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IJ Williams "You Cheat, Dr. Jones!" Club

By RDReynolds

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#9201 57 days ago
Quoted from PtownPin:

Pretty crazy what nice IJ's are selling for these days....

here is Canada these go for a little less but I have not seen a good example yet, most are really beat to hell, which is why I ended up importing mine from the US.

#9202 57 days ago
Quoted from Pin_Fandango:

here is Canada these go for a little less but I have not seen a good example yet, most are really beat to hell, which is why I ended up importing mine from the US.

It's always a challenge to find nice IJ's, and since its very unlikely they will ever get remade they become harder and harder to find. Seems like nice examples in the USA are selling for 13K+

#9203 56 days ago

Prices seem to be selling somewhere between 12k and 14k which to me is crazy money. Most are more like average to good condition not fully restored. I just bought a really nice example from a Pinsider this year in March for $7800 which would sell so fast now at that price. Crazy to see the price jump over 5k if I sold it now.

#9204 56 days ago
Quoted from Mikespinball:

Prices seem to be selling somewhere between 12k and 14k which to me is crazy money. Most are more like average to good condition not fully restored. I just bought a really nice example from a Pinsider this year in March for $7800 which would sell so fast now at that price. Crazy to see the price jump over 5k if I sold it now.

Ya nuts is right I got one this year and almost done a full restore too it too better then new should be worth a mint if I sold

#9205 54 days ago

A while back I saw someone making a coin door sticker for the blank spot, any idea where to get one?

#9206 54 days ago

shout out to Trogdor for being so kind and sending me his antidote. Installed and now the game is 95% better than what it was.
No more SDTM nor left drains after the ball is kicked out AND, last but not least, the mode start is now doable in 9 out 10 times with the odd bounce which is tolerable and acceptable in the world of pinball. It was particularly bad for me before this mod, maybe because there was an unnecessary cliffy installed (now removed), no offence to the cliffy lovers, but those things only cause issues in all my games.

Thank you Ricochet for a great mod.
FYI, I still need a 2nd one, for another IJ so please do not take me off your list for when the new badge is ready.

On a side note, in 2 different occasions, with weak-ish shots, the balls stayed held by the antidote shield/bracket (or whatever you call the clingy part), the ball would fall int the saucer with a little nudge but what wondering if I need to correct this or bend something? Is the shield leading edge supposed to be taller or lower than ball? it is lower on mine.

Thanks again! Trogdor and Ricochet

#9207 54 days ago

Does anyone have a good solution or mod to protect the diode that's attached to the mini pf switch just above the mode start hole? Mine got smashed pretty good recently, surprised it didn't short, but it was close. Thanks!

#9208 54 days ago
Quoted from PolePosition:

Does anyone have a good solution or mod to protect the diode that's attached to the mini pf switch just above the mode start hole? Mine got smashed pretty good recently, surprised it didn't short, but it was close. Thanks!

not sure what people do to get this banged up so badly, I guess just a bad bounce?
I think the best way to easy solve it is trimming down the switch pads and using a new diode, and rather than looping the diode short in between pads, just keep the leads long - add heat shrink to the leads - and tuck it closely to the bottom of the PF as possible.

A combination of shorter switch pads + moving the diode up high and away of the ball should prevent a high % of these occurrences.

#9209 54 days ago
Quoted from PolePosition:

Does anyone have a good solution or mod to protect the diode that's attached to the mini pf switch just above the mode start hole? Mine got smashed pretty good recently, surprised it didn't short, but it was close. Thanks!

Cliffy has what you are looking for.

http://www.passionforpinball.com/ijpros/SW-Cover-002.JPG

#9211 54 days ago

Pin_Fandango and PBFan - Thank you!

#9212 52 days ago
Quoted from Pin_Fandango:

not sure what people do to get this banged up so badly, I guess just a bad bounce?
I think the best way to easy solve it is trimming down the switch pads and using a new diode, and rather than looping the diode short in between pads, just keep the leads long - add heat shrink to the leads - and tuck it closely to the bottom of the PF as possible.
A combination of shorter switch pads + moving the diode up high and away of the ball should prevent a high % of these occurrences.

Do the Data East solution and take the diode and mount it under the playfield.

#9213 52 days ago
Quoted from Stebel:

Do the Data East solution and take the diode and mount it under the playfield.

I do not think that will work with this switch, it has 3 prongs, and the diode connects on one side to the 3rd empty one.
Unless you run a cable all the way down, and link the diode there?

#9214 52 days ago

Does anyone have a spare set of IJ wire ramps Let me know what u have

#9215 52 days ago
Quoted from Pin_Fandango:

I do not think that will work with this switch, it has 3 prongs, and the diode connects on one side to the 3rd empty one.
Unless you run a cable all the way down, and link the diode there?

On my original one I surrounded the diode in a thin coat of hot glue. Like an insulated wire, so it can’t short. Never had a single problem since. Any electrical engineers out there think that heat or anything else could be a problem with that solution? I’ve wondered.

#9216 52 days ago
Quoted from paynemic:

On my original one I surrounded the diode in a thin coat of hot glue. Like an insulated wire, so it can’t short. Never had a single problem since. Any electrical engineers out there think that heat or anything else could be a problem with that solution? I’ve wondered.

Hot glue has a far lower melting point than solder. The only problem I could see is diagnosing a problem or replacing components if you go too crazy. At least hot glue is easier to remove than epoxy: some boutique guitar pedal makers goop their PCB's to keep people from copying the circuit. Replacing a bad component becomes very difficult.

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#9217 49 days ago

Hi everybody!

For who missed it, my Indiana Jones custom Disneyland édition is listed at the twipys as "favorite pinball mod 2021" if you loved it please mention and vote for !!

To remember the project thread here on pinside

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/indiana-jones-goes-to-custom-disneyland-special-facsimile-edition-

Link to the twipys preselection

https://twipys.com/2021-pre-voting/
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#9218 48 days ago

Ho....lee....shit.... that's a work of art. Amazing job. Let me know if you wanna part with it

QSS

#9219 48 days ago
Quoted from QuickSilverShelby:

Ho....lee....shit.... that's a work of art. Amazing job. Let me know if you wanna part with it
QSS

He did.

Coming soon to an Idahoan near you!!

But he has another identical cabinet for sale. Someone should grab it!

And vote for some of the most beautiful mod work I’ve ever seen!!

#9220 48 days ago
Quoted from paynemic:

He did.
Coming soon to an Idahoan near you!!
But he has another identical cabinet for sale. Someone should grab it!
And vote for some of the most beautiful mod work I’ve ever seen!!

This thing belongs in a museum
That other one was already sold and stays in France he said.

#9221 48 days ago

Hi All,
I've had a fair bit of interest in another batch of ruin bumper caps, and am pulling together a small batch now for anyone interested. I'll post updates on the thread here: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/indiana-jones-pop-bumper-cap-ruins
Thanks

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#9222 48 days ago
Quoted from Jazzbouche:

Hi All,
I've had a fair bit of interest in another batch of ruin bumper caps, and am pulling together a small batch now for anyone interested. I'll post updates on the thread here: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/indiana-jones-pop-bumper-cap-ruins
Thanks
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really cool!

#9223 48 days ago
Quoted from Jazzbouche:

Hi All,
I've had a fair bit of interest in another batch of ruin bumper caps, and am pulling together a small batch now for anyone interested. I'll post updates on the thread here: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/indiana-jones-pop-bumper-cap-ruins
Thanks
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Consider me interested. I like the sand color. What is the cost?

#9224 47 days ago
Quoted from Jazzbouche:

Hi All,
I've had a fair bit of interest in another batch of ruin bumper caps, and am pulling together a small batch now for anyone interested. I'll post updates on the thread here: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/indiana-jones-pop-bumper-cap-ruins
Thanks
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I have a set of these and they are very impressive! Buy with confidence!

#9225 47 days ago

I have a set of these they are amazing! He did a great job on these

#9226 44 days ago

Posting this in case others can benefit. Awhile back I put in a Pin2DMD into my IJ and the glare on the glass is pretty bad. Picked up one of these from Comet pinball https://www.cometpinball.com/products/dmd-glare-eliminators?_pos=1&_sid=82d8a732f&_ss=r figuring for $14.95 it was worth a gamble. Best $14.95 I've spent in a long time.. lol Before and after pics posted for comparison.

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#9227 44 days ago
Quoted from ptolemy:

Posting this in case others can benefit. Awhile back I put in a Pin2DMD into my IJ and the glare on the glass is pretty bad. Picked up one of these from Comet pinball https://www.cometpinball.com/products/dmd-glare-eliminators?_pos=1&_sid=82d8a732f&_ss=r figuring for $14.95 it was worth a gamble. Best $14.95 I've spent in a long time.. lol Before and after pics posted for comparison.
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I agree. Great product.

#9228 44 days ago
Quoted from ptolemy:

Posting this in case others can benefit. Awhile back I put in a Pin2DMD into my IJ and the glare on the glass is pretty bad. Picked up one of these from Comet pinball https://www.cometpinball.com/products/dmd-glare-eliminators?_pos=1&_sid=82d8a732f&_ss=r figuring for $14.95 it was worth a gamble. Best $14.95 I've spent in a long time.. lol Before and after pics posted for comparison.
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You can also reduce the brightness of the panel with the Pin2dmd app, connect the screen to your USB port, run the app and adjust the brightness.

I will have 4 screens Pin2DMD for sale if anybody is interested, I am planning on selling for $275 USD each or $350 CAD. These are new and are currently being built, Evo boards (latest pin2dmd design).

#9229 42 days ago

First screen is ready and in my machine.

I will provide the screen, the wire harness and the memory card.

Note:
You will need to pay the artist for the colour files, $20 euros, and I can preload them in the memory card once you send the files to me.
Installation is very easy.
Plug and play.

I will not be making these again any time soon, only have 5 as this is the minimum amount one can order from pcbway. I was able to reduce costs by putting a lot of my time into these and sourcing parts from different parts of the world, therefore, this is why I am selling for less than other vendors. That said, I am not selling at cost, there has to be something for me, my time etx, if you do want cost, you can do so by ordering the parts and building yourself producing 5 screens takes about 2 months and can cost anywhere from $500 to $1000 usd depending on the cost of parts when ordering…

Prices are:
$275 usd/$350 cad plus shipping
Includes:
Wire harness
Memory card
Ready plug and play colour dmd

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#9230 42 days ago
Quoted from Pin_Fandango:

First screen is ready and in my machine.
I will provide the screen, the wire harness and the memory card.
Note:
You will need to pay the artist for the colour files, $20 euros, and I can preload them in the memory card once you send the files to me.
Installation is very easy.
Plug and play.
I will not be making these again any time soon, only have 5 as this is the minimum amount one can order from pcbway. I was able to reduce costs by putting a lot of my time into these and sourcing parts from different parts of the world, therefore, this is why I am selling for less than other vendors. That said, I am not selling at cost, there has to be something for me, my time etx, if you do want cost, you can do so by ordering the parts and building yourself producing 5 screens takes about 2 months and can cost anywhere from $500 to $1000 usd depending on the cost of parts when ordering…
Prices are:
$275 usd/$350 cad plus shipping
Includes:
Wire harness
Memory card
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Just to note, I found out that PCBWay is super expensive compared to Jlcpcb. In blank PCB alone there is a factor of 2 to 3, and component cost is also much higher.

The downside of jlcpcb is that they can't source externally, meaning they need to have stock of the required components.

And on another note, don't know about the current prices, but stm32 part has gone through the roof last time I checked, from 7 dollars to... 86 dollars. Silicon shortage is not fun....

#9231 40 days ago

Hi All, Just wanted to share latest mod I've been working on: 'Staff of Ra_Light Jackpot' mod. Few more details on the thread here:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/indiana-jones-pop-bumper-cap-ruins/page/2#post-6659007
Basically - I wanted to get the headpiece onto the play field somewhere that made sense and I felt that in the movie it kinda lights the jackpot up by illuminating the location of the Ark, so felt like a good fit. Let me know if interested.
Cheers!

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#9232 40 days ago
Quoted from Jazzbouche:

Hi All, Just wanted to share latest mod I've been working on: 'Staff of Ra_Light Jackpot' mod. Few more details on the thread here:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/indiana-jones-pop-bumper-cap-ruins/page/2#post-6659007
Basically - I wanted to get the headpiece onto the play field somewhere that made sense and I felt that in the movie it kinda lights the jackpot up by illuminating the location of the Ark, so felt like a good fit. Let me know if interested.
Cheers!
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Looks great.

Remove the upper jack pot text, It reads lock pot as it stands.

I would just remove it as its redundant anyway.

#9233 40 days ago
Quoted from Jazzbouche:

Hi All, Just wanted to share latest mod I've been working on: 'Staff of Ra_Light Jackpot' mod. Few more details on the thread here:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/indiana-jones-pop-bumper-cap-ruins/page/2#post-6659007
Basically - I wanted to get the headpiece onto the play field somewhere that made sense and I felt that in the movie it kinda lights the jackpot up by illuminating the location of the Ark, so felt like a good fit. Let me know if interested.
Cheers!
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did you make the ruins as well? and the path of adventure rails?

#9234 40 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Looks great.
Remove the upper jack pot text, It reads lock pot as it stands.
I would just remove it as its redundant anyway.

Good spot. Yeah the original idea was to have that text light up, but it was just way too small. Will look into updating it. Thanks

#9235 40 days ago
Quoted from Pin_Fandango:

did you make the ruins as well? and the path of adventure rails?

The pop bumper ruins yes, the path of adventure no, that was a medisynl mod from a few years ago.

#9236 40 days ago
Quoted from Jazzbouche:

Hi All, Just wanted to share latest mod I've been working on: 'Staff of Ra_Light Jackpot' mod. Few more details on the thread here:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/indiana-jones-pop-bumper-cap-ruins/page/2#post-6659007
Basically - I wanted to get the headpiece onto the play field somewhere that made sense and I felt that in the movie it kinda lights the jackpot up by illuminating the location of the Ark, so felt like a good fit. Let me know if interested.
Cheers!
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I LOVE THAT! Definitely interested!
Great work !

#9237 40 days ago
Quoted from Jazzbouche:

Hi All, Just wanted to share latest mod I've been working on: 'Staff of Ra_Light Jackpot' mod. Few more details on the thread here:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/indiana-jones-pop-bumper-cap-ruins/page/2#post-6659007
Basically - I wanted to get the headpiece onto the play field somewhere that made sense and I felt that in the movie it kinda lights the jackpot up by illuminating the location of the Ark, so felt like a good fit. Let me know if interested.
Cheers!
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That is a nice looking piece. I agree with pinballreno on the upper text. Removing it would improve the look.

#9238 39 days ago

Very nice! Interested!

#9239 39 days ago
Quoted from PeterG:

This thing belongs in a museum.

Gave me the rare LOL moment, great quote

Not in the club (yet), tring to choose between IJ and WOZ. Leaning IJ. Only space for one more machine.

#9240 39 days ago
Quoted from naf_llabnip:

Gave me the rare LOL moment, great quote
Not in the club (yet), tring to choose between IJ and WOZ. Leaning IJ. Only space for one more machine.

Well there is something to say for both machines. WOZ is newer, great screen, great lightshow, lots of modes and things to do. IJ is older of course but with ColorDMD and Pinsound can be brought to this time. The modes are easy to understand and there are also a lot of them. IJ has more iconic music, quotes, etc. The art is better in IJ but that is just an opinion. Both are wide body, have an interactive upper playfield and physical lock. The Six ball multiball on IJ is crazy, and for me IJ has some more satisfying shots. You won't get bored with either.

#9241 39 days ago
Quoted from Jazzbouche:

Hi All, Just wanted to share latest mod I've been working on: 'Staff of Ra_Light Jackpot' mod. Few more details on the thread here:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/indiana-jones-pop-bumper-cap-ruins/page/2#post-6659007
Basically - I wanted to get the headpiece onto the play field somewhere that made sense and I felt that in the movie it kinda lights the jackpot up by illuminating the location of the Ark, so felt like a good fit. Let me know if interested.
Cheers!
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That looks great and I would be interested in one.

#9242 39 days ago

Looks good. Would it be possible to make without the rectangular backing and just have the medallion? Also, would this interfere with the miniplayfield motion? It looks very nice. I love the pop bumper caps.

#9243 39 days ago
Quoted from PBFan:

Looks good. Would it be possible to make without the rectangular backing and just have the medallion? Also, would this interfere with the miniplayfield motion? It looks very nice. I love the pop bumper caps.

It needs the backing section as that slides over the existing plastic and hides it. So far in my machine there’s no issues with the mini playfield, and I have a thicker sculpted set of rails on, so it should be fine with the standard ones.

#9244 39 days ago
Quoted from PBFan:

Looks good. Would it be possible to make without the rectangular backing and just have the medallion? Also, would this interfere with the miniplayfield motion? It looks very nice. I love the pop bumper caps.

I’ll double check the mini playfield though. I didn’t notice any issues but now you’ve got me questioning myself!!!

#9245 38 days ago

I thought that might be why you had the backing as it looked like it slipped on.

Looking closer at the pics I don’t think it would hit. Some miniplayfields almost hit the metal bracket. I used a Drexel to shave some metal off on mine to get clearance. I know many people say that a perfectly shopped and adjusted mini playfield will tilt both ways without any issues but with mine I just couldn’t get it dialed in without a little help. All machines are unique so perhaps just take that into account and leave a little extra clearance.

#9246 38 days ago

Hi everybody

New availability for Indiana Jones Wood gun plates mod !! Here, thread and details !

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/indiana-jones-wood-handle-gun-plates-mod#post-6662485
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#9247 38 days ago

After dozens of plays with Lao's Antidote (including my first ever trip to Eternal Life...), I've just had my first reject of a clean shot. I demand my money back!

#9248 37 days ago

Turned on my Indy today and the POA motor went to the right and just kept spinning.

Took the POA off to take a look and sure enough, the motor just keeps spinning. In the test menu it does register the OPTOs on the mini board attached to the motor. I happened to have a brand new gearbox and motor and installed that and the game did the same thing the motor just keeps spinning. I ordered Dual Opto Board and the Bridge driver replacement board... Im sure at this point its one or the other... anyone else ever had this issue?

#9249 37 days ago
Quoted from HarryReimer:

Turned on my Indy today and the POA motor went to the right and just kept spinning.
Took the POA off to take a look and sure enough, the motor just keeps spinning. In the test menu it does register the OPTOs on the mini board attached to the motor. I happened to have a brand new gearbox and motor and installed that and the game did the same thing the motor just keeps spinning. I ordered Dual Opto Board and the Bridge driver replacement board... Im sure at this point its one or the other... anyone else ever had this issue?

Most likely leaky capacitor on the motor control board under the PF. Upper left corner.

Once it leaks, well, things get weird.

Post a picture of the board, if you can’t repair it or don’t know how I can help, mind you, I am in Canada. Cheers
Edit: I remembered you know, you had issues with the gun switch before. All that to say, happy to help still, but do not think you will need me as you are good with this stuff .

I am pretty sure the board is bad though! check that first. I would dismount the cap and check its capacitance (in case it is not leaking). The cap on these boards fail often.

#9250 37 days ago
Quoted from HarryReimer:

Turned on my Indy today and the POA motor went to the right and just kept spinning.
Took the POA off to take a look and sure enough, the motor just keeps spinning. In the test menu it does register the OPTOs on the mini board attached to the motor. I happened to have a brand new gearbox and motor and installed that and the game did the same thing the motor just keeps spinning. I ordered Dual Opto Board and the Bridge driver replacement board... Im sure at this point its one or the other... anyone else ever had this issue?

For stability Im just replacing the bi directional motor boards with new ones.

They are simple to repair, but cheap enough to replace too.

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