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The Firepower Club


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#3451 81 days ago

Resistor can be any wattage 1/4 or higher.

#3452 81 days ago
Quoted from mrm_4:

I did a lot of reading on this thread and found mention of 22uf 50v so that’s what I was gong to order.
Also I’m assuming the resistor is 1/2 watt?
Thanks for clarifying

Perfect!

1/4 is all that is needed as the others have said.

#3453 81 days ago
Quoted from vec-tor:

Manual pg.25

I only have to page 12 and stops.

#3456 80 days ago

I've noticed on my playfield & others I've seen online have this spot on/near the yellow that has a straight almost triangle pattern.

Does anyone know what caused this?

I'm trying to clean it up with novus 2.

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#3457 80 days ago
Quoted from scampcamp:

I've noticed on my playfield & others I've seen online have this spot on/near the yellow that has a straight almost triangle pattern.
Does anyone know what caused this?
I'm trying to clean it up with novus 2.[quoted image]

That is caused by the pinball its self.

#3458 80 days ago
Quoted from scampcamp:

I've noticed on my playfield & others I've seen online have this spot on/near the yellow that has a straight almost triangle pattern.
Does anyone know what caused this?
I'm trying to clean it up with novus 2.[quoted image]

Agree, caused by the pinball itself.

The dirt stops in a straight line across the bottom due to the ball hitting the metal return frame between the inlane and outlane. The upper boundary is as far up as the ball can go before hitting the star post on the corner of the sling. There is similar dirt in the white patterned part, it just not as obvious.

Novus 2 might not be strong enough to get it off. I've had good luck with Magic Eraser and isopropol alcohol. Just go slow as you can rub through the paint pretty easily.

#3459 77 days ago

Ok. Doing a pf swap right now and I want to double check the value of a resistor. It's on the undersode of the pf. It is not the bigger resistor (that resostor has been cut off to accomodate leds), but the smaller resistor which spans from position 2 to 3 on this terminal board. I THINK it is just 1 ohm... am I correct? It's a little hard to read.

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#3460 77 days ago

Should there be a plastic post here?

And should there be a rubber ring added?

It's under a plastic so I don't know why its needed.

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#3461 77 days ago
Quoted from 2Fun:

Ok. Doing a pf swap right now and I want to double check the value of a resistor. It's on the undersode of the pf. It is not the bigger resistor (that resostor has been cut off to accomodate leds), but the smaller resistor which spans from position 2 to 3 on this terminal board. I THINK it is just 1 ohm... am I correct? It's a little hard to read.[quoted image][quoted image]

Assuming that is the terminal board connected to the flashers. 100 ohm 1/2 watt or larger

#3462 77 days ago

Nice machine OP.

#3463 77 days ago
Quoted from scampcamp:

Should there be a plastic post here?
And should there be a rubber ring added?
It's under a plastic so I don't know why its needed.[quoted image][quoted image]

It supports the big plastic piece. No rubber need.

#3464 76 days ago
Quoted from catboxer:

It supports the big plastic piece. No rubber need.

Thank you.... much appreciated.

#3465 75 days ago

Like clockwork... I think playfield is all back together & I end up with 2 parts that I can't find a place for.

Anyone happen to know? Thanks.

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#3466 75 days ago

Those look like the posts that support the plastic over the top middle target (between the rollovers)

#3467 75 days ago
Quoted from scampcamp:

Like clockwork... I think playfield is all back together & I end up with 2 parts that I can't find a place for.
Anyone happen to know? Thanks.[quoted image]

Quoted from hepgeek:

Those look like the posts that support the plastic over the top middle target (between the rollovers)

Pretty sure they go here.

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#3468 75 days ago

Thank you... Thank you !! I was wondering why that plastic wasn't sitting right.

#3469 74 days ago

If I look at the Firepower pinball flyer... would it show the accurate placement of what the targets should look like?

I've seen it in several ways. I'm guessing the 6 front targets are the flame design.. the 3 right are bullseys. And the straight back is a bullseye also?

Thank you

Here is how mine is now... you can see i need the 6 front targets decals replaced for sure.

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#3470 74 days ago
Quoted from scampcamp:

If I look at the Firepower pinball flyer... would it show the accurate placement of what the targets should look like?
I've seen it in several ways. I'm guessing the 6 front targets are the flame design.. the 3 right are bullseys. And the straight back is a bullseye also?
Thank you
Here is how mine is now... you can see i need the 6 front targets decals replaced for sure.[quoted image]

That looks right to me. That is like 3 of the Firepowers I have had! Well, except for the one with a couple blue bullseye targets behind the arrows but I'm pretty sure thats not stock

#3471 74 days ago

Recently joined the club, and while removing the pop bumper assemblies I noticed that there is a yellow wire connected to the light socket of the 10,000 bonus insert (in the group of 10,000 / 30,000 / 50,000 bonus inserts between the pop bumpers), that came loose from somewhere. Could someone either post a pic of the wiring from their machine, or advise as to where this wire should be connected? Tried looking at the under playfield pic on ipdb, but couldn't tell from that. Thanks in advance!!

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#3472 74 days ago
Quoted from Schwaggs:

That looks right to me. That is like 3 of the Firepowers I have had! Well, except for the one with a couple blue bullseye targets behind the arrows but I'm pretty sure thats not stock

Thank you..

I emailed this link to a print shop that makes vinyl decals etc.

http://blackknightpinball.co.uk/wp/artwork-2/spinner-targets

He called back & said he would need a password to open the pdf. I have never heard that.

Do you know what he means?

#3473 74 days ago
Quoted from scampcamp:

Thank you..
I emailed this link to a print shop that makes vinyl decals etc.
http://blackknightpinball.co.uk/wp/artwork-2/spinner-targets
He called back & said he would need a password to open the pdf. I have never heard that.
Do you know what he means?

When you PDF a document there’s a way to protect the file so it can’t be edited or accessed even as a PDF.
I’m not sure why he would need that. He should be able to print it as is just like everyone else.

#3474 74 days ago
Quoted from dfrazer:

Recently joined the club, and while removing the pop bumper assemblies I noticed that there is a yellow wire connected to the light socket of the 10,000 bonus insert (in the group of 10,000 / 30,000 / 50,000 bonus inserts between the pop bumpers), that came loose from somewhere. Could someone either post a pic of the wiring from their machine, or advise as to where this wire should be connected? Tried looking at the under playfield pic on ipdb, but couldn't tell from that. Thanks in advance!!
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10, 30, 50,000 insert lamps are all in column 6 yellow with blue wire. When inserts are close to each other that are in the same row or column, Williams used patch wire (often yellow) to connect them. You can see the yellow/blue wire on the 50,000 insert. A yellow wire from there to the 30,000 insert. The loose wire should be on the 30,000 insert to connect the 10,000 insert.

#3475 73 days ago
Quoted from scampcamp:

If I look at the Firepower pinball flyer... would it show the accurate placement of what the targets should look like?
I've seen it in several ways. I'm guessing the 6 front targets are the flame design.. the 3 right are bullseys. And the straight back is a bullseye also?
Thank you
Here is how mine is now... you can see i need the 6 front targets decals replaced for sure.[quoted image]

Interesting... the bottom right bullseye targets are red not blue.
The Firepower pinball I have played, have blue bullseye spot targets.

#3476 72 days ago
Quoted from vec-tor:

Interesting... the bottom right bullseye targets are red not blue.
The Firepower pinball I have played, have blue bullseye spot targets.

FWIW, all the FP's I've owned, seen, played...red bullseye targets for the right hand ("POWER") bank, and the top single target. Fire Power flame logo stickers on the middle banks, and IIRC those are applied to plain red targets but I'm not certain - can't recall if I ever peeled any to see if they were plain red or red bullseye.

One variation I have seen on several FP's would be the inserts for the POWER target bank - usually all three blue, but occasionally a sort of magenta-toned one mixed in. I've posted a pic in this thread of a playfield with one in the center of those three.

Richard

#3477 70 days ago

I am looking for print files or a purchasable version for my Firepower cabinet labels.

ie. The service button decal, fuses, install 3 balls, and the rest of the warning etc

I'd prefer printing, but I'd be okay buying something like what flashinstinct sells for wpc

Thanks!
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#3478 70 days ago
Quoted from Jigs:

I am looking for print files or a purchasable version for my Firepower cabinet labels.

You might find them here: http://www.pinballrebel.com/pinball/cards/

#3479 70 days ago

I know there was a decal that went on the right flipper assembly to point out the lane change switch.

#3480 70 days ago
Quoted from vec-tor:

I know there was a decal that went on the right flipper assembly to point out the lane change switch.

Im looking for a clear scan or a clear up close picture of that particular one

#3481 70 days ago
Quoted from mrm_4:

Im looking for a clear scan or a clear up close picture of that particular one

ill look tomorrow to see if mine has one.

#3482 70 days ago

Hi,

does anyone know the value/reference of the flipper capacitors on the firepower pinball?
My right flipper assembly filter capacitor has one of its leg that broke and I need to replace it but was not able to find the values or to find a clear reference to that flipper capacitor on the different websites I could use to replace it.

thanks in advance!

#3483 70 days ago
Quoted from Mackie:

Hi,
does anyone know the value/reference of the flipper capacitors on the firepower pinball?
My right flipper assembly filter capacitor has one of its leg that broke and I need to replace it but was not able to find the values or to find a clear reference to that flipper capacitor on the different websites I could use to replace it.
thanks in advance!

Note: Firepower never had suppression capacitors.
----- it is a mod....
However, the added capacitor modes are as follow...
1).
The cabinet flipper button switches are .1uFd 500V ceramic capacitors.
*****************************************************
------- Taxi manual pg.46 --------------
Item.
4) 5045-12098-00 Capacitor,2.2uFd, 250V, 20%.
5) RM-21-06 ------ Sleeve, Vinyl ( Cap. Leads ).
I hope this helps.

#3484 68 days ago

I am loving this flipper / rubber combo. Black flippers, translucent Titan rubbers and Ice Blue Comet trough light.

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#3485 67 days ago

First Pin in the gameroom and now a club member!

Did anyone pick up a spare Planetary Pinball backglass? I'd love to get one if someone has a spare they'd be willing to part with.

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#3486 67 days ago
Quoted from Jigs:

I am looking for print files or a purchasable version for my Firepower cabinet labels.
ie. The service button decal, fuses, install 3 balls, and the rest of the warning etc
I'd prefer printing, but I'd be okay buying something like what flashinstinct sells for wpc
Thanks!
[quoted image]

Could you send me this file? Thanks.

#3487 67 days ago
Quoted from Charles_Kline:

First Pin in the gameroom and now a club member!

Now a Flash or Black Knight would look awesome sitting next to the firepower!

#3488 67 days ago
Quoted from vec-tor:

Note: Firepower never had suppression capacitors.
----- it is a mod....
However, the added capacitor modes are as follow...
1).
The cabinet flipper button switches are .1uFd 500V ceramic capacitors.
*****************************************************
------- Taxi manual pg.46 --------------
Item.
4) 5045-12098-00 Capacitor,2.2uFd, 250V, 20%.
5) RM-21-06 ------ Sleeve, Vinyl ( Cap. Leads ).
I hope this helps.

Thanks for the information!

#3489 67 days ago
Quoted from ReadyPO:

Now a Flash or Black Knight would look awesome sitting next to the firepower!

Great suggestions - Blackout blends nicely as well!

#3490 67 days ago
Quoted from ReadyPO:

Now a Flash or Black Knight would look awesome sitting next to the firepower!

Kinda like this...?

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#3491 67 days ago
Quoted from dzorbas:

Kinda like this...?
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Or This!

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#3492 67 days ago
Quoted from ReadyPO:

Now a Flash or Black Knight would look awesome sitting next to the firepower!

I prefer to keep these two great Steve Richie games together

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#3493 66 days ago
Quoted from ReadyPO:

Now a Flash or Black Knight would look awesome sitting next to the firepower!

Flash doesn’t look awesome sitting next to anything, or alone for that matter.

#3494 66 days ago
Quoted from Schwaggs:

10, 30, 50,000 insert lamps are all in column 6 yellow with blue wire. When inserts are close to each other that are in the same row or column, Williams used patch wire (often yellow) to connect them. You can see the yellow/blue wire on the 50,000 insert. A yellow wire from there to the 30,000 insert. The loose wire should be on the 30,000 insert to connect the 10,000 insert.

Thanks for the help Schwaggs; much appreciated!

#3495 65 days ago
Quoted from Jigs:

I am looking for print files or a purchasable version for my Firepower cabinet labels.
ie. The service button decal, fuses, install 3 balls, and the rest of the warning etc
I'd prefer printing, but I'd be okay buying something like what flashinstinct sells for wpc
Thanks!

Looks like Ray at Action Pinball has them.

http://www.actionpinball.com/parts.php?item=PDG356

Pretty pricey, at $35-ish for everything. I need them all. Not sure of the quality either. Anyone try these?

Quoted from mrm_4:

Im looking for a clear scan or a clear up close picture of that particular one

Ray has that too.

http://www.actionpinball.com/parts.php?item=PDG360 - $1.49

http://www.actionpinball.com/pics/pdg360.jpg

Quoted from Gorgar666:

Could you send me this file? Thanks.

I just copied that image from flashinstincts FS ad. I don't have a file, sorry. If you find it, please send to me.

#3496 65 days ago

FP PF for a hardtop on the market. If someone wants it pm me an offer.

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Added 62 days ago:

PF is spoken for.

#3497 62 days ago
Quoted from scampcamp:

The playfield near the left sling needed some touch-up. Thought to ask stepdaughter if she'd be interested since she liked to do art projects.
VERY happy how it turned out.
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Looks really nice! I had similar wear plus a few other spots...I am not artistically inclined so I took long expensive approach of hardtop and almost complete rebuild. I should have it completed in a week or so.

#3498 62 days ago

Here is my FP restore I am finishing up. Pretty happy with the results even those numerous mistakes were made along the way.

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#3499 62 days ago

Has anyone had experience with a Firepower backglass that was reproduced by Williams in 1996?

#3500 62 days ago
Quoted from scampcamp:

Has anyone had experience with a Firepower backglass that was reproduced by Williams in 1996?

You sure that wasn't one of the Alan Meyer repro's from that time period? (The fade at the top was more orange than red, and there wasn't as good as/any dithering in the color fade)

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