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F14 Tomcat Owners Club Fans Also Welcome.

By Hellfire

6 years ago

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#2001 3 years ago
Quoted from jetmechinnc:

Are the GI bulbs in the playfield 44 bulbs or 555? I haven't had the time to check since I bought the game Thursday and have been working ever since. The original owner put LEDs in all of the playfield areas except the GI lights. Was planning on putting LEDs in there to brighten up the art work a bit since the standard bulbs really pale next to the now bright arrows etc. Any recommendations on having the LEDs being frosted domed, open, or clear cylinder as listed on cointaker in their premium section? I bought their "kit" for my gorgar and loved the way it turned out. Since this pinball is mostly converted, I just need to add a few here and there.
Thank you for the assistance!

Should be regular 44/47. Most people go with warm white frosted in the GI. It has the look of incandescent just a little brighter. They will spread the light better than the clears.

#2004 3 years ago
Quoted from jetmechinnc:

Thank you, and thanks for the help acquiring the pinball! Gwen loves it! Though it is a bit too fast for her, lol.

I don't know, she sprinted from the kitchen pretty fast when I walked in and she wasn't dressed fancy enough for a visitor.

1 week later
#2019 3 years ago
Quoted from jetmechinnc:

It will be a bit since I'm on a work road trip for two weeks.
Plus I have to figure out why the game doesn't put any balls in play once they go up the ramp. For some reason the game isn't kicking the balls into play at either center L/H R/H or R/H side. oddly enough, when you put a ball in play, it goes down the shoot and waits. The game then kicks out another ball at the pull plunger, like the ball was locked for multi ball. Odd since the game was working just fine the previous day. Not sure if my wife's daughter did anything when I had the play field glass off besides unplug the game while it was on from the power strip. She wasn't sure if the game could be on while the glass was off so instead of turning it off, she unplugged it from the powerstrip on as she placed Gorgar. I checked fuses, etc. everything seems fine, but the game just won't kick a ball into play once it drops down from the shoot.

I would check and clean the switches. Sounds like it doesn't know where the balls are.

2 weeks later
#2039 3 years ago

Awesome. That's what makes his place GREAT.

F the drama!!

1 month later
#2103 2 years ago
Quoted from Milltown:

Going tonight to pick up a tomcat.. any common issues on this machine I should look for ? Thank you ...

Early machines have a light/socket on the top targets that the target bracket gets bent over/touches and shorts out. Later machines removed the socket. Oh, you better take some speed because it is FAST.

#2108 2 years ago

I think it's under the little red beacon on the top right targets. Later machines still have the hole for the socket in the playfield but no socket.

3 weeks later
#2138 2 years ago

I would put a meter and check the switch before sourcing a new one. Could be the switch is fine but instead a broken wire or a connector not tight.

1 week later
#2161 2 years ago

Watch out they multiply like rabbits.

7 months later
#2712 2 years ago
Quoted from Milltown:

Love my f14.. beers and yagov until 4 am last night.. dam addictave...

4am, drinking and pinball. Now we're talking.

1 week later
#2745 2 years ago

It's like brand new!!!

My OCD would FORCE me to get rid of all those IDC connectors. I hate those things.

#2751 2 years ago
Quoted from StylesBitchly:

How is this?

It doesn't count unless the glass is on.

#2785 2 years ago

That's going to take sanding, skim coat of filler and more sanding. You WONT be happy after you spend the time money and effort if the art looks bad. Prep work is the most important part.

#2819 2 years ago
Quoted from Puffdanny:

I have 6 in my living room and the only reason I'm thinking of relocating to the basement us I can only fit about 8 in the living room and I'm not stopping at 8.

My "living room" is in the master bedroom and the living room is the "game room".
If you moved your stuff to the basement it will start moving back up again. You have to have at least one for ambiance.

2 months later
#2942 2 years ago
Quoted from StylesBitchly:

Between F-14 and this TNA pin, it proves I'm a glutton for punishment!

If you want to go full glutton get a firepower. You work as hard as you can to get multiball and then it last 10 seconds.

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