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Flash Gordon causing me to Blackout!

By gdonovan

1 year ago

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#101 19 days ago
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.

#102 19 days ago

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.

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#103 17 days ago

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.

#104 14 days ago

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.

#105 13 days ago

Well this looks very promising.

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#106 12 days ago


Still have some key line work to do and a few odd spots but this will look sweet with clear on it.

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#107 11 days ago

Just some proof of concept work on the second machine while waiting for a few parts.

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#108 11 days ago

More parts on order!

#109 10 days ago

Second machine has been forked off to its own page to avoid any confusion.


#110 8 days ago

Looks like some woodwork is happening in the near future.. polishing some guides tonight.

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#111 7 days ago

Saw goes brrrrrrrrrrr.

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#112 7 days ago

Oh yeah.

Have some final sanding to finish dimensions to do but came out very nice.

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#113 6 days ago

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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#114 5 days ago

Rails are done!

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#115 18 hours ago

Test fitting rails and ramps today!

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