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The Firepower Club


By wiredoug

5 years ago



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#2901 15 days ago
Quoted from hodgesm0:

Hi guys, does anyone have or know where I can find the plastic for FP2 highlighted in the photo below?

I've got vector artwork I made for this very visual pinball machine . You could make your own as a last resort. looks like someone modded it to make the lighting better .

#2902 15 days ago
Quoted from Walamab:

I've got vector artwork I made for this very visual pinball machine . You could make your own as a last resort. looks like someone modded it to make the lighting better .

The photo I used was a stock one, not my machine, I would love your files if your willing to share! Thanks!

#2903 12 days ago

Anyone have PinScore boards installed? Can you post a pic of how you ran your ribbon cables? Also curious if anyone had these brown wires and what you did with them for the install. Thanks

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#2904 11 days ago

Does anyone have an LED list for FP2, looking to color match for the inserts, also what kind of bulbs from comet are needed, is it worth it to get non-ghosting?

#2905 11 days ago

I've never needed a non-ghosting bulb on any Williams game. There is a verrrrrrrry slight ghosting on some locations, but honestly you'll have to intentionally look for it and dim the lights in the room to see it.

-Hans

#2906 11 days ago

Having a strange issue with my FP2, every once in a while the back half of my GI dims a lot and the eventually come back. It’s strange that it is only the back half of the Playfield, could this be a power board issue? I have ordered a cap kit to redo it.

#2907 11 days ago

I'd check the wiring going into the power supply first. Notoriously bad design for the GI, and more than likely you've got a connector or solder joint going bad going into the power supply.

-Hans

#2908 9 days ago

Finished reassembly on my hardtop install.
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#2909 9 days ago

That Hardtop looks great! Did you have to do much to the inserts?

#2910 8 days ago
Quoted from hodgesm0:

Does anyone have an LED list for FP2, looking to color match for the inserts, also what kind of bulbs from comet are needed, is it worth it to get non-ghosting?

I used comet non ghosting warm white on my FP2 and it looks great.
There is no diagram...you just need to count. I seem to remember 127 bulbs but your mileage may vary--I'm doing Blackout now and may be confused.
Mine were all bayonet style. You will also need a "Big bayonet" for the back right corner arrow.
I have ordered wedge style bulbs for the pop bumpers and new sockets.
Also ordered a few color changers for the periphery of the playfield, under the plastics.

Apparently the plastics are very tough to find.
I have one broken one 13-521-31 (I think is the number I need).

I have some backglass to touch up and a bit of playfield work, but mine is a champ after the board rebuild and the resurrection from the dead.
We love that pin.

#2911 8 days ago
Quoted from kuelman:

That Hardtop looks great! Did you have to do much to the inserts?

Replaced them all. Total PITA

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#2912 8 days ago

This is how I ran the PinScore ribbon cables. About as clean as I could get it. C8370950-C52F-49C9-BB5B-E73158EFB5FB (resized).jpeg

#2913 8 days ago
Quoted from ss-pinball:

I used comet non ghosting warm white on my FP2 and it looks great.
There is no diagram...you just need to count. I seem to remember 127 bulbs but your mileage may vary--I'm doing Blackout now and may be confused.
Mine were all bayonet style. You will also need a "Big bayonet" for the back right corner arrow.
I have ordered wedge style bulbs for the pop bumpers and new sockets.
Also ordered a few color changers for the periphery of the playfield, under the plastics.
Apparently the plastics are very tough to find.
I have one broken one 13-521-31 (I think is the number I need).
I have some backglass to touch up and a bit of playfield work, but mine is a champ after the board rebuild and the resurrection from the dead.
We love that pin.

Like your taste in pins!

13-521-31 does not exist...

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#2914 8 days ago
Quoted from swillie:

Like your taste in pins!
13-521-31 does not exist...
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31-521-13...sheesh

#2915 8 days ago
Quoted from TaylorVA:

Replaced them all. Total PITA

I see new and old next to each other in the picture, but only hot dogs on one side. I'm assuming that means you didn't replace the hot dog inserts....???? if you did, where did you get them?

#2916 8 days ago
Quoted from ss-pinball:

31-521-13...sheesh

Don't see that one either

#2917 8 days ago

What is the number for the large center plastic for FP2? That is the one you i’m missing!

#2918 8 days ago
Quoted from canoncitypb:

I see new and old next to each other in the picture, but only hot dogs on one side. I'm assuming that means you didn't replace the hot dog inserts....???? if you did, where did you get them?

I replaced everything but the hot dog inserts. They are really just thick pieces of plastic so sanded them down and polished them and they looked decent enough.

#2919 7 days ago
Quoted from hodgesm0:

What is the number for the large center plastic for FP2? That is the one you i’m missing!

31-521-18

#2920 7 days ago
Quoted from hodgesm0:

The photo I used was a stock one, not my machine, I would love your files if your willing to share! Thanks!

Not so stock . I created that machine for VPX (Visual Pinball) a few years ago. That's why I have the graphics . I have the play-field too if you need it for decals however the colors will not likely match.

#2921 7 days ago
Quoted from hodgesm0:

What is the number for the large center plastic for FP2? That is the one you i’m missing!

If you mean the one above the center standup targets...mine says 31-521-11

#2922 7 days ago

That is it, I found the same number on another photo

#2923 7 days ago
Quoted from swillie:

If you mean the one above the center standup targets...mine says 31-521-11

No, I’m missing the large one in the center of the Playfield

#2924 7 days ago
Quoted from swillie:

If you mean the one above the center standup targets...mine says 31-521-11

Quoted from hodgesm0:

No, I’m missing the large one in the center of the Playfield

Looking back, is this not the one that you circled, above the center standup targets?

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#2925 7 days ago
Quoted from HHaase:

I'd check the wiring going into the power supply first. Notoriously bad design for the GI, and more than likely you've got a connector or solder joint going bad going into the power supply.
-Hans

Yes...the system 7 power supply is really weak in the GI connector area. The power connector to the board burns up, the header pins to the GI strands burns up, and the single fuse holder for all four strands burns up. Lotta burnin' going on.

Some may think it's a hack, but I solder a single large wire in place of the fuse holder, replace the power-to-board connector, replace the header and mating connector with trifurcon (square) pins, and then inline with the harness I solder in a four position fuse holder with a 5ASB fuse in each position, isolating each GI strand. Later Williams games have a similar setup.

Also BTW...why is there no Firepower 2 club thread? I don't own one but I know it's different enough from Firepower that discussing both in the same thread can get confusing. System 6 vs. System 7, different playfield, artwork, gameplay, part #'s, etc... ...perhaps someone well-versed with FP2 should start a club thread for it?

Richard

#2926 7 days ago
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#2927 7 days ago
Quoted from hodgesm0:

That is it, I found the same number on another photo

31-521-11 is what I see on IPDB. I made a copy and paste mistake in my graphics...sorry

#2928 4 days ago
Quoted from Walamab:

Not so stock . I created that machine for VPX (Visual Pinball) a few years ago. That's why I have the graphics . I have the play-field too if you need it for decals however the colors will not likely match.

I'd love to know more about FP2 decals...some of my inserts are worn...I'd also consider a hard top...any reason you can't get your graphics to some folks to make some?

#2929 4 days ago

Working Sys 6 displays (3 of the 4) in the marketplace if anyone is in need.

Parts - For Sale
Used, good condition “I have 3 original system 6 displays that came out of a Firepower. The 4th display appears to be dead. The master/credit display works as well. My Firepower came with a set of LE...”
4 days ago
Shepherdstown, WV
100 (OBO)

#2930 4 days ago

Has anyone modded the flipper buttons and/or the credit buttons on FP or FP2?
Downside?

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