I'd never played JP before so I didn't notice the T-rex not working.
The left slingshot plastic on hook was hanging off. I wanted to get the Novus 2 out of my car and take the glass off but it actually didn't play half bad.
Was really surprised at the amount of arcade games at the Hook location, it's like an arcade with washing machines! Although I don't think I'd be visiting either places after dark anytime soon.
Hopefully my $3-$5 contribution helped a little. If my main office was near there I'd be playing them on my lunch hour but I'd have to help you clean them up first. Let me know if you ever want to sell that Hook.
Haven't been to GG in a few weeks. Was thinking about going to that "museum" monthly thing they had back on Oct 29th but I didn't get around to it. Might try and swing by the regular arcade this weekend sometime.
Going to Knoxville this weekend to the UT/Vandy game. Leaving Friday around noon so I'm out guys. Would love to meet up with you guys at some point but also note, I'm a banker, so I keep banker's hours...
That Louisville expo sounds great. I can see a second SS right beside my first...
Let me know how GG is looking and what games they have up and running. I got a line on a cocktail arcade cabinet I may be picking up in Knoxville..
Sorry I couldn't make it. It's too nice outside today. I'll probably end up there sometime tomorrow as it's supposed to rain all day.
Saw that Dave & Busters opened back up in Opryland Mall last week.. anyone know if they have any pins? Nothing listed on the website.
Is this what you're looking for? A .01uF 100v ceramic capacitor? Part # 125-5029-00 on the I/O Power Driver Board?
If so, great plains elec has them for 10 cents.
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Capacitor, Ceramic Axial, 0.01uF, 100V
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And the Hickory Hollow mall falls farther into despair..
First Sears, Kmart closings revealed
— Tennessee (4): Sears in Antioch, Cleveland, Oak Ridge;
Haven't heard anything about Mike although I saw him a few weeks back. Hope he's okay, bike wrecks can be nasty.
Well that's good news. I saw that story on yahoo and got worried. Gotta have my pin fix!
I will say that if there was a bar/restaurant in town with a pinball machine, (ANY pinball machine) I would convince my wife to go out to eat there whenever we went out to eat.
I realize this is a much more expensive endeavour than we're talking about here, but making a point that I don't believe there's one place in Nashville I can go have a beer, a bite to eat, and a round of silverball (other than my game room).
Whitewater played great today. So did everything else, wasn't quite expecting the INSANELY large crowd of people for the video game tournament you were having though.. wow.
I have one bit of advice and I hope you take it constructively. You need a new change machine. The one you have takes 1s and 5s and most of the time it rejects the 5s. I walk in with a $20 bill, and seven 1s. I get $7 changed and play for a while. Go to get some change from the attendant, "nah, you need to go to the food court" Okay, so I go to the food court and buy a cookie and get three 5s and three 1s. I change the three 1s. The machine won't take the 5s after repeated attempts. You lose $15. I go home.
I bet we were playing right beside each other crash and never knew it. I was the guy with the little kid and the Rogue Ale ballcap.
Yep, that was me. Was doing pretty well that game. If you were playing fishtales, then I think you were also playing Elvira next to me when I was on Whitewater? Freaky that we were standing right next to each other and never knew it. Well, nice to have sort of met you today.
I wish it just took 20s and I'd just bring two 20s and know I was good to go. As it stands now, I just may be that guy with a bag of quarters next time though, apparently he's got the right idea.
Quoted from Crash:
By the way did you also see my friend and I playing some 2 player pinball?
Nope, the only people I really remember playing were you and an older gentleman who was by himself on the IJ for a while.
I wanna hear what was at the Kingsport auction and what they went for.. always nice knowing what I missed out on.
That's okay, not a huge deal and you guys were super busy, which is always nice to see, even if it's not for pinball.
I saw your post on Facebook about the guy wanting to punch you.. I don't understand some people.
Did you end up going to the Kingsport auction? If so, how did that Black Rose look? Just curious what I missed, someone else already posted the hammer prices. Thanks!
p.s. I vote for Freddy since I've never played it.
If I show up with a 20, I'm the guy who wants it all changed (and maybe more) and it all goes into the machines.
Although lately, I try to get change beforehand so I have more time playing the machines than playing the new changer game you have. Although I always win with the changer game, and the game times are great.. 4 quarters every time (or my dollar back).
Quoted from Storyteller:
If you need $20 in quarters, just ask. I wish I could read minds.
As long as you don't tell me to go to the food court.
Look man, we're your customers, and we're just trying to give you some feedback. Take it positively. We're not bashing your business (or place of work), we're just giving our insight into how you could improve through our experiences (and increase your own revenue) at your establishment.
I'm not the jerk who wants his 50 cents back.
I might be heading up to Louisville this weekend to that expo and may have to back out on you guys. Nothing firm yet, still a maybe.
Nice meeting you as well.
No Fear may be in the house before the week is out.. had to do some "research" on it today. Jason, you may have to empty the coinbox on that one.
And apparently I have the pleasure of being the cursed Dr. Who player this time. First game no less. Oh well. Sometimes these things are temperamental. Hopefully the flipper just needs to be tightened down to stop the upward creep.
Edit: Forgot the minor punch list: GnR left slingshot switches need adjusting, it fires 4-5 times when there's too much vibration anywhere in the game.
Other than that (and Dr. Who obviously) everything worked perfectly.
Other than a cleaning, new rubbers, LEDs, plated ramps.. not that much work really. Of course, maybe I'm comparing it to my other projects, which have all been much more involved.
Bride has been down for a bit, probably why you overlooked it.
Is there a museum date this month?
I think Williams said there used to be an SM at toots in the boro and that's what I was hoping to find today. Op must switch em out to keep it fresh. I like me some POTC though so it was still a pleasant surprise.
I haven't played a RBION yet and I'm actually going to be in Lebanon for a few days this week for work. I'll probably end up there at some point.
It was having some coin mech issues when we were there too but with some perseverance we got 1 game in.
Sweet Pam. I wouldn't worry too much, I spend more time fixing and restoring than playing. My skills are limited and I'm not scared to admit it. That said, I do know the ins and out, but can I execute?
The right flipper on the one in that video is weak. All three of his initial tower shots rolled back. Much easier to get in the tower to light up the Mitch lane in my old one, which is important to get early because.. ah crap.. I've revealed too much.
Had a good time. Even if I didnt make the finals at least I was middle of the pack.
And some gas money for the trip is always nice! Thanks for making the trip and thank for hosting this Jason.
The Avenue in Murfreesboro and the new shopping areas in Smyrna on Sam Ridley have also taken away a lot of business from the Antioch area in the past few years. Less people get shot in those two areas as well.
Better question, how come my iphone Craigslist app didn't notify me.. I need a new app, this one sucks. The one I used to have on my Android was instantaneous, this is hit or miss at best. Once I manually updated it after I saw this post, yep, there it is, posted 6 hours ago.. *sigh*.
This is like the third pin in 2 months I've been late to the party on.
Anyone have any suggestions?
Quoted from diskoboy:
Actually, I just realized that Jason posted the CL ad I was referring to. I didn't notice the date on the pics until a few minutes ago. If it is legit, I'm willing to bet he used pics from when he bought the machine. It's probably got some wear on it now
I talked to him for a good 5-10 minutes. He sounded pretty legit. He was blown away by the amount of phone calls he got. Then he said his wife had made a mistake when she posted it and he actually meant to list it for $550.. ha. Said he had people call him from all over but he was holding it for a guy who jumped in his car and started driving "a few hours ago."
Quoted from williams:
but Angelos Pizza is right down the street
this I need to check out...
Make sure the shooter on Baywatch is striking the ball dead center. It started hitting it off to the left when i had it which reduces the velocity and puts a spin on the ball not allowing it to make it all the way up the first wireform. You can just unscrew it and adjust it to center when you rescrew.
Switch on the vuk probably just needs adjustment.
Credit dot on my no fear is finally gone after some connector corrections.
Was at Dave and busters this weekend. No pins. Lots of shooters and drivers and ticket games and that's it.
So yesterday Williams and I ended up spending all of 50 cents each, playing for 30 minutes and walking away with 3 credits on POTC (sorry.. 2006 Stern PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN ) at Toots. And now we know why other places have their games set a little harder.. the replay settings were just set way too low.
Toots in Murfreesboro. And yeah, it seems slowwwwww after playing no fear at the house.
I'm still on the fence about Kingsport. Hoping someone goes Friday night and sends me a for sale list. Hate to drive all the way there and have a crap selection.
He's probably got a deal set up outside the auction already.
I'll text ya Friday night.
The lethal weapon in kingsport yesterday went for more than I'd pay. I did pick up a project though. No pic til Monday or Tuesday though.
I'm usually working out in the garage until 10:30 or 11. Swing on by. Or you can invite me over to play that attack from mars and lord of the rings!
Usually in the garage from 9-11pm. The door is usually open when I'm out there. Come by whenever.
It's not. Gone. So is the roller coaster tycoon at chuck e cheese in the mall. Only pin in Murfreesboro that I know of is pirates at toots.
Ha. I surf from the phone mostly. I'll be sure to update next time I'm on a big computer. That CEC used to have a roller coaster tycoon. As of last week, gone.
Not sure what it said. Didn't read it. Looks like I can add/remove pins at locations others have created though.
No problem. Wish it was still there. I hit up that radio shack at lunch usually once a month or so and always hope it's made a reappearance.. I'll let you know if it does.
Is that guns and roses left sling still machine-gunning? Put that on the punch list (adjust switch).
I'll take whatever you need work on. I'm in a parts holding pattern on bone busters. Got the final connector yesterday but it was too short by an inch so I had to ship it back. Waiting waiting...
Wow this sucks.
There's tons of new retail space in Smyrna but its all on Sam Ridley and would likely rent for some serious coin. I'd imagine any good spot in Franklin would be similar.
Oh and you can probably dump two in my garage later this month if you help me move bone busters inside. Might even clean em up a little bit if I get bored.
Crash if you stop by Jason's sometime drop me a line, I'm literally a 2 minute walk down the street.
Didn't think about college locations, unfortnately I don't know much about vandy or MTSU campuses but I'd think there'd be a lot of foot traffic at a location like that, not so much in the summer though. Lots of young bored kids though.
If you go to the 'Boro I see Williams and I spending some lunches playing pinball...
Ahhh.. Ground Kontrol. That place was sweet. I like how the entire upstairs is all pins. Awesome downtown location with beer. Of course that's Portland, where pins grow on trees. There's one in nearly every retail establishment, I even saw one in a doc marteens retail store. Crazy.
We'll just have to change it to the Nashiville/Huntsville thread. It's only 90 mins from my house! When's the first tourney?
Awesome news about the possible new location.
Williams - you know I'm picking No Fear if I have the option.. it's just a given.
On a side note, may be bringing my kid, so you'd best get your skills up so you don't get shown up by a 6 year old.. he ain't half bad. He was doing alright on Jason's AFM yesterday, which he has told me has to be my next purchase... he's got good taste but I don't see it happening.
See you guys Saturday.
I'll bring some diodes, think i have a roll of 100 in the garage. That Harley game played pretty well today.
There's always retro LEDs... I've used them on some older late 70s games and they look great and aren't too overpowering.
Not much. Be all back together by tomorrow night. Still need to replace some coil sleeves and clean the inside.
They didn't need it. Just new coil sleeves.
Adjusted the drop target, fixed the random multiball issue, new Posts, rubbers, foam standup target backers, LEDs, new start button, replaced some of the hardware I couldn't shine up or was mismatched. Lots of mothers polish, wax and novus.
Earthshaker pop bumpers and shaker motor work again. Part of the wiring harness was starting to wrap around the shaker motor in the cabinet. Which I think was yanking some things around causing it to short the 5a fuse which control the 25v special solenoids. I just added another wire clamp to keep it away from the motor and replaced the fuse.
The coil that seems to fire a lot is (was) the drop target solenoid. I took it apart last night and cleaned it and reassembled. now it resets just fine and doesn't continually fire but at least one of the optos isn't registering when it's down so it only resets after each ball or end of game.
I'm going to look at it again today as it was late when I got it reassembled last night. Optos are cheap though ($3 each).
Im thinking warm whites and retro LEDs on this one. The cool white just doesn't look right.
Agreed -- T2 sneeze-guard: Absolutely necessary.
Just started on it last night. Drop targets work now. I think it's at 100%. I haven't cleaned anything other than the subway yet. I like to get the issues worked out before tear down.
Look like cointaker supers. The times I've used them in GI I've just used a pair of needle nose pliers to install them. Usually there's a square part on top that's slightly raised that you can get a grip on.
The pcb comment was towards crash and his question about installing resistors.
I had 3 retros laying around so I popped EM in the slingshot and lower ball guide. Ignore the others lights. I just put those in there to test the insert sockets.
I have an angled ratched screwdriver I use. 2.99 at home depot. Worked on t2. It looks like a mini ratchet with interchangeable screwdriver bits.
Quoted from diskoboy:
You know they sell Novus at the Container Store at Green Hills.
I was absolutely shocked to find a local place that carried it.
I did not know that. Easier to have it delivered to my door though since I order parts so often. I don't get to green hills much.
Top flipper rebuilt and STRONG. LEDs are all in except GI. Going to finish the other two flipper rebuilds, replace all the coil sleeves, get the center flasher working, finish cleaning the underside and THEN we start the play field teardown.
Yeah it's done but I just realized it has the wrong legs on it. 30.5 instead of 27s. Other than that she's done.
For twice the price I want an r2d2 hologram to pop out or something...
Thanks for the extra muscle.. The bonebusters is definitely playing faster with the 27s on the front. I like it.
don't want to double post but here's the status of earthshaker.. finally got some relief from the heat so I could work on it tonight.. damn it's been hot..
She's getting there. Still have the upper play field and ramps to work on before she's finished but it is coming along nicely.
Last updates for a while.. going to the beach. Just need to finish the ramps, pop bumper skirts, and drop target decals and I think that's all she wrote. Hopefully these pics upload...
couple more.. yeah I know there are two rubber rings missing on the last one.. they're on there now..
also, not sure how that Gottlieb Black Hole plastic tag got on your game.. I didn't notice it until I was taking some pictures before the teardown.. weird.. I left it off when I put it back together
If it was mine, I'd get new plastics, ramps, play field touch up, clearcoat, institute proto mod. As its going back out on location, I think she's happy the way she is.
Yeah pretty sure it starts a tourney mode. There are quite a few options on how you can play. 2 teams of 3. 3 teams of two, etc
Almost done, just need to clean the ramps and reassemble. Probably 100% by next weekend.
Great news on the opening. Guess I need to finish up earthshaker now that I'm back from
Crash, I always had it on free play and it gave the option to "buy-in" after the last ball. You just hit the button and it starts another ball. Just like no fear.
All done except some minor issues:
Yellow pop bumper light no lighty
Red pop bumper needs to be adjusted
Blue rubber square at the top metal wireform needs replaced
Sun flasher still doesn't work
Upper GI is blowing a fuse I need to track down the short
"30" light is intermittent due to an under pf board connector
Need to wax it and put the glass on
But she's clean!
You cant have all our Nashville games Porkchop!
Hey congrats on getting an arcade down there though, I'll miss the black rose...