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TOTAN club! (fans welcome)

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#2101 8 months ago
Quoted from BrianZ:

Ball 1 loads perfectly. If i dont lock the ball (the mode), and it drains after play, ball 2, 3, and 4 load one at a time (per each normal play). But if I lock ball 1, when it loads ball 2, it also loads ball 3 immediately after. (note, before replacing the balls and shim, it used to do a random combo, sometimes loading 2 balls at once, or a few seconds later. the shim and ball replacement seem to clear part of it up). So I now have 2 balls stacked in the shooter lane. Even more interesting, if i left one ball drain, it still does not end the ball. At that point I have to drain both balls before it stops to play ball 3.
Is one coil activation loading 2 balls? I dont think so. It sounds like it is energizing twice. And if it were, the problem would be all the time, and not just went under ball lock.
It's bizarre.......

Longshot: Have you checked the shooter lane switch??? It might be flaky and not registering all the time. Just trying to eliminate variables here...

#2102 8 months ago

Just uncovered a handful of NOS/REPRO plastics for TOTAN. I will be putting them on the market soon. I don't have all of them, but a couple of sets of slings, the clear pieces, the swirl ramp, the underplayfield ball trough, an original new silverball shooter rod, and a new WMS logo flipper bat pair in purple with yellow rubber rings. Also have a couple new AE-27-1200 coils used in a few places in TOTAN.

#2103 8 months ago
Quoted from Markharris2000:

Just uncovered a handful of NOS/REPRO plastics for TOTAN. I will be putting them on the market soon. I don't have all of them, but a couple of sets of slings, the clear pieces, the swirl ramp, the underplayfield ball trough, an original new silverball shooter rod, and a new WMS logo flipper bat pair in purple with yellow rubber rings. Also have a couple new AE-27-1200 coils used in a few places in TOTAN.

I would be interested, depending on what you have.

Quoted from Markharris2000:

Longshot: Have you checked the shooter lane switch??? It might be flaky and not registering all the time. Just trying to eliminate variables here...

Indeed. That one works perfectly. Like, I said bizzare. Will mess with it tonight, and keep everyone posted.

#2104 8 months ago

One more question. Do Totan orders have an issue with the ball getting stuck on the left ramp? If the ball is hit to light (And the magnet is not activated), that ball gets stuck before the metal bracket/ramp. Again, only happens on a very slow ball.

#2105 8 months ago
Quoted from BrianZ:

One more question. Do Totan orders have an issue with the ball getting stuck on the left ramp? If the ball is hit to light (And the magnet is not activated), that ball gets stuck before the metal bracket/ramp. Again, only happens on a very slow ball.

I never have. It either rolls back down, or makes it over the hill, and gravity carries it through the ramp.

2 questions: What is your PF angle, and does your game have the metal "helper" bracket installed in the ramp at the magnet, or is it missing?

this "lift" bracket:
https://shop.thepinwitch.com/Game-Specific/Williams-75/Arabian-Nights/TOTAN---Magnet-Ramp-End-Patcher.html?language=en

#2106 8 months ago
Quoted from Seatmandan:

I never have. It either rolls back down, or makes it over the hill, and gravity carries it through the ramp.
2 questions: What is your PF angle, and does your game have the metal "helper" bracket installed in the ramp at the magnet, or is it missing?
this "lift" bracket:
https://shop.thepinwitch.com/Game-Specific/Williams-75/Arabian-Nights/TOTAN---Magnet-Ramp-End-Patcher.html?language=en

I think Cliffy has the same magnet lift bracket for owners here in the USA

#2107 8 months ago

I installed the cliffy version of the lift ramp recently and had that issue. The piece needed to be bent down a bit so the tip was against the bottom of the ramp. If your game wasn't steep enough, or leaning a bit to the right, I could see it still getting stuck. I also had an issue with the ball getting stuck between the lift ramp and magnet bracket. Not much room there!

#2108 8 months ago
Quoted from Seatmandan:

I never have. It either rolls back down, or makes it over the hill, and gravity carries it through the ramp.
2 questions: What is your PF angle, and does your game have the metal "helper" bracket installed in the ramp at the magnet, or is it missing?
this "lift" bracket:
https://shop.thepinwitch.com/Game-Specific/Williams-75/Arabian-Nights/TOTAN---Magnet-Ramp-End-Patcher.html?language=en

Lift bracket is there, and it gets stuck right there at the entry. Only when the ball is hit soft. Bracket is not bent and sits flush.

Playfield angle is 2nd (+ a bit extra) line of the bubble. Think that is about 7 degrees or so.

I can increase the angle, but it shouldn't be needed

Quick update on my double ball load during lock. Figured it out. One of the lock switches (in the lane, there are two, right below the magnet), was returning very slowly. It was not popping back when activated. Instead very slowly coming back up. Must be a bug in the software, when this is activated under certain conditions, it ignores the shooter ball lane switch, then loading 2 balls. Replaced one of the bad lane lock switches, and no more problems (pic below of the switch I am discussing).

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#2109 8 months ago
Quoted from BrianZ:

Lift bracket is there, and it gets stuck right there at the entry. Only when the ball is hit soft. Bracket is not bent and sits flush.
Playfield angle is 2nd (+ a bit extra) line of the bubble. Think that is about 7 degrees or so.
I can increase the angle, but it shouldn't be needed
Quick update on my double ball load during lock. Figured it out. One of the lock switches (in the lane, there are two, right below the magnet), was returning very slowly. It was not popping back when activated. Instead very slowly coming back up. Must be a bug in the software, when this is activated under certain conditions, it ignores the shooter ball lane switch, then loading 2 balls. Replaced one of the bad lane lock switches, and no more problems (pic below of the switch I am discussing). [quoted image]

Regarding your double ball load issue...

So it was a shooter lane switch issue, but not the switch itself, but the row or column was being held closed by another switch in the tiger lock area. Those double lane switches are tough to align properly and even tougher to find a replacement. Two switches on one bracket seems to be too tight to me, but then again it works. Make sure the blades don't interact with each other. I've had my share of trouble with that tiger loop lock area...

While you were there, did you notice if that magnet post needs to be replaced due to mushrooming?

#2110 8 months ago
Quoted from Markharris2000:

So it was a shooter lane switch issue, but not the switch itself

he said it was not the shooter lane. he said it was one of the two switches on the ball lock having a gummed up micro button under the actuator arm.

I’ve had some problems with the middle ball position switch over the years. these switches are a bear to adjust because they really need to be tested for actuation with the playfield down, and with rolling real pinballs into the ball lock when checking actuation in switch edge test. this is very hard to do with the large plastic in place, so it’s best to do it when shopping the game for cleaning.

#2111 8 months ago
Quoted from Seatmandan:

he said it was not the shooter lane. he said it was one of the two switches on the ball lock having a gummed up micro button under the actuator arm.
I’ve had some problems with the middle ball position switch over the years. these switches are a bear to adjust because they really need to be tested for actuation with the playfield down, and with rolling real pinballs into the ball lock when checking actuation in switch edge test. this is very hard to do with the large plastic in place, so it’s best to do it when shopping the game for cleaning.

Bingo. In the end, I replaced the switch (and recycled the actuator arm). There was nothing that appeared to bind with the old switch, but its release from being actuated was very slow. So assuming something just got gummed up in the switch. I'm still surprised that the game would react this way, since the shooter lane switch was working fine, and could detect an existing ball in the lane.

#2112 8 months ago

Topper take 2! Arduino controlled leds below the sword to create a fire effect

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#2113 8 months ago
Quoted from etien:

Hello, just bougth a nice TOTAN, now I need to satisfy my urge to MOD
I was wondering if anyone ever bought the following mod for the sword launcher ? ( it looks cool )
https://pimpmypin.com/
The website looks awkward ( no price, unclear contact and so on ), so I am carefull.

I've emailed twice for over a week now, no response.
Another dead mod maker. I saw a 2013 date, i think they are long gone.

#2114 8 months ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

I've emailed twice for over a week now, no response.
Another dead mod maker. I saw a 2013 date, i think they are long gone.

I tried too. Same as you, no response.

#2115 8 months ago

Same here, sad. But the idea is good and should be reproductible

#2116 8 months ago

Wow i had not seen this mode before, I bet I can replicate it with an arduino and a strip of programmable LED’s actually looks fairly simple, but great a effect

#2117 8 months ago

Anyone need an awesome topper last one.

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#2118 8 months ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

I've emailed twice for over a week now, no response.
Another dead mod maker. I saw a 2013 date, i think they are long gone.

Update on shooter lane mod.
I finally heard back from seller. Its $139 shipped. He emails you back with paypal info.
Im still considering it. For the price it may be just as much to recreate it.

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#2119 7 months ago

Took awhile to hunt one down but I just joined
The club!

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#2120 7 months ago
Quoted from The_Pump_House:

Took awhile to hunt one down but I just joined
The club!
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Congrats! TOTAN is one of the best ever.

#2122 7 months ago

#TOTAN Yellow target switch puzzle. I want to install the correct target styles. There are two types: the "3D" target part A-18017-6 and the Flat oblong A-18530-6. The Upper playfield parts list on page 2-32 of the manual lists the 3D targets as being to the right of the ramp and to the right of the BAZAAR hole (so quantity 2). It lists the Flat targets as being behind each newton ball and the Genie standup (so quantity 3). However, on the switch location page, while it is consistent on the locations, it lists the number of the 3D targets as quantity 3. In nearly every TOTAN I've seen pictures of, including my own, (and on High End Pin restorations) the switches are reverse of this; the 3D targets are behind the Newton balls and the genie standup, and the ramp and BAZAAR targets are the flat type. So, TOTAN fans, which is correct? Is the manual wrong?
Thanks,
-gb

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#2123 7 months ago

Bazaar are the thin ones and genie Newton balls are 3D on mine.

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#2124 7 months ago
Quoted from toddsolus:

Bazaar are the thin ones and genie Newton balls are 3D on mine.

...Which is the correct way from games in the arcade back in the mid 90's

#2125 7 months ago
Quoted from gb:

So, TOTAN fans, which is correct? Is the manual wrong?

Games came from factory with 3D ones behind the newton balls

People over the years replaced the bazaar and ramp ones with the 3D b/c the reinr. ones didn't exist, and they took a beating better.

#2126 7 months ago

Let me now if you are interested in selling or trading TOTAN. Players, project, any condition fine. thank you.

#2127 7 months ago

Last topper up for grabs!

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#2128 7 months ago

Are the two rubber rings in the back right corner of the playfield by the pop bumpers (one in the notch in the backboard, the other on the right side) supposed to be 2-1/2 inches or 2-3/4 inches?

#2129 7 months ago

Another fireballed and led eyed genie for a fellow pinsider.Nice work on the paint Markharris2000

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#2130 7 months ago

Man, that genie has a serious physique. Dude is ripped.

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#2131 6 months ago

Hey folks any suggestions on how to prevent this ? The ball gets stuck on really soft plunges.

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#2132 6 months ago
Quoted from Soulrider911:

Hey folks any suggestions on how to prevent this ? The ball gets stuck on really soft plunges.
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You may be able to slightly tilt/angle the scitar sword from underneath to slightly reduce the amount of space between the sword and the acrylic center piece. It wouldn't take that much of an angle change to close that space and probably eliminate the ball wanting to wedge itself as you show. Could be as simple as putting a couple of washers under the playfiueld to tilt it a bit and then tighten it down.

#2133 6 months ago

Let me know if you have any interest in selling or trading TOTAN. Any condition is fine. Thank you!

#2134 6 months ago
Quoted from Dan1733:

Let me know if you have any interest in selling or trading TOTAN. Any condition is fine. Thank you!

When I’m dead. My dumb family will probably sell it for cheap

#2135 6 months ago
Quoted from thechakapakuni:

When I’m dead. My dumb family will probably sell it for cheap

My last words will be “Don’t take less than $6500.”

#2136 6 months ago

I am back in. Just picked this one up last night. I will be restoring the cabinet.

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#2137 6 months ago
Quoted from whthrs166:

I am back in. Just picked this one up last night. I will be restoring the cabinet.
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Congrats! How did you find it? I've been looking for a TOTAN to restore. I had a beautiful one I was forced to sell in 2009. I'm finishing up my STTNG and want to find a TOTAN to replace the one I had. I miss it big time.

#2138 6 months ago
Quoted from jazc4:

Congrats! How did you find it? I've been looking for a TOTAN to restore. I had a beautiful one I was forced to sell in 2009. I'm finishing up my STTNG and want to find a TOTAN to replace the one I had. I miss it big time.

I got lucky. The prior owner put it on Denver Craig's List. I was able to get to it first with the help of a friend. I restored one a few years ago and let it go with most of my collection at the time to generate some $$ for finishing my house. I have slowly built back most of my collection with better machines. This one is in much better original condition then the one I had.

#2139 6 months ago

After owning one for 20+ years, I sold mine last summer for $9500 in pristine condition. I though I was over it, but I have a sense I will end up back in the club at some point soon. TOTAN is an amazing machine.

#2140 6 months ago

My first LED conversion I am still digging it .

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#2141 6 months ago
Quoted from RobKnapp:

My first LED conversion I

Looks great! One thing on this new game I just bought that looks good is a spot light with a blue LED right at the Genie. It brightens up that dark area nicely.

#2142 6 months ago
Quoted from Markharris2000:

After owning one for 20+ years, I sold mine last summer for $9500 in pristine condition. I though I was over it, but I have a sense I will end up back in the club at some point soon. TOTAN is an amazing machine.

I feel your pain! or at least I did right before finally having the chance at getting another game. This machine was built in Waukegan Ill. I was born there. There is not much to Waukegan, But it adds a bit of cool trivia for me. Finding one of these is harder now than an original AFM. I know there is always the remake threa,t but after the MBr debacle, that threat seems to be less and less as time goes on. (just my opinion)

#2143 6 months ago

For those a that have bought Playfields. How are CPR screened gold vs new digital printed vs Mirco. Seems like those are the 3 out there

#2144 6 months ago

Installing front decal now. The metal protector is one to use.

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#2145 6 months ago

I'm putting a skill shot side plastic on a game that never had one. What size rivets do I need to attach it to the bracket? 1/8" x 1/8" maybe? My local Ace doesn't have anything short enough.

#2146 6 months ago

Before and after shots man what a difference!

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#2147 6 months ago
Quoted from whthrs166:

Before and after shots man what a difference!
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Looks great! RADCALS?

#2148 6 months ago

Great job, looks like decals! ?

#2149 6 months ago

Man that was quick! Looks awesome. Can't wait to see what's next.

#2150 6 months ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

Looks great! RADCALS?

They are decals but they are not like the originals in that they have texture, especially on the Genie and The Girl on the back box. The black portion of the artwork seems to match the black on the cabinet better. (if that make sense) The decals came with the game. I did not ask the previous owner where they came from. I did one these five years ago with the ones from Phoenix Arcade (the really nice ones before PPS). They looked and felt like these.

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