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Stern Electronics Club (1977-1984).

By Mitch

3 years ago


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Post #227 Various gate tips. Posted by cottonm4 (3 years ago)

Post #269 Hi quality thoughts from Cotton about inlanes. Posted by cottonm4 (3 years ago)

Post #279 Playfield touch up tips. Posted by klr650 (3 years ago)

Post #309 Stern inserts suggestions. Posted by cottonm4 (3 years ago)

Post #310 Seawitch gate flap solution. Posted by frunch (3 years ago)

Post #1033 Bally drop targets on the classic stern, even mix and match. Posted by cottonm4 (2 years ago)

Post #1958 Star Gazer podcast episode link. Posted by DRDAVE (2 years ago)

Post #2587 Link to 3D printed parts available from HHaase. Posted by HHaase (1 year ago)

Post #2590 Link to 3D printed parts by Swinks, available at Shapeways. Posted by swinks (1 year ago)


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#2879 1 year ago

Looking for a 4, 5, or even 6 drop target centering plate as shown in the photo below. I have a 4-bank that is missing it, but could trim down a 5 or 6 if necessary. Hit me up!
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Here's what it looks like on a 3-bank:IMG_3613 (resized).jpg

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#2887 1 year ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

You have 3 options.
1) Get a piece of thin-wall angle iron. With a cutoff wheel and a drill you can make your own.
2) Got a local sheet metal shop and have them bend you and angle that they, or you, can cut and drill.
3) make 3 small U-shaped brackets and tap in some threads. In a pinch, you could probably make three u-shaped brackets from a soup can and bolt them in with some machine screws.
4) You could even use a piece of hardwood. If you have some wood left over from the rails you made, you could cut 3 pieces to size and lock them in with wood screws or sheet metal screws.
Lots of ways to skin this cat until you manage to find the right part. It is not a high stress point.

Rad! Thanks for the help cottonm4. Looks like the piece I need is IB-616-4, but probably impossible to find. Any chance you have a pic or 2 of how to make something out of option #3? Sounds like the easiest route.

Gott_Lieb, you don't have a 5 or 6 bank one do you? That 4-bank one that too-many-pins was looking for was probably for me! ;P

#2890 1 year ago
Quoted from Gott_Lieb:

We probably have a 5 or 6, but it's attached to a complete bank. I wouldn't want to rob a bank just for that piece. You could always get two 3's and cut them. 3's are a lot more prevalent.

Got a 3?

#2942 1 year ago

I have a very nice (tho not perfect by any means) bare Stingray playfield (and many other Stingray parts including all plastics) if someone is looking. Gonna post for sale soon, but thought I'd offer in here first.

#2948 1 year ago
Quoted from JoshPA:

Can you send me pics? Interested if it’s an upgrade over mine. Thanks!

Everything is posted now at: https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/94025

#2949 1 year ago
Quoted from ita47:

With all the reproduction stuff available for these games, I can't believe no one has remade the correct Stern drop targets. I know the ones sold by PBResource are not the same and do not play the same as originals. I would think there would be plenty of demand if someone would just remake the originals. I know I would buy them for all my classic Sterns. Nothing looks better on a restored game than new drop targets, but they have to play correctly.

I posted 5 original Stern drop targets above. Not in NOS shape by any means, but I have a few if needed.

#3001 1 year ago

Friends, I'm looking for (4) w3-a-149 rollovers. Anybody have any? Mitch, dothedoo, cottonm4, too-many-pins, bluespin?

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#3003 1 year ago

Curious if anyone knows the difference between the v1 and v2 classic Stern flipper brackets? While the layout of the screw holes is a bit different, I can't see why there would be any playing difference. The rebuild kits for both v1 and v2 are the same, but the brackets are indeed different. djblouw?

#3004 1 year ago
Quoted from Mitch:

I'm sure I do just dont know what that is. Do you have a picture.
I've stripped 6 populated stern playfields.

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#3014 1 year ago

Random, but brenna98, what kind of dog is your profile pic? Labradoodle?

#3040 1 year ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

Don't know till you try!

Quoted from BorgDog:

I clear my cabs to even out the sheen of different paints and to smooth stencil edges and to add an extra layer of protection for the paint.

For cabs, what kind of clear are you guys using? I'd like to try this but don't want to deal with the highly toxic stuff. Maybe that means I'm out.

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#3072 1 year ago
Quoted from Tsskinne:

I agreed you should. Check out djblouw thread on his, he is almost done with his. I still have to start the cabinet for this one.

I'm working on one as well. Congrats on the Gazer Tommy

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#3178 1 year ago

OK. So, if I were to put 6 digit displays in a 7 digit game (say, "Stingray" displays in a "Quicksilver"), would it work? I would think that just the 7th digit "0" would obviously not display, but (correct me if I'm wrong) that digit doesn't really change on 7-digit games right?

I realize having a 7-digit display in that game would be best, but I may save some money reusing some old displays.

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#5221 4 months ago
Quoted from NeilMcRae:

Anyone got a three drop target bank? Building a new QS
Neil.

I think I do

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