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HEP This Week 11-18-19


By High_End_Pins

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#3701 5 months ago
Quoted from spinal:

You have so much to offer your son and it’s great to see him work so hard. Inspiring! Thanks for sharing

I appreciate that.
When he was a kid I remember not wanting him to grow up and now he is an adult it is actually even better because it becomes more of a friend type relationship in addition to the parental one.

#3702 5 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

I sand blasted my starter box.
I am going to refinish it. [quoted image]
Airline and PPS System are neatly tucked away.[quoted image][quoted image]

PPS System reminds me of the doctors office

#3703 5 months ago

Tearing down the Radical.
I checked my reference points they appear to be from 2005
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That being the case I trust everything except the post measurements.
I likely use a different ruler now so I will update those.
I do that with some tape and a marker.
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#3704 5 months ago
Quoted from chad:

PPS System reminds me of the doctors office

Yeah. It is all about fluid management

#3705 5 months ago

More post sizes for Radical
This should cover them all. Might be useful in the future.
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#3706 5 months ago

Thanks for sharing your post management technique. I always struggle with reassembly. This is great!

#3707 5 months ago
Quoted from fossmin:

Thanks for sharing your post management technique. I always struggle with reassembly. This is great!

This is worth noting as well. Some thread on spacers are #8s so you have to make sure you place the correct post with the matching #8 threads in the corresponding places.

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#3708 5 months ago

Ready to complete the teardown of the playfield outside of the cabinet
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Need to pull and set up my notisserie
This is quite a process it takes up a lot of room.
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Playfield is out.

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#3709 5 months ago

Before I finish stripping the playfield I will neatly add correct color wiring for the wireform popper and top slingshot. image (resized).jpg
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Then pull the wiring needed

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#3710 5 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Curtis keeps working at it

Awesome! Keep up the great work, and remember, Pain is weakness leaving the body!!

#3711 5 months ago

The wiring that is missing from the head down is threaded in starting at where the added feature will be.
Once it makes it to the connector location it is clipped and inserted.

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#3712 5 months ago

Head connections are made. The rest can be done within the inner playfield wiring via tapping or daisy chaining.

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#3713 5 months ago

That ruler looks like the one my grade school teacher would smack our hands with if we were bad. Funny!

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#3714 5 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Curtis keeps working at it. Down 5lbs already and that is without us really zeroing in on his diet quite yet although I see him already making better choices there.
Today it was hot
He can do 15 good push ups now. Before even 5 was a struggle.
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Walking lunges with a kettlebell pass through. [quoted image]
Kettlebell rows form is much better [quoted image]
Farmers walk [quoted image]
Can run farther without stopping
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Kettlebell swings are easier he can do more with better form
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Getting solid numbers for the effort[quoted image][quoted image]

HEP making:

High End Pins
High End Pallets
and now High End People

I'm not sure if Curtis is looking forward to his HEP brand when you're done with him

#3715 5 months ago

Connections are made for the solenoid harness
Not too much thought needed on the sling
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Starting here I need to split the yellow and violet strand. I dont want to add a third 18 awg to this connector I made during the coil removal
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Instead I separate them
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Then use a smaller color correct wire to help them share the strand in a smaller footprint for the Molex pin
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This gives a easier to manage set of plugs. FC158F08-A39C-4FC9-BC4B-EC894EA85DAC (resized).jpeg

Solenoid Harness is now free
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And cleaned image (resized).jpg

#3716 5 months ago

Next is the lamp harness
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Because of the fragile daisy chains I will just terminate the strands onto plugs and make new wiring throughout from there.
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The plugs are keyed so they cannot be accidentally plugged into the solenoid harness B62DCA26-4F9D-4D89-BEE6-7415ACE90AB7 (resized).jpeg

#3717 5 months ago

I will also eliminate the fragile generic jumpers on the feature lamps.
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This one yellow/red image (resized).jpg
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This one yellow/blue
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This one yellow/red again
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This one yellow/green

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#3718 5 months ago

First feature lamp strand

Three wires start the chain
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Fished through or retied into the harness EC3AB178-8251-4C75-9FC2-E6B576FC67C2 (resized).jpeg
Next landing spot is desoldered clean 8CB6E4EA-CBD4-4F71-AE2C-E12F5CD39D39 (resized).jpeg
Wire is stripped but not cut so I can thread the socket like a needle 95806BCC-6AD0-4B7E-AAAE-BFFB8EECA63F (resized).jpeg

Threaded and soldered rinse repeat 93F57639-73EE-4F26-B021-10AEEC918CA2 (resized).jpeg

Strand is done
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These are out
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Why you might ask
1)They are more fragile and brittle than the actual harness wire and will break off the lugs easily. Just a couple wiggles and they break image (resized).jpg
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2)It makes lamp location and troubleshooting easier knowing the exact color combinations at a glance per socket compared to following generic color chains.

#3719 5 months ago

When removing these type of lamps it can be helpful to place small arrows so you don’t place them in the wrong holes at rebuild.

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#3720 5 months ago

Lamp harness is now removed with all the upgrades done to the harness itself.
Then cleaned

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#3721 5 months ago

I decided to wait until I had that in order before picking the evening beer.
Picked this up on Father’s Day when I was in Richmond visiting my parents.

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#3722 5 months ago

Now the switch harness. image (resized).jpg
Each switch will be on an individual plug or a bank will be made of sub assemblies depending on wire color and locations.

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#3723 5 months ago

This morning I start at the end of the Radical switch harness and will work my way back.

First is the trough area.
You have 4 switches one is mounted to a large plate which can be a pain to leave attached and clean the harness 8009AC08-30FA-40DD-8D55-5637E7E285D6 (resized).jpeg
To drive just these 4 switches we have 11 wires. This makes it sloppy and redundant.
It is the act of chaining at the switch the single thing they have in common which is the green/red wire that is creating this bulk.
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What I really need are just 5 wires.

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#3724 5 months ago

The main harness is freed from the switches and condensed down to the needed wires on an individual 5 pin plug. 3D163017-7C32-4955-AAE2-D9CB5007BA68 (resized).jpeg
Each switch is then wired color correct. This is done with a single green/red wire that is run in a neater pattern. F13D1E9B-5F6C-444F-BEEB-96404678D5E3 (resized).jpeg
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This configuration is longer and can easily be routed in a cleaner and more trouble free manner

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#3725 5 months ago

Now it is a sub assembly I can easily manage and frees the wiring up to better clean without the switch hooks getting tangled up.
This will be done throughout the entire switch harness

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#3726 5 months ago

I’m really enjoying following a Radical restore. Is there a link to your process of building the ball popper assembly in the upper corner and the parts needed for it? I’d like to add these features back into my game.

#3727 5 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Lamp harness is now removed with all the upgrades done to the harness itself.
Then cleaned[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

What steps do you use when cleaning the wiring harness?

Thanks

#3728 5 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Connections are made for the solenoid harness
Not too much thought needed on the sling
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Starting here I need to split the yellow and violet strand. I dont want to add a third 18 awg to this connector I made during the coil removal
[quoted image]
Instead I separate them
[quoted image]
Then use a smaller color correct wire to help them share the strand in a smaller footprint for the Molex pin
[quoted image]
This gives a easier to manage set of plugs. [quoted image]
Solenoid Harness is now free
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And cleaned [quoted image]

+1 for Shinedown song on your Apple Watch.

#3729 5 months ago

I don't remember if you've mentioned this in the past. When you reassemble the ball trough on a Sys11 / early WPC game, do you check the slope of the runway so that the ball doesn't damage the baffle by slamming into the leading edge?

#3730 5 months ago

Busy morning
Curtis and I are now on the same days and lifts for the 5X5 some of our weights are getting closer so that is helping reduce so much shuffling around between sets
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#3731 5 months ago

As soon as I finished doing that this months salmon supply showed up.
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Still on the Copper River Kings. Pricing is down to 29.99lb on the whole fish. Got a 20 pounder. I need to hurry up and get it sealed up. This time of the year it can spoil quickly

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#3732 5 months ago

Got that done and while mama fixes lunch I took a quick spin on my bike. Nice day!
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Lunch was served. Almost straight off the boat.

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#3733 5 months ago

Now back to work.
Switch harness is freed B2E860DC-570E-4702-8184-E757465F26B4 (resized).jpeg
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The harness now has nothing but plugs(Molex connectors that is)
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To clean it I put it in the sink
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Then soak it down with a orange based cleaner that is non corrosive 1AE370DE-1999-4B6D-ACEF-D13EDECCCE75 (resized).jpeg
Let that set then scrub with a paint brush covered in soap.

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#3734 5 months ago

After that rinse and hang to dry.
I don’t need to blow it dry but can and sometimes do but this time of the year and with the non corrosive cleaner it is not required.

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#3735 5 months ago

Just about done stripping the Radical playfield.
All that remains is remapping the GI and placing it on a harness.
I am going to do that before I remove it so I will be a step further ahead at rebuild.

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#3736 5 months ago
Quoted from Gornkleschnitzer:

I don't remember if you've mentioned this in the past. When you reassemble the ball trough on a Sys11 / early WPC game, do you check the slope of the runway so that the ball doesn't damage the baffle by slamming into the leading edge?

I do check the alignment but often it will need a tweak or two later to keep it from ejecting to hard or soft.
Most of the time I have those parts nickel plated due to metal conditions like this Radical
Up until somewhere in the WPC era they have a extra guide or shim these seem more robust and less flimsy than the later ones.

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#3737 5 months ago

Radical GI is sectioned and removed.

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#3738 5 months ago

Doing this eliminates these A8C08BAC-AEDD-4772-A0D0-5CCFE2C64E28 (resized).jpeg

The GI sections are placed with the switch sub assemblies.

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#3739 5 months ago

Radical playfield is now stripped complete image (resized).jpg
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Much of the metal will need extra attention.
These last two System 11 games have both had more than the normal amount of rust and corrosion.

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#3740 4 months ago

Found some time today to work on the Whirlwind prototype cabinet.
It is very important on this project to keep it as original as possible.

That being the case there will be trade offs.
First the inside
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Free the wiring BC5964BA-F536-47E6-AFBC-904C291C3B64 (resized).jpeg

I don’t want to sand it and lose the original overspray pattern so I use scuffing pads a vacuum and a tack rag to clean it without over sanding. 6865B834-FAB9-40DB-BC3E-EA21F9DC3E1A (resized).jpeg

#3741 4 months ago

I would like the speaker grill to fit a bit better. A4EA259D-E04C-4328-986B-FC11A426D283 (resized).jpeg
I enlarged the holes it lands on DB5ED54A-EFAB-46A5-93D0-10E7BC460EE2 (resized).jpeg
Regrain and place CDC9E2E5-CDF3-400B-B73B-D121DED8B5FE (resized).jpeg

Other grills are done as well.

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#3742 4 months ago

The front is torn down. 35558340-9E2E-4A62-9D5F-8B090C37E7DF (resized).jpeg

The shooter rod is rebuilt as the parts are the originals except the spring,washers rubber 65940A7B-3B2B-4F07-AACF-FCBBA9E2139E (resized).jpeg
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Coin door is refreshed F031D34E-3164-4CEF-8A61-BA3F3C26C971 (resized).jpeg
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The lockbar mech is swapped for a correct ct but nickel plated version. Not planning on going crazy with nickel but still want to address the corrosion and rust.

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#3743 4 months ago

Cleaning up the outside there are scuffs and scrapes.
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Things like this will come off C324B943-D54A-48EF-B1DF-8A3C03A2F049 (resized).jpeg
Polish usedDD59D173-B15D-4CBA-B7C9-21D44A078B13 (resized).jpeg

After rubbing lots of dirt comes off EB28AB4B-B1C2-4418-8D1F-3B97CE278024 (resized).jpeg

Makes the touch ups needed obvious. Nothing more or less

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#3744 4 months ago

Same process used on all sides.

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#3745 4 months ago

The rails are regrained
Starting a little rough 934A8A73-5C09-4098-8A0C-1850B716F8DF (resized).jpeg
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A red scotch brite is used carefully paying attention to the grain.

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#3746 4 months ago

New hinges are being used with a shim to keep them off the rails. 736FCA37-C9D3-4DBA-A6FD-514DD0F7B7F7 (resized).jpeg
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New flipper buttons as well. I like the orange because it is not too drastic a change but actually matches at least something on the cabinet unlike the red.

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#3747 4 months ago

Cabinet protectors placed and this side is done less the touch ups.

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#3748 4 months ago

The front left lower corner has a large potential chip out. I will do my best to make it solid without major surgery
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First I polish it
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Then clamp

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#3749 4 months ago

While that dries I do the other side
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#3750 4 months ago

Side done front done both less touch ups

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