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Indianapolis 500 owners thread. Everyone welcome.


By stevevt

6 years ago



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#851 1 year ago
Quoted from luch:

wow like someone turned on the lights !

I like my games bright...

#852 1 year ago

Anyone out there have any of the clear target faces just had one bust tonight.

#853 1 year ago

I was thinking about making a decal for the spinning race car. The grey "road" looks a bit boring. I was thinking more about a darker asphalt look with white line markings. Any interest?

#854 1 year ago
Quoted from BioBa:

I was thinking about making a decal for the spinning race car. The grey "road" looks a bit boring. I was thinking more about a darker asphalt look with white line markings. Any interest?

That sounds like a cool idea.

#855 1 year ago
Quoted from Tsskinne:

Anyone out there have any of the clear target faces just had one bust tonight.

Try contacting Pinball Inc in Georgia. They might be able to make you one.
885 Streamside Dr.
McDonough, GA 30252
Email: Pinballace@Pinballinc.com
Telephone
770-270-8911

Also try the Pinball Heaven website. I bought two about six months ago.

#856 1 year ago
Quoted from knobstone:

Try contacting Pinball Inc in Georgia. They might be able to make you one.
885 Streamside Dr.
McDonough, GA 30252
Email: Pinballace@Pinballinc.com
Telephone
770-270-8911
Also try the Pinball Heaven website. I bought two about six months ago.

Thanks, found some orange ones from Ministry of Pinball last night and placed an order.

1 week later
#857 1 year ago

Can anyone help to correct this. It doesnt look right. Is that post supposed to be there or is there something else that has been replaced?

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#858 1 year ago

yes the ramp

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#859 1 year ago

That post in my game is cylindrical, not hexagonal. EDIT...nope I was wrong, it's a hex post afterall...

#860 1 year ago

Thanks for the pic. Im talking about the star post in the center of my pic. But looking at your pic i can see its supposed to be a wire guide not a post.

#861 1 year ago

Im having trouble with my turbo. It comes up as an error for turbo sensor and index sensor. The turbo spins. In switch test the 2 switches register.
In game the ball goes into it it takes about 5 seconds then spins it out. When lock is lit it does not hold the ball, it spins it out but still counts it as a lock.

#862 1 year ago

yes a wire guide

#863 1 year ago
Quoted from luch:

yes a wire guide

Not a wire guide on mine...
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#864 1 year ago

Interesting.. mine has a bulb in that hole. You cant see it in my pic cause the post blocks it

#865 1 year ago

Ok, looking at the July '95 version of the manual, it does confirm that there is supposed to be a 1 1/4" ball guide wire there (12-4250-48). Looks like mine fell out sometime during its life. As I have my playfield torn down at the moment, I will look for a replacement. Thanks for bringing this up

#866 1 year ago
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#867 1 year ago

Took the turbo motor and gears apart, cleaned it. Everything working 100%. Its a really fast flowy game.

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#868 1 year ago
Quoted from newtoit:

Took the turbo motor and gears apart, cleaned it. Everything working 100%. Its a really fast flowy game.
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You want it faster....get rid of those dead black rubbers and put on some silicon. The game flies.

#869 1 year ago
Quoted from Djshakes:

You want it faster....get rid of those dead black rubbers and put on some silicon. The game flies.

I got some superbands but didnt want to put them on because the flipper bats are yellowed. I ordered some new ones

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#870 11 months ago

My DMD looks like hell, thinking about getting a color DMD soon. I know opinions vary a great deal on this issue, but for Indy5 owners that have made the switch any thoughts on LED vs LCD? Feel like I'm leaning toward LED at the moment but thought I'd see if anyone had any thoughts from personal experience.

#871 11 months ago
Quoted from plovis:

My DMD looks like hell, thinking about getting a color DMD soon. I know opinions vary a great deal on this issue, but for Indy5 owners that have made the switch any thoughts on LED vs LCD? Feel like I'm leaning toward LED at the moment but thought I'd see if anyone had any thoughts from personal experience.

I have an LED color display on my I500.

I own a mix of both LCD and LED, and definitely prefer the brighter and more vivid colors of LED.

However, I noticed the "whites" on my recent purchase are not a true white compared to my other color LED's. The whites have a bluish tint.

I think the blue tint may be an issue with the latest batch of color LED displays, and not specifically related to I500

If you decide on LED, I'm curious if you notice the same thing.

#872 11 months ago
Quoted from RTS:

I think the blue tint may be an issue with the latest batch of color LED displays, and not specifically related to I500
If you decide on LED, I'm curious if you notice the same thing.

Interesting. Thanks for the info. I'll let you know.

1 month later
#873 10 months ago

Can someone clarify the rules with victory laps?

Does it light only after you achieve all 4 goals (1st position, 200 laps, target hits, and playing all the modes)....

Or does it light repeatedly, once per each of the 4 achievements?

I had a game where I scored 3 victory laps (200M each) and after the third time, it was no longer lit to score and my lap count was reset.

The display said I won the race each time I collected a Victory lap. I don't know why it stopped scoring. I hadn't drained the ball.

How many times can you collect the victory lap score?

#874 10 months ago
Quoted from RTS:

Can someone clarify the rules with victory laps?
Does it light only after you achieve all 4 goals (1st position, 200 laps, target hits, and playing all the modes)....
Or does it light repeatedly, once per each of the 4 achievements?
I had a game where I scored 3 victory laps (200M each) and after the third time, it was no longer lit to score and my lap count was reset.
The display said I won the race each time I collected a Victory lap. I don't know why it stopped scoring. I hadn't drained the ball.
How many times can you collect the victory lap score?

Oops... I think I found the answer in the rules card. You earn one victory lap per accomplishment. I assume 4 victory laps max.

#875 10 months ago

Had two strange issues yesterday:

1: Twice it seemed to TILT quickly twice so a small nudge DANGER DANGER - TILT and the tilt isn't set tight.

2: Ball save but after a long ball time playing?

anyone had anything similar?

Cheers,
Neil.

#876 10 months ago

I have noticed random ball saves during the game. Always assumed it was a bug, but not sure.

#877 10 months ago

looking for a decal set for indy 500 anyone have a set ?

#879 10 months ago

thanks would rather wait for a set someone is not going to use , but good to know they are available thanks

#880 10 months ago

I am working on restoring an I500 and would like to find a better quality left ramp. I have a NOS stock right ramp I could include in a trade for the right part. Anybody have a spare floating around?

#881 10 months ago

No shops are selling the left ramp. It's a shame.

#882 10 months ago
Quoted from NeilMcRae:

Had two strange issues yesterday:
1: Twice it seemed to TILT quickly twice so a small nudge DANGER DANGER - TILT and the tilt isn't set tight.
2: Ball save but after a long ball time playing?
anyone had anything similar?
Cheers,
Neil.

Hey mine also tilts out for very little reason sometimes. I dont have time to investigate it ATM so i just increased the mount of tilt warnings to max.

#883 10 months ago
Quoted from RobF:

I am working on restoring an I500 and would like to find a better quality left ramp. I have a NOS stock right ramp I could include in a trade for the right part. Anybody have a spare floating around?

Very hard to find mate. I've looked on and off for one over the past 5 years. I have owned 2 indy 500's over the years and the left ramp is always cracked. We need someone to make a repro ramp but the problem is it is on the bottom of everyone's list to do as the mould is not available.

#884 10 months ago
Quoted from RTS:

I have an LED color display on my I500.
I own a mix of both LCD and LED, and definitely prefer the brighter and more vivid colors of LED.
However, I noticed the "whites" on my recent purchase are not a true white compared to my other color LED's. The whites have a bluish tint.
I think the blue tint may be an issue with the latest batch of color LED displays, and not specifically related to I500
If you decide on LED, I'm curious if you notice the same thing.

rts
Finally got around to getting a color dmd. Went with the led version and I love it. You mentioned an issue with the whites in yours. I grabbed a few shots with whites on screen. Does yours look different?

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#885 10 months ago
Quoted from plovis:

rts
Finally got around to getting a color dmd. Went with the led version and I love it. You mentioned an issue with the whites in yours. I grabbed a few shots with whites on screen. Does yours look different?
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Your white looks the same. I was told they can have some variation from manufacturers, but batches from the same mfg order will all be the same.

I500 is such a great game. Love nailing the combo shot, left orbit to the Turbo-bobby. "Yeah!"

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#886 9 months ago

Looking to possibly rejoin the club....I had an I500 about 3 years ago for a very short time, but sold it because of parts being unavailable. That’s my biggest worry about getting another I500. I don’t want a game that doesn’t play correctly because parts are broken and impossible to find them.

Can anyone give advice on these areas?

Cabinet Decals
Translite
Standup Targets (including housing and little boards)
Ramps

I think those are most common trouble areas for the game. Are there any others that I should be aware of before buying another one?

#887 9 months ago

Cabinet Decals - available
Translite - unobtanium
Standup Targets (including housing and little boards) - difficult to unobtanium
Ramps - unobtanium

Stuff pops up from time to time. I grabbed a right ramp last summer and an NOS translite at the recent TPF.

#888 9 months ago
Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

Looking to possibly rejoin the club....I had an I500 about 3 years ago for a very short time, but sold it because of parts being unavailable. That’s my biggest worry about getting another I500. I don’t want a game that doesn’t play correctly because parts are broken and impossible to find them.
Can anyone give advice on these areas?
Cabinet Decals
Translite
Standup Targets (including housing and little boards)
Ramps
I think those are most common trouble areas for the game. Are there any others that I should be aware of before buying another one?

My advice would be not to worry about unavailable parts if your game is complete and working.

When I bought my game, I had some problems with my targets not springing back when hit, but managed to find a way to get them working better than original with available parts (see previous posts in this thread). I even modified the target boards by soldering different colored led's, so that the three targets represent red, yellow and green instead of all three being red.

If cosmetic condition is really important (translite or cab decals), you can always just walk away from the purchase, even though cosmetics don't affect play. I did however see somewhere that the decals were available. Cracked ramps can also be repaired with clear silicone. Not as pretty as new, but it works.

It's great to have a pristine example, but imperfections are a small price to pay for having I500 available to play in your collection. It's really a fantastic game. I500 is equally as good, if not better, than White Water.

#889 9 months ago

Not to long ago Delt was selling boards and stand up targets
He has 3 sets maybe $190?

#890 9 months ago

I am finishing up my restoration and wanted to do something for the back board. I am not a fan of the checkered decal that is available, so I opted for carbon fiber vinyl wrap. I am really happy with how it turned out. I would consider using the same material for side blades. It is subtle, has a nice texture and does a good job of reflecting light.

amazon.com link »

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#891 9 months ago
Quoted from 27dnast:

i500 owners -
Do you find your games have relatively little pop bumper action? My game always seems to send balls through the center rollover lane (above the pops), and trickles out with one or two bumper strikes. Wondering if anyone else experiences this.. what kind of tweaks help (outside of adjusting bumper sensitivity)

Just to revisit this...problem has been corrected. I rebuilt my pops... added new rubber to the lanes and around pops area.. and while the bumpers were performing better, the issue of them rarely seeing action persisted. The ball would travel down the middle lane and slip through the pops unscathed 95% of the time.

The ball would eject from the upper saucer, shoot across the top of the lanes, and hit the upper right post before bouncing back and going down the middle lane - every single time. Never went in left or right lane.

So, after trying some tweaks... I decided to install a new post sleeve (upper right post). Same issue persisted.

So, I installed cone shaped post sleeve. Thicker. More bounce. Thy has introduced enough ball action above the lanes for randomization... it goes down different lanes... pops are seeing exponentially more action!

One thing I didn’t do is clean the saucer eject bat (and install new sleeve)... I think I’ll do that, just to give the ball a tad more zing as it shoots across the top. *edit*tool apart and cleaned eject mech. Was mildly dirty... cleaning didn’t really impact performance.

The game presents as super clean and snappy... interesting how such small tweaks can bring that region of the playfield back to life (the game is waaaaaaay more fun now that there’s more randomization with the lanes and pops are getting a work out.... seeing the ball go down the center lane and pass through the pops unscathed was annoyingly boring!).

T

#892 9 months ago
Quoted from 27dnast:

seeing the ball go down the center lane and pass through the pops unscathed was annoyingly boring!

Especially during Secret Race Mode or Super Jets!

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#893 8 months ago

Has anyone had issue removing the pop bumpers on an Indy? My aprons need replacing and the flash bulbs are wired in with a long convoluted setup. What a pain to try and undo, there must be a better way

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#894 8 months ago
Quoted from allsportdvd:

Has anyone had issue removing the pop bumpers on an Indy? My aprons need replacing and the flash bulbs are wired in with a long convoluted setup. What a pain to try and undo, there must be a better way[quoted image]

That is how most games since the 80s have the pop lamps wired. You can carefully remove and replace the staples or rip and replace with these:

https://www.pinballlife.com/pop-bumper-lamp-socket-12-insulated-stranded-wire-leads.html

Or same as the stock lamp sockets:

https://www.pinballlife.com/pop-bumper-lamp-socket-flat-wire-leads.html

I know of no trick to replace skirts without removing the light wiring.

#895 8 months ago

Do yourself and the next owner a favor, put connectors on.

#896 8 months ago

if anyone is looking to sell give me a shout.

#897 8 months ago
Quoted from Schwaggs:

That is how most games since the 80s have the pop lamps wired. You can carefully remove and replace the staples or rip and replace with these:
https://www.pinballlife.com/pop-bumper-lamp-socket-12-insulated-stranded-wire-leads.html
Or same as the stock lamp sockets:
https://www.pinballlife.com/pop-bumper-lamp-socket-flat-wire-leads.html
I know of no trick to replace skirts without removing the light wiring.

That’s going to have to wait as Pinball Life charge a minimum of $50 shipping to Australia.

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#898 8 months ago

I’m in the club!

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#899 8 months ago

Ok. Couple of questions:

One of the targets is busted. Where can I get one?

What does it take to make the spinning car spin? Seems like sometimes it spins and sometimes it doesn’t when I hit the right ramp.

#900 8 months ago

Check out Post 852-856 on the target's.

Good luck

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