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Home for the Gottlieb SYS1-SYS80B guys, Yep it's a club :)

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#4801 28 days ago

Any current sources for 27" Gottlieb legs? I need to get a set for a Buck Rogers. Has Williams legs on it for now but it is a bit too tall. Are they going to be reproduced?

If I can get some decent chrome ones I can evaporust them or if I can get decent painted legs I can always repaint them. Anyone have an extra old set stashed away?

#4802 28 days ago
Quoted from Robotworkshop:

Any current sources for 27" Gottlieb legs? I need to get a set for a Buck Rogers. Has Williams legs on it for now but it is a bit too tall. Are they going to be reproduced?
If I can get some decent chrome ones I can evaporust them or if I can get decent painted legs I can always repaint them. Anyone have an extra old set stashed away?

have you checked with pbresource to see if they have more repro in the works? they are the only ones I know of that normally sold them.

#4803 28 days ago
Quoted from BorgDog:

have you checked with pbresource to see if they have more repro in the works? they are the only ones I know of that normally sold them.

They showed out of stock but I will try e-mailing them.

#4804 27 days ago

27" legs seem hard to get, Marco is out also

#4805 27 days ago
Quoted from Robotworkshop:

They showed out of stock but I will try e-mailing them.

Don’t email Steve. Just call him.

#4806 27 days ago
Quoted from Timmo:

Don’t email Steve. Just call him.

I did get a response and they said they are expecting more in October so some are on the way. Still hope that that I can find a set before then but at least I know I'll be able to get them eventually.

#4807 27 days ago

I think I have my boards ready to test for my Buck Rogers. Just going through and repinning all the connectors. Quite a few pins going to the MPU had broken contacts with no connection. I don't mind crimping on all the new pins but popping out the old ones can be a huge pain. That is not my favorite part. If I can get that done tonight will see if I can get it going later this evening.

#4808 27 days ago
Quoted from Robotworkshop:

I did get a response and they said they are expecting more in October so some are on the way. Still hope that that I can find a set before then but at least I know I'll be able to get them eventually.

Email Jimmy and tell him to put your name on the list for the legs. That way when they arrive, yours get shipped out first before others call in and grab them or he will email you when they arrive. Either way let him know.

#4809 26 days ago
Quoted from Robotworkshop:

Any current sources for 27" Gottlieb legs? I need to get a set for a Buck Rogers. Has Williams legs on it for now but it is a bit too tall. Are they going to be reproduced?
If I can get some decent chrome ones I can evaporust them or if I can get decent painted legs I can always repaint them. Anyone have an extra old set stashed away?

I bought a set from PBResource a month or so ago. The web site says out of stock but he has some stored back.

#4810 26 days ago
Quoted from RGarriott:

I bought a set from PBResource a month or so ago. The web site says out of stock but he has some stored back.

Always call.

#4811 26 days ago

Where is the best place to get these?

Thanks!!

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#4812 26 days ago
Quoted from pinballslave:

Where is the best place to get these?
Thanks!!
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The pinball resource.

#4813 26 days ago
Quoted from pinballslave:

Where is the best place to get these?
Thanks!!
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PBResource. Just ordered some 2 wks ago for my robowar. They look good but what a pain in the a$$. They are hard to get on and even harder to get off.

#4815 26 days ago
Quoted from RGarriott:

They are hard to get on and even harder to get off.

Thanks for the PR tip guys!!

Sometimes they can be a nuisance, but I find 9 times out of 10 they go smoothly... I tend to start them by hand with a small twist so they bight, then use a wrench while my thumb is pressed on the head to encourage them on... sometimes they can grip the post too hard and mess the post thread up in the playfield, that's when things go bad and you have to fill the hole with a tooth-pick... at least that's what I do...

#4816 26 days ago
Quoted from pinballslave:

Thanks for the PR tip guys!!
Sometimes they can be a nuisance, but I find 9 times out of 10 they go smoothly... I tend to start them by hand with a small twist so they bight, then use a wrench while my thumb is pressed on the head to encourage them on... sometimes they can grip the post too hard and mess the post thread up in the playfield, that's when things go bad and you have to fill the hole with a tooth-pick... at least that's what I do...

I've had good luck using a shallow nut driver.

#4817 26 days ago

This tool from PBR also helps to hold the post in place when working with those acorn nuts. Fits perfectly under the plastics.
Part # GTB-26181+

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#4818 26 days ago
Quoted from gjm:

This tool from PBR also helps to hold the post in place when working with those acorn nuts. Fits perfectly under the plastics.

Now I know what I want for Christmas!!

#4819 26 days ago
Quoted from pinballslave:

Now I know what I want for Christmas!!

Great stocking stuffer

#4820 26 days ago

If a new coil (not installed) is supposed to read 12 ohms but instead reads 11.3, is that ok?
Is there a plus/minus range that is ok when checking?

#4821 25 days ago

Not all dmms are spot on accurate.
And even 2 identical meters could give you a different reading.

#4822 25 days ago
Quoted from gjm:

Great stocking stuffer

The one from Titan Pinball works great as well.

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#4823 25 days ago

I ordered that tool from PBResource when I ordered the nuts.

#4824 24 days ago

Hey all. In search of a 19 Position Single Sided Edge Connector for A1J6 on Sys80 MPUs. 4-4-4-3-4 (edit: corrected key arrangement) keyed/notched would be ideal. Please please please let me know if you have one. Not looking to buy the ones from Docent (too many bad experiences with those connectors).

#4825 24 days ago
Quoted from radial_head:

Hey all. In search of a 19 Position Single Sided Edge Connector for A1J6 on Sys80 MPUs. 4-4-4-4-3 keyed/notched would be ideal. Please please please let me know if you have one. Not looking to buy the ones from Docent (too many bad experiences with those connectors).

I have some donor harness and I can send you one for shipping. It's actually 4-4-4-3-4 (same as display connectors). It's got the IDC pins in it but they can be removed and replaced with standard .156 crimps

#4826 24 days ago
Quoted from Cheddar:

I have some donor harness and I can send you one for shipping. It's actually 4-4-4-3-4 (same as display connectors). It's got the IDC pins in it but they can be removed and replaced with standard .156 crimps

THE LEGENDARY CHEDDAR COMING THROUGH.

Sending you a PM right now.

#4827 23 days ago

First post for help....

I bought a Panthera a month or so ago. My first Gottlieb sys 80. Originally played with a few issues. Some lights were on all the time, some not on. 2 of 3 white drop targets would immediately drop. It was recommended that I repin all connectors, I replaced all except double sided. Now lights up and makes sound, but not the initial sound. Wont start

#4828 23 days ago
Quoted from Dwboca:

First post for help....
I bought a Panthera a month or so ago. My first Gottlieb sys 80. Originally played with a few issues. Some lights were on all the time, some not on. 2 of 3 white drop targets would immediately drop. It was recommended that I repin all connectors, I replaced all except double sided. Now lights up and makes sound, but not the initial sound. Wont start

The first thing to do on any Gottlieb is to do the ground mods - the ones on the transformer and the ones on the circuit boards.
If they have not been done, check here : https://pinwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=Gottlieb_System_80#Ground_updates

#4829 23 days ago
Quoted from Dwboca:

First post for help....
I bought a Panthera a month or so ago. My first Gottlieb sys 80. Originally played with a few issues. Some lights were on all the time, some not on. 2 of 3 white drop targets would immediately drop. It was recommended that I repin all connectors, I replaced all except double sided. Now lights up and makes sound, but not the initial sound. Wont start

Repin the mpu to driver board cable (the double sided one) That one is a must. Do your displays work but just show 1s and or 0s? If so, it is likely the kill switch in the door. That needs to be closed or the game won't start.

#4830 23 days ago
Quoted from Zigzagzag:

The first thing to do on any Gottlieb is to do the ground mods - the ones on the transformer and the ones on the circuit boards.
If they have not been done, check here : https://pinwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=Gottlieb_System_80#Ground_updates

Will read this then do, thanks for link

#4831 23 days ago
Quoted from Mad_Dog_Coin_Op:

Repin the mpu to driver board cable (the double sided one) That one is a must. Do your displays work but just show 1s and or 0s? If so, it is likely the kill switch in the door. That needs to be closed or the game won't start.

I guess I'll have to read more about this one and execute. This looks much harder than others. Displays don't have any numbers, as of now

#4832 22 days ago
Quoted from Mad_Dog_Coin_Op:Repin the mpu to driver board cable (the double sided one) That one is a must. Do your displays work but just show 1s and or 0s? If so, it is likely the kill switch in the door. That needs to be closed or the game won't start.

I thought those bifurcated crimps were obsolete and impossible to find now. Is there an alternative that works well?

#4833 22 days ago

These guys have them already on the wires. I'm not sure if they are real or knockoffs.

https://www.docentelectronics.com/httpdocs/AmusementGames/Pinball/Gottlieb/system%2080.htm

I have personally been making the MPU to Driver cables for years with all NOS parts but my supply is beginning to run dry also. I only have enough parts to make another dozen.

#4834 22 days ago
Quoted from Mad_Dog_Coin_Op:

These guys have them already on the wires. I'm not sure if they are real or knockoffs.
https://www.docentelectronics.com/httpdocs/AmusementGames/Pinball/Gottlieb/system%2080.htm
I have personally been making the MPU to Driver cables for years with all NOS parts but my supply is beginning to run dry also. I only have enough parts to make another dozen.

Yeah I've dealt with Docent before. I don't know what kind of supply he has, but for personal reasons, I'd rather not deal with him again. I'd like to just find a suitable alternative instead.

#4835 22 days ago

This post has a link to a guy who has them at .30 each https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/where-to-buy-obsolete-gottlieb-sys-80-edge-connector-crimp-terminals#post-3760284

Each interconnect takes 66 of these if you double up the GND and 5V

#4836 22 days ago
Quoted from Cheddar:

This post has a link to a guy who has them at .30 each https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/where-to-buy-obsolete-gottlieb-sys-80-edge-connector-crimp-terminals#post-3760284
Each interconnect takes 66 of these if you double up the GND and 5V

Also for the short cables if you attempt to reuse the wire they can be too short after cutting off the old crimps

#4837 22 days ago

FYI, PBR is now saying November for restock of 27" legs.

#4838 22 days ago

Guys and gals,
Looking for a plastic for the Spider-Man. A-19721. The one with the skyscraper on it. Stock photo below. Mine has a pretty large corner missing.

And i know it’s not this thread, but none the less a Gottlieb…ISO a rebound bracket for an EM I got that was missing it. Image also attached. Let me know if you can help me out with one, or the other, or perhaps both!

Thanks, Chad

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EDIT: I've got the EM rebound bracket coming. Should be to me this weekend. Thanks gjm!! Still looking for the A-19721 Spiderman plastic.

#4839 22 days ago
Quoted from Cheddar:

This post has a link to a guy who has them

Each interconnect takes 66 of these if you double up the GND and 5V

Unfortunately that's Bob Robert's, his site shows that its been down since 2016.

#4840 22 days ago
Quoted from FLASHBALL:

Unfortunately that's Bob Robert's, his site shows that its been down since 2016.

My apologies, I dug into my emails and this is where I made my last order https://www.arcadepartsandrepair.com/store/pinball-kits-parts/pinball-parts/bifurcated-edge-connector-split-pins-18-24-awg-100-pack-me1004/

#4841 21 days ago
Quoted from FLASHBALL:

Unfortunately that's Bob Robert's, his site shows that its been down since 2016.

Try the link in this post https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/bob-roberts-alive

#4842 21 days ago
Quoted from REGNE:

Guys and gals,
Looking for a plastic for the Spider-Man. A-19721. The one with the skyscraper on it. Stock photo below. Mine has a pretty large corner missing.
And i know it’s not this thread, but none the less a Gottlieb…ISO a rebound bracket for an EM I got that was missing it. Image also attached. Let me know if you can help me out with one, or the other, or perhaps both!
Thanks, Chad
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If you can get someone to scan the original, Mr_Tantrum can make you a replica.

#4843 20 days ago
Quoted from REGNE:

And i know it’s not this thread, but none the less a Gottlieb…ISO a rebound bracket for an EM I got that was missing it. Image also attached. Let me know if you can help me out with one, or the other, or perhaps both!

http://pbresource.com/signatur.html Pinball Resource has reproduced them in the past, although they currently show as out of stock. I suggest inquiring; I strongly suspect they will re-run them when they can.

#4844 20 days ago
Quoted from REGNE:

Guys and gals,
Looking for a plastic for the Spider-Man. A-19721. The one with the skyscraper on it. Stock photo below. Mine has a pretty large corner missing.
And i know it’s not this thread, but none the less a Gottlieb…ISO a rebound bracket for an EM I got that was missing it. Image also attached. Let me know if you can help me out with one, or the other, or perhaps both!
Thanks, Chad
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Post in the looking for EM parts thread, fairly common EM part. I'll check my stash but dont think I have one myself.

#4845 20 days ago
Quoted from REGNE:

Guys and gals,
Looking for a plastic for the Spider-Man. A-19721. The one with the skyscraper on it. Stock photo below. Mine has a pretty large corner missing.
And i know it’s not this thread, but none the less a Gottlieb…ISO a rebound bracket for an EM I got that was missing it. Image also attached. Let me know if you can help me out with one, or the other, or perhaps both!
Thanks, Chad
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I have the rebound bracket, I will pm you.

#4846 20 days ago

Hey everyone,

I have a couple of System 80 displays where the backing tape/adhesive holding the glass to the circuit board has given up (maybe dried out?). Any suggestions on what to buy to stick the glass back on?

#4847 20 days ago
Quoted from vipe155:

Hey everyone,
I have a couple of System 80 displays where the backing tape/adhesive holding the glass to the circuit board has given up (maybe dried out?). Any suggestions on what to buy to stick the glass back on?

I use this stuff https://www.homedepot.com/p/3M-Scotch-1-in-x-11-1-yds-Permanent-Double-Sided-Extreme-Mounting-Tape-414-LONGDC/205507375

#4848 19 days ago
Quoted from vipe155:

Hey everyone,
I have a couple of System 80 displays where the backing tape/adhesive holding the glass to the circuit board has given up (maybe dried out?). Any suggestions on what to buy to stick the glass back on?

After cleaning off the old glue and tape residue with denatured alcohol, I just use a dime-size glob of clear silicone adhesive under the top two corners. It sticks well but can still be popped loose if ever needed. The main advantage is that it keeps a small gap behind the glass while still making really good contact over a potentially uneven, rough, or warped surface, and you have quite a bit of time to adjust position if needed before it sets up.

With tape, I always worry about failure with age, heat, or not making enough initial contact. And if the tape is too good (I actually have some that sticks as well as super-glue) you're never removing that display without breaking the PCB or the glass.

FWIW, I have original display boards with serial numbers that match my game, and with the silicone method, over the years I have been able to replace the glass tubes as needed without trouble.

#4849 19 days ago

Hopefully I dont get shot for this but I had to save this Alien Star. Or as I'm calling it now "Alien Scar"! The playfield was too bad to save so I decided to sand it down to a flat surface and then cleared it. I figured I'd get it all working that way when/if they repop the playfield I'll be ready. I actually like how it turned out and I am happy to have a playing game that I had been looking for for a very long time. Next up is Ice Fever. I'm using rubber rings I had on hand so thats a little hodge podge at the moment and PBResourse sent me the wrong caps but other than that its done for now.
-Jim
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#4850 19 days ago
Quoted from jim5six:

Hopefully I dont get shot for this but I had to save this Alien Star. Or as I'm calling it now "Alien Scar"! The playfield was too bad to save so I decided to sand it down to a flat surface and then cleared it. I figured I'd get it all working that way when/if they repop the playfield I'll be ready. I actually like how it turned out and I am happy to have a playing game that I had been looking for for a very long time. Next up is Ice Fever. I'm using rubber rings I had on hand so thats a little hodge podge at the moment and PBResourse sent me the wrong caps but other than that its done for now.
-Jim
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Should have went all the way and called it a whitewood.

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