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Pin Score of the Year, $300 Totan, Junk Yard & No Fear


By BertoDRINK1

2 years ago



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#51 2 years ago

Finally had enough Honey To Do items knocked off the list and had time to put No Fear back together mostly on Sunday and finished the rest today. It came out great, GI all has LED's and the back box, still need to do non ghosting LED's for the color inserts I'll place that order this weekend when i start the tear down of Junk Yard and place an order for them both.
Going to spend the first 3 days of my vacation next week just working on JY and Drinking a few beers.

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#52 2 years ago

It makes me so happy to see someone get a great deal, and also someone who is going to treat these games right. You didn't find these games, they found YOU!

#53 2 years ago

Good to see someone else putting some time and love into a No Fear pin.
I'm half way through a full rebuild at the moment on mine.

Such a fast and fun game! Hope you enjoy yours!

#54 2 years ago
Quoted from BertoDRINK1:

do non ghosting LED's for the color inserts

You never need non ghosting leds for inserts on williams dmd pins. Just buy the roms with the non ghosting patch then regular leds will work perfect and you will have the most current roms. Plus cheaper in the long run.

#55 2 years ago
Quoted from Micky:

Good to see someone else putting some time and love into a No Fear pin.
I'm half way through a full rebuild at the moment on mine.
Such a fast and fun game! Hope you enjoy yours!

I am definitely enjoying NF. F14 was my 1st pin and this is another fast pin by Steve Richie and I love it. I've always liked jumping from a fast pin like F14 and something like our demo man and now NF can be the fast pin to jump to when I feel like getting my ass kicked.

#56 2 years ago
Quoted from Mitch:

You never need non ghosting leds for inserts on williams dmd pins. Just buy the roms with the non ghosting patch then regular leds will work perfect and you will have the most current roms. Plus cheaper in the long run.

I'm pretty new to the led's. Black Rose was the first one I did, the ghosting wasn't to bad but there. I started doing our Demo Man but that one is really bad, I did read someone say to upgrade to the latest rom version and it should fix it. I did that just that the latest Rom and it helped but didn't stop it completely and Demo Man is pretty bad. I was going to do the LCD OCD board or non ghosting LED's. Is it a different Rom besides the latest version that someone is fixing the ghosting in???

#57 2 years ago
Quoted from BertoDRINK1:

Is it a different Rom besides the latest version that someone is fixing the ghosting in???

Yes, and you use it with regular non-busting LEDs.

#58 2 years ago

yes you have to ask for a non ghosting "patched" rom. i have them in all my williams and bally dmds and they work 100% zero ghosting on my demo man with cheap Chinese leds

#59 2 years ago

I need a wpc 95 s for a no fear pinball ... ordered the asic chip but the holder is broken , would really appreciate a decent priced used one ...

#60 2 years ago

If you need patched rom files send me a PM. They are easy to patch.

#61 2 years ago

I got slightly triggered when I saw this thread... and I thought my TOTAN was a bargain... Nice!

#62 2 years ago

Working on a dream score myself. Won't be that good I don't think but it has the potential to be pretty good. And these three games look like they're brand new. I'll keep you posted.

#63 2 years ago

congrats. That is the deal of a lifetime. 10k worth of games for $300. Best deal i've heard of recently. It's awesome they survived in the situation they were in. Nice score.

#64 2 years ago
Quoted from BertoDRINK1:

I was going to do the LCD OCD board or non ghosting LED's

Okay....the LED OCD fixes two problems completely: Ghosting, AND proper fading of insert lamps. Non-ghosting LEDs only fix ghosting. You still get 'blinky' lights that either don't fade in and out anything like an incandescent at best, and at worst, they just turn FULL ON -> FULL OFF with *no* transition at all.

#65 2 years ago

Wow. Congrats!

3 weeks later
#66 2 years ago

Thanks all for the heads up on the patched eproms for the led ghosting, I did order a few for our pins, Black Rose and Demo Man are great now.

I am liking the Led OCD board also might try one of those soon also. Thanks.

#67 2 years ago

Quick update been busy with work. Got JY almost completely broken down, I cleaned a few spots like the top of the shooter lane and the black tracks cleaned up also the area by the sewer entrance and it's cleaning up great.
I did go through everything and got it all working and just played it for a little bit also cool game I'm liking it.
One area of concern on JY is a little chipped clear on a insert but it should all clean up nice soon. It's going to look great with LED'S, it could use a little extra light probably going to try the star post lights at the sling shots and maybe the next set of post up also.

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#68 2 years ago

Had to paint 1 set of the legs the other 2 sets will clean up OK. Painted the set black with the Fridge Black glossy paint they came out good, put them on No Fear and they look good on it.

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#69 2 years ago

Looks great. You should check out the PinStadium lights. They look cool and might do what you want.

#70 2 years ago

Wow! Epic score. I like me some Junkyard, but definitely looking forward to your ToTAN refurb. Best for last!

#71 2 years ago

Just got a nice MOD from tjc02002 of his 3D printed cars for Junk Yard. It looks great!

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#72 2 years ago
Quoted from BertoDRINK1:

Had to paint 1 set of the legs the other 2 sets will clean up OK. Painted the set black with the Fridge Black glossy paint they came out good, put them on No Fear and they look good on it.

Looks good. I was thinking of doing the legs and trim in black on my no fear restore.

I will be now i know it looks good!

3 weeks later
#73 2 years ago

Good to see you two at SFGE look forward to updates.

#74 2 years ago

Holy craps that's awesome!! Love this stuff

2 months later
#75 1 year ago

Hey all been a while you know work work work, also had a few other pick ups and shopped out a couple other of our games.
The Big thing slowing me down was the insert that was chipped and a couple other spots that need to be spot cleared, it was my 1st time doing it so I asked and read how to do it first. Well done it came out great and wasn't that hard.
Reassembly in progress should be done in a couple days. Only had 1 coil that needed to be replaced, LED's installed, coil sleeve kit installed, cleaned and waxed, plastics and ramps flame polished if needed, metal hardware all ran through the tumbler.

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#76 1 year ago

A few more pics
Added 1 set of post lights next to the middle stand up targets to brighten up the center of the playfield and placed 2 sets of 7smd strips under each ramp to brighten them up also.

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#77 1 year ago

When can I play it Berto?

#78 1 year ago
Quoted from gentrsa:

When can I play it Berto?

Sunday at league, I'll be bringing it. I don't even know how to play it but it's clean and shiny.

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#79 1 year ago

Unreal. Nice score. Post finished pics once you finish shopping them.

#80 1 year ago
Quoted from BertoDRINK1:

Sunday at league, I'll be bringing it. I don't even know how to play it but it's clean and shiny.

JY is a super fun pin, way underrated IMO.

#81 1 year ago
Quoted from BertoDRINK1:

Sunday at league, I'll be bringing it. I don't even know how to play it but it's clean and shiny.

SWEET!!!

#82 1 year ago

All finished with Junk Yard for now playfield came out great and looks a lot better the LED's. The 3d printed cars from tjc02002 look really nice, I add a 3smd white LED strip behind the cars mount also to light up bobs crane and the back ramp came out nice. The game is playing really fast after the cleaning and waxing and all the coils are hitting nice and hard. Installed a dmd anti reflection shield from Comet also that works perfectly.
Finished up last night with the coil sleeve kit and adjusting all the switches and cleaning all the optos and play for about 2 hours last night, great game.
Now onto the last amigo of the 3 the top dog Totan, this one is going to cost a little but will be worth it.

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#83 1 year ago

Few more pics

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#84 1 year ago

As if your deal could get any better it looks like your JY may be a prototype / sample game. I think the magnet under the wrecking ball was removed in production games. What is the serial # on the game? I bet it's low.

#85 1 year ago

Wow, that's amazing. The pics really sell the story.

I've gotten some deals but never anything THAT good!

3 weeks later
#87 1 year ago

Picked up a nice donor cab for the Totan restore. The real work begins now.

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#88 1 year ago

Good man! Keep the good work coming!

#89 1 year ago

Nice meeting you again today, and if you need any help with the cab, just give me a holler.

Thanks again,
P

#90 1 year ago

This isn't the best pin score of the year, it's the best pin score of the decade!! Congrats!!

#91 1 year ago

Truly amazing score. Once in a lifetime as others have stated. Keep us up to date on the restorations.

#92 1 year ago

amazing score for sure...
I responded to an ad once for a mata hari. seller said they wanted 250. I say ok, will take it and pick it up tomorrow morning. By the next day the seller had higher offers and wanted more money, then told me it was sold.
Was really bummed about it, but what can you do? That's pinball.
Wish that one day I would find even a "pretty good deal"...
Those 3 games for 3 bills is the deal of the decade for sure!
Glad the machines are getting the love they deserve!

#93 1 year ago
Quoted from BertoDRINK1:

Hey all been a while you know work work work, also had a few other pick ups and shopped out a couple other of our games.
The Big thing slowing me down was the insert that was chipped and a couple other spots that need to be spot cleared, it was my 1st time doing it so I asked and read how to do it first. Well done it came out great and wasn't that hard.
Reassembly in progress should be done in a couple days. Only had 1 coil that needed to be replaced, LED's installed, coil sleeve kit installed, cleaned and waxed, plastics and ramps flame polished if needed, metal hardware all ran through the tumbler.

Did you replace all of the rubber grommets on the coil stops?

These all deserve to be replaced in games from the 90s...
http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/38-6420

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#94 1 year ago

Love it amazing

4 months later
#95 1 year ago

Finally getting back around to the Totan. Stripped down the donor ToM cab I used Klean Strip Premium Stripper on the decals let it sit for 15min and it came off like butter. The second side I was able to just peal the whole decal off in one sheet.
Also swapped parts for fresh new brass plated parts from Chris at PinballPlating.Com parts looks great.

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#96 1 year ago

Operation time!

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#97 1 year ago

My jealously on this thread had waned for 10 months, JUST TO SEE IT POP BACK UP AGAIN AND THE ENVY RETURNS!

Glad to see the restores going so well. Still an amazing find!

#98 1 year ago
Quoted from comment23:

My jealously on this thread had waned for 10 months, JUST TO SEE IT POP BACK UP AGAIN AND THE ENVY RETURNS!
Glad to see the restores going so well. Still an amazing find!

Well at least you would be glad to hear that I have no problem lending pins out, the JunkYard has been on loan since I finished it I think I had it for a week. I don't mind sharing my toys

#99 1 year ago

Was going to try and find a new head for the Totan but no luck so far just going to try and repair the original. After I pulled off the worst part the swollen MDF back and took the decals off I think I can save it. Going to re-glue and clamp the corners tonight the follow some of Vids cabinet restore tips using resin on the top and were ever else it needs to hold it together. And cut a new back myself. We'll see how it goes.

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#100 1 year ago

whoah what a thread! thanks for sharing!

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