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Star Gazer Club


By SealClubber

2 years ago



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#151 1 year ago

Timely...I'm in the market for one. Let me know if any one wants to sell.

#152 1 year ago

I got offered 5.5k for mine and didn't even consider it. There unattainable in mine mind unless your building one

#153 1 year ago

I've heard that before. You should have taken the 5.5

#154 1 year ago

besides, why chime in. I'm looking for a seller. Obviously you are not one.

#155 1 year ago
Quoted from Methos:Any idea what a Star Gazer would fetch nowadays, with one of John's PFs with it?

Quoted from jj44114:

besides, why chime in. I'm looking for a seller. Obviously you are not one.

I was referring to this post.....that's why I'm chiming in

#156 1 year ago
Quoted from jj44114:

I've heard that before. You should have taken the 5.5

And I'm sure most ppl with a restored SG anit letting it go at 5.5k

#157 1 year ago

Doesn't matter to me. I only placed a classified add. Nothing to do with you.

#158 1 year ago

what's one realistically worth, nice original shape. I know of one that I am considering. backglass is perfect, playfield has a little wear.

#159 1 year ago

Has anyone tried to color match the blue on a Star Gazer cabinet? I’ve heard Rustoleum Universal, Cobalt Blue is close. Just wonder if anyone has other suggestions.

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#160 1 year ago

Since my jigs are complete I no longer need to use my play field to check for fit. So I'll start getting it together with the proper parts so I can play it! If anyone wants me to put up the build like I did with the insert panel just say so. Meanwhile, I managed to get the rails on today.

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#161 1 year ago

Hi guys, can anybody take a picture of the wire placement on the back of the rectifier board. Did a new pinhead board replacement, but must have reversed 2 wires. As it won’t boot . Had marked all wires but must have screwed up a couple wires . wires are diferent Colors than Bally

#162 1 year ago
Quoted from nightsearcher:

Hi guys, can anybody take a picture of the wire placement on the back of the rectifier board. Did a new pinhead board replacement, but must have reversed 2 wires. As it won’t boot . Had marked all wires but must have screwed up a couple wires . wires are diferent Colors than Bally

http://stevekulpa.net/pinball/as-2518-18-wiring.htm

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#163 1 year ago

Got the new CPR topper today

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#164 1 year ago

Does anyone have a material list for the number and type of light bulb sockets that are required in the playfield and backbox? More interested in the type/size in the playfield but a list would work if anyone knows for both in making a complete order. Thanks.

#165 1 year ago
Quoted from China_Grove:

Does anyone have a material list for the number and type of light bulb sockets that are required in the playfield and backbox? More interested in the type/size in the playfield but a list would work if anyone knows for both in making a complete order. Thanks.

Play field:

https://www.pinballlife.com/miniature-bayonet-base-1-lead-socket-with-long-mounting-bracket.html

Star Rollovers: It is like the one above but it has a shorter barrel on it. I can find it.

Back box:

https://www.pinballlife.com/miniature-bayonet-base-2-lead-socket-with-staple-down-mounting-bracket.html

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#166 1 year ago

I'm on a hunt for a beautiful Star Gazer and have to admit I'll pay too much for it:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/price-check-1980-sterns-quicksilver-stargazer-seawitch/page/28#post-4908034

#167 1 year ago

Does anyone have an extra set of wooden playfield rails? I thought I ordered some but didn’t ;(

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#168 1 year ago

In regards to the stand up targets on this machine; is there a supplier that has them in stock or an alternative target that can be modified? I have not found one yet. I know the target face may have to be switched.

#169 1 year ago

Bob Langelius produces excellent replacement targets, both yellow and white.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/stargazer-club#post-4072880
Simply drop him an email bob@langelius.com

#170 1 year ago
Quoted from g94:

Bob Langelius produces excellent replacement targets, both yellow and white.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/stargazer-club#post-4072880
Simply drop him an email bob@langelius.com

Bob makes great replacement targets.

If you have strange tastes with colors, Big Daddy has some stand up targets that will work. I wish he had some in yellow.

http://www.bigdaddy-enterprises.com/

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#171 1 year ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

If you have strange tastes with colors, Big Daddy has some stand up targets that will work.

If I recall well, these are actually also manufactured by Bob.

#172 1 year ago
Quoted from g94:

Bob Langelius produces excellent replacement targets, both yellow and white.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/stargazer-club#post-4072880
Simply drop him an email bob@langelius.com

Thanks for the advise. I did that the other day and am just waiting on the response.

What I am really looking for is the actual switch that the target resides in. I know PBR is out of stock and there are other suppliers on-line that are out as well. Just wonder if there are any substitutes available or I just have not found the target switch in stock yet. If there is a know source just let me know or PM me. Much appreciated.

#173 1 year ago

Looking to get some input what a nice condition but unrestored Stargazer is worth?

#174 1 year ago
Quoted from rvdv:

Looking to get some input what a nice condition but unrestored Stargazer is worth?

Today, this market, with no information at all and "nice" is subjective (i.e. play field condition?, back glass condition? ), I think it would start at $2500/$3000. And probably a lot more.

#175 1 year ago
Quoted from rvdv:

Looking to get some input what a nice condition but unrestored Stargazer is worth?

FWIW, I paid $2K for my unrestored example 4-1/2 years ago.

If the backglass is a 9+ and playfield has typical wear, then $3.5K would probably be the low end.

#176 1 year ago

Thanks for the input
New back glass and game needs some tech work and shopping out, playfield is very nice
Can as well

#177 1 year ago

The last few have sold or traded in the 6k-7k range.

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#178 11 months ago

Dave and I have just released a podcast that focuses on Star Gazer.

https://www.breaker.audio/the-classic-pinball-podcast

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#179 10 months ago

Hello guys

My latest find

I am currently looking for a high resolution photo of the back glass 1028×1028 or higher in order to place an order for a repro.

I know that already some people doing reproductions however it will cost me a fortune to order it from US or Canada. Besides shipping cost which is very high there is also a ridiculously high customhouse tax in Greece as well.

So please can any send me this photo? It will really help me a lot.

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#180 10 months ago

Impressive find !

#181 10 months ago

You're probably gonna have to ship parts depending on what needs replacing. Did someone try to pry off the lockdown bar? How are the plastics; CPR has those.
You could check with John Greatwich and get both a backglass and playfield...
With what these games are going for these days, it's worth putting in quality parts. especially since people already put in the effort to make these available for us.

#182 10 months ago
Quoted from brenna98:

You're probably gonna have to ship parts depending on what needs replacing. Did someone try to pry off the lockdown bar? How are the plastics; CPR has those.
You could check with John Greatwich and get both a backglass and playfield...
With what these games are going for these days, it's worth putting in quality parts. especially since people already put in the effort to make these available for us.

I don't know yet if the playfield needs to be replaced. I will receive the pin this Saturday and after cleaning I will know. For now it seems that there is a lot of dirt on the glass so I am hopping that playfield will be ok.
I don't know what is the story with the bar. I will replace it.
I will not be short on my expenses on this one and I am going to use quality parts. However a repro back glass from Canada will cost me about 550$ when I can get it here with less than 200$ if I got the photo.

So if any owner can help with a really high resolution photo I will sure be grateful.

#183 10 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Impressive find !

Thanks. I am really happy with it

#185 10 months ago

Guys can any one explain this?

The shape of some of the Star Gazer letters are different, the gradient color fill/blend of those letters is different, the words "Bonus Multiplier" and "Plus" are absent, the shape of the right starburst, the woman's clothing colors/design, her face/hair are all different.
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#186 10 months ago

The playfield on the left has been touched up and repainted. The words are absent because they have worn off the inserts. Very common after thousands of plays on this awesome game.

#187 10 months ago
Quoted from Silverballer:

The playfield on the left has been touched up and repainted. The words are absent because they have worn off the inserts. Very common after thousands of plays on this awesome game.

That's right. I checked. It has been repainted. The true question here is what to do with it. Replace it with a repro or restore the repainted orginal playfield?

#188 10 months ago
Quoted from Axaios:

That's right. I checked. It has been repainted. The true question here is what to do with it. Replace it with a repro or restore the repainted orginal playfield?

I've got a repro that I'd sell

#190 10 months ago
Quoted from DRDAVE:

I've got a repro that I'd sell

PM send

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#191 7 months ago
Quoted from Axaios:

Guys can any one explain this?
The shape of some of the Star Gazer letters are different, the gradient color fill/blend of those letters is different, the words "Bonus Multiplier" and "Plus" are absent, the shape of the right starburst, the woman's clothing colors/design, her face/hair are all different.
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The one on the left is Star Gazer's ugly twin sister.

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#192 6 months ago

Does anyone have a standup target diagram? I am trying to build the switches from scratch and do not have an example switch to go by. Trying to figure out all the parts and order that they go in.

#193 6 months ago
Quoted from China_Grove:

Does anyone have a standup target diagram? I am trying to build the switches from scratch and do not have an example switch to go by. Trying to figure out all the parts and order that they go in.

This is a switch from a Seawitch. It is hard to make good pics of the stack. You may need to buy a switch to get a better look.

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#194 6 months ago

Thanks cottonm4

Here is my built switch. I may also add the foam backer on the back steel bracket.

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#195 6 months ago
Quoted from China_Grove:

Thanks cottonm4
Here is my built switch. I may also add the foam backer on the back steel bracket.[quoted image]

You can buy the foam backers from the pin suppliers. But you can also buy a roll of the door trim foam tape at the hardware stores, too.

I can't tell if you have 3 blades installed so you can attach a diode but other than that your switch looks good to me.

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#196 76 days ago

So I finally got around to starting my scratch build on Star Gazer last week. I knocked the playfield out and began working on the cabinet today.

Does anyone have a recommendation for the blue color on the cabinet?

Also I painted the apron today but not certain I like the color...any thoughts? Also is everyone using the decal from Pinball Rescue? Does the yellow show up well or am I better off making a stencil?

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#197 75 days ago
Quoted from Tsskinne:

So I finally got around to starting my scratch build on Star Gazer last week. I knocked the playfield out and began working on the cabinet today.
Does anyone have a recommendation for the blue color on the cabinet?
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I am currently restoring my Star Gazer and I use Ral 5017 paint. It looks really nice so far.
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#198 75 days ago

Rustoleum cobalt blue.

#199 75 days ago
Quoted from Tsskinne:

So I finally got around to starting my scratch build on Star Gazer last week. I knocked the playfield out and began working on the cabinet today.
Does anyone have a recommendation for the blue color on the cabinet?
Also I painted the apron today but not certain I like the color...any thoughts? Also is everyone using the decal from Pinball Rescue? Does the yellow show up well or am I better off making a stencil?[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

I had painted my apron the same shade blue as yours. I did not like it at all.

For my apron, I took the play field to the the auto paint supply store and had a color matched to the color of the play field. I did not try to match the color of the CPR plastics. This paint supply store has the ability to mix custom color paint and load it into a rattle can. The first can the color was off just a little but so I had to have a second can made up.

I also have the decal for the apron. It does not look too bad. But there is a problem with the decal. You will have to decide how picky you wish to be because this decal is the only game in town.

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Here is my Nine Ball apron. Do you see the missing letters?

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#200 75 days ago

Yep S and INC. I was just more worried about the yellow showing up green when placed over the blue apron.

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