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The Shadow Club

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#8651 17 days ago
Quoted from Dennis_B:

Removed the diverters. Mechanism is bend but i can fix that. The lower left has a white post , this doesn't make sence as it isn't long enough to reach the hole on the ramp. The right diverter doesn't have a white post but has some rings which don't seem to be doing anything and was extremely wobbly. What is the proper way to install these ? Am i missing some parts ?
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I have owned several shadows and have a box of extra diverters and I have never seen that white piece

#8652 17 days ago
Quoted from Dennis_B:

Removed the diverters. Mechanism is bend but i can fix that. The lower left has a white post , this doesn't make sence as it isn't long enough to reach the hole on the ramp. The right diverter doesn't have a white post but has some rings which don't seem to be doing anything and was extremely wobbly. What is the proper way to install these ? Am i missing some parts ?
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In your photo the top diverter is correct. That metal washer should make contact with the top of your diverter bracket. It is designed to allow the proper clearance between the diverter and top of the the ramp. The bottom diverter shouldn’t have the nylon sleeve on it (at least mine doesn’t). Each of your diverter brackets have a metal sleeve attached to them that diverter rod goes through. If that is loose from wear you get a lot of wobble.

#8653 17 days ago

If the white nylon doesn't belong there , then wat is the groove for in the metal besides keeping the nylon from sliding down. It is floating in the air with nothing to connect to underneath the ramp if i do away with the white nylon. Could someone post some pictures of how their diverter rods are montaged underneath the ramp? Thanks !

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#8654 17 days ago
Quoted from Dennis_B:

If the white nylon doesn't belong there , then wat is the groove for in the metal besides keeping the nylon from sliding down. It is floating in the air with nothing to connect to underneath the ramp if i do away with the white nylon. Could someone post some pictures of how their diverter rods are montaged underneath the ramp? Thanks !
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That groove is where another one of those C washer things go. I forget what they are called.

#8655 17 days ago
Quoted from woody76:

That groove is where another one of those C washer things go. I forget what they are called.

E-clip

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#8656 17 days ago

yes, i have these clips and figured out they need to be on these grooves but they are just floating in they air beneath the left ramp, i'm thinking it's supposed to be there because of the nylon slipping down.

#8657 17 days ago
Quoted from Dennis_B:

yes, i have these clips and figured out they need to be on these grooves but they are just floating in they air beneath the left ramp, i'm thinking it's supposed to be there because of the nylon slipping down.

I don’t think the left ramp diverter uses the clip. Mine doesn’t have one installed.

#8658 17 days ago
Quoted from Dennis_B:

If the white nylon doesn't belong there , then wat is the groove for in the metal besides keeping the nylon from sliding down. It is floating in the air with nothing to connect to underneath the ramp if i do away with the white nylon. Could someone post some pictures of how their diverter rods are montaged underneath the ramp? Thanks !

Is that white nylon maybe part of a previous repair? Can you easily remove it? What does it look like underneath?

#8659 17 days ago

I think someone lost the E clip and put the nylon sleeve there because they didn't have the E clip to go back in place. The E clip is what sits on the top of the bronze bearing in the shaft that comes up through the playfield.

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#8660 16 days ago

Ah makes sense now. e-clip, looks like a washer underneath the e-clip and that rests on the shaft. Thanks for the pictures. That's a pretty looking mechanism. Wish mine was like that But i'll get there !

#8661 16 days ago

#epabs thanks for the pictures, does this part suppose to be straight ? mine is all bend up...

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#8662 16 days ago
Quoted from Dennis_B:

#epabs thanks for the pictures, does this part suppose to be straight ? mine is all bend up...
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#epabs thanks for the pictures, does this part suppose to be straight ? mine is all bend up...
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The diverter crank arms are supposed to be straight. They take a huge beating and get bent and the pivot hole on the end becomes enlarged creating additional slop in the assembly. Extra strength versions can be found here. https://www.pinballlife.com/the-shadow-crank-arm-assembly.html
That is what is installed on mine.

#8663 16 days ago
Quoted from epeabs:

The diverter crank arms are supposed to be straight. They take a huge beating and get bent and the pivot hole on the end becomes enlarged creating additional slop in the assembly. Extra strength versions can be found here. https://www.pinballlife.com/the-shadow-crank-arm-assembly.html
That is what is installed on mine.

thanks for the pics, your diverter arm shaft looks different than mine , am i missing the outer black shaft piece or is this a modification?

#8664 16 days ago
Quoted from pinballjj:

thanks for the pics, your diverter arm shaft looks different than mine , am i missing the outer black shaft piece or is this a modification?

I think he just painted his diverter bracket. Yours is the same minus the paint.

#8665 16 days ago
Quoted from pinballjj:

thanks for the pics, your diverter arm shaft looks different than mine , am i missing the outer black shaft piece or is this a modification?

I powder coated mine just because I couldn't get the metal clean enough looking.

#8666 15 days ago

Do these need to be straight to ? Both mine have a slight upwards bend. But both look the same and so clean that it looks factory.

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#8667 15 days ago
Quoted from Dennis_B:

Do these need to be straight to ? Both mine have a slight upwards bend. But both look the same and so clean that it looks factory.
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As long as they are going straight through the playfield so that your diverter sits correctly you should be fine.

#8668 14 days ago
Quoted from PunkPin:

Having an intermittent problem on my battlefield single drop target hopefully fellow owners can help me out with. Replaced the small coil and the switch little over a year ago and the problem stopped but is starting to pop back up again. Coil to drop target fires fine sometimes and just pulses other times.
Here is a link to my thread which has a short video at the end
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/shadow-single-drop-error#post-6367010

Dug in a bit more and think I have this solved. The bracket above where the brass finger rests has started a small groove in it, when the coil would pulse the finger was stuck in the groove and couldn't move. Must get bent back over time because it was good for awhile after replacing coil and switch. Slight adjustment to the bracket and finger and it's been good so far.

So if you are having problems with your single battlefield drop make sure the finger is clearing
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#8669 14 days ago

I'm doing a limited run of my cityscape decal, I had two people on the list opt out so far, so if anyone wants one, first come first served (I'll be mailing the batch at the end of the week):

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/custom-shadow-cityscape-decal-for-back-board#post-6392386

#8670 14 days ago

Just joined the club with the purchase of a project machine. Im tearing it apart currently and cleaning and changing rubbers and bulbs ect.

Anywhere stateside I can get the sanctum decal?

Also anything else recommended while this is tore down? Mods or updates ect.

#8671 14 days ago
Quoted from paulbaptise:

Just joined the club with the purchase of a project machine. Im tearing it apart currently and cleaning and changing rubbers and bulbs ect.
Anywhere stateside I can get the sanctum decal?
Also anything else recommended while this is tore down? Mods or updates ect.

PM me your address. I have a Shadow Sanctum decal I can send you. Its the gray one with "To the Sanctum" script. PM Sonic about his MRS switch to to replace the left diverter/right wireform switch.

#8672 14 days ago
Quoted from epeabs:

PM me your address. I have a Shadow Sanctum decal I can send you. Its the gray one with "To the Sanctum" script. PM Sonic about his MRS switch to to replace the left diverter/right wireform switch.

Thanks for the warm welcome and advice. I'll reach out to Sonic and drop you a pm.

#8673 13 days ago

Any recommendation where I can get decent decals for the Shadow? Or does somebody have cabinet scans?

#8674 13 days ago
Quoted from usul27:

Any recommendation where I can get decent decals for the Shadow? Or does somebody have cabinet scans?

www.pinballdecals.eu has nice Shadow cabinet decals.

#8675 13 days ago
Quoted from epeabs:

www.pinballdecals.eu has nice Shadow cabinet decals.

If you are doing the entire cabinet, their decals might be ok, but if you are doing sections only, they don’t match well. Unfortunately, they seem to be the only game in town so their is little choice.

#8676 12 days ago

Ahhhhh. Thanks Aurich !!

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#8677 12 days ago

Does anyone have any good pics of this sanctum drop target area?

Not sure if the disconnected green and white wire (pictured) are part of this mech or a different problem to solve. Everything else on the machine looks pretty sound minus this area.

Appreciate any help provided!

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#8678 12 days ago
Quoted from paulbaptise:

Not sure if the disconnected green and white wire (pictured) are part of this mech or a different problem to solve. Everything else on the machine looks pretty sound minus this area.

It doesnt look like the wall down switch has any wires connected to it so I feel pretty confident saying thats where those wires belong.

#8679 12 days ago
Quoted from shaub:

It doesnt look like the wall down switch has any wires connected to it so I feel pretty confident saying thats where those wires belong.

I think so too. If anyone would be kind enough to take a picture of theirs at some point then I will solder back on.

#8680 12 days ago
Quoted from paulbaptise:

I think so too. If anyone would be kind enough to take a picture of theirs at some point then I will solder back on.

There’s a switch right above your wires in your picture. Wire it like that.

#8681 12 days ago
Quoted from paulbaptise:

I think so too. If anyone would be kind enough to take a picture of theirs at some point then I will solder back on.

It's as per the manual (see the bottom left of the diagram)

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#8682 12 days ago

I reckon your wall target looks butchered.

#8683 12 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

There’s a switch right above your wires in your picture. Wire it like that.

I have a target on order and will solder and replace hopefully this weekend. Thanks

Quoted from Manny65:

It's as per the manual (see the bottom left of the diagram)
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Thanks for this!

Quoted from yellowghost:

I reckon your wall target looks butchered.

That it is. Looking at the diagram though I think I think I’ll be okay. I was worried about the mech at large, but think everything else will be fine now once I replace the target.

#8684 11 days ago

Working on this sanctum mech and curious of this copper band that was on the bottom of the original drop target. Do I need to try and salvage this and reattach? Is it necessary?

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#8685 11 days ago

Not necessary. That was to bridge the gap of the broken one I’m sure.

#8686 11 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Not necessary. That was to bridge the gap of the broken one I’m sure.

Great news. I was concerned about that one. Thanks!

#8687 11 days ago
Quoted from Manny65:

It's as per the manual (see the bottom left of the diagram)
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Thanks for everyone's help. This piece has been fixed.

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#8688 10 days ago

It looks like I soon be joining the club. I'm excited and have been debating a few things I want to ask you guys since I'll be a newbie and don't know the game very well yet.
I know sanctum wear is very common. It looks like the Sanctum on the game I'm buying has some wear that has probably been touched up at some point. I noticed a round, green decal mod to cover any wear in that area and am debating whether that would be necessary and if you guys think it would be a negative there vs. a decal that color matches the area?

I'm attaching a picture of the area and whether you guys think any additional touch up is eveb necessary. Any insight is appreciated.
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#8689 10 days ago
Quoted from Utesichiban:

It looks like I soon be joining the club. I'm excited and have been debating a few things I want to ask you guys since I'll be a newbie and don't know the game very well yet.
I know sanctum wear is very common. It looks like the Sanctum on the game I'm buying has some wear that has probably been touched up at some point. I noticed a round, green decal mod to cover any wear in that area and am debating whether that would be necessary and if you guys think it would be a negative there vs. a decal that color matches the area?
I'm attaching a picture of the area and whether you guys think any additional touch up is eveb necessary. Any insight is appreciated.
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That sanctum looks good to me (although hard to zoom in and get a clear view of it), but I don't think there is a need for the decal. If you wanted you could put mylar down to help protect the area

#8690 10 days ago
Quoted from Utesichiban:

It looks like I soon be joining the club. I'm excited and have been debating a few things I want to ask you guys since I'll be a newbie and don't know the game very well yet.
I know sanctum wear is very common. It looks like the Sanctum on the game I'm buying has some wear that has probably been touched up at some point. I noticed a round, green decal mod to cover any wear in that area and am debating whether that would be necessary and if you guys think it would be a negative there vs. a decal that color matches the area?
I'm attaching a picture of the area and whether you guys think any additional touch up is eveb necessary. Any insight is appreciated.
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Put Mylar over there and call it a day.

#8691 10 days ago

Looks really good from the photo. Buy the game, take the glass off and take a clearer picture of the area. But, looks minor for the game in general.

#8692 9 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Put Mylar over there and call it a day.

Thanks guys! I don't have the game yet and will post better pictures once I do. Glad to hear it appears things there look okay.

#8693 9 days ago
Quoted from Utesichiban:

It looks like I soon be joining the club. I'm excited and have been debating a few things I want to ask you guys since I'll be a newbie and don't know the game very well yet.
I know sanctum wear is very common. It looks like the Sanctum on the game I'm buying has some wear that has probably been touched up at some point. I noticed a round, green decal mod to cover any wear in that area and am debating whether that would be necessary and if you guys think it would be a negative there vs. a decal that color matches the area?
I'm attaching a picture of the area and whether you guys think any additional touch up is eveb necessary. Any insight is appreciated.
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Yours looks pretty good, so like most mods, it’s a matter of what looks good to you. Mylar will protect it. The round decal is only $5 I think, so might be worth grabbing one. Here is my sanctum before and after. I like the decal, some people do not. Great pin, congrats on getting one!

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#8694 9 days ago
Quoted from paulbaptise:

Thanks for everyone's help. This piece has been fixed.
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wondering if that is the correct spring? i have a similar one but looking at the diagram in the manual it looks like it should be a smaller diameter?

#8695 9 days ago
Quoted from pinballjj:

wondering if that is the correct spring? i have a similar one but looking at the diagram in the manual it looks like it should be a smaller diameter?

Not sure either, but seems to function just fine.

#8696 9 days ago

Question as my game was partially disassembled"

What is the correct resting position for the the left and right ramps diverters? I'd like to get these back together this weekend but unsure of how they should properly sit when installing them again.

#8697 9 days ago
Quoted from paulbaptise:

Question as my game was partially disassembled"
What is the correct resting position for the the left and right ramps diverters? I'd like to get these back together this weekend but unsure of how they should properly sit when installing them again.

I believe either way is fine.

#8698 9 days ago

Here's some pictures of my shadow, totally cleaned up the playfield, came out pretty nice. Changed the flippers to green with translucent rubbers. which i think looks really nice with the green on the bottom of the shadow. Currently my sanctum is under surgery. Hope it'll work out as it is my first time doing any of this restoring.

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#8699 9 days ago
Quoted from paulbaptise:

Question as my game was partially disassembled"
What is the correct resting position for the the left and right ramps diverters? I'd like to get these back together this weekend but unsure of how they should properly sit when installing them again.

Not sure if this is what you meant but one thing to note is that if you install the 2 coils the wrong way around (as in which is the left and right coil) then the position of the diverter won't match with the skill shot that is highlighted.

#8700 8 days ago

I just added these to my Shadow, that are a Brand New Product, and New Plastic Formula, that maintains optics,
and looks so cool!

Joe, formally of Laseriffic worked creating an Optically clear PETG, now in ramp covers and Plastic protectors.
They will be available from your favorite vendors like Cointaker, Pinball Life, Marcos, and Tilt.

Im really impressed with the appearance!

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