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Fish Tales - Casters Club!!

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#3701 34 days ago
Quoted from Riefepeters:

I’ll be lighting that casters club too! My approach will be to use comet matrix system. Probably easiest to use a bendie wedge lamp in a wedge matrix socket. That matrix socket can tie into one of the nearby lights using a bayonet bulb with the matrix extension.
That’s what I’d do but I’m curious if you guys lit it up another way?</blockquote

Who sells the drop target in that clear opaque? you can light it up a few ways, small strip or a couple bendies.

https://www.pinballlife.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=PBL-300-0021-00-71

#3702 34 days ago

Well damn, just got a pinballlife last week.
In my cart, buying many.

#3703 29 days ago

My wife is creative and makes custom target decals for me. Gotta add the drop target one yet...

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#3704 29 days ago
Quoted from Pinkitten:

My wife is creative and makes custom target decals for me.

That mad looking fish lock one is great !

LTG : )

#3705 29 days ago
Quoted from LTG:

That mad looking fish lock one is great !
LTG : )

Thanks, Lloyd! I asked her to isolate that angry fish. She did a nice job. The ice cream is a reference to the Eskimo holding the extra ball spear.

#3706 27 days ago
Quoted from Pinkitten:

The ice cream is a reference to the Eskimo holding the extra ball spear.

Eskimo pies are chocolate.

That's an orange creamsicle.

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#3707 27 days ago
Quoted from RTS:

Eskimo pies are chocolate.
That's an orange creamsicle.
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Yep, definitely. Wife told me the same thing. “That’s a chocolate ice cream on a stick he’s holding.” I agreed, she’s prob right. But I prefer orange creamsicles.
Really I liked the orange and blue colors for the target. Went well with the artwork, which looks kinda orange to me.

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#3708 24 days ago

I installed the translucent drop target and put a blue star post led under it. Helps it stand out. Added my decal too. Is it me, or do you rarely see the drop target pop up unless the setting is on “hard”? I like the lock shot a bit harder anyway. What a great game FT is!

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#3709 24 days ago
Quoted from Roamin:

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I don't know if you fixed your switch/ball stuck problem, but if you haven't, it is because you have the wire actuator bent to the wrong shape.

This one from marco should work and fix your problem. This is the shape it should be to allow the ball to roll over it either way.

https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/A-12688

#3710 23 days ago
Quoted from Pinkitten:

I installed the translucent drop target and put a blue star post led under it

Looks COOL although it's kind of a shame that the decal negates the overall glow effect of the translucent target but that's unavoidable. I meant to order one of these targets in my recent PL order...damn it... forgot

#3711 23 days ago
Quoted from Micky:

I don't know if you fixed your switch/ball stuck problem, but if you haven't, it is because you have the wire actuator bent to the wrong shape.
This one from marco should work and fix your problem. This is the shape it should be to allow the ball to roll over it either way.
https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/A-12688

Thanks for the tip , but that switch doesn't have the proper shape. It is a tight fit in that corner, so the switch has been moved to the side a bit, making the shape custom. I tried increasing the slope of the playfield , but I didn't like the way the game played afterwards, so I brought it back down to where I had it. The issue hasn't been bothering me as much lately. With the current shape of the actuator , if the ball hangs there , just jiggling the machine a bit usually sets it free.

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#3712 23 days ago

Hey folks I have a piece of unobtanium on my hands. If anyone needs a cast handle I am About to toss it on EBay but thought I would check here first pm me if you need one.

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#3713 23 days ago
Quoted from Soulrider911:Hey folks I have a piece of unobtanium on my hands. If anyone needs a cast handle I am About to toss it on EBay but thought I would check here first pm me if you need one.
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They are $130 at pinballlife, in stock. Not unobtainium any longer.

#3714 23 days ago

Well then haha I stand corrected

#3715 22 days ago
Quoted from Stebel:

They are $130 at pinballlife, in stock. Not unobtainium any longer.

Quoted from Soulrider911:

Well then haha I stand corrected

No new car for you this month,LOL

#3716 22 days ago

hahaha well anyone need one? LOL

#3717 22 days ago
Quoted from Soulrider911:hahaha well anyone need one? LOL

Nice of you to make it available. Someone could powdercoat that and have a sweet shooter rod!

#3718 22 days ago
Quoted from Pinkitten:

Nice of you to make it available. Someone could powdercoat that and have a sweet shooter rod!

I have this powdercoated one I'd sell.

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#3719 22 days ago

Went to go play FT tonight solenoids aren’t working
Ran soleniod test no soleniods were activated w coin door closed
Check all fuses on circuit boards, didn’t see any fuses under PF.

What am I missing?

#3720 22 days ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

I have this powdercoated one I'd sell.
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That’s a beautiful FT!

#3721 22 days ago
Quoted from Madmax541:

What am I missing?

Pull fuses and check with a meter ?

If all good, then measure the 50 volt test point on the driver board, maybe the 50 volt bridge rectifier opened.

LTG : )

#3722 22 days ago

Previously pulled fuses checked w DMM. All good
Checked for 50 Vdc tp #6 driver board measured 74 Vdc and measure @ flipper solenoid measured 74Vdc

#3723 22 days ago
Quoted from Madmax541:

Previously pulled fuses checked w DMM. All good
Checked for 50 Vdc tp #6 driver board measured 74 Vdc and measure @ flipper solenoid measured 74Vdc

That's weird.

I'd try a different ribbon cable between CPU and Driver Board next if you can.

LTG : )

#3724 22 days ago
Quoted from Pinkitten:

That’s a beautiful FT!

Thanks!

#3725 22 days ago

Swapped out ribbon cable that goes between cpu & driver board no change

#3726 21 days ago

Could the coindoor switch be flakey?

#3727 21 days ago
Quoted from 2pupPinz:

Could the coindoor switch be flakey?

In my fish tales, nothing is interlocked with the coin door. The tests will tell you the switch is opened but it doesn't cut any power anywhere.

#3728 21 days ago

Swapped out driver board w spare, FT works as it should.
Will take driver board to my board guy for testing to further isolate / solve issue.

#3729 21 days ago

Have FT 3D BG for sale.

Anyone know what they go for?
I believe no longer available

Could bring to Pinfest

#3730 21 days ago
Quoted from Madmax541:

Have FT 3D BG for sale.
Anyone know what they go for?
I believe no longer available
Could bring to Pinfest

Planetary has them for $199. I might be interested.

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#3731 14 days ago

Having an issue where the ball trough kick out sometimes repeatedly bounces the ball back in the trough. Happens a lot more during multi ball, going to try to adjust the kick out sheet metal guide but anyone else have to deal w this?

#3732 14 days ago
Quoted from JLay:

Having an issue where the ball trough kick out sometimes repeatedly bounces the ball back in the trough. Happens a lot more during multi ball, going to try to adjust the kick out sheet metal guide but anyone else have to deal w this?

Think I remember someone saying it was the kicker arm that needed adjusting when this happened.

#3733 13 days ago
Quoted from JLay:

Having an issue where the ball trough kick out sometimes repeatedly bounces the ball back in the trough. Happens a lot more during multi ball, going to try to adjust the kick out sheet metal guide but anyone else have to deal w this?

I have the same issue during multi ball.

#3734 11 days ago

I know this will be a long shot but is anyone willing to sell a new CPR mini boat playfield? If so shoot me a PM.

Thank you!

#3735 11 days ago
Quoted from loren3233:

I know this will be a long shot but is anyone willing to sell a new CPR mini boat playfield? If so shoot me a PM.
Thank you!

I just got one from Micro shipped for $160. Email them or message on here to see if they have any more, looks great.

#3736 11 days ago
Quoted from mymalibu:

I have the same issue during multi ball.

I ended up bending some of the sheet metal parts surrounding the trough a bit to slightly redirect the ball, seems to have worked.

#3737 10 days ago

Wife bought me my first 2 pins on the weekend. This FT which i picked up today and a STTNG that I’m picking up tomorrow after work. As a young bloke a local Fish and Chip shop had a FT and WH2O that i use to go and play all the time. Now to own one is a awesome. It plays amazing, everything works. Playfield could do with a bit of clean, replace rubbers and new balls, also side artwork could be replaced. Some will be fixed this weekend and the rest all in good time, just to play and enjoy it for now! Anyway when i get a chance ill read thru the all posts on this thread and see what i can learn and some ideas for mods.

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#3738 10 days ago
Quoted from Kombi:

Wife bought me my first 2 pins on the weekend. This FT which i picked up today and a STTNG that I’m picking up tomorrow after work. As a young bloke a local Fish and Chip shop had a FT and WH2O that i use to go and play all the time. Now to own one is a awesome. It plays amazing, everything works. Playfield could do with a bit of clean, replace rubbers and new balls, also side artwork could be replaced. Some will be fixed this weekend and the rest all in good time, just to play and enjoy it for now! Anyway when i get a chance ill read thru the all posts on this thread and see what i can learn and some ideas for mods.
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Congrats mate .
I just Googled fish tales mods and went to all the usual pinball websites to see what I could find .
I thought it was a Wizard of Oz at first glance

#3739 10 days ago
Quoted from screaminr:

Congrats mate .
I just Googled fish tales mods and went to all the usual pinball websites to see what I could find .
I thought it was a Wizard of Oz at first glance

Thanks mate.
I’ve had a bit of a google already and checked some pin sites.
Yes its a similar green they have done it in. When i get to around to redoing the artwork then may change colour. But very happy with it for now.

#3740 10 days ago
Quoted from Kombi:

Wife bought me my first 2 pins on the weekend. This FT which i picked up today and a STTNG that I’m picking up tomorrow after work.

Nice additions! Your FT has faded from orange to tan. Luckily the tan matches the green armor perfectly.

#3741 9 days ago
Quoted from Neal_W:

Nice additions! Your FT has faded from orange to tan. Luckily the tan matches the green armor perfectly.

Thanks mate, yes definitely faded a lot. Would love to put new art on it at some point. But just going to enjoy it for now.

#3742 9 days ago

Nice..another local too!

Cant see pics for some reason...

#3743 9 days ago

Hi, fellow fishermen. I was able to find a Monster Fish mod. I attached it to the socket under the Monster Fish hurry-up insert, which is a 6.3v socket. The lights in the eyes barely light up. Is this mod designed for 12v power, from a flasher? Is there a best location for his eyes to come on during Monster Fish mode?

Thanks!

#3744 9 days ago
Quoted from Jakusu:

Nice..another local too!
Cant see pics for some reason...

Hey mate, yes local, great to see. Not sure why you cant see pics. 2 loaded and appear ok at my end.

#3745 9 days ago
Quoted from Jakusu:

Cant see pics for some reason...

Sometimes an image won't load on Pinside. Right-click and select 'open link in a new tab' usually works.

#3746 9 days ago
Quoted from Neal_W:

Sometimes an image won't load on Pinside. Right-click and select 'open link in a new tab' usually works.

The image server was down last night. There were problems all over pinside with images not loading.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/image-server-is-down#post-6328090

#3747 4 days ago
Quoted from Pinkitten:

Hi, fellow fishermen. I was able to find a Monster Fish mod. I attached it to the socket under the Monster Fish hurry-up insert, which is a 6.3v socket. The lights in the eyes barely light up. Is this mod designed for 12v power, from a flasher? Is there a best location for his eyes to come on during Monster Fish mode?
Thanks!

If I remember correctly it connects to the socket under the purple feeding frenzy fish in the left orbit. Here are the directions I found:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/fs-fish-tales-monster-fish-mod

Tina

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