(Topic ID: 75868)

Taxi Club... Members Only!

By mof

7 years ago


Topic Heartbeat

Topic Stats

  • 2,611 posts
  • 304 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 1 day ago by pinballinreno
  • Topic is favorited by 135 Pinsiders

You

Linked Games

  • Taxi Williams, 1988

Topic Gallery

View topic image gallery

IMG_6880[1] (resized).jpg
14E4C7DB-FBC5-44C3-BA4A-EF457D5F4C0C (resized).jpeg (© Nutty 5.0)
595781CB-3377-41A4-846A-D2C385874A45 (resized).jpeg (© Nutty 5.0)
58A060FD-738F-4A4E-AD88-5B4ECCB9A59B (resized).jpeg (© Nutty 5.0)
image (resized).jpg
IMG_20211020_151801660 (resized).jpg
IMG_20211013_163601 (resized).jpg
IMG_20211013_163554 (resized).jpg
IMG_20211013_163620 (resized).jpg
IMG_20211013_163638 (resized).jpg
IMG_20211013_163626 (resized).jpg
IMG_20211013_163632 (resized).jpg
IMG_20211013_163613 (resized).jpg
709EC4F4-36ED-4E45-920B-FC50C9EB4BE6 (resized).jpeg
Taxi delivery 5 (resized).jpg
1B5573F1-3F21-445F-966A-666E2134E989 (resized).jpeg

There are 2611 posts in this topic. You are on page 50 of 53.
#2451 6 months ago
Quoted from Bellagio:

I like mine too, I think overall CPR did a pretty good job with it. I like the mirroring a lot, but I do wish the colors were a little more vibrant.
Here's a question for everyone- did Williams ever make a real backglass for Taxi, or was it only a translite? I thought my original was an actual backglass but it turned out to be a translite.

Only a translite I believe and cpr only makes the marilyn mirrored glass so I guess what I have is what I'm gonna have. Oh well.

Got my powder parts back today. Now I just need to send him some Taxi rails so I can finish it off. I can't remember if I threw sys11 legs on my high speed or not.. Will have to get the legs that are on my taxi redone if so. I'm getting quite the pile of WPC legs at this point, considering I only own one now and it has brass legs...sheesh.

PXL_20210424_004150488 (resized).jpgPXL_20210424_005554455 (resized).jpg
#2452 6 months ago

Would like to see the CPR glass on in person. Maybe it is better if it was mine.

#2453 6 months ago
Quoted from cp1610:

Would like to see the CPR glass on in person. Maybe it is better if it was mine.

I am very happy with mine.

Rich vibrant colors and it looks like a new digital print process instaed of the older fuzzy screen printing.

Its very sharp and accurate and looks great.

Way better than my old faded and molested translite. Also better than the fake Marilyn translites off of Ebay, for a few dollars more.

#2454 6 months ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Its very sharp and accurate and looks great.

Thanks for the review! I’ve been on the fence ordering one of these for my game, and one for my White Water. I might just have to pull the trigger on both.

#2455 6 months ago

Who makes the best, textured (screen printed?) cabinet decal for Taxi?

Most vendors are out of stock?

#2456 6 months ago

My Taxi sometimes locks up if let to set for a couple hours while turned on.

I havent looked at anything yet, Im still building a collection of restoration parts.

#2457 5 months ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

My Taxi sometimes locks up if let to set for a couple hours while turned on.
I havent looked at anything yet, Im still building a collection of restoration parts.

First guess would be power supply condition, are the large capacitors original? Likely they need changing.

#2458 5 months ago

Is there a specific tilt Bob I should have in this thing? Seems no matter how I adjust it, it's sensitive A F. As in, two warnings and a tilt--ALWAYS--if I actually give it a spirited nudge.

Side note, at 3am this morning when I couldn't sleep I finally installed the black powdercoated parts I had done.. Still need to have rails done as well as the shooter housing probably.. And then splatter black powder for the door at some point, but I figure I'll wait on doors until I'm ready to send high speed, taxi, and world cup soccer to be done in one batch.

All the other parts needed (other than side rails) for going candy red on high speed besides rails pulled off to the side to make their way to my powder guy..soonish.

I kind of want to pull this lockbar receiver out at some point to freshen it up.. What's the best method? I don't want to lose the stickers but I figure I can just redo those after it's all cleaned up.

PXL_20210501_084034186 (resized).jpgPXL_20210501_084138461.PORTRAIT (resized).jpgPXL_20210501_084339393 (resized).jpgPXL_20210501_085319135 (resized).jpg
#2459 5 months ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Who makes the best, textured (screen printed?) cabinet decal for Taxi?
Most vendors are out of stock?

Maybe consider Radcals? They are easy to install and look great.

For regular decals I would probably just go with whatever licensed set PPS has.

#2460 5 months ago
Quoted from Bellagio:

Maybe consider Radcals? They are easy to install and look great.
For regular decals I would probably just go with whatever licensed set PPS has.

I think the radcals are too glossy for this game.

I can certainly get a set ehen i get the playfield from mirco.

What i tnink i want is a set of screened, or digitally screened look alike decals on next gen material.

I really like the raised feel of the ink layers.

#2461 5 months ago
Quoted from KSUWildcatFan:

Is there a specific tilt Bob I should have in this thing? Seems no matter how I adjust it, it's sensitive A F. As in, two warnings and a tilt--ALWAYS--if I actually give it a spirited nudge.
Side note, at 3am this morning when I couldn't sleep I finally installed the black powdercoated parts I had done.. Still need to have rails done as well as the shooter housing probably.. And then splatter black powder for the door at some point, but I figure I'll wait on doors until I'm ready to send high speed, taxi, and world cup soccer to be done in one batch.
All the other parts needed (other than side rails) for going candy red on high speed besides rails pulled off to the side to make their way to my powder guy..soonish.
I kind of want to pull this lockbar receiver out at some point to freshen it up.. What's the best method? I don't want to lose the stickers but I figure I can just redo those after it's all cleaned up.
[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

My game is all original and the tilt stays moving for 3 mins after a nudge.

Its also very sensitive.

#2462 5 months ago
Quoted from KSUWildcatFan:

Is there a specific tilt Bob I should have in this thing? Seems no matter how I adjust it, it's sensitive A F. As in, two warnings and a tilt--ALWAYS--if I actually give it a spirited nudge.
Side note, at 3am this morning when I couldn't sleep I finally installed the black powdercoated parts I had done.. Still need to have rails done as well as the shooter housing probably.. And then splatter black powder for the door at some point, but I figure I'll wait on doors until I'm ready to send high speed, taxi, and world cup soccer to be done in one batch.
All the other parts needed (other than side rails) for going candy red on high speed besides rails pulled off to the side to make their way to my powder guy..soonish.
I kind of want to pull this lockbar receiver out at some point to freshen it up.. What's the best method? I don't want to lose the stickers but I figure I can just redo those after it's all cleaned up.
[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

I always just replace the reciever.

#2463 5 months ago
Quoted from BJM-Maxx:

First guess would be power supply condition, are the large capacitors original? Likely they need changing.

I think you're right.
I have original unhacked boards.

But they are definitely old.

#2464 5 months ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

I think the radcals are too glossy for this game.
I can certainly get a set ehen i get the playfield from mirco.
What i tnink i want is a set of screened, or digitally screened look alike decals on next gen material.
I really like the raised feel of the ink layers.

I know nothing about radcals or how glossy they are but I feel like my original paint has quite a bit of gloss to it. At some point I'm going to have to try repainting the front to match... And that won't be fun.

Quoted from pinballinreno:

My game is all original and the tilt stays moving for 3 mins after a nudge.
Its also very sensitive.

Good to know, thanks. Might just be a quirk I learn to adapt to with this game.

Quoted from pinballinreno:

I always just replace the reciever.

I would but this looks almost...brass? Do they even sell a direct replacement for it, it are my eyes just deceiving me? Seems it's in decent enough condition I should be able to save it, I'd think?

PXL_20210501_194333181 (resized).jpgPXL_20210501_194313631 (resized).jpg
#2465 5 months ago
Quoted from KSUWildcatFan:

would but this looks almost...brass? Do

I have seen a few of the brass looking receivers, in fact i have one on the shelf.

Boil it on a sonic cleaner for awhile and see how ot comes out.

You can always have it plated if its too rough.

#2466 5 months ago

My cabinet has a satin sheen to it, but it might just be age related

20210501_132624 (resized).jpg
#2467 5 months ago

IMG_20200709_172339 (resized).jpgIMG_20200709_172413 (resized).jpgIMG_20200709_172425 (resized).jpgIMG_20200709_172438 (resized).jpgIMG_20200709_172450 (resized).jpg

Here are some better pics in a better lit room. This is by far the glossiest cab I've ever owned on something of this vintage. Most of the others I've bought along the way have had various....issues.. with the cabs.

#2468 5 months ago
Quoted from KSUWildcatFan:

[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]
Here are some better pics in a better lit room. This is by far the glossiest cab I've ever owned on something of this vintage. Most of the others I've bought along the way have had various....issues.. with the cabs.

Looks great!

#2469 5 months ago

All except the front

2 weeks later
#2471 5 months ago

So, I fully expect mine to be off-color like that (maybe not as bad, but still) when I strip it down but just curious.. How does one deal with something like that?

#2472 5 months ago

I believe the color difference is from the Mylar. You need to determine if the risk of Mylar removal is worth having uniform colors across the playfield.

#2473 5 months ago
Quoted from Steve_in_Escalon:

I believe the color difference is from the Mylar. You need to determine if the risk of Mylar removal is worth having uniform colors across the playfield.

Right, it's definitely from the mylar. Just didn't know how people would actually..... Fix that

#2474 5 months ago
Quoted from KSUWildcatFan:

Right, it's definitely from the mylar. Just didn't know how people would actually..... Fix that

I restored my Taxi and had pretty severe color difference under the mylar . I fixed it by repainting it and then clear-coating but that is not for everyone but I don't think there is any other way.

Before - Cleaned

After Painting - Before Clear

After Clear

#2475 5 months ago
Quoted from killerrobots:

I restored my Taxi and had pretty severe color difference under the mylar . I fixed it by repainting it and then clear-coating but that is not for everyone but I don't think there is any other way.
[quoted image]
[quoted image]
[quoted image]

I was worried that's what would be the answer, but I'm not surprised.

That looks great!

#2476 5 months ago

Archived after 1 day
139 views
Sold (amount private)
Parts - For Sale
New “I picked this up for a taxi I had and never put it in. I since sold the game, and don’t need this anymore. This is a brand new red spin out ramp set.”
2021-05-22
Saginaw , MI
120
Hey gang, 3 time member here just passing along parts I have had on the shelf if anyone’s lookin for a new spin out ramp.

#2477 5 months ago
Quoted from tilted81:

Sale Pending!

red spin out ramp

New “I picked this up for a taxi I had and never put it in. I since sold the game, and don’t need this anymore. This is a brand new red spin out ramp set.”

5 hours ago

Saginaw , MI

120

tilted81

Hey gang, 3 time member here just passing along parts I have had on the shelf if anyone’s lookin for a new spin out ramp.

Dammit! I need one of these...

I can only get 4 spins on a good day out of my broken/badly repaired spinout...

#2478 5 months ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Dammit! I need one of these...
I can only get 4 spins on a good day out of my broken/badly repaired spinout...

Sorry about that, I needed one too.

#2479 5 months ago

How crappy are the blue ones on eBay for $30? Lol

#2480 5 months ago
Quoted from killerrobots:

Sorry about that, I needed one too.

My old one is okay but is missing some screw holes so it moves slightly and makes the skill shot inconsistent. However it does work, I can get two whole cycles on a full plunge. I am happy to send it to you if you pay for shipping.

#2481 5 months ago
Quoted from KSUWildcatFan:

How crappy are the blue ones on eBay for $30? Lol

They are actually good. I bought a blue one on ebay (and purchased a red one separately) and installed it and I'm happy with it and the quality. I still have the brand new red one (still in plastic wrap) and would be willing to sell it if someone out there wants it, just DM me.

#2482 5 months ago
Quoted from ClarkGriswold:

They are actually good. I bought a blue one on ebay (and purchased a red one separately) and installed it and I'm happy with it and the quality. I still have the brand new red one (still in plastic wrap) and would be willing to sell it if someone out there wants it, just DM me.

My original red is okayish but I've considered trying the blue. Looks spiffy.

#2483 5 months ago
Quoted from KSUWildcatFan:

My original red is okayish but I've considered trying the blue. Looks spiffy.

Yeah, I like the way it looks.

IMG_5358 (resized).JPG
#2484 5 months ago
Quoted from ClarkGriswold:

Yeah, I like the way it looks.
[quoted image]

That does look good! I might just have to snag one of these.

#2485 5 months ago
Quoted from ClarkGriswold:

Yeah, I like the way it looks.
[quoted image]

I do like the blue, just ordered one.

It will be in place until I do the full restore. Its a great price!

#2486 5 months ago

The blue is a nice color. Thanks for posting a pic.

#2487 5 months ago
Quoted from Redwizard000:

The blue is a nice color. Thanks for posting a pic.

LOL, yes it is but I would like the ball the go around at least 7 times for the skill shot to actually take some skill.

#2488 5 months ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

LOL, yes it is but I would like the ball the go around at least 7 times for the skill shot to actually take some skill.

I put the higher tension, I think it's red, spring in and I changed the rubber tip. Seems like a lot of the spinout problems are too weak of a launch spring and the rubber tip isn't targeting just right.

#2489 5 months ago
Quoted from Redwizard000:

I put the higher tension, I think it's red, spring in and I changed the rubber tip. Seems like a lot of the spinout problems are too weak of a launch spring and the rubber tip isn't targeting just right.

You are correct! Those things are key.

I have all of that.

Mostly i think its the duct tape over the hole in it thats slowing the ball down lol.

Cant wait for the pretty blue repro!

Supposed to come next week

#2490 5 months ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

You are correct! Those things are key.
I have all of that.
Mostly i think its the duct tape over the hole in it thats slowing the ball down lol.
Cant wait for the pretty blue repro!
Supposed to come next week

Yeah that could be it...

#2492 5 months ago

Success!

Some pics of the gently used old ramp and the new one at the end.

11 loops on the first plunge of the pretty blue spin-out ramp.
I left the red LEDs for now to give it a purply glow.

Some pics:
1 (resized).jpg2 (resized).jpg3 (resized).jpg4 (resized).jpgblue (resized).jpg

#2493 5 months ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Success!
11 loops on the first plunge of the pretty blue spin-out ramp.
I left the red LEDs for now to give it a purply glow.
Some pics:[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Im liking the blue much better than the red one.

#2494 5 months ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Im liking the blue much better than the red one.

Yeah the blue looks good. Perfectly acceptable color, goes nice with the rest of the blue on the play-field.

#2495 5 months ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Im liking the blue much better than the red one.

I believe blue was used in the prototypes, but was changed to red once they started production - not 100% positive, but I remember reading that at some point. Not sure why though? Anyone know why?

#2496 5 months ago
Quoted from ClarkGriswold:

I believe blue was used in the prototypes, but was changed to red once they started production - not 100% positive, but I remember reading that at some point. Not sure why though? Anyone know why?

The spinout plastic is blue around the edges.

So, a blue ramp makes total sense.

I really like it!

I just adjusted the shooter rod.

Now i can get 15 or more spins out of it.

Its an actual skill shot now!

#2497 5 months ago

The plastics are purply blue.

The red leds under mine, do give off a purply blue cast.

#2498 5 months ago

I heard that blue was the intended original spin out color, but Williams only had red plastic available for the mass production, so blue was ditched and red was used instead.

#2499 5 months ago
Quoted from mbaumle:

I heard that blue was the intended original spin out color, but Williams only had red plastic available for the mass production, so blue was ditched and red was used instead.

That would be a reasonable explanation

#2500 5 months ago

Pinballgoddess just put up 15 million after putting in the new ramp.

She says the blue matches perfectly and not to change it back!

There are 2611 posts in this topic. You are on page 50 of 53.

Hey there! Got a moment?

Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside