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Indianapolis 500 owners thread. Everyone welcome.


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#951 10 months ago
Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

I took your advice and lowered pitch down. It’s still between 6.5 and 7 range, and it made the game much more playable. When it was too steep, I was just reacting to balls flying everywhere instead of shooting for things.
It’s still an ass kicker! There are very few, if any, lulls in the game. In and out of multiballs, modes firing up left and right, grabbing laps and positions....very good game by Nordman! Gotta give a bunch of credit to Mike Boon and Craig Sylla for the great code, too

I don’t think I had mine as aggressive as you did... but getting it down to a decent 6.5 did wonders for my enjoyment of the game. That and tweaking the upper lanes and rebuilding the pops so the ball didn’t fall through the middle lane pass through the pops unscathed every time.

But a steep pitch makes Indy almost impossible, for sure!

You’re right, cool design. And it’s not a common game. Cool stuff

#952 10 months ago
Quoted from 27dnast:

tweaking the upper lanes and rebuilding the pops so the ball didn’t fall through the middle lane pass through the pops unscathed every time.

I need to do the same. The green flag kickout takes a few hits before it goes through the gate. Usually only makes the P lane. Top left pop bumper barely working. Need to dial all of those in, too.

#953 10 months ago
Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

I need to do the same. The green flag kickout takes a few hits before it goes through the gate. Usually only makes the P lane. Top left pop bumper barely working. Need to dial all of those in, too.

Fresh rubbers up in those lanes... play with sizes. And new sleeve, clean bat on the kick out saucer. Really helps keep the ball randomized across those three upper lanes.

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#954 9 months ago

I just picked up a bunch of new parts and I'm not going to keep everything. Shoot me a PM if you're interested in something. The playfield was clearcoated by Draino (looks gorgeous).
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#955 9 months ago

I’m having an issue with my Indy in that the left flipper switch is always on. I can see in the switch test that the square for it is filled in. The minute I unplug the flipper board it goes away, touching the plug to the board sets off the switch. I’ve tried swapping boards and the problem is still there. Any suggestions?

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#956 9 months ago

How do you like the ColorDMD? I just ordered a ColorDMD LED and can't wait to check it out.

Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

Put in colordmd, and lowered the pitch a little. Made it to 200 laps for first time, but I’m running 0.6 code and the Victory Lap didn’t light. ... ooh so close to 1st place! Highlights included a 7x Bonus multiplier that brought in 571M points!
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#957 9 months ago
Quoted from xsonics2k2:

How do you like the ColorDMD? I just ordered a ColorDMD LED and can't wait to check it out.

LOVE the colordmd in I500. Great purchase. You will be very pleased.

#958 9 months ago

Has anyone installed a NextGen Translite in their I500? Would you recommend?

#959 9 months ago

I'm getting the following error messages:
Turbo Error - Sensor Opto Error
Turbo Error - Check Turbo Unit

In test, the turbo checks out fine.
When I start a new game, the turbo will lock and hold a ball, but it is usually the 2nd time a ball gets locked that the game will kick the ball out of the turbo.

I noticed in Switch Test that Trough Spot #1 isn't registering, the trough on my Indy is an Opto Trough.

I'm curious if anyone has had an issue with their Opto Trough on Indy which causes the Turbo to act up? I realize this page probably doesn't get a lot of activity so I may be better off using the more generic 'Opto Trough' search in the repair forum.
For reference, here is a link I found that shows the opto boards for I-500 - See 5.8.9 in this link
http://www.pinwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=Williams_WPC#Opto_Switches

When I figure out the fix, I will post here for reference. Thanks for any help someone may be able to provide in the meantime.

Added 8 months ago:

Update: The turbo opto had a broken wire, I had to remove the ramp to get to it, but it was an easy fix.

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#960 8 months ago

Selling mine, located in SF bay.

Machine - For Sale
Used - shows wear but 100% working and clean “No issues that I know of. Side art is faded, but every one of these has that issue and it is actually pretty red still. No real spots of wear. Still has the goodie bag. Part...”
8 months ago
Oakland, CA
Expired!

#961 8 months ago

I finally installed a Color DMD LED, what a great upgrade! I have ColorDMDs on most of my machines, so far Indy500 ColorDMD is my favorite.

#962 8 months ago

A set of Indianapolis 500 Cabinet Decal Set (Next Gen 2+) just added to marketplace, $200 plus shipping

#963 8 months ago

Bought this art a long time ago to hang next to my Indy500, the colors go well together.

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#964 8 months ago

Hi All

I’m looking for the plastic target covers for I500.
Does anyone have some for sale, or know who still has these in stock.

Thanks

#965 8 months ago
Quoted from Pinhead1982:

Hi All
I’m looking for the plastic target covers for I500.
Does anyone have some for sale, or know who still has these in stock.
Thanks

what do they look like , any pictures or link ?

#966 8 months ago
Quoted from luch:

what do they look like , any pictures or link ?

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#967 8 months ago

We need these, last I heard was Ministry of Pinball. Posted a few months ago.

#968 8 months ago
Quoted from Pinhead1982:

Hi All
I’m looking for the plastic target covers for I500.
Does anyone have some for sale, or know who still has these in stock.
Thanks

See post 856 also 852 and 855

#969 8 months ago
Quoted from indybru:

See post 856 also 852 and 855

Thanks- both ministry and pinball heaven out of stock.

#970 7 months ago

I made a repair kit if yours is broken.

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#971 7 months ago

Are this repaire kit for sale? Hoy much they are?

#972 7 months ago
Quoted from OlDirty:

I also wanna join the club of the borken targets. I got a nice Indy 500, but of course the targets were broken. I created an easy fix for every one with a 3D printer. It's a "slip on" solution and you don't have to take off the target which is a pain in the ***.
you can dowload the *.stl file for the 3D printer here: http://uploaded.net/file/l63qtaki
Just cut down the rest of the broken target.
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so it looks like this
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put a bit of glue on the marked positions
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the printed part looks like this:
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you can use it with the old PCBs but also with the ones from here: http://www.greatlakesmodular.com/index.html?http://www.greatlakesmodular.com/products/pinball/i500itb.html
So at the end it looks like this:
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new print
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Hi, can you send me the 3d printer file please? thanks

#973 7 months ago
Quoted from Cusanus:

Hi, can you send me the 3d printer file please? thanks

PM sent.

For everyone. If you need the file i've done for the target fix just PM me and i send you the file FOR FREE! It was never the idea i ever sell my idea.

#974 7 months ago

Uploaded my target fix solution here for everyone to download.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3946367

#975 7 months ago

Finally set it up this weekend in the garage....back in the saddle!

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#976 7 months ago

Hey guys, my I500 went down before Expo. Not booting, no lights, no nothing. I took the mpu board to Expo and of course, that board is good. I don't do board work, but I'd like to be able to pinpoint where the failure is. I'm *guessing* it's gotta be the main power driver board. Anybody have time to tell me where to start? I have the manual, a multimeter, and pretty much no clue.
This is the first "major" issue in 6 years of owning, so I'm REALLY new to this. And extremely grateful this sumbitch has been such a damn tank.
I was looking up the power driver board for sale, seems pretty unobtanium. Thoughts?
Thanks in advance.

#977 7 months ago

I do have a FT, so I guess I could swap boards to narrow down, but FT just got board work done and I'm not too keen on swapping stuff in and out.
Seems like when I start doing shit like that, something else breaks. Am I just being dumb? Should I swap them and see? I REALLY am nervous about that....

#978 7 months ago

Our big Indianapolis Fountain Square Classic tourney is this Sat, so if nothing else, I can take my board up to be repaired.
Just hoping it might be a power supply or something relatively simple on board that I can replace in a few days.

#979 7 months ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

Hey guys, my I500 went down before Expo. Not booting, no lights, no nothing.

That's a bummer. What board has no lights? MPU or Driver board? Best to test all voltages before pulling out a board when a game is not booting, especially when the MPU has none of the red LEDs lit in the top left corner.
https://www.pinwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=Williams_WPC#LEDs_and_test_points_on_WPC-089_Power.2FDriver_Boards

#980 6 months ago
Quoted from PinballManiac40:

That's a bummer. What board has no lights? MPU or Driver board? Best to test all voltages before pulling out a board when a game is not booting, especially when the MPU has none of the red LEDs lit in the top left corner.
https://www.pinwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=Williams_WPC#LEDs_and_test_points_on_WPC-089_Power.2FDriver_Boards

Hey buddy thanks for yer response. ACNC got here yesterday so I've been all up in that. I still have to put mpu back in bb but after I do that I will take some pics of the red leds that are/aren't on. Mpu is good. Had it tested,at Expo.
Thanks again.

#981 6 months ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

Hey buddy thanks for yer response. ACNC got here yesterday so I've been all up in that. I still have to put mpu back in bb but after I do that I will take some pics of the red leds that are/aren't on. Mpu is good. Had it tested,at Expo.
Thanks again.

Too bad you didn't take the power driver board with you to have tested.
Enjoy that ACNC!!

#982 6 months ago

Made a run at 200 laps and 1st place...fell short.

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#983 6 months ago

My I500 currently has code 0.6A. Would this be prototype game code? Release notes start with 0.8. Are there any other identifiers of prototype I500’s?

Some “glitches” that I’ve noticed:
*doesnt keep a Pit Stop time record
*with Change Setup, when selecting spot PIT letter or Light Lock, the award isn’t given.

#984 6 months ago

I did not realize the release notes start at 0.8. My machine also has 0.6a code and while it does not keep pit stop time I am pretty sure it gives the awards. The game is new to me and I am still learning. I do enjoy it more and more with each game.

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#985 5 months ago

Just finished mind. This was that funky game made for that orange county car guy (translite and car). It was so clean I decided to keep and clear playfield.

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#986 5 months ago

Gotta shine those tires up!

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#987 5 months ago

Whoa! I don’t know the currency conversion for Australia, but this seems expensive.

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#988 5 months ago
Quoted from Djshakes:

Just finished mind. This was that funky game made for that orange county car guy (translite and car). It was so clean I decided to keep and clear playfield.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Oh hot damn....
SUPERFLY!

#989 5 months ago

9 outta 10 times I would hate this led job but for some reason I like this one. Probably cause it's not orange.

#990 5 months ago

I'm gonna hate these comments in the morning. The sling leds look like shit I get it. Different.

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#991 4 months ago

Hey everyone -

I remember somewhere a long time ago reading about using a small compression spring in the lightup up targets to bypass or supplement failing springs. Anyone know anything about this? One of my springs has bit the bullet and with replacements unavailable (as far as I know) was looking for some advice.

Thanks

Update and edit: Well heck - found it in this very thread in post 837. Hope this helps someone in the future

#992 4 months ago

Did anyone ever hear from GLM about target boards?

#993 4 months ago

Picked this up in a trade. Side are is super crisp.

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#994 4 months ago
Quoted from lpeters82:

Picked this up in a trade. Side are is super crisp.
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Wanna sell it?

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#995 3 months ago

I wish someone was making them. One of mine is shot and needs replacement.

Quoted from 27dnast:

Did anyone ever hear from GLM about target boards?

#996 3 months ago
Quoted from mikeflan:

I wish someone was making them. One of mine is shot and needs replacement.

His site is up. It shows they’re in stock. But he won’t respond. It’s weird.

#997 3 months ago

Yeah I've been writing him on and off for a year with zero response.

Quoted from 27dnast:

His site is up. It shows they’re in stock. But he won’t respond. It’s weird.

#998 3 months ago

Re. the flex targets: recently on one of mine the interruptor broke off - I only noticed it because the pin started complaining about that switch.
It looked like this:

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As these special switches seem to be unobtainable - at least in transparent - I created and 3D printed a little fix for that. It goes over the remainder of the interruptor and gets glued onto the back of the switch door (or whatever you call that). I added a standup target pad to the back to cushion against hard hits and now I´m crossing my fingers that this will hold.

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#999 3 months ago

LCD ColorDMD, Tilt Graphics game blades, Comet 2SMD LEDs for the GI, and Comet lockdown bar decals all add a very nice touch to the game.
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#1000 3 months ago

I want in the club if anyone is selling.

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