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Transformers Club

By TheFamilyArcade

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#1101 63 days ago

Here is a straight on shot. Again, sorry if it doesn't help but maybe it will help..

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#1102 63 days ago
Quoted from Looprunner:

Joined the club this weekend. Fantastic game! Has anyone made a good sound package for this game in the past?

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#1103 63 days ago
Quoted from JMitchell147:

Sorry, didn't get back into this thread for a few days.

Your last pics gave me a good idea of what you are looking at. Unfortunately mine is an LE and the ramp sits a bit different. The ramp isn't connected to the guides, but mine doesn't have holes for the posts you put in. The guides look the same as yours further up, just the front piece looks different. Sorry, this probably doesn't help much but hopefully a bit. I have more pics of the area if needed, but not sure they'll help.

Thanks. I think I've got a pretty good sense of what's going on there now. I'll probably worry more about it later if/when I do a full topside teardown.

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#1104 10 days ago

Hey everyone, got some time to work on my machines, and wanted to finally install my Cliffy set for the LE. Can anyone who has personally done it on this title, help me identify where a couple of pieces go please?

Megatron, All Spark, and two of the three shooter lane protectors, I know where they go. Any tips/suggestions of what others ran into, would be greatly appreciated.

Started a separate topic, as a search didn’t bring up results covering this. Thanks in advance!

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/cliffy-install-transformers-le-stern

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#1105 10 days ago
Quoted from SterlingRush:

Hey everyone, got some time to work on my machines, and wanted to finally install my Cliffy set for the LE. Can anyone who has personally done it on this title, help me identify where a couple of pieces go please?
Megatron, All Spark, and two of the three shooter lane protectors, I know where they go. Any tips/suggestions of what others ran into, would be greatly appreciated.
Started a separate topic, as a search didn’t bring up results covering this. Thanks in advance!
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/cliffy-install-transformers-le-stern[quoted image]

On the Megatron scoop, I would cut the cliffy where the ball drops in from the rear.

I did that on mine. I wish cliffy made it that way from the start, but it is what it is.

The small 3 edge square goes in the all spark kick out.

#1106 10 days ago
Quoted from Trekkie1978:

On the Megatron scoop, I would cut the cliffy where the ball drops in from the rear.
I did that on mine. I wish cliffy made it that way from the start, but it is what it is.
The small 3 edge square goes in the all spark kick out.

Agree. The cliffy for the megatron scoop caused ball hangups on the back side where the ball falls in from the backside. The ball just doesnt have the momentum to make it over the cliffy.
I tried layers of mylar to ramp up over it. But nothing worked. I just cut that part out and solved the problem. The backside will not have protection. But trade off for no ball hangups is worth it.

#1107 10 days ago

So cut this side out? Just verifying.

I appreciate the tips.

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#1108 10 days ago
Quoted from Rickwh:

Agree. The cliffy for the megatron scoop caused ball hangups on the back side where the ball falls in from the backside. The ball just doesnt have the momentum to make it over the cliffy.
I tried layers of mylar to ramp up over it. But nothing worked. I just cut that part out and solved the problem. The backside will not have protection. But trade off for no ball hangups is worth it.

Like you said, that ball isn't rolling fast enough to hop over the cliffy, I doubt with how slow it rolls that it will cause any damage. Especially, when you consider that it's in a home environment.

#1109 10 days ago
Quoted from SterlingRush:

So cut this side out? Just verifying.
I appreciate the tips.
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When you have the Magatron opened up for the cliffy, you'll see exactly where it needs to be cut. I'll see if I can grab a photo of mine later.

#1110 10 days ago
Quoted from Trekkie1978:

When you have the Magatron opened up for the cliffy, you'll see exactly where it needs to be cut. I'll see if I can grab a photo of mine later.

I appreciate it, thank you. Hoping to carve out a few hours tomorrow to do this, clean and replace rubbers while I’m in there.

#1111 10 days ago
Quoted from SterlingRush:

I appreciate it, thank you. Hoping to carve out a few hours tomorrow to do this, clean and replace rubbers while I’m in there.

I don't think it will take that long.

There isn't that many rubbers in the game. The cliffy's go on quickly.

I would clean back in that area too while you have things off the game.

#1112 9 days ago

Well, managed to get Cliffys in for Megatron and All Spark areas, still working on cleaning and replacing the rubbers. I’ll have to find another day to finish, so disregard in pics below

For future reference, with the suggestions above, this is what I did for the Megatron Cliffy. I did set it in there first to examine and mark my cut points, and noticed right away, the Cliffy would be bending upward, right where the ball would want to drop in on the backside. So definitely a no go for leaving it as is.

Marked my points, got out my Dremel and workbench vise, and finished with a light filing of the cut edges, so that it wouldn’t mar the playfield once installed.

Also before installing, I placed Hard As Nails clear onto the exposed wood, to help protect from future damage.

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#1113 8 days ago

Alright TF experts, could be because I’m tired, just went back to work on mine, and am puzzled on a few things.

TF LE combo:

Biggest one, WTF was Stern thinking, with stacking plastics, with 2-3 loose spacers in between, held together by one screw/bolt, and no easy way to get/grab any of it for removal or installing? Right ramp feed out of the mini playfield for example. I wanted to get further on this tonight, but realizing I’m not in the mind set to deal with that sh*t storm.

So main questions, what are the best ways to remove the ramp, mini playfield, and plastics on the right side?

Also, best way to remove or get under Starscream, top left corner?

Any other hurdles to worry about, when trying to clean and re-rubber?

Out of the list of machines I’ve worked on, this one has become the biggest pain in the ass to figure out. I have to be missing something, just not seeing it right now.

Thank you to any and all for advice and suggestions. Just not finding much info, of others dealing with these headaches on this machine.

#1114 8 days ago
Quoted from SterlingRush:

Alright TF experts, could be because I’m tired, just went back to work on mine, and am puzzled on a few things.
TF LE combo:
Biggest one, WTF was Stern thinking, with stacking plastics, with 2-3 loose spacers in between, held together by one screw/bolt, and no easy way to get/grab any of it for removal or installing? Right ramp feed out of the mini playfield for example. I wanted to get further on this tonight, but realizing I’m not in the mind set to deal with that sh*t storm.
So main questions, what are the best ways to remove the ramp, mini playfield, and plastics on the right side?
Also, best way to remove or get under Starscream, top left corner?
Any other hurdles to worry about, when trying to clean and re-rubber?
Out of the list of machines I’ve worked on, this one has become the biggest pain in the ass to figure out. I have to be missing something, just not seeing it right now.
Thank you to any and all for advice and suggestions. Just not finding much info, of others dealing with these headaches on this machine.

Starscream is a bitch. It has a set screw all the way on the left side. In order to really get to it, you need to lift the back of the playfield up. He will pop right off….then setting the set screw again sucks.

#1115 8 days ago

Have a brand new official Stern Transformers LE update kit for sale. I don’t think theses are available anymore.

This is to prevent air balls from Megatron drop target and some other things. (See pics)

$50 plus $10 to ship in the US.

Pm if interested.

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#1116 8 days ago

Have a very nice Optimus Prime beach towel to drape over your machine. 50” x 30”

$30 shipped in the US

Pm if interested.

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