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Maverick fan thread - We play till we drop, winner takes all!

By Atomicboy

6 years ago

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#1088 6 months ago
Quoted from Murphelman:

joining the club today. It's in a project state and needs some work to bring it to life but I am looking forward to it. Hoping I can lean on you guys for some help as I attempt to get it working (first big project)

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Pretty sure this is the Maverick I just picked up. The tell tale World Series Poker stickers and test switch are a giveaway. It’s passed through a few people’s possession since. It’s still a project....

The dmd has been replaced, flippers are flipping again and it’s not blowing fuses anymore but the cpu seems to be a mess.

Quite a few coils/flashers aren’t working. But once that mess is cleared up it should clean up nicely.

My first modern era pin so I’m trying to wrap my head around things still.

If anyone is interested in the current issues I’ve posted looking for insight in the tech: modern era section.

I can drop a link if you guys are okay with it. I really want to get it sorted so I can start to shop it and getting looking/playing nice.

#1090 6 months ago

Didn’t want to trample this thread with my broken game.

But here goes


1 week later
#1091 5 months ago

Question for you guys...

How far past the shooter rod gauge/apron does the tip of your plunger go?

I just rebuilt mine with new springs, washers and tip, but it doesn’t come out past the apron. And I don’t get enough action to plunge the ball past the skill shot holes to the ramp. A full plunge gets me just a bit past skill shot hole 3, but rolls back.

I have what I would assume is a stock length rod for this game as it has the yellow DE maverick knob.

Is that intentional, or am I missing something here?

#1095 5 months ago
Quoted from Sirgubster9:

mine doesnt go past the apron, it sits a little bit back when not engaged. I had to purchase a strong spring. I think they have like black, red, and yellow which are different power settings. I purchased a stronger spring and it wraps around that ramp with ease now.

my rubber kit came with a green. which color are you using now?

#1097 5 months ago
Quoted from BertoDRINK1:

Mines has an Orange spring and makes it all the way around. You need a stronger spring. When mine is resting it's behind the apron also standard yellow DE shooter rod also.

Yeah I was thinking of trying the orange. The manual says it’s green but I’d like to be able to hit the ramp/wire from the plunge

Found a tension guide on pinball life


Spring tension from lowest to highest:
Blue (266-5001-05)
Green (266-5001-04)
Standard (10-148-1)
Orange (266-5001-07)
Purple (266-5001)
Gray/Silver (266-5001-14)
Red (10-148-2)

#1099 5 months ago

Well at least now I know that my shooter rod is the correct length.
From my relatively short time in the hobby, I was under the impression that the tip of the rod/rubber is supposed to stick out past the apron a bit, and the ball is supposed to rest on it when ejected.

With the green spring, it definitely feels like a struggle sometimes to hit the #3 hole, and impossible to make it to the ramp, let alone make it around the loop. My game is still technically still a project; the playfield hasn't been shopped yet and I have some cleaning to do, but I got it to a playable state.

Either way, I just made a big ol parts order, and grabbed an orange spring to try out.

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#1101 5 months ago
Quoted from Sirgubster9:

let me know how the orange spring treats you, i might need to drop my spring power down a bit.

So the orange spring definitely has enough power to at least get me to the flipper skill shot hole (4) with ease but definitely not enough punch to make the ramp loop.

That being said, I just finished shopping the playfield and haven’t even looked at the pitch/level of the game. I know it’s off but I still have some cosmetic work to do. The legs and lockdown bar are a mess and need some attention. Already started stripping all the paint off of the lockdown.

For anyone interested, here is what I have done so far. Lit the Lauren Belle and ball trough. Still waiting on a replacement 5 drop target bank to replace the mangled one in there and a knocker assembly that is missing. I also made up some apron cards while I was waiting on the rest of my parts order

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#1157 78 days ago

Been sharing some of my instruction cards I've been making for my games and for friends. Here are a few for Maverick if anyone is interested.


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#1191 24 days ago

Say what you want about the theme, you could do worse, but it’s definitely a fun and challenging game.

Not easy to put up a high score, and if you change settings around you can make it tougher.

#1195 21 days ago
Quoted from dendenjan:

What does "afik" mean please?

"As Far As I know"

#1200 18 days ago
Quoted from dendenjan:

Hi. I'm replacing the rubber on my new Maverick pin. I found this piece laying in the bottom of the cabinet. Can somebody please tell me where this belongs?[quoted image]

Sits over the two flasher domes between the right outlane and shooter lane

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#1202 15 days ago

No problem! When I bought my Maverick it was very much a project, so I’ve touched literally everything on this cabinet at least once

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