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Fish Tales - Casters Club!!


By shacklersrevenge

6 years ago



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#1898 1 year ago
Quoted from pindude80:

thanks for posting. do you have a picture of the actuating arm, and anything else that might go with it, that mine is missing? The manual lists an actuating arm guide with a part #, but I can't pull anything up under that part #. I'm not sure what it is, mine might have it.

You need 01-8647-R

Marco has it: https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/01-8647-R

I just replaced mine on my new-to-me Fish Tales as it was snapped off when I purchased it. I had to bend the arm a little so that it would hit the drop target and not the metal bracket (I assume this may be why it broke?)

After replacing it my target still wouldn't drop, so I jammed a screwdriver between the coils of the return spring and stretched it a little. Now it works perfect! I'm not sure that spring is even necessary, and it definitely doesn't need to be half as strong as it is.

Good Luck!
Josh

#1900 1 year ago
Quoted from pindude80:

Thanks Josh! I think I am going to try and fix mine by order that actuating arm, the smaller coil, micro switch and the drop target reset arm that someone made one out of a key on mine

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

#1901 1 year 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!

#1904 1 year 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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#1907 1 year 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.

#1930 1 year 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

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