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F14 Tomcat Owners Club Fans Also Welcome.

By Hellfire

6 years ago

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#1567 4 years ago

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.

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#1659 4 years ago

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?

#1663 4 years ago

MMMMMMM pinball parts are in the mail. New plastics and plastic protectors, along with some other parts, saaaaaaweeeeet!

#1672 4 years ago

I second that!

1 week later
#1681 4 years ago

And this is why I should watch pinside more often!
Very cool thing you did Bladefury!

#1687 4 years ago

This is were I go, wth did I get myself into. Lolimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpeg

#1688 4 years ago

Yes that is a xenon spinner

#1691 4 years ago

Lol yeah have a rotten dog replacement cpu board and also a display. Was missing as well.
Suggestions on where to start?

#1694 4 years ago
Quoted from JPscranton:

Looks like your missing the entire speaker panel and displays tho?

I do have them thanks though.

#1695 4 years ago

Update, cleaning today. Hope to get into house soon. No heat in my work shed of a garage! Space heaters going. Not going to put boards in till its inside !// Error: Image 479133 not found //[attachment=2820638,undefined caption="image.jpeg"]
And then there's this! Hopefully I won't need that! [attachment=2820638,undefined caption="image.jpeg"]

#1696 4 years ago


#1697 4 years ago

Sorry, Having issues with phone! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

#1698 4 years ago

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

#1700 4 years ago

Thanks, yes just another part that is missing.

#1721 4 years ago

Pm sent. I def need this since my PF has lots of cracks some even through into PF

#1723 4 years ago

You still have a year of waiting until they are for sale, but it will be announced here:

That's from vid!

#1727 4 years ago

And this one, seems to be some ups and downs to the playfields.

#1735 4 years ago
Quoted from bronco-jon:

Yes or No? The chrome trim around the backbox........

I can dig it!
This should be on its way soon. Time to build vids rotisserie!

#1738 4 years ago

Sweet, thanks Snux!
Yes Bronco we did.

6 months later
#1888 3 years ago

You can check with pinball life. They have a lot of options and may have one that will work.

#1889 3 years ago

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.

10 months later
#2406 2 years ago

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!

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#2408 2 years ago

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!

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#2411 2 years ago

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?

#2425 2 years ago

Any certain way these wires need hooked up. And can I test assembly.
Thanks again Tilted Pinball for the part!!

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#2435 2 years ago

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?

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#2436 2 years ago

Gonna look good when I'm done!

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#2439 2 years ago

Will do when I get the cabinet in the house, but it will be a week or two.

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#2440 2 years ago

Thanks for the pics Athens.

#2443 2 years ago

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!

#2444 2 years ago

Looking for a good picture of how the display mounts to the speaker panel. Thanks! And as always the help is greatly appreciated.

#2446 2 years ago

Yes, thanks so much. Now to find those!!! Or manufacture them.

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#2457 2 years ago

Thank for the heads up on this rectifiers. I will do that. And keep the capacitor. It looks cool. Lol

4 months later
#2770 2 years ago

Here is mine with decals if the stencils you can not find. My first resto so please learn from my mistakes! I got my decals from marco.

#2773 2 years ago

Try planetary pinball.

#2776 2 years ago

I'm no help for you styles! Mine is still in pieces.

#2782 2 years ago

Lets see a pic scamp.

#2786 2 years ago

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!!!

#2795 2 years ago

I second that!

#2803 2 years ago

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.

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#2808 2 years ago

FN comedians!

#2825 2 years ago

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!

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#2832 2 years ago

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.

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#2834 2 years ago

I was kinda thinking that! Something I remember from high school. But man, that’s been so long ago!!!

#2839 2 years ago

I don’t know, but I hope to find out!

#2841 2 years 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!

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#2843 2 years ago

You have corn fused me!

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#2981 2 years ago

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.
Any suggestions?

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#2987 2 years ago

Yep just as freeplay says. That’s how I did mine!

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#3236 1 year ago

Oh my ! I would guess that someone possibly put in a higher rated fuse. That's pretty smoked.

#3237 1 year ago

Possible coil locked on and smoked the transistors, but the question is why did they blow up. The fuse should have popped first.

#3242 1 year ago

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!!!!

#3254 1 year ago

I am thinking I will need this to. I have a rottendog board though, so did they fix this issue?

#3259 1 year ago

Will deff check those out. You got a link for them?

#3283 1 year ago

Nice gearhead!

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#3312 1 year ago

I agree with superbee! There is lots of good help here on pinside. It's what keeps me moving forward!!!

1 week later
#3318 1 year ago

Always love hooking a buddy up! Installed lighted flipper buttons and put blue led in target for him.

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#3422 1 year ago

I would go with the xpin display! But I have already sank so much into my F-14 that, Well why not!

#3427 1 year ago

Yep, I had to make my own brackets since mine were missing!

#3433 1 year ago
Quoted from GoneFishinLvMsg:

They seem like a pretty good outfit, and yes they can do a custom display in blue!

Keep us informed, I might be in on this. I think blue would look really cool!

#3441 1 year ago

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.

#3445 1 year ago

Unfortunately in my case it's , Red, Yellow and Blue!

#3452 1 year ago

There went 45 seconds of my life.

#3455 1 year ago

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.

1 month later
#3507 1 year ago

Does it have the plastic protectors on it. Might want to invest in them if not. That Yagov is one mean dude!

2 months later
#3562 1 year ago

I was wanting a blue too!!!

3 weeks later
#3623 1 year ago
Quoted from Waderade812:

I have played one with pin stadiums

Was wondering about this. F-14 is one of the darkest pins I have played.

2 weeks later
#3646 12 months ago

We always like pics!!!
I can’t wait to install mine. But it will be awhile as I am still waiting for my PF to return from being CC.

1 week later
#3694 11 months ago

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.
brett@21-electronics.c o m
He said he is loading blocks on friday and if interested to get in touch with him.

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#3702 11 months ago

Possible driver transistor?

#3707 11 months ago

Cracked or poor solder joint's?

#3710 11 months ago

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.

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#3720 10 months ago

Try Chris at pinball plating.

#3732 10 months ago

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

1 month later
#3761 9 months ago

Lots of pics out there between the group of guys that are working on or have already finished. We got you!!

#3767 9 months ago

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!

1 month later
#3797 8 months ago

Wowser! Nice score! Welcome to the club.

2 months later
#3842 5 months ago

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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#3972 4 months ago
Quoted from FLASHBALL:

Good lawd!! Your playfield is bright Cletus!!

He did a special pimp my F-14!

3 months later
#4116 14 hours ago
Quoted from GRUMPY:

high lighted them

Awesome highlighting job grumpy

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