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list of possible mods for 8 ball deluxe 1981


By wendyb

65 days ago



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  • Latest reply 64 days ago by wendyb
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    #1 65 days ago

    Hello, I am looking for ideas for mods on a 8 ball deluxe 1981, is there a list somewhere of mods people have done that i can read about? I have heard of things called "blades" for other machines, Are there some "blades" made for ebd? What does a shaker motor do and can a shaker motor be installed in EBD? . looking for mods suggestions to enhance the machine. thank you
    wendy

    #2 65 days ago

    I like those custom shooter rods made with mini billiard balls as a handle. I think those are available here on Pinside can’t remember who sells them.

    #3 65 days ago

    Please don't Wendy. Odler games really don't look nice with shit glued all over them.

    But to your point, no one shaker, thats mosern machines. Doubtful on side blades that put silly pictures on the sides of your playfield.

    #4 65 days ago

    Replace the steel ball with a powerball. Looks like a cue ball in the game.

    LTG : )

    #5 64 days ago

    Solenoid driver board ground mod would look nice.

    #6 64 days ago

    The custom engraved lock bar

    #7 64 days ago
    Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

    The custom engraved lock bar

    i did see those but they are too pricey for me, thans for the idea!

    #8 64 days ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Replace the steel ball with a powerball. Looks like a cue ball in the game.
    LTG : )

    sounds cool, where can i view such a thing? are you saying instead of the metal shooter ball there is a metal shooter ball with an 8 ball design on it? have not seen such a thing..
    i am sewing a dust/ sun cover for the machine presently...

    #9 64 days ago
    Quoted from wendyb:

    sounds cool, where can i view such a thing? are you saying instead of the metal shooter ball there is a metal shooter ball with an 8 ball design on it? have not seen such a thing..
    i am sewing a dust/ sun cover for the machine presently...

    No.
    Just changing the metallic ball you hit with the flippers with a ceramic ball.

    #10 64 days ago
    Quoted from EJS:

    I like those custom shooter rods made with mini billiard balls as a handle. I think those are available here on Pinside can’t remember who sells them.

    I have seen them too, they are reall "mini" though , just a tiny bit smaller that an actual 8 ball that is 2 1/4 wide, to me that would be to large for a shooter knob, i do have a lot of pool balls many different sizes, and was thinking of drilling into one and gluing a threaded insert, then taking the shooter rod and using a tap and dye, putting threads on the rod. that is on my mod list, right now I am making a pattern to sew a custom dust cove for the machine..

    #11 64 days ago

    And I second the notion of not putting aesthetic mods on Eight Ball Deluxe.
    If anything, LED (White, please) and chrome the metal if you want to get fancy.

    #12 64 days ago
    Quoted from wendyb:

    sounds cool, where can i view such a thing? are you saying instead of the metal shooter ball there is a metal shooter ball with an 8 ball design on it? have not seen such a thing..
    i am sewing a dust/ sun cover for the machine presently...

    i just found them at Marcos, thanks!

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