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HEP This Week 7-27-2020


By High_End_Pins

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“EBD Trim legs will be black regardless ”

  • Stainless/Factory 35 votes
    31%
  • Blacked out 54 votes
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  • Painted Gold matched to cabinet 24 votes
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#4501 11 months ago
Quoted from DBLM:

Hi Chris, are there any pins that you have ever wanted to work your magic on but have not had the opportunity?

There are a few all based on art and painted cabinets that I think I could really do some great work on.
Nitro Groundshaker
Six Million Dollar man

Like the car on the NG and the jet on the other plus the whole red white and blue thing.

#4502 11 months ago

Curtis continues to train. We had a hot day for it today so short and sweet was the method used.
Starts off very confident. 7A1AEF48-5C23-4998-8C85-825E01C348FB (resized).jpeg
A few sprints ,some battle ropes and some ball slams later.
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He is done. EA76F3BF-1302-4C85-B3C3-8B2A36480FAD (resized).jpeg
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He has been working his ass off lately both at home at his job he and his girlfriend of 6 years are expecting their first child.

#4503 11 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

No. We let the youngest son name the pets so he will have a little more interest in it.
He picked Maverick this time off the movie Surfs Up I believe.
Last one he named Ratchet because he played a game called Ratchet and Clank at the time.
Crazy how the autistic mind works sometimes.

Tell me about it. My son could barely speak and he completely learned by himself numerical values for every letter based on their sequence (e.g. A=1, M=13, Z=26). Lots of amazing things, but my favorite is that he can calculate cubes and cube roots (and even higher powers) for any 3 and many 4 digit numbers instantly in his head and call them out (I'm much slower on my iPhone calculator, and he is always right).

#4504 11 months ago

Going with the Big Bad Baptist tonight. image (resized).jpg
I have been working on the Centaur all day. This is all that has been transferred so far.
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The process of rebuilding each part with connectors new diodes,caps and short protections can be very tedious and time consuming.
Target example
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Reconfiguring the GI is also something that takes a little thought process
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This has to be modified on both the old and onto the new as I go so it will flow once I free the harness
This means I can terminate some runs in the process further simplifying it for the end user but complicating it for myself. image (resized).jpg
The jet bumpers are in good order now.

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#4505 11 months ago

Congratulations to you and Curtis!

#4506 11 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

BSD cabinet based and cleared

Yes, I have been waiting patiently for this BSD to pop out. I am restoring one and my cabinet with radcals is almost done. Looking forward to the Mirco playfield evaluation for missing dimples, etc.

#4507 11 months ago

Very excited today. My package from Denmark arrived!!59BB0C0B-6411-45A2-B681-8DF4C33552AF (resized).jpeg

#4508 11 months ago

What is it?

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#4509 11 months ago

A very heavy duty wheelborrow?
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No

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#4510 11 months ago

It’s this.

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#4511 11 months ago

I see it came with the Beer cup holder!

#4512 11 months ago

What does it do?
Nothing unless you power it.

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#4513 11 months ago
Quoted from meSz:

I see it came with the Beer cup holder!

I already felt drunk just trying to get the hang of it.

#4514 11 months ago

There goes the rest of Friday's productivity! LOL

--Donnie

#4515 11 months ago

As fast as fast can be, You will never catch Chris!

#4516 11 months ago
Quoted from heni1977:

As fast as fast can be, You will never catch Chris!

Hahaha.

I feel like he should slow his videos down to about half speed. Bet he'd look even more drunk. Or double the speed and go all Benny Hill.

--Donnie

#4517 11 months ago
Quoted from djb_rh:

Benny Hill.

Hahahahaha! Benny Hill, should have thought of that one!

#4518 11 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

What does it do?
Nothing unless you power it.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Wait.
Don’t tell me...

It’s a Traumatic Brain Injury prep device, right?
(Humor me and wear a helmet, Chris)

#4519 11 months ago
Quoted from Jerol:

Wait.
Don’t tell me...
It’s a Traumatic Brain Injury prep device, right?
(Humor me and wear a helmet, Chris)

Definitely wearing a helmet on that thing. I was just assembling and tuning it there.
Hopefully it will be a reasonable replacement for running because that is starting to wear out the knees.

#4520 11 months ago

Put a helmet on! You are too important to pinball to suffer head trauma (well, I assume your family probably thinks you're important too).

Seriously, I've had 3 road bike wrecks where I hit my head on the pavement - 2 were at 20+ MPH and the other I was barely moving but still hit my head on the concrete. Busted helmets and had minor concussions on the high speed falls, but w/o a helmet I would have suffered far worse.

#4521 11 months ago

Aaahhh a three wheeled skin remover.

Last year i bought a trail bike and started learning the skills i had from 40 years of road bikes all over again. Every time i walked into the pub all busted up someone would remind me that there there was a document i needed to read properly.
My birth certificate
I've stopped using the trail bike as i have found that pinball gives me about the same exercise without the chance of riding off a cliff.

Looks like good exercise mate.

#4522 11 months ago

The wire harness is pulled from Centaur
Still working through the many mechs.
Two of the worst are out of the way.

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#4523 11 months ago

The wiring harness is fully cleaned with the plugs integrated

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#4524 11 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

The wire harness is pulled from Centaur
Still working through the many mechs.
Two of the worst are out of the way.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

How do you manage to ger the mecs so clean?

#4525 11 months ago
Quoted from Nihonmasa:

How do you manage to ger the mecs so clean?

I use several different methods depending on what the mech is or what shows.
First would be a standard wash with a non corrosive citrus based cleaner.

A step further would be a ultrasonic cleaning.

After that either break down and hand polish each part bracket and screw with Flitz Metal polish

Or use freshly nickel plated parts

Sometimes a combination of all the above but in general just whatever it takes to get the mechs looking nice overall.

#4526 11 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

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Very cool! What is it and where do you get it?

#4527 11 months ago
Quoted from Toucanf16:

Very cool! What is it and where do you get it?

It’s a Me-Mover fit 2.3.
It is essentially a moving step machine.
What I like about it is that it engages the opposite direction of traditional peddling. The up stroke or lifting of the leg generates the movement. Makes for a much different workout.
Me-mover is the company that makes and sells it.
You can get the 2.0 version on close out some places for about half the price but that was the initial model and it has seen three or four revisions since then.

#4528 11 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Me-mover is the company that makes and sells it.

Do they make a motorized version for old fat guys ?

LTG : )

#4530 11 months ago

Working through the Centaur wiring.
Looking back at where this game all started months ago with the playfield work,cabinet paint now this it is quite a journey to get here.
On Centaur they remote the diodes for the trough switches
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Some borrow the same wire.
It makes for clutter and confusion where it isn’t really needed.
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I place those diodes in line inside of shrink tube and make it a sub assembly.

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#4531 11 months ago

Just about ready to start working the original harness in

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#4532 11 months ago

Almost done wiring the Centaur playfield with a little help from a Pirate and a Hooker
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#4533 11 months ago

Centaur playfield is now in the cabinet then powered up for testing.

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#4534 11 months ago

As a primarily Williams guy, I find the workings of this ball trough mystifying and fascinating.

Carry on.

#4535 11 months ago

I searched but could not find, what is the non-corrosive citrus based cleaner you use? Thanks in advance.

#4536 11 months ago
Quoted from hawknole:

I searched but could not find, what is the non-corrosive citrus based cleaner you use? Thanks in advance.

Orange power?

#4537 11 months ago

Lol @ TJ Hooker
Your aging me.

#4538 11 months ago

Special Centaur is just about finished.

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#4539 11 months ago

Centaur is all done. Should get it outside for pictures later today.

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#4540 11 months ago

Great work once again Chris. Looking forward to seeing the picture gallery.

#4541 11 months ago

Bring on Black Knight...

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#4542 11 months ago

Centaur finished.

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#4543 11 months ago

More cabinet

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#4544 11 months ago

Playfield

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#4545 11 months ago

Inside.

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#4546 11 months ago

Just gorgeous!

#4547 11 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

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Are you doing a pic with the backglass lit up?

#4548 11 months ago

I need a cigarette......

#4549 11 months ago

Holy shit, those pop bumper "caps" are genius. I'm considering doing my Centaur without any red plastic, and couldn't come up with a good bumper solution. Until now. I'd love to see what those look like when lit.

#4550 11 months ago

Noticed you stuck with the linear flipper mechs. Was that customer's choice or your choice? I've heard differing opinions on those, but I haven't heard the HEP opinion.

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