(Topic ID: 24715)

F14 Light Mod Rocks


By kguenther6

7 years ago



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  • 13 posts
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  • Latest reply 7 years ago by vid1900
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#1 7 years ago

I just finished the F14 light mod from Clays how-to at

It rocks! I can't believe how much better the light show is. And its cheap and easy to do. Well worth the time and effort. Anyone that owns an F14 should do this. Its only a couple of dollars for the parts and about 30 minutes of work. I don't know why I waited so long to do this. I should have done it long ago.

Ken

#2 7 years ago

I need to do this! I first need to replace or repair these Resistor boards I have. A TON of them are falling apart. You happen to know a good/cheap place to get all 6 Resistor boards for F-14?

#3 7 years ago

The cheap way would just be to solder the resistors back in. Don't the boards have to be soldered on, anyways?

#5 7 years ago

I had some resisters that were loose and some with broken legs. I just soldered them back together and it works fine.

Ken

#6 7 years ago

I need to get this onto my game....but it won't be me doing it! A bit too technical for my current wiring/pinball know how. That's sweet though....I wondered why those domes were "bulb less".

#7 7 years ago

it's definitely a cool retrograde. If you're really up to the challenge, replace all the bulbs with ultra bright LEDs. I'll have to post a video, it's seizure inducing fun.

#8 7 years ago
Quoted from Pinballerchef:

I wondered why those domes were "bulb less".

It was actually a service bulletin to take them out. The bulbs are right behind the upper "TOMCAT" and shorted out sometimes. This was due to the upper flippers being to strong and having no shielding around the socket. Looks much better with them in!

#9 7 years ago

it would also be fun to put a slingshot back in the top... like it needs to be any faster (and any more reason for wear up there).

#10 7 years ago
Quoted from castlesteve:

it would also be fun to put a slingshot back in the top...

Was that the original design?

#11 7 years ago
Quoted from jonogo:

I need to do this! I first need to replace or repair these Resistor boards I have. A TON of them are falling apart. You happen to know a good/cheap place to get all 6 Resistor boards for F-14?

If they are the boards with 4 wire-wound sand resistors on them, I believe Marco has them for 10 bucsk a piece... got a part number? I don't have a Tomcat.

Most of them are repairable though unless it's burned up.

#12 7 years ago
Quoted from Frax:

If they are the boards with 4 wire-wound sand resistors on them, I believe Marco has them for 10 bucsk a piece... got a part number? I don't have a Tomcat. []

Most of them are repairable though unless it's burned up.

Thanks, I'm going to remove them from the game and try to repair them first. Man, I bet there are so many more flashers that currently arent firing because more than 1 of these boards has broken pegs on the resistors.

#13 7 years ago

Don't forget to leave extra room between the board and the resistors when you replace them.

They need that extra airflow or they will desolder themselves all over again.

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