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Meteor restoration........

By Pinball_Nate

6 years ago


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#151 3 years ago

Update?

8 months later
#152 2 years ago

Sorry?! It's not a happy ending.

I am still fidgeting with a few problems:

My original sound board is wonky, probably needs caps replaced to restore the sound, which is either really garbled or missing (no spinner sound).

I also have a pop that is temperamental and needs adjusting, for some reason it fires fine *except* for on the right-hand side, where it acts dead.

I lost interest after multiple problems, but it is slowly coming back to life - the playfield looks good, all mechs working great.

With the release of the new ruleset, it has inspired me to try and get this thing done!

#153 2 years ago
Quoted from Pinball_Nate:

for some reason it fires fine *except* for on the right-hand side, where it acts dead.

I think you have the old style pops with the steel plate under the play field. This means your pop switch is screwed onto the underside of the play field. It also means your pop switch can get out of alignment with the skirt actuator rod on the pop skirt.

For best performance, that actuator rod needs to be dead center in the bottom of the pop spoon. If your switch is misadjusted , then the skirt rod is riding high one side of the pop spoon and you will get crappy action. This is not 100% but I'm guessing your switch is misaligned. And it could have been misaligned from the factory and there would be little reason for the OP to care.

Take a look. Things are buried in there, so good luck seeing anything

#154 2 years ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

I think you have the old style pops with the steel plate under the play field. This means your pop switch is screwed onto the underside of the play field. It also means your pop switch can get out of alignment with the skirt actuator rod on the pop skirt.
For best performance, that actuator rod needs to be dead center in the bottom of the pop spoon. If your switch is misadjusted , then the skirt rod is riding high one side of the pop spoon and you will get crappy action. This is not 100% but I'm guessing your switch is misaligned. And it could have been misaligned from the factory and there would be little reason for the OP to care.
Take a look. Things are buried in there, so good luck seeing anything

Thanks, I suspected that it might be the spoon/stem alignment - I have had that entire pop unassembled and put back together, so it's possible something isn't quite right.

You really need that pop to work as it really aids gameplay and can throw the ball back to your upper drops for more shots...........

1 year later
#155 1 year ago

Yay! Finished this project.....looks fantastic now and has the new code installed as well.

#156 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinball_Nate:

Yay! Finished this project.....looks fantastic now and has the new code installed as well.

Got any pics for us?

#157 1 year ago

We need video of you ripping the spinner plz

#158 1 year ago

Will post photos soon! Thanks guys!!

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