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Flintstones Owners Club- post and see pics, mods, ideas here


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#1001 4 months ago

Is this one thicker drop target on the E of the left bank of drop targets original? I was having an issue where occasionally a few of the targets didn't seem like they wanted to drop all the way when hit, leaving about an 1/8th" above the playfield. They appeared to be dragging due to the aftermarket decals placed over the originals creating too much thickness for the slot. When I removed the decals, I noticed the one odd target on the left bank. Even after removing the layered decals, they still don't all drop correctly. It occurs on both banks. Thanks.

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#1002 4 months ago

Looks like its from a data east game like lethal weapon

#1003 4 months ago
Quoted from seah2os:

Is this one thicker drop target on the E of the left bank of drop targets original? I was having an issue where occasionally a few of the targets didn't seem like they wanted to drop all the way when hit, leaving about an 1/8th" above the playfield. They appeared to be dragging due to the aftermarket decals placed over the originals creating too much thickness for the slot. When I removed the decals, I noticed the one odd target on the left bank. Even after removing the layered decals, they still don't all drop correctly. It occurs on both banks. Thanks.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Them not dropping is definitely not a decal issue.

1 month later
#1004 3 months ago

I just finished cleaning and putting everything back together and now I am working out all the bugs and tweaking everything to my liking. With that being said, I've got a couple issues I'm still dealing with:

1) Switch 32 (Trough 1 Opto) is always registering as open (or closed, haha, either way, it treats it like a ball is always in the trough 1 spot)

I've been trying to troubleshoot but the issue doesn't seem to be on the cpu board, the rough opto boards or the 7 opto board). The only real negative is the credit dot, so I suppose I'll let that one slide for now.

2)Getting a ball hang up on the wire underneath "the machine" area that feeds the bronto/machine popper.

I don't really want to remove "the machine" if I don't have to. I'm thinking I may add a thin screw on the underside of the PF into the hole of one side of the wireform to push up and secure it, not committed to that idea yet but I did use a small punch and pushed it up and it seemed to solve the issue temporarily.

3)With MB lit, feeding the right orbit, the ball hits the diverter and falls into the pops.

The diverter works flawlessly when "The Machine" is lit, so maybe this is a software, not a hardware issue. Anyone have any thoughts, experiences, or suggestions on this one? This one is definitely my primary concern.

4) Occasionally the feed from the left ramp to the left flipper bounces around and works its way into the outlane or to the right side of the slingshot.

I haven't really tried anything yet but I'm thinking adjusting the alignment of the hole or possibly adding some foam for the ball to hit and deaden the ball a bit before it drops.

If I'm able to figure any of my issues, I'll let you folks know.

#1005 3 months ago

Picked up my first flintstones today and I’ve got it almost stripped.

I’m missing several plastics so if anyone has any extra or a new set sitting around let me know

I’m super excited to get this back together! Looks like a really fun game

#1006 3 months ago
Quoted from jdoz2:

Picked up my first flintstones today and I’ve got it almost stripped.
I’m missing several plastics so if anyone has any extra or a new set sitting around let me know
I’m super excited to get this back together! Looks like a really fun game

Plastics are very difficult to come by for this game. I found 2 I needed off of ebay so I would start there or place a wanted ad in the marketplace. Good luck and welcome to the club.

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#1007 3 months ago
Quoted from Vincenzo:

Had my backbox decals printed this week. From a file I got on this thread. Thanks!
The cabinet has some wears. Some wood and paint work to be done before applying the decals.
Nothing to do with decals : the original legs of the Flintstones more look like bronze rather than gold, am I right?
Mine still has his legs, but they are a little rusty. So I ordered a set of gold legs. But they seem very shiny compared to the originals!
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Hi All,

Try to co a clean up of my flintstones which includes new decals.Can anyone point me to the direction of the above mentione file ?

Cheers Doug

#1008 3 months ago

Hi guys I’m in need of the 4 drop targets bracket,if you
Have one please let me know

#1009 3 months ago
Quoted from DougAUS11:

Hi All,
Try to co a clean up of my flintstones which includes new decals.Can anyone point me to the direction of the above mentione file ?
Cheers Doug

PM me your email address and I'll send them to you and the contact for a fellow in Sydney who printed mine that came out very nicely.

#1010 3 months ago
Quoted from SYS6:

PM me your email address and I'll send them to you and the contact for a fellow in Sydney who printed mine that came out very nicely.

Cheers and very much appreciated.

#1011 3 months ago

Hey, have any of you fine folks experienced a "trough 1" opto problem on your machines, I believe it is switch 32.

I came across a thread where someone suggested it was a code issue but if that's the case, I figured this thread could confirm it.

Edit:
Ok scratch that. I was able to resolved my issue and confirm that it is in fact NOT a code issue.

1 month later
#1012 56 days ago

Finished all my lighting upgrades!

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#1013 55 days ago
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#1014 55 days ago
Quoted from robertg130:

Hi guys I’m in need of the 4 drop targets bracket,if you
Have one please let me know

they are out there somewhere, I had to replace mine. i'll try to find it.

1 week later
#1015 46 days ago
Quoted from McPin54:

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Looks awesome. What went where? Maybe ill give it a try myself. Cheers!

#1016 46 days ago

i need a joes diner plastic

#1017 45 days ago
Quoted from shokel328:

Looks awesome. What went where? Maybe ill give it a try myself. Cheers!

for the buildings I used 5v sockets and tied into GI under the playfield. Make sure you put electrical tape over the sockets to help hold in and not short out. Also wrap metal supports with electrical tape.

For the dino I used green LED strip and ran off the 12v on the driver board, just made new connector. I can take a picture if it will help.

Also just daisy chained GI under apron, added 4 sockets

these are pics I had. I can take more of whatever you need.

thx
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#1018 45 days ago

Welp, just pulled the trigger on my first pin. Picked this up from a buddy and couldn't be happier. Play field is in great shape and has been Led updated, some nice lighting additions also. Just ordered the Color DMD too!!....you may see a neon sign in the glass reflection... its a 10ft Neon Buffalo...

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#1019 44 days ago
Quoted from McPin54:

for the buildings I used 5v sockets and tied into GI under the playfield. Make sure you put electrical tape over the sockets to help hold in and not short out. Also wrap metal supports with electrical tape.
For the dino I used green LED strip and ran off the 12v on the driver board, just made new connector. I can take a picture if it will help.
Also just daisy chained GI under apron, added 4 sockets
these are pics I had. I can take more of whatever you need.
thx
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Great help and inspiration, it’s one of the better looking, subtle yet dominant lighting of the FS playfield I’ve seen and your photos are great. I’ll be sure to reach out once I get started. Do you have any link/recommendation for the LEDs? Should I go with one of those 200$ light kits? Have a fabulous weekend.

#1020 44 days ago
Quoted from shokel328:

Great help and inspiration, it’s one of the better looking, subtle yet dominant lighting of the FS playfield I’ve seen and your photos are great. I’ll be sure to reach out once I get started. Do you have any link/recommendation for the LEDs? Should I go with one of those 200$ light kits? Have a fabulous weekend.

absolutely not! Lol

I post later tonight or tomorrow. less than $20!

#1021 44 days ago
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#1022 44 days ago
Quoted from McPin54:

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Great, thanks. What about the GI and back box lamps? Where are those all from?

#1023 42 days ago

Anyone know where I can find an original FS INSTRUCTION MANUAL foR purchase?

#1024 42 days ago
Quoted from shokel328:

Anyone know where I can find an original FS INSTRUCTION MANUAL foR purchase?

You can always download & print your own if you must have a hardcopy: https://www.ipdb.org/files/888/Williams_1994_The_Flintstones_English_Manual.pdf

#1025 42 days ago
Quoted from shokel328:

Great, thanks. What about the GI and back box lamps? Where are those all from?

I buy my leds from comet. I used a mixture of incandescent and LED. a green bendy for the dino.
4 smd but mostly reg incandescent. I always thought Flintstones looked better with reg bulbs. (for the backglass)
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#1027 42 days ago

also j117 is where I pull my 12v from. ( For dino or any other 12v strip) you could use a splitter connector or just pin them together like I did.

I used all 2smd warm white from comet in GI and 3 purple for the purple plastics. pic looks like it color bombs but it person it looks perfect, no color bomb.

1 smd in inserts

color dmd will go in tonight. I'll post some pics
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#1028 42 days ago

better pic of purple in GI.

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#1029 40 days ago

For the buildings I just use the 6V led strips. Much easier than using lamp sockets or 12V led strips. 6V led strips are more expensive when compared to 12V but soooo much easier to install. Just hook up to any GI socket.
https://pinside.com/pinball/market/shops/1026-pinball-haus/00674-6v-leds-strip-5050
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#1030 39 days ago

I painted in the names of the shops just for effect - I like it.

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#1031 39 days ago

How much did everyone hollow out the houses to get the good lighting effects?

#1032 39 days ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

How much did everyone hollow out the houses to get the good lighting effects?

they are already hollowed out

#1033 39 days ago
Quoted from SYS6:

I painted in the names of the shops just for effect - I like it.[quoted image]

I like that

What did you use, paint? if so what kind? Or marker?

#1034 39 days ago
Quoted from McPin54:

they are already hollowed out

I did that much! haha

#1035 39 days ago
Quoted from McPin54:

they are already hollowed out

Ahhh, just cut out the holes for lights or led strips.

#1036 39 days ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

Ahhh, just cut out the holes for lights or led strips.

just make sure you wrap everything in electrical tape sockets or led strips. no metal on metal!

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#1037 39 days ago

You can save yourself a ton of time and a lot of hassle instead of wiring in light sockets and you can just use these from Comet pinball. They are in the matrix group and come in either 6 Volt or 12 volt whichever one you choose. I just went with six volt and pulled from the GI and I put three in each one of the buildings and they turned out great and it was very simple. The pic below shows how they turned out.

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#1038 39 days ago

I've had my flinstones for over a year and for the most part it has been a pretty solid working pin, but I fired it up after not using it for a couple months and all of a sudden the game resets when right flipper is pressed. game not showing any errors and flippers were rebuilt a year ago with all new parts, any ideas why the sudden change?

#1039 39 days ago
Quoted from gibbrunner:

I've had my flinstones for over a year and for the most part it has been a pretty solid working pin, but I fired it up after not using it for a couple months and all of a sudden the game resets when right flipper is pressed. game not showing any errors and flippers were rebuilt a year ago with all new parts, any ideas why the sudden change?

Does it have an nvram installed or batteries? If batteries check those 1st

#1040 37 days ago
Quoted from McPin54:

I like that
What did you use, paint? if so what kind? Or marker?

Just acrylic craft paint and a fine brush.

#1041 36 days ago

How come flintstones doesn’t have a level like every game made after TZ?

I got a bubble level, but other than knowing if I’m evenly leveled or not, I can’t get a pitch since there’s no marked indicator of inches.

#1042 35 days ago

It's also lacking a video mode for a game of this vintage.

#1043 34 days ago
Quoted from shokel328:

How come flintstones doesn’t have a level like every game made after TZ?
I got a bubble level, but other than knowing if I’m evenly leveled or not, I can’t get a pitch since there’s no marked indicator of inches.

This game has always been a bear for me to level. Especially the appron. Keeping the ball from falling off the ledge og the apron while maintaining a level playfield takes some time. Very Satisfying when done! The apron ramp rap around is one of the coolest features on a pinball in my opinion.

#1044 34 days ago
Quoted from McPin54:

This game has always been a bear for me to level. Especially the appron. Keeping the ball from falling off the ledge og the apron while maintaining a level playfield takes some time. Very Satisfying when done! The apron ramp rap around is one of the coolest features on a pinball in my opinion.

It most definitely is a great feature.... btw, my package full of goodies from comet has landed today...hope customs clear it fast so by the weekend I can start playing with the lights....

#1045 34 days ago
Quoted from McPin54:

This game has always been a bear for me to level. Especially the appron. Keeping the ball from falling off the ledge og the apron while maintaining a level playfield takes some time. Very Satisfying when done! The apron ramp rap around is one of the coolest features on a pinball in my opinion.

I have messed with mone countless times and cannot get it leveles correctly. The left apron loop stays on but when it comes down right side about 75% of the time the ball falls off.

#1046 34 days ago
Quoted from PinDeLaPin:

I have messed with mone countless times and cannot get it leveles correctly. The left apron loop stays on but when it comes down right side about 75% of the time the ball falls off.

I had same issue. I made my adjustment here. loosen the screw there in my pic. sometimes just by loosing it makes a huge difference. if not put a washer under it to raise it slightly. make sure it's under the plastic apron/wrap around clear ramp
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#1047 34 days ago
Quoted from McPin54:

I had same issue. I made my adjustment here. loosen the screw there in my pic. sometimes just by loosing it makes a huge difference. if not put a washer under it to raise it slightly. make sure it's under the plastic apron/wrap around clear ramp
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Hot damn... your washer trick appeared to be the fix. I just hit 8 ramp shots and all went all the way around and didnt fall off. Thanks

#1048 34 days ago
Quoted from PinDeLaPin:

Hot damn... your washer trick appeared to be the fix. I just hit 8 ramp shots and all went all the way around and didnt fall off. Thanks

Nice. I'm glad it worked!

#1049 33 days ago

The ball seems to get stuck up by the entrance to the rock crusher, is this a leveling thing (everything else works perfect including the smart ramps) ? Any other suggestions?

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#1050 33 days ago
Quoted from shokel328:

The ball seems to get stuck up by the entrance to the rock crusher, is this a leveling thing (everything else works perfect including the smart ramps) ? Any other suggestions?[quoted image]

Couple ways to help this problem.

May want to raise back leg levelers a little. (Gives ball a little more speed and force through the switch)

OR

You can also bend that switch leg a little out towards the machine but make sure the ball will still trigger the switch. You don't want to bend it too far. After you make you adjustment got to switch test and roll a ball through to make sure it will still register after you make your adjustment.

Hope this helps. Its pretty common place to get stuck.

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