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JJPOTC Treasure Chest Open/Close mod, now working!


By pinballj

1 year ago



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#1251 64 days ago
Quoted from LesManley:

I finally took the plunge and decided to install the chest opening mod. Physical install went fine, but I cannot get the arm to move the lid at all. I have the newer flex rod assembly, so I followed the video instructions as best as I could but since that is the ball and rod version maybe I am missing something? I even tried modeling it after the pics of VolunteerPin above. I have the 4 prong wheel and his is the two prong, but I tried positioning mine like his and like in the video even though, but still nothing. From a glance it seems like my flex rod is too long and has too much slack to make anything happen with the chest, but with these flex rods you don't trim it, so I am kind of at a loss. Anyone have any ideas, words of wisdom, encouragement? I really want to get the game back together and start playing it again.

Can you post a pic of what you are seeing as far as the rod alignment?

You can trim the flex rods, but they should not need to be. There should be enough adjustment on both ends to give you 1/2" or more of play. Ideally, if you can take a video of what is happening above and below the playfield that would help.

#1252 64 days ago
Quoted from harryhoudini:

Can you post a pic of what you are seeing as far as the rod alignment?
You can trim the flex rods, but they should not need to be. There should be enough adjustment on both ends to give you 1/2" or more of play. Ideally, if you can take a video of what is happening above and below the playfield that would help.

I'll get some pics and/or video. Appreciate the help!

#1253 64 days ago
Quoted from LesManley:

I finally took the plunge and decided to install the chest opening mod. Physical install went fine, but I cannot get the arm to move the lid at all. I have the newer flex rod assembly, so I followed the video instructions as best as I could but since that is the ball and rod version maybe I am missing something? I even tried modeling it after the pics of VolunteerPin above. I have the 4 prong wheel and his is the two prong, but I tried positioning mine like his and like in the video even though, but still nothing. From a glance it seems like my flex rod is too long and has too much slack to make anything happen with the chest, but with these flex rods you don't trim it, so I am kind of at a loss. Anyone have any ideas, words of wisdom, encouragement? I really want to get the game back together and start playing it again.

Does the servo arm move?

#1254 61 days ago

Okay here are some pictures. I know I don't have the bottom connector on all the way I was just doing that because I was moving it around to test different positions and this was the last position I tested. I've tried it with the flex arm on both sides of the wheel and from behind and from the top but I can't get anything to move. The servo moves but it just seems like there's too much slack to have any effect on the chest. When I manually move the flex arm I can get it to work just fine so it doesn't seem like it's bound anywhere.

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#1255 60 days ago

The connection to the servo is not in the proper position. Yours looks to be about the 3 o'clock position (when the playfield is raised) and it should be in the 12 o'clock position (the arm pointing at the ceiling when the playfield is raised).

The rod should not be bent at all, it should be a straight shot.

#1256 60 days ago
Quoted from harryhoudini:

The connection to the servo is not in the proper position. Yours looks to be about the 3 o'clock position (when the playfield is raised) and it should be in the 12 o'clock position (the arm pointing at the ceiling when the playfield is raised).
The rod should not be bent at all, it should be a straight shot.

Okay I'll give that a try. I've just been playing it with a chest closed so I've been content but I would love to get it working.

#1257 59 days ago
Quoted from harryhoudini:

The connection to the servo is not in the proper position. Yours looks to be about the 3 o'clock position (when the playfield is raised) and it should be in the 12 o'clock position (the arm pointing at the ceiling when the playfield is raised).
The rod should not be bent at all, it should be a straight shot.

When I have it in the 12:00 position with no bend in the flex rod this is what it looks like on top. It just wants to bunch up either on the bottom or the top like it's too long.

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#1258 59 days ago

With no slack on top and without me even pulling the flex rod tight this is how much extra space there is at the bottom. I don't see how it can work with this length of flex rod. The servo just doesn't turn enough to make any difference because there's so much slack.

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#1259 58 days ago

It looks like maybe the rod is too long. One or two people mentioned this as well, very early on in the flex rod era. If you need to cut it, you can. Just remove a threaded end (I lock the threaded rod in the chuck of a drill but you can use pliers if you are careful) and use scissors to cut.

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#1260 19 days ago

Harry, sent you a pm. I am missing the part that connects the rod to the chest lid. See pic below (the only parts that are left)...

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#1261 16 days ago

Can you post a picture of the lid? It should already be attached

#1262 16 days ago
Quoted from harryhoudini:

Can you post a picture of the lid? It should already be attached

Unfortunately it is not attached to the back of the lid.

Thanks

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#1263 14 days ago

Sorry about that, crazy. In the mail

#1264 12 days ago
Quoted from harryhoudini:

Sorry about that, crazy. In the mail

Thank you

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