Quoted from bluebomber:
Looks like fun! You've got a nice weekend ahead of you
Still need a few odds and ends, no sense being hasty for no good cause.
Look what got dragged in yesterday...
A friend of mine is Jonesing for it however, told him if he can find a suitable donor in ratty shape but has the parts I need I'll swap out. Took me an hour or two to getting booting up and sorted out so its functioning.
Parts for "The Frankenstein Flash Gordon" would be the lower cabinet (with harness, shooter, coin door, transformer and power board) 7-digit displays, circuit boards (MPU, Solenoid, lamp, aux lamp, Squawk and Talk) 3 flipper mechs, the ball gates and reed switches (for spinners) the dual direction saucer, sling shots mechs, drop target banks (one that will be converted to inline target bank) and various bits and pieces from under and on top of the playfield like posts, outhole ball kicker and standup targets.
So I need upper FG steel ball guides, 3 ramps, single drop target with memory, lower ball guides and ball director under the apron and wood pieces around playfield. Cliffy has some of the parts, I'm going to make the lower ball guides and wood trim myself along with the lower apron piece if need be and have a line on the rest. A local will have upper cabinet in a few months and I'll fabricate a new pedestal base.
Just a quick update: Still gathering parts so I can do the playfield pretty much in one shot or at least not have to stop and order additional parts.
This is being slowed down slightly as I'm also gathering parts for the next project or fabricating them and I can't assemble the first while using the parts as a guide for the second.
While parts trickle in, Blackout saw some attention. New terminals and connectors for the MPU seems to have cured an intermittent no boot condition and installed NVRAM.
I had tried once before without luck and changed one of the 7404 chips in the memory protect circuit tonight and now the NVRAM works.
Hat tip to Weebly for quality products as usual.
VERY PROMISING INDEED.
Still have some key line work to do and a few odd spots but this will look sweet with clear on it.
Just some proof of concept work on the second machine while waiting for a few parts.
Looks like some woodwork is happening in the near future.. polishing some guides tonight.
Test fitting of various bits before paint flies. Some of my work more accurate than Ballys! Sad as I'm only a fair carpenter in my own estimation. I can do decent work but it takes a long time to get there.
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