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GORGAR CLUB: Members Only! *THE EVIL PINBALL THAT EATS SOULS*


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#1101 52 days ago

And here’s the link to Cliffy’s new Gorgar specific page. It flattering to be credited on the website of a pinball legend!

http://www.passionforpinball.com/gorgar.htm

#1102 52 days ago

The ball guides are a must!

#1103 51 days ago
Quoted from Chalkey:

The ball guides are a must!

Super cheap upgrade that actually affects play for the better

#1104 49 days ago

My newly designed Firepower apron cards are now available for purchase. The price is $10 per pair including US postage, so please PM me if interested. You can see the cards here along with my other designs.

http://aproncards.com

#1105 49 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

My newly designed Firepower apron cards are now available for purchase. The price is $10 per pair including US postage, so please PM me if interested. You can see the cards here along with my other designs.
http://aproncards.com

Wrong thread?

#1106 49 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

My newly designed Firepower apron cards are now available for purchase. The price is $10 per pair including US postage, so please PM me if interested. You can see the cards here along with my other designs.
http://aproncards.com

I get mine from www.pinballcards.com, no Gorgar tho.

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#1107 39 days ago

Gorgar peeps, I’m cleaning out my stuff. I have some assorted Gorgar stuff that I’d like to go to a good home. I have an original playfield with some wear and planking and a playfield decal to combine and create a (hopefully) good looking playfield. I also have A Lot of assorted red concentric posts that Gorgar uses a lot of. Finally, I have the original flipper mechanisms pulled working from my Gorgar. I won’t charge anything if you’ll cover shipping. Pm me. I’d love to send them all to one place

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#1108 29 days ago

Alright, ordered all new rubbers, fliptronic flipper mechs, drop target boards/horseshoes. I've got a week of furlough coming up next month and hoping to tackle this playfield swap! Anyone recommend anything else I might want before I start? It'll be my first playfield swap.

Thinking maybe I should get some new posts...but I'm not sure how easy it is to transfer some of the wire guides, any advice for those?

#1109 29 days ago
Quoted from sparksterz:

Anyone recommend anything else I might want before I start? It'll be my first playfield swap.

I'd get some zip ties if you want to wash the wire harnesses, toothpicks and super glue to fill mis-drilled holes if you are using a Mirco, tee nuts, a drill with sharp bits, either bit stops or tape to not drill through playfield.
Take tons of pictures before you start and at every single point along the way. You won't need most of them but you will really want to have the ones you need.
I have a bunch of pics and did my swap a couple months ago. It went pretty smooth aside from Mirco quality issues. If you need any help just message me.

#1110 29 days ago
Quoted from ReallifePin:

I'd get some zip ties if you want to wash the wire harnesses, toothpicks and super glue to fill mis-drilled holes if you are using a Mirco, tee nuts, a drill with sharp bits, either bit stops or tape to not drill through playfield.
Take tons of pictures before you start and at every single point along the way. You won't need most of them but you will really want to have the ones you need.
I have a bunch of pics and did my swap a couple months ago. It went pretty smooth aside from Mirco quality issues. If you need any help just message me.

Alright, I'll pick up new bits because I've abused most of mine, and drill stops because I don't trust myself with tape.

I've not used T-nuts before. Just looked up a video online and it looks pretty straightforward, drill a hole the size of the barrel and twist in something to tighten, or if you're real careful, a hammer. Is there a consistent size used? Or should I just try to pick up a variety set on Amazon?

#1111 29 days ago
Quoted from sparksterz:

Alright, I'll pick up new bits because I've abused most of mine, and drill stops because I don't trust myself with tape.
I've not used T-nuts before. Just looked up a video online and it looks pretty straightforward, drill a hole the size of the barrel and twist in something to tighten, or if you're real careful, a hammer. Is there a consistent size used? Or should I just try to pick up a variety set on Amazon?

I got some from home depot that were the wrong diameter and didn't fit. I had to order from a pinball supplier (pinball life). Don't recall the total but if you order 5 8/32 and 20 6/32 you should be good.

#1112 28 days ago

One of the big pita things for me was pounding the little wire guides straight into the top of the playfield. For me it was guaranteed minor damage every way I tried it. I had to just let go and get it done. I tried removing the clear a little bit, or not. It still flakes away.

If using a Mirco pf, take measurements. Really just don’t trust the holes. And don’t fire up the machine until you’ve verified the swing of all your mechs. First sling that fired it hit the edge of the hole and took off a chunk of clear. Sad.

The first thing you’ll notice if it’s like mine was the side rail mounting holes are all wrong and not parallel with the edges of the playfield. Hopefully highclasspinball got that fixed. He promised me a new playfield, but then has not communicated in weeks.

#1113 28 days ago

Hmm...bummer on the fact that I can't trust the holes. I've seen that said about both CPR and Mirco PFs though, so I guess it just comes with the nature of a reproduction PF. I suppose top side holes being off will be a bit more obvious than the bottoms, but I'll be sure to fully extend any swings on a solenoid before calling it good.

Wire guides were definitely a concern for me too...I've got one that need reinforcing on my Getaway that I've been dragging my feet on. I guess I'll learn on the old Gorgar PF first.

Yeah, for now my plan is to do the flipper swap, and drop target fixes while the old PF is still there so that I can be sure it's working, then after that I'll start swapping.

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#1114 19 days ago
Quoted from Gnatty:

My winter project last year. I play it all the time
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Where did you get apron and cards? Nice. I pick up this HUO Gorgar tomorrow WooHoo!

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#1115 16 days ago

Finally found my grail pin. Started repairs on cabinet and stripping playfield. I will give a thorough cleaning and clear coat. Will paint cabinet also. Seller brought it from San Diego to me in Arizona.

He has family 14 minutes from me and was really cool to do it free of charge. Soundboard rebuilt and he repaired all drop target boards. Will get new ones from Marco since cheap. It also has a new backglass and Comet LEDs.

Couple questions. What’s a good speaker upgrade for it? I was thinking about this one, but don’t want to risk damaging soundboard. Found this newer version from post here 6 years ago. Pyramid 8” 8ohm 200 watt subwoofer.

amazon.com link »

It came with a Rottendog combo MPU/Driver board. Seller says when the magnet is released the pop bumpers and slings activate. Is this a normal quirk? He tried to figure out a fix but no luck?

Appreciate any help and can’t wait to finish Gorgar and get playing. Will go next to my Stern Dracula.
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#1118 16 days ago

Couple questions. What’s a good speaker upgrade for it? I was thinking about this one, but don’t want to risk damaging soundboard. Found this newer version from post here 6 years ago. Pyramid 8” 8ohm 200 watt subwoofer.

amazon.com link »

It came with a Rottendog combo MPU/Driver board. Seller says when the magnet is released the pop bumpers and slings activate. Is this a normal quirk? He tried to figure out a fix but no luck?

Appreciate any help

#1119 16 days ago
Quoted from BallyKISS1978:

Couple questions. What’s a good speaker upgrade for it? I was thinking about this one, but don’t want to risk damaging soundboard. Found this newer version from post here 6 years ago. Pyramid 8” 8ohm 200 watt subwoofer.
amazon.com link »
It came with a Rottendog combo MPU/Driver board. Seller says when the magnet is released the pop bumpers and slings activate. Is this a normal quirk? He tried to figure out a fix but no luck?
Appreciate any help

Not a normal quirk that I know of!

I think that’s the same (newer version) speaker I put in Gorgar. Sounds amazing.

#1120 16 days ago

What’s the best pitch level in your opinion?

#1121 16 days ago
Quoted from paynemic:

Or does anyone know how to repair plastics? That tiny little ear broke off.

Use gorilla glue

#1122 16 days ago
Quoted from paynemic:

Not a normal quirk that I know of!
I think that’s the same (newer version) speaker I put in Gorgar. Sounds amazing.

The board in it is the 374-4 from 2018. I emailed Jim at Rottendog and hopefully he has an answer. Don’t want to buy another board since I just bought Gorgar. Not a huge problem, but it will really annoy me.

Thanks for your input on the speaker. Will go ahead and pick it up. Thanks so much!

#1123 14 days ago

Going through my Gorgar and found 2 wires that were not soldered on. Both red wires, one for pop bumper and one for a sling shot coil. Hopefully that may be the culprit of pop bumpers and sling shots triggering when magnet is released.

Cleaning and getting playfield ready for clear coat. Will update.

#1124 11 days ago

I designed these custom Gorgar cards and coin inserts recently based on the cabinet art. They are available in my pinside shop. The laminated cardstock card set is $7 and the coin inserts are $5 each.

https://pinside.com/pinball/market/shops/1256-upkick-pinball/03956-gorgar-apron-cards-

Thanks jamon for the pics!

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#1126 11 days ago

I’m all over that!! Nice!

#1127 9 days ago

Does Gorgar need non-ghosting LEDs? Or do regular LED bulbs work just fine?

Id like to replace all the bulbs with warm white 2SMD bulbs from Comet but I'm not sure if the inserts *need* non-ghosting bulbs?

#1128 9 days ago
Quoted from JeffF:

Does Gorgar need non-ghosting LEDs? Or do regular LED bulbs work just fine?
Id like to replace all the bulbs with warm white 2SMD bulbs from Comet but I'm not sure if the inserts *need* non-ghosting bulbs?

I can confirm regular 2SMD bulbs from Comet work fine in inserts. I had a bunch of Natural White ones I swapped in and they look great.

Placed the order for Warm White 2SMD bulbs for the GI and backglass... can't wait to swap them in.

On a different note, does anybody have this plastic in good condition they'd be willing to sell?

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#1129 9 days ago
Quoted from JeffF:

I can confirm regular 2SMD bulbs from Comet work fine in inserts. I had a bunch of Natural White ones I swapped in and they look great.
Placed the order for Warm White 2SMD bulbs for the GI and backglass... can't wait to swap them in.
On a different note, does anybody have this plastic in good condition they'd be willing to sell?
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I probably do. But I’ll need to check in a week. It’s not at my house.

#1130 9 days ago
Quoted from paynemic:

I probably do. But I’ll need to check in a week. It’s not at my house.

Thanks. I'd appreciate it.

#1131 6 days ago

Started restoration. Playfield clear coated.Pinball Pimp Stencils should arrive on Monday hopefully, but priority mail has sucked as of late. Pinball Life order will be here Monday also.Can’t wait to get Gorgar done and finally play my grail pin.

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#1132 6 days ago
Quoted from BallyKISS1978:

Started restoration. Playfield clear coated.Pinball Pimp Stencils should arrive on Monday hopefully, but priority mail has sucked as of late. Pinball Life order will be here Monday also.Can’t wait to get Gorgar done and finally play my grail pin.
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Super excited for you!

#1133 5 days ago

Keep us posted.

#1134 5 days ago
Quoted from paynemic:

Super excited for you!

Thanks! Me to!! Too bad it’s been on average 115 degrees here in Arizona

#1136 4 days ago
Quoted from BallyKISS1978:

Started restoration. Playfield clear coated.Pinball Pimp Stencils should arrive on Monday hopefully, but priority mail has sucked as of late. Pinball Life order will be here Monday also.Can’t wait to get Gorgar done and finally play my grail pin.
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Before you clearcoat the playfield paint all the areas under the plastics bright white. It will make all the difference in the world. Trust me I did thanks to vid1900s advice and it was terrific. I bought an airbrush kit and masked off the areas and sprayed it. Easy pieze

#1137 4 days ago
Quoted from pinster68:

Looking good bpull.
BTW. I highly recommend to all that you upgrade the speaker and add a subwoofer. Gorgar's beating heart felt through a subwoofer is awesome. [quoted image]

Isn’t Gorgar Mono sound? How can you add the 2nd Woofer. I’ll do it! Please explain...

#1138 2 days ago
Quoted from Gorgar666:

Isn’t Gorgar Mono sound? How can you add the 2nd Woofer. I’ll do it! Please explain...

My Gorgar has a pinball pro sub and another sub (the guy I bought it from was parting out a racing game that he took it from) mounted to the backside of the inside cabinet. BASS!!

#1139 1 day ago
Quoted from Gorgar666:

Isn’t Gorgar Mono sound? How can you add the 2nd Woofer. I’ll do it! Please explain...

I will run the sub and mid speaker a parallel circuit or chained together.

#1140 1 day ago

Playfield all done. Just have one drop target to adjust that isn’t going down well. Pinball Pimp stencils due to arrive tomorrow.

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#1141 1 day ago

Stripped down the whole front of the playfield today.

Big props to the people who recommended insulation foam board. I have no idea where I would've put everything otherwise.
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Only thing I couldn't figure out...how the hell do you remove these?!
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Otherwise...ready to start transferring:
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Any recommendations on how to approach it next? The ground strap on the other one looks REALLY_ tight. Such that I would think I need to get that down first, but it looks very dependent on the final positioning of everything.

#1142 1 day ago

Tap those wing screws out with a hammer. Easy. It’s worse when you have to tap them in...

#1143 1 day ago
Quoted from sparksterz:

Stripped down the whole front of the playfield today.
Big props to the people who recommended insulation foam board. I have no idea where I would've put everything otherwise.
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Only thing I couldn't figure out...how the hell do you remove these?!
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Otherwise...ready to start transferring:
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Any recommendations on how to approach it next? The ground strap on the other one looks REALLY_ tight. Such that I would think I need to get that down first, but it looks very dependent on the final positioning of everything.

I would buy new wire.
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Put the new wire down and then do a direct transfer. Take plenty of pics for reference. Do not trust your memory or finding pics on line. When labeling I used different colors of 1/4 electrical tape I had or painters tape and then numbered the wires when I used painters tape.

I would transfer one wire harness and all connected to it, disconnect it and transferred to the new playfield. I did that on my wife’s cyclone. I just got into pinball last year and it was our 2nd pin and my first pinball task.

Goodluck

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