Getaway Club ~ Dispatch, run a make on license plate KINGPIN


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#6151 40 days ago
Quoted from mjenison:

Hi all,
I finally joined the club this weekend!

I'm debating about doing decals, as I hate the whole process. While the sides aren't terrible, the front is noticeably faded to light pink. May have to pick some up.
Playfield has full mylar that needs removed. Looks like Free Ride insert has some lifting near the top; I'll have to see what can be done there.
Appears to be missing the hair-pin turn guard, unless it's in the bag of spare parts that came with it. Apparently one of the middle super charger magnets isn't working so I'll have to look into that.
Reading through this thread, it looks like I'll have to do some mods:
- extra plastics
- lite tachometers
- faceted pop bumpers
- mountain
- misc stickers (donut heaven, etc)
- light blocking traffic light mod
Might also do
- speaker panel gauge lights (DIY)
- key start button
Haven't decided what ROM to install, but I am interested in looking into the bugs once the machine is up and running.

Welcome to the club!

#6152 40 days ago
Quoted from tiltmonster:

His is not a prototype because he has "gear" around 1st - 5th and it's orange not yellow

I wonder what will happen if he tries to pull the mylar then. The mylar pulled perfect on my BoP but left the glue and where the glue had baked on to the insert plastic (bubbling under the mylar) it was hard as a rock and couldn't get it off the insert.

#6153 40 days ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

I wonder what will happen if he tries to pull the mylar then. The mylar pulled perfect on my BoP but left the glue and where the glue had baked on to the insert plastic (bubbling under the mylar) it was hard as a rock and couldn't get it off the insert.

It's always a roll of the dice when it comes to removing mylar. I just put down my deposit on a new playfield. It's going to put my Getaway over the top as its the only thing left not restored.

#6154 40 days ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

I wonder what will happen if he tries to pull the mylar then. The mylar pulled perfect on my BoP but left the glue and where the glue had baked on to the insert plastic (bubbling under the mylar) it was hard as a rock and couldn't get it off the insert.

Quoted from SUPERBEE:

It's always a roll of the dice when it comes to removing mylar

So true... unless they put it on after waxing the PF then you may have a better chance but it's the reason the Mylar is staying on my EATPM, if CPR ever runs the PF then I'll switch out the PF and keep the original as a backup.

#6155 39 days ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

I wonder what will happen if he tries to pull the mylar then. The mylar pulled perfect on my BoP but left the glue and where the glue had baked on to the insert plastic (bubbling under the mylar) it was hard as a rock and couldn't get it off the insert.

I've had luck pulling full mylar off of Funhouse playfield, but failed miserably with a Roadshow playfield (RIP). Sounds like if things go south that a repo playfield or maybe a person that buys a repo and sells their original playfield are options.

I'll try to get some close-ups of the full mylar for speculation purposes.

#6156 39 days ago

Never removed mylar myself, but I've read here in the forums there is a heat technique and a cold technique. Not sure which is best, but there are threads on the topic if you have never done it before.

#6157 39 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Never removed mylar myself, but I've read here in the forums there is a heat technique and a cold technique. Not sure which is best, but there are threads on the topic if you have never done it before.

I can't say which works best but I know that once you start there's no turning back...

#6158 39 days ago

Red or Black?

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I already decided to swap to Black. Just thought I'd show the difference. Like the contrast better.

#6159 39 days ago

Got my magnet apron and donut heaven decal. And since we are talking about flipper rubber color, I went with translucent orange.

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#6160 39 days ago
Quoted from Bos98:

Got my magnet apron and donut heaven decal. And since we are talking about flipper rubber color, I went with translucent orange.

Hide those wires from the Donut Shop, they go behind.

#6161 39 days ago
Quoted from Kawydud:

Hide those wires from the Donut Shop, they go behind.

#6162 39 days ago
Quoted from Charger500:

Red or Black?

I already decided to swap to Black. Just thought I'd show the difference. Like the contrast better.

Since you've made up your mind I won't tell you that I like the Red better... oops

#6163 39 days ago
Quoted from Charger500:

Red or Black?

I already decided to swap to Black. Just thought I'd show the difference. Like the contrast better.

Well, black resembles tires, so that is good. Red matches the playfield well. Yellow goes with some of the striping, but gets dirty easily. I've done all of these, but now I am actually using blues on the bottom flippers which works well with some blue I've added with lighting & pops as well as the blue tachometer and rings on the lower playfield.

In other words, go with what you like and I can guarantee it won't be the last color flipper rubbers you put on your Getaway.

#6164 39 days ago
Quoted from Kawydud:

Hide those wires from the Donut Shop, they go behind.

ditto.

I do like the uniqueness of the translucent orange (have not seen that before on this pin).

#6165 39 days ago
Quoted from Kawydud:

Hide those wires from the Donut Shop, they go behind.

They have been like that since I rescued the game. Can you shoot me a photo of how the wires should be routed?

#6166 39 days ago
Quoted from Charger500:

Red or Black?

I already decided to swap to Black. Just thought I'd show the difference. Like the contrast better.

I like the red better.

#6167 39 days ago

Who's gonna be the first to put lit bats on the game? I've been thinking about it, but the price.

#6168 39 days ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

Who's gonna be the first to put lit bats on the game? I've been thinking about it, but the price.

pass

#6169 39 days ago

Finally got around to rebuilding the pops. 2 down, 1 to go. While I have it opened I will relocate those donut heaven wires if someone can shoot me a photo of how they should be routed.

#6170 39 days ago
Quoted from Bos98:

They have been like that since I rescued the game. Can you shoot me a photo of how the wires should be routed?

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#6171 39 days ago
Quoted from Kawydud:

Perfect. Thanks!

#6172 39 days ago

The decal should have covered the holes.

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#6173 39 days ago

I trimmed around the holes. I plan on adding a flashing led strip under the roof so the light will come out the front

#6174 39 days ago
Quoted from Bos98:

I trimmed around the holes. I plan on adding a flashing led strip under the roof so the light will come out the front

That's a good idea, maybe some frosted plastic covering the holes which will also let the light out.

#6175 39 days ago

Ahhh nothing better than freshly rebuilt pop bumpers. All 3 of my wafers were cracked and the ball couldn't trigger them any more.

#6176 39 days ago
Quoted from Bos98:

Ahhh nothing better than freshly rebuilt pop bumpers. All 3 of my wafers were cracked and the ball couldn't trigger them any more.

same here. actually, HS2 was the only game i've had that needed new skirts. kinda weird.

#6177 38 days ago
Quoted from Bos98:

Got my magnet apron and donut heaven decal. And since we are talking about flipper rubber color, I went with translucent orange.

Why is your DH logo missing the white striking (kind of all blends into the roof)?

Would't you prefer a Mr_Tantrum original? Can make your own (http://www.thezumwaltfamily.com/getawaypinball) or pay me the big bucks to make one for you.

(Nothing but shameless plugs in this forum anymore, can't believe I still hang out here!)

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#6178 38 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Why is your DH logo missing the white striking (kind of all blends into the roof)?
Would't you prefer a Mr_Tantrum original? Can make your own (http://www.thezumwaltfamily.com/getawaypinball) or pay me the big bucks to make one for you.
(Nothing but shameless plugs in this forum anymore, can't believe I still hang out here!)

No clue. It is the latest run from Lermods.

#6179 38 days ago
Quoted from Bos98:

No clue. It is the latest run from Lermods.

I would complain and make them send you a correct one. Plenty of evidence of what it should look like verses what you received.

#6180 37 days ago

So, I just rebuilt the auto fire assembly and the ball still has trouble making the loop to the upper flipper.

Has anyone else experienced/fixed this issue?

#6181 37 days ago
Quoted from slcpinball:

So, I just rebuilt the auto fire assembly and the ball still has trouble making the loop to the upper flipper.
Has anyone else experienced/fixed this issue?

Did you replace the actual plunger that fires through the coil?

Mine was so worn down that even after replacing the coil and sleeve it still wouldn't make it all the way around. I had to replace the plunger and then it was was perfect.

#6182 37 days ago
Quoted from slcpinball:

So, I just rebuilt the auto fire assembly and the ball still has trouble making the loop to the upper flipper.
Has anyone else experienced/fixed this issue?

Replace plunger, and also search this thread as this has been covered a few times. Many posts and pics of what alignment should look like.

#6183 36 days ago

My plunger was sluggish but was making it around. Replaced coil, plunger, plunger sleeve, and spring. Realigned to strike it dead center. Much more reliable now. Post with pics is back a number of pages in this thread

#6184 36 days ago
Quoted from Bos98:

Finally got around to rebuilding the pops. 2 down, 1 to go. While I have it opened I will relocate those donut heaven wires if someone can shoot me a photo of how they should be routed.

I've been putting this off since it looks like a fairly detailed process (cutting cables, etc.) I've read everything in Vid's guide to pops, and just need to take the plunge. Mine work, but one of the few things I've not restored. While they seem to be pretty lively after I did some tweaking, the original parts above the playfield are dirty, screw holes stripped, and all of the metal is tarnished badly to the point that it is starting to bug me visually when I play.

So, with all that said, what kind of time am I looking at to rebuild the 3, do you have a handy list of parts needed (I know I can figure it out on my own if needed), and is there anything specifically I need to look out for given that I've never done it before.

#6185 36 days ago
Quoted from slcpinball:

So, I just rebuilt the auto fire assembly and the ball still has trouble making the loop to the upper flipper.
Has anyone else experienced/fixed this issue?

Start here and read on: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/getaway-club-dispatch-run-a-make-on-license-plate-kingpin/page/105#post-3623609

#6186 36 days ago

Got my light up panel finally buttoned up. Love the choices in color, went with a pinkish background as it really made the reds pop.
And I know I need to fix the date.

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#6187 35 days ago
Quoted from Kawydud:

Got my light up panel finally buttoned up.

Looks great!

#6188 35 days ago

Decided to take the small lighted police car off and I'm offering it up for sale. Mezel Mods sells these for $50 so I'm asking $38 including free shipping to the lower 48.

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#6189 34 days ago

Hey guys...I've had my Getaway now for over a year. I know this topic has come a lot (apologize in advance), but didn't want to dig the thread....my Getaway didn't come with a beacon. I see Marco has a bracket for the beacon....but that's it......how much of a pain in the a$$ to get a replacement beacon going?

Thanks!

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#6190 34 days ago

Check the for sale ads on the F-14 post, Tilted pinball is making the reflectors and you can buy a motor and lens from Marcos.

#6191 34 days ago
Quoted from GRUMPY:

Check the for sale ads on the F-14 post, Tilted pinball is making the reflectors and you can buy a motor and lens from Marcos.

Thanks man!

#6192 34 days ago

you haven't played HS2 yet, is what you're saying.

#6193 34 days ago
Quoted from Stones:

Hey guys...I've had my Getaway now for over a year. I know this topic has come a lot (apologize in advance), but didn't want to dig the thread....my Getaway didn't come with a beacon. I see Marco has a bracket for the beacon....but that's it......how much of a pain in the a$$ to get a replacement beacon going?
Thanks!

Wait, do you have the motor...

http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/14-7971

Dome cover

https://bayareaamusements.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=MX-03-7981

The other bits are tricky...

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#6194 34 days ago
Quoted from tiltmonster:

Wait, do you have the motor...
http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/14-7971
Dome cover
https://bayareaamusements.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=MX-03-7981
The other bits are tricky...

No motor. Looks like someone took the whole thing. I have the boards on the inside to operate it. I have an email to Kyle @ tiltedpinball to give me a quote on the beacon and motor.

#6195 34 days ago
Quoted from weaverj:

you haven't played HS2 yet, is what you're saying.

Played it a lot....just driving me crazy...having no beacon!

#6196 34 days ago
Quoted from Stones:

Played it a lot....just driving me crazy...having no beacon!

Yeah, I agree, that beacon add a lot to the game. Good luck!

#6197 34 days ago

Hey to all
I have no lights on on the left 2 bumpers i change the bulbs only the bottom bumper light is working any ides whats the problem?

#6198 34 days ago
Quoted from Premier:

Hey to all
I have no lights on on the left 2 bumpers i change the bulbs only the bottom bumper light is working any ides whats the problem?

If they worked at one time and now they don't I'd say you have a loose connection. Work back from build, tracing the wires and reseat the connections. If that still doesn't work, look at the bulb circuit board. You may have cold solder joints on those old build boards. Reflow the solder on those connections. I had an intermittent bulb come on and off. Heated up my soldering iron and touched it at the pin connection and it worked and has continued to work after that. YMMV.

#6199 34 days ago

thank you
they never worked since that i got the machine 3 years ago and i didn't pay attention until last week when i have change to led

#6200 33 days ago
Quoted from tiltmonster:

Yeah, I agree, that beacon add a lot to the game. Good luck!

BTW, I'm sure you saw this add but...

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