Im looking to remove the warming resistors from my F14 Tomcat to prevent the flashers from remaining on all the time. I was going to desolder just one leg of each resistor and then shrink wrap it to prevent any shorts and allow a quick resolder in the event i ever sell the machine to someone who wants to go back to regular flasher bulbs in the future. Does that sound like an ok idea ?
My question is ... Can anyone tell me for certain if all the resistors underneath the playfield are for only the flashers ? Do i remove all of them or are certain ones for something else ? I counted 17 flashers on the field but there are 6 boards with 4 resistors on each board totaling 24 resistors . Some are 330 ohm and some are 4.7 ohm and are different lengths and wattage. Am i just miscounting the flashers or again , are some of them for something else ?
Also, have 4 flashers behind the backglass (transite) which has 1 board with 4 resistors. Photo attached. Do i clip all 4 resistors ?
Just dont want to screw anything up !
Any help would be much appreciated.