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Meteor Club - "We will let you know when the danger is past"


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4 years ago



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#951 1 year ago

I need a backglass too! I wonder if CPR is going to do one?

#952 1 year ago

Where did you get that???

#953 1 year ago

It is from the Netherlands, custom made by a guy there. Not cheap but imo excellent quality.

#954 1 year ago

Okay but specifically who from and how do we buy one? Spill the beans already.

#955 1 year ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Just remove the outlane rubber. It’ll have same effect and if you remove the post you’ll start getting playfield wear where the post was

I pulled the rubber today and played a few games. drained a bit more, but not sure it was enough. Where would the extra wear show up? would it be on the playfield or on the side rail?

#956 1 year ago
Quoted from canoncitypb:

Where would the extra wear show up? would it be on the playfield or on the side rail?

On the playfield where the post is currently located, the size of the post rubber. With the post gone the bottom of the ball travels all the way up to the plastic, running over the location of the post. By removing the rubber the bottom of the ball travels closer to the bottom of the post but there’s still a buffer

#957 1 year ago

maybe I'll put a small piece of mylar there to protect where the post was.

#958 1 year ago

What's your playfield angle?

#959 1 year ago

I think I have the back legs as high as possible and the front legs as low as possible. I've never measure the angle of the playfield.

#960 1 year ago

That'd be the best place to start if you're having long ball times.

#961 1 year ago
Quoted from canoncitypb:

I pulled the rubber today and played a few games. drained a bit more, but not sure it was enough. Where would the extra wear show up? would it be on the playfield or on the side rail?

Put a powerball in it

#962 1 year ago
Quoted from canoncitypb:

I think I have the back legs as high as possible and the front legs as low as possible. I've never measure the angle of the playfield.

Put a 2x4 under the rear legs, then it'll be about right.

#963 1 year ago

I set up the PinGuy phone app. It not only gives you the pitch in degrees but also tells you if it is balanced left to right. Aim for 6 degrees pitch, adjust to 6-1/2 degrees if needed

#964 1 year ago
Quoted from dothedoo:

Put a 2x4 under the rear legs, then it'll be about right.

2x4s and extended 3" levelers or bust!

#965 1 year ago

Want to make sure I've got this wiring correct on the flipper that controls the 3rd upper flipper........ the black or dark brown wire with white on it is currently on the leaf-switch tab "second in" from the very end. The orange "jumper" wire is on the outermost tab and runs to the left-most coil tab (I put white arrows to show placement). I've seen these two wires also reversed, where the orange jumper is where the black w/white wire is..........does it matter which one is where???

On the upper flipper, am I missing a wire?? I have a jumper going from the middle tab of the coil to the outer tab of the leaf switch. Is there a wire that's supposed to be attached to the other leaf switch tab?

Thanks......

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#966 1 year ago
Quoted from bluespin:

I set up the PinGuy phone app.

That might be worth looking into. I'm not sure if my phone is "smart" enough. Do you just lay the phone on the playfield?

#967 1 year ago
Quoted from canoncitypb:

That might be worth looking into. I'm not sure if my phone is "smart" enough. Do you just lay the phone on the playfield?

First time that you use it it’ll tell you to place it on the floor to calibrate it. Then take off the playfield glass and place the phone on the center of the playfield. It’ll show you if you’re too high on one side and the pitch

#968 1 year ago
Quoted from bluespin:

First time that you use it it’ll tell you to place it on the floor to calibrate it. Then take off the playfield glass and place the phone on the center of the playfield. It’ll show you if you’re too high on one side and the pitch

Assuming your floor is level... Not a single thing in my house is

#969 1 year ago
Quoted from zacaj:

Assuming your floor is level... Not a single thing in my house is

The phone accepts your floor as level when it goes through the calibration process. That reading establishes that your floor is level and measures the pitch and side to side angle of the game vs the floor.

An analogy is that it’s like placing an empty bin on a digital scale and pressing the tare button. The scale considers the empty bin as weighing nothing and registers zero weight. Place something in the bin on top of the scale and it only weighs the items inside the bin, not the bin itself.

#970 1 year ago
Quoted from bluespin:

The phone accepts your floor as level when it goes through the calibration process. That reading establishes that your floor is level and measures the pitch and side to side angle of the game vs the floor.
An analogy is that it’s like placing an empty bin on a digital scale and pressing the tare button. The scale considers the empty bin as weighing nothing and registers zero weight. Place something in the bin on top of the scale and it only weighs the items inside the bin, not the bin itself.

But that's making sure the game is level...relative to the floor. Which the floor is not.
Just like weighing stuff on a tared scale measures the weight relative to the bowl/etc

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#971 1 year ago

Can someone with an original power cord take a picture on how it is routed in the cabinet? Also, is it supposed to be a round cord or one of the flat ribbed cords? The one on my machine isn't right and I would like to get a proper replacement.

Thank You!

#972 1 year ago

The cord is a flat ribbed on. It hangs loose in the cab and ties into the line filter.

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#973 1 year ago
Quoted from Thrillhouse:

The cord is a flat ribbed on. It hangs loose in the cab and ties into the line filter.
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Thank you! Now I know what cord to pickup and how it should be fastened in the cabinet.

#974 1 year ago

Shouldn't there be a three-prong plug for Meteor??

I've gotta replace mine as well, but haven't gotten that far yet......

#975 1 year ago

Yes you will definitely want a 3 prong plug. My grounding plug got left in the socket last time I unplugged it so it's new power cord time for me as well.

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#976 1 year ago

Picked up a pretty nice meteor last night. Has a few issues like a broken “E” drop target and the displays don’t work, but everything else works great. Going to try to figure out the displays tonight.

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#977 1 year ago

Are the 22-26AWG crimp contacts the size that I want to use?? Of course, when I sit down to make an order, Great Plains is out of stock!!!

#978 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinball_Nate:

Are the 22-26AWG crimp contacts the size that I want to use?? Of course, when I sit down to make an order, Great Plains is out of stock!!!

Go to Mouser.com or Digikey.com

#979 1 year ago
Quoted from Coyote:

Go to Mouser.com or Digikey.com

Great, thanks.

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#980 1 year ago

Hey guys, my new Meteor needs a left inlane ball guide (w7-6a-253-l). Anyone have an extra to spare?

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#981 1 year ago
Quoted from westofrome:

Hey guys, my new Meteor needs a left inlane ball guide (w7-6a-253-l). Anyone have an extra to spare?
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https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/vids-guide-re-populating-playfields#post-4526968

It will take you 5 minutes to make a new one

#982 1 year ago

Thanks Vid! I was totally ready to call Steve...got the starter kit from Marco.

#983 1 year ago
Quoted from westofrome:

Thanks Vid! I was totally ready to call Steve...got the starter kit from Marco.

While you are waiting for the kit to arrive, take your opposing wire guide up to the HW store and grab a few lengths of same diameter stainless steel welding wire.

Last time I saw the kit, it did NOT have any thick, wire guide wire included.

#984 1 year ago
Quoted from vid1900:

While you are waiting for the kit to arrive, take your opposing wire guide up to the HW store and grab a few lengths of same diameter stainless steel welding wire..

Can also order stainless from Amazon if your hardware store doesn't have it.

#985 1 year ago
Quoted from vid1900:

While you are waiting for the kit to arrive, take your opposing wire guide up to the HW store and grab a few lengths of same diameter stainless steel welding wire.
Last time I saw the kit, it did NOT have any thick, wire guide wire included.

Quoted from dothedoo:

Can also order stainless from Amazon if your hardware store doesn't have it.

Argh... I had cleared my pf, and had to drill pilot holes for these wire forms, one of the drill holes ended up slipping through to the wood and hollowed out the hole too much, now the wire form comes loose and pops out after a dozen games... any advise ?

#986 1 year ago
Quoted from Chosen_S:

... any advise ?

Same as any hole, toothpick & glue

#987 1 year ago
Quoted from Chosen_S:

Argh... I had cleared my pf, and had to drill pilot holes for these wire forms, one of the drill holes ended up slipping through to the wood and hollowed out the hole too much, now the wire form comes loose and pops out after a dozen games... any advise ?

If it's still pretty close tolerance, then flood the hole with white glue and put the wire back in, let dry 48 hours.

If it's blown out, plug hole with bamboo skewer and glue (or fat toothpick), and then re-drill when dry.

#988 1 year ago
Quoted from vid1900:

If it's still pretty close tolerance, then flood the hole with white glue and put the wire back in, let dry 48 hours.
If it's blown out, plug hole with bamboo skewer and glue (or fat toothpick), and then re-drill when dry.

Quoted from TheLaw:

Same as any hole, toothpick & glue

Thanks guys, the tolerance is really close, I’ll drop glue in and try that out

#989 1 year ago

Any idea why CPR doesn't have anything for Meteor (plastics, bg, playfield?) Have they ever done any of them? I thought the new model was to be able to reproduce their catalog on demand, but maybe everything's not up yet.

#990 1 year ago
Quoted from westofrome:

Any idea why CPR doesn't have anything for Meteor (plastics, bg, playfield?) Have they ever done any of them? I thought the new model was to be able to reproduce their catalog on demand, but maybe everything's not up yet.

Cpr has had Meteor in their Boutique zone for several years, waiting for enough people to preorder to make a run. I don’t think anyone has ever made a backglass. Several people have asked Mirco to make a Meteor playfield. I’ll find the forum for you later today.

You can order plastics, drop target/spinner decals and apron decals from Lee at Pinball Rescue. He makes excellent products.
http://www.pinballrescue.net/Plastics_Meteor.html

#991 1 year ago

Thanks! Any opinions on hot-stamped drops from Pinball Resource vs. blank targets and decals from other vendors?

#992 1 year ago
Quoted from westofrome:

Thanks! Any opinions on hot-stamped drops from Pinball Resource vs. blank targets and decals from other vendors?

I've gotten two sets from PBR and they were all warped. The ones that were warped little enough that I could still install them work fine, they just look bad being all misaligned. I'd try to stay with originals if you have them personally

#993 1 year ago

Got recent complete set from PBR and they were all well.

#994 1 year ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Several people have asked Mirco to make a Meteor playfield.

I was supposed to send him a playfield for repro, but it turns out the spare I have has too many issues.

#995 1 year ago
Quoted from westofrome:

Any idea why CPR doesn't have anything for Meteor (plastics, bg, playfield?) Have they ever done any of them? I thought the new model was to be able to reproduce their catalog on demand, but maybe everything's not up yet.

westofrome Post in this forum that you would like a Meteor playfield:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/mircoplayfields-about-to-present-3-new-product-categories-at-expo

#996 1 year ago
Quoted from dothedoo:

I was supposed to send him a playfield for repro, but it turns out the spare I have has too many issues.

I have a nice Meteor folded up in storage. I'll set it up in the next week, clean the playfield and send some pictures to Mirco to see if he can use my playfield.

#997 1 year ago

You can get new repro mirrored backglass from the Netherlands. Bally bingo

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#998 1 year ago
Quoted from Jakusu:

You can get new repro mirrored backglass from the Netherlands. Bally bingo[quoted image][quoted image]

Link?

#999 1 year ago

Has anyone noticed that CPR moved the Meteor pf to the "pipe" from the "boutique zone"? Weird thing is that it states under the heading to follow boutique zone instructions but the other pf's in the pipe are standard pre-order.

#1000 1 year ago
Quoted from Jakusu:

You can get new repro mirrored backglass from the Netherlands. Bally bingo[quoted image][quoted image]

Shipping must be a killer to the USA!! It looks nice though...

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