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Stern Electronics Club (1977-1984).

By Mitch

1 year ago

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Post #227 Various gate tips. Posted by cottonm4 (1 year ago)

Post #269 Hi quality thoughts from Cotton about inlanes. Posted by cottonm4 (1 year ago)

Post #279 Playfield touch up tips. Posted by klr650 (1 year ago)

Post #309 Stern inserts suggestions. Posted by cottonm4 (1 year ago)

Post #310 Seawitch gate flap solution. Posted by frunch (1 year ago)

Post #1033 Bally drop targets on the classic stern, even mix and match. Posted by cottonm4 (10 months ago)

Post #1958 Star Gazer podcast episode link. Posted by DRDAVE (4 months ago)

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#442 1 year ago

Bought this wreak in July for $450cad. It did nothing but power up few display box lights. Almost every night it gets about 10 games on it.

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#462 1 year ago
Quoted from statictrance:

wolffcub - Nice job on that restore, but WTF happened to that original playfield? Yikes!

That was it after I bar sanded it. It was so badly raised due to moisture damage.

#463 1 year ago

My Lectronamo has been misbehaving over the last few days and needs a kick in the rear.

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#466 1 year ago

Drops at the moment are flush at the top. If I raid them am I not going to cause havoc when the ball needs to roll into the rubber and hits that slightly raised edge ? Got over 700 plays and I thought it was funny it happens. It the first time it ever happens and all within 24 hours on the weekend.

#498 1 year ago

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#504 1 year ago

Man I can batter those out on the laser table all day long.

#509 1 year ago

Im new to all this stuff but what exactly is the issue with the old sea witch shooter lane? Was the old method of the metal flap a bad design or is it that no one makes a replacement so others are making up options?

#511 1 year ago

I like solving issues. Is someone willing to work with me and get me some dimensions if I supply a drawing ?

#513 1 year ago

Why not just a heavier gauge gate with a torsion spring setup at the pivot?

#517 1 year ago

crude but gets the idea across.

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#528 1 year ago
Quoted from Its_me_aj:

Got my first classic stern. It needs a good cleaning but overall it’s pretty clean
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I like the art on this one.

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#681 1 year ago

My papers show a 25k pot being used, at least that's what my info says for my SB-100 setup. Not sure what sound card yours uses so the info i posted might not help.

#683 1 year ago
Quoted from jkashani:

Can anyone please tell me what volume potentiometer I could use to replace the one on my Stern Lightning? I cant find the parts number on the manual.
Thank You

Found your schematics. Not much help are they with the note lol "External volume pot not located on PC board"

#697 1 year ago
Quoted from supermoot:

You know whats better than lectronimo?
Several lectroniomo's.

I approve this post !

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#898 10 months ago

my old stern had worn pivots also, the pin was worn more than the sleeve. I took a different approach and my mod allowed me to do fine adjustments with the nut to not allow the arm to rock on the new pin (bolt).


3 months later
#1536 7 months ago

I just mask and repaint mine. Generally more custom than original. That should be a easy part to do from scratch and make it match the apron.

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#1577 6 months ago
Quoted from Whridlsoncestood:

Novus 1 for a basic wipe down. I then usually lightly magic eraser with isopropyl alcohol. After that to clean the magic eraser slurry I take a tiny buffer pad in a cordless drill with novus 2 and hit it good with that. Cleans the slurry and brings a nice sheen back to original lawyer finish. Finish off with quality 100% carnival wax.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

lol carnival wax..... it will be the best show you have even seen once you play your next game.

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#1997 4 months ago
Quoted from HHaase:

Set up in the workshop. Time to truly learn the way of the Stern. Typical battery corrosion right of passage.
Going to take a big cleanup job, I’m convinced this thing has been sitting since the mid 80’s.
I’m going to have fun with this one.[quoted image]

I wish my back glass was that nice.

#2019 4 months ago
Quoted from HHaase:

I just figured since mine would be a while until it was ready to try and play, I'd ask and see if they were interested. In this case they were.

its interesting to see CPR interested in Lectronamo after i always got people joking with me as to why i resorted on when its such a non sought after game. My plastics are mint other than 2 minor scratches on 2 pieces. A back glass would be a cool thing to reproduce.

#2025 4 months ago
Quoted from HHaase:

I think pretty much all the plastics are under this now, and just about any plastic they've ever made is back available to order.
I don't think anything has changed so far with playfields though.

lets drive them to do a back glass!

#2027 4 months ago
Quoted from HHaase:

Unfortunately, I don't think mine is good enough for a sample.
If it was, I'd have it (and my devil riders outer glass) on the way to them already.

I started doing a vector file of mine.

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#2071 3 months ago

Changing the blue to the teal to match the playfield would be my choice imo.

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