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Fish Tales - Casters Club!!


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#2401 58 days ago

Still looking for a players game in Chicagoland area .

#2402 53 days ago

Cheapest source for a new topper dome?

#2403 53 days ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

topper dome?

Little Shop of Games has them for $110.

#2404 53 days ago
Quoted from Neal_W:

Little Shop of Games has them for $110.

Yeah, saw that. I guess these have dried up. I remember buying one a few years ago for Whitewater for 60 bucks. Mine just had a few scuffs, so I'm not gonna pay 110, but if they were available cheaper I'd probably spring for one.

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#2405 43 days ago

Can someone be so kind as to take a photo of j116 on their driver board including the color of the wires from left to right and placement of polarizing pins.

#2406 43 days ago

This would be right up Freeplay 40’s alley. Prob made the same way as a ramp.

#2408 42 days ago
Quoted from jkashani:

Can someone be so kind as to take a photo of j116 on their driver board including the color of the wires from left to right and placement of polarizing pins.

I'll do it as soon as I can

#2409 42 days ago
Quoted from jkashani:

Can someone be so kind as to take a photo of j116 on their driver board including the color of the wires from left to right and placement of polarizing pins.

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#2410 42 days ago

Thanks so much but I think the manual can be incorrect at times. Was looking for an actual picture.

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#2411 39 days ago
Quoted from jkashani:

Thanks so much but I think the manual can be incorrect at times. Was looking for an actual picture.

can agree that manual is correct 100%

#2412 38 days ago

Joining the club!
I didn't do the resto job on it, I'm not capable. A friend of mine did and it's beautiful.
Issues:
The lamps to the tree jackpots won't work. Bulbs are ok. I do not understand why?
Ball goes from left loop to right flipper. Should go to left. It bounces on the rubber ring just below the rail. Can't get it right. It is levelled at 6.5 according to pin guy, level is right. It plays superfast due to the finish of the playfield.
Help?

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#2413 38 days ago

Problem with left loop solved. A 3/4” rubber was put there instead of the 7/16” that should have been there. Right size rubber solved the problem.
The three bulbs still remains unsolved...

#2414 37 days ago
Quoted from r0ddan:

Joining the club!
I didn't do the resto job on it, I'm not capable. A friend of mine did and it's beautiful.
Issues:
The lamps to the tree jackpots won't work. Bulbs are ok. I do not understand why?
Ball goes from left loop to right flipper. Should go to left. It bounces on the rubber ring just below the rail. Can't get it right. It is levelled at 6.5 according to pin guy, level is right. It plays superfast due to to finish

Have you checked the pins on the affected light boards? Most of the time its cracked solder at based of the pin, sonetimes need a magnifying glass to see it and a reheat to reflow the solder is all thats neede most of the time.
Nice looking game btw

#2415 37 days ago

I will check and measure tomorrow. Thanks for the input!
I'll try to get better pictures. Playfield is like glass. Superfast and a drain monster =)

#2416 37 days ago

All issues with the lamps are solved. Probably a bad connection somewhere. They're working fine now, I just need to figure out how to play better so I can get those darn jackpots
It resets to factory default when I turn it off thou. Intermittent... Holds memory sometimes and sometimes not. Will try to get better contact with the batteries first, then I don't know... We'll see. I'm not the best handyman...
Thanks Justin!

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#2417 36 days ago

Did you change battery's when you bought it?

#2418 36 days ago

The batteries are fine. They are new and I can see no traces of damage from acid around the area. The card looks fine.
I haven't started it today so I don't know yet if it was just bad connection in the battery holder.
But thanks! Often it is the obvious

#2419 36 days ago

Bad connection in the holder. A bit of dremel magic and now it is fine.

#2420 35 days ago

Saw that CPR is making mirrored backglasses and they are coming soon: https://classicplayfields.com/shop/pinball-backglasses/fishtales-2/

Sounds awesome, but Id like to see one in person first.

#2421 35 days ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

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I love the FT art so much right now.

Anyone got pics of Rad Cals for fishtales?

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#2422 25 days ago

Has anyone installed a color dmd in their Fishtales? I installed one yesterday. Thought I did everything correctly but when I went to add the ROMs, nothing comes up.

I double checked and it says colordmd requires the L5 rom. I didn't realize it but mine is L4. Can a colordmd work with the L4 or is this definitely the issue?

#2423 24 days ago

Think its in the requirements documented on the site here:
http://shop.colordmd.com/colordmd-replacement-display-for-fish-tales-pinball-machine/
But you need the L5 rom

#2424 24 days ago

Anyone who has issues with right gate switch not registering on the long cast loop, I found the switch in Australia.

It's been a hard one to find.

https://www.pinballspareparts.com.au/a-12687-p.html

#2425 24 days ago

No issue, but why won’t the 12688 work as a replacement?

#2426 24 days ago
Quoted from Shapeshifter:

Anyone who has issues with right gate switch not registering on the long cast loop, I found the switch in Australia.
It's been a hard one to find.
https://www.pinballspareparts.com.au/a-12687-p.html

I have got lots of stuff off them and never had a problem I would say you can buy with confidence

#2427 21 days ago

Proud new member after a rough ride home.

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#2428 21 days ago
Quoted from sataneatscheese:

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OMG. I can imagine the pucker factor as that went down!

#2429 21 days ago

HOLY SHHHEEETTTT

#2430 21 days ago
Quoted from sataneatscheese:

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Damn, broken dolly, game going down ravine..
With my luck, i would be by myself. Hope you had help.

#2431 21 days ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

Damn, broken dolly, game going down ravine..
With my luck, i would be by myself. Hope you had help.

Nope! I had to grab a new dolly, but couldn't load it on the soft ground. I picked it up and moved it 2 feet at a time from the rear while my wife used the dolly to lift up the front. Luckily it was only 20 feet inside.

#2432 20 days ago
Quoted from griffo84:

Anyone got pics of Rad Cals for fishtales?

This still has the protectice film on but you get the idea. I can post pics of finished cab later if you like.

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#2433 20 days ago

Watch from the 25 minute mark this is coming from a guy who really knows what he's talking about .


Also on loserkid pinball podcast legendary pinball player , and designer Keith Elwin says he loves playing fishtails . With the calibre of these guys it can only help the value of this pin and finally give it the recognition it deserves

#2434 17 days ago

Proud to join Casters’ Club after 10 hour drive to Pittsburgh to land this really beautiful, partially restored Fish Tales. I’m going to add a color DMD today too! I love how challenging this game is, and I found myself pressing the start button over and over for hours. Such a fantastic 90’s era game. That boat ramp is pretty genius. It’s punishing if you miss your shots! It’s Saturday. I’m going fishing...

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#2435 17 days ago

Nice catch.

#2436 17 days ago
Quoted from Pinkitten:

Proud to join Casters’ Club after 10 hour drive to Pittsburgh to land this really beautiful, partially restored Fish Tales. I’m going to add a color DMD today too! I love how challenging this game is, and I found myself pressing the start button over and over for hours. Such a fantastic 90’s era game. That boat ramp is pretty genius. It’s punishing if you miss your shots! It’s Saturday. I’m going fishing...[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Nice. Welcome to the Caster's Club. I never get tired of my Fish Tales. Such a great pin.

#2437 17 days ago
Quoted from Pinkitten:

Proud to join Casters’ Club after 10 hour drive to Pittsburgh to land this really beautiful, partially restored Fish Tales. I’m going to add a color DMD today too! I love how challenging this game is, and I found myself pressing the start button over and over for hours. Such a fantastic 90’s era game. That boat ramp is pretty genius. It’s punishing if you miss your shots! It’s Saturday. I’m going fishing...[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

"You got a Big one there"

#2438 11 days ago

Cliff Rinear is just the best. This is how he deals with flipper hop.
Before:


After:

I hope the videos are visible.

#2439 8 days ago

I'm finally getting around to restoring a player's condition Fish Tales I bought a while ago. The first thing I need to fix is the lock mechanism. When I bought it this was malfunctioning (motor would turn on but reel wouldn't move), but the belt was very loose so I thought that was the whole problem.

I put a new belt on (https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/03-8614) but it still doesn't work. So talking about the part of the mechanism that's under the playfield, what's happening is that the motor turns on, the motor drives the spindle just fine, but the pulley doesn't actually turn. If I disconnect the belt, everything turns just fine. With the belt disconnected, the reel above the playfield spins very easily, so it doesn't seem like anything is binding up there. Any ideas of what's wrong? It's like the pulley has no grip on the driveshaft, so the shaft just spins inside the pulley. I've tried tightening up the nut that sits next to the pulley to no effect. Everything looks the same as my before pictures from before I changed out the belt, but of course, it was broken in the before pictures.

#2440 7 days ago
Quoted from mrboboto:

I'm finally getting around to restoring a player's condition Fish Tales I bought a while ago. The first thing I need to fix is the lock mechanism. When I bought it this was malfunctioning (motor would turn on but reel wouldn't move), but the belt was very loose so I thought that was the whole problem.
I put a new belt on (https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/03-8614) but it still doesn't work. So talking about the part of the mechanism that's under the playfield, what's happening is that the motor turns on, the motor drives the spindle just fine, but the pulley doesn't actually turn. If I disconnect the belt, everything turns just fine. With the belt disconnected, the reel above the playfield spins very easily, so it doesn't seem like anything is binding up there. Any ideas of what's wrong? It's like the pulley has no grip on the driveshaft, so the shaft just spins inside the pulley. I've tried tightening up the nut that sits next to the pulley to no effect. Everything looks the same as my before pictures from before I changed out the belt, but of course, it was broken in the before pictures.

Is the set screw tight? Pulley may be worn out. I replaced both pullies on mine. Still having issues, though. Looks like the belt is slipping on the lower pulley.

#2441 7 days ago
Quoted from jawjaw:

Is the set screw tight? Pulley may be worn out. I replaced both pullies on mine. Still having issues, though. Looks like the belt is slipping on the lower pulley.

Does anyone else sell the belt? Could the belt itself from Marco be the issue?

#2442 6 days ago
Quoted from jawjaw:

Is the set screw tight? Pulley may be worn out. I replaced both pullies on mine. Still having issues, though. Looks like the belt is slipping on the lower pulley.

The set screw is tight. I assume it should be pushed hard against the pulley. I'm not sure what the pulley being worn out would look like?

#2443 6 days ago

I too could use some help. Just bought a Fish Tales and when I bought it the reel worked, but when I got it home and set it up, it will not spin. The motor is not running during the test mode. I put a voltage meter on the motor leads and was not reading any voltage. I did not know what voltage I should be getting there but did not read any ac or dc voltage. Is there a specific fuse I should look at? Any help in trouble shooting would be VERY appreciated! EDIT...... I am getting 15v dc out of the power driver board on j118 but I am not getting any voltage on the motor side of the EMI board.....

#2444 6 days ago
Quoted from catchlight:

I too could use some help. Just bought a Fish Tales and when I bought it the reel worked, but when I got it home and set it up, it will not spin. The motor is not running during the test mode. I put a voltage meter on the motor leads and was not reading any voltage. I did not know what voltage I should be getting there but did not read any ac or dc voltage. Is there a specific fuse I should look at? Any help in trouble shooting would be VERY appreciated! EDIT...... I am getting 15v dc out of the power driver board on j118 but I am not getting any voltage on the motor side of the EMI board.....

Just a quick note as to how I solved this issue. The wire for J122-4 was broken some where from the EMI board to the power board. I found this by doing a continuity test on the line. Ran a jumper wire to EMI board and all is well.

#2445 6 days ago
Quoted from mrboboto:

The set screw is tight. I assume it should be pushed hard against the pulley. I'm not sure what the pulley being worn out would look like?

I'm referring to the bottom pulley that has a "D" shaped hole. I replaced mine thinking it was worn out. It doesn't fit very tight and has a lot of play. The new pulley is the same so maybe it's supposed to be like that. The new pulley is made out of white plastic and think that's my problem. The belt slips much more easily on the white pulley than the old black one. Going back with the original one and looking for something I can shove in the gap to take the slack out.

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#2447 5 days ago
Quoted from jawjaw:

I'm referring to the bottom pulley that has a "D" shaped hole.

I think you just solved my problem- I either have the wrong pulley or its very worn as it’s more like an “O” shaped hole.

#2449 5 days ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

What a bargain!

If you're being tongue in cheek, (which I would be also) - Remember, that's CDN, wait, WHOA, that's USD,

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