(Topic ID: 269216)

Tim Arnold's THINGS 'NOT TO DO' TO A PINBALL MACHINE


By Eric_S

13 days ago



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    #1 13 days ago

    While looking for some information, I stumbled across this old posting from Tim Arnold. I thought it was pretty entertaining to read.

    http://www.zaccaria-pinball.com/misc/arnold.html

    #2 13 days ago

    I love the analogy used on #6 of using abrasives to clean your playfield to pissing your pants in the winter to stay warm haha.

    #3 13 days ago

    I thought #28 was funny as hell!

    #4 12 days ago
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    #5 12 days ago

    Links removed Thanks for letting me know!

    #6 12 days ago

    links dead? I only get 500 - Internal server error.

    #7 12 days ago
    Quoted from Axl:

    links dead? I only get 500 - Internal server error.

    Those two links look like they're temporary links used while editing a Sitebuilder website, rather than the final links to the actual site.

    Working-at-the-moment links:

    47 Things You Need To Know: http://psaux.com/pinball/tims-47-list.pdf

    Make Your Pinball Peppy: http://psaux.com/pinball/tims-peppy-doc.pdf

    #8 12 days ago

    Make your pinball Peppy
    http://www.classicgameservice.com/tims-peppy-doc.pdf

    47 things you need to know about your pinball machine with drawings additional info:
    http://www.classicgameservice.com/tims-47-list.pdf

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    #9 12 days ago

    This was written a LONG time ago. Since then I have reconsidered both my hair style and some of this information.

    American made solder is getting very hard to find. Solder is now 20 dollars a pound and up. We have also switched to 63-57 alloy for soldering on playfield components. It is harder to work and must be held VERY still while cooling, but it is harder and tends to break less often.

    I was corrected by Multi-products guy about oiling gears. Now such a good idea. Some first reduction gears are fiber, and brass gears are self lubricating. Newer Multi Products motors do not even include and oil pad under the Oil-light bearings. The newest of these bearings are 40 to 60 percent oil and no longer require lubrication. My new rule is to drop a SLIGHT amount, one drop, onto a game that has been in storage for a while on the INPUT SHAFT where it meets the Oil-light bearings.

    Send your motors to Steve Young. Multi products no longer repairs them and Steve get his parts from the factory He also has jigs and tools to align when reassembling these.

    Wayne Newton is OVER! New God is Deadmau5.

    LED lamps are now about the same price as incandescent, use less juice and last forever. Keep in mind that LED bulbs are WAY to the blue side of the spectrum and U. V. is not kind to backglasses printed with POSTER INK. Bally Games after 77 are printed with ENAMEL and do not flake easily. We underlight games with weak paint by using non-SMD leds.

    Just thought I would correct some things while I sit in an EMPTY Museum watching the elecric meter spin.....

    #11 11 days ago

    Great stuff; I remember reading this a few years after I got into the hobby... enjoyed it again!

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