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Space Shuttle crew members' club - prepare for liftoff!


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#2051 46 days ago
Quoted from Chisel:

Well I’m in the club as of today!! It’s a project. I’ll be doing a hardtop eventually after it’s all up and running well. Cab is actually really nice but the PF is beat. Backglass I’d pealing but it’s all there just gotta triple thick it with saran wrap. I’ll get a new glass when I get the hardtop though. MPU isn’t booting right now so I might have to lean on you folks soon.
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Welcome to the club. That cab and bb look pretty nice.

#2052 42 days ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

Welcome to the club. That cab and bb look pretty nice.

Yeah it really is! I'm excited about this one. I've wanted a Space Shuttle for a long time. I am having some issues with MPU/PSU and made a post in the early SS forum. Anyone good with these games mind giving it a quick read and suggestions?

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/space-shuttle-sys-9-power-supply-help

Thanks!

#2053 42 days ago
Quoted from Chisel:

Yeah it really is! I'm excited about this one. I've wanted a Space Shuttle for a long time. I am having some issues with MPU/PSU and made a post in the early SS forum. Anyone good with these games mind giving it a quick read and suggestions?
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/space-shuttle-sys-9-power-supply-help
Thanks!

Pinsider grumpy worked on mine, send him a pm. Tell him I sent you.

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#2054 41 days ago
Quoted from Chisel:

Well I’m in the club as of today!! It’s a project. I’ll be doing a hardtop eventually after it’s all up and running well. Cab is actually really nice but the PF is beat. Backglass I’d pealing but it’s all there just gotta triple thick it with saran wrap. I’ll get a new glass when I get the hardtop though. MPU isn’t booting right now so I might have to lean on you folks soon.
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If you really plan sand that and hardtop it you should be slapped silly (too late for slapped stupid), and that game should be taken from you before you destroy it.

#2055 41 days ago
Quoted from Marvin:

If you really plan sand that and hardtop it you should be slapped silly (too late for slapped stupid), and that game should be taken from you before you destroy it.

You've inspired me, I'll make a log thread to follow along with all the juicy sanding progress and I'll dedicate it to you.

Seriously though besides the random internet douche baggery and idiotic threats of violence over a pinball machine, maybe if you saw the PF in person and not from a tiny internet photo, you might have a different perspective, but hey you're Marvin the all knowing. Could there possibly be issues with this PF that maybe you aren't aware of?

Troll on!

#2056 41 days ago
Quoted from Marvin:

If you really plan sand that and hardtop it you should be slapped silly (too late for slapped stupid), and that game should be taken from you before you destroy it.

It's his game he can do what he wants. That pf my be roached and the only way to save it is the hard top. Unless you have a NOS pf that you could sell him for a couple hundred?

#2057 41 days ago
Quoted from Chisel:

You've inspired me, I'll make a log thread to follow along with all the juicy sanding progress and I'll dedicate it to you.
Seriously though besides the random internet douche baggery and idiotic threats of violence over a pinball machine, maybe if you saw the PF in person and not from a tiny internet photo, you might have a different perspective, but hey you're Marvin the all knowing. Could there possibly be issues with this PF that maybe you aren't aware of?
Troll on!

FWIW, my playfield was in similar condition and I originally was going to have it reprinted but that fell through. I used the hardtop and do not regret it one bit.

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#2058 32 days ago

Besides sending my boards out for check/repair, are there any suggestions for my current issue. Background sound for some reason is getting quieter. With the cabinet volume knob at max volume, and adjusting the volume knob on the speech board, I cannot increase the volume anymore of the background sounds. Speech is loud and clear as i adjust the pot on the sound board, but the game sound FX is not nearly as loud as it used to be. Just started noticing it the last few times I have played the game. Now you can really hear every bit of commotion during gameplay. Everything else on the game works perfectly. Items not original in game are a rotten dog power supply that was installed by former owner, no idea how old that is, and I installed the rectifier board from Inkochnito (about 1 month ago) and Pinscore displays. Game has been working great for the past 1.5 years, now just noticing the sound FX getting quieter.

Any suggestions?

#2059 32 days ago

Well I sent the MPU and speech board off to Coin-Op Cauldron for the heck of it. After reviewing a few pictures I sent them, he noticed some corrosion but needed to see it in person to determine if and what could be wrong. As well as see if it is financially feasible to repair any corrosion that may be starting to make my game not work perfectly. Hopefully they will get it by Friday and can assess it shortly there after. Will keep you guys posted if he finds anything. I'm ok with a complete overhaul if that is what it takes to keep my game alive, love this game over all my others past and present pins. Worst case, I'll go on the waiting list for the new Rottendog board that combines the sound and speech board on the MPU. We will see.

#2060 31 days ago
Quoted from jetmechinnc:

Well I sent the MPU and speech board off to Coin-Op Cauldron for the heck of it. After reviewing a few pictures I sent them, he noticed some corrosion but needed to see it in person to determine if and what could be wrong. As well as see if it is financially feasible to repair any corrosion that may be starting to make my game not work perfectly. Hopefully they will get it by Friday and can assess it shortly there after. Will keep you guys posted if he finds anything. I'm ok with a complete overhaul if that is what it takes to keep my game alive, love this game over all my others past and present pins. Worst case, I'll go on the waiting list for the new Rottendog board that combines the sound and speech board on the MPU. We will see.

Hope you get it sorted out.

#2061 29 days ago

Hey guys, I picked up a Space Shuttle back in December. I haven't had a chance to work on it yet, but it's my first project game so I figured it's a good opportunity to expand my repair skills and refurb as much of it as I can.

Anyways, I thought I'd mention, if anyone is looking for the wide back box version of cabinet stencils I found them. Shoot Jeff at Pinball Pimp an email before ordering them and he'll cut them for you. I had previously looked around online for them everywhere with no luck. Finally, I discovered he made them after emailing him on a whim and ordered a set. Figured I'd pass that along.

#2062 26 days ago
Quoted from chaosrooster:

Hey guys, I picked up a Space Shuttle back in December. I haven't had a chance to work on it yet, but it's my first project game so I figured it's a good opportunity to expand my repair skills and refurb as much of it as I can.
Anyways, I thought I'd mention, if anyone is looking for the wide back box version of cabinet stencils I found them. Shoot Jeff at Pinball Pimp an email before ordering them and he'll cut them for you. I had previously looked around online for them everywhere with no luck. Finally, I discovered he made them after emailing him on a whim and ordered a set. Figured I'd pass that along.

Can you post what he charges for them (is there a premium to create them ad hoc)?

#2063 26 days ago

There was no premium. I paid what he normally charges for them which is $149 + shipping. I would definitely grab his email off his website and message him first if you end up purchasing though.

#2064 22 days ago

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#2065 21 days ago
Quoted from matt_adams:

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Welcome to the club. Hope it's in good shape.

#2066 20 days ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

Welcome to the club. Hope it's in good shape.

Thanks, I think it's ok given the age, I have seen a lot worse System 9's! The back glass is lifting a bit but I have sealed it so hopefully it's stable. Has anyone used the replacement translites on Ebay?

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#2067 20 days ago

No idea why the photos are posted twice

#2068 20 days ago

Yeah the pf is worn but not to bad but that bg look pretty bad. Not seen the tl but I suppose you don't want to buy a new repo one.

#2069 20 days ago

The translight one i have is not right for my displays its at least 1/4 inch off so i bought a cpr one couldn't be happier it looks amazing with the mirroring. Your game looks great otherwise!

#2070 19 days ago

Looking for an undamaged Space Shuttle ramp and shuttle. Repro, NOS, I don't care so long as its undamaged. Can be with or without stickers.

And I doubt it, but if anyone has an extra hard top that they'd let go for cheaper than ordering my own I'm in the market for one as well. My game has the non-hotdog inserts in the middle of the playfield.

For those who are within range, I will be at the Allentown show this Friday only.

#2071 19 days ago
Quoted from DorkInAbox:

Looking for an undamaged Space Shuttle ramp and shuttle. Repro, NOS, I don't care so long as its undamaged. Can be with or without stickers.
And I doubt it, but if anyone has an extra hard top that they'd let go for cheaper than ordering my own I'm in the market for one as well. My game has the non-hotdog inserts in the middle of the playfield.
For those who are within range, I will be at the Allentown show this Friday only.

Starship Fantasy has the Shuttle.
https://www.starship-fantasy.com/ramps/Space-Shuttle-Ship

Good luck with the ramp!

#2072 19 days ago
Quoted from DorkInAbox:

Looking for an undamaged Space Shuttle ramp and shuttle. Repro, NOS, I don't care so long as its undamaged. Can be with or without stickers.
And I doubt it, but if anyone has an extra hard top that they'd let go for cheaper than ordering my own I'm in the market for one as well. My game has the non-hotdog inserts in the middle of the playfield.
For those who are within range, I will be at the Allentown show this Friday only.

Freeplay 40 hopefully do the ramp when he has his bigger equipment finished.

#2073 18 days ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

Hope you get it sorted out

Well got the verdict back from Coinop Cauldron. Board is the issue and cannot be economically repaired. (upwards of $600 or so) . Guess battery damage from years ago is slowly killing the components like a cancer. After the inspection, it was noted to have corrosion about 2/3 of the board. Sucks. To my untrained eye it didn’t look bad until they explained everything. Basically I’ll just put the board back in and play it till the game finally dies. Hopefully by then, Rottendog will have their latest revision of their new MPU board that works with system 9 games. On the waiting list for one through Ksarcade. Great communication with coinop cauldron and the assessment was free.

#2074 17 days ago
Quoted from jetmechinnc:

Well got the verdict back from Coinop Cauldron. Board is the issue and cannot be economically repaired. (upwards of $600 or so) . Guess battery damage from years ago is slowly killing the components like a cancer. After the inspection, it was noted to have corrosion about 2/3 of the board. Sucks. To my untrained eye it didn’t look bad until they explained everything. Basically I’ll just put the board back in and play it till the game finally dies. Hopefully by then, Rottendog will have their latest revision of their new MPU board that works with system 9 games. On the waiting list for one through Ksarcade. Great communication with coinop cauldron and the assessment was free.

WOW sorry to hear that.

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#2075 3 days ago

It’s funny you ask this, as I thought the same thing years ago.
When my wife was about the play a Space Shuttle many years ago before we bought one, I was like, this game is great, the shuttle will move during gameplay. Then it didn’t happen.
After thinking a bout it, I think as a kid, the one I played in the arcade must have had a shuttle that was loose or broken, and anytime I shot it up the ramp, it went up, and then it would slowly come back down, and then back up with another ramp shot.

But, then again, maybe it’s one of those alternate reality things, as until I bought one, I would have put money on space shuttle having a moving shuttle ...lol

Quoted from groffdaddy:

Was there ever a version of Space Shuttle that the shuttle actually moved up and down? I swear I played one where it did unless it was another game.

#2076 2 days ago

Hey all you fine space shuttle owners! Question, are you able to “easily” hit the ramp shot using the right flipper? Seems to me right flipper is really only good for lock and getting into the pops. I did a complete rebuild, and it plays great! Just wondering if my right flipper is weak. I wish there was a flipper strength test!

#2077 2 days ago

You should be able to hit the ramp from both flippers.

#2078 2 days ago

I can nail the ramp easy with the right flipper.

#2079 2 days ago

You should also be able to rake the drop targets on the way through the spinner with the right flipper.

#2080 2 days ago
Quoted from WeLoveScott:

I can nail the ramp easy with the right flipper.

Quoted from slgerber:

You should also be able to rake the drop targets on the way through the spinner with the right flipper.

Yep, same here. I'd check your EOS gap as I often have to mess with them when I do a rebuild to get them set right. Check for any slop in the assembly too.

#2081 2 days ago
Quoted from slgerber:

You should also be able to rake the drop targets on the way through the spinner with the right flipper.

Can I also add that this is one of my favorite shots in all of pinball. Once I lined it up with a graphic on the playfield near the flipper I can get all three drops down probably 30% of the time. It's so satisfying.

#2082 2 days ago
Quoted from slgerber:

You should also be able to rake the drop targets on the way through the spinner with the right flipper.

Fun fact, if you sweep the targets, you get a lot more points!!

#2083 2 days ago

Wow, thanks guys! I was wondering why hitting the targets was so difficult. I rebuilt both flippers and the left one works great. I just can’t figure out what’s going on with the right one.

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