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#3451 11 months ago

I Just put my SS back together after giving it a heavy cleaning and now when the ball kicks up from the spider hole there is so much strength that it pops over the right ramp and goes down the middle. How in the world do you adjust that area so it smoothly pops onto the right ramp?

#3452 11 months ago
Quoted from MeNaCeFiRe:

I Just put my SS back together after giving it a heavy cleaning and now when the ball kicks up from the spider hole there is so much strength that it pops over the right ramp and goes down the middle. How in the world do you adjust that area so it smoothly pops onto the right ramp?

Nevermind! I forgot there was supposed to be a ball guide there! All good!

#3453 11 months ago
Quoted from whitey:

Looking for a Topper for my SS ?
Any suggestions

This is what I have on mine. Has a remote so you can set the modes like flashing, random colors, slow color cycling, etc...

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#3454 11 months ago
Quoted from n1teowl:

Some of the playfield differences on my sample version. Different face on number three, 'saved by the spell' on the outline insert (referring to the removed kickback) and green electrifying text.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Does your playfield have a date on it? Curious how much earlier it was compared to the shipping versions. Here's the date on mine.

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#3455 11 months ago
Quoted from Reality_Studio:

Does your playfield have a date on it? Curious how much earlier it was compared to the shipping versions. Here's the date on mine.[quoted image]

Hmmmm... No date anywhere on playfield. Here is the only marking.

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#3456 11 months ago

It's also got factory lights behind skull pile.

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#3458 11 months ago

I thought I would share with you guys something I bought at Expo this year.
This little mod is pretty neat and the people I bought it from are Pinball Inc. They make these and say they have the license to do so. I hadn’t heard of them before (nothing new) and hadn’t seen these anywhere else for sale. They only had one left at the show when I got there.
The Stiff glows when The Coffin Tale is lit.
It is subtle (glow) but really looks cool when you play in the dark. Price was $59.99.

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#3459 11 months ago
Quoted from whthrs166:

Price was $59.99.

I bought mine about 8 years ago and the price ( new ) was $ 29.00
Got mine from the guy who originally developed it, but I can't remember who it was.....

#3460 11 months ago
Quoted from Cherries_Jubilee:

mine about 8 years ago and the price ( new ) was $ 29.00
Got mine from the guy who originally developed it, but I can't remember who it was.....

So does yours just glow like that or is it brighter?

#3461 11 months ago
Quoted from Reality_Studio:

Does your playfield have a date on it? Curious how much earlier it was compared to the shipping versions. Here's the date on mine.[quoted image]

Cabinet says it was built Aug 1996.

#3462 11 months ago
Quoted from whthrs166:

So does yours just glow like that or is it brighter?

Mine is Brighter and the graphics are not Blurry like the one in the picture shown. I suspect that these new ones that are available started out as a Scan of the Original printed version......

I would take a picture but mine is packed away right now.....

#3463 11 months ago
Quoted from Cherries_Jubilee:

Mine is Brighter and the graphics are not Blurry like the one in the picture shown. I suspect that these new ones that are available started out as a Scan of the Original printed version......

The pic is a bit blurry because it is a phone camera. Thanks.

#3464 11 months ago
Quoted from n1teowl:

Any idea how many of the samples are out there and why this one might have only been a partial sample?

I don't know how many samples are out there either, but I also have a partial one. (Identical to what you describe)

#3465 11 months ago
Quoted from KrustyBurger:

I don't know how many samples are out there either, but I also have a partial one. (Identical to what you describe)

Cool, thanks for letting me know. Interesting that there are so many versions of this game.

#3466 11 months ago

I'm looking for a good replacement crate decal. Anyone got a good source? Thanks!

#3467 11 months ago

I have a problem with my first generation Boney Beast Real Eyes mod made by F-2NIRO. I wrote him but he hasn't responded yet. I was wondering if anyone else is having the issue? The problem is one or both of the eyes locks up or drops color after about 10 minutes of game time. They have always been flaky but I really like the look. Anyway, I got tired of it and pulled out my modified head (the original is now installed). The eyes are basically digital camera screens. This got me thinking. Digital cameras usually run on a single battery. That battery is usually 3.2 to 3.6 volts. I'm testing my theory now. I have the modified snake head on my shop power supply set for 3.5 volts DC and it is working perfectly for several hours now. I believe the 6 volts generated by the pinball machine is out of specs for these screens. A simple solution to this problem (if true) would be to add a DC to DC convertor into the wire harness (like a $2 part on eBay). Anyway - Just curious if anyone else is have an issue and / or cares about this possible fix. If so, I can post my findings.

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#3468 11 months ago
Quoted from Mad_Dog_Coin_Op:

I have a problem with my first generation Boney Beast Real Eyes mod made by F-2NIRO. I wrote him but he hasn't responded yet. I was wondering if anyone else is having the issue? The problem is one or both of the eyes locks up or drops color after about 10 minutes of game time. They have always been flaky but I really like the look. Anyway, I got tired of it and pulled out my modified head (the original is now installed). The eyes are basically digital camera screens. This got me thinking. Digital cameras usually run on a single battery. That battery is usually 3.2 to 3.6 volts. I'm testing my theory now. I have the modified snake head on my shop power supply set for 3.5 volts DC and it is working perfectly for several hours now. I believe the 6 volts generated by the pinball machine is out of specs for these screens. A simple solution to this problem (if true) would be to add a DC to DC convertor into the wire harness (like a $2 part on eBay). Anyway - Just curious if anyone else is have an issue and / or cares about this possible fix. If so, I can post my findings.[quoted image]

I have the same problem with one of the eyes. It will usually go rogue after 10-15 minutes. If you find a solution, I would be very interested if getting the parts and a "how to" so I can fix mine too.

#3469 11 months ago
Quoted from whthrs166:

I thought I would share with you guys something I bought at Expo this year.
This little mod is pretty neat and the people I bought it from are Pinball Inc. They make these and say they have the license to do so. I hadn’t heard of them before (nothing new) and hadn’t seen these anywhere else for sale. They only had one left at the show when I got there.
The Stiff glows when The Coffin Tale is lit.
It is subtle (glow) but really looks cool when you play in the dark. Price was $59.99.[quoted image]

I have this mod but it doesn’t work. Can you show me what it’s connected to?

#3470 11 months ago
Quoted from Kenz:

I have this mod but it doesn’t work. Can you show me what it’s connected to?

It just connects to the Coffin Tale Bulb holder under the play field. The connection is most likely polarized so if it is connected backwards it wont work. Also the mod has a ribbon cable. Make sure that cable is not broken with a continuity test.

#3471 11 months ago

I have a pair of brand new/ unused laser cut stainless steel bat & spider web speaker emblems that I purchased for my Scared Stiff from a limited run by Pinsider Kapsreiter, but never got around to installing before I sold the game.

$95 includes shipping within the US

https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/87597

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#3472 11 months ago
Quoted from whthrs166:

I thought I would share with you guys something I bought at Expo this year.
This little mod is pretty neat and the people I bought it from are Pinball Inc. They make these and say they have the license to do so. I hadn’t heard of them before (nothing new) and hadn’t seen these anywhere else for sale. They only had one left at the show when I got there.
The Stiff glows when The Coffin Tale is lit.
It is subtle (glow) but really looks cool when you play in the dark. Price was $59.99.[quoted image]

Just to update this, I went to their site and tried to buy it (it is listed and sale went through). They refunded my payment and said this product is no longer available. So you must have gotten one from their final batch.

#3473 11 months ago
Quoted from Mad_Dog_Coin_Op:

I have a problem with my first generation Boney Beast Real Eyes mod made by F-2NIRO. I wrote him but he hasn't responded yet. I was wondering if anyone else is having the issue? The problem is one or both of the eyes locks up or drops color after about 10 minutes of game time. They have always been flaky but I really like the look. Anyway, I got tired of it and pulled out my modified head (the original is now installed). The eyes are basically digital camera screens. This got me thinking. Digital cameras usually run on a single battery. That battery is usually 3.2 to 3.6 volts. I'm testing my theory now. I have the modified snake head on my shop power supply set for 3.5 volts DC and it is working perfectly for several hours now. I believe the 6 volts generated by the pinball machine is out of specs for these screens. A simple solution to this problem (if true) would be to add a DC to DC convertor into the wire harness (like a $2 part on eBay). Anyway - Just curious if anyone else is have an issue and / or cares about this possible fix. If so, I can post my findings.[quoted image]

Just an update on my Boney Beast Real Eyes mod. F-2NIRO has reached out to me and wants me to test a few things for him and report back (input and output voltages on his board). He informs me that his mod does trim the voltage down to the correct level. I’ll make another post when I know more. The onboard voltage regulation may have failed.

#3474 11 months ago
Quoted from Mad_Dog_Coin_Op:

I have a problem with my first generation Boney Beast Real Eyes mod made by F-2NIRO. I wrote him but he hasn't responded yet. I was wondering if anyone else is having the issue? The problem is one or both of the eyes locks up or drops color after about 10 minutes of game time. They have always been flaky but I really like the look. Anyway, I got tired of it and pulled out my modified head (the original is now installed). The eyes are basically digital camera screens. This got me thinking. Digital cameras usually run on a single battery. That battery is usually 3.2 to 3.6 volts. I'm testing my theory now. I have the modified snake head on my shop power supply set for 3.5 volts DC and it is working perfectly for several hours now. I believe the 6 volts generated by the pinball machine is out of specs for these screens. A simple solution to this problem (if true) would be to add a DC to DC convertor into the wire harness (like a $2 part on eBay). Anyway - Just curious if anyone else is have an issue and / or cares about this possible fix. If so, I can post my findings.[quoted image]

I'm also experiencing weird behaviour of the eyes. After 10-15 minutes one eye changes color. I've purchased mine in march '19.

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#3475 11 months ago
Quoted from BuckNaked:

I'm also experiencing weird behaviour of the eyes. After 10-15 minutes one eye changes color. I've purchased mine in march '19.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

That is one of my symptoms also. I’m still working on a fix. Out of the game everything works great. The problem might be electrical noise on the game’s wire harness. I’m considering a dc power converter plugged directly into the ac service plug of the game.

#3476 11 months ago

Turned the machine on today, but didn't play it immediately. Came back like an hour later, still fine. Played one game, and now it does

this.

It is always the same eye with problems, maybe it's just a faulty screen? Maybe it's too sensitive to voltage fluctuations (because it only seems to happen during game play). I will contact F-2Nero also, see what he says about this.

#3477 11 months ago

If I posted this before, I apologize. Does anyone have a coffin diverter or plastic trough they might put up for sale?

#3478 11 months ago
Quoted from Calfdemon:

Just to update this, I went to their site and tried to buy it (it is listed and sale went through). They refunded my payment and said this product is no longer available. So you must have gotten one from their final batch.

Wow yeah he must have sold out. Thanks for posting that.

#3479 11 months ago

I did some work to fix my "Terrifying" issue today. I thought about trying the decal, but I know some said that it didn't match that well. I did it by hand and I'm happily with it.

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#3480 11 months ago
Quoted from n1teowl:

I did some work to fix my "Terrifying" issue today. I thought about trying the decal, but I know some said that it didn't match that well. I did it by hand and I'm happily with it.

Great job! And better than the overlay!

#3481 11 months ago
Quoted from BuckNaked:

After 10-15 minutes one eye changes color.

Your snake looks like my dog. I tried to fix by rebooting him several times, but his eyes stay the same color.
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#3482 11 months ago
Quoted from BuckNaked:

Turned the machine on today, but didn't play it immediately. Came back like an hour later, still fine. Played one game, and now it does

this.
It is always the same eye with problems, maybe it's just a faulty screen? Maybe it's too sensitive to voltage fluctuations (because it only seems to happen during game play). I will contact F-2Nero also, see what he says about this.

Potentially have a look here for a new screen. There are a few different ones. Don't have the mod but from what I've seen it's just one of these products running the, possibly modified, demo code from a teensy.

https://www.adafruit.com/search?q=Animated+eyes

#3483 11 months ago

I have figured out what is wrong with my Boney Beast Real Eyes mod. The unit works perfectly on my test bench when given clean 5.5 - 7 DC volt power. When installed in the pinball machine on a 6 volt DC circuit it fails after 10 minutes or so. So, what's the difference? The only thing I can come up with is noise on the game's wiring hardness. When features get activated or stop it causes small power fluctuations on the wire harness which seems to negatively impact this mod. On my game the attract mode will even cause the failure. To duplicated the test I hooked my snake head back to my test beach and increased and decreased voltage rapidly by .25 of a volt and got it fail rather quickly. The dips and spikes are still within the hardware's specs but it seems unable to handle the variances. The mod's creator has suggested that I find a different source of power in the game and try that. There might be a more stable 6 volt DC circuit (I was using the recommended one going to the crate) but a sure thing would be plugging a 6 volt DC convertor into the service plug of the pin and using that. The service plug has it's own problem because it is always on. It would need to be modify to turn off (which is fairly easy) or you would need to plug in the DC convertor when the game is being used (and unplug when not in use). For me personally, I think I'm over this mod. While it wasn't working I got use to the OEM snake head again. The "real eyes" look cool but knowing how many balls are locked seems to out weigh the coolness.

#3484 11 months ago

Thank you for looking into this. I agree, it needs it's own power supply. Maybe if we put a capacitor over the input of the board that will help, I'll ask F-2NERO about this. I also mis the original setup where you can see how many balls are locked by looking at the eye's of the beast, but I love the "real" eyes, makes the game look so much "fresher".

#3485 11 months ago

I have an apron decal set available for sale.

It does not appear to be pre-cut from what I can tell.

PM if interested.

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#3486 11 months ago

I'm considering selling mine when i return from my deployment. ColorDMD, skull pile mod, and a shitload of work I performed to get 100%. Replaced crate decal and placed clear vinyl over it to keep it looking 100% clean for a long time.

Tell your friends. I'll be back home January 2020.

#3487 11 months ago

Just an update... The decals listed a couple of posts above have been sold.

Thanks!

2 weeks later
#3488 10 months ago

Hi group. I am a Scared Stiff owner (2nd time around). I have a real nice Scared Stiff machine I just recently bought, and although the playfield was really nice, I bought a spare IPB playfield that Ron Kruzman is currently doing his A+ treatment/clearcoat to that I will soon be installing. He asked me if I wanted to have him install the front side T-nuts before he does the final 2 layers of clear coat , but he needed to know the sizes of them. Currently, my machine is still put together so without taking it all apart, I would have no idea what sizes they would be. I was wondering if anybody out here has any info regarding this, either documented or otherwise. Thanks for the help!!

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#3489 10 months ago
Quoted from n1teowl:

I did some work to fix my "Terrifying" issue today. I thought about trying the decal, but I know some said that it didn't match that well. I did it by hand and I'm happily with it.[quoted image][quoted image]

Beautiful job! Looks better than the decal.

#3490 10 months ago
Quoted from ccbiggsoo7:

yeah …..best one by far, just bought me one at expo from cointaker

I bought one too at Pinball expo and now my SS is ready, have you idea where I can find instructions?

#3491 10 months ago
Quoted from n1teowl:

I did some work to fix my "Terrifying" issue today. I thought about trying the decal, but I know some said that it didn't match that well. I did it by hand and I'm happily with it.[quoted image][quoted image]

care to share the red paint you used?

#3492 10 months ago
Quoted from legendpin:

I bought one too at Pinball expo and now my SS is ready, have you idea where I can find instructions?

instructions for what? installation?

#3493 10 months ago
Quoted from legendpin:

I bought one too at Pinball expo and now my SS is ready, have you idea where I can find instructions?

Here is the instructional YouTube video for the topper installation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=Iyd0-qQihGI&feature=emb_logo

#3494 10 months ago
Quoted from ccbiggsoo7:

care to share the red paint you used?

I used Createx red as a base and very small amounts of yellow and white.

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#3495 10 months ago
Quoted from Calfdemon:

Here is the instructional YouTube video for the topper installation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=Iyd0-qQihGI&feature=emb_logo

Mine is different... have different connectors.

Not these ones but 2 square

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#3496 10 months ago

Why are there little tiny holes in the remote and two extra behind the flippers ?

#3497 10 months ago

Anyone know ? All of them have it them . Though maybe a wire ball guide or something goes there .

#3498 10 months ago

I bought a Mantis spider hole protector and it was a very tight fit. They cut it to allow for some adjustment but it was still tight and required a bit of gentle persuasion with a hammer. Finally got it in but it appeared to alter the ball trajectory form the VUK, causing it not to get up to the ramp. Has anyone had this same issue? Took it off and there were no problems.

#3499 10 months ago
Quoted from wayinla:

I bought a Mantis spider hole protector and it was a very tight fit. They cut it to allow for some adjustment but it was still tight and required a bit of gentle persuasion with a hammer. Finally got it in but it appeared to alter the ball trajectory form the VUK, causing it not to get up to the ramp. Has anyone had this same issue? Took it off and there were no problems.

The geometry of the VUK to the ramp flap is very touchy. Try tweaking (bending) the angle of the VUK just a bit either way checking how it fires each time. You can usually dial it in after a few tries. This adjustment is so touchy that I have had to adjust it after leveling a game.

#3500 10 months ago
Quoted from whthrs166:

The geometry of the VUK to the ramp flap is very touchy. Try tweaking (bending) the angle of the VUK just a bit either way checking how it fires each time. You can usually dial it in after a few tries. This adjustment is so touchy that I have had to adjust it after leveling a game.

Thanks! That did the trick.

I had to saw off part of the end of the protector because of the tight fit but I think it worked out ok.

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