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Night Rider club

By tatman9999

1 year ago


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#1 1 year ago

Did not see a Night rider club. Just finished a restore on mine.

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#2 1 year ago

More pics

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#3 1 year ago

Cabinet stencil and clear coated

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#4 1 year ago

All together

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#5 1 year ago

Looks amazing!
Can’t wait to see more pics and posts about this sweet machine.

#6 1 year ago

Great job!!
I'm just starting to get the itch to rehab one myself

#7 1 year ago
Quoted from JonCBrand:

Great job!!
I'm just starting to get the itch to rehab one myself

Get going it is a beautiful looking pin.

#8 1 year ago
Quoted from mrm_4:

Looks amazing!
Can’t wait to see more pics and posts about this sweet machine.

Thanks. I want to see other pinsiders night riders.

#9 1 year ago
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#10 1 year ago
Quoted from tatman9999:

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Wow what a beautiful playfield. Did you restore the one from the first picture into what we see now? I don't think i have the talent for that so i'm waiting for CPR to finish making theirs.

#11 1 year ago

Night Rider is a great game. I have an EM and a SS version. Love ripping the spinner and the artwork couldnt be more 70s.

#12 1 year ago
Quoted from SWMurphy:

Wow what a beautiful playfield. Did you restore the one from the first picture into what we see now? I don't think i have the talent for that so i'm waiting for CPR to finish making theirs.

Yes that is a restored one. The playfield was completely painted by hand and then auto cleaned.

2 weeks later
#13 1 year ago

Hi, My EM Night Rider currently has a speaker and this board installed in it and im wondering if anyone can tell me about who might of made it or where it came from? Also is it worth anything? I jut purchased a chime box and i hope to replace this board and speaker.

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#14 1 year ago

Wow beautiful restore. Night Rider is the game that got me into playing pinball.

#15 1 year ago

I no longer have my Night Rider, but my Night Rider webpages live on...

http://www.jeff-z.com/pinball/nightrider/nightrider.html

#16 1 year ago

Hi i'm installing a chime box in my night rider that can from a SS night rider. I removed the diods already so i think im good there but i do not know which chime length should go with what point value. Can anyone help me here? I have it right now wired so that the 1000 point is the shortest chime and the 10 point chime is the longest but i could defiantly have it backwards.

#17 1 year ago

This may help you shortest chime has red wire with white dash. middle chime is blue with white dash. longest chime has orange wire with white dash.
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As you can see my middle chime is cooked but that's a later problem trying to get game to stop non stop reset at drop targets upon game start up. I can claim being a member of the club but mines the black sheep of the club.

#18 1 year ago

Just finished one !! We have a EM version as well, Ron Kruzman did his magic on a
NOS playfield . Lots of love for old Night Rider . Gonna put a CPR topper on it next

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#19 1 year ago

Got a pretty one there. how bad was the old playfeild?

#20 1 year ago

Good candidate for everlay
CPR is running it

#21 1 year ago
Quoted from cp1610:

This may help you shortest chime has red wire with white dash. middle chime is blue with white dash. longest chime has orange wire with white dash.
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As you can see my middle chime is cooked but that's a later problem trying to get game to stop non stop reset at drop targets upon game star up. I can claim being a member of the club but mines the black sheep of the club.

Thank you for this picture! It looks like i wired the 10 and 1000 point chimes backwards.

4 months later
#22 1 year ago

Just picked a solid state example up today. Have tried a few times to buy one locally but it took three attempts for a deal to stick. This one's been in storage for some time but should clean up great. Missing an MPU but that's easy to deal with.

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#23 1 year ago

Got Night Rider running last night. New Alltek MPU and a whole lot of repinning was all it needed to play. Surprisingly the horribly corroded lamp driver board works 95%. I ordered a few clean ones on eBay and figure I can cobble a nice one together without too much trouble. Other than that all it really needs is some attention to the 3 and 4 player displays (I would almost bet this is also harness trouble) and a few lamp sockets replaced. I'm going to give it a flipper rebuild and replace the bushings in the chimes too, even though I could probably leave them alone for awhile.

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#24 1 year ago

I recently designed these acrylic coin inserts for our Night Rider. So fun!

If you'd like me to make you some, check out my pinside shop or message me.

https://pinside.com/pinball/market/shops/1256-upkick-pinball/03782-nightrider-coin-door-insert

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#25 1 year ago

Has anyone bought a CPR playfield yet? I want to order one but I would like to hear what others think of theirs first.

6 months later
#27 9 months ago

Joining the club! Drove 1000 miles with it, and just unloaded it. I really feel like King of the Road after this road trip! I'll post more photos once I set it up tomorrow or the next day.

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#28 9 months ago

Something fun I did yesterday to my Night Rider EM. This game has the "over the top" feature that sounds a 6 volt buzzer when you roll it over. I decided to amp that up! Being that there is a cop car on the backglass, I thought this idea may be fun.
I have an old motorized coaster style siren off an old Fire Truck. There was just enough room to mount it in the back of the cabinet. To make it work, I used a 6 volt coiled relay to switch a set of contacts for the 12 volts to the siren. Had to add a hurky 12 volt power supply I had hanging around. Wow!!! That is all I can say! The whole neighborhood knows when that game is rolled over, LOL. My wife did not know what I installed. I told her to play it until she could roll it over for a "surprise". Haha, she about shit herself when she finally set it off. Just had to share my crazy Night Rider enhancement.

#29 9 months ago
Quoted from MVCO:

Something fun I did yesterday to my Night Rider EM. This game has the "over the top" feature that sounds a 6 volt buzzer when you roll it over. I decided to amp that up! Being that there is a cop car on the backglass, I thought this idea may be fun.
I have an old motorized coaster style siren off an old Fire Truck. There was just enough room to mount it in the back of the cabinet. To make it work, I used a 6 volt coiled relay to switch a set of contacts for the 12 volts to the siren. Had to add a hurky 12 volt power supply I had hanging around. Wow!!! That is all I can say! The whole neighborhood knows when that game is rolled over, LOL. My wife did not know what I installed. I told her to play it until she could roll it over for a "surprise". Haha, she about shit herself when she finally set it off. Just had to share my crazy Night Rider enhancement.

Shaker motors and subwoofers ain't got shit on your mod.

#30 9 months ago
Quoted from SWMurphy:

Has anyone bought a CPR playfield yet? I want to order one but I would like to hear what others think of theirs first.

Do you know if they're direct print or screened?

#31 9 months ago

All set up!

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My wife is enjoying the new pin.

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#32 9 months ago
Quoted from stumptown:

Do you know if they're direct print or screened?

I believe they are direct printed now.

#33 9 months ago

According to the CPR website there is only 1 left in stock

#34 9 months ago

Just to keep things bumping.

Last year I updated the lighting under the plastics for the drop targets. I used 4" Comet Lighting strips which pop right in with an adapter into the damn near useless light socket for that location.

So now the plastics are properly lit.

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#35 9 months ago

Wife "checking" all is well after some games moved into her new hobby room.

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#36 9 months ago

So I was playing it yesterday and noticed that it does not give extra balls at the set replay values. The replay values are set correctly, and the adjustment is set to extra ball, not credit. The game does award extra balls correctly when the bank of drop targets is knocked down twice or if the ball goes down the lit outlane. So I know the extra ball relay works. Is there an additional relay or connector that the replay/high score goes through that could be disconnected?

Edit:
When the adjustment is set to credit, it still doesn't work, so it's not tied to that adjustment plug.

#37 9 months ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Just to keep things bumping.
Last year I updated the lighting under the plastics for the drop targets. I used 4" Comet Lighting strips which pop right in with an adapter into the damn near useless light socket for that location.
So now the plastics are properly lit.
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I really like this, i tried doing something similar with a flex head bulb down in that useless light socket. It looks better but i will likley change it to something like yours when i place my next order with comet. I did think the playfield needed more light so i added some spotlights. I did have to cut the bottom off the spotlight so the ball wouldn't hit it, but i like the added light.

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#38 9 months ago

just joined the club, picked up a game that has been sitting for about 10 years.

have a few questions, as i have collected only em pins until now.

has anyone made repro plastics and where is the best place to buy new drop targets, or even decals for them?

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#39 9 months ago

Sorry, double post.

#40 9 months ago

Check pinball resource. Best prices for new drops.

Check CPR for plastics.

#41 9 months ago

No plastics at CPR. Hopefully in the future. Only 1 playfield left.

#42 9 months ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Check pinball resource. Best prices for new drops.
Check CPR for plastics.

pinball resource only seem to have the tombstone drops.

#43 9 months ago
Quoted from illawarra92:

pinball resource only seem to have the tombstone drops.

The original drop targets are tombstones. You want to change to hooded instead?

#44 9 months ago

Played serval games today and rolled over the score reels 3-4 times. I love that buzzer and king of the road light.

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#45 9 months ago
Quoted from ScottThePhotog:

So I was playing it yesterday and noticed that it does not give extra balls at the set replay values. The replay values are set correctly, and the adjustment is set to extra ball, not credit. The game does award extra balls correctly when the bank of drop targets is knocked down twice or if the ball goes down the lit outlane. So I know the extra ball relay works. Is there an additional relay or connector that the replay/high score goes through that could be disconnected?
Edit:
When the adjustment is set to credit, it still doesn't work, so it's not tied to that adjustment plug.

Update: Solved. Miss-adjusted leaf switch on the game over interlock relay.

1 month later
#46 7 months ago

Doing some work on my Night Rider and I noticed something very interesting. What I always thought was just really bad playfield wear around the pop bumpers actually turned out to be wood colored mylar rings.

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I always thought the wear around the upper pop bumpers looked odd compared to the lower.

A little while later with the help of a hair dryer and a razor blade, it looks so much better!

Interestingly enough, someone added the wood mylar on top of the clear mylar.
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Whoo Hoo! Time to clean up the area with Novus 2.

I don't know who ever though wood grain mylar was a good idea. It is so ugly!

Also, yes. I know the bumper skirts need to be changed. I've never seen them wear out that badly before. It looks almost as if someone trimmed them to slide the mylar over the skirt.

#47 7 months ago
Quoted from ScottThePhotog:

Doing some work on my Night Rider and I noticed something very interesting. What I always thought was just really bad playfield wear around the pop bumpers actually turned out to be wood colored mylar rings.

Very common on 60's EM pins, I think this would be the first 70's pin I have seen with them.

Someone had some old stock lying around

1 month later
#48 6 months ago

Just joined the club about a month ago. In the process of getting her back to running condition, with some lipstick.

Feel free to join me on my journey: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/bally-night-rider-em-refurb-in-progress

3 weeks later
#49 5 months ago

Hello Fellow Night Riders.
I have just finished my restoration project, and I really love my night rider its such a beauty and really fun to play, if you want to see my project I have some videos uploaded on YouTube, this is my second restoration so if you old timers have some tips and tricks to share that are good to know for my next project, its always appreciated!

//Carl

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLe6jQ1qlXzH3ZA3Sn4RfQwDmzMmavf3qe

#50 5 months ago
Quoted from Magadovski:

Hello Fellow Night Riders.
I have just finished my restoration project, and I really love my night rider its such a beauty and really fun to play, if you want to see my project I have some videos uploaded on YouTube, this is my second restoration so if you old timers have some tips and tricks to share that are good to know for my next project, its always appreciated!
//Carl
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLe6jQ1qlXzH3ZA3Sn4RfQwDmzMmavf3qe

Carl,
I love your "Better is Good Enough!!!"

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