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HEP This Week 8-19-19


By High_End_Pins

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“EBD Trim legs will be black regardless ”

  • Stainless/Factory 35 votes
    31%
  • Blacked out 54 votes
    48%
  • Painted Gold matched to cabinet 24 votes
    21%

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#4351 16 days ago

The playfield is then pulled out of the cabinet and left to dry down just a few in the heat before I bring it back in and blow it off with compressed air.
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The cabinet is flipped to drain.
There is only one or two things I need out of that so I will pull those out and bust the cabinet up for the dumpster.

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#4352 16 days ago

What chemicals are you spraying on, and are you letting it sit on the parts for a certain amount of time?

#4353 16 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

The playfield is then pulled out of the cabinet and left to dry down just a few in the heat before I bring it back in and blow it off with compressed air. The cabinet is flipped to drain. There is only one or two things I need out of that so I will pull those out and bust the cabinet up for the dumpster.

Wish you were closer. Can always use cabinets like this. Seems such a shame to bust 'em up but I understand you can't save everything.

#4354 16 days ago

As crazy as that "hose the whole game" method looks, it's genius. My least favorite part of tearing down & shopping an old game like that is my hands turning black every five minutes from the grimy old parts. Hate having filthy hands so I'm constantly washing them during the job. Then when I'm done my fingertips are black for days.

#4355 16 days ago
Quoted from yancy:

As crazy as that "hose the whole game" method looks, it's genius. My least favorite part of tearing down & shopping an old game like that is my hands turning black every five minutes from the grimy old parts. Hate having filthy hands so I'm constantly washing them during the job. Then when I'm done my fingertips are black for days.

I know some of these games you really have to prewash them.

I got what I needed out of the lower cabinet. 1CA451B4-3C4B-48A5-BB83-56A148B1AB24 (resized).jpeg
Not much some basic stuff so already have spares of (probably already plated or regrained )
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Harness
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Then I will sit down with and go through placing all new zip ties and connectors.
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#4356 15 days ago

Old zip ties
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All new zip ties
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Now I can replace things like the line filter,flipper button switched and power switch.
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I will also create some subassemblies and install a new power cord

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#4357 15 days ago

Erasing 2013 one sip at a time.
Shitty year good beer.

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#4358 15 days ago

HG gets a new power switch.
This involves color correct wiring and double short/lead protection F0DC42DD-2700-468C-97DF-1F0C1BDCB958 (resized).jpeg
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It is then gathered up with zip ties
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Now it has a plug and can be neatly routed with the added real estate.

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#4359 15 days ago

Hosing down the whole assembled game is 100% a Hank move.

#4360 15 days ago

Same process with the button switches
These get caps to lower the arcing.
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The idea is to keep them from turning back into this.

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#4361 15 days ago
Quoted from epthegeek:

Hosing down the whole assembled game is 100% a Hank move.

I spared the head

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#4362 15 days ago

New cord line filter made up image (resized).jpg
Lower cabinet harness done and inventoried. image (resized).jpg
Now I can start tackling the playfield.

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#4363 15 days ago

New playfield is ready to build
I cleared sanded and polished it a couple of weeks ago or so.
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Nice thin slick clear.
Not overdone will make for the best possible player and durability.
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The inserts look more seamless this way. Not sunken(too little build material) nor mounded(too much build material)
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Thus doesn’t mean inserts or material can’t possibly settle later it just means right now pre build it is as nice as it possibly can be and that what you are looking for and is all you can ask for.

#4364 15 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

More stuff floating around in the cabinet
A Brentwood Country Club card in a Centaur pinball machine.

Interesting.
I know PJ
I believe I bought a Rockmakers from him years ago. He is still around LA.
And The Pinball Warehouse in Northridge on Tampa rings a bell
I believe they went out of business yrs ago.

#4365 15 days ago
Quoted from yancy:

As crazy as that "hose the whole game" method looks, it's genius. My least favorite part of tearing down & shopping an old game like that is my hands turning black every five minutes from the grimy old parts. Hate having filthy hands so I'm constantly washing them during the job. Then when I'm done my fingertips are black for days.

Nitrite gloves.... not hoses

#4366 15 days ago

I've tried! You'd think a thin glove wouldn't make me the clumsiest person on earth, but it does. I can't even hang onto a screw.

#4367 15 days ago
Quoted from yancy:

I've tried! You'd think a thin glove wouldn't make me the clumsiest person on earth, but it does. I can't even hang onto a screw.

Plus it makes my hands really sweaty...gross

#4368 15 days ago

Just about ready to flip the HG playfield and start on the underside.
All the metal has easily polished up thanks to the pre cleaning.
Going with red wafers on this one

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#4369 15 days ago

Here comes the fun part.

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#4370 15 days ago

I'd do orange pop skirts maybe to match the basketball if you aren't too far to swap. Might look good. Man, I love Harlem. One of my absolute faves.

#4371 15 days ago
Quoted from treborlicec:

I'd do orange pop skirts maybe to match the basketball if you aren't too far to swap.

I'm not sure orange would pop enough against the hardwood floor background of the most visible bumper. Loving red on this one.

Not tryin' to shoot you down, just thinking out loud.

#4372 15 days ago

Will be going with all new flipper assemblies,sockets and coils
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I use either single lead sockets or dual.
In this case I am using single because of an overstock of them and running insulated wire in place of the bare wire threaded through solder terminals
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This is done so the socket can be installed on top of the terminal and easy serviced.
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#4373 15 days ago

I'm sure you've answered this before, but my search came up empty. What what solder lug terminals are you using under your lamp sockets?

#4374 15 days ago
Quoted from JDissen87:

I'm sure you've answered this before, but my search came up empty. What what solder lug terminals are you using under your lamp sockets?

http://pinrestore.com/Hardware.html
near the bottom of the page, labeled as 'solder lugs' ( $1 for a pack of 8 )

#4375 14 days ago

Packed the TOM/IJ shipment and TZ up yesterday

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#4376 14 days ago

Got the HG lower braided and up on legs.

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#4377 14 days ago

All the HG feature lamps are down and looped together.

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#4378 14 days ago

HG GI is placed.I switch from staple down to screw down any and everywhere possible.
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Each socket must be checked for interference before securing it. Sometimes directions or screw styles are changed with that in mind.
Here is an example.

This run of sockets are staples originally 0032BB30-5DD4-4CAF-856C-3D45ACB02B71 (resized).jpeg
The reason is most likely that if the screwed down style were used the screws or leads could drag the playfield runners.
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By making sure the leads are turned to the inside. 28EB3FC3-FDFA-47AD-877F-85DD637C1F67 (resized).jpeg
Then using countersinking screws
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I am able to create the run with more serviceable sockets but without the concerns noted.

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#4379 14 days ago

Now I can start working toward loosening the main harness.

I will do this in sections and rebuild then place parts as they come off

During that process I will clip and resolder all connections for parts I am reusing like the roll over switches.
Removing the browned tubing and replacing at as I do. 10B1B5AF-CF97-49C9-8A8D-5A6DB9BA694F (resized).jpeg
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Connectors used where it helps servicing or rebuild.
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The beat coil assemblies are replaced and swapped with plated brackets.
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Parts once rebuilt and reworked are then placed.

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#4380 14 days ago

As I place the roll over actuators I swap the 1/4 inch hex heads out for mini Phillips.
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The reason is that those hex heads tend to drag on the actuator wire as highlighted
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This is a much better way to attach for two reasons
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2) no clearance issues at all

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#4381 14 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

I swap the 1/4 inch hex heads out for mini Phillips.

Another great tip from the Master, thanks for sharing, again!

#4383 14 days ago

Its Friday evening.
Note Exhibit Z

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#4384 13 days ago

Working through the switches and placement
First the hardware needs to be blacked out
Doesn’t need to be great just black not rust 3E79FA98-3929-44ED-9AC0-65FD5C018BBE (resized).jpeg
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Then blacked out with metal etch primer. It gives a dull finish stand alone but it easily bites into and erases the rust in a quick step.
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Then to start mapping those switches out I am using a switch template
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Reason being the dimples are either non existent or really off/poorly marked
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I line it up for maximum performance or fit
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Then take it away but leave the template.
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That gets screwed in place temporarily
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#4385 13 days ago

Now that template is removed.
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It gives a much more accurate alignment and the holes easily accept the actual screws when finally placed. E054921E-2AF0-4282-A94C-F7369C6025EA (resized).jpeg

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#4386 10 days ago

HG playfield wiring is complete. image (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpg

All switches were rebuilt with new tubing,fresh wire ,new caps and diodes with short protection placed on plugs individually or as sub assemblies.
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The GI was completely reworked and reconfigured.
It also is all new with short protections and plugs per area.

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#4387 10 days ago

All coils are new and placed in nickel plated brackets depending on application and stock.

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#4388 10 days ago

Astounding work mate. I hope to one day own one of your pins. How many Sorcerers have you done?

#4389 9 days ago

A late TOM Question...Have you ever found it necessary to use this fix for the TOM trunk? https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/tom-trunk-error-leons-fix-anyone-done-this

#4390 9 days ago
Quoted from punkin:

Astounding work mate. I hope to one day own one of your pins. How many Sorcerers have you done?

Thanks. I have a Sorcerer here to do. Should be coming up soon.

#4391 9 days ago
Quoted from lynnpin:

A late TOM Question...Have you ever found it necessary to use this fix for the TOM trunk? https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/tom-trunk-error-leons-fix-anyone-done-this

Never found it necessary with a properly built and serviced trunk assembly but this last TOM came in with the board and it did work well.

#4392 9 days ago

The last two days I have been a little limited.
On Sunday night I noticed my left calf was swollen from the knee to the ankle.
Knowing this could be as simple as a muscle strain or as serious as a blood clot I waited until Monday morning to see my regular doctor.
He examined it and they did an ultrasound. No clot was found so that was good but I have to limit my standing,elevate and ice my leg a few times a day if I want it to heal quickly.
This makes it a little tougher to do pinball work

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#4393 9 days ago

I rebuilt the transformer assembly on the HG.
This included a new board and making a new harness.

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#4394 9 days ago

The sound board was serviced. All other boards are replaced.

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#4395 9 days ago

Head is installed on lower and the cabinet is neatly wired.

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#4396 9 days ago

Now to build some coin doors.
I am going to build one for the HG and one for the special Centaur.
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I put on my compression socks and will rest my leg on the bosa ball to keep tension off it.
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Meatmen on the radio this song is the anti Beatles rant lol!

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#4397 9 days ago

Bad coin door skin from Marco
Just spotted this. image (resized).jpg

The base won’t fit.
Lines up on this side. image (resized).jpg

Not on this side. image (resized).jpg

Here is the problem tabs on the right at in the wrong spot.
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I get so tired of this lousy parts situation.
I already returned this pair of skins due to scratches now this problem. Seems like there is just no QC anymore at all.

#4398 9 days ago

Are you able to break the tabs loose, then re-position and use jb weld or epoxy to hold them? Not ideal for sure.

#4399 9 days ago
Quoted from treborlicec:

Are you able to break the tabs loose, then re-position and use jb weld or epoxy to hold them? Not ideal for sure.

I could probably rig it up if needed but luckily I have a stash of these so I just grab a good one.

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#4400 8 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Meatmen on the radio this song is the anti Beatles rant lol![quoted image]

The Meatmen has some good stuff as well as funny. Listen to We’re the Meatmen and you Still Suck”. All the songs are good. You’ll get a good laugh too.

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