(Topic ID: 252576)

F-14 Tomcat beacon "guts"


By SarverSystems

6 months ago



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  • Latest reply 5 months ago by razorsedge
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#1 6 months ago

I am looking for the entire assembly that goes inside the 3 rotating beacons on the backbox.

What I do have:
the 3 lenses (red, clear, blue)
a 2-pin harness to connect the power
the 2 drive belts

What I need:
everything else....sockets, gears, pulleys, mounting brackets...etc...

I am completely open to replacing them with aftermarket beacons for a car or something, if there was something affordable.

#2 6 months ago
Quoted from SarverSystems:

I am looking for the entire assembly that goes inside the 3 rotating beacons on the backbox.
What I do have:
the 3 lenses (red, clear, blue)
a 2-pin harness to connect the power
the 2 drive belts
What I need:
everything else....sockets, gears, pulleys, mounting brackets...etc...
I am completely open to replacing them with aftermarket beacons for a car or something, if there was something affordable.

Like this?
https://pinside.com/pinball/market/shops/1027-tilted-pinball/01127-reproduction-f14-beacon

#3 6 months ago

I did see that. Client t is never going to pay that much. I'm sure it's good quality and as good as original, but it's just too expensive.

#4 6 months ago

Maybe try to hunt down revolving light/beacons, and use the guts of them? They'll probably cost about $25-$35 each.

http://www.vehiclesafetysupply.com/peterson-763-revolving-light-g-804.html?cPath=1_11_880

I'm wondering what the amperage draw might be for 3 motors and if the game could handle it. I'm guessing the drive belt configuration was a cost saving measure for the most part.

#6 6 months ago
Quoted from SarverSystems:

I did see that. Client is never going to pay that much. I'm sure it's good quality and as good as original, but it's just too expensive.

Hit a hobby store that sells science-y type kits/erector sets to get pullies, etc.

Hope you're charging for your time to cobble something together. Maybe you can get a recipe going for other people that are looking to save a buck.

#7 6 months ago
Quoted from slochar:

Hope you're charging for your time to cobble something together.

That's what I was thinking. The plug and play reproduction looks like a bargain compared to the time to cobble something else together. Plus you end up with a game that doesn't look like it was cobbled together from something else.

#8 5 months ago
Quoted from SarverSystems:

I did see that. Client t is never going to pay that much. I'm sure it's good quality and as good as original, but it's just too expensive.

I guess these were reproduced for a reason. Look like great value to me, I don't think I could produce anything better for any less...

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