(Topic ID: 217990)

Stern Trident.... Poseidon Lives

By WeatherbyMAG

2 years ago

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  • Latest reply 3 months ago by Stretch7
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#1 2 years ago

Picked up a pair of Trident's off of Nic from Roanoke Pinball Museum at Allentown..... Both were in pretty good shape.... one slightly better than the other. Figured I'd use the worse of the 2 for parts & make 1 nice one & sell the second one, when finished with the "good one". Turned out, the good one was all I really needed.... it had the better plastics, better PF, better BG, better cabinet & it had a new rectifier installed.......

I got it fired up & made sure most stuff worked before I stripped the PF for a touch up & clear job. I ended up finding an even better BG on eBay & picked that up for it...

All inserts needed re-glued, removed lots of mylar, touched up ball swirls best I could with magic eraser, 6 coats of clear, & a lot of buffing with 3M Perfect-it.

New pop bumper caps, all new drop targets & standup targets, rubber kit & a lot of elbow grease. This is the original apron, all original plastics.... stuff was in pretty nice shape. I lightened all the coil plungers in the 4 slings & both pop bumpers as per another post I had made. Slings are strong, pop bumpers are a bit weak for my taste, going to make some changes there & see what happens.

Comet Retro LED's in PF GI & Comet 2 SMD Warm Frosted's in the backbox.

New PF glass, flipper cab switches & buttons... factory boards, new connectors...... plays pretty well, needs some minor adjustments & of course all feature lights were working until I turned it back on tonight for pics & the 6000 Bonus decided to not work for pics... will add that to its of small things to mess with.

Not an overly popular game, (doesn't have a lot going on, other than couple spinners & memory drop targets) but it fits in well sitting beside my Stern Stingray as two underwater aquatic themed early Stern SS's.... I personally like the art & theme.... I know it's not for everyone, but I like the fact that it's not a game you see everyday, it's a different Stern that doesn't get a lot of love. & It always feels good to bring another dead pin back to life no matter how valuable or popular it is or isn't.

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#2 2 years ago

Clear in process.....

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#3 2 years ago
Quoted from WeatherbyMAG:

inserts needed re-glued, removed lots of mylar, touched up ball swirls best I could with magic eraser, 6 coats of clear, & a lot of buffing with 3M Perfect-it.

Really nice job. Beautiful game!

#4 2 years ago

Really helped that it was not in bad shape to begin with, just was dirty & typical everything worn out after sitting for many years....

I did replace all the posts as well...just because I'm obsessive.... polished all the metal, painted the wood rails etc. Just everything it needed to bring it up to snuff.

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#5 1 year ago

My "spare" Trident that came with this one, is going to be coming up for sale here directly. If anyone is looking for one, PM me for details & pics.

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#6 1 year ago

Just posting a random pic for someone to see... LOL

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#7 1 year ago

Wall Hanger Trident BG

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#8 1 year ago

Looks Great, i got a Trident i want to give the same treatment to also hopefully next year.

Did you sell off the parts cab i need a lock down bar.

My cab would need new stencils and i don't think anyone has them, i did reach out to Pinballpimp down in FL awhile ago and if i take him the cab he said he could scan it and make the stencils probably going to have to do it.

Great seeing some not so popular games getting Love also good job

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#9 1 year ago

I just picked up a Trident for free over the weekend. The play field is shot and only as few of the playfield lights come on. The back box is totally dead and I dont have a key to get into the back box.

What are the fuses required in the fuse bank in the cabinet?

#10 1 year ago

I was instructed to download the Hot Hand pinball machine schematic because its the same as Trident.

I attached a snip of the schematic showing the fuses.

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#11 1 year ago

Here are pics of the crusty rectifier board. Some wiring looks bad. I reseated what i could. I installed the proper fuses per the diagram above. I got as far as have the back board lights coming on in addition to the play field lights, which always came on. Still no game play life, sounds or displays. (this is a duplicate post i put in thread i created for when I first got the game..this will be the only time i do a duplicate post)

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#12 3 months ago
Quoted from WeatherbyMAG:

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Looks amazing. I love playing trident... But that gap in the right inlane drives me insane!

#13 3 months ago

Fantastic job and it looks so amazing and bright and colorful.

I have both Trident and Stingray, both great machines and I hope to do the same with mine that you have done to yours one day.

#14 3 months ago

Looks Great .... this is such a great game, one of my favorite SS.
Hopefully i can get mine looking nice again one day.

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