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Flash Gordon: A shop out log


By FatPanda

1 year ago



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#101 1 year ago

I'm getting a replacement, so we'll see if it measures up. I told Jimmy the measurements of the different lengths of rods. I wonder how they came up with their 7-1/2 measurement, and if they manufacture some of their own parts? Not sure where it comes from. He said they changed their website, but I couldn't find it. I'm going to need to put a new spring in it too, because the rod I have now needs a full plunge to make it all the way through and I have to make sure the playfield is pulled tight to the cabinet.

#102 1 year ago

Cliffy to the rescue! Now the ball rolls smoothly to the flipper and I can (attempt to) hit shots on the fly! How much difference removing the ball hop makes! Also installed the double saucer protector. Looks and fits perfectly as usual!

I also replaced the disc capacitors and diodes on all the pop bumpers and the diodes on the left bank of drops and the inlane and outlane switches. I noticed the phantom pops stopped from the few games I played. I was getting a bonus 5K at the start of the game when the ball gets kicked into the shooter lane. I was hoping changing the diodes would help but I still get it every once in a while. Any thoughts on this?

Otherwise game is pretty darn near complete!

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#103 1 year ago
Quoted from FatPanda:

Cliffy to the rescue!

Wow, those do look nice!!

Quoted from FatPanda:

I was hoping changing the diodes would help but I still get it every once in a while. Any thoughts on this?

Have you adjusted the switch gaps, might just need some fine tuning?

#104 1 year ago

I've gone through most, if not all of the switches cleaning and adjusting gaps. When I replaced the diodes on these switches, I checked the gaps again and they're all good. I'm not overly concerned with it. I'm going to check the outhole kicker to see if it has any diodes or disc caps and replace them, as it only happens when the ball gets kicked into the shooter lane. Idk, lol. Just doing what I think *might* help.

#105 1 year ago

I've not played this one, but is there a specific switch that awards this bonus? If so, obviously check that one first!

#106 1 year ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

I've not played this one, but is there a specific switch that awards this bonus? If so, obviously check that one first!

Yes. The sound effect that accompanies it, I believe, are the inlane switches. They award 5K when unlit.

#107 1 year ago

Once you start a game, thump the pf with your fist, see if you can recreate the 5k award, if so, i would think it is likely mechanical.
Then just check those specific switches for proper gap again.

#108 1 year ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

Once you start a game, thump the pf with your fist, see if you can recreate the 5k award, if so, i would think it is likely mechanical.
Then just check those specific switches for proper gap again.

Yep, I've done that also

#109 1 year ago

Hmmm, perhaps bad diode / cap on one of them, but you said those are new?

#110 1 year ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

Hmmm, perhaps bad diode / cap on one of them, but you said those are new?

Yep, just replaced those, but there are other switches that I haven't replaced them on either, so it could be one of those. idk. i'm sure I'll find it eventually, and it doesn't have a huge impact (negligible really) on gameplay. It's only at the same moment that ball 1 gets kicked into the plunger lane, so there's a link there somewhere.

#111 1 year ago

Checked the switch matrix, see what's common amongst them?
Maybe that kick out and the 5k are in same column?
Damn gremlins! Lol

#112 1 year ago

Yeah, I know! I'll look at the schematics. I think of it as Emperor Ming giving me a 5k point handicap

#113 1 year ago

Got the new shooter rod installed that is the correct length. Also replaced the spring and it launches much better now. I'm not a fan of the knob finish though and will probably order the proper pointy knob from Marco the next time I need parts, but it's functional 100%

Unless someone knows how to swap out knobs?

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#114 1 year ago

I think they just attach with roll pins.

#115 1 year ago

I didn't see any pins in the knob. I'll try to grab a pic of it.

#116 1 year ago

I'm with you...I like the pointed knob better.

#117 1 year ago

The rod with the pointed knob from Marco works great.

#118 1 year ago

Yeah, I'm a little disappointed with the chrome knob...

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