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Stern Electronics Club (1977-1984).

By Mitch

3 years ago


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#2501 2 years ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Here’s to no bricking or having issues with them falling upon reset. Fingers crossed!

Using the same drops I rebuilt he lightning at 24 hour with. That playfields inserts blow but those drops were nice and smooth and consistent.

#2502 2 years ago
Quoted from slochar:

You can but you shouldn't - QS uses the newer plastic style. They def. have a different feel and performance.

The newer plastic style pop rings might be a confusing statement to many Stern owners or those who are building a Star Gazer or Quicksilver from scratch. These rings are obsolete.

But now, due to the 3-D print capabilities, a pinsider by the name swinks, is reproducing these plastic rings once again. They are rather pricy but I consider us lucky they can even be bought.

See post #2457 thru #2462.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/price-check-1980-sterns-quicksilver-stargazer-seawitch/page/50

https://www.shapeways.com/product/59LRBQ7L5/b-695-3-rod-ring-classic-stern?optionId=133483915&li=marketplace

They are available in several different colors. The basic white ring and rod assembly costs $22.00. But the same steel parts from the other pin suppliers are going to come in at around $15.00 so there is not that much of premium if you want to return to plastic. Of course, no new parts can compare to used inventory if you have a stash used parts to pick from.

#2503 2 years ago

Happy Thanksgiving Pinsiders
Anyone with a magic can post or send me their connections here?
Mine had work done prior to my ownership and they are not marked nor keyed.
Ignore the ribbon cable pic, phone app won't let me delete it.

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#2504 2 years ago

I've send three files to the ipdb.
The game specific schematics for Nine Ball, Cheetah and Star Gazer.
(SDU, LDA, Playfield Wiring schematic)
Now available on the ipdb.

#2505 2 years ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

The newer plastic style pop rings might be a confusing statement to many Stern owners or those who are building a Star Gazer or Quicksilver from scratch. These rings are obsolete.
But now, due to the 3-D print capabilities, a pinsider by the name swinks, is reproducing these plastic rings once again. They are rather pricy but I consider us lucky they can even be bought.
See post #2457 thru #2462.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/price-check-1980-sterns-quicksilver-stargazer-seawitch/page/50
https://www.shapeways.com/product/59LRBQ7L5/b-695-3-rod-ring-classic-stern?optionId=133483915&li=marketplace
They are available in several different colors. The basic white ring and rod assembly costs $22.00. But the same steel parts from the other pin suppliers are going to come in at around $15.00 so there is not that much of premium if yo
u want to return to plastic. Of course, no new parts can compare to used inventory if you have a stash used parts to pick from.

Along with the Shapeways parts above, order these and drill out the rod holes to work with the plastic ring/rod parts.

https://www.pinballlife.com/classic-sterndata-eastsegacapcomalvin-gspookyheighway-thumper-bumper-housingbase.html

#2506 2 years ago

Anyone have a pair of yellow pop bumper caps for a catacomb. No idea what these go to but they don’t belong on here.

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#2507 2 years ago
Quoted from Whridlsoncestood:

Anyone have a pair of yellow pop bumper caps for a catacomb. No idea what these go to but they don’t belong on here.[quoted image]

Those Belong on a Bullseye 301

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#2508 2 years ago
Quoted from Ronnie1114:

Those Belong on a Bullseye 301[quoted image]

Nice catch. Anyone have a bullseye that needs pop caps. Should be harder to find than my catacomb ones

#2509 2 years ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

Happy Thanksgiving Pinsiders
Anyone with a magic can post or send me their connections here?
Mine had work done prior to my ownership and they are not marked nor keyed.
Ignore the ribbon cable pic, phone app won't let me delete it.[quoted image][quoted image]

Hope that helps
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#2510 2 years ago
Quoted from Whridlsoncestood:

Anyone have a pair of yellow pop bumper caps for a catacomb. No idea what these go to but they don’t belong on here.[quoted image]

https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/03-7444-16

#2511 2 years ago
Quoted from dothedoo:

Along with the Shapeways parts above, order these and drill out the rod holes to work with the plastic ring/rod parts.
https://www.pinballlife.com/classic-sterndata-eastsegacapcomalvin-gspookyheighway-thumper-bumper-housingbase.html

This is a good suggestion.

I love these plastic pop bases. I add molex connectors and remove the complete pop assembly when I need to adjust the pop spoon and switch.

The only problem with ordering just the bare housing from Pinball Life is that 3 parts are not included that you will need. You need part #9 and #12. The drawing calls these two parts tension plates. You also need item #24 which is called a coil mounting plate. If you have the right tools you can make your own plates but if you don't have the right tools it can be a PIA. You will also need the screws and related hardware.

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Pinball Life sells the complete pop bumper assembly and those 3 needed plates are part of the package, but PL does not sell just the plates. If you order the complete assembly, for the Sterns you need to you need to order the AE-26-1200 coil. The coil is not equipped with a diode so you have to add a diode.

https://www.pinballlife.com/desega-pop-bumper-assembly.html

#2513 1 year ago

Some parts for sale.
I have 2 populated lightning playfeilds I'd sell parts from.
4 bank drop target $120
Widebody lockbar $150
Some trident parts and plastics $?
Pm me if interested

#2514 1 year ago
Quoted from Mitch:

Some parts for sale.
I have 2 populated lightning playfeilds I'd sell parts from.
4 bank drop target $120
Widebody lockbar $150
Some stingrays plastics $?
Pm me if interested

PM sent.

#2515 1 year ago

Yuck.

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#2516 1 year ago

Haha...wow you don't see that one everyday.
Then again you don't see too many flippers in backboxes so maybe it's factory

#2517 1 year ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Haha...wow you don't see that one everyday.
Then again you don't see too many flippers in backboxes so maybe it's factory

Surprisingly it’s holding well enough. Replaced it with another fresh assembly anyways.

1 week later
#2518 1 year ago

Well somehow I missed this generous offer responding to my original post.

I am still looking for a start button for the coin door. Anybody who got one of these who doesn't need it?
Anybody have a used one or extra?
I need one!! Thanks

Quoted from HHaase:

Want to sample a 3D printed one?

#2519 1 year ago

Oh shit I gotta put mine back together....keep forgetting.

#2520 1 year ago
Quoted from dmartin244:

Well somehow I missed this generous offer responding to my original post.
I am still looking for a start button for the coin door. Anybody who got one of these who doesn't need it?
Anybody have a used one or extra?
I need one!! Thanks

He is selling them now.

https://www.siegecraft.us/presta/index.php?id_product=85&controller=product&id_lang=1

#2521 1 year ago

Let’s pull out the Cosmic Princess and get it working!

Good looking backglass ... lots of mirroring.

rd

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#2522 1 year ago

Whooooah!

This doesn’t look good!

rd

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#2523 1 year ago

Haha yeah it's a bit of a mess

#2524 1 year ago

That is horrifying

#2525 1 year ago
Quoted from rotordave:

Whooooah!
This doesn’t look good!
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Whoa nasty! you and me have some similar hacks to reverse on our power boards

#2526 1 year ago
Quoted from rotordave:

Let’s pull out the Cosmic Princess and get it working!
Good looking backglass ... lots of mirroring.
rd[quoted image]

Got any more down there you can send back to the states?

#2527 1 year ago
Quoted from Whridlsoncestood:

Got any more down there you can send back to the states?

You’d have to join the queue.

Highest offer so far for my one (unsolicited..) was $3000 USD “as is where is”

You guys are rabid for these old clangers!

rd

#2528 1 year ago
Quoted from rotordave:

Whooooah!
This doesn’t look good!

This looks a bit better .....

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And the good news ... it worked!

Solenoids were flakey so repinned the J3 connector and away she goes!

Now it is all stripped down, ready for a tidy up!

rd
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#2529 1 year ago
Quoted from rotordave:

This looks a bit better .....
[quoted image]
And the good news ... it worked!
Solenoids were flakey so repinned the J3 connector and away she goes!
Now it is all stripped down, ready for a tidy up!
rd
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Get those flipper bats out of there!

#2530 1 year ago

Did you purposefully change molex over to IDC, Dave? Interesting choice.

#2531 1 year ago
Quoted from RC_like_the_cola:

Did you purposefully change molex over to IDC, Dave? Interesting choice.

I was going to ask the same thing.

#2532 1 year ago

I would think IDC is fine, and easier.

#2533 1 year ago

I initially want to disagree, but don't want to start a war that I don't have the time to back up.

#2534 1 year ago

Haha! I use them on everything.

If they’re good enough for WPCs, they’re good enough for the oldies.

Never once had an issue.

(And yes ... flippers will be coming out .. one is a Williams flipper. Ha!)

rd

#2535 1 year ago

Hi Guys, anyone interested in a orbitor 1? It is in good condition, but in storage so I assume it would need a little work. Pick up would be in the Chicago suburbs. I can get some pics Saturday. Please send me a PM and maybe we can work something out. Not sure on price yet. Probably could just make me an offer once you see pics, or possible trade. Thanks

#2536 1 year ago
Quoted from rotordave:

Haha! I use them on everything.
If they’re good enough for WPCs, they’re good enough for the oldies.
Never once had an issue.
(And yes ... flippers will be coming out .. one is a Williams flipper. Ha!)
rd

On the flip side, I got a pool sharks with classic bally flippers on it. The ball hop was so insane you could hop the ball to the other flipper. Haha

#2537 1 year ago

Based off this picture and the information that it has new rubbers and 100% working great, what would you value this pin?

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#2538 1 year ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Based off this picture and the information that it has new rubbers and 100% working great, what would you value this pin?[quoted image]

Looks nice. No fading or flaking in the reds on the backglass and minimal playfield wear that I can see. Cabinet looks decent too. Assuming additional pics don’t show any major flaws I’d say $1500 - 2000 in this market.

#2540 1 year ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Agreed. Thanks!

You about to upgrade your Big Game to a nicer one?

#2541 1 year ago
Quoted from RC_like_the_cola:

You about to upgrade your Big Game to a nicer one?

No just feel like I’m taking crazy pills. Reddit folks seem to think 750 for what looks like a perfect big game is standard. Haha

#2542 1 year ago
Quoted from SergioJ:

Looks nice. No fading or flaking in the reds on the backglass and minimal playfield wear that I can see. Cabinet looks decent too. Assuming additional pics don’t show any major flaws I’d say $1500 - 2000 in this market.

Knowing how much I had to spend to get my Big Game looking that good, I agree.

#2543 1 year ago

Could anyone tell me what type of bolts I'll need for attaching the head to the cabinet on a Stars? I think i have the pitch/diameter, just need to know the length.

Thanks!

#2544 1 year ago
Quoted from frunch:

Could anyone tell me what type of bolts I'll need for attaching the head to the cabinet on a Stars? I think i have the pitch/diameter, just need to know the length.
Thanks!

Take one out of seawitch to the hardware store and buy a bunch of them. They should work in most every game.

#2545 1 year ago
Quoted from frunch:

Could anyone tell me what type of bolts I'll need for attaching the head to the cabinet on a Stars? I think i have the pitch/diameter, just need to know the length.
Thanks!

4 1/2" minimum length.

Non-threaded portion of the bolt shank cannot be any longer that 2 1/4" long. If the non-threaded portion of the shank is longer than 2 1/4" then the the bolt will not fasten tightly.

Double check your install after you have installed the bolts. What you are looking for is for the bolt to protrude all the way through the nut plate. You want to feel the threaded end after you have tightened the bolt to make sure it is long enough to go all the way thru.

#2546 1 year ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Take one out of seawitch to the hardware store and buy a bunch of them. They should work in most every game.

Perfect. Why didn't I think of an answer like that.

#2547 1 year ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Perfect. Why didn't I think of an answer like that.

I just did it the other day so it was fresh on my mind. Haha

#2548 1 year ago

Thanks guys! I was thinking of doing that but i figured if anyone had a bolt laying around i could get the info from them. I try to minimize the amount of backglass removals as much as possible

#2549 1 year ago
Quoted from SergioJ:

Looks nice. No fading or flaking in the reds on the backglass and minimal playfield wear that I can see. Cabinet looks decent too. Assuming additional pics don’t show any major flaws I’d say $1500 - 2000 in this market.

$1,500 on the low end?! Remember a few months back the guy posting a non-working Big Game for sale at $800, got flooded with responses wanting to buy, unlisted, then relisted at $1,200 and again flooded with responses mixed in with people mad that he relisted...I'm not sure if it ever did sell, but it was at $1,200 non-working with plenty of interest. If a working Big Game was listed at 2k I'm sure there would be plenty of interest. The way people are craving classic Sterns I'd start at 3k and see how things went. Maybe no response, but I doubt it. Don't like the price? Find another one.

#2550 1 year ago
Quoted from frunch:

Thanks guys! I was thinking of doing that but i figured if anyone had a bolt laying around i could get the info from them. I try to minimize the amount of backglass removals as much as possible

I need to get some of these as well! If you have the full bolt info, size lengths, thread etc post up! I’ll be at the hardware store this weekend I suppose!

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