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Indy Restoration - "It’s not the years honey... it’s the mileage"


By Ricochet

5 months ago



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#301 4 days ago
Quoted from Ricochet:

Ramp flap riveted! That’s not a ball trail on that ramp... Is the shadow of the edge.
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What size are those rivets please?

#302 4 days ago
Quoted from KornFreak28:

What size are those rivets please?

Those are 1/4” and are too big... they need to be 3/16”. I used washers on the back side to take up the space. Plenty of clearance for them.
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#304 4 days ago
Quoted from Ricochet:

I sent my subway to Chris at pinballplating.com to be re-chromed. I tried like hell to polish it... no dice.[quoted image]

Plating a subway? That’s next level

#305 4 days ago
Quoted from okgrak:

Plating a subway? That’s next level

.....And very smart too!

#306 3 days ago
Quoted from Ricochet:

I will be using red standard rubber for the flippers though.

I know I'm a few days late, but the stock flipper rubbers for the Indy are black. Straight from the horse's...manual.
I always wondered why you see so many IJ with red flippers - not that it looks bad, not by a long shot. Somewhere along the way it was widely adopted by owners, but I myself am a big fan of the clean black rubber on white bats with the white rings all 'round.

And though I like keeping my IJ as stock as can be, I've only made simple reversible additions. For instance, I replaced the captured ball for the 'get the treasure' mode with a gold-plated ball. 'Cause it's treasure! Feel free to use that one.

#307 3 days ago
Quoted from AaronZOOM:

I know I'm a few days late, but the stock flipper rubbers for the Indy are black. Straight from the horse's...manual.
I always wondered why you see so many IJ with red flippers - not that it looks bad, not by a long shot. Somewhere along the way it was widely adopted by owners, but I myself am a big fan of the clean black rubber on white bats with the white rings all 'round.
And though I like keeping my IJ as stock as can be, I've only made simple reversible additions. For instance, I replaced the captured ball for the 'get the treasure' mode with a gold-plated ball. 'Cause it's treasure! Feel free to use that one.

Yup stock is black for flippers, I generally use red because it is a bit cleaner than the black and I can see when it gets cruddy. To me its more about not using silicone or superband type material ... I don't prefer the way they play.

I actually DO have a gold plated ball for my captive ball. I wasn't sure how the plating would hold up... so I've not committed. In reality, this game will get far less play in its remaining life than it ever has... so it probably won't be an issue.

#308 2 days ago

Pig tailed and put .062 molex connectors on each of the target switches.

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#309 2 days ago
Quoted from Ricochet:

I actually DO have a gold plated ball for my captive ball. I wasn't sure how the plating would hold up... so I've not committed. In reality, this game will get far less play in its remaining life than it ever has... so it probably won't be an issue.

I've had the gold ball in my game for over 10 years, and though it's a little scuffed from the years (or the mileage) it still looks great. No need to second guess that one.

I've got to save the gallery from your restoration. It's so in-depth, I bet it'll come in handy as a reference in case I ever have to strip mine down. Thanks for sharing so much detail.

#310 2 days ago
Quoted from AaronZOOM:

I've had the gold ball in my game for over 10 years, and though it's a little scuffed from the years (or the mileage) it still looks great. No need to second guess that one.
I've got to save the gallery from your restoration. It's so in-depth, I bet it'll come in handy as a reference in case I ever have to strip mine down. Thanks for sharing so much detail.

Thank you! I still have a way to go. I'm hoping to get all of the switches done by the weekend. I've still got to rebuild the solenoid harness (it needs all new lamp sockets... and I need to pigtail all of my coils).

Then I will start working on the topside. I kind of do things in a pseudo random fashion just to break up the monotony of it all. Like deciding to clean the gear box... or refinishing the ramp. The vibratory polisher has been running off and on for two weeks now. I should have got the larger one. Its really too small for doing the larger stuff like coil brackets (or more than one at a time).

On the topic of polishing... I've found even though it would be great to polish everything up and re-use it... it makes no sense in many cases. Coil stops and linkages (anything metal on metal) are worn and it just makes more sense to buy new ones. The only brackets I've kept are the IJ specific ones that are unobtainium. I've kept no screws... every one is new. Anything that didn't come clean in the polisher (posts, post studs, etc...) I just bought new as well. When you get this far ... you just don't want to put anything back on the machine that doesn't meet your standard of the restoration.

#311 2 days ago
Quoted from Ricochet:

Pig tailed and put .062 molex connectors on each of the target switches.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

In HUO environment, what's the point of additional tons of Molex connectors for switches, coils? Please don't tell easy access/service

#312 2 days ago
Quoted from Davi:

In HUO environment, what's the point of additional tons of Molex connectors for switches, coils? Please don't tell easy access/service

I cannot give you a good reason. Lunacy... probably is closest to the truth.

#313 2 days ago
Quoted from Davi:

In HUO environment, what's the point of additional tons of Molex connectors for switches, coils? Please don't tell easy access/service

Quoted from Ricochet:

I cannot give you a good reason. Lunacy... probably is closest to the truth.

I do it as well on my restos, I'd rather do as much soldering at the workbench as possible instead of at the machine with all the wires and other things in the way on a playfield propped in a semi-vertical position.

#314 2 days ago
Quoted from AUKraut:

I do it as well on my restos, I'd rather do as much soldering at the workbench as possible instead of at the machine with all the wires and other things in the way on a playfield propped in a semi-vertical position.

Yeah that's it .... that's actually good reason ... I'm going with that.

#315 19 hours ago

It’s not tidy yet... but all the playfield switches (except on flippers) are done !!!

I’ll complete tidying when the solenoid harness is attached.

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#316 16 hours ago

I love this sound ...

#317 15 hours ago
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