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Totally Radicals!

By trilogybeer

9 months ago


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#251 16 days ago

Ha! Yeah, darn. I just looked at the flyer for the game and it did have gray ribbed legs. I just assumed it came with system 11 style legs. Oh well, I like the way the legs look on the game I will put these on my Radical! And ask my friend what style legs he wants on his game.
As for the tumbler I use walnut shells and Flitz tumbler additive.

#252 15 days ago

Some coils are getting replaced, the ones that aren’t are getting new wraps. This is a coil that has gotten a new wrap.

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#253 15 days ago

So while I was assembling the finished Playfield I noticed something odd. The flipper base plate for the upper left flipper was sitting on top of a nut for a metal post. I looked at all my tear down pictures and the nut was definitely there when I took the game apart. Here is a picture of the problem nut.

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#254 15 days ago

I figured someone had previously worked on this game and put it back together incorrectly. But I examined the other Playfield that is still assembled on the bottom side and sure enough the other game was the exact same way. This seems to be an error from the factory. I will correct this.

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#255 15 days ago
Quoted from trilogybeer:

I figured someone had previously worked on this game and put it back together incorrectly. But I examined the other Playfield that is still assembled on the bottom side and sure enough the other game was the exact same way. This seems to be an error from the factory. I will correct this.
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Thanks for the walnut and Fritz info!
Oh weird! I’ll be checking my game soon too.

Please post your fix

#256 14 days ago

Did not even notice this when I dissasembled mine. How do you intend to fix it?

#257 14 days ago

I’m going to use a T-nut, but I will need to modify the T-nut and shorten the thread base on the post as well.

#258 14 days ago
Quoted from trilogybeer:

I’m going to use a T-nut, but I will need to modify the T-nut and shorten the thread base on the post as well.

A tee - nut? Brilliant! Could you upload the process ? I was reckoning on cutting a notch in the plate or drilling a hole in it, but that seams foolish now.

#259 14 days ago

First I flattered one side of the T-nut with a grinder, leaving all three teeth. This will give the foot of the flipper base plate enough room to sit flat on the wood without making contact with the T-nut.

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#260 14 days ago

Since the post has a collar and the threads only go halfway up the mounting post I had to also shave down the depth of which the T-nut goes into the wood . If I did not do this the post wouldn’t be able to tighten all the way down onto the play field. If you can find the same style post that has threads the whole length of the mount this step is not necessary. I found posts with threads all the way on the mounts but the posts themselves were slightly different, so I decided to make modifications to use the original post.

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#261 14 days ago

The hole for the post needed to be slightly larger on the bottom side so the T-nut could be sunk in. I only went about a third of the way through the playfield with the larger diameter.

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#262 14 days ago

I also had to grind about an eighth of an inch off the threads of the original post otherwise the base plate would still be sitting on the post. I put the T-nut in place and threaded the post partially in and hammered the T-nut in using a punch. Then I tightened the post the rest of the way in.

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#263 14 days ago

Now the flipper base plate has plenty of room to sit flush on the wood.

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#264 14 days ago
Quoted from trilogybeer:

Cabinet decals showed up from Russia today. I knew that orange was going to be more red on these so I am fine with the color being off. The overall quality of the decals seams pretty good so I am happy with these. The cabinet these are going on had holes drilled all over it and other damage so it will be nice to get it all repaired and a fresh set of decals put on.
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Can you send me your source for the cabinet/back box decals? I found a source in “Europe”, but the decals are missing the Bally Logos in their pics. Wondering if it is the same place or different from your source. I was also wondering if your source included a decal for the front/coin door part of the cabinet. Thanks, in advance, for the info.

#265 14 days ago
Quoted from iluvak9:

Can you send me your source for the cabinet/back box decals? I found a source in “Europe”, but the decals are missing the Bally Logos in their pics. Wondering if it is the same place or different from your source. I was also wondering if your source included a decal for the front/coin door part of the cabinet. Thanks, in advance, for the info.

It was pinsider vbobrusev in Russia that I got the cabinet decals from.

#266 14 days ago
Quoted from trilogybeer:

It was pinsider vbobrusev in Russia that I got the cabinet decals from.

Thanks. Turns out the company I was looking at with the no-logo version is in Germany.

Also, I saw vbobrusev on eBay when I searched on pinball cabinet decals, but no Radical cab decals listed for sale currently.

#267 14 days ago
Quoted from iluvak9:

Thanks. Turns out the company I was looking at with the no-logo version is in Germany.
Also, I saw vbobrusev on eBay when I searched on pinball cabinet decals, but no Radical cab decals listed for sale currently.

Send him a message.

#268 13 days ago

New flipper bats with ridges.

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#269 12 days ago

Tumbled brackets and new spinners.

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#270 12 days ago

New silicone rings and post sleeves. New lamp dome.

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#271 12 days ago
Quoted from trilogybeer:

Send him a message.

I was looking into decals because I was anticipating needing them for a Radical I was going to look at today to potentially purchase (yes, I did!). Was told cabinet was “about a 7”, so thought I might need them. Turns out cabinet was nice enough not to need new decals (yippee). Thanks, anyway for your help.

#272 12 days ago
Quoted from iluvak9:

I was looking into decals because I was anticipating needing them for a Radical I was going to look at today to potentially purchase (yes, I did!). Was told cabinet was “about a 7”, so thought I might need them. Turns out cabinet was nice enough not to need new decals (yippee). Thanks, anyway for your help.

The original art on the cab is fluorescent reactive, the current reproduction decals are not, just fyi, plus the colors are just a little off from the original, but when the cab is shot, it’s better to have something close

#273 12 days ago
Quoted from Chosen_S:

The original art on the cab is fluorescent reactive, the current reproduction decals are not, just fyi, plus the colors are just a little off from the original, but when the cab is shot, it’s better to have something close

I agree, the cabinet decals should only be replaced if really bad. The cabinet I replaced the decals on had a bunch of holes drilled in it scratches and some chips ( large ones ). The decal was also wrinkled and pealing around the legs. So it was a good candidate to get repaired and new decals. The second cabinet I have will keep the original decals, which are not great but also not too horrible. I can do a few minor things to make the other cabinet look decent.

#274 12 days ago

This game is coming together nicely. I will be able to reinstall this playfield into the cabinet very soon.

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#275 12 days ago

The bottom side is very close to completion as well. I still have to solder in the EOS and capacitor on the 2 upper flippers. I also need to replace the coil wraps on the coils for the upper flippers. I need to tumble and rebuild the drop target mechs.

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#276 10 days ago

Cleaned and polished the lockdown bar receiver.

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#277 10 days ago

Using interior cabinet protectors to protect the inside as I install the playfield back into the cabinet.

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#278 10 days ago

Drop target bank getting disassembled. Metal parts are going in the tumbler.

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#279 10 days ago

It’s been just over a year since Mr Chi Pig passed away. Throw on a SNFU album while you are browsing pinside tonight. I’ll have them on while I work on this game tonight.

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#281 9 days ago

Pics

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#282 9 days ago

Displays in!

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#283 9 days ago

More playfield parts going on.

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#284 9 days ago

Goodnight.

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#285 6 days ago

I’m taking care of some hacks in the wiring.

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#286 5 days ago

Removed wire and shrink wrapped the bare wire. New terminals and connector.

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#287 22 hours ago

Plastics getting cleaned up and installed.

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#288 22 hours ago

Awesome

#289 21 hours ago

Getting the drop target assembly back together. The snake run targets are cleaning up nicely.

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#290 20 hours ago

The opto board is getting cleaned and new grommets.

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#291 20 hours ago

Assembled.

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