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Sonic Pinball Club. Si?!


By Badamack

2 years ago



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#101 1 year ago
Quoted from newmantjn:

I had to remake mine last week. I made the area where it broke slightly thicker and I used Lexan, so it is bulletproof.

Did you make that by hand or with a computer?

#102 1 year ago
Quoted from zacaj:

Did you make that by hand or with a computer?

Traced it with the sharpie, cut it out with a band saw and smoothed it with a sanding drum mounted to a drill press. MAYBE 20 minutes of work.

#103 1 year ago

Sent the Prospector through sea trials last night. The flipper rebuild is on hold, due to lack of parts. I should get those today. Here is what I found, just pushing the ball around with my hand.:

1. 100s relay locks on in player one only. - Typically, this is due to a faulty EOS switch on the score reel. Not the case here. Further investigation showed that the player unit snowshoe was hung up for player one 100s scoring. This would not send the signal to the score reel, so it would never score. Therefor the EOS switch would never open. Corrected.

2. Short/Blown fuse on GI lighting. - I was quite afraid this would derail my efforts to get the game done for the show, but I was lucky to find the short. I installed one of those breaker things. Then I carefully inspected the sockets and wiring. I found a couple areas I felt were suspect, so I corrected those and the GI stayed on. THEN.....I started a game and it went out!! Damn, Damn, Damn. So, now my clue was: Lights that only come on when a game is started. I looked at those sockets in particular and discovered that a few had corners that looked like they had been purposely bent to tighten up the back end of the socket. It looked like in some instances it was perilously close to making a ground - supply short. I bent a half dozen or so of these back and it resolved the issue. Corrected.

3. Sluggish ejectors - There are several and they all sort of half halfheartedly ejected the ball. Cleaned up the plungers, installed new coil sleeves and lubed the metal/metal pivot point with teflon superlube light oil and all is well. Corrected.

Also did some cosmetic work etc., The game is looking and playing good.

#104 1 year ago

The third Sonic for the collection...

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#105 1 year ago

Picked up this Mars Trek at a garage sale this weekend its an HUO. Spent all weekend cleaning it up and shopping it out. The thing must have not been played for a long time Almost Every damn light bulb was out

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#106 1 year ago

where do you guys find these? beauty huo Mars Trek there.

#107 1 year ago

Hey all honesty I had never seen or heard of a Sonic Pinball Machine until Friday. This was a weekend of education for me! I have had a lot of fun just researching these Sonic games and to find out that they are Sega, wow! Im a WPC guy! I went to the garage sale after a Stern Stars that was there. I ended up leaving with both games. The Stars wasn't as nice as the Mars Trek but it was decent! I had clean off an inch worth cigarette tar from both machines but boy did they shine up nice! I cant believe the condition of the Mars Trek. I have never seen any pinball machine that clean and unused. I think there was a handful of pin pricks on the cabinet that's it.

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#108 1 year ago
Quoted from EM-PINMAN:

You have a switch on the Playfield gaped to close and the vibration is setting it off. See what it scores next time it does it and that will give you a lead on what switch it is.

Found and solved the scoring issue. Decided to dig into it last night and found that it was scoring as soon as the reset bank was reset. There are no switches on the playfield that score 10000 unless other shots are hit first. When I got home today I removed the fuse for the reset bank and no score when ball reached the shooter lane. Checked all the switch gaps and they all seemed good. Then I noticed that som of the leafs would touch the reset mech when it reset. Loosened, slightly moved and re tightened the stacks and issue resolved.

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Fixed the light sockets while I was in there as well. Finally all working.

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#109 1 year ago

Starting to clean up Butterfly. What a crazy theme..

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#110 1 year ago

I just picked this one up. Not sure if I am selling or going to fix it up. All of the wood needs to be redone. But amazingly it cuts on and plays. Needs some electrical work. Only thing I am missing besides all new wood is the back glass. I was shocked the play field is in awesome condition!

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#111 11 months ago

I stumbled onto this Craiglist ad and thought a Sonic fan might be interested.

The color on the play field puzzled me. Doing a Pinside search shows that Williams made a Triple Action. The search also shows that Sonic made a Triple Action. The Williams play field is blue in color. The play field on this Triple Action is white in color. Pinside search does not show the Sonic Triple Action play field so I can only assume it is white like the picture.

A Google search only shows the blue Williams play field. My thinking is that this is a fairly rare Sonic pin as I can find no pictures anywhere.

Located somewhere near Flagstaff AZ.

stgeorge.craigslist.org link

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#112 11 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

I stumbled onto this Craiglist ad and thought a Sonic fan might be interested.
The color on the play field puzzled me. Doing a Pinside search shows that Williams made a Triple Action. The search also shows that Sonic made a Triple Action. The Williams play field is blue in color. The play field on this Triple Action is white in color. Pinside search does not show the Sonic Triple Action play field so I can only assume it is white like the picture.
A Google search only shows the blue Williams play field. My thinking is that this is a fairly rare Sonic pin as I can find no pictures anywhere.
Located somewhere near Flagstaff AZ.
stgeorge.craigslist.org link

Great eyes on that but I am thinking it isn't a Sonic. Note the Williams coin door. Also the picture on Ipdb shows a similar blue playfield.

http://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=2649&picno=12033

It is odd if you zoom in the beer picture on the playfield.

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#113 11 months ago

There is a Segasa Triple Action but it seems to have the same playfield colors. This is odd. Too bad there aren't more photos of the playfield.

http://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=2649

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#114 10 months ago

A friend of mine sent me yesterday this picture... a Third World by Sonic. Nothing on ipdb or web.

Anyone interested?

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#115 10 months ago
Quoted from Theonlylilo:

A friend of mine sent me yesterday this picture... a Third World by Sonic. Nothing on ipdb or web.
Anyone interested?

Super cool game. I wish this was in the states so I could get a crack at fixing it even though all these early solid state games Europe are a nightmare to work on

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#116 7 months ago

Anyone have a fuse list they can share with me for Sonic. I believe my player 1, 100s score reel locked on and shorted out and is causing a fuse to blow on start of a game now. I was a genius and left the fuse in the coinbox. I was hoping to grab a new one on the way home from work and save a bit of driving to the location first.

#117 7 months ago
Quoted from Tsskinne:

Anyone have a fuse list they can share with me for Sonic. I believe my player 1, 100s score reel locked on and shorted out and is causing a fuse to blow on start of a game now. I was a genius and left the fuse in the coinbox. I was hoping to grab a new one on the way home from work and save a bit of driving to the location first.

These are the 4 in my Butterfly

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#118 7 months ago

Thank you, those match up with mine.

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#119 86 days ago

Can anyone that owns a Faces please snap a picture of how the flippers are wired? Im working on a friends and this is what i am looking at.

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#120 81 days ago
Quoted from Lysurgeon:

Can anyone that owns a Faces please snap a picture of how the flippers are wired? Im working on a friends and this is what i am looking at.
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I know someone has this game...

#121 81 days ago

Just joined the club with a Mars Trek I rescued from a little old lady's basement. Game cabinet has some rough moisture damage and rust.

#122 81 days ago
Quoted from Lysurgeon:

I know someone has this game...

Looks like someone tried to hotrod the flippers with a bridge rectifier and something else.

#123 81 days ago
Quoted from bonzo71:

Looks like someone tried to hotrod the flippers with a bridge rectifier and something else.

Maybe a cap to reduce arcing?

#124 80 days ago
Quoted from Lysurgeon:

Can anyone that owns a Faces please snap a picture of how the flippers are wired? Im working on a friends and this is what i am looking at.

I'm gonna assume it's very similar to how prospector is wired. It has a bridge to convert the AC to DC for the flippers, then it also has a capacitor likely to prevent arching at the eos switches.
I'll snap a pic for you tonight.

#125 80 days ago
Quoted from brenna98:

I'm gonna assume it's very similar to how prospector is wired. It has a bridge to convert the AC to DC for the flippers, then it also has a capacitor likely to prevent arching at the eos switches.
I'll snap a pic for you tonight.

Prospector shouldn't be wired like that either. It has AC flippers.

#126 80 days ago
Quoted from zacaj:

Prospector shouldn't be wired like that either. It has AC flippers.

My mistake. Looks like the pop bumpers and slings are DC.

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