Im in! Got me a F-14. Be starting on it this winter. After i finish my Tron cocktail. Woman says i can only have one project at a time lol.
My F-14 is was missing cpu and display have both now but I am also missing the ribbon cable. Marco has what I think to be the right ones but want to clarify.
Could someone please tell me I am getting the right ones?
MMMMMMM pinball parts are in the mail. New plastics and plastic protectors, along with some other parts, saaaaaaweeeeet!
And this is why I should watch pinside more often!
Very cool thing you did Bladefury!
Lol yeah have a rotten dog replacement cpu board and also a display. Was missing as well.
Suggestions on where to start?
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Been cleaning, and taking lots of pics.
Any ideas on these two yellows that are cut?
Hopefully i will not need this, since i have a replacement cpu board
I think this one should work for you. My space station has the same problem and I am going to replace it as well. F-14 should be really close in parts as they were made in the same year.
As you can tell I am missing something!
Looking for this if any of you folks here might have one laying around somewhere. Please pm me. As for my
F-14 check out F-14 resto it's going slowly as it's my first. But a great game!!!!!
Once it's finished :wall:lol!
I checked it out. And now am wondering how the motor goes on as mine was missing and have a Marco replacement. Could someone post a pic of the assembly of this. As I am cornfused!
Well I got lucky. The gentleman from tilted who I ordered the beacon from actually had the standoffs and screws. Saaaweeeeet!
Have a ? And sort of a poll. I am going to powder coat coin door. Should I go with red or blue?
Any certain way these wires need hooked up. And can I test assembly.
Thanks again Tilted Pinball for the part!!
Here is my delema folks. When I got this machine it was in rough shape. Total tear down and resto. It was missing the main pcb at the time. I have a rotten dog replacement but no way of knowing how to connect the wires. Do any of you have pics that I could use as a reference?
Yep. I noticed that after the pic. They are not truly installed yet as I have just begun to put the head together. Still have a lot to go! But someday!
Looking for a good picture of how the display mounts to the speaker panel. Thanks! And as always the help is greatly appreciated.
Thank for the heads up on this rectifiers. I will do that. And keep the capacitor. It looks cool. Lol
Exactly what Travish said. You will want to get some good paint stripper to take that off. Unless you have a good filter on your sander and a good respirator. They used lead paint during those times still for pinball machines. I used Zinsser strip fast, worked like a dream!!! Use old paint brush and lather moderately heavy wait 10 to 12 minutes and plastic puddy knife it right off of there!!!
Styles is deff correct on the lining up of the decals. I did not do so well on that part. I did end up using the dry method on the rest of my decals as I was not happy with the wet. Just take your time and be mindful of looking for air bubbles. Have lots of light so you can get different views of decal while you do it. Will help with seeing the bubbles in decal.
Looking to get some parts from PBL. Making a list, If any of you happen to have the flipper fidelity speakers, I need to know which one to get. Thanks!
Can any one tell me why these are lighting up as I spin the motor manually? No the machine is not plugged in and these are the 1251 leds.
I was kinda thinking that! Something I remember from high school. But man, that’s been so long ago!!!
Ok couple questions for the group,
What is the proper solinoid for the diverters?
I am putting led lights in this and thought I saw something on the light pcb boards. The one I took a pic of is a dandy!
Rotten dog cpu, newly rebuilt power supply. PS works fine was tested in a pinbot for plenty of time. Here is my ?
No display or sound will not coin up. +5 volt light stays on as well as PIA.
The pf is not in but should still be able to do some testing and display should work.
Oh my ! I would guess that someone possibly put in a higher rated fuse. That's pretty smoked.
Possible coil locked on and smoked the transistors, but the question is why did they blow up. The fuse should have popped first.
I would think the board is repairable. Would make sure that who ever does the repair has a good test bench and to go over it thoroughly. I would also check all the fuses to make sure none of the others are wrong!!!!
I am thinking I will need this to. I have a rottendog board though, so did they fix this issue?
I agree with superbee! There is lots of good help here on pinside. It's what keeps me moving forward!!!
Always love hooking a buddy up! Installed lighted flipper buttons and put blue led in target for him.
I would go with the xpin display! But I have already sank so much into my F-14 that, Well why not!
These will be the ones you need. If you are going with leds you only need to put in the two middle ones. I replaced all of mine and did just the two in the middle.
I don't think you would want to mount it directly to the display. You may want to put some small spacers there. When you receive display sit it on there and take some pics. This way we can see what you have going on.
Does it have the plastic protectors on it. Might want to invest in them if not. That Yagov is one mean dude!
Xpin is running a batch of blue displays for early version F-14. Get in contact with them if you are interested. I believe he is also doing the mounting brackets for them.
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He said he is loading blocks on friday and if interested to get in touch with him.
pinballjah you need to determine if its mechanical or electrical. To do this you need to get it stuck in the up position, then turn the pin off. If it stays up its mechanical, if it immediately falls its electrical.
My guess is its mechanical, you most likely have a dirty sleeve and bushing, also a bad coil stop will magnetize and cause it to stick where a little slap will release it.
I suggest the rebuild kit from PBL, upgrades the flippers and is a ton better then the old way. And don't forget bushings they don't include those in the kit.
Some folks have went with frosted back there to help with the brightness. I can not say what difference it makes as I have not seen it in person. Just fyi
Lots of pics out there between the group of guys that are working on or have already finished. We got you!!
I would sell as a set. I had a partial set of plastics which I sold for a good price and helped another pinsider out! That's just how I am though. I am in it for the fun, and learning, and helping other pinheads out!
I do believe it does! I used a paint stripper first, then sanded. If you don't do that, be sure to use a mask and shop vac to suck it up as you go.
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