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The Dirty Harry Club


By Mato

6 years ago



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#851 1 year ago

I cleaned my newly purchased Dirty Harry and waxed the playfield, making the game play much faster now. the problem I am now having is that on a clean shot to the right ramp, the ball launches off the ramp exit, over the lane gate and back towards me, missing the jackpot almost every time. I just don't see much for an adjustment since the left ramp comes right over the top of the right ramp. I'm thinking of adding a clear cover over that section of ramp to keep the ball in play, similar to the one on the left ramp. Does anyone have a solution for this? Also wondering what production number my pin is. Is it the last four digits of the S/N #?

#852 1 year ago
Quoted from Scoot:

Thought I'd touch up the safe house and warehouse a little bit. They looked a little blah.

Man you painted it great can't wait to see it on the game.....oh and all that work down the purp'n drain

#853 1 year ago
Quoted from Scoot:

I cleaned my newly purchased Dirty Harry and waxed the playfield, making the game play much faster now. the problem I am now having is that on a clean shot to the right ramp, the ball launches off the ramp exit, over the lane gate and back towards me, missing the jackpot almost every time. I just don't see much for an adjustment since the left ramp comes right over the top of the right ramp. I'm thinking of adding a clear cover over that section of ramp to keep the ball in play, similar to the one on the left ramp. Does anyone have a solution for this? Also wondering what production number my pin is. Is it the last four digits of the S/N #?

I'm pretty sure there is supposed to be a ramp cover on that ramp to prevent this from happening. Problem is the cover has to be adjusted just right for height or the ball will stick between the ramp and the cover (so probably someone took yours off).

#854 1 year ago
Quoted from Scoot:

the problem I am now having is that on a clean shot to the right ramp, the ball launches off the ramp exit, over the lane gate and back towards me, missing the jackpot almost every time.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/the-dirty-harry-club/page/15#post-3968663

Do you mean after it makes it up the ramp? If so I wonder if Stones every got his completely fixed

#855 1 year ago

Shoot! I didn’t cross post to my favorite Club thread, and I meant to do so as I knew my topic would get lost in the fray.

For those that didn’t see the thread, here is DH Number 0001.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/dirty-harry-number-0001

#856 1 year ago

I couldn't decide between graphics or mirrors on the side so I went with both.

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#857 1 year ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/the-dirty-harry-club/page/15#post-3968663
Do you mean after it makes it up the ramp? If so I wonder if Stones every got his completely fixed

I did raise my machine.....which helped a lot.... but i still get an airball here and there.

#858 1 year ago

I thought the gun was a little plain so I repainted it and added some chrome highlights.

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#859 1 year ago

Anyone know if there is any word on repro ramps for DH? Thx

#860 1 year ago

Dirty Harry Topper finally finished. Smith & Wesson Model 29 (replica), Police Badge, Harry Callahan ID Card, 44 Magnum Speed Loader.

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#861 1 year ago
Quoted from Kensurfs:

Dirty Harry Topper finally finished. Smith & Wesson Model 29 (replica), Police Badge, Harry Callahan ID Card, 44 Magnum Speed Loader.

"Thats a pretty big gun...."

#862 1 year ago
Quoted from Kensurfs:

Dirty Harry Topper finally finished. Smith & Wesson Model 29 (replica), Police Badge, Harry Callahan ID Card, 44 Magnum Speed Loader.

That looks fricken awesome! You should put a set of handcuffs on the far right. The case is beautiful.

#863 1 year ago

I decided to install my cliffy protectors last night with much reservation. Four hours, three beers, and two bloody fingers later, I finally got them installed. After I put everything back together, I proceeded to rack up my best score yet. The pinball gods must have had pitty on me. So totally worth the hassle.

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#864 1 year ago
Quoted from Scoot:

I decided to install my cliffy protectors last night with much reservation. Four hours, three beers, and two bloody fingers later, I finally got them installed. After I put everything back together, I proceeded to rack up my best score yet. The pinball gods must have had pitty on me. So totally worth the hassle.

Nice work. Those ramps aint easy

#865 1 year ago
Quoted from Kensurfs:

Dirty Harry Topper finally finished. Smith & Wesson Model 29 (replica), Police Badge, Harry Callahan ID Card, 44 Magnum Speed Loader.

Wow. Stunning!!

#866 1 year ago
Quoted from Scoot:

That looks fricken awesome! You should put a set of handcuffs on the far right. The case is beautiful.

That is a great idea.

#867 1 year ago
Quoted from Scoot:

I decided to install my cliffy protectors last night with much reservation. Four hours, three beers, and two bloody fingers later, I finally got them installed. After I put everything back together, I proceeded to rack up my best score yet. The pinball gods must have had pitty on me. So totally worth the hassle.

I’m dreading this. I bought the protector set AFTER I took apart and put back together the pf for cleaning etc. when I got it. I still am trying to get over that fact!

#868 1 year ago
Quoted from Cash_Riprock:

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I’m dreading this. I bought the protector set AFTER I took apart and put back together the pf for cleaning etc. when I got it. I still am trying to get over that fact!

This was my second time breaking down my pf since I have owned it. It did go much easier the 2nd time around, and I got to clean and wax the orbits. The cliffys look great and hide the ball wear that were on my pf. Grab a beer and just go for it.

#869 1 year ago
Quoted from Scoot:

That looks fricken awesome! You should put a set of handcuffs on the far right. The case is beautiful.

Thanks for the idea, cuffs have been added to the topper.

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#870 1 year ago
Quoted from Kensurfs:

Thanks for the idea, cuffs have been added to the topper.

Those look great! I put mine here. They were my dad's from 50 years ago so they are extra special.

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#871 1 year ago
Quoted from Scoot:

Those look great! I put mine here. They were my dad's from 50 years ago so they are extra special.

Awesome

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#872 1 year ago

I figured it was fitting to post a picture of a Dirty Harry machine with the original warehouse drop-target, so here it is.

Brad

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#873 1 year ago
Quoted from jellikit:

I figured it was fitting to post a picture of a Dirty Harry machine with the original warehouse drop-target, so here it is.
Brad

Any more detail? Pics and reasoning why it was discarded in later production.

#874 1 year ago

Unless someone has better info I heard it was a cost cutting move. Bummer.

#875 1 year ago

Would speed the game up for sure. But no worries, we can all add our own if we want.

#876 1 year ago
Quoted from LoveNeverDiesGuy:

Any more detail? Pics and reasoning why it was discarded in later production.

As noted, I believe it was some form of cost-cutting. The code is present in the software for the machines, so as mentioned above, someone can retrofit the drop-target and have it functional.

Brad

#877 1 year ago

My neighbor just grabbed a DH and I think the 16 opto board is flaky on it. The trough will lose count during multiball and not give balls or end balls sometimes. What's the common failure point on that board? I remember seeing a rebuild guide somewhere (upgrading certain resistors?) but I can't find it.

#878 1 year ago
Quoted from cocomonkeh:

My neighbor just grabbed a DH and I think the 16 opto board is flaky on it. The trough will lose count during multiball and not give balls or end balls sometimes. What's the common failure point on that board? I remember seeing a rebuild guide somewhere (upgrading certain resistors?) but I can't find it.

I just went through this similar situation. Game wouldn’t eject balls for multiball. Sometimes after a regular ball drain it wouldn’t kick out the next ball. Never did a switch test, just assumed the trough opto was bad since I had the same issue on my Austin Powers. So order a new board set. Installed. Same problem. End result was the balls got magnetized.

#879 1 year ago

I'll check that out today. I do have trough shims coming too which might help.

#880 1 year ago

Make sure the optos are clean. I was having the same issues. Put in new balls, still the same. To really clean the optos, the trough needs tobe removed. Mine were really dirty. After cleaning, works great! With opto boards off, you could also reflow solder as well.

#881 1 year ago

My balls were magnetized but I'm still having problems. Didn't have time to clean and put my trough shim in so hopefully that's it.

#882 1 year ago

Does anyone know where I can get the metal ramp protectors for the right (helicopter) ramp. Someone before me glued a piece of metal to the right entrance of the ramp where a metal ramp protector is supposed to go (see pics) I believe it looks like the one in the bottom pic.
Thanks
Ken

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#883 1 year ago

Hey guys..what is a HUO DH worth?

#884 1 year ago
Quoted from Cobra:

Hey guys..what is a HUO DH worth?

monies, lots of it. maybe 4g?

#885 1 year ago
Quoted from Cobra:

Hey guys..what is a HUO DH worth?

Pics of shooter lane, magnet, ramps and right inlane switch will always tell what an HUO is worth.
I'd guess anywhere between 4k to 5k, but those 4 items along with a few others will set the price.
Do you have pics?

#886 1 year ago

No pictures but I went to see it today. It is very nice and i do not doubt the HUO claim.

I was told there was a HUO with colour DMD that sold in February on here that listed at 3300.

This is in Canada and I can get it for 4200.

#887 1 year ago

Always look under the right ramp to see how bad the magnet has mushroomed. Of course it doesn't really matter as you will probably have to tear the whole playfield down and replace it anyway. Gets much faster the second time around.

#888 1 year ago

I looked at the magnet. Flat and no mushrooming.

#889 1 year ago
Quoted from Cobra:

I looked at the magnet. Flat and no mushrooming.

Well that's beautiful! If you can get it out thru the bottom without damaging the playfield and file a little bevel around the outer edge, it will save you a ton of work later on.

#891 1 year ago

i'd just buy it, you never know if someone online here might snake it from underneath you now that you've posted it. just saying.

#892 1 year ago

So about $3600 US sounds about right in that condition. I don't care what others might say, nice DHs are no longer a sub $3k game.

#893 1 year ago

I can get it for 4200. So more like 3200 US.

#894 1 year ago
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#895 1 year ago

^^ You can never have too much Dirty Harry...

#896 1 year ago

I'm seeing double! FOUR Dirty Harrys!

#897 1 year ago

Finally completed "Shootout" today right before time ran out. What was interesting was what happened after--all the balls came back into play, but the flippers were still dead. Maybe it is supposed to be like that, or maybe it is a software bug.

#898 1 year ago
Quoted from Billy16:

--all the balls came back into play, but the flippers were still dead.

Spoilers
That's what I've heard

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#899 1 year ago

Just installed my backboard decal on my Dirty Harry. Pulled the playfield up, removed the flashers and wood screws from backboard, backboard came off easy. Cleaned and applied decal, then reinstalled. Took about 45 minutes.
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#900 1 year ago

kensurfs looks great! I have to get one. Question, is that an LED DMD or LCD one? I'm planning on getting one and can't decide between LCD and LED.

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