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


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#7251 1 year ago
Quoted from whitey:

No luck with Speaker panel , if anyone has a new one available I will take it, with lighted speaker panel, color dmd, I can't leave a scratched one in there
Thanks Ken

Dan doesn't have one?

#7252 1 year ago
Quoted from whitey:

No luck with Speaker panel , if anyone has a new one available I will take it, with lighted speaker panel, color dmd, I can't leave a scratched one in there
Thanks Ken

Not sure how hard it would be for me to reproduce the artwork (probably within my ability), but I don't have tools/tech to cut the plastic (especially the holes), and would have to outsource the printing. Also, probably risk a nice cease and desist notice from our little friend at PPS.

#7253 1 year ago

Well, I've piled all of the proceeds from my various pinball related stuff sales I've had and put it down on one of the basic light up speaker panels (thanks to everyone who has contribution to my fund). From the day I bought this pin (my first and only thus far), I thought that the gauges needed to be lit somehow. I know there are some DIYs out there, but for whatever reason I never wanted to take it on. I think this relatively turnkey solution will be what I need, and really looking forward to it. Since I will be using my current panel, my plan is to just cut out black backing on all gauges/buttons to see how that looks. I know that some completely remove the black backing to light the entire panel, but I figure if I do that first it will be difficult to go back.

Anyway, not sure how long it will take to get here, but I'll post pics of the work and results for those of you who are considering this mod.

#7254 1 year ago

Here's what the panel from Dan looks like. Well worth the $99 if you ask me.

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#7255 1 year ago

Wish I had a Getaway. I'd be all over this mod. Very well done.

#7256 1 year ago

Hi guys.
I'm joining the club.
Yesterday, after 5 days of debugging, I finally made my supercharger work.

Regards

#7257 1 year ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

Here's what the panel from Dan looks like. Well worth the $99 if you ask me.

Hey Paul, what's the deal on this panel? Owner provides own lighting for the gauges?

#7258 1 year ago
Quoted from finalquest:

Hi guys.
I'm joining the club.
Yesterday, after 5 days of debugging, I finally made my supercharger work.
» YouTube video
Regards

Welcome to the club, nice work.

#7259 1 year ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

Yes he does, it's a masked version where only the dials and a few other areas light up.

Oops. Looks like this is what you meant.... Thanks

#7260 1 year ago
Quoted from MJW:

Hey Paul, what's the deal on this panel? Owner provides own lighting for the gauges?

That's the panel from Dan, he sells the light panel too, if you use your stock panel all the printing lights up.

#7261 1 year ago

Hi guys.
A simple question.
I've seen that when left flipper button is pressed before launching a ball, the game will 'rev the engine'.
I have L1 ROM and I cant do that.
That feature is in a newer ROM?. Or I missing something?.

Regards

#7262 1 year ago
Quoted from finalquest:

Hi guys.
A simple question.
I've seen that when left flipper button is pressed before launching a ball, the game will 'rev the engine'.
I have L1 ROM and I cant do that.
That feature is in a newer ROM?. Or I missing something?.

Regards

I have the L2 room in mine and it does rev. Not sure if the others are supposed too or not. I'm sure some others will chime in.

#7263 1 year ago
Quoted from bbriese:

While we're on the subject of toppers, Last month I decided to add some blue up there because to me that red light looks more like an ambulance than a cop car, and it's been bugging me for a while. So here's what I did:

1. Tapped into the beacon motor & light AC power source (which is something like 16-17VAC??) and fed it through a 12VDC converter from EBay. Redid the molex connector (the last one in the circtuit before the motor & lamp) so that it still fed the lamp and motor but also branched off into the 12VDC converter, and mounted the converter to the upper right side of the head.

2. Bought a couple of 12" long Knight Rider blue 12VDC lights off ebay which have a canned chase/strobe/blink routine built in.

3. Added comet matrix plugs to the LED strips.

4. Notched a small hole in the perforated head panel for the LED wire leads to run into the cabinet.

5. Stuck the LEDs to the back of the head with the double stick tape,one on each side of the beacon. I liked them in the back because the blue point lighting is more diffused and not blasting right into your eyes.

6. Plugged it all together

And viola. For about $20 and a couple hours I solved it. It is really easy to un-do and everything is up in the head so no issues with running long wire runs all over. Here are the component links and a quick video of the finished product. It looks kickasssss...at least to me anyways.

bbriese - Love this mod.... a couple questions...

Can you show a pic of how you modified the Molex connector? I would have just used a standard solderless splice, but I'm sure plugging in directly to molex would be cleaner.

Next you say you used comet matrix plugs... what is this for? why not just connect the LED strips directly to the converter (or am I missing something here). Again, would love to see pics!

As soon as those items come in I'm doing this mod.

#7264 1 year ago
Quoted from finalquest:

Hi guys.
I'm joining the club.
Yesterday, after 5 days of debugging, I finally made my supercharger work.
» YouTube video
Regards

Welcome to the club - and repairing the SC is a right of passage on this pin! If you haven't done so already, this entire thread is must read. Bite a little off before you go to bead every night, and you will learn all kinds of stuff about Getaway in no time. The group here is incredibly friendly, and comfortable to the point were we don't mind jabbing each other now and then, so don't be afraid to ask what's on your mind. Enjoy the pin, and congrats!

#7265 1 year ago
Quoted from finalquest:

Hi guys.
A simple question.
I've seen that when left flipper button is pressed before launching a ball, the game will 'rev the engine'.
I have L1 ROM and I cant do that.
That feature is in a newer ROM?. Or I missing something?.
Regards

Welcome! As I recall my original L1 Rom had the rev sound but I'm running L2 now

#7266 1 year ago
Quoted from finalquest:

Hi guys.
I'm joining the club.
Yesterday, after 5 days of debugging, I finally made my supercharger work.
» YouTube video
Regards

You should run a Supercharger test and a time test to see if all of your magnets are working and what tweaks need to be done (optos working). I just bought a new accelerator board, my old one was rebuilt and running really well but I wanted a backup while I could still grab one. Tested and running at 83

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#7267 1 year ago
Quoted from tiltmonster:

You should run a Supercharger test and a time test to see if all of your magnets are working and what tweaks need to be done (optos working). I just bought a new accelerator board, my old one was rebuilt and running really well but I wanted a backup while I could still grab one. Tested and running at 83

whose board did you purchase ?

#7268 1 year ago
Quoted from finalquest:

Hi guys.
A simple question.
I've seen that when left flipper button is pressed before launching a ball, the game will 'rev the engine'.
I have L1 ROM and I cant do that.
That feature is in a newer ROM?. Or I missing something?.
Regards

Should be working for you. I have L-1 installed and can rev from either flipper when the ball is in the trough ready to go.

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#7269 1 year ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

The group here is incredibly friendly

Debatable! Not referring to you of course, but there are a few regulars in here that I have blocked because they are total douchers. At least I assume they're all still regulars, I obviously don't see any of their posts, and i've had them blocked for probably close to 2 years...

#7270 1 year ago
Quoted from fast_in_muskoka:

whose board did you purchase ?

It's Homepin that made the board

#7271 1 year ago
Quoted from tiltmonster:

It's Homepin that made the board

thanks man

#7272 1 year ago
Quoted from tiltmonster:

It's Homepin that made the board

Where did your purchase the board? Home pin site sends you to pinball life ... I don't see the board listed there. Thanks

#7273 1 year ago

Oh sorry, I got it on ebay, $100 shipped to the USA from Australia. Its a little pricey but these were hard to get in the past and I think it's worth the cost.

#7274 1 year ago

These (along with our entire range of replacement boards) will be stocked very soon by Nitro in Canada.

Until then, Pinball Life in the USA.

#7275 1 year ago
Quoted from Homepin:

These (along with our entire range of replacement boards) will be stocked very soon by Nitro in Canada.
Until then, Pinball Life in the USA.

She didn't have any in stock but it's good to know there will be another source for the boards. Excellent work on this board, top notch stuff and for the record my 83 speed test is slightly faster than your posted tested 85 speed on the board (I assume each board is tested and rated for speed).

#7276 1 year ago
Quoted from tiltmonster:

She didn't have any in stock but it's good to know there will be another source for the boards. Excellent work on this board, top notch stuff and for the record my 83 speed test is slightly faster than your posted tested 85 speed on the board (I assume each board is tested and rated for speed).

Thanks, and yes, we test each board in our Getaway in the factory and record the speed attained in the test with each board.

#7277 1 year ago
Quoted from Homepin:

These (along with our entire range of replacement boards) will be stocked very soon by Nitro in Canada.

Awesome news !

#7278 1 year ago
Quoted from TheOnlyest:

Debatable! Not referring to you of course, but there are a few regulars in here that I have blocked because they are total douchers. At least I assume they're all still regulars, I obviously don't see any of their posts, and i've had them blocked for probably close to 2 years...

Every family has its quarrels, but I would say we all get along the vast majority of the time. Things can get intense, but at least in my experience here they have never gotten personal (can't speak for you or anyone else, of course). Overall, however, the good in this thread exceedingly outweighs the negative. When I was a fresh noob to Pinball, I found this thread incredibly informative and supportive. Now that I've been in it for nearly a couple of years, I don't mind the occasional scolding when I should know better

#7279 1 year ago
Quoted from Homepin:

Thanks, and yes, we test each board in our Getaway in the factory and record the speed attained in the test with each board.

Hmm, so obviously several elements when it comes to obtaining supercharger speed. From what I can think of with my limited knowledge: driver board (I assume this controls voltages and other important elements), magnet strength, opto performance, ball magnetization, cleanliness of loop, etc.

Just makes me curious as to what level of impact the driver board plays in comparison to the other factors. In other words, at what point is it worth changing it out? The faster the balls fly around the loop the cooler it seems, but is there a point at which the timing of the gate is disrupted, or is all of this programmatically tied together regardless of ball speed?

On a side note, I made the mistake once of waxing the inside of my loop and this actually hurt my performance (I figured that slicker would be better). I'm assuming because the ball was sliding across the surface instead of rolling. From that point, I now just keep everything nice and clean with a degreaser.

#7280 1 year ago
Quoted from tiltmonster:

You should run a Supercharger test and a time test to see if all of your magnets are working and what tweaks need to be done (optos working). I just bought a new accelerator board, my old one was rebuilt and running really well but I wanted a backup while I could still grab one. Tested and running at 83

Thanks for the welcome guys.
I fixed my SC, I needed to replace all the coils connectors and a power transistor.
Everything is working now, but I cant lower the supercharger test time. I'm getting a constant 180/160. I will try with new balls to see if the problem are magentized balls.
I rechecked all the board, and is working fine. Every magnet firing when the opto crossed.
So I dont know if I can tweek the board to get it better.
I dont really want to buy a new board just for this.

Regars to all

#7281 1 year ago
Quoted from finalquest:

Thanks for the welcome guys.
I fixed my SC, I needed to replace all the coils connectors and a power transistor.
Everything is working now, but I cant lower the supercharger test time. I'm getting a constant 180/160. I will try with new balls to see if the problem are magentized balls.
I rechecked all the board, and is working fine. Every magnet firing when the opto crossed.
So I dont know if I can tweek the board to get it better.
I dont really want to buy a new board just for this.
Regars to all

If you enable them one at a time in the SC test you'll get an idea of how they are working, make sure all optos are clean and operational (switch test is the easiest way). I don't recall what my issue was when I sent the accelerator board out for repair but I think opto and slow times were the reason. I have the original board running well and now this new one, both work great.

Magnetized balls can cause an issue, for instance, I was running 109 before I switched out to new balls and it's back to 83-85, with a 160 or 180, I would think there are other issues.

Start with the simple things, ball hitting diverter flap, ball hitting plastic, opto not working, (you mentioned before magnetized balls)....

#7282 1 year ago
Quoted from tiltmonster:

If you enable them one at a time in the SC test you'll get an idea of how they are working, make sure all optos are clean and operational (switch test is the easiest way). I don't recall what my issue was when I sent the accelerator board out for repair but I think opto and slow times were the reason. I have the original board running well and now this new one, both work great.
Magnetized balls can cause an issue, for instance, I was running 109 before I switched out to new balls and it's back to 83-85, with a 160 or 180, I would think there are other issues.
Start with the simple things, ball hitting diverter flap, ball hitting plastic, opto not working, (you mentioned before magnetized balls)....

Optos are working fine, in switch test and SC test.
I will check the diverter and see if the ball is hitting something.

Thanks

#7283 1 year ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

The group here is incredibly friendly

Quoted from TheOnlyest:

Debatable! Not referring to you of course, but there are a few regulars in here that I have blocked because they are total douchers. At least I assume they're all still regulars, I obviously don't see any of their posts, and i've had them blocked for probably close to 2 years...

The irony of this post. lol.

#7284 1 year ago
Quoted from o-din:

The irony of this post. lol.

I was afraid this day would come... I saw your post recently about finally finding a decent Getaway... And all this time, I thought we were cool.

#7285 1 year ago
Quoted from TheOnlyest:

And all this time, I thought we were cool

We're cool man. Now that I do have my Getaway!

#7286 1 year ago

I was flattered today when I came across these VP videos on YouTube. One used one of my customer PinSound orchestrations (professional voice files courtesy of Mike_M) and the other used it as a foundation but with 70's music. Also, both are using my Donut Heaven ball capture cover design.

#7287 1 year ago
Quoted from Scorch:

bbriese - Love this mod.... a couple questions...
Can you show a pic of how you modified the Molex connector? I would have just used a standard solderless splice, but I'm sure plugging in directly to molex would be cleaner.
Next you say you used comet matrix plugs... what is this for? why not just connect the LED strips directly to the converter (or am I missing something here). Again, would love to see pics!
As soon as those items come in I'm doing this mod.

Do these pics help

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#7288 1 year ago
Quoted from bbriese:

Do these pics help

Absolutely.... thanks... looking forward to trying this out.

#7289 1 year ago

Set with a standard 3 ball game! Got 3 red line manias in the process. Then I ran upstairs and posted it here, lol.

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#7290 1 year ago

Nice work red-line !

#7291 1 year ago
Quoted from red-line:

Set with a standard 3 ball game! Got 3 red line manias in the process. Then I ran upstairs and posted it here, lol.

Well done.

#7292 1 year ago

Just joined the club!! Excited to play but my backbox was removed and I have to play "connect the wires"

Can someone please post some high res images of inside the backbox focusing on where jumpers are plugged in?

Thanks!!

#7293 1 year ago

Welcome! Try these... good luck!

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#7294 1 year ago
Quoted from bimm25i:

Just joined the club!! Excited to play but my backbox was removed and I have to play "connect the wires"
Can someone please post some high res images of inside the backbox focusing on where jumpers are plugged in?
Thanks!!

Welcome to the club. See where you can get with what you have from Tiltmonster & others, then post pics of unknowns and I'd be happy to take some hi-res close-ups for you.

#7295 1 year ago
Quoted from bimm25i:

Just joined the club!! Excited to play but my backbox was removed and I have to play "connect the wires"
Can someone please post some high res images of inside the backbox focusing on where jumpers are plugged in?
Thanks!!

Welcome to the club.

#7296 1 year ago
Quoted from tiltmonster:

Welcome! Try these... good luck!

ITS ALIVE!!!!!! Thank you so much for the pics!!

Man this game is freaking fun!!!!

#7297 1 year ago

Pulled the mylar the playfield is PERFECT!!!!!

Came right off with slow consistent pulling, cleaned and waxed it and while buffing found a couple tiny glue spots but the glue ate the wax and wiped off effortlessly!!!!!!!

Sooooo badddddd

#7298 1 year ago
Quoted from bimm25i:

ITS ALIVE!!!!!! Thank you so much for the pics!!
Man this game is freaking fun!!!!

Awesome, enjoy!

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#7299 1 year ago

I didn't think that the getaway ever came mylared. Must have been an after thought.

#7300 1 year ago
Quoted from bimm25i:

Pulled the mylar the playfield is PERFECT!!!!!
Came right off with slow consistent pulling, cleaned and waxed it and while buffing found a couple tiny glue spots but the glue ate the wax and wiped off effortlessly!!!!!!!
Sooooo badddddd

ARE YOU LUCKY!! Must not have been factory mylar. The factory mylar on a BOP pf I have pulled right up too but left all the glue on.

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