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The Cocktail Club


By Jappie

2 years ago



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#301 3 months ago

Awesome! Are they the correct size? I do hope they're thick enough to carry the weight of the machine.

#302 3 months ago
Quoted from Jappie:

Awesome! Are they the correct size? I do hope they're thick enough to carry the weight of the machine.

FYI pbresource has the actual original brackets in stock.

Does anybody have a Carribean Cruise manual/schematic? I'd really rather not pay $25 for it, and it's evidently not in my Gottlieb manual collection, since it isn't "technically" a Gottlieb machine...

#303 3 months ago

I joined the club this week with THREE Caribbean Cruise!
I just got 3 clearly all original machines (#76,#131, and #135), about 1% in America lol.
Something to note, IPDB lists this game as 1989.
All 3 have copyright 1990 boards in them.
So if they started releasing them in 1989 (possible) it was definitely 1990 before they assembled even 20% of them.
They're all in *great* shape; I'm sprucing them up with NVRAM and titans and such, and then I'll be listing two of them (it plays so well I think I have to keep one).
If anyone is interested before I posted them to marketplace, feel free to PM me.

#304 3 months ago
Quoted from Keroppi:

I joined the club this week with THREE Caribbean Cruise!
I just got 3 clearly all original machines (#76,#131, and #135), about 1% in America lol.
Something to note, IPDB lists this game as 1989.
All 3 have copyright 1990 boards in them.
So if they started releasing them in 1989 (possible) it was definitely 1990 before they assembled even 20% of them.
They're all in *great* shape; I'm sprucing them up with NVRAM and titans and such, and then I'll be listing two of them (it plays so well I think I have to keep one).
If anyone is interested before I posted them to marketplace, feel free to PM me.

Do you have friends coming to NY?

Also how'd you come across THREE of them?

#305 3 months ago
Quoted from Keroppi:

I joined the club this week with THREE Caribbean Cruise!
I just got 3 clearly all original machines (#76,#131, and #135), about 1% in America lol.
Something to note, IPDB lists this game as 1989.
All 3 have copyright 1990 boards in them.
So if they started releasing them in 1989 (possible) it was definitely 1990 before they assembled even 20% of them.
They're all in *great* shape; I'm sprucing them up with NVRAM and titans and such, and then I'll be listing two of them (it plays so well I think I have to keep one).
If anyone is interested before I posted them to marketplace, feel free to PM me.

Pics or it didn't happen!

#306 3 months ago

I have a Night Moves - apparently I need to change the optos as it isn't kicking a ball out. Are they just standard optos you can get form Pinballlife?

#307 3 months ago
Quoted from PinballNZ:

I have a Night Moves - apparently I need to change the optos as it isn't kicking a ball out. Are they just standard optos you can get form Pinballlife?

Reheat them. The solder joints go cold all the time. It’s the biggest point of failure on these games

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#308 81 days ago

I'm finally starting to address my Night Moves that I picked up a while ago. The flippers are weak and hanging up a little so I'm hoping new coil sleeves will help there. It's serial #1053 but can anybody explain what this hack job between the small board and the CPU board was supposed to do ? Oh and the battery is dead but not leaking so that will be coming off as well.

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#309 81 days ago
Quoted from FelixTCat:

I'm finally starting to address my Night Moves that I picked up a while ago. The flippers are weak and hanging up a little so I'm hoping new coil sleeves will help there. It's serial #1053 but can anybody explain what this hack job between the small board and the CPU board was supposed to do ? Oh and the battery is dead but not leaking so that will be coming off as well.[quoted image]

Wow that’s kinda wild. The reset board is meant to reset the game when it locks up on location being left on for long periods of time. It’s 100% useless in a home environment and as they age they start going bad and causing all sorts of issues. It should be completely unplugged and left alone.
Mine is unplugged and the game is fine.

#310 81 days ago

Also for those of you that went LED's what did you use for the flashers ?. 89's ?

#311 77 days ago

I'm looking for the guy from Germany that almost bought my Night Moves a few years ago. I seem to have lost his contact details, but I know he reads this forum.

German guy (sorry I forgot your name as well) if you read this, please get in contact with me through a pm. Or through Whatsapp, if you still have my number.

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#312 70 days ago

Im in the club now with a mouse house Eros One. Gonna need to fumigate it but I might be crazy enough to do a high end restore on it. Maybe. I’ve got no real love for the theme or artwork but I do like the idea of a cocktail pin in the collection. Anyone got a lead on nos or repro parts? Got burnt pop caps and yellowed plastics

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#313 70 days ago
Quoted from jboner1058:

Im in the club now with a mouse house Eros One. Gonna need to fumigate it but I might be crazy enough to do a high end restore on it. Maybe. I’ve got no real love for the theme or artwork but I do like the idea of a cocktail pin in the collection. Anyone got a lead on nos or repro parts? Got burnt pop caps and yellowed plastics[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Parts for Allied Leisure and Fascination games basically don’t exist. Best of luck! I really love the artwork on this one.

#314 70 days ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

Parts for Allied Leisure and Fascination games basically don’t exist.

Try contacting John's Jukes in Vancouver CANADA
https://flippers.com/

https://www.flippers.com/catalog/index.php/allied-leisure-industriesali-m-1?gridlist=grid&sort=5a

#316 64 days ago

Has anyone found a source for dark burlwood vinyl? Trying to restore this Eros one and it’s got a chunk missing in the Formica

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#317 57 days ago

Does anyone know what type of clearcoat they used on the allied games? Trying not to melt the playfield when I restore mine and I know naphtha makes it cloudy

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#318 25 days ago
Quoted from Jappie:

Welcome to the Cocktail Club! The group of pins that is most often overlooked and regularly stumbled upon.
This place is for everybody that owns and/or likes one or more cocktail pinball machines. Feel free to show them off! Tell your story!
I'll start with my Night Moves. I bought it a few years ago. My reasons: For starters, cocktail pins are quite a rarity in Europe and I like more obscure machines. I also like Gottlieb games of this vintage. And it's the only machine I can (and want to) fit in my small living room.
It's a nifty little machine with some innovative software. I just made a video for it. Check it out!
So... who's next?

As of tomorrow, I'm out of the club that I started 2 years ago, guys. It was fun while it lasted. Sometimes you have to make choices in life.

My Night Moves is going to a new owner. It has to make room for a new game. Here is a picture of the two, side by side.

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#319 25 days ago
Quoted from Jappie:

As of tomorrow, I'm out of the club that I started 2 years ago, guys. It was fun while it lasted. Sometimes you have to make choices in life.
My Night Moves is going to a new owner. It has to make room for a new game. Here is a picture of the two, side by side.[quoted image]

Aww, how sad
You’ve got a very nice collection, and I can understand that Night Moves eventually will get replaced by better games. I’m on the fence at times but the form factor you can’t really beat!

#321 25 days ago
Quoted from jboner1058:

Im in the club now with a mouse house Eros One. Gonna need to fumigate it but I might be crazy enough to do a high end restore on it. Maybe. I’ve got no real love for the theme or artwork but I do like the idea of a cocktail pin in the collection. Anyone got a lead on nos or repro parts? Got burnt pop caps and yellowed plastics[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

I rebuilt the displays with new seven segment displays and low power IC's. The original displays are power hogs and would get really warm. Worked out great and they took hardly any power after that and was easier on the 5V supply.

As long as the custom 40-pin IC's are ok then you can revive that machine. I've fixed a few of those boards when I had an EROS one.

It is a fun little machine.

#322 24 days ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

Aww, how sad
You’ve got a very nice collection, and I can understand that Night Moves eventually will get replaced by better games. I’m on the fence at times but the form factor you can’t really beat!

Thank you for your kind words!

Night Moves is a very handsome game, in more ways. It's like Atari_Daze mentions: f I even come across another one, i'll certainly be tempted to buy it. But for now, selling is the best choice.

#323 22 days ago

I have a Spectra IV I am considering parting out. Anyone looking for any parts. As usual to processor board and connectors are corroded. One pop bumper coil is melted. PM if interested.

#324 22 days ago
Quoted from BigWilly_Arcade:

I have a Spectra IV I am considering parting out. Anyone looking for any parts. As usual to processor board and connectors are corroded. One pop bumper coil is melted. PM if interested.

Pm sent

#325 22 days ago
Quoted from BigWilly_Arcade:

I have a Spectra IV I am considering parting out. Anyone looking for any parts. As usual to processor board and connectors are corroded. One pop bumper coil is melted. PM if interested.

Whoa I’d be interested in buying the whole thing!! Hate to see one parted out. It would make a fantastic gameroom table

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#326 14 days ago

Just joined the club and brought home a pretty nice condition Night Moves. I think I got it for a reasonable price. The left sling had a broken rubber on it, and I just ordered the replacement rubber kit. I also ordered new pinballs for it as well... As I know those were never replaced.

The display was super nice... Worked fine. Started a 4 player game. Made sure all the main stuff worked, and flipper strength seemed good. Not horribly strong, but I don't think it is meant to be super strong flippers, and I think the flippers are more than strong enough to do the job.

All in all very good condition. Some minor scratches the glass. Cab/body is in great shape.
The playfield... No worn out spots...
But, it was never waxed... So... There is some cracking on the paint or the finish... But, its consistent throughout. Again... Not bad for a 30 year old machine.

I'm going to replace the rubbers. Wax it. Then play it . Maybe post some pictures later.

#327 14 days ago

Make sure you take a good look at the MPU board to see if it still has the original battery on it. Those can leak. I had to repair mine then I installed an NVRAM module so no more battery.

#328 14 days ago
Quoted from Robotworkshop:

Make sure you take a good look at the MPU board to see if it still has the original battery on it. Those can leak. I had to repair mine then I installed an NVRAM module so no more battery.

I asked the owner and he didn't know about the battery... So... I figured it is still original. But, I don't know where its at. But, I do have the manual.

Tomorrow, I hope to open it up and locate the battery. And I also need to check all the connections from the move. Make sure its all fine still.

And I'll look in the nvram module. Hopefully, that isn't too hard to mod out.

#329 13 days ago

Adding NVRAM was easy if you're good with soldering. Just remove the 5101 ram chip, put in a socket, and plug in the module.

#330 13 days ago
Quoted from Robotworkshop:

Adding NVRAM was easy if you're good with soldering. Just remove the 5101 ram chip, put in a socket, and plug in the module.

I'm not... I'm still learning... But, I'm keen to figure it out... Good way to learn. Hopefully they're are some how to videos online about that... I'm not ready to do that just yet... But, I'll look into it in the meantime. No need to rush into anything.
I did crack open my cab today... And I do think I need to look into leveling it. Not certain how these things do level. But, again I got the manual.

I noticed the center post rubber broke off. Only was able to find half of it in the pin. Will try to find the other half when I replace the rubbers and wax it.
The other posts are similarly dried out and basically disintegrating. Again... Not a surprise or a big deal. I got a full rubber set coming in the mail from marco.
Never replaced the rubbers before. Will be interesting to do so. Just have to figure out how to get those caps off the plastics so I can get to replace the bands. Shouldn't be too hard.

#331 13 days ago
Quoted from Diospinball:

I'm not... I'm still learning... But, I'm keen to figure it out... Good way to learn. Hopefully they're are some how to videos online about that... I'm not ready to do that just yet... But, I'll look into it in the meantime. No need to rush into anything.
I did crack open my cab today... And I do think I need to look into leveling it. Not certain how these things do level. But, again I got the manual.
I noticed the center post rubber broke off. Only was able to find half of it in the pin. Will try to find the other half when I replace the rubbers and wax it.
The other posts are similarly dried out and basically disintegrating. Again... Not a surprise or a big deal. I got a full rubber set coming in the mail from marco.
Never replaced the rubbers before. Will be interesting to do so. Just have to figure out how to get those caps off the plastics so I can get to replace the bands. Shouldn't be too hard.

Everyone has to learn sometime. There are plenty of people here that will help you. If you decide you don't want to tackle that there are people that can do the board work if you mail out the board. You've got options.n Don't rush it and have fun.

#332 12 days ago
Quoted from Diospinball:

I'm not... I'm still learning... But, I'm keen to figure it out... Good way to learn. Hopefully they're are some how to videos online about that... I'm not ready to do that just yet... But, I'll look into it in the meantime. No need to rush into anything.
I did crack open my cab today... And I do think I need to look into leveling it. Not certain how these things do level. But, again I got the manual.
I noticed the center post rubber broke off. Only was able to find half of it in the pin. Will try to find the other half when I replace the rubbers and wax it.
The other posts are similarly dried out and basically disintegrating. Again... Not a surprise or a big deal. I got a full rubber set coming in the mail from marco.
Never replaced the rubbers before. Will be interesting to do so. Just have to figure out how to get those caps off the plastics so I can get to replace the bands. Shouldn't be too hard.

The metal plastic caps are absolute pure garbage. Do yourself a HUGE favor and throw them in the trash and buy some nice rubber/silicone ones from Titan. I bought a set of 30 or so purple silicone “acorn nuts” and they look very nice on the machine depending on how you do your colors.
The metal ones will constantly strip out and dig into the screws and pull the entire post out of the playfield. They are truly the worst thing Gottlieb ever came up with.

#333 12 days ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

The metal plastic caps are absolute pure garbage. Do yourself a HUGE favor and throw them in the trash and buy some nice rubber/silicone ones from Titan. I bought a set of 30 or so purple silicone “acorn nuts” and they look very nice on the machine depending on how you do your colors.
The metal ones will constantly strip out and dig into the screws and pull the entire post out of the playfield. They are truly the worst thing Gottlieb ever came up with.

I went to titan pinballs webpage. I couldn't find anything that you were talking about. Could you share the link or the name of the item. I'll gladly check it out.

#334 12 days ago
Quoted from Diospinball:

I went to titan pinballs webpage. I couldn't find anything that you were talking about. Could you share the link or the name of the item. I'll gladly check it out.

https://www.titanpinball.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=33&product_id=52

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#335 9 days ago

For those of you with a Night Moves pinball what ground mods did you perform on your machine? It looks like there are several System 80b mods that apply.

I've got my game running and was completely solid for a couple weeks? Recently it would lock up at times when there was a lot going on. Other than rebuilding the MPU, repinning some MPU connectors, and fixing an opto issue I haven't done anything else to it yet.

#336 6 days ago

I just ordered a new 10000uf 25v capacitor for the Night Moves and am going to replace the 500 trimmer with a new 500 ohm 1w precion trimmer. That should be a much better part than the original.

After that will revisit the ground mods

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