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


By RDReynolds

5 years ago



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#4801 8 days ago

Very nice, looks brand new!

#4802 8 days ago

Yeah, that looks like a beautiful one! Congratulations! Someone for sure took care of that one

#4803 8 days ago

When you get Pinsound, do not forget to upgrade at least the cabinet speaker. Does not have to be flipper fidelity, just a good upgrade. Makes all the difference.

#4804 8 days ago

Does anyone know where to find the airball protectors that go above the 3-Bank drops and single drop? I’m getting some wicked air.

#4805 8 days ago

They are custom made.
There's no official dealer who sells them.

#4806 8 days ago
Quoted from Pinkitten:

Does anyone know where to find the airball protectors that go above the 3-Bank drops and single drop? I’m getting some wicked air.

Contact Davi

#4807 8 days ago
Quoted from PeterG:

When you get Pinsound, do not forget to upgrade at least the cabinet speaker. Does not have to be flipper fidelity, just a good upgrade. Makes all the difference.

If you want a big upgrade, consider a @pinwoofer sub and even cabinet speakers. Dan is amazing. Even came and helped me install and tune some stuff just because I’m lazy!

#4808 7 days ago
Quoted from Averell:

They are custom made.
There's no official dealer who sells them.

I contacted the Pinsider who made them. He may make them again someday but not now. So I repurposed a similar piece of acrylic from LOTR (that piece you can replace with etched elf writing on it). I drilled an extra hole and it works great! Fits pretty well and no more airballs from the 3-Bank.

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#4809 7 days ago
Quoted from Averell:

They are custom made.
There's no official dealer who sells them.

Looks like there is enough demand again. My sales dropped off quite a bit towards the end of my last batch. I'm going to research plastic companies to see if they can cut. The one I used previously is out of business.

#4810 7 days ago

Don't use acrylic made of plexi, it's better to use Vivak (PET-G) that doesn't break.
Think about the same protector for the single drop target, can cause also a very bad situation because it's throwing the balls back like a catapult into the bi-plane!
And a short piece of mylar in front of the targets will safe the surface of the playfield.
Mandatory is the cliffy behind the targets.

#4811 7 days ago
Quoted from Averell:

Don't use acrylic made of plexi, it's better to use Vivak (PET-G) that doesn't break.
Think about the same protector for the single drop target, can cause also a very bad situation because it's throwing the balls back like a catapult into the bi-plane!
And a short piece of mylar in front of the targets will safe the surface of the playfield.
Mandatory is the cliffy behind the targets.

Agreed. No offense to shakes but the ones I bought from him broke very quickly

#4812 7 days ago

I did just order the Cliffys for behind the 3-bank and the single drop target too, along with the scoop protector. He makes ramp protectors for the right ramp, but mine has them already. I can see wear starting on the edge of the wood behind the drops. Gotta get Cliffys on those.

If DJ makes the protectors again, I'll order them.

The problem I'm having now is, my ball is flying off the wireform when I hit the left ramp crisply. About 25% of the time, if I hit the left ramp solid, the ball jumps the wireform on the second bend after rounding the turn. It jumps off into the bi-plane. Any ideas? I tried adjusting the ramp, that didn't help. I lowered the pitch a little, but it's already pretty floaty. My flippers are crisp, and making the ramp shots is easy, but I wouldn't think the ball should fly the wireform so easily.

#4813 6 days ago

You can change to coils with decreased power, but it will be harder to make the "rollercoaster" succesfully... more tries needed.
Another simple solution is to change the angle of the Pinball Machine more higher to make the game play a little bit slower.

#4814 6 days ago
Quoted from Pinkitten:

I did just order the Cliffys for behind the 3-bank and the single drop target too, along with the scoop protector. He makes ramp protectors for the right ramp, but mine has them already. I can see wear starting on the edge of the wood behind the drops. Gotta get Cliffys on those.
If DJ makes the protectors again, I'll order them.
The problem I'm having now is, my ball is flying off the wireform when I hit the left ramp crisply. About 25% of the time, if I hit the left ramp solid, the ball jumps the wireform on the second bend after rounding the turn. It jumps off into the bi-plane. Any ideas? I tried adjusting the ramp, that didn't help. I lowered the pitch a little, but it's already pretty floaty. My flippers are crisp, and making the ramp shots is easy, but I wouldn't think the ball should fly the wireform so easily.

Raise the pitch. I had the same issue and that helped a lot. That should slow the ball just enough when going up the ramp.

#4815 6 days ago

Here's my solution how to protect these areas against wear and tear.
Cliffy, mylar and vivak.

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#4816 6 days ago

That looks great. Your playfield looks perfect!

I'm having another issue I just discovered, my Path of Adventure only tips to the right or left just barely off center. Almost 100% of the time, the ball simply rolls into the first pit. I can't get enough pitch left or right to affect the ball much.

Is this adjustable? Or a Path of Adventure motor or opto board issue?

Any suggestions are appreciated.

#4817 6 days ago

Your can check the axle behind the POA sometime if it's loosen or the lever is bend.
Another issue can be that the POA will hit the ramp right next at the POA plastic bracket.

#4818 6 days ago
Quoted from Pinkitten:

That looks great. Your playfield looks perfect!
I'm having another issue I just discovered, my Path of Adventure only tips to the right or left just barely off center. Almost 100% of the time, the ball simply rolls into the first pit. I can't get enough pitch left or right to affect the ball much.
Is this adjustable? Or a Path of Adventure motor or opto board issue?
Any suggestions are appreciated.

When you turn game on it does a self test. Back and forth. Does it pass ?

#4819 6 days ago
Quoted from Pinkitten:

That looks great. Your playfield looks perfect!
I'm having another issue I just discovered, my Path of Adventure only tips to the right or left just barely off center. Almost 100% of the time, the ball simply rolls into the first pit. I can't get enough pitch left or right to affect the ball much.
Is this adjustable? Or a Path of Adventure motor or opto board issue?
Any suggestions are appreciated.

Slipping on the motor shaft.
Tighten the grub screw.

#4820 6 days ago
Quoted from paynemic:

Agreed. No offense to shakes but the ones I bought from him broke very quickly

I think you got my first batch. Second was
pet-g. No reported breaks.

#4821 6 days ago

I want to buy an indie so this will incentize me.

#4822 4 days ago

It doesn’t show any error or credit dot upon power up and POA test. It moves back and forth ok, but it really seems like the left and right tilt is very slight. I’ve only played a couple other Indys, but I’m pretty sure the path is supposed to tip a lot more.

Where is the grub screw located?

Thanks for the suggestions! I’m sure it’s a minor adjustment.

#4823 4 days ago
Quoted from Pinkitten:

It doesn’t show any error or credit dot upon power up and POA test. It moves back and forth ok, but it really seems like the left and right tilt is very slight. I’ve only played a couple other Indys, but I’m pretty sure the path is supposed to tip a lot more.
Where is the grub screw located?
Thanks for the suggestions! I’m sure it’s a minor adjustment.

I hope my post helps:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/ij-williams-you-cheat-dr-jones-club/page/72#post-4582725

#4824 4 days ago

My mods arrived yesterday, thanks jazzbouche.

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#4825 4 days ago

Mine too! They are absolutely perfect!
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#4826 1 day ago

FYI I'm selling some cool IJ blueprints on ebay if anyone is interested.
ebay.com link

#4827 9 hours ago

How often do Indiana Jones pins pop up that need fixed up? Nearly every one I find in the archives are already restored. Are there enough neglected IJ pins out there for me to get my hopes up on being able to restore?

#4828 9 hours ago
Quoted from Flipper_McGavin:

How often do Indiana Jones pins pop up that need fixed up? Nearly every one I find in the archives are already restored. Are there enough neglected IJ pins out there for me to get my hopes up on being able to restore?

Are you looking for a restored one? I may have one for sale soon, restored by Chad Keller and I'm local to you. Don't ask for a price as I haven't figured it out yet.

#4829 9 hours ago
Quoted from avspin:

Are you looking for a restored one? I may have one for sale soon, restored by Chad Keller and I'm local to you. Don't ask for a price as I haven't figured it out yet.

Looking for one that needs restored. The more damaged the better.

#4830 8 hours ago
Quoted from Flipper_McGavin:

How often do Indiana Jones pins pop up that need fixed up? Nearly every one I find in the archives are already restored. Are there enough neglected IJ pins out there for me to get my hopes up on being able to restore?

They are still out there, I just sold my rough Indiana Jones TPA 2 days ago for 5300. Another one will pop up just be patient. The guy i bought it from had it on craigslist/pinside for months.

#4831 8 hours ago
Quoted from Flipper_McGavin:

Looking for one that needs restored. The more damaged the better.

I have one I could sell PM me.
Works 100% pretty rough.
It's a somewhat rare sample game.
Its worth restoring.

I have a new playfield for it if interested.
But I want the old beat one back to restore for my other IJ.

Cash on the glass please.

#4832 8 hours ago

I have one right now on pinside

#4833 6 hours ago
Quoted from Energyspike:

The knocker worked with the old board I just pulled, so I will test will the old board as part of the troubleshooting. Thanks,

Just to follow up on the issues I had. The Rottendog board I purchased off of pinside, at a discount, it was described as only powered up twice and he found the issue was with a ribbon cable so did not need the power driver board. I sent the board in for warranty, just got it back and all issues are gone, works 100%. For one, I will only buy new when it comes to power driver boards etc.

Also, Rottendog's customer service was top notch, JRod called me direct and handled it within a day. A big thumbs up for Rottendog...

#4834 5 hours ago
Quoted from Energyspike:

Just to follow up on the issues I had. The Rottendog board I purchased off of pinside, at a discount, it was described as only powered up twice and he found the issue was with a ribbon cable so did not need the power driver board. I sent the board in for warranty, just got it back and all issues are gone, works 100%. For one, I will only buy new when it comes to power driver boards etc.
Also, Rottendog's customer service was top notch, JRod called me direct and handled it within a day. A big thumbs up for Rottendog...

My IJ has all new Rottendog boards. My game works great and actually seams a great deal livelier since I replace all the old boards with new Rottendog boards.

QSS

#4835 4 hours ago
Quoted from QuickSilverShelb:

My IJ has all new Rottendog boards. My game works great and actually seams a great deal livelier since I replace all the old boards with new Rottendog boards.
QSS

Good to hear. I have the 8 driver board as rottendog and will one day get the MPU replaced. The biggest upgrade is the pinsound board and I'm also considering the shaker to pair up with it...

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