartshaker/
Preparing the playfield using the heat method for mylar
https://www.theukpinballclub.co.uk/projects-repairs-and-maintenance/earthshaker/earthshaker-system-11-playfield-preperation/
Will be using Vids awesome guide to help me through the next stage... airbrusing!!!

#778 6 days ago

Joined the club tonight!

Yes it has the sinking building mod and YES I have a Whirlwind!

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#779 6 days ago
Quoted from Pinball_Gizzard:

Joined the club tonight!
Yes it has the sinking building mod and YES I have a Whirlwind![quoted image]

Damn I wish my Earthshaker had the sinking building!

#780 2 days ago

guys what way does the metal angle plate on the bottom of the earthquake institute go? I forgot to take photo before drilling out the rivets DOH

is this correct?

thx

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#781 1 day ago

Quick question, is there supposed to be a cushion in the back of the Shelter/extra ball/lock scoop? I am getting a decent number of rejections from that's scoop when I hit it square, it's just bouncing hard off the back of the scoop.

#782 1 day ago
Quoted from russdx:

guys what way does the metal angle plate on the bottom of the earthquake institute go? I forgot to take photo before drilling out the rivets DOH
is this correct?
thx[quoted image]

Does this help?

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#783 1 day ago
Quoted from Pinball_Gizzard:

Quick question, is there supposed to be a cushion in the back of the Shelter/extra ball/lock scoop? I am getting a decent number of rejections from that's scoop when I hit it square, it's just bouncing hard off the back of the scoop.

Mine does not have a cushion in that spot and I don't have ball rejection problem.

#784 1 day ago
Quoted from RonSwanson:

Does this help?[quoted image]

Yes thank you, looks like I had it upside down hehe. I'll swap mine to match yours.

#785 1 day ago

Can someone post a photo of the sinking building please, was this a factory installed part or an after market add on mod?
I am getting an ES at the end of this month so i'm not sure if it already has this installed.
cheers
Trevor

#786 1 day ago
Quoted from MANTO1975:

Can someone post a photo of the sinking building please, was this a factory installed part or an after market add on mod?
I am getting an ES at the end of this month so i'm not sure if it already has this installed.
cheers
Trevor

It was included in prototype games, but removed from the production games due to cost. So most ES’s will not have this feature. There are aftermarket kits available that some have installed. I have one ready to go in when i restore my game.

#787 1 day ago
Quoted from RonSwanson:

Mine does not have a cushion in that spot and I don't have ball rejection problem.

Problem solved. I removed the scoop and it looks like a prior owner put several pieces of adhesive backed foam in there including a piece of adhesive rubber over the angled upper portion. I am thinking the rebound of the rubber as well as the added thickness to where the ball was striking caused a higher percentage of straight back rebounds rather than deflecting the ball into the hole as intended. I removed all the rubber strips, cleaned the scoop and reinstalled, no more rejects!

#788 8 hours ago
Quoted from Completist:

It was included in prototype games, but removed from the production games due to cost. So most ES’s will not have this feature. There are aftermarket kits available that some have installed. I have one ready to go in when i restore my game.

Ok, great, thanks very much for reply.
cheers

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