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Fish Tales - Casters Club!!


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5 years ago



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#1901 29 days ago

Anyone have the Port and Starboard decals? Preferably the laminated ones that don't need mylar. I know ericpinballfan just bought some, hoping to get lucky too!

Thanks!

#1902 29 days ago
Quoted from JoshinDC:

Ha! I didn't see the key before, that's pretty awesome.
The small coil might still work; does it pull the plate towards it in solenoid test mode? It's not a very high-duty coil so I don't imagine it's likely to burn out.
To answer your other question: I don't have a decal on the drop target, and I don't think I've seen one anywhere (although that doesn't mean much). The drop target is pretty much completely obscured from view by the casters club though, so I don't think you'd see a decal anyway.
Josh

Yeah the key is a great touch! lol I didn't check the small coil, but it looks kind of crusty; it's only $10 or $12 so I figured I would go ahead and replace it while I am "rebuilding" the drop target assembly. Good point about the drop target being hidden and wouldn't see a decal if there were one on it.

#1903 28 days ago
Quoted from pindude80:

Good point about the drop target being hidden and wouldn't see a decal if there were one on it.

You can add whatever looks cool, but like mentioned above, it did come with it originally.

Added 26 days ago:

edit - should say "did not"

#1904 26 days ago
Quoted from JoshinDC:

Anyone have the Port and Starboard decals? Preferably the laminated ones that don't need mylar. I know ericpinballfan just bought some, hoping to get lucky too!
Thanks!

Hmmm, no replies yet. Anyone have scans of these decals, or better yet artwork ready to print? Thanks!

Josh

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#1905 19 days ago

Just joined the club! The game I picked up doesn’t have the playfield slide bracket installed correctly. Where is a good resource to see how it correctly operates and should be installed?

#1906 19 days ago

blitzburgh99 Are you referring to the hinge? Or the bushing it rides on?

Here you can see the hinge and bushing in the up position. Offer times it’s jist the spring is missing which can cause issues

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#1907 19 days ago
Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

Just joined the club! The game I picked up doesn’t have the playfield slide bracket installed correctly. Where is a good resource to see how it correctly operates and should be installed?

It's possible the brackets just need to be replaced too. Mine were warped/torn, where the angle at the base (where the playfield pivots) had cracked and stretched a bit, so the angle there was larger than it should have been. They looked good but wouldn't lock unless you lifted up really high before sliding it out all the way. You can get replacements from Marco or Pinballlife.

#1908 19 days ago

The pic helps. Thank you. I’ll look at mine later. This game is kicking my tail right now!

#1909 19 days ago
Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

Just joined the club! The game I picked up doesn’t have the playfield slide bracket installed correctly. Where is a good resource to see how it correctly operates and should be installed?

Me too!
Thanks for this post. I need to get new brackets for mine...it's really screwed up. It got stuck half in half out and I couldn't get it to move!

#1910 19 days ago
Quoted from tominator:

It got stuck half in half out and I couldn't get it to move!

Sometimes the ground braid get tangled in it.

#1911 19 days ago
Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

The pic helps. Thank you. I’ll look at mine later. This game is kicking my tail right now!

Mine kicked my arse for a while when I first got it, but I just kept playing it and eventually got better. I hadn't played it much in the past couple months, fixed the drop target assembly last week, been playing it a bunch and it's back to kicking my butt! I'm having a problem dialing in the caster's club shot lately; able to hit everything else pretty well.

#1912 19 days ago
Quoted from Soulrider911:

blitzburgh99 Are you referring to the hinge? Or the bushing it rides on?
Here you can see the hinge and bushing in the up position. Offer times it’s jist the spring is missing which can cause issues
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Will you post more pictures of your side art blades with the playfield down? I guess they came from Tilt Graphics? He doesn't have very good pictures of them on his website installed on the game.

#1913 19 days ago

Picked up a beautiful fish tales with side blades and I also have an extra set of playfield plastics and an extra nos boat ramp that came with it..

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#1914 19 days ago

I put super bands all around on mine, I thought it was fast before but it was mental , I had to go back to black rubber on the flippers .fastest pin I've ever played

#1915 19 days ago

Best option for Instruction Cards?

#1917 19 days ago

I’d argue mine a re best but I’m biased
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/fish-tales-casters-club/page/31#post-4221610

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#1918 19 days ago
Quoted from Soulrider911:

I’d argue mine a re best but I’m biased

Oh yeah, forgot about those. I like those the best actually.

#1919 18 days ago
Quoted from tominator:

Me too!
Thanks for this post. I need to get new brackets for mine...it's really screwed up. It got stuck half in half out and I couldn't get it to move!

I've had major bracket problems too. Pf got stuck a couple times where I had to unscrew the hinges to get it back on track.

I really have to lift it straight up or risk getting it stuck again.

Apparently this is a common FT issue. I'm gonna replace the brackets too.

#1920 18 days ago

About 50% of my ball launches go down the left orbit and the other 50% end up in the roll over lanes and go into the pop bumpers. I'm assuming that the ball is supposed to go to the left orbit and feed the left flipper 100% of the time. I need to take a look at this and was going to check out the ball launch coil sleeve. Are there any common problems that would cause this or that I should look into?

#1921 18 days ago
Quoted from pindude80:

About 50% of my ball launches go down the left orbit and the other 50% end up in the roll over lanes and go into the pop bumpers. I'm assuming that the ball is supposed to go to the left orbit and feed the left flipper 100% of the time. I need to take a look at this and was going to check out the ball launch coil sleeve. Are there any common problems that would cause this or that I should look into?

Check to make sure the plunger is hitting ball square, re-sleeve, and check it over. Make sure the screws that holds that mech in place is sturdy and not loose and on an angle.

#1922 18 days ago
Quoted from pindude80:

About 50% of my ball launches go down the left orbit and the other 50% end up in the roll over lanes and go into the pop bumpers. I'm assuming that the ball is supposed to go to the left orbit and feed the left flipper 100% of the time. I need to take a look at this and was going to check out the ball launch coil sleeve. Are there any common problems that would cause this or that I should look into?

All this bag considered my game is brand new, and the ball makes it around basically 95% of the time... but rarely is that at the same velocity. I think every FT is a little Different... depends on ball strike angle like northerndude mentioned but also the angle of the top right ball guide and the left up ball guide too lol

#1923 18 days ago

Need a little help. I keep trying to reset the high scores and am always left with some factory default scores. Want to zero that out for the family. What am I missing?

#1924 18 days ago

Resetting the scores takes out the high scores that have been put up with initials. It defaults to even number scores with factory initials not zeroes.

#1925 18 days ago
Quoted from dfester007:

I keep trying to reset the high scores and am always left with some factory default scores.

Yes, it goes back to default 300/250/225million. However, I believe you can define what those defaults are. That appears to be adjustment menu 4, setting 11 through 14. Change the defaults to a low value, then clear the high scores.

#1926 18 days ago
Quoted from Neal_W:

Yes, it goes back to default 300/250/225million. However, I believe you can define what those defaults are. That appears to be adjustment menu 4, setting 11 through 14. Change the defaults to a low value, then clear the high scores.

Ahhhh... OK. I will give that a try.

#1927 14 days ago

Has anyone else had this issue? I have balls hitting the right side ball rail. Especially when the ball goes right-to-left orbit and I take that one time shot at the caster club from the left flipper...the ball seems to get a little airborne and is hitting the bottom of the ball rail. Is this common on FT? Should I just put some spacers and raise the rail up a little? Will that affect the ball’s ability to travel on the ball rail? Are my balls too big? Any insight/solutions from others that may have had these problems is appreciated.

#1928 14 days ago
Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

Are my balls too big?

I'm sorry but i spat my bourbon on my monitor when i read that bit

#1929 14 days ago
Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

the ball seems to get a little airborne and is hitting the bottom of the ball rail.

Not following. Where is ball hitting? photo?

#1930 14 days ago
Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

Has anyone else had this issue? I have balls hitting the right side ball rail. Especially when the ball goes right-to-left orbit and I take that one time shot at the caster club from the left flipper...the ball seems to get a little airborne and is hitting the bottom of the ball rail. Is this common on FT? Should I just put some spacers and raise the rail up a little? Will that affect the ball’s ability to travel on the ball rail? Are my balls too big? Any insight/solutions from others that may have had these problems is appreciated.

Mine had a few washers stacked under the wireform ramp at the slingshot when I purchased it. I think I removed all but one when I shopped it, and I have noticed it making contact occasionally. I'd throw 2 or 3 under the slingshot attachment and see if it improves (I'll be trying the same).

Josh

#1931 14 days ago

Imagine the magnet stick as the path of the ball...

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#1932 14 days ago

I was having trouble with air balls on the left flipper from the first flip off the plunge or from a fast right to left orbit.
I reset the flippers (using the gap guage that came with flipper rebuild kit between the flipper and the bushing) and the airballs stopped. May not be your problem, but worth a look.
J

#1933 13 days ago

Oh yea......here are some pics of my recently completed rebuild on a budget. Cab strip and decal, Insert re-level, artwork touch ups to tackle box, stringer fish and small fish. clearcoat. tumble or polish of all metal parts. New dmd, new mpu, New coil sleeves, flipper rebuild etc.
Really happy with the commet led's I got, love the double sided pop bumper lights, the body of the pop glowing is way cool.
Very fun to play...grows on me more every day.....

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#1934 6 days ago

Looks amazing Justin!

#1935 6 days ago

Yeah very nice! What's budget about it? Sounds like you went all in.

#1936 6 days ago
Quoted from Plumonium:

Yeah very nice! What's budget about it? Sounds like you went all in.

Thanks
All the paints used are leftovers, clearcoat etc from work done on cars. I've re used as much as possible, tumbling and polishing instead of new. A good friend who is a talented artist did the art touch ups for free. Just stuff like that. I kind of blew the budget with some of the l.e.d.s and decals, but they make it pretty.

#1937 6 days ago
Quoted from smiley:

Resetting the scores takes out the high scores that have been put up with initials. It defaults to even number scores with factory initials not zeroes.

I changed the batteries and lost all my scores except for Grand Champion ( 31 rock the boat's and 26 tales told all gone)

Quoted from JoshinDC:

Mine had a few washers stacked under the wireform ramp at the slingshot when I purchased it. I think I removed all but one when I shopped it, and I have noticed it making contact occasionally. I'd throw 2 or 3 under the slingshot attachment and see if it improves (I'll be trying the same).
Josh

I needed to put washers under mine as well must be a fishtail's thing .

#1938 6 days ago
Quoted from screaminr:

I changed the batteries and lost all my scores except for Grand Champion ( 31 rock the boat's and 26 tales told all gone)

Did you change batteries with the machine off?

#1939 6 days ago
Quoted from Mancave:

Did you change batteries with the machine off?

No slowly one at a time, second time it has happened.

#1940 6 days ago
Quoted from screaminr:

No slowly one at a time, second time it has happened.

Hmmm with the machine turned on it shouldn't matter if they were all taken out at the same time, unusual, not had that happen before.

#1941 6 days ago

Used to be a member but now I'm back digging in the tackle box.

Couldn't say no when I found a shopped out machine with pf protector for 2000 usd.

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#1942 6 days ago

Aerobert,Nice pick!! I see the usual faded cab art! Go with led,s to brighten it up,and Welcome to our Club!!!!

#1943 6 days ago

Thanks! I don't mind the fade. Albino edition is the best edition. Lol

There's already a complete led kit, both GI, pf and backbox. It even has some extra spotlights installed. You can make it out in the pic. Also new mechs, rubbers and star posts.

Some slight wear on the inlane drops and the usual around the fish/tackle box but it's barely visible and a non-issue with the protector. I'm super happy!

#1944 6 days ago
Quoted from screaminr:

I changed the batteries and lost all my scores except for Grand Champion

Install an NVRAM and never have that issue ever again.

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#1945 6 days ago

Excited to finally join the club!

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#1946 5 days ago
Quoted from adamross:

Excited to finally join the club!
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Nice looking unit!!

#1947 5 days ago
Quoted from adamross:

Excited to finally join the club!
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With Colordmd! Nice FT Adam!

#1948 5 days ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

With Colordmd! Nice FT Adam!

Thanks! I got really lucky with this one...woman in Vegas opened the box new, kept it in her basement mostly untouched all these years. Closest i've ever come to feeling like I'm playing a brand new B/W.

#1949 5 days ago
Quoted from adamross:

Thanks! I got really lucky with this one...woman in Vegas opened the box new, kept it in her basement mostly untouched all these years. Closest i've ever come to feeling like I'm playing a brand new B/W.

WOW

#1950 5 days ago
Quoted from adamross:

Thanks! I got really lucky with this one...woman in Vegas opened the box new, kept it in her basement mostly untouched all these years. Closest i've ever come to feeling like I'm playing a brand new B/W.

Hopefully you scored a deal on it to!

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