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Fireball II Club (fans welcome!)

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#601 1 year ago
Quoted from RC_like_the_cola:

Any owners looking to fancy up their game with a nos playfield?
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What price do you have on it RC_like_the_cola ?

#602 1 year ago

I was messing around with some LED's in the backbox last night. The cool whites really bring out the purple'ish colors. My glass is newer, found it approximately four years ago. It had some minor scrapes, but nothing serious. I have read that heat was a big killer for the cheaper paint jobs done on games such as this, so LED's are definitely the ticket, not to mention newer boards to run the game.

I wish there were a way to safely protect the paint on the glass. I did a side by side comparison of this glass with my Fireball glass. They really got cheap with the glass artwork between 1972 and 1981. The difference between the quality of the two is significant. Not really a fan of LED's in the playfield, Fireball II is a pretty flashy game with normal lights, but gotta admit I like the color enhancement with the LED's in the backbox, in addition to the benefits they will provide for the artwork.

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#603 1 year ago

Is there a suitable magnet coil replacement for the Fireball Unit, part number E-184-283?

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#604 1 year ago

LED's under the playfield really bring this game alive. WOW!!!

I do not have the entire playfield converted yet, it is complete through the Fireball Bonus ring. The backbox is all LED, save the fire comet trail. Changing all those bulbs in the bonus areas is tedious and stress inducing. There are a lot of lights clustered in that one small area.

I got a reminder of why I have not yet changed all of the lamp fixtures underneath the playfield. Those old fixtures seem to be working quite well, I didn't find any sign of brittleness or tearing in the areas where they need to be bent out to change a bulb. I probably need to do that one day, but it's going to be a big huge pain in the butt

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#605 1 year ago

Hello FB 2 friends. I got mine this weekend and have a question about the knocker. It does not knock on match or in test mode. One green wire seems to be cut.off the coil. See picture. Can I just solder the green wire to the other green wire? And need I install a diode?

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#606 1 year ago
Quoted from Melvindehond:

Hello FB 2 friends. I got mine this weekend and have a question about the knocker. It does not knock on match or in test mode. One green wire seems to be cut.off the coil. See picture. Can I just solder the green wire to the other green wire? And need I install a diode?
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Yes. And put a diode on it. IN4004, iirc.

#607 1 year ago

I have heard rumors that some folks don't like big loud knockers.... never understood that mentality.

The knocker assembly in this machine is cool, it actually strikes a metal plate. I rigged up a similar setup in my Dungeons & Dragons. I put a bigger coil in my Fireball, but am still on the search for a workable metal strike plate.

And of course, Lord of the Rings simulates the knocker sound.

#608 1 year ago

I have a dilemma.

I want to paint the cabinet. After successfully painting my Fireball with PP's stencils last fall and seeing how good it looks, I can't look at FBII and wonder....

my dilemma: Now I know how much work it takes and I don't want to tear it all down to paint

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#609 1 year ago

Has anybody installed the Britemod flipper button kit in their machine? If so, what did you think? Did it function properly and look good?

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#610 6 months ago

I need some help, Fireball II fans. The rotary switch under the apron is shot in my Fireball II. I need to find one. Does anyone know of a replacement or have one of these available? Any feedback and insight would be appreciated.

PM if you have one for sale.

I have attached pictures of it for reference.

I appreciate any help you can provide.

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#611 4 months ago

Merry Christmas to all of you.

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#612 17 days ago

Joined the club this weekend!!

Boy do I have a long road ahead of me. I have aquired a project that someone else started and never finished.

Here's the details:

1 Complete playable Fireball 2 (for reference)

2 Empty Fireball 2 cabinets
2 Fireball heads
1 NOS playfield
1 used original playfield with peeling mylar
1 crappy playfield that's fully populated
1 box full of playfield parts and harness

WISH ME LUCK!!

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#613 16 days ago
Quoted from FLASHBALL:

Joined the club this weekend!!
Boy do I have a long road ahead of me. I have aquired a project that someone else started and never finished.
Here's the details:
1 Complete playable Fireball 2 (for reference)
2 Empty Fireball 2 cabinets
2 Fireball heads
1 NOS playfield
1 used original playfield with peeling mylar
1 crappy playfield that's fully populated
1 box full of playfield parts and harness
WISH ME LUCK!![quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Wow, what a find. Great project!

#614 12 days ago

Yes thats a tremendous score! So much Fireball 2 in one place.
I really miss mine, what a fun game.

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