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Stern Electronics Club (1977-1984).


By Mitch

1 year ago



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#2501 11 days 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 10 days 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 10 days 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 10 days 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 10 days 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 10 days 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 9 days 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 9 days 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 9 days 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]

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#2510 9 days 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 9 days 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 9 days 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 9 days 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 6 days ago

Yuck.

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#2516 6 days 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 6 days 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.

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