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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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#19 3 years ago

SG plus well but I don't think it's anywhere near worth the monies. They've been going for over 3 for quite awHile, the first high priced Stern from what I Remeber. (and by 3k I mean 4)
My guess would be Seawitch for 2k+ easy...and I never see them up. But I guess we know you don't see many of these come up.

#29 3 years ago

I don;t think anyone is arguing Meteor is a great game, just that it isn't the point of the OPs thread.

#40 3 years ago

Local posted a Facebook pic of a folded up Nine Ball he had just picked, had multiple offers for 2500ish just off that.

Personally I'd like a Catacomb
Edit: it hadn't been cleaned in years but was in good condition

#47 3 years ago
Quoted from AUKraut:

...start doing some Stern Classic remakes for $1K below Stern Pro prices if they really wanted to!

Charge less monies....hmmm....no I don't see that happening

#53 3 years ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

Nobody made any money and the project was a failure.

The the bean counters maybe but it was a great gam.....ahhhhh that's a shame.

#58 3 years ago
Quoted from snyper2099:

For you? Ok. But what if you can't stand the color green?

Ha, don't worry most of it will he wood colored
Great play, worst looking of the bunch

#60 3 years ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

Make a LE (updated art) to go along with it and I bet you sell another 500

That's a tuffy right there

#65 3 years ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

yeah, but I bet there would be a whole segment of the typical LE buyers that would buy it just because it is LE and has new art...

I don;t doubt people would buy it...but 500? Are you watching all the reviews and talk aboot what people like now? I don;t know if there are enough old school folks to make up for the people raging against no bash toy or ramps.
I wish they would try though

#118 3 years ago
Quoted from DRDAVE:

The wide body Sterns were hit and miss.
Great: Cheetah, Big Game, F2K
Not so great: Iron Maiden, Viper, Split Second

Too true. Split second, Maiden, free fall are all boring as shit... Viper is by far the worst.

#134 3 years ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

According to too many pins this thread is single-handedly destroying Pinside and driving people away.

Sad because we just got our membership numbers back after all his warehouse sale threads.

#159 3 years ago

Must admit I've never played a Magic or Trident as far as I know.

#176 3 years ago

I wouldn't mind owning a seawitch; Nice change of pace with that weird layout.

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#317 3 years ago
Quoted from jkashani:

Can someone please tell me how to adjust the volume? Thanks
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Should be a volume control turning knob by the speaker

#329 3 years ago

Looks like we need some repro cardboard covers and "high voltage" stickers eh?

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#350 3 years ago
Quoted from alveolus:

I’m surprised there is no discussion here about the rumor that Beatles will be a reskinned Seawitch.

Rumor mill garbage is filling up enough of Pinside as is.

#377 3 years ago

And I was happy to find one Nine Ball

#398 3 years ago

Meteor is fine but my Nine Ball is screech city. It went away a little bit when i took the plastic channels off and re-attached them after paint, but I did notice a big scratch on my glass actually

#410 3 years ago

Split Second is a little boring for me. It's better than Viper but um... Yeah.

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#495 2 years ago

Thread officially jumped the shark.

#522 2 years ago
Quoted from DrJoe:

My current classic Stern lineup....

So blue. But we're all in this club together and we need to have a talk...

#525 2 years ago
Quoted from DrJoe:

It's the picture....no colored GI or anything like that


Riiight

#530 2 years ago
Quoted from Shapeshifter:

Can't be a bulbs, so what would cause this?

Bad SRC?

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#617 2 years ago

I think we've been there for awHile... Sans the huge dollars

#629 2 years ago
Quoted from FalconPunch:

I know what you are talking about, We call them Eclips here!

There e clips here as well, as long asthey have the middle nub

#637 2 years ago

People like to add weight to drop as well...althoguh if they're already in you're too late for that

#642 2 years ago

Think I read they epoxy a little extra weight in the hollow spot in back

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#705 2 years ago

Not usually a fan of replacing things to Classics but goddamn those OG metal light boards are the worst design ever. Got some ready to install in my Meteor and nine ball.

Tommy I think after putting in a shit ton of games my standing count of hitting Dragon fist spinner on the fly is still at zero.

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#762 2 years ago
Quoted from Mitch:

Battery was actually leaking liquid alkaline onto the lamp board.

Dammit Mitch it's going to be leaking on your crotch if you don't look out!

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#805 2 years ago

listed 50v

#816 2 years ago
Quoted from PinZig:

Another reason I went with nvram.weebly is because of the use of through-hole components allowing me to easly repair later if needed.

Does Altek not offer this?

#822 2 years ago
Quoted from Shenanigander:

Altek is more expensive. Other than that Altek is good to go as well.

I understand that, I just don't want something inferred if it ins't true.

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#946 2 years ago

Didn't get rid of that Fireplace for nuthing!

#951 2 years ago
Quoted from Mitch:

Looking like 6 years atleast lol. All I have is time. I'm only 33

Watch out for kids. Apparently, it's a big time soak.

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#1021 2 years ago
Quoted from kidchrisso:

good luck shipping out of Germany

Its not that bad... As long as you have your papers...Do you have your papers?

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#1823 2 years ago

Hey guys does anyone have a source/link for the roll over button assembly A-181 parts? maybe they're interchangeable with Williams 70s models?

Missing one from my Stars trying to get back going; thanks!

#1825 2 years ago
Quoted from semicolin:

Which part do you need? The switch? The plastic star insert?

Actually now that I get it all together...I picked what maybe a willimms button but it appears to be very similar other than the round/octagonal bottom shaft (?) ...so I think all I need is the name to this type of washer clip on the end holding the bottom on and I can see if this will work.

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#1827 2 years ago

Thanks...never have known the name at all...SHAME!

Quoted from dasvis:

Also known as push nuts

Ahhh makes sense thanks!

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#1855 2 years ago
Quoted from Whridlsoncestood:

Wrong flipper bushings caused some bad flipper drag from previous years.

Get them out of there please! Is that a type 1 bushing ona type 2 flipper on the right?

#1861 2 years ago
Quoted from frunch:

This is great info--thank you!
Another question about the bushings: does anyone know what lengths they are? I have a few different ones laying around and want to determine which i can use for my classic Stern's.

Shit I just measured my type 2 and cant remmeber off hand.
Type 1 I don't think you can buy anywhere?

#1865 2 years ago
Quoted from jkashani:

Anyone have a PDF manual for Stern Nine Ball? If so can you please share. Thanks in advance.

https://www.ipdb.org/files/1678/Stern_1980_Nine_Ball_Manual.pdf

#1879 2 years ago

Nice, I was just aboot to ask where to get some credit stickers!

#1887 2 years ago

What's the stickerish covering on the coin door trim pieces? trying to prepare mine for painting without bead blasting ability

#1889 2 years ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Lawman, do you have a buffing wheel?

Yeah but it's an actual sticker covering. Haven't noticed it on other but my Stars has a literal sticker covering the metal. It's in pretty bad shape so after Evaporusting the stuff can be pulled off the metal
If I'm repainting I could probably just wire wheel all the stuff off it was just weird to me when I saw it and wondered what the deal was.

#1893 2 years ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Yeah but it's an actual sticker covering.

Like this...

Also nice and shiny like bluespin said

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#1895 2 years ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Can you take another pic from a little farther away to add some dimension? So I can see what part you are showing.
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Yeah these are the coin door trim pieces. You can see what I started with here, a real mess. So it looks likeit's peeling off like a paint layer, but it literally is stuck on and pulls like tape; Weird! The color looks more like a bally Flat iron than the hammered silver.
It's looking like a full wire brush and then repaint to me?
EDIT: This is after a 24 hour evaparust soak
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#1901 2 years ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

I have a power oscillating tool and sanded all of my door parts down to bare metal and hit them immediately with the hammertone paint.

Heeeey I got that tool, always looking for a reason to use it Thanks so much!

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#1924 2 years ago

Am I crazy or did I just see a Coin Door disassembly thread for Stern recently? Can someone point me in the right direction?
Thanks.

#1928 2 years ago
Quoted from jkashani:

I put leds in my inserts on my nine ball, hooked up the altek led driver board and attached the wire from the led board to a control lamp but I still am getting flicker? Compared it to my lightning with leds and I don’t think I I did anything wrong. Anyone have a similar issue? If someone had one that is working with leds can you advise as to where you hooked up the wire from the led board. Thank you

Swap the strings...are you sure it's the....fat wire I think?

#1941 2 years ago
Quoted from HHaase:

Are all the flickering lamps on the same metal plate?

Appears the 7 & 8 (maybe 3) ball which I believe are diff plates...and 173K. Then throw in a 4 ball.

As great as Sterns are the plates are THE WORST thing in pinball...evar. If I hadn't replaced mine with LED boards I'd rather rip those things out and install sockets.

So, did you go in there and fiddle with them, un solder move the wire to the socket tit and see if they work then? So goddamn finicky.

Quoted from TractorDoc:

If you saw this one, then you did indeed see a thread on disassembly/reassembly for a Stern Coin Door.

YES...there it is!

#1949 2 years ago

Don't think the resistors are needed...that's what the alltek board is doing already basically. That's what yo8u can do with a normal board to get them to work.
Nine Ball only has 1 light board.

#1959 2 years ago

Never been a massive fan of it actually, never understood why everyone blows it so hard. Perhaps listening to the podcast will help me understand!

#1962 2 years ago
Quoted from dothedoo:

It’s got a wide open 3-spinner layout, lots of targets to hit, the unique slings and scoops and a great sound package. And of course, a great backglass.

Nah, that's not it

#1970 2 years ago
Quoted from jkashani:

Would non ghosting LED's work?

God we wish!

#1978 2 years ago

WTF...makes no sense. 20K is MASSIVE!
No idea on this stuff but it's "gotta" be the ROMs

#1999 2 years ago
Quoted from HHaase:

...
Unfortunately, since BGResto can't do mirrored glasses,...

He might be able to if you supply the mirrored backglass itself. Apparently the paint can be stripped off them and then new paint put on.

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#2073 2 years ago
Quoted from brandsilence:

I'm thinking to just replace everything with the 1" posts - is there any good reason not to do this?
Thank in advance.

Well if I'm hearing you correctly you might not have clearance for the plastics since the smaller posts go under them + a screw on top

#2075 2 years ago
Quoted from brandsilence:

In general i like the plastics lower because then there are less "bare bulb in eye" moments.

Fair as I use LEDs, but will put incandescent in when it's in your sight line.
Maybe you're not being silly at all, maybe just try it and see. Anything that will take down the number of "Hey can someone tell me where the short posts go on my machine" is fine by me

Be ready to maybe take a hit, literally, on your plastics though if they're lower. More of a chance they could get hit but I don;t watch games in super slow mo so no idea what it really looks like.

#2090 2 years ago
Quoted from frunch:

I suppose Nine Ball might count?

Ha...that's a very fair and confusing point indeed. We'd probably like to just say wizard stuff...but very spacey on the PF for sure.

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#2150 2 years ago
Quoted from bangerjay:

What’s the agreed upon number of classic sterns? Disregarding prototypes

Huh, good question.
26 by my count? That's not including 3 EMs.

#2152 2 years ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

(Cosmic Princess is counted)

Oh never seen that

#2174 2 years ago

Dammit i gotta find a Catacomb!

#2207 2 years ago

Gotta have your hammered silver!!!

But as also heard it only works perfectly in over 80 degree temps, to really get the true effect.

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#2267 2 years ago

Well well well

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#2272 2 years ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

There has to be a story on this. Speak!

My friend picked it up... And then I bought it from him!
So really not much of a story. I didn't even ask him anything I just needed it in my
Hands.
Gonna need some work, but hey it's got a real bagatelle gate so that's something

#2274 2 years ago
Quoted from Gott_Lieb:

Does your friend have the initials MW?

Yeah that's the one.
Funny how I'm not one Facebook so I didn't know he picked one up....and none of my other pinball chums told me aboot it even though they know I've been looking for a long time.

Oh you pinball rascals!

#2276 2 years ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

So that's it? It sort of fell into your lap? No endless miles of highway hypnosis? No thrill of the chase? No getting bent over on the price?

Shit, he even delivered it

I'd say i love it when that happens but this might be the only time so it's a little new.

#2285 2 years ago
Quoted from HHaase:

Now I understand SB100 opinions.
What did I do to deserve this?

Brtual

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#2329 2 years ago

Take some sandpaper and run it across the pins that lead to the displays and reseat connections.

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#2428 1 year ago
Quoted from Whridlsoncestood:

Rebuilding drops is never quick. Bringing a catacomb back to life....

Ain't that the truth! In the same boat as you.

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#2431 1 year ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

I have a tip for you...

Thanks for the tip!
I was thinking of leaving that switch plate off completely, and attaching the switches to it first, and then the plate (with the switches) on to the already attached drop housing?
I'm aboot to look at my pics to see if it's possible and which one goes where as the switch plates are not all the same...possibly for no reason whom knows.

Edit : of course the switch plated have to be screwed from the inside of the housing... Oh tricky stern

#2433 1 year ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Tricky Stern is right.
I am in the slow process ( I just love spending money) of installing molex connectors for the switches and coils for the drop targets. That way, you just unplug the DT assembly at the molex and undo the four screws that hold the DTs to the play field.

I'm considering that for the bumpers for sure. All you'd need for the drops is the switch plate to be able to thread in from the back. Unscrew the plate, 4 screws to the bottom PF and done? EDIT: oh duh the coil...

Anyway, we all do this for the love of doing it. Like...I can't wait to find out what I did wrong here and have to redo all of them it's always something.

Edit: Duh, figuring it out now
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#2437 1 year ago
Quoted from Rondogg:

How did you get those drop target housings so shiny?

Thats the bueaty of a tumbler.

#2454 1 year ago
Quoted from Flynnyfalcon:

How big is your tumbler??

Mines not big, but if I could go back I would get the biggest one possible.
For all the pieces you see of mine I got do in a smaller unit, but it took multiple loads which means week or 2 and that dust gets everywhere.
Thats inside... If you can do it outside No worries.

I got the smaller harbor freight one originally, put trough pieces in it and ripped holes in it right off the bat; seemed cheap.

#2492 1 year ago
Quoted from getadam:

Redoing my Nine Ball cabinet and am getting the Pinball Pimp stencils. Would love advice on paint type and colors to use. Thanks a bunch.

The orange is straight rustolium "Real Orange" as far as I'm concerned. Found in any store
amazon.com link »

I'd love to see how it comes out. My Nine Ball is good but some other Sterns I could do.

#2510 1 year 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

#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

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#2519 1 year ago

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

#2523 1 year ago

Haha yeah it's a bit of a mess

#2532 1 year ago

I would think IDC is fine, and easier.

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#2600 1 year ago

Never seen anything but soldering to the back.

#2613 1 year ago

The 2 ball lock switches are the definition of... Well I don't know what but something that is a real pain in the ass and touchy.

#2627 1 year ago
Quoted from Chalkey:

Lectronamo sb-100 replacement complete! Woop! Thanks to @Gott-leib and especially @Slochar!

Nice. Just getting ready to change the VFW s to Chimes

#2642 1 year ago

Cheetah or big game would be a hard choice.

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#2697 1 year ago

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#2720 1 year ago

Foil stickers fuck yeah!

#2723 1 year ago

Can't wait till they are released and I can order waaaay too many one night when I'm drunk!

#2728 1 year ago
Quoted from slochar:

Technically the stickers would only come on Steve Kirk's games since that was his thing.

Oh they're going everywhere, already cleaned my Twilight Zone Apron gettign it ready

#2739 1 year ago

Seems to be just the shadow causing the green. We shall see.

#2756 1 year ago

Good question...no idea but a drunk guess would be 1800-2100?

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#2768 1 year ago

I've had a bunch like that in my ___ Classic Stern

#2779 1 year ago

Can;t wait to wake up hung over some day next week and see these on my mahcines!

And my car.

And maybe my cat.

#2807 1 year ago

Sometimes i almost miss not having anything to tumble!

#2810 1 year ago
Quoted from play_pinball:

What are y'all using to scrub those things so shiny?

For anything that will fit a tumbler is the best way to go IMO.
For the bigger stuff I use a wire wheel.

Non shiny/chrome pieces anyway Novus 2 for those

#2815 1 year ago
Quoted from Pingball:

Hadn't heard of spraying the metal with clear before..

Yeah you gotta spray it, it'll turn to crap again.

#2836 1 year ago

I used to use walnut then corn to finish, then someone said you didn't need both so went with just walnut and it was perfect. But yes it is dusty as hell, and I am in the process of building a hood to put over it to dampen sound and control dust. Buuuut if corn works just as well and is less dusty that could be the way to go!
Good info guys.

#2837 1 year ago

Tumbler is great Isochronic, if you have the time.

#2842 1 year ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Tumbler is great Isochronic, if you have the time.

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#2847 1 year ago
Quoted from Whridlsoncestood:

Just buy new coil sleeves. Don’t be tumbling those old ass aluminum ones fool!

The whole point of owning a tumbler is not to buy replacement parts

#2852 1 year ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

What size is recommended for pinball parts?

If you are going the Harbor Freight route, I would get the bigger one. The 5lb one isn;t good for fitting bigger parts like drop target housing pieces, it will end up ripping a hole in the side

I wonder has anyone used this one? This is kind of the shape of the one I use now and is a decent size. Of course you have to do multiple loads, you can probabl;y fit everything at once in a 18lbs

amazon.com link »

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#2892 1 year ago

Flipper shaft & above bushing

#2915 1 year ago
Quoted from spandol:

What does only 3 beeps tell you?
Thanks

The Fakers Guide: no fourth flash means U10 (6821 PIA) is bad.

#2917 1 year ago
Quoted from spandol:

But that’s on the MPU right? I switched out with another Alltek MPU with the same result.

Yeah on the MPU....hmm...I'll have to defer to someone else on that one, sorry.

#2933 1 year ago

Nine ball is finned

#2954 1 year ago
Quoted from Madmax541:

Question installing carriage bolts
How do you install them?

Not sure I understand what you're asking...the only carriage bolts I can think of are on the coin door surround and 2 on side metal?

#2964 1 year ago
Quoted from Madmax541:

Carriage bolts are used on slings holding plastics in place. Bally games use T-nuts

Ahh yes, I get rid of those immediately and change to tophats.

#2988 1 year ago

Wow, never played a hot hand.

#3024 1 year ago
Quoted from frunch:

That looks great! I've never done any touch up with before, but I'm considering giving it a shot. Out to curiosity, what kind of paint did you use? Any specific brand or variety you can recommend?

Acrylics, Ceatex opaque is a good for your standard colors, but you can get real close to matches with Americana brand, of course there are like a million colors.
You biggest/easiest diff'rence you can make with classic sterns is re-blacking you key lines (limes). There going to be blown out on probably any game you encounter. It's easy to do & makes a huge diff'rence.

For brushes, I love these ones you can find at Michaels...when it reopens. They aren't with the hobby brushes at my store, they are with the real acrylic brushes. A nice 2/0 is small and super good quailty
https://www.michaels.com/artists-loft-roma-round-brush/M10213645.html?dwvar_M10213645_size=4

#3030 1 year ago
Quoted from Redketchup:

You have to put clearcoat over it to be sure the color match

Only if you're clear coating it after.
You could be waxing, mylar, can clear etc

EDIT: Oh sorry I didn't see this was aboot the cabinet.
But yes I can clear the cab

#3042 1 year ago
Quoted from seshpilot:

For cabs, what kind of clear are you guys using?

Krylon tough coat clear gloss
Sorry, phone not letting me paste link

#3057 1 year ago

No reason to if you don't mind the way they look.

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#3113 1 year ago
Quoted from woody76:

project Nine Ball Value?

Really depends on how bad the wood is in the middle. But starting @ 2k and going up would be easy these days...er.. before Corvis anyway.

Quoted from Tyamry:

I'm looking for some opinions on what you guys think this Stars is worth.

Wrong spinners & drops to start. Art 'touch up's' in the middle? Csnt see on phone nut thatvisnt shocking. 1000-1200?

#3135 1 year ago
Quoted from A_Bord:

Good advice. I never get a good sense of what can be done to keep the sanded/polished metal from corroding again. Is wax enough?

Quoted from cottonm4:

A light coat of rattle can clear will help.

It's needed for sure

#3177 1 year ago
Quoted from dothedoo:

I would, but the post would definitely be moderated.

Hey-o!

#3204 1 year ago
Quoted from A_Bord:

At least it isn't missing text and incorrect fonts on a $700 playfield...

Heyyyyy! The bronze is only 600

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#3245 1 year ago
Quoted from Coyote:

What's the difference between "chicklet" and "tombstone"?

Tombstone dont have the wide top.

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#3276 1 year ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

. I don’t care to keep it or replace, but I can’t get this old one out....

Straight Dremel homie.

#3278 1 year ago

Hack or jigsaw?

Get a corded one if you buy, always hated battery version.

#3283 1 year ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Zero interest from me. I think these things are horrible.

X1000.

First thing I do is rip them out and throw them away. Better to put effort into the over 2" tophat posts Pinballlife never has in stock.

#3289 1 year ago
Quoted from northvibe:

My Galaxy came without the bee hive plunger. I have a new bee hive but what hardware and what’s the install look like for that? Not sure if I’m missing something else but it doesn’t seem intuitive.

It s just 2 screws from the cabinet....as long as you have the metal piece for the cabinet they go through

#3294 1 year ago

Guys, remember those posts probably aren't always going to work for tall starposts, only short ones. And a lot of these you plan to swap out will be tall, ie sling area.

Of course you can switch to the smaller ones...which I had to do with Catacomb until i get some longer posts in

#3296 1 year ago
Quoted from play_pinball:

I replaced a bunch of the carriage bolts with t-nuts and 2” post studs from PBL on one of my F2K’s. No issue on either 1” or 1-3/16” posts.

Hmmm...yeah I'm starting to wonder myself.
I I'm justvreallt hung uk on the fact I couldn't the 2" to work on Catacomb , but that was CPR...wonder if there's a diff'rence?

Edit: or simpler I just wish I could remember wtf I did with the other 3 Sterns I own man losing your memory sucks.

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#3389 1 year ago

Think hes talking about the rust layer on the metal not the Stern gold.

I dipped everything evaporusr, you'll be good, it won't hurt anything go ahead.

#3397 1 year ago
Quoted from Mr_Positive:

Picked up a Wild Fyre yesterday in hopes of converting it it to a Star Gazer. After looking it over, it seems much too nice to sacrifice. Looking for advice!!

Well convert to Stargazer if you're trying to make monies on it and that's your goal.
It's waaaaaaaaay low on the "best players" (Yancy's masturbation aside) list of Stern games to be spending thousands on.

#3419 1 year ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

Posted this in the Seawitch club but cross posting because I find this very interesting.
Anyone know what’s up with these very different plastic posts?
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Ones a tall and ones a short, often used on games of this era. Those aren't Stern posts though that I know of, but I've never owned a Seawitch.
Tall can often go holding up the plastics, with the shorts underneath....or all talls like slings.

Quoted from dothedoo:

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Shit man I aint got time for a tiny Dremel tampons....wire wheel and be done!

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#3433 1 year ago

Hmm...never though of laying a machine down that way. Now I have no idea if my replacements stick out!

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#3462 1 year ago
Quoted from northvibe:

Started to tear the top side of the pf down...

Ahhh it's not an official teardown until hou get a drywall screw. Mission accomplished!!

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#3507 1 year ago
Quoted from northvibe:

and the far right is the wood screw post that looks like a bally part but out of stock, so it could either go with the DE version or the gottlieb one? thoughts?

I just use these for tophat replacement https://www.pinballlife.com/machine-poststud-530-5010-02.html

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#3615 1 year ago

$10 no brainer.
$20 is still fair if you need one.
$25 honestly the question is more aboot needing one then shotgun buying all new for each game. So it isn't crazy.

#3634 1 year ago
Quoted from pinballlife:

Looks like I may have an opportunity to purchase a (Stern) Freefall.
Any good?

Not for me, if pass.

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#3757 1 year ago
Quoted from woody76:

I have a spare set I can get powder coated, but just wondering what you guys are doing.

We paint with Hammered Silver

#3769 1 year ago

I'll take a pair

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#3813 1 year ago

I just bore the holes out a bit.

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#3868 1 year ago

Some people take the pins out, some people leave them in...doesn't really matter.

#3870 1 year ago

Seems like a lot of work to me

On my Stars the posts go in from the bottom which is interesting.

#3875 1 year ago

Agree to disagree. Not a big deal though

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