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HEP MEDUSA Restore Finished 10-29


By High_End_Pins

3 years ago



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#251 3 years ago

We should take up a collection to buy this from TigerLaw before it gets played and donate it to the Smithsonian to be used as the standard of perfection against which all other machines will henceforth be judged.

To very loosely quote from S'pin'al Tap:

"Nigel It's like, how much more [perfect] could this [machine] be and the answer is none. None more [perfect]."

#252 3 years ago
Quoted from fnosm:

We should take up a collection to buy this from TigerLaw before it gets played and donate it to the Smithsonian to be used as the standard of perfection against which all other machines will henceforth be judged.

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I'll stand behind you when you inform Pavball that this is going to be re-routed

#253 3 years ago

When your wood rails have more reflection than 99% of playfields... you have a HEP game

#254 3 years ago

Really appreciate all the positive comments.
It means a lot .

Playfield is coming along on the topside. Fitting and getting the rollover inserts working was the usual and expected chore no shortage of them on this game.
I wish I could say it was all downhill from here but I still have the underside to contend with.

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#255 3 years ago

can you please detail your process for the star rollovers?

thanks much!

A M A Z I N G work here!!!!

#256 3 years ago
Quoted from comment23:

Is there a thread on how to make one of Jim's T-Nut tools? I need that in my life.

Large thick washer with felt applied to one side is what I used until Jim sent me one of his to use also.

#257 3 years ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

can you please detail your process for the star rollovers?
thanks much!
A M A Z I N G work here!!!!

Process is pretty simple. It starts with minimizing additional clear on these inserts since they are already gummed up at delivery.
Using the old pf as an example I just use a fine file and open up the slots..
To check fit without commitment I insert a rollover button with the tip.removed.

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#258 3 years ago

thanks!

much appreciated

#259 3 years ago

Crazy, insane, OCD work!

You're a legend.

#260 3 years ago

Woof! Here we go with this nonsense again

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#261 3 years ago

We will be putting a good dent in my socket drawer,hardware drawer,led drawer and wire spools.
Solder iron will get a work out too.

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#262 3 years ago

Made a good dent in mapping out the lamp sockets .
There will not be stapled bare wire.

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#263 3 years ago

Chris,

Stop. I can only get so erect.

#264 3 years ago
Quoted from comment23:

Chris,
Stop. I can only get so erect.

Don't look at this thread for more than 4 hours....

#265 3 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Made a good dent in mapping out the lamp sockets .
There will not be stapled bare wire.

I think I'd rather be kicked in the nuts, Chris. But it is what it is. Grab a beer and go to work.

#266 3 years ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

I think I'd rather be kicked in the nuts, Chris. But it is what it is. Grab a beer and go to work.

Me too if it were an option or sped things up a bit

#267 3 years ago

Looks OK so far I guess
Ridiculous.

There was once a bar set..

You took the bar and smashed it, went to the bars house and 'teased' it's mother, called it's dad a soft-cock and kicked it's dog in the arse on the way out.

I stole most of that from an aussie flavored milk advert and added my own bits but the add was cool...

That is a bloody awesome looking machine, congratulations to HEP and the customer/s

Matt.

#268 3 years ago

Yeah ridiculous.

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#269 3 years ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

I think I'd rather be kicked in the nuts, Chris. But it is what it is. Grab a beer and go to work.

Starting early today. It's my birthday.

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#270 3 years ago

Happy Birthday!

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#271 3 years ago

Happy Birthday!

Enjoy that blowjob........

#272 3 years ago

Have a great Birthday Chris !

LTG : )

#273 3 years ago

Happy Birthday Chris. enjoy a good Hummin' Bird HELLes for me.

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#274 3 years ago

Happy Birthday!

A properly refrigerated beverage. You're a perfectionist all around.

#275 3 years ago

Thanks guys. Making up some targets. Bob Langelius sent me these.
Excited to try them out.
I have some plated era correct brackets but I prefer the newer style on targets.
Here is one built. I reversed the rivet because of the plastic.The rounded end of the press seems a little softer touch than the pointed side.

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#276 3 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Starting early today. It's my birthday.

Since when does it have to be your birthday to start early?

#277 3 years ago

Placing the coils.
I am giving the Pinballlife linear flipper kit a try.
Normally I convert back to the old style but since these are a new offering from a trusted source I feel comfortable trying them out.
They feel pretty snappy so and everything fit well so we will see.
Targets are in place also.

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#278 3 years ago

Going to tackle this beast next.
The wiring needs attention

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#279 3 years ago

Happy B-day Chris, now get back to work

#280 3 years ago

Cleaning up the wiring of this area by installing a plug that will allow for easier removal and bench working of the zipper flipper assembly in the future.
Removed wire are just loops that won't be needed once the assembly is rewired.
Assembly is mechanically rebuilt an test fit. Will rewire next.

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#281 3 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Placing the coils.
I am giving the Pinballlife linear flipper kit a try.
Normally I convert back to the old style but since these are a new offering from a trusted source I feel comfortable trying them out.
They feel pretty snappy so and everything fit well so we will see.
Targets are in place also.

Chris, great job so far! Any feedback on the linear kits from PL, how do they compare to the kit from PBR?

Where do you buy your replacment coils or coil wrappers?

#282 3 years ago

Harness is made and color coded with plug.
Now officially in place.

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#283 3 years ago
Quoted from Pinballer73:

Chris, great job so far! Any feedback on the linear kits from PL, how do they compare to the kit from PBR?
Where do you buy your replacment coils or coil wrappers?

No real feedback on the PL kit yet other than everything fit well it was very complete and there is absolutely no binding at all all of which I have found to be problems with other kits out there.
I started having real problems with the older style kits I was getting from Marco and other places where the link would not even fit in the bakelite hole,the C clips were way to small and more so that is why I gave these a shot.

I got these coils from Marco.I have found them to be good replacements with a consistent style wrapper.

#284 3 years ago

Jet bumper assemblies are next.

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#285 3 years ago

Beautiful work -- Happy B-Day!!

#286 3 years ago

Original jet bumper assembly is cleaned.
To be replaced will be the spoon,cap,diode on both coil and switch,the coil itself and the wafers.
I will be using black wafers.the parts not replaced were nickel plated.
These will be consolidated into a 6 pin plug per bumper where the entire assembly can be removed easily if needed but it also gives the ability to clean up wiring.
Parts.
One assembly complete and in place.

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#287 3 years ago

Jet bumpers done along with most other coils. Should be moving on to the target banks and general harness next.
On the main harness the adjoining plugs are already done which will make final cleaning and rebuild easier.

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#288 3 years ago

Harness removed.
Still a lot of work left.

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#289 3 years ago

Harness is cleaned and blades are polished.
All switches will get new clear tubing as it is positioned.
The other switch assemblies like the slings and targets have been rebuilt with new caps,diodes and clear tubing .Those were also made into sub assemblies with new mini harnesses and placed on plugs. Nickel plated brackets finish them off.

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#290 3 years ago

Just about ready to start soldering in the main harness and manually running the GI buss for the feature lamps..

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#291 3 years ago

Harness is roughed in place.
Cutting lots of clear tubing.
Replacing it as I install each switch or part.

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#292 3 years ago

Excellent work Chris, this game will be better than new when you finish up.

#293 3 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

No real feedback on the PL kit yet other than everything fit well it was very complete and there is absolutely no binding at all all of which I have found to be problems with other kits out there.
I started having real problems with the older style kits I was getting from Marco and other places where the link would not even fit in the bakelite hole,the C clips were way to small and more so that is why I gave these a shot.
I got these coils from Marco.I have found them to be good replacements with a consistent style wrapper.

Thanks for the information, much appreciated.

#294 3 years ago

Even this spinner looks bad-ass....did it get the same treatment as the side rails?

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#295 3 years ago

Insert rollover switches are rebuilt with new caps and wiring.
Lamps are being soldered.

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#296 3 years ago

very nice. finally, someone else is doing what I want to do with my creech restoration and making sub-assemblies and mini-harnesses (for things like pop bumper, slings and flipper coils) to make working on the game easier further down the line

excellent job sir!

#297 3 years ago

About 3/4 of the way through the harness now.
Going with modern style looms and brackets in some spots to open up the areas of the playfield for easier access to bulbs and switches for adjustment and servicing.

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#298 3 years ago

Wiring complete.

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#299 3 years ago

Testing the GI.

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#300 3 years ago

OCD at it's finest, Chris. Simply beautiful.

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