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Phantom of the Opera Club - Owners and fans welcome!


By SilverUnicorn

2 years ago



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#301 81 days ago
Quoted from hawkeyexx:

They have no plans on producing them. I have been waiting over 6 months for a bad cats playfield

Even the play fields that they have tons of interest in can sometimes take a year. They took that long to do TAF! So be patient.

#302 80 days ago

My Phantom turns 30 this week. I may need to throw it a party. By myself of course.

Chris

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#303 80 days ago
Quoted from SilverUnicorn:

My Phantom turns 30 this week. I may need to throw it a party. By myself of course.
Chris
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Mine was March 25, 1990.

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#304 70 days ago

Can someone let me know which way the arm of the organ goes on? My machine has never closed fully, and I am getting frustrated trying to test every way possible with no results!

Basically does the elongated slot go on the top of the play field or bottom of the play field, and which way does the punch out on the arm go, towards the organ motor or away from it?

I have included 4 pictures with all the ways it can attach. Any help is appreciated!

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#305 70 days ago
Quoted from Elcochino6:

Can someone let me know which way the arm of the organ goes on? My machine has never closed fully, and I am getting frustrated trying to test every way possible with no results!
Basically does the elongated slot go on the top of the play field or bottom of the play field, and which way does the punch out on the arm go, towards the organ motor or away from it?
I have included 4 pictures with all the ways it can attach. Any help is appreciated![quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

That help any?
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#306 70 days ago
Quoted from Ceckitti:

That help any?
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Not really since that’s one of my images out of my POTO from a long time ago, lol. It came with a spring on it but it appears there shouldn’t be a spring according to everyone’s responses a long while back. Manual is not helpful either since it doesn’t even show the arm...

But thanks for the effort!

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#307 70 days ago
Quoted from Elcochino6:

Not really since that’s one of my images out of my POTO from a long time ago, lol.

Which image? The one I posted? I just took that of my own machine right before posting.

#308 70 days ago
Quoted from Ceckitti:

That help any?
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Not really since that’s one of my images out of my POTO from a long time ago, lol. It came with a spring on it but it appears there shouldn’t be a spring according to everyone’s responses a long while back. Manual is not helpful either since it doesn’t even show the arm...

But thanks for the effort!

Quoted from Ceckitti:

Which image? The one I posted? I just took that of my own machine right before posting.

Oh really? That looks like one I posted years ago here on pinside. So you do have a spring? Mine had one previously but so many people told me it was supposed to have one... any idea what a part number would be for the spring?

#309 70 days ago

Ok, I found an old spring from a flipper mech, cut it down and attached it between the notch out and the arm post, all good now, thanks Ceckitti.

#310 70 days ago
Quoted from Elcochino6:

Ok, I found an old spring from a flipper mech, cut it down and attached it between the notch out and the arm post, all good now, thanks Ceckitti.

Im sorry, just saw this. I would have went out to the garage and check my parts storage. I probably have something close if not exact.

I was spending most of the night tearing mine down. Got most of my supplies in the mail today for my clean and LED.
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#311 67 days ago

Joining the club! Such a beautiful underrated game!

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#312 55 days ago

Well...my night is planned. They finally arrived and I can finish the top of the playfield!

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#313 55 days ago
Quoted from Ceckitti:

Well...my night is planned. They finally arrived and I can finish the top of the playfield!
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OK, i have to say.... Installing these is a major PITA!!! But looks awesome afterwards.

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#314 54 days ago
Quoted from Ceckitti:

OK, i have to say.... Installing these is a major PITA!!! But looks awesome afterwards.[quoted image][quoted image]

The ones for POTO are easy compared to Breakshot. Looks great! Where did you get the decals for youe stand-up targets? I like those.

Chris

#315 54 days ago
Quoted from SilverUnicorn:

The ones for POTO are easy compared to Breakshot. Looks great! Where did you get the decals for youe stand-up targets? I like those.
Chris

They are the ones that came with my game. I was thinking of replacing the targets, but they still look decent so i kept them.

#316 54 days ago

Ok, so 2 weeks later I finally got mine back to cleaned, repaired, LED'ed, and adjusted condition. Was so stoked to get to play it again after the tear down.

-repaired/replaced handfull of coils, switches that were in need.
- Sealed the rear of the backglass (even though the front phantom mask is good now, i can see that it will start to fall apart soon.)
-cleaned up acid damage on main board
- Installed Titan rubber (wow! what a difference) Inverted the Rubber/Post colors, Black posts with Red rubbers. IMHO it came out super sweet looking.
- Installed Comet LEDs (beautiful! great product and service!)
- Installed Cliffy Mirror and hole protectors
- Repaired and adjusted organ (will need a new motor soon)
- Replaced stock DE flippers with "Boney" Flippers

Still have a handfull of things I need to do.
- sling shot flutter
- Pop bumpers are firing but not scoring
- Reattach score display (drooping)

PLus i took a crap load of pictures before, during, and after. So if anyone has any reference questions just reach out.

Like its been said several times.... its not a deep game, but it has its own challenges. Plus its freaking beautiful to look at!
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#317 53 days ago
Quoted from Ceckitti:

Ok, so 2 weeks later I finally got mine back to cleaned, repaired, LED'ed, and adjusted condition. Was so stoked to get to play it again after the tear down.
-repaired/replaced handfull of coils, switches that were in need.
- Sealed the rear of the backglass (even though the front phantom mask is good now, i can see that it will start to fall apart soon.)
-cleaned up acid damage on main board
- Installed Titan rubber (wow! what a difference) Inverted the Rubber/Post colors, Black posts with Red rubbers. IMHO it came out super sweet looking.
- Installed Comet LEDs (beautiful! great product and service!)
- Installed Cliffy Mirror and hole protectors
- Repaired and adjusted organ (will need a new motor soon)
- Replaced stock DE flippers with "Boney" Flippers
Still have a handfull of things I need to do.
- sling shot flutter
- Pop bumpers are firing but not scoring
- Reattach score display (drooping)
PLus i took a crap load of pictures before, during, and after. So if anyone has any reference questions just reach out.
Like its been said several times.... its not a deep game, but it has its own challenges. Plus its freaking beautiful to look at!
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Looks good! I really like the black post / red rummer combo! Unique and fits the theme really well.

I should really tear into mine. The flippers are a little sloppy and it needs a proper shop out anyway. Maybe I need to order some new posts. LOL.

Oh, and CLEARLY I am not too observant because I do in fact have the same decals on my POTO targets. :/

Chris

#318 53 days ago
Quoted from SilverUnicorn:

Looks good! I really like the black post / red rummer combo! Unique and fits the theme really well.
I should really tear into mine. The flippers are a little sloppy and it needs a proper shop out anyway. Maybe I need to order some new posts. LOL.
Oh, and CLEARLY I am not too observant because I do in fact have the same decals on my POTO targets. :/
Chris

Its not a difficult game to tear down and reassemble.The Organ was a lot easier than I expected. Although I did have a couple times that I had to take apart a section I already put back because I needed something under it first. Mostly the damn plastic stacks near the ball locks. Glad I took a crap load of pics.

#319 52 days ago
Quoted from Ceckitti:

Its not a difficult game to tear down and reassemble.The Organ was a lot easier than I expected. Although I did have a couple times that I had to take apart a section I already put back because I needed something under it first. Mostly the damn plastic stacks near the ball locks. Glad I took a crap load of pics.

If you could make a seperate thread and post the before/during/after pictures that we could all refer to that would be great. I am about to start tearing apart my barn find here soon.

#320 52 days ago
Quoted from C65Mustang:

If you could make a seperate thread and post the before/during/after pictures that we could all refer to that would be great. I am about to start tearing apart my barn find here soon.

Will do. Ill go through all my pics and separate the clear ones and put together a post.

#321 52 days ago

I can’t be the only one cringing at those purple LEDs. I’m normally not one to get into the whole debate but it just seems so wrong on this art package.

#322 52 days ago
Quoted from Darscot:

I can’t be the only one cringing at those purple LEDs. I’m normally not one to get into the whole debate but it just seems so wrong on this art package.

I dont like the overkill on the purple that i see some do as well. But with mine I only used them in a couple places. In the Organ, because I felt it was a main feature of the game and should stand out. And also in the 2 inlane inserts and their respected Arrows on the playfield (normally clear).

If you are also referring to the upper left side of the PF.... those are actually Blue. I used blue because that part of the artwork is blue and has water, which is normally hidden by the ramp. So I wanted to have it show that.

I tried to make sure NOT to wash out the playfield with too much GI color. I have seen much much worse.

Basically....... I like it

#323 51 days ago
Quoted from Ceckitti:

Basically....... I like it

And that is what matters. I am not a fan of the purple either, but hey, it's not MY machine

Seems that when you get a kit from CoinTaker, they have some obsession with Purple. every kit I have gotten has purple where I don't feel it should be (and never was purple before). That's the thing about kits though.

Enjoy your machine! Nice resto, purple or not. LOL

Chris

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#324 32 days ago

I want to give a shoutout to jaymach1 for repainting and clearcoating this baby- it had major wear and bad touchups everywhere when I got it- here's where it's at right now, and I couldn't be more impressed.

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#325 32 days ago
Quoted from truemagoo102:

I want to give a shoutout to jaymach1 for repainting and clearcoating this baby- it had major wear and bad touchups everywhere when I got it- here's where it's at right now, and I couldn't be more impressed.
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Sweet baby Jesus that is beautiful! Please post when you get it in a cabinet and lit up.

#326 28 days ago

Hey as I'm putting the playfield all back together I noticed that there was a TON of BEAUTIFUL art that's buried - any thought into making a clear catwalk ramp? I'm sure freeplay40 might be interested, it's a pretty simple ramp to make a mold of. Or a red ramp with a clear bottom? Just such a shame that there's an entire plastic (of a badass phantom playing violin of all things) you don't see, along with the underground river!!!

#327 28 days ago
Quoted from truemagoo102:

Hey as I'm putting the playfield all back together I noticed that there was a TON of BEAUTIFUL art that's buried - any thought into making a clear catwalk ramp? I'm sure freeplay40 might be interested, it's a pretty simple ramp to make a mold of. Or a red ramp with a clear bottom? Just such a shame that there's an entire plastic (of a badass phantom playing violin of all things) you don't see, along with the underground river!!!

Right?! I never realized there was so much blue on the playfield! The art you CAN see is great, but the art you CANT see really pops!!

Chris

#328 28 days ago
Quoted from SilverUnicorn:

Right?! I never realized there was so much blue on the playfield! The art you CAN see is great, but the art you CANT see really pops!!
Chris

I think they missed a golden opportunity to have a wireform there instead of a ramp! I mean, c'mon, it's a CATWALK, it's the one time that it would actually look right.

#329 28 days ago
Quoted from truemagoo102:

Hey as I'm putting the playfield all back together I noticed that there was a TON of BEAUTIFUL art that's buried - any thought into making a clear catwalk ramp? I'm sure freeplay40 might be interested, it's a pretty simple ramp to make a mold of. Or a red ramp with a clear bottom? Just such a shame that there's an entire plastic (of a badass phantom playing violin of all things) you don't see, along with the underground river!!!

That the main reason I added a few strategic blue LEDs in the GI of mine. I wanted to bring attention to the underground river artwork. Unless you know its there, you never see it. Its a shame.

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#330 11 days ago

All set up. I bought a ceramic phantom topper and the restoration guy's built and painted a stage for it! It's got two lights, one white tapped into the GI and then a red one for the phantom backbox flasher. With the shadows in the dark it looks better than a 600 dollar one

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