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Hercules owners club

By Fishbeadtwo

7 years ago


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#1 7 years ago

Just got one today and will be looking into ways to make it reliable for high volume play. Also seeking tips on alternate balls to replace the cue ball it came with...

Thanks,
Charlie

2 years later
#2 5 years ago

Just joined the club. Anyone ever use leds in the inserts with success? Apparently you can turn a switch setting on Superman to off to kill bulb warming. I haven't found the same setting on herc.

#3 4 years ago

I am part of the club. I am looking for someone who can scan me the apron so I can reproduce it.

4 years later
#4 11 months ago

Doing a full restoration and just added this mod.

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#5 11 months ago

I did that exact same "mod" to mine about five years ago. I'm also using a track ball in the game that lights up blue when next to the pops. I'd post pictures but I can't as my main computer is down right now. How did you mount your light and what did you use?

John

#6 11 months ago

I got glued purple strip lights to the bottom plate of the bumpers.

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#7 11 months ago

All done my restore. Had to make my own stencils.

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#8 11 months ago

Here’s my Hercules in Flippers Arcade in Grandy, NC next to my other Atari’s.

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#9 11 months ago

I have been to Flippers. You have a fantastic collection of games there! I see you added pinstadium lighting to Hercules

#10 11 months ago

Just joined the club. Love this game.

Cant wait to unload and bring it in!

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#11 11 months ago
Quoted from emk101:

Just joined the club. Love this game.
Cant wait to unload and bring it in!
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Congrats! Looks like you got a nice one. Its such a fun game. I have over 20 games in my collection and Hercules always gets all the attention from guests.

#12 11 months ago
Quoted from emk101:

Just joined the club. Love this game.
Cant wait to unload and bring it in!
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Wow where’d you score one of these?? That’s awesome! Definitely a game I’d love to add to the collection!

3 months later
#13 7 months ago

Just pulled a Hercules out of a barn in northern Iowa about a month ago. It was stored away for the past 20 years. He said he owned it for a total of 30 years. Planning on doing a full restore. I need help with getting stencils if possible? Also would like to get a hold of somebody who can go through the boards to get them working and to make sure they are up to par? Does anybody have any contact information for the guy in Texas that repairs the Atari boards?

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Jeremiah

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#14 7 months ago
Quoted from Gritty:

All done my restore. Had to make my own stencils.
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Gritty you wouldn’t still happen to have those stencils would you?

#15 7 months ago
Quoted from ubpin:

Gritty you wouldn’t still happen to have those stencils would you?

No sorry, get some clear thin lexan sheets and trace and excato knife them out. Its time consuming but not hard to do.

#16 7 months ago
Quoted from Gritty:

No sorry, get some clear thin lexan sheets and trace and excato knife them out. Its time consuming but not hard to do.

Gritty no worries, thanks for the reply!

3 months later
#17 3 months ago

Is there anyone who can send me a scan from the instruction card for Hercules?
I've got a few score cards, but anything is helpful.

Peter
www.inkochnito.nl

2 weeks later
#18 83 days ago

Finally made time for Hercules today. Big shout out to Cliff Haun for getting this thing booting up and showing signs of life.

Today was the first game that was played since the machine left cedar point. There is nothing quite like the feeling of owning the exact game you played as a kid.

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#19 40 days ago

I need some help with the power wiring in the backbox. Does anyone know how the 2 filter capacitors are connected? I foolishly removed both of mine without taking a photo. I found the attached photo of the area online, but I need to see the wires that would be just off-camera where the caps are connected.

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#20 4 days ago

I finally resolved this Hercules wiring question when I found this power supply diagram. The capacitors are connected across BR1 and BR3:

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