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No catchy thread title this time, just a Funhouse restoration...

By cosmokramer

4 months ago


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#151 13 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

They just throw things in a box with no inspection or care. If it’s in the bin it’s going in.

For a hobbyist like me its just irritating, if it were my career in would be infuriating... I can see where it would be a constant challenge to keep the amount of usable parts you need coming in ...

#152 13 days ago

So, the rebuild kit came with both the conical springs that go over the plunger, and extension springs for the side.
Anybody know why it would come with both?

#153 13 days ago
Quoted from cosmokramer:

So, the rebuild kit came with both the conical springs that go over the plunger, and extension springs for the side.
Anybody know why it would come with both?

No idea. Technically if you are running the conical spring you should have the tapered plunger link.
If you are going the extension spring route then you would use the non tapered plunger link.
If your EOS bracket has the small holes drilled in it to accommodate the extension spring go that route.
The kit they sent you is a bit of a mess for the application. It can work but it’s wrong in some ways and correct in others.
Basically it looks like the correct coil stops,wrong plungers and links with multiple choice springs.
PBL is a better source IMO for these kits.

#154 11 days ago

Well gang, Im about to embarrass myself quite a bit as I put out a safety tip for today. I took my eye off the ball today in my shop, a simple job of buffing a coil bracket could have cost me an eye.
I moved my buffer (its on a stand) from its normal position up against a wall in the shop a day or two ago to clean. I left it in the center of the shop, figuring I would tidy everything up later...today I was half watching TV and half paying attention to what I was doing (it was the scene in Deadpool 2 with Domino, she gets me every time). For some stupid reason I used my buffing wheel while standing on the back side of the machine, yes I even had to do a reach around to turn it on. Needless to say on that side the wheel is spinning up, not down. As soon as I touched the bracket to the wheel (and Domino was fighting Cable) the bracket flew up and bounced off my forehead just above my left eye.
Didnt take long for blood to run down my face, I'm sure it looked worse than it was at that point. Took me a few minutes to find the bracket, it still travelled about 12' after hitting me.
Sooooo, todays tip: When using any machinery, no matter how small or familiar you are with it...pay attention and dont do this

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What a jackass....

#155 11 days ago

But on a positive note, the last of the mechs are complete with the exception of waiting for some different flipper parts to arrive....

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#156 11 days ago
Quoted from cosmokramer:

Well gang, Im about to embarrass myself quite a bit as I put out a safety tip for today. I took my eye off the ball today in my shop, a simple job of buffing a coil bracket could have cost me an eye.
I moved my buffer (its on a stand) from its normal position up against a wall in the shop a day or two ago to clean. I left it in the center of the shop, figuring I would tidy everything up later...today I was half watching TV and half paying attention to what I was doing (it was the scene in Deadpool 2 with Domino, she gets me every time). For some stupid reason I used my buffing wheel while standing on the back side of the machine, yes I even had to do a reach around to turn it on. Needless to say on that side the wheel is spinning up, not down. As soon as I touched the bracket to the wheel (and Domino was fighting Cable) the bracket flew up and bounced off my forehead just above my left eye.
Didnt take long for blood to run down my face, I'm sure it looked worse than it was at that point. Took me a few minutes to find the bracket, it still travelled about 12' after hitting me.
Sooooo, todays tip: When using any machinery, no matter how small or familiar you are with it...pay attention and dont do this
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What a jackass....

And wear safety glasses when using tools like that. Progress looking good!

#157 10 days ago
Quoted from JayDee:

And wear safety glasses when using tools like that. Progress looking good!

Yes, I know better...my shop teacher Mr. Luft would be so disappointed in me.
Its pretty embarrassing, I almost didn't post it at all, and I considered removing it about an hour after posting...
But there it is, please just pay attention to the task in front of you when working

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#158 4 days ago

Moving on...
I received the correct/missing flipper parts along with the yokes for the pops. This morning I was able to wrap up the last of the mechs with the exception of Rudy. I replaced all flipper bushings (not sure why the rebuild kit wouldnt contain these) and installed new flipper coils.
All mechs are bagged and stored for later...

Time to tackle Rudy...

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Along with a fresh paintjob, Rudy gets all new internal parts...

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One mounting tab is broken off the frame...

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#159 4 days ago
Quoted from cosmokramer:

Moving on...
I received the correct/missing flipper parts along with the yokes for the pops. This morning I was able to wrap up the last of the mechs with the exception of Rudy. I replaced all flipper bushings (not sure why the rebuild kit wouldnt contain these) and installed new flipper coils.
All mechs are bagged and stored for later...
Time to tackle Rudy...
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Along with a fresh paintjob, Rudy gets all new internal parts...
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One mounting tab is broken off the frame...
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Make sure you get new brass eyelet rivets for the centering rod.

Too bad about the frame. They can be impossible to find.

The broken tab can be spot welded back on and filed flush.

Wirefeed is perfect for this.

Spray the area with zinc paint.

amazon.com link »

#160 1 day ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Make sure you get new brass eyelet rivets for the centering rod.

Got them, I was surprised at how much of the tube was worn away on the old one...

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#161 1 day ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

The broken tab can be spot welded back on and filed flush.

Wirefeed is perfect for this

Luckily my son is a welder, I was able to use his to tack this back together...

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#162 1 day ago
Quoted from cosmokramer:

Luckily my son is a welder, I was able to use his to tack this back together...[quoted image]

Looks perfect!

Nice job on that.

#163 1 day ago
Quoted from cosmokramer:

Got them, I was surprised at how much of the tube was worn away on the old one...
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I added the crank liner to the back of the crank arm. Its supposed to help.

https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/01-13416

The new crank arm has rivet/grommets, its a much better design.

I also used road show eyes that had the rivet/grommet reinforcements.

I also replaced the eye link wires.
I was worried that the originals wouldn't fit into the new setup that has the brass grommets.

It might be good to add grommets to existing eyes to compensate for wear it they don't have them already.

Im not sure on the grommet size though.

#164 1 day ago
Quoted from cosmokramer:

Got them, I was surprised at how much of the tube was worn away on the old one...
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On my spare head the eyelets were worn through into the frame and the spring wire was worn flattened.

Its completely rebuilt now, but it was a total mess.

#165 1 day ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

I added the crank liner to the back of the crank arm. Its supposed to help.
https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/01-13416
The new crank arm has rivet/grommets, its a much better design.
I also used road show eyes that had the rivet/grommet reinforcements.
I also replaced the eye link wires.
I was worried that the originals wouldn't fit into the new setup that has the brass grommets.
It might be good to add grommets to existing eyes to compensate for wear it they don't have them already.
Im not sure on the grommet size though.

I will add the crank liner to parts order. I did pick up some grommets for the eyes, I will post the size later.
My centering flange was missing and the exploded view is a bit hard to see...does this look right?, its the only way that makes sense...

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#166 1 day ago
Quoted from cosmokramer:

I will add the crank liner to parts order. I did pick up some grommets for the eyes, I will post the size later.
My centering flange was missing and the exploded view is a bit hard to see...does this look right?, its the only way that makes sense...[quoted image][quoted image]

Yes. The brass end goes thru it.

You have to assemble the whole linkage before the lower coil is installed.
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#167 1 day ago
Quoted from cosmokramer:

I will post the size later.

Great! My spare head doesnt have the eye grommets.

#168 1 day ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Great! My spare head doesnt have the eye grommets.

They were a bit too long to make it around the bend...

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Slid them onto a Q-tip...

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Took off about 30% of the lenth and it was able to make the turn.
Got them in the eyes, slightly less play than I had without them but now I know they wont wear any larger.

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#169 1 day ago
Quoted from cosmokramer:

They were a bit too long to make it around the bend...
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Slid them onto a Q-tip...
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Took off about 30% of the lenth and it was able to make the turn.
Got them in the eyes, slightly less play than I had without them but now I know they wont wear any larger.
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Awesome!

What size rivets did you use?

#170 1 day ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Awesome!
What size rivets did you use?

Turns out the size was not on the bag...but I only needed 2 and had to order 100 so I will drop a dozen or so in the mail for you.
Unless you have moved in the last year, I still have your address.

Edit: found the original packaging...looks like I bought 200

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#171 1 day ago

Waiting on a few springs for Rudy, other than that he's good to go.
Time to circle back to the lamp board...

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Ran the harness through the ultrasonic cleaner, then rinsed and blew dry with compressed air.
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I place the harness with the old sockets still attached and use it for orientation reference. Then replace each socket...

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#172 1 day ago

That was easy...

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Got all those sockets replaced, now I have fresh looking hardware all around...

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#173 21 hours ago
Quoted from cosmokramer:

Turns out the size was not on the bag...but I only needed 2 and had to order 100 so I will drop a dozen or so in the mail for you.
Unless you have moved in the last year, I still have your address.
Edit: found the original packaging...looks like I bought 200[quoted image]

Same address, Thanks!

#174 20 hours ago
Quoted from cosmokramer:

Waiting on a few springs for Rudy

I bought new springs for the mini coils in Rudy's head from a couple places. Marco and PPS. They seemed identical.

They are stiffer than the originals.

I was worried that they would be too tight as I didnt know powerful the tiny coils were.

I didnt actually install the new tighter springs. Some people used them and had complaints about the eyelid spring not resetting correctly. The others probably dont matter.

I ended up cleaning and using the original coil springs.

But I did change out the red coils, mine were slightly swollen and had worn sleeves.

Probably would have been ok though.

Everything works perfectly.

#175 19 hours ago

For the rudy issue with the worn elongated eyelid holes I followed that instructions with good results: http://www.sandsmuseum.com/coinop/sample/funhouse/

#176 14 hours ago
Quoted from harig:

For the rudy issue with the worn elongated eyelid holes I followed that instructions with good results: http://www.sandsmuseum.com/coinop/sample/funhouse/

Good info there, thanks!

#177 2 hours ago

It feels good finally completing some of the major work, but there is still a lot to do...

Time to get back to the cabinet/head. This was built a few months ago and has just sat in my way...

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The head is about 75% done, with some drilling left to do...

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A template and a drill block make short work of the bottom...

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#178 1 hour ago

Took the new backglass out of the box and put on the lift channel and trim. Measured the glass size and repackaged glass for safe keeping. I just wanted to make sure it was exactly the same size, didnt want any surprises when it was time to put it in. I confirmed that it was indeed identical to the CFTBL translite I have on display in my shop. I can use the translite now to check the fit of the head with the speaker panel and channels...
Everything looks good and I can comfortably move forward...

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I did this earlier when I first built the cabinet, but I didnt have the exact glass size to confirm fitment.

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