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TFTC OWNERS: "Fang Club" - "The MORGUE, the merrier!"


By E_N_3

7 years ago



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#3752 57 days ago

A few more mods added. I also rigged my electric chair prop to activate when the shaker motor activates.


#3753 57 days ago
Quoted from renoman22:

A few more mods added. I also rigged my electric chair prop to activate when the shaker motor activates.

Your game looks amazing. So much attention to detail. Where are the color changing lights coming from in your game?

#3754 57 days ago

Here is my glow in the dark setup if anyone is interested.

#3755 57 days ago
Quoted from PinballGiant:

Your game looks amazing. So much attention to detail. Where are the color changing lights coming from in your game?

Thanks! I installed Pinstadium lights. Highly recommend them for any machine. Made a huge difference.

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#3756 41 days ago
Quoted from renoman22:

Here's a video of the new door handle head in action.

So Mr Renoman kan you make more i WANTS it

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#3757 32 days ago

Finally just joined the club! Been looking for several years now. Different deals kept falling through, but finally got one.
Not the best condition cabinet, but the playfield and mechanics and backglass are great!

Question, my lockdown bar is a little bent and scratched up. Anyone know where to get a replacement? Is it unobtanium?
The one on marco/pbl seem to indicate it won't fit. Seems weird that they don't make a repro one.

#3758 31 days ago
Quoted from damadczar:

Question, my lockdown bar is a little bent and scratched up. Anyone know where to get a replacement? Is it unobtanium?
The one on marco/pbl seem to indicate it won't fit. Seems weird that they don't make a repro one.

I have been looking to no avail for a nicer/new lockdown bar as well.
Mine is not bent but it was poorly repainted to cover bubbling rust spots.
Will likely strip it down and get re-powder coated.

#3759 31 days ago
Quoted from miracleman:

I have been looking to no avail for a nicer/new lockdown bar as well.
Mine is not bent but it was poorly repainted to cover bubbling rust spots.
Will likely strip it down and get re-powder coated.

https://www.pinballlife.com/sternsegadata-east-black-front-molding-lockdown-bar-no-tournament-button-hole.html

This?

#3760 31 days ago

According to the description of that item, sadly not...

"A few DE games use lockdown bar #500-5021-10. Games calling for that lockdown bar are not compatible with this lockdown bar."
- PinballLife

TFTC, BTTF, JP, and some others require lockdown bar receiver assembly 500-5020-00 .

I do not know if you could replace the original receiver with the one that fits that PBL Stern bar and then use that.
If you COULD, at $70 for the bar and $40 for the receiver you'd be in for $110 to have shiny/black new stuff.

EDIT: I do not think the new receiver has holes for the 2 pf hangers at the bottom of the pf.

#3761 31 days ago
Quoted from miracleman:

According to the description of that item, sadly not...
"A few DE games use lockdown bar #500-5021-10. Games calling for that lockdown bar are not compatible with this lockdown bar."
- PinballLife
TFTC, BTTF, JP, and some others require lockdown bar receiver assembly 500-5020-00 .
I do not know if you could replace the original receiver with the one that fits that PBL Stern bar and then use that.
If you COULD, at $70 for the bar and $40 for the receiver you'd be in for $110 to have shiny/black new stuff.
EDIT: I do not think the new receiver has holes for the 2 pf hangers at the bottom of the pf.

Update. I spoke to Terry at PBL. His words on if the lockdown bar here (https://www.pinballlife.com/sternsegadata-east-black-front-molding-lockdown-bar-no-tournament-button-hole.html) would work:

"Yes, it will fit, but it is slightly different stylistically."

So there you go.

#3762 31 days ago

Does anyone have a spare djshakes air ball plastic? He said he's done with all that, and I need one since my TFTC doesn't have one.

Thanks,
Steven

#3763 31 days ago

I know this might not help. The extra one I got had the measurements written on it. If you know someone with a laser cutter. Maybe you have have one made

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#3764 31 days ago
Quoted from Jon9508:

I know this might not help. The extra one I got had the measurements written on it. If you know someone with a laser cutter. Maybe you have have one made

I *do* know some folks with a laser cutter. Making sense of this chicken scratch is another issue. . It's likely just messing with my brain since it's upside down.

Appreciate you posting this.

#3765 31 days ago
Quoted from damadczar:

Does anyone have a spare djshakes air ball plastic? He said he's done with all that, and I need one since my TFTC doesn't have one.
Thanks,
Steven

That airball plastic makes a world of difference! Gluck in your search.

#3766 31 days ago
Quoted from damadczar:

Update. I spoke to Terry at PBL. His words on if the lockdown bar here (https://www.pinballlife.com/sternsegadata-east-black-front-molding-lockdown-bar-no-tournament-button-hole.html) would work:
"Yes, it will fit, but it is slightly different stylistically."
So there you go.

AWESOME!
Take pics of it on your game when you get it, if it looks good it will save me the paint stripping and powdercoating,

#3767 31 days ago

damadczar I got my game from jon9508 and think I have his spare homemade air ball plastic? Could also pull the official one off my game and let you borrow for a bit to replicate since you’re local.

#3768 30 days ago

Looking for Opinions on Direct Ink CPR Repro TFTC plastic sets, how do they look when lit from behind? Line art quality etc.

I've got 4 or 5 broken/chipped plastics of my originals, thinking of buying CPR set and protectors.

Thanks!

#3769 29 days ago

Could someone post a picture of this airball plastic in the machine?

I think i am missing it (but didn't know it existed). Only recently joined the club.

#3770 29 days ago
Quoted from Phantasize:

Could someone post a picture of this airball plastic in the machine?
I think i am missing it (but didn't know it existed). Only recently joined the club.

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#3771 29 days ago

Thank you very much. I definitely don't have that one. Is it an original piece, or did I misunderstand?

#3772 29 days ago
Quoted from Phantasize:

Thank you very much. I definitely don't have that one. Is it an original piece, or did I misunderstand?

No. It isn’t original and doesn’t come with the plastic set either. DJshakes use to make these but I think he isn’t doing another run.

#3773 29 days ago
Quoted from Phantasize:

Thank you very much. I definitely don't have that one. Is it an original piece, or did I misunderstand?

Agreed, it is not a factory original piece, it was made by owners afterwards to prevent the ball from bouncing into the above plastics or nearby ones causing breakage or damage.
One or two people on pinside have made and sold the clear and the red plastic above it here and in the marketplace.
They sold out but if someone has an extra they usually post it FS in this thread.

I will say that both that came on the game I recently purchased have mounting holes that are too big, the locknuts can tighten down into the hole. So I have added washers above and below the holes. Also with the clear protector and red repro plastic being thicker than the normal plastics the nut barely had enough post thread showing to tighten, so I bought two posts from Pinball Life with a taller thread on top.

https://www.pinballlife.com/machine-poststud-530-5008-00.html

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#3774 29 days ago

If anyone else has a speaker hum on their TFTC I just wanted to pass along how I got rid of most of mine. There are plenty of in depth forums about this too. I just added a 12V buck boost converter on the +12V to the sound board and had great results. Cleaner and cheaper than an entirely separate power supply and plug and play after you build it.

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#3775 29 days ago

Since I had to take off the door handle to remove a lockdown bar receiver bolt to re-paint, I took some pics of it. Save 'em on your phone so in case you find something out in the wild you can check the pics.

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#3776 28 days ago
Quoted from PinballGiant:

If anyone else has a speaker hum on their TFTC I just wanted to pass along how I got rid of most of mine. There are plenty of in depth forums about this too. I just added a 12V buck boost converter on the +12V to the sound board and had great results. Cleaner and cheaper than an entirely separate power supply and plug and play after you build it.

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Where did you get the buck boost? Looks like you added the connectors...and the box? Just looking for some more info...btw, what power supply do you have in your Crypt - original or aftermarket? I found a huge improvement by ditching the stock power supply board for an Xpin....

Matt

#3777 28 days ago
Quoted from Sonic:

Where did you get the buck boost? Looks like you added the connectors...and the box? Just looking for some more info...btw, what power supply do you have in your Crypt - original or aftermarket? I found a huge improvement by ditching the stock power supply board for an Xpin....
Matt

Yes, just added the two connectors. The 5v and -12V go straight to the board and the +12V and ground go to the buck boost converter in the plastic box and then to the board. I tried to explain it with visuals in the video too.

Here is a list of my supplies:
6-pin z connector
2 female 6-pin 0.156 molex connectors with trifurcon pins from pinball life
Buck/boost converter from amazon (amazon.com link »)
ABS plastic project box off amazon
18 or 20 gauge wire

It's funny you say that. I have a Rottendog board and had read that the aftermarket boards were worse for the hum than the originals. Interesting.

#3778 28 days ago
Quoted from PinballGiant:

Yes, just added the two connectors. The 5v and -12V go straight to the board and the +12V and ground go to the buck boost converter in the plastic box and then to the board. I tried to explain it with visuals in the video too.
Here is a list of my supplies:
6-pin z connector
2 female 6-pin 0.156 molex connectors with trifurcon pins from pinball life
Buck/boost converter from amazon (amazon.com link »)
ABS plastic project box off amazon
18 or 20 gauge wire
It's funny you say that. I have a Rottendog board and had read that the aftermarket boards were worse for the hum than the originals. Interesting.

Rottendog perhaps, but Xpin - no...very different boards in the way they get things done (I'm not a great fan of RD boards, just my opin)....it wasn't my goal to reduce hum - it was an aftereffect that was noticeable when I replaced the original with the Xpin....

#3779 28 days ago

Just got mine out of storage, 3 years of collecting dust. Had it checkt out and having a blast now.
Great find this forum, lots of things still to do!! Already started to incorperate some fun!

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#3780 27 days ago

Mmm, after a lot of play the tombstone starts giving hits even if the ball is dancing threu the popbumpers. Hitting it once gives 2/3 or 4 hits.

Switch broken?
Should i try to bend the arm of the switch?

#3781 27 days ago
Quoted from Indepocket:

Mmm, after a lot of play the tombstone starts giving hits even if the ball is dancing threu the popbumpers. Hitting it once gives 2/3 or 4 hits.
Switch broken?
Should i try to bend the arm of the switch?

yes sounds like the switch needs to be adjusted

#3782 25 days ago

Insted of fiddeling with the switch, i've put an thin piece of foam against the foam/rubber that's behind the tombstone. That did the trick!

Thanks!

Ps, did the eye thing on the right ramp and glued some skulls on the left spinner.

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#3783 25 days ago

Left the club, unfortunately, but what a fun game with Chads code installed.

Have a new set of cliffys, never used, not sure what they are new? Thinking $65 with shipping?

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#3784 11 days ago

Where do you get the toys i like them

Quoted from Indepocket:

Just got mine out of storage, 3 years of collecting dust. Had it checkt out and having a blast now.
Great find this forum, lots of things still to do!! Already started to incorperate some fun!
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#3785 10 days ago

Look around in cheap stores that have halloween stuf and use your imagenation!

#3786 10 days ago

Does anybody have airball plastics or the red plastic behind drop targets they would part with?

#3787 10 days ago
Quoted from Don44:

Does anybody have airball plastics or the red plastic behind drop targets they would part with?

I'm currently reproducing about 20 of each that I plan to offer for sale shortly.

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