(Topic ID: 239021)

Re-import creature rises from the depths


By bkaelin

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

Here's a CFTBL project that I have been working on since the container arrived in January. This was the nicest of the three games I got, and the regeneration of all three is mostly going great so far. I thought I would share a few pics of the three games as I bring them back from the depths of disuse. Converted to U.S., fresh boards, rubbers, coil sleeves, plastics, bulbs, a couple of rebuilt connectors, and lots of cleaning.

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#2 1 year ago

Looking forward to the progress pics! Subscribed.

#3 1 year ago

Nice. Came from Italy.

#4 1 year ago

Purty. Creech is a game you learn to love over time or at least I did. I had two ands sold them and later I wished I had it back. I found a nice one and put the naked PF in it and bought a naked translight and It will never leave. I just wish the hologram mod would get done.

#5 1 year ago
Quoted from Calipindave:

Nice. Came from Italy.

Yep! all three of them.

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#6 1 year ago

I think it is interesting to note the color differences between the diamond plate and non-diamond plate playfields.

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#7 1 year ago
Quoted from zr11990:

Purty. Creech is a game you learn to love over time or at least I did. I had two ands sold them and later I wished I had it back. I found a nice one and put the naked PF in it and bought a naked translight and It will never leave. I just wish the hologram mod would get done.

I too have found that the game really grows on you. The more I play it, the more interesting it has become.

#8 1 year ago
Quoted from bkaelin:

Yep! all three of them.
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I like to see the Lire coin plates. At 500 Lire there where times depending on the exchange rate where a game would have been cheap. In 1993 that 500 Lire would have been about 30 cents.

Dave

#9 1 year ago

This is the one that needs the most work. The hacks on the boards were pretty scary on this one. I dropped in new Rottendog boards, and replaced the connectors. I replaced the display. Been going through the top of the playfield bit by bit. The cabinet isn't too bad. There are some under playfield stuff that needs attention, I'm going to fix some bad soldering and refresh the coil sleeves. This one will take a while, but at this point, the electronics are mostly refreshed and ready.

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#10 1 year ago

I have a extra PF for a creech if you want to sell one of those games Ill restore it.

#11 1 year ago
Quoted from bkaelin:

The hacks on the boards were pretty scary on this one.

Someone asked me what the hacks were. Well, on the driver board someone had replaced the bridge rectifiers with a couple of mismatched parts and the job was pretty goofy. They didn't actually set them into the board, but had wired jumpers from the board to the BRs. I sent the board over to Chris Hibler, and he redid the whole board and fixed it up.
Here is a video of the repaired board:

Also, someone had wrapped wires around the fuses, and installed a stand-alone five-volt power supply to address the fact that the driver board wasn't providing stable 5 volt power. I pulled all of that out and sent the board to Chris.

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