Space Shuttle crew members' club - prepare for liftoff!

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Space Shuttle crew members' club - prepare for liftoff!


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#1901 68 days ago
Quoted from calico1997:

The biggest selling point for me on getting this particular Space Shuttle was the cabinet and coin door condition. Very little damage. Just polished the door and cleaned the mechs a bit. Had to add a NASA sticker though. It just looks appropriate. I touched up minor scuffs on the cabinet and then sealed the wood with Minwax polycrylic satin finish. On the blue touch up paint I got extremely lucky and pretty much was able to nail the perfect color and finish. That's rare for me. If anyone wants the Home Depot paint code I used, let me know. It looks wrong when the paint is wet but when dry, the touch up becomes invisible.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Man you did a FANTASTIC job on it. Thumbs waaaaaaay up.

#1902 68 days ago

calico1997 looks fantastic! I'll take that home Depot color code. Thanks.

#1903 68 days ago

I would also take that code calico1997 , thanks

#1904 68 days ago
Quoted from calico1997:

What a difference a new playfield and new set of plastics makes.

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#1905 67 days ago

Here is the paint information. It's hard for me to show how good it looks on a photo. But full disclaimer - this matches my machine which didn't have much discoloration to it. If you are matching a really faded or dirty machine, it may not match that. But this paint does look very close to factory original in my opinion.

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#1906 67 days ago

Added some 1/2" chrome auto trim to the back speaker area over the original aluminum trim strips. Easy to apply and can be removed without difficultly if you don't like it.

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#1907 67 days ago

(Self promotion) I added some BriteButton flipper button LEDs. These are very bright, can flash in patterns, and are super easy to install. Available at Pinball Life as a plug-and-play kit for System 9, System 11, and most other Williams and Stern games...

http://www.britemods.com/britebuttons-.html

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#1908 67 days ago
Quoted from calico1997:

(Self promotion) I added some BriteButton flipper button LEDs. These are very bright, can flash in patterns, and are super easy to install. Available at Pinball Life as a plug-and-play kit for System 9, System 11, and most other Williams and Stern games...
http://www.britemods.com/britebuttons-.html[quoted image]

Yes they are nice but I made my own for $2 each.

#1909 62 days ago

I added some LED chase lights in a strip along the horizon of the earth to convey a sort of "motion". Cost about $25 all together. Hung it up with some 3M holiday light hooks and blacked out the LEDs where the Space Shuttle is using some black shrink tubing. Powered by a 12VDC to 5VDC buck converter. The remote allows a wide variety of patterns, speeds, and colors. Here's a quick video showing slow chase changing to fast chase. Unfortunately the numeric displays interfere with the chase path of the LEDs a bit.

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#1910 56 days ago

That’s a cool creative idea!

#1911 55 days ago

Does anyone know where to look for when the solenoids fuse blows after heavy play?

The game works fine, no coils lock on when the power is turned on, but if it gets some heavy non-stop play, it will burn out that fuse.

#1912 55 days ago
Quoted from AMBoggs:

Does anyone know where to look for when the solenoids fuse blows after heavy play?
The game works fine, no coils lock on when the power is turned on, but if it gets some heavy non-stop play, it will burn out that fuse.

Does it only happen during multiball?

#1913 55 days ago
Quoted from AMBoggs:

Does anyone know where to look for when the solenoids fuse blows after heavy play?
The game works fine, no coils lock on when the power is turned on, but if it gets some heavy non-stop play, it will burn out that fuse.

Are you using SB or FB fuses?

#1914 55 days ago
Quoted from vid1900:

Does it only happen during multiball?

It may, I was not on the machine when it happened. I would get called over when the ball would not longer kick out.

Quoted from vid1900:

Are you using SB or FB fuses?

SB

#1915 55 days ago

Help! I’m down to only sound issues. Thought it was the soundboard, but buying a refurbished one from ksArcade did not fix the issue. Can someone take a reading of PIN 40 on U-4 in attract and game mode with a probe? I get nothing. Thanks!

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/space-shuttle-coil-sound-and-scoring-issues/page/2#post-4637778

#1916 50 days ago
Quoted from stevevt:

Starship Fantasy should have them in March or April.

Did they get delayed or did I miss them again?

#1917 47 days ago
Quoted from polyacanthus:

Did they get delayed or did I miss them again?

Kept getting pushed back and still not released. I now know not to count on any projected timeline from Starship Fantasy.

#1918 46 days ago
Quoted from calico1997:

I added some LED chase lights in a strip along the horizon of the earth to convey a sort of "motion". Cost about $25 all together. Hung it up with some 3M holiday light hooks and blacked out the LEDs where the Space Shuttle is using some black shrink tubing. Powered by a 12VDC to 5VDC buck converter. The remote allows a wide variety of patterns, speeds, and colors. Here's a quick video showing slow chase changing to fast chase. Unfortunately the numeric displays interfere with the chase path of the LEDs a bit.
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I see something that can enhance what you are trying to accomplish here. Use regular old incandescent bulbs in the two sockets behind the moon. It really makes it pop.

#1919 41 days ago

Cashbox cover: 01-5454 vs 01-7173 for the plastic 03-7626 cashbox.
Any idea why "Ready Player One" Space Shuttle (535) has an alternative cashbox cover vs Comt (540) and "Feel My Power" Sor (532)?
What's the difference?

Meta:
Cashbox 03-7626
Cashbox Cover 01-5454
Space Shuttle
S-Sh (535)

ps
Working version of Sorcerer at FarOut Coffee in Vancouver.

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#1920 40 days ago

Started Spave Shuttle Hardtop today. Sunday #1

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#1921 39 days ago

I am in dire need for a Space Shuttle ramp. My ramp just took a big crap on me. Going to try Starship Fantasy.

This is second time I am running into a ramp issue with game now. I wonder if the cost of 3d printing something this
big has finely come down.

Are there people who could print these on demand? For 100-300 bucks.

#1922 39 days ago

@technicalsteam @brijam has a used one for sale in the ramps wanted/for sale thread.

#1923 39 days ago

technicalsteam brijam has a used one for sale in the ramps wanted/for sale thread.

#1924 39 days ago

Thanks message sent

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#1925 30 days ago
Quoted from ChrisPINk25:

technicalsteam brijam has a used one for sale in the ramps wanted/for sale thread.

I'm moving my office so I just listed it on eBay, starting bid is $22.

ebay.com link

#1926 30 days ago
Quoted from Brijam:

I'm moving my office so I just listed it on eBay, starting bid is $22.
ebay.com link

Link doesn't work.

#1927 30 days ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

Link doesn't work.

Whoops try this:

ebay.com link » Williams Space Shuttle Pinball Main Ramp D 10654

#1928 29 days ago

Anyone have any ideas what ramp flaps I should install on space shuttle. Are there any that may work.

As replacement ramps are unobtanium ( the repro ones ). I need to figure how to repair the ones that I do have.
Which are not horrible.

#1929 29 days ago

Yes! Haven’t installed them yet, but I think they’ll work great and the width is correct.

Chris -

It is 1-7/8 x 2-1/16

Cale Hernandez

On Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 9:08 AM <sales@marcospec.com> wrote:
Message:
Can you tell me the dimensions of this part?

https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/535-9444-00

#1930 28 days ago
Quoted from ChrisPINk25:

Yes! Haven’t installed them yet, but I think they’ll work great and the width is correct.
Chris -
It is 1-7/8 x 2-1/16
Cale Hernandez
On Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 9:08 AM &lt;sales@marcospec.com&gt; wrote:
Message:
Can you tell me the dimensions of this part?
https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/535-9444-00

Thanks going to give those a shot.

Clear Coating Space Shuttle. Restored shooter lane and eject holes. Should be all set for hard top soon.

Really disappointed that there are no ramps available for this game. I've contacted everyone I could think of who makes them.

Wonder how many people need this ramp? Wonder how many people would have to have one to make this feasible for
someone to do.

#1931 28 days ago
Quoted from TechnicalSteam:

Thanks going to give those a shot.
Clear Coating Space Shuttle. Restored shooter lane and eject holes. Should be all set for hard top soon.
Really disappointed that there are no ramps available for this game. I've contacted everyone I could think of who makes them.
Wonder how many people need this ramp? Wonder how many people would have to have one to make this feasible for
someone to do.

freeplay40 has space shuttle ramp on his list to make after he gets a machine big enough for the ramp. I believe is is very close to the top of the list.

#1932 27 days ago

Fingers crossed I can always remove my repaired ramp and replace it down the road. Going to have to make the best of it like dozens of pinsiders of yesteryear.
Though it seems there was a awesome market a few years ago for repro parts.

#1933 24 days ago

Clear Coat completed and shooter lane looking much better than the roached out before pic. Above.
Installing Hardtop soon.

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#1934 24 days ago

Looks good TechnicalSteam. Hardtop will be easy to install

#1935 24 days ago

Everything lined up nice. My Pop bumper screws are actually underneath the surface. Countersunk them so they are flush with playfield.

Hoping to have this together during holiday weekend and test it. Play a bunch of games and start thinking about cabinet rebuild.

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#1936 23 days ago
Quoted from TechnicalSteam:

Everything lined up nice. My Pop bumper screws are actually underneath the surface. Countersunk them so they are flush with playfield.
Hoping to have this together during holiday weekend and test it. Play a bunch of games and start thinking about cabinet rebuild.
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Man that looks great.

#1937 23 days ago

I saw a Space Shuttle yesterday with a hardtop installed and was very impressed with it. Looked great and played great too

#1938 23 days ago

Here is what the shooter lane looked like before and after. I worked hard to not take away to much. After years of wear and grime that was not easy.

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#1939 23 days ago
Quoted from TechnicalSteam:

Here is what the shooter lane looked like before and after. I worked hard to not take away to much. After years of wear and grime that was not easy.
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Yeah that ground in dirt is a pain to remove without going to far. Looks good.

#1940 20 days ago

Ran into a bit of an issue. The Yellow wire on the top bank of Space Shuttle white insert lights. The one that spell out S P A C E S H U T T L E .
Well it came loose. Based on the photos I could find and what I believe makes sense I have repaired it.

In the middle of pic you will see the top two inserts connected with yellow wire.

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#1941 20 days ago

Looks good to me, here’s mine.

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#1942 20 days ago

Thanks it's all sorted out, looks like I got it right. So hard to figure out from the pics I could find on internet

#1943 19 days ago

Slowly making progress on my hardtop. Flipper rebuild and pop bumpers left to do.

Then hoping to work out a fix for my ramp. Why I wait for the ramp gods to vacuum form one. If vacuum forming was a bit more accessible in St.Louis I'd Be on it. Really love to learn how to do it as there doesn't seem to be many who have access or space to hombrew a vacuum forming setup.

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#1944 9 days ago

CPR just came out with a new plastic set.

#1945 9 days ago
Quoted from TechnicalSteam:

I am in dire need for a Space Shuttle ramp. My ramp just took a big crap on me. Going to try Starship Fantasy.
This is second time I am running into a ramp issue with game now. I wonder if the cost of 3d printing something this
big has finely come down.
Are there people who could print these on demand? For 100-300 bucks.

To echo TechnicalSteam, I also need a new ramp badly. My restoration of this machine is in purgatory until we can get new ramps in stock! Hardtops are bringing these machines back from the dead and ramps seem to be the next most damaged playfield item that is needed.

I spoke with the Starship Fantasy owner at Expo two months ago, he indicated maybe another run of the ramps in a few months, he said to email him about it, but I haven't heard from him yet.

Anyone with insight into the new Rottendog mpus about to be released that will be compatible with sys 9 machines? Can't wait to order one to ensure an extended lifetime for Space Shuttles.
https://ksarcade.net/new-used-pinball-boards-parts/rottendog-products/rottendog-mpu9211.html

#1946 8 days ago

Anyone got any spare displays? I bought a Space Shuttle in pieces, and finally got it together, but 1 display is fully toast, and another is going.

#1947 8 days ago

I know K's arcade sells new ones, but at what they cost, it is actual cheaper to just replace all of them with the rottendog led replacements

#1948 8 days ago

Yeah, thats what I have found for even a lot of used ones for sale. By the time I buy 2, I might as well buy the entire bundle. Was hoping someone has upgraded and had some old ones laying around.

#1949 7 days ago

The ball is slingshoting off of my "T" drop target like crazy from my left flipper (which is more powerful). The ball flies up in the air, hits the glass and usually rolls over the left plastics and straight down the left outlane.

Is the target just worn out and bending too much when it is hit? is the spring adjusted incorrectly?

#1950 6 days ago

I solved ramp issue by installing flaps but plan on new ramp whe available. Game is playing great now. Took out more of colored GI but like this look now.

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