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Funhouse!? Club... (Fans welcome)

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#31 7 years ago

got my funhouse from a local operator for $2800. had the playfield swapped, added leds, pinscore display, funhouse lamp shade etc. now 2.0 with dmd ? cant wait to hear more about it !!!

6 months later
#66 6 years ago
Quoted from Jared:

What are the best mods to do to the game? I am particularly interested in HOME ROMS and a TOPPER but have no idea about either.

pingraffix is supposed to be releasing a new apron and sideboard decals for funhouse.... cant wait to see them !

6 months later
#91 6 years ago

check to see if the metal ball lock is loose and moving out of place when balls enter the hidden hallway. i had this issue with mine but ,the balls didnt jump over it.

2 weeks later
#123 6 years ago
Quoted from Betelgeuse:

I have had FH in my lineup for nearly 8 years. My wife hates Rudy, but she's learned to live with him. This game holds it's own against dmd titles any day. Really. It's a WPC game that just happens to have an alphanumeric display. Unless you just absolutely have to look at animated cartoons on the display to enjoy a game, you won't miss the dmd one bit. A true classic and a keeper in my book.

Your wife doesn't like Rudy???...how can that be? My wife loves Rudy!...get yourself a hot dawg!

2 months later
#192 6 years ago
Quoted from PatrickATX:

Having some weird midnight multiball stuff going on with my new machine. No telling what was done to it over the last 20+ years. But the usual lock ball, lock ball, then rudy gulp sequence gets confused and sometimes the balls are just released and rudy wakes up. Maybe this is how it's supposed to be if you don't do the rudy gulp quick enough, but there's other weird stuff going on with the ball locks that I can't quite pin point.
So started testing all the switches and noticed that in the manual the lock switches are like this:
#25, #27, #28 (Lock Mech Right, Lock Mech Center, Lock Mech Left). According to the manual left is right and vice-versa. But when I test the switches with balls, my FH is set up #28, #27, #25 (Left to Right)
If things are flipped like this, I could see how the locking sequence would not work right. Can anyone confirm the proper switch configuration for me?

had a similar issue...but mine turned out to be with the locking disc moving and the balls not regersting correctly. just something to check.

5 months later
#248 5 years ago


3 months later
#317 5 years ago

Just freshing up Rudy a bit and came across this plastic behind the mirror. Is the correct?



1 month later
#343 5 years ago

Be advised there are at least 3 plastics that I remember that had to be tweaked as the mounting holes were off or not there at all

1 month later
#396 5 years ago
Quoted from paynemic:

Hey guys. I swapped the power driver board for a new rottendog one and insert lighting all working. So I have a hacked board that could likely be repaired. Anyone want to make a reasonable offer for it?
Next question: anyone have great sound improvement tips? Rudy's callouts are awesome but muffled and scratchy. I imagine that's pretty standard, so I'm hoping you have ideas to improve it. Thanks

Rudy sounds fine on my game and I've never heard anyone say that. How does the music sound?

#398 5 years ago
Quoted from paynemic:

Huh. Music seems ok. But it's easier to "get" music. It doesn't have to be as clear to make out words. I'll listen more closely tomorrow.
Voice just seems a little am radio

Take a video and post it here.

1 month later
#409 5 years ago
Quoted from dannunz:

Anyone know were I can get these game cards?

That apron cover was from Arcade Skin. It's no longer available.

5 months later
#447 4 years ago
Quoted from arcadenerd925:

Pics from my newly acquired FH.
Gave it a quick wipe down (not that it was that dirty, but a little dusty in spots), Note: the S target stopped working (failed my manual test) so I replaced it with another standup destined for TZ that I had laying around until a new one arrives. Ramps were previously replaced and in general everything appears intact and in pretty decent shape.

Under the PF looks pretty good, subways were previously removed and cleaned

Not sure the signifigance of the serial#, but this is one of the sample machines.

1 of 2 areas of wear/issue on the PF, not sure what these little holes are from, but I confirmed when grabbing it that there are no holes or screws on the other side. Ball cant hit this area so i wasnt too concerned. Will consider touching it up down the road.

2 of 2: shooter lane could use a little love.

Not pictured, the steps shooter lane on the left side, I noticed when picking it up that it was a little dirty over there, however, did not notice that it had mylar there. Does not look to be damaged at all so I thought that was strange. Will contemplate down the road removing that strip of mylar to give it a good clean and touch up if needed.
In the process of ordering:
- Rubber kit
- Flipper rebuild kit (functions fine, but the return spring on the left is kind of weak, so i figured might as well have the kit on hand for parts + some extra springs)
- Steps stand up targets
- May pick up a few switches to keep on hand (trough, ramps, etc) but so far they all seem to work fine.
If I have missed anything let me know.

might want to pick up the round jaw gear while your at it. these commonly break.

1 month later
#519 4 years ago
Quoted from provato:

I really would like to know about "language" jumper settings for Europe in a German machine (before I turn it on), if someone else has already run into the same situation as me...
btw, before I archive some official labels from this German funhouse I'd like to share some scans I've made (let me know if I break any rules by posting scans...). Here are the original "16-50003-1-Ger" and "16-8983-5" cards:

never saw this before !

2 months later
#576 4 years ago
Quoted from furnissrohio:

Does anyone sell the lamp shade cover with "Funhouse" etched in it any more? I would love to pick one up. Thanks.

try pam at pinbits.com

#585 4 years ago
Quoted from Aeolus7:

I just pulled apart and cleaned the parts of the mystery mirror, so this is on my mind -- What LEDs are you guys using in the mirror?! And did you go color-match LEDs or keep the rubber covers? (Or both)

Cointaker premium frosted in the same factory colors.

1 month later
#614 4 years ago
Quoted from arcadenerd925:

This is my first machine on this particular platform, just wasnt sure if there was anything else to check.
Any recommendations on a replacement? pinscore, xpin, rottendog?

I'd say pinscore. I've had one in mine for a few years now with no issues.

1 month later
#687 4 years ago

new never installed pingraffixs " coaster " pinblades $50.00 shipped ! https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/new-pinblades-for-sale

2 months later
#758 3 years ago
Quoted from drummermike:

100% working with new playfield.

Liking that apron decal!

#760 3 years ago
Quoted from drummermike:

That was on when I picked it up. Not sure where it came from. The picture does not look that great. Looks fantastic in person. The old playfield was really hammered!

I've got one on mine as well. It's from arcade skin who's no longer around. It was pulled by PPS because they didn't have the rights to produce them. I'd hang on to that if I were you ! Enjoy your new playfield !

6 months later
#978 3 years ago
Quoted from Jakusu:

I'm up to about the same stage on my project. So many little things going wrong...I think my Rudy is real!

Are those Reese rails on there? Strongly recommend them.

2 months later
#1177 3 years ago
Quoted from Zennmaster:

Just curious: Was there ever a definitive answer about the Sausage Bonus on the sample ROMs? Seems the question has been asked a lot, but not really answered.

What's the question?

2 weeks later
#1266 3 years ago

Just because...

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#1305 3 years ago
Quoted from Zennmaster:

For those who thought my Rudy Legs mod was creepy before:
The adhesive gave out, and this is what is under my game right now...[quoted image]

What in gods name are you smoking???

1 month later
#1336 2 years ago
Quoted from Squeakman:

Does anyone have an IPB playfield installed in their Funhouse? I know nothing about the quality and workability of them. Can anyone give me an idea if they are a good option? Were they complete? Fully drilled and dimpled? Easy to work with, etc?

From what I read these aren't dimpled.

#1342 2 years ago
Quoted from Kerry_Richard:

Mine was/is dimpled too.

Are you guys sure it's a IPB?

3 months later
#1451 2 years ago

Having a problem where the ball will exit the wire form to the right opening and landing on the sling plastic . I've tired to reposition where the wireform mounts but it hasn't helped. Anyone?

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#1458 2 years ago
Quoted from arcadenerd925:

Only thing I could think of: maybe the ball is hitting the metal flap on the left side and bouncing out the right? I would pull the glass and hold a ball there to see.

I used the slow motion video as Elicash suggested and turns out you were correct! I slightly tweeked it and all is good. Rudy and I thank everyone who
Contributed !

1 week later
#1466 2 years ago
Quoted from cadmium:

Hello all you crazy Funhouse owners! I recently designed, printed and hand-painted some switch covers for Diner that are very popular. A friend suggested they would look great on the Funhouse step ramp. Well they do and they fit just great. I am selling a set of 3 for $30 + shipping. I will deliver to TPF for free. Shoot me a message if you're interested.[quoted image][quoted image]

That's actually pretty funny!
Can you make them the the factory orange color?

4 months later
#1630 2 years ago

I'm in depending on price.

#1643 2 years ago
Quoted from Scoot:

Mine does the same thing from time to time, especially with a fast shot into the lock area. Haven’t been able to fix it and there is very little wear on the cam. Adjusted a million different ways and still does it occasionally.

Make sure it's tight as possible.

3 months later
#1722 1 year ago
Quoted from PinballJon:

Check this out!!! Tried to take a video but could only figure out how to upload pics, but it’s a board that lights up every bulb of the funhouse sign. It does the old carnival theme patterns and a few other cool patterns too; plus it’s interactive with the game! Just wanted to share [quoted image][quoted image]

Where can I get this?

#1724 1 year ago
Quoted from PinballJon:

It’s made my Arcade Upkeep. He only made a limited run, but they’re currently on his website

Thanks! Can you post pics and comment on instillation ?

1 week later
#1732 1 year ago
Quoted from wiggy07:

I recently installed a new mod into my Fun House pinball machine. The mod which is called Fun House Motion Marquee is created by a pinball company named Arcade Upkeep. The mod version showcased in this video is called the M3X Deluxe Board which is the more expensive model.
Blog Post:
YouTube Video :
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This looks amazing ! Kind of pricy though as I'd be watching the ball in play rather than the translite .

#1742 1 year ago
Quoted from spblat:

Ever seen a Mylar pattern like this? Any idea what’s going on here?[quoted image]

Looks like the Mylar has been bubbling for a while and the ball had made dimples in it.

2 months later
#1778 1 year ago
Quoted from zerbam:

stripped down my funhouse cabinet for restore.........any idea what the metal "L" bracket screwed to the insde back of the lower cabinet is for?

Pic ?

#1782 1 year ago

This is turning into a who's on first ?

#1784 1 year ago
Quoted from drummermike:

The one on the inside of the cabinet. Your decal is missing.[quoted image]

Ok so you do know that's not factory?

1 month later
#1823 1 year ago
Quoted from Davi:

Rudy face info based on inquiries has been sent via PM.

Who here is picking one up?

1 month later
#1930 1 year ago
Quoted from fundy_pinhead1:

Hi Folks. We bought our FH in December and it's in great shape, but one occasional problem I'm trying to get help with. When you've reached 11:30 and the lock is lit, a hard shot up the alley will sometimes go right through and not register or lock the ball (also won't give you extra ball if that's lit). I've run switch tests on the 3 switches and they seem to be working properly (close when the ball goes over them) and the solenoid test for ball release also seems fine. Could it be that the spring is weak and needs replaced? Or should the lock mechanism (the disc with the half-moon cut out) be adjusted so that it closes off more of the lane?
Any advise would be appreciated.

You can try to adjust the locking mechanism or you may need a new one. Over time these things take a beating . There was a recent pic of this posted somewhere in here .Make sure you get one that's already assembled.

4 weeks later
#2012 1 year ago

Rudy got a shot of B12 today with upgraded WPC flipper springs!

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#2014 1 year ago
Quoted from MMGB:

Shot of B12! How do you know is wasn’t as shot if iron, or magnesium, or maybe D. Lol. Rebuilt flippers make a world of difference. It’s one of the first repairs I do to new pins I pick up.

Well if you really must know, it was NZT !

1 month later
#2078 1 year ago
Quoted from jawjaw:

Anyone use the starship main ramp? I had to remove the metal post thing that is on the left side to get it to remotely fit. Getting all the holes to line up is a challenge. I need to pull pretty hard on the right side but think it will work. Just afraid it will be a lot of stress on ramp. The top plastic cover holes are way off so keeping old one even though a bit yellowed. Should these just drop in?
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This doesn't sound right to me . I bought one of these ( years ago ) and didn't have these issues. Did you contact Larry?

1 month later
#2236 1 year ago
Quoted from pinballmaniabh:

I am writing to share the restoration work on the Rudy toy from the Funhouse game, performed by an artist here in Brazil.
All of Rudy's face painting was done and I'm changing the playfield for a new one too.
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Why does Rudy have a Reese cup on his head???

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#2241 1 year ago

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#2244 1 year ago
Quoted from CLEllison:

I like the idea but not so much the execution of it. I think those specific graphics on a clear water slide decal over the original clear plastic would be really neat. Can you share the graphics to the group?

I went back and forth with some ideas. Balloons, pop corn and if I'm understanding you correctly, your idea.
Pm me if interested wth what I've come up with.

2 weeks later
#2259 1 year ago
Quoted from Davi:

2 heads are available.

How much are these shipped to the US?

#2269 1 year ago

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#2323 11 months ago
Quoted from Markharris2000:

Yup, plastics are the challenge. Saw the $250 set of head front/back parts a few weeks ago, and every once in awhile an eye pops up for sale. Those are tough...

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#2375 11 months ago
Quoted from fossmin:

Here is the video of how the harder shots push straight through the disk. The disk is low enough and the spring is new. Anyone have any thoughts how to correct this?


You have this tight as possible I assume?

1 month later
#2403 10 months ago
Quoted from brado426:

Hey Funhouse owners.... Has anyone else had this problem? I've never personally seen another Funhouse machine with this issue and I've had this issue for more than 12 years since I first got my Funhouse.

No matter how I position the ramp or level the machine, I still get this problem... the ball bounces out of the steps lane when it drops about 50% of the time. It is super annoying! I'd really appreciate some ideas of what might fix it.
Thanks in advance!
Brad O.

You can try and remove the blue pad. I don't have one on mine and have never had that issue.

#2404 10 months ago
Quoted from jawjaw:

I did that and still had same issue. Remove the blue pad from the ramp. That or get a much thinner alternative.

Just saw your post !

#2438 9 months ago
Quoted from WizzardRob:

One question to you funhouse owners. I have a rudy for 3 month now being my first pinball machine. I do not have much practice on other machines.
The game is set to factory settings with extraball for special an maximum of 3EB per ball in play
It plays extremely fast with clearcoated playfield and stronger flipper coils.
So i'm at around 2000 games now and have had a good progression. In the beginning a good game was around 4 million. It took 1000 games to get frequent scores in the 10million region, concentrating more on multiball and extra balls. Also get used to dead flips and live /drop catches on the way
After 2000 games i consider 10million a fail. However right now i seem to somehow plateau at 25million frequently with some 30, few 40 and a highscore of 53million and alot alot of 10mil
Its really hard for me to stop playing until getting at least 25million at the same time i do not improve since 500 games or so...
Is it normal to still have a lot of 8 to 12million games when advancing to above 30million more frequently. On some days i can play an hour without success with only bad scoring which leaves me frustrated feeling like i should leave pinball alone. The next day i reach 35million on the first game...
Would you consider funhouse a tough game compared to other games in terms of ball times / drains?

Sounds like your overthinking it...Just have fun!

#2441 9 months ago
Quoted from WizzardRob:

This is definitely true. I want to have fun but sometimes this thing makes me angry or keeps me awake too long until i have a good game... i think this is somehow a good characteristic for a pinball game, i just love and hate Rudy.
In the beginning it was definitely frustrating, but now i mostly love it. Maybe not the best game to begin with.
My wife lost interest pretty quick and i think this is because of the difficulty. It can give you hard drains non stop...

You can tweek the settings a bit to make Rudy a tad friendlier. Especially having the special to lite in the first round. This will light a extra ball in the outlanes to help with the side drains.

#2447 9 months ago
Quoted from pablotorres:

There's a lot of things that add or multiply points, like million with the Rudy mouth. Exploit as possible.
Here a video with a 8 years old boy doing 25.9 millions with the first ball.

That little guy is a better player than me!

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#2490 8 months ago
Quoted from dsuperbee:

That pin is a press fit and shouldnt be ablr to be removed by finger pressure. You will need a new part.
Get the spring, and if you are missing the centering flange get that as well. It worked because the weight of the eyelids was probably enough to pull the plunger up, but could easily stress the eyelids. Not having the centering flange will break eyelids as well.

Can you post a pic of the centering flange?

#2492 8 months ago

Thanks but I should have said... Can someone post a pic where this is located? I actually think I may not have one installed.
Is this even possible? Can't have Rudy be unhappy with me!

1 month later
#2526 7 months ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

I happen to have some Rudy parts that I have collected over the years.
My rudy was a little worn from being routed for years, as well as a ton of operator hacks.
My spare Rudy could also be freshened up a bit.
I replaced the jaw motor,jaw motor link,nyliners, eyelets, double post, coils, plungers, centering ring, coil stop, eyelids,eye links, eyes, jaw, torsion bar, springs, jaw motor bracket and eye crank with rivets.
I also replaced the upkicker bracket with the one from mantis, as well as the jaw springs, coil stop and coil.
Modfather is doing the repaint on the faces as an OEM style.
The main head bracket is in good shape and the coil studs are like new. I replaced the fish paper on it.
I have a complete spare Rudy head and a spare back, it will also be restored with new parts.
Rick has hired Larry at starship fantasy. He is remaking funhouse faces and backs later on for everyone. Possibly this year.
Right now hes working on roadshow faces and backs.
I also replaced the connectors/pins with OEM original ones and color correct wire.
The 5 circuit molex is tough to get as its NLA from molex, but I found them.
After everything was new, I felt that the eye action wasnt snappy enough, the eyes moved slightly with vibration. It works fine, just that with the torsion spring it could be a bit snappier.
So, since I had a crank liner left over from roadshow, I put it in.
Way snappier action, as it presses a little more on the torsion bar more.

Awesome! Sounds like you left nothing untouched. Rudy must be very happy !

#2528 7 months ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Im doing a super high end restore.
Basically all new parts in the game including cabinet, CPR backglass and playfield.
I did a similar treatment to my DW.
I find that super high end restores play better.
And with a little care, adjustments and tweaks, better that NIB.

Please post some pics! Better yet...start a thread !

#2533 7 months ago
Quoted from Davi:

This is also an option. The plastic crank is not durable, hopefully this is a long-life version:

Looks like a nice option !

#2540 7 months ago

PPS is supposed to be selling these soon

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#2590 6 months ago
Quoted from luckycreature:

Got the pinball pin.stencils. put them all on but the pipes. Those didn't really fit for my personal preference but the rest are great accents to the game
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I like the admit one ticket!

#2593 6 months ago
Quoted from luckycreature:

Got the pinball pimp decals put them all on but the pipes. Those didn't really fit for my personal preference but the rest are great accents to the game
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I didn't see these on the pinball pimp site.
Also ... Your bumper caps aren't in the correct locations.

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#2604 6 months ago

Looks super nice! What brand of decals and what did modfather do?

#2606 6 months ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

The game has all new parts, pinsound, motion controk with shaker, CPR glass, 100% LED's, GI-OCD, LED-OCD.
New cabinet, playfield, ramps, armor, legs, pinball-pro speakers, NOS plastic set, older clear starposts that I had not the new bluish ones etc..., titan rubbers, perfect play flipper rubber.
All new parts in Rudy's head, coils, plungers, rivets, jaw and eyes. Everything except the metal box and face.
Silk screened decals I think from classic arcades.
Modfather painted Rudy's face. It was very sun burned and I wanted to change him up a little.
Im very happy with his new look.
The game plays like a dream!

Well done !

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#2688 5 months ago

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Quoted from pinballinreno:

It might look better than the flat williams ones?


#2691 5 months ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Ok. Installed the ball shooters.
It doesnt look half bad ![quoted image][quoted image]

Yes it does !

#2693 5 months ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Maybe get the modded red and yellow balloon ones?
I havent seen them in person.

Why ruin a great restoration ? It's your game though...

#2716 5 months ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Pinballgoddess nixed my ball shooter ideas.
So, back to normal, lol.
Maybe ball shooter rods on Taxi?
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At a boy !
What's brand of decals are those ? Looks great!

#2721 5 months ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Pinballgoddess said, and i quote:
"Those look stupid..."
She is the art director on my projects and has a pretty good eye for detail. I defer to her judgement.
Screened Next gen decals from marco 8 years ago lol.
I have another set of phoenix ar arcade id like to use, but i have to find another project or broken game.
So, let me know if you see one!

You could have just listened to me!

Another set for FH?

#2755 5 months ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:If its completely missing you need to get a few parts.
dmacy has a list on one of his resto threads.
Thats what i used to replace mine.
I bought the cliffy shade and the complete cliffys kit for $120 including the new lane guides.
But there are others.
I also replaced all the 4 scoops with mantis higher quality ones, as well as the mirror bracket. Also got playfield hangers.
He makes some amazing stuff!
Total restoration is pricey!
Nothing is too good for my Rudy...

What's the benefit of the lane guides?

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#2813 4 months ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Definitely a cabinet repaint to cover some water damage.
The restorer should have replaced the serial decals and a few other things too I imagine.
Funhouse is a fun game to restore. Thats why Im looking for another one.
a couple pics for reference:
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Any idea on what the numbers mean on the right side decal?

1 month later
#2862 3 months ago
Quoted from Scoot:

I never really noticed that the scoop has really no purpose, until now.
Someone should do a Funhouse 2.0 like DP did with Bride of Pinbot.

Don't hold your breath on that one!

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#3030 75 days ago
Quoted from Scott8806:That was it just joined the club thanks
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Game looks nice! Now just remove those so called leg protectors !

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#3080 65 days ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

Some of my purist friends don't like it, But I love mine
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Perfect color choice

1 month later
#3251 25 days ago
Quoted from zerbam:

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

Hasn't happened .

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