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Fish Tales - Casters Club!!


By shacklersrevenge

6 years ago



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#2501 8 days ago
Quoted from krivoap:

She is an excellent arcade dog.

Not to de-rail this thread, but I agree...
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Edit: actually its on topic...if you look in the backround you can see my old FT playfield..

#2502 6 days ago

Just recently joined the club
Was always wonderung how hard it was to lock the balls in the casters club during multiball (bad player though)till i found the answer here: the drop target should not always be in the up position. Readjusted the rest position on the release coil and voila....the drop target gets kicked down automatically as intended by the software. I wonder how many games are out there without a working drop target knock down trigger...

second thing: I could finally qiet down the flapping fish in the topper. This was one of the things that always annoyed me-I hated the ´metallic´ sound of the fish. The solution was easy and effective: Put a rubber ring on the back of the plunger (behind the retainer spring) and put a shooter rubber tip on the front of the plunger...made the fish sound like it maybe was intended to be... details were discussed here already:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/any-tips-to-make-the-fish-tales-topper-a-bit-quieter

#2503 6 days ago

Does anybody have a scan of the artwork for the back board of the topper?

#2504 5 days ago
Quoted from cosmokramer:

Does anybody have a scan of the artwork for the back board of the topper?

Pinballgeek made his own versions if that will work:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/fish-tales-casters-club/page/13#post-3028561

I like the second one.

#2505 5 days ago
Quoted from Neal_W:

Pinballgeek made his own versions if that will work:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/fish-tales-casters-club/page/13#post-3028561
I like the second one.

I like those, thanks for the link. I think the second one is the way to go also. Now I just need the rubber fish...

#2507 4 days ago

I'm nearing the end of a restoration and seem to have misplaced the steel boat ramp flap. Any suggestions where to buy one? The only option I can find is to buy stock steel and recreate the part....

#2508 3 days ago

I very recently got a FT that's was in storage a long time, pf looks good and boots, can anyone here suggest a good translucent rubber kit? Share what you ordered?

I'm also wanting to led it, but tastefully, where did you get yours? What colors did you use?
Warm or cool?

#2509 3 days ago
Quoted from dc2010:

I very recently got a FT that's was in storage a long time, pf looks good and boots, can anyone here suggest a good translucent rubber kit? Share what you ordered?
I'm also wanting to led it, but tastefully, where did you get yours? What colors did you use?
Warm or cool?

I just put a clear Titan set on mine. Looks nice and clean

#2510 3 days ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

I just put a clear Titan set on mine. Looks nice and clean

What LEDs do you have in yours?

#2511 3 days ago
Quoted from dc2010:

What LEDs do you have in yours?

Mine had LEDs in it already, so not sure what they are. They seem more of a bright white than yellow natural. I think they look fine, but haven't had natural in there to compare.

#2512 3 days ago

Got my LED kit from Marco 4 years ago. I heard from a few posters they sell coin-taker kits. It was my first pin, so the kit made things easy. It was a little tricky to figure out what went where, but I kept them organized and figured it out and just needed a few extras when done.

They looked perfect in FT with cool white frosted GI and in the backbox, and color matched inserts.

#2513 3 days ago
Quoted from Neal_W:

Got my LED kit from Marco 4 years ago. I heard from a few posters they sell coin-taker kits. It was my first pin, so the kit made things easy. It was a little tricky to figure out what went where, but I kept them organized and figured it out and just needed a few extras when done.
They looked perfect in FT with cool white frosted GI and in the backbox, and color matched inserts.

Thank you Neal!

#2514 2 days ago
Quoted from mjalexan:

I'm nearing the end of a restoration and seem to have misplaced the steel boat ramp flap. Any suggestions where to buy one? The only option I can find is to buy stock steel and recreate the part....

I did this for my ramp flap for my Whirlwind. It was my first time doing it and I found it to be quite a breeeze. I may have created a thread on it.

#2515 2 days ago
Quoted from cosmokramer:

Not to de-rail this thread, but I agree...
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Edit: actually its on topic...if you look in the backround you can see my old FT playfield..

good looking dog btw!

#2516 2 days ago
Quoted from krivoap:

So we have a small 650 square foot off grid fishing cottage. We had solar installed last year with the intent of having a Fish Tales to play in the middle of the woods. After securing a locally available one here on Pinside, it finally made the journey up into our location deep in the Ottawa National Forest in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
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beautiful pup

#2517 1 day ago

For anyone who has done a playfield swap, how many, and what size T-nuts are required in a new playfield? I know on Marco's site, they list two separate 8/32" t-nuts, a 1/2" diameter base and a 19/32 diameter base. I'm not sure which one to order.

#2518 1 day ago
Quoted from uncivil_engineer:

For anyone who has done a playfield swap, how many, and what size T-nuts are required in a new playfield? I know on Marco's site, they list two separate 8/32" t-nuts, a 1/2" diameter base and a 19/32 diameter base. I'm not sure which one to order.

These are the T-nuts listed in the BoM. Not sure about that qty of 25, can't think of where those go. I have the original pf with the T-Nuts in it, i can send a pic later.

4408-01118-02 nut 8-32 tee 9/32l 6
4408-01118-00 nut 8-32 tee 3/8 l 4
4406-01118-00 nut 6-32 tee 6
4408-01118-00 nut 8-32 tee 3/8 l 25

#2519 1 day ago

Hey everyone. I just got a restored Fish Tales last month. Been reading this thread and thought you guys might be able to help me out. I'm new to pinball games so I'm not sure I know all the correct terminology.
The game has played flawless for a month. Recently, the Fish Finder ejector (not sure the correct name) has been ejecting the ball extremely hard. Sometimes it pops up on the rail and backs all the way to the reel.
Is this something easy to adjust?
Any info is appreciated!!

#2520 1 day ago
Quoted from kjensen:

Hey everyone. I just got a restored Fish Tales last month. Been reading this thread and thought you guys might be able to help me out. I'm new to pinball games so I'm not sure I know all the correct terminology.
The game has played flawless for a month. Recently, the Fish Finder ejector (not sure the correct name) has been ejecting the ball extremely hard. Sometimes it pops up on the rail and backs all the way to the reel.
Is this something easy to adjust?
Any info is appreciated!!

If it just started doing that, I would check for something broken or loose back there. Also check manual to see if correct coil used.

#2521 1 day ago
Quoted from mjalexan:

These are the T-nuts listed in the BoM. Not sure about that qty of 25, can't think of where those go. I have the original pf with the T-Nuts in it, i can send a pic later.
4408-01118-02 nut 8-32 tee 9/32l 6
4408-01118-00 nut 8-32 tee 3/8 l 4
4406-01118-00 nut 6-32 tee 6
4408-01118-00 nut 8-32 tee 3/8 l 25

I counted 7x 8-32 on the top, 22x on the back. 6x 6-32 on the back, all under the slings. I think the 6x 8-32 x 3/8 go under the coin box (4) and the backbox lock (2x)

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#2522 1 day ago
Quoted from kjensen:

Hey everyone. I just got a restored Fish Tales last month. Been reading this thread and thought you guys might be able to help me out. I'm new to pinball games so I'm not sure I know all the correct terminology.
The game has played flawless for a month. Recently, the Fish Finder ejector (not sure the correct name) has been ejecting the ball extremely hard. Sometimes it pops up on the rail and backs all the way to the reel.
Is this something easy to adjust?
Any info is appreciated!!

Make sure this red piece hasn’t cracked, causing the ball to sit awkwardly when it gets ejected.

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#2523 1 day ago
Quoted from mjalexan:

I counted 7x 8-32 on the top, 22x on the back. 6x 6-32 on the back, all under the slings. I think the 6x 8-32 x 3/8 go under the coin box (4) and the backbox lock (2x)[quoted image][quoted image]

thanks for taking the time to count them up!

#2524 20 hours ago
Quoted from mjalexan:

Make sure this red piece hasn’t cracked, causing the ball to sit awkwardly when it gets ejected.[quoted image]

Thanks for the response! I'll look at it this weekend. I've never raised the playfield on a pin before so looking forward to seeing the internals as well.

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