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Funhouse!? Club... (Fans welcome)

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#3201 85 days ago
Quoted from Zee:

Oh that's interesting! Sort of a small quantity catalyzed clear.

It is a two-part clear in a can. There are two chambers and you puncture it on the bottom and they mix and are usable for 48 hours. Just about 1 can per coat for a playfield so it works well. I have a compressor and gun but without a properly vented paint-booth it feels kind of unsafe for me and my neighbors. This stuff is way more modest in output and feels a lot safer. It is also more convenient because of the small paint booth.

It is not cheap at about $20 per can and you can't make many adjustments (spray pattern, pressure, mix, etc) but it seems to be a pretty good finish overall. There is a whole thread about it over here:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/the-spraymax-2k-auto-clear-in-a-can-club
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#3202 85 days ago
Quoted from Zee:

Oh that's interesting! Sort of a small quantity catalyzed clear.

Yup. Pretty good stuff!

#3203 83 days ago

Is this opto wiring correct for steps ramp?
Manual is vague at best with opto schematics....

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#3204 83 days ago
Quoted from cosmokramer:

Is this opto wiring correct for steps ramp?
Manual is vague at best with opto schematics....
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Lucky for you my playfield is all torn apart and all my parts are conveniently on my bench:

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#3205 82 days ago
Quoted from killerrobots:

Lucky for you my playfield is all torn apart and all my parts are conveniently on my bench:[quoted image]

Perfect, thank you

#3206 81 days ago

Still need to do the red but I am so happy with the brown I thought I would show the progression. Thanks to Jjsmooth for showing me the right colors.

Before

Before

Stripping, very scary but was fine

Stripping, very scary but was fine

Raw with adhesion promoter

Raw, with adhesion promoter

White primer

White Primer

Skin Tone

Skin Tone

Rudy looking as creepy as ever

Rudy looking as creepy as ever

Literally two hours of masking

Two hours of masking

Brown

Brown

Unmasking

Unmasking

#3207 81 days ago

Jjsmooth would be proud!

Looks really good so far.

#3208 80 days ago
Quoted from killerrobots:

Still need to do the red but I am so happy with the brown I thought I would show the progression. Thanks to Jjsmooth for showing me the right colors.

Looking good! What paints did you use?

#3209 80 days ago

Nice work I would be a little nervous as well to blast Rudy in the face with oven cleaner and see it start foaming...

#3210 80 days ago
Quoted from cosmokramer:

Nice work I would be a little nervous as well to blast Rudy in the face with oven cleaner and see it start foaming...
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You're making me VERY unhappy!!

#3211 80 days ago
Quoted from pencilneck:

Looking good! What paints did you use?

Here is what I used so far:

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The paint was a bit of an adventure for me because I had never got custom aerosols like this. I went to a local auto-finishing supplier and they mixed it for me. You can see the color code on the can. Jjsmooth did not use either a plastic promoter or a primer but the people at the paint store strongly recommended the plastic adhesion promoter and said the paint was only meant to be sprayed on primer but they said it didn't have to be anything special so I used the Rust-oleum I had anyway.

The red is this here which I got online through Walmart (it is supposed to arrive today), I am a little concerned it will be too orange but I will test spray it today.

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By far the most difficult part was masking around the eyes. They have some pretty dramatic curves and I used this automotive fine line masking tape.

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The real trick is avoiding puckering on the inside edges of the curves. To avoid this you have to stretch and press the tape down so it is all in tension. I then used regular masking tape to tape to the green stuff. I pretty much doubled the tape everywhere but still got some very small areas of overspray so you really can't have enough tape.

#3212 79 days ago

can anyone confirm theres a bug in the software Rev. L-9:

i recently switched OFF all Extra-Balls, software still on factory otherwise

Now the normal behavior for the mirror extra ball would be that the value is already solid and unavailable with start of the game. Any of the other mirror lights is blinking for the initial mirror value.

However sometimes (1 out of 10 games) initially the extra ball light is blinking and a shot into the mirror collects "extra ball is lit", without actually lighting it. this leads to a disadvantage in competition play because of an empty reward.

On occurrence of initial extra ball mirror value, once hitting the bumpers, the value is changed, extra ball is lit solidly and no longer available as it should be.

The bug is present with both tournament mode settings ON or OFF

#3213 79 days ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

You're making me VERY unhappy!!

LOL! No kidding!

"I'm NOT happy with you now!"

#3214 79 days ago
Quoted from brado426:

LOL! No kidding!
"I'm NOT happy with you now!"

I haven't played a Funhouse is years as there isn't a local one but it is my wife's childhood favorite and I love games of this era. So I got this one but it was in pretty poor condition and I only played one game before stripping it down. Anyway I was was confused by yzfguy's comment, I was like, why is he unhappy with me. It just clicked that is what Rudy's says....

#3215 79 days ago
Quoted from killerrobots:

I haven't played a Funhouse is years as there isn't a local one but it is my wife's childhood favorite and I love games of this era. So I got this one but it was in pretty poor condition and I only played one game before stripping it down. Anyway I was was confused by yzfguy's comment, I was like, why is he unhappy with me. It just clicked that is what Rudy's says....

Lmao it's all about context!

#3216 79 days ago
Quoted from killerrobots:

I haven't played a Funhouse is years as there isn't a local one but it is my wife's childhood favorite and I love games of this era. So I got this one but it was in pretty poor condition and I only played one game before stripping it down. Anyway I was was confused by yzfguy's comment, I was like, why is he unhappy with me. It just clicked that is what Rudy's says....

Rudy's best comment is when he's in "silly mode"* and you miss the steps ramp shot: "So who's the dummy?"

* multi-player game, the player addressed as "Slick"

#3217 79 days ago

I am a mechanical engineering and I just got most the the head mechanisms rebuilt yesterday and it is a pretty impressive set of mechanisms to actuate all his parts. Someone before me had done a lot of hacky fixes to it and it was nice to get it back to proper working order. Pretty elegant design and I can't wait to see him in action.

#3218 79 days ago
Quoted from Zee:

Rudy's best comment is when he's in "silly mode"* and you miss the steps ramp shot: "So who's the dummy?"
* multi-player game, the player addressed as "Slick"

I've had a Funhouse for a lot of years and never heard that one! Now I will be missing the steps on purpose.

#3219 79 days ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

I've had a Funhouse for a lot of years and never heard that one! Now I will be missing the steps on purpose.

Same here! How does he get into this silly mode? A few misses in a row??

#3220 79 days ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

I've had a Funhouse for a lot of years and never heard that one! Now I will be missing the steps on purpose.

Yeah, me either.

#3221 79 days ago
Quoted from AlexRogan84:

Same here! How does he get into this silly mode? A few misses in a row??

He's always in silly mode if the player up is "Slick". Strange things happen at random for that player. Because it's random, you might not notice anything unusual in many plays. But then some off-the-wall comment from Rudy is heard for that player...it's great!

#3222 79 days ago
Quoted from Zee:

He's always in silly mode if the player up is "Slick". Strange things happen at random for that player. Because it's random, you might not notice anything unusual in many plays. But then some off-the-wall comment from Rudy is heard for that player...it's great!

I wonder if an updated rom could add more randomness to all players? I’m the only pinball person in my family so I never play Slick!

#3223 79 days ago
Quoted from paynemic:

I wonder if an updated rom could add more randomness to all players? I’m the only pinball person in my family so I never play Slick!

Start a 4 player game and play them all.

#3224 78 days ago

NAPA stores can do custom spray paint mixes. However, the paint code info above, they couldn't cross reference. Hair color is NAPA 49923 and a can cost me less than 13 bucks.
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We couldn't match up the skin tone at this time, the color matching scanner thing is dead and the have on order replacement parts but don't know when everything will show up.

#3225 78 days ago

I tried Sherwin-williams auto-painting and they couldn't find it either. I needed to find a place that did ppg paints.

I finally got the red/orange paint and I think it looks good.

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#3226 78 days ago

You guys are waaay off on those colors!

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#3227 78 days ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

You guys are waaay off on those colors!
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That Rudy type always scares the f#ck out of me....

#3228 78 days ago

Every time I see that one I think someone should retheme it completely to Gathering of the Juggalos.

#3229 78 days ago

It’s getting late and I’m not happy with you now … re-theme …MARRIED .

#3230 78 days ago
Quoted from HC2016:

It’s getting late and I’m not happy with you now … re-theme …MARRIED .

“You don’t know what’s down there”

#3231 77 days ago
Quoted from Sciddleybop1980:

You don’t know what’s down there”

That’s what she said. Lol

#3232 77 days ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

You guys are waaay off on those colors!
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May want to put a rubber on that post!

#3233 77 days ago
Quoted from drummermike:

May want to put a rubber on that post!

Yeah, it has one now, that pic was the day I got the game

#3234 77 days ago

The balls were probably slightly scratched!

#3235 76 days ago
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#3236 75 days ago

Hey guys, I'm hoping someone could help me with a sound issue - namely there is no sound.

Based on feedback, I completely assumed that continuity / the cabinet speaker was the issue. I tested with 2 known working speakers and it did not restore the sound. Does the "sub" need to be specific Ohms or whatever to still produce any sound from the machine? I tested continuity at various points along the speaker wire chain and even from one connector on the sound board to the other connector on the sound board. It tested positive continuity all around.

I can't see how it's a bad chip since I have tried 2 entirely different sound boards.

In total, I have swapped the sound board, cpu board, and ribbon cable between them - and confirmed continuity along the speaker/sub wiring. I even swapped in a spare speaker panel assembly, just because. Nothing.

I'm at a complete loss.

Anyone have any other thoughts?

#3237 75 days ago
Quoted from Cheeks:

Hey guys, I'm hoping someone could help me with a sound issue - namely there is no sound.
Based on feedback, I completely assumed that continuity / the cabinet speaker was the issue. I tested with 2 known working speakers and it did not restore the sound. Does the "sub" need to be specific Ohms or whatever to still produce any sound from the machine? I tested continuity at various points along the speaker wire chain and even from one connector on the sound board to the other connector on the sound board. It tested positive continuity all around.
I can't see how it's a bad chip since I have tried 2 entirely different sound boards.
In total, I have swapped the sound board, cpu board, and ribbon cable between them - and confirmed continuity along the speaker/sub wiring. I even swapped in a spare speaker panel assembly, just because. Nothing.
I'm at a complete loss.
Anyone have any other thoughts?

Are the speakers grounded?

Are they plugged into the correct pins on tbe sound card?

Should be easy enough to clip a 4 ohm speaker or old headphone onto the sound card to check outputs.

Then go from there.

#3238 74 days ago
Quoted from Cheeks:

Hey guys, I'm hoping someone could help me with a sound issue - namely there is no sound.
Based on feedback, I completely assumed that continuity / the cabinet speaker was the issue. I tested with 2 known working speakers and it did not restore the sound. Does the "sub" need to be specific Ohms or whatever to still produce any sound from the machine? I tested continuity at various points along the speaker wire chain and even from one connector on the sound board to the other connector on the sound board. It tested positive continuity all around.
I can't see how it's a bad chip since I have tried 2 entirely different sound boards.
In total, I have swapped the sound board, cpu board, and ribbon cable between them - and confirmed continuity along the speaker/sub wiring. I even swapped in a spare speaker panel assembly, just because. Nothing.
I'm at a complete loss.
Anyone have any other thoughts?

Continuity is not the best way to track this down. There are JUST TWO pins on the A/V circuit board that matter for speakers on a WPC89. Look at the schematic and you'll see all of it is wired in series. So to start troubleshooting, connect ANY speaker you can get your hands on and connect to the two pins. If you get sound, then it's your speaker wiring. If you don't get sound, then it's your A/V board. That is step one.

#3239 74 days ago

When you get Jet Bumpers at Max , what does Rudy say .. Hold Back ?

#3240 73 days ago

I think it is "Power On".

#3241 73 days ago

I always thought it was "How odd!"

#3242 73 days ago
Quoted from jrh7:

I think it is "Power On".

This. Mine is pretty clearly saying "power on."

#3243 73 days ago

I always found it odd how when you get the superdogs thing from the mystery mirror at the same time the clock is getting to 11:30 or 11:45, it sounds like he is saying "I'm not slungry". Like a combination of sleepy and hungry lol.

#3244 73 days ago

The pitfalls of 8-bit sound samples...

#3245 73 days ago

ebay.com link: itm

someone on ebay selling rudy eyeballs made from factory tooling $24.95 ea

#3246 73 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Should be easy enough to clip a 4 ohm speaker or old headphone onto the sound card to check outputs.

Quoted from Markharris2000:

Continuity is not the best way to track this down. There are JUST TWO pins on the A/V circuit board that matter for speakers on a WPC89. Look at the schematic and you'll see all of it is wired in series. So to start troubleshooting, connect ANY speaker you can get your hands on and connect to the two pins. If you get sound, then it's your speaker wiring. If you don't get sound, then it's your A/V board. That is step one.

Thanks guys!

Based on these comments, I connected some old headphones to the 2 pins and did not get any sound. As I mentioned in my original question post, among the things I tried was swapping the sound board, cpu board, and associated ribbon cable from another game. None of this made a difference, which is why I was thinking it was in the wiring somewhere.

I assume that any set of old 2-wire headphones would work here?

Assuming that's the case, any suggestions on where to look next?

#3247 73 days ago
Quoted from Cheeks:

Thanks guys!
Based on these comments, I connected some old headphones to the 2 pins and did not get any sound. As I mentioned in my original question post, among the things I tried was swapping the sound board, cpu board, and associated ribbon cable from another game. None of this made a difference, which is why I was thinking it was in the wiring somewhere.
I assume that any set of old 2-wire headphones would work here?
Assuming that's the case, any suggestions on where to look next?

Check the schematic carefully.

Attach a speaker (easiest) or even a DC voltmeter to the correct output pins of the sound card.

Check that all ribbon cables are correct and in the correct orientation, red to pin 1, and not plugged in, "off by one pin" or off by a whole line of pins.

With swapping boards etc ,if its hooked up right,
And if the roms are installed.

You will find the sound.

The cabinet speakers are a separate issue to the sound output from the sound board.

#3248 73 days ago
Quoted from zerbam:

ebay.com link: itm
someone on ebay selling rudy eyeballs made from factory tooling $24.95 ea

In a world of no eyeballs, thats a good price.

#3249 73 days ago
Quoted from zerbam:

ebay.com link: itm
someone on ebay selling rudy eyeballs made from factory tooling $24.95 ea

About a year ago, didn't PPS say they were going to run a bunch of new eyeballs from the Williams molds? Perhaps they did?

#3250 73 days ago

if they did i could not find them on their site yet

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