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Fish Tales - Casters Club!!

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#4301 4 months ago

^^^^ It looks even better in person.

#4302 4 months ago
Quoted from Steve_d71:

Fishtales and Whitewater belong together. I have them beside one another and they're staying!

Amen. I added both in 21 and they are both such awesome original games. Keepers for sure!

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#4303 4 months ago

Ditto

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#4304 4 months ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

Ditto
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White-Fish combo platter!

#4305 4 months ago
Quoted from Paseb:

doing a full resto on my FT
i have a playfield protector going over the mirco new playfield.
is it necessary to order Cliffy's if this will be a HUO pin? i'm not a big player. i play from time to time with my wife and some friends/family.

If it's HUO and you only play from time to time, I'd ditch the playfield protector altogether.

#4306 4 months ago
Quoted from Paseb:

is it necessary to order Cliffy's if this will be a HUO pin?

If it’s HUO and lightly played, I agree w Scribbles. I would skip the playfield protector, and Cliffys aren’t a huge deal, imho, on a HUO FT. Maybe just the 2 shooter lane protectors for the kickout. But it’s a restored game, so keep it as pristine as you can! Post some pics too.

#4307 4 months ago
Quoted from Paseb:

i have a playfield protector going over the mirco new playfield.

I would just go with a shooter lane protector. The original playfields all wear around the tacklebox/fish inserts which must be due to some issue with the clearcoat/manufacturing. I would not expect a repro playfield to wear there in the center.

#4308 4 months ago

I agree with the 3 crazy cat people above my post, I wouldn't bother with a playfield protector on a HUO game.

#4309 4 months ago

My good friend lou is doing the restore.
I will keep the protector as i have it in my restored tftc and roadshow. Also have it on getaway(next restore)

I kinda like it.

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#4310 4 months ago
Quoted from Paseb:

I kinda like it

I have protectors on a few of my games also. But not FT. The only concern I have for FT is the orbit switch. It took a lot of tweaking to get that switch to work perfectly. A protector would be back to the drawing board for me. My MM plays better with the protector. Fewer bounce outs of Merlins Hole, my orbit switches are dead nuts everytime ( not so before installing the protector. Can’t really explain why though) and much smoother ball action over the Troll doors. Lots of air balls in that game and I don’t have to worry about pf damage as a result. I know tournament type players hate protectors and I understand that. They should. But I am not tournament player (mostly because I don’t have the skills)

#4311 3 months ago

Yes the orbit switch, my friend told me about it when installing my protector. Very bad.

Quoted from whthrs166:

I have protectors on a few of my games also. But not FT. The only concern I have for FT is the orbit switch. It took a lot of tweaking to get that switch to work perfectly. A protector would be back to the drawing board for me. My MM plays better with the protector. Fewer bounce outs of Merlins Hole, my orbit switches are dead nuts everytime ( not so before installing the protector. Can’t really explain why though) and much smoother ball action over the Troll doors. Lots of air balls in that game and I don’t have to worry about pf damage as a result. I know tournament type players hate protectors and I understand that. They should. But I am not tournament player (mostly because I don’t have the skills)

#4312 3 months ago

Under playfield almost done, some coil wraps waiting to be delivered.
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#4313 3 months ago
Quoted from Paseb:

Under playfield almost done, some coil wraps waiting to be delivered.
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Looks good!

#4314 3 months ago

thanks, my friend lou is doing a perfect job.

it's crazy how much money you can spend on a resto lol

mirco playfield
mirror rad cals
pf protector
new plastic set
new dmd panel
color dmd
speaker kit
titan
comet
brian allan backbox and artblades
etc etc

#4315 3 months ago
Quoted from Paseb:

thanks, my friend lou is doing a perfect job.
it's crazy how much money you can spend on a resto lol
mirco playfield
mirror rad cals
pf protector
new plastic set
new dmd panel
color dmd
speaker kit
titan
comet
brian allan backbox and artblades
etc etc

Cha Ching$$$$$$$$$$

#4316 3 months ago

I assembled this for my FT…you can’t go fishing without beer. I need to pour a clear glue or epoxy over it that will keep all the “ice” and beer in place.

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#4317 3 months ago

anyone with an original manual for sale?

#4318 3 months ago

Hey gang, new to the club. I know its a longshot, but I need just the artwork decal for the cab front... Anyone have one they'd sell?
I could also use the boat ramp center plastic, but it seems that may be even harder to come by!

#4319 3 months ago
Quoted from TheOnlyest:

I could also use the boat ramp center plastic, but it seems that may be even harder to come by!

A couple suppliers do offer the boat ramp plastic. Google it and it should come up. The colors are slightly different from the original (the original is more tan and the repro is more reddish, or vice versa) but they look nice. Ebay might have one also. I think about $20 or so.

#4320 3 months ago
Quoted from Pinkitten:

A couple suppliers do offer the boat ramp plastic. Google it and it should come up. The colors are slightly different from the original (the original is more tan and the repro is more reddish, or vice versa) but they look nice. Ebay might have one also. I think about $20 or so.

And get a plastic protector to go with it, or you'll be needing another boat plastic before you know it.

#4321 3 months ago
Quoted from Pinkitten:

A couple suppliers do offer the boat ramp plastic. Google it and it should come up. The colors are slightly different from the original (the original is more tan and the repro is more reddish, or vice versa) but they look nice. Ebay might have one also. I think about $20 or so.

I have the protector to add, but all the usual suppliers are out of stock, and notta one on ebay currently.

#4322 3 months ago
Quoted from Paseb:

thanks, my friend lou is doing a perfect job.
it's crazy how much money you can spend on a resto lol
mirco playfield
mirror rad cals
pf protector
new plastic set
new dmd panel
color dmd
speaker kit
titan
comet
brian allan backbox and artblades
etc etc

OCD boards too I hope

#4323 3 months ago
Quoted from TheOnlyest:

I have the protector to add, but all the usual suppliers are out of stock, and notta one on ebay currently.

Sorry, that’s a bummer. Planetary does have a full set of plastics for $159.00, not a bad price for a complete set. It doesn’t include the fishing pole plastic, which isn’t made anymore. It does have the others, including the boat and a fish key fob, which some people value highly. I have a backup boat plastic from when I upgraded to a new one. I can’t remember if it was cracked or not, it might simply have been scuffed up a bit. If you can’t get a new one, message me. I’ll send you a pic of my old one.

#4324 3 months ago

If anyone is in Australia I have a spare used good Fishing pole plastic, along with 3 original translites.

#4325 3 months ago
Quoted from Paseb:

Yes the orbit switch, my friend told me about it when installing my protector. Very bad.

Put a protector on mine and wasn’t a problem, just had to adjust the pop switches and all was good.
Although I did have to shave a bit off the protector on the bottom left by the apron to get it to sit fiat.

#4326 3 months ago

For those not lurking in the tech forums, dvschaller posted a nice solution for the top right loop switch that jams the balls. You can read more about it in his thread : https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/fish-tales-ball-stuck-at-top-of-right-loop

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#4327 3 months ago

Just received my NOS playfield from Kruzman with his world class clear coat. This FT is gonna be screaming fast, can’t wait to get the swap started…

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#4328 3 months ago

That looks like a sheet of glass it’s so smooth

#4329 3 months ago

I upgraded my translight to a CPR mirrored back glass.
Looks awesome! I definitely recommend it.

#4330 3 months ago
Quoted from Steve_d71:

I upgraded my translight to a CPR mirrored back glass.
Looks awesome! I definitely recommend it.

Sweet! Any pics? How do the colors compare?

#4331 3 months ago
Quoted from JLay:

Sweet! Any pics? How do the colors compare?

I'll take some pics today when I get out in the garage. It's slightly darker but the colors look great.

#4332 3 months ago
Quoted from Micky:

I agree with the 3 crazy cat people above my post

Of course the cat people are going to be in the thread about the fish themed pinball machine

#4333 3 months ago
Quoted from screaminr:

Of course the cat people are going to be in the thread about the fish themed pinball machine

Catfish

#4334 3 months ago
Quoted from Pinkitten:

I have a backup boat plastic from when I upgraded to a new one. I can’t remember if it was cracked or not, it might simply have been scuffed up a bit. If you can’t get a new one, message me. I’ll send you a pic of my old one.

Thanks for the offer, I found a new one. I also found and ordered the cab front decal at Ministry!

#4335 3 months ago

Is the fishing rod plastic still not available? That was the only old piece I had to put back on after the playfield swap.

#4336 3 months ago

Hey guys,
Im in need of 4 stickers to finish the resto

Where can I find them?
Anyone has a spare?

Thx

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#4337 3 months ago

Restoration done

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#4338 3 months ago

Nice Job.

Now find some white lightning flippers!

#4339 3 months ago
Quoted from guitarded:

Now find some white lightning flippers!

Or yellow with green rubber! Looks like part of the fish then!

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#4340 3 months ago

When I power up my fish tales, at times it starts to boot and then shuts down and then boots up regular. Sometimes it starts to boot and shuts down up to 3 times before booting up like it should. Other than that it works fine except for an occasional reboot during a game. I have reseated all the connectors and ribbon cables and replaced the voltage regulator. Any other suggestions?

#4341 3 months ago
Quoted from Don44:

When I power up my fish tales, at times it starts to boot and then shuts down and then boots up regular. Sometimes it starts to boot and shuts down up to 3 times before booting up like it should. Other than that it works fine except for an occasional reboot during a game. I have reseated all the connectors and ribbon cables and replaced the voltage regulator. Any other suggestions?

Check for acid damage on the boards. It's possible you have a trace that took a little damage.

I had a similar issue and it drove me nuts. If there is some damage, you can splice a wire on the back side of the board. But you definitely have to know what to connect. Mine was on the largest board.

#4342 3 months ago
Quoted from Don44:

When I power up my fish tales, at times it starts to boot and then shuts down and then boots up regular. Sometimes it starts to boot and shuts down up to 3 times before booting up like it should. Other than that it works fine except for an occasional reboot during a game. I have reseated all the connectors and ribbon cables and replaced the voltage regulator. Any other suggestions?

If your boards are clean then it can be the thermistor in the box that has the utility socket and the power switch. This thermistor might be acting up which usually causes issues around boot time, until it warmed up properly and then resets go away.

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#4343 3 months ago
Quoted from JHPSWE:

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Beautiful restoration. It’s so awesome to see these classic pins restored to like-new. That cabinet is incredible.

#4344 3 months ago
Quoted from Pinkitten:

Or yellow with green rubber! Looks like part of the fish then!
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I like the yellow on green look

#4345 3 months ago
Quoted from Paseb:

Hey guys,
Im in need of 4 stickers to finish the resto
Where can I find them?
Anyone has a spare?
Thx

Pinball spare parts austrailia (PSPA) claims to have all 3 caster plastic decals in stock. Marco has the 4th as part of a set.

#4346 3 months ago
Quoted from TheOnlyest:

Pinball spare parts austrailia (PSPA) claims to have all 3 caster plastic decals in stock. Marco has the 4th as part of a set.

Thx, ended up buying everything at pinball center.

#4347 3 months ago

Scored a NOS apron 2 days ago

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#4348 3 months ago
Quoted from Paseb:

Thx, ended up buying everything at pinball center.

Lucky you! They wont ship to us losers here in the USA anymore.

#4349 3 months ago
Quoted from TheOnlyest:

Lucky you! They wont ship to us losers here in the USA anymore.

Does anyone smarter than me know what’s up with that? Do we have an embargo with Germany or they with us? Do they think American pinball people are stinky? I thought we was alies with them folks. Why they won’t ship to me?

#4350 3 months ago
Quoted from Pinkitten:

Does anyone smarter than me know what’s up with that? Do we have an embargo with Germany or they with us? Do they think American pinball people are stinky? I thought we was alies with them folks. Why they won’t ship to me?

Well they used too, I have ordered from them years ago, then they just said, no more! i have a feeling its something to do with Planetary and their copyright nonsense. Similar situation why Retro Refurbs no longer shows cab graphics on their website, but they will still ship non-copyrighted stuff to the US.

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