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Twilight Zone Owner's club


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5 years ago



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#851 4 years ago
Quoted from ryanwanger:

What I meant is that the left one is entirely different. It should say: "Defeat the power by shooting the ball thru top of pyramid". Like this: http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/A-16416-2

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#852 4 years ago
Quoted from ryanwanger:

What I meant is that the left one is entirely different. It should say: "Defeat the power by shooting the ball thru top of pyramid". Like this: http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/A-16416-2

I must have spaced out when I ordered it. Funnier thing is that I didn't even notice it. Anyone need a brand new manga flip sign?

#853 4 years ago
Quoted from Lermods:

I must have spaced out when I ordered it. Funnier thing is that I didn't even notice it. Anyone need a brand new manga flip sign?

The sad part is that I just bought one last week and installed it. That's why I noticed!

#854 4 years ago

Sold my TZ to buy an upgraded TZ
New clear coated PF, Invisy glass, Metal led apron, mods galore, all chrome side rails door etc, pin sound sub woofer upgraded speakers, the works. I love him.

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#855 4 years ago

What the hell is up with the apron?

#858 4 years ago

Man, I simply do not get the current mod-crazy pinball culture. Guess I'm just a purist...or just old.

#859 4 years ago
Quoted from JohnnyHK:

Man, I simply do not get the current mod-crazy pinball culture. Guess I'm just a purist...or just old.

Sometimes less is more! I defnitely feel that when it comes to the TZ.

#860 4 years ago
Quoted from JohnnyHK:

Man, I simply do not get the current mod-crazy pinball culture. Guess I'm just a purist...or just old.

a little of both

I enjoy blinging some things but then also enjoy leaving others completely stock.

#861 4 years ago

Those guys have some pretty outrageous prices.

Quoted from JohnnyHK:

Man, I simply do not get the current mod-crazy pinball culture. Guess I'm just a purist...or just old.

I like mods, pinball is all about bells and whistles. TZ is one of those games that seems made for mods, some are better than others. Personal taste.

#862 4 years ago
Quoted from Lermods:

Those guys have some pretty outrageous prices.

I think that's the case with all the mod sellers....

Anyway, Pinball Decals' quality are very good, and Joey is an extremely nice pinball fellow!

#863 4 years ago

I don't like to pimp out the game too much because I like the original look. I do believe however that the gumballs, magnet diverter, and piano is a must. Other than that, it can be a little overbearing but to each it's own.

#864 4 years ago

Oh TZ is made for mods.. The best mods actually

#865 4 years ago

Edit: Life is short. Using screws. Want to play the game already. Just found out I'm out of 1-1/4" white rubbers. Life is pain.

Has anyone ever riveted the TZ signs back onto the Great Lakes Modular switch kit? I bought a Pinrestore press for the job only to learn that I had wasted $200 because the PCB is vertically in the way of the hole so there's very little clearance for a tool to press the back of the rivet. The website shows screws in the example picture so I guess he didn't do it properly either.

Will one of those squeeze type tools work? It looks like no, because I would need the faces reversed to fit.

These stupid rivets have been holding me up from finishing my mini playfield for weeks now

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#866 4 years ago
Quoted from DefaultGen:

Edit: Life is short. Using screws. Want to play the game already. Just found out I'm out of 1-1/4" white rubbers. Life is pain.
Has anyone ever riveted the TZ signs back onto the Great Lakes Modular switch kit? I bought a Pinrestore press for the job only to learn that I had wasted $200 because the PCB is vertically in the way of the hole so there's very little clearance for a tool to press the back of the rivet. The website shows screws in the example picture so I guess he didn't do it properly either.
Will one of those squeeze type tools work? It looks like no, because I would need the faces reversed to fit.
These stupid rivets have been holding me up from finishing my mini playfield for weeks now
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I used pop rivets on mine and they worked great. Just be sure to use aluminum rivets so you don't break the plastics.

#867 4 years ago
Quoted from fiberdude120:

I used pop rivets on mine and they worked great. Just be sure to use aluminum rivets so you don't break the plastics.

Thats what I did as well, works like a charm

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#868 4 years ago
Quoted from DefaultGen:

Has anyone ever riveted the TZ signs back onto the Great Lakes Modular switch kit? I bought a Pinrestore press for the job only to learn that I had wasted $200 because the PCB is vertically in the way of the hole so there's very little clearance for a tool to press the back of the rivet. The website shows screws in the example picture so I guess he didn't do it properly either.
Will one of those squeeze type tools work? It looks like no, because I would need the faces reversed to fit.
These stupid rivets have been holding me up from finishing my mini playfield for weeks now
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I used button head fasteners that I saw someone suggest somewhere. They look about the same as the pop rivets, but are removable. I have a few extra if you would like me to send you some (although you will have to wait a week since I am headed out the door to catch a plane now).

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#869 4 years ago

Both of my flippers on the right side of my TZ occasionally cut out. I looked but my game has no flipper optos and the coils look new. I'm starting to think its the fliptronic 2 board. Has anyone had a similar problem with their machine?

#870 4 years ago
Quoted from SuperPinball:

Both of my flippers on the right side of my TZ occasionally cut out. I looked but my game has no flipper optos and the coils look new. I'm starting to think its the fliptronic 2 board. Has anyone had a similar problem with their machine?

What rom you running? There is also a option for low line voltage which can cause them to cut out if its on .

#871 4 years ago

I have the latest rom installed, I will look for the low line voltage, but wouldn't it affect both sides?Anyways I will check that, thanks.

#872 4 years ago
Quoted from SuperPinball:

I looked but my game has no flipper optos and the coils look new.

Did you mean to say "new flipper optos"? Or does yours have actual leaf switches?

#873 4 years ago
Quoted from SuperPinball:

I have the latest rom installed, I will look for the low line voltage, but wouldn't it affect both sides?Anyways I will check that, thanks.

I heard of different flippers being effected so not sure

#874 4 years ago
Quoted from Miguel351:

Did you mean to say "new flipper optos"? Or does yours have actual leaf switches?

actual leaf switches

#875 4 years ago

The next time they fail, go into switch edge test and see if both of the leaf switches are even registering. Also, check the wires where they plug back into the main harness(if memory serves me correctly) to check to see if one of those wires is loose at all.

Gotta start at the easy stuff, which I'm good at!

#876 4 years ago
Quoted from Miguel351:

Gotta start at the easy stuff, which I'm good at!

sounds like good advice.

#877 4 years ago
Quoted from SuperPinball:

Both of my flippers on the right side of my TZ occasionally cut out. I looked but my game has no flipper optos and the coils look new. I'm starting to think its the fliptronic 2 board. Has anyone had a similar problem with their machine?

I had an issue with mine where the upper right flipper would flutter for seemingly no reason. Got a new fliptronics board and it solved the problem. I wonder if I can just stick that board with the flutter into a 2 flipper game without issues?

#878 4 years ago
Quoted from ryanwanger:

I wonder if I can just stick that board with the flutter into a 2 flipper game without issues?

Theoretically It seems plausible but Rottendog Fliptronic boards are only $75 so probably not worth the effort.

#879 4 years ago

I had weak flipper issues and switched the boards at the lower flippers and it corrected the problem. Not sure why, but it did.

#880 4 years ago
Quoted from Lermods:

I had weak flipper issues and switched the boards at the lower flippers and it corrected the problem. Not sure why, but it did.

The Fliptronic II board or the Flipper opto boards?

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#882 4 years ago

No posts in 2 weeks in the best club, someone buy a CQ machine and post pics to drool over or something. I'm cleaning really dirty inserts, feels so good.

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#883 4 years ago

I joined the club again yesterday for the 4th time... My TZ history goes like this:

1st game sold to PAPA - Destroyed in the flood
2nd game traded to a friend for 2 Rush the Rock driving games
3rd game traded for a Guns & Roses

Must be the Pinball God(s) telling me that I'm destined to own one! I traded my IMVE for this beauty! The cabinet, playfield, boards, etc.. are mint! Needs a good cleaning and rebuilt flippers, but that's about it!

Rob Bell
Robsgameroom.com

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#884 4 years ago

Here's a pic, and a test for folks -
Can you find the one insert that's not correct, or has something wrong to it?
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..It shouldn't be TOO hard.. And it's not the Lock - that's green.

#885 4 years ago

So..... lots of used clock boards for sale on ebay.... wonder why's that!

#886 4 years ago

Are the connectors supposed to stick way out of the Ingo board? I'm not sure if I have room to put in the PinballMod piano mod. Are there install instructions for that piano? I'm supposed to unscrew the bulb sockets, right?

New vs old:

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#887 4 years ago

I have a different Piano mod from another pinside member who makes these and I had to unscrew the lights in order to get the Piano mod to fit. That's how it was designed. I'm sure it's probably the same with the mod you have as well.

#888 4 years ago
Quoted from DefaultGen:

No posts in 2 weeks in the best club, someone buy a CQ machine and post pics to drool over or something. I'm cleaning really dirty inserts, feels so good.

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#889 4 years ago
Quoted from Coyote:

Here's a pic, and a test for folks -
Can you find the one insert that's not correct, or has something wrong to it?
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..It shouldn't be TOO hard.. And it's not the Lock - that's green.

Hard to see everything clearly, but the second word in the Dead End insert does not look like the word "End" to me.

#890 4 years ago
Quoted from Coyote:

Here's a pic, and a test for folks -
Can you find the one insert that's not correct, or has something wrong to it?
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..It shouldn't be TOO hard.. And it's not the Lock - that's green.

Yea the pic is hard to really tell anything but the shoot again maybe?

#891 4 years ago

After owning the machine for 17 years.. i finally installed the gumball flashers in the doorpanel

#892 4 years ago

I upgraded the powerfield with cold white LEDs under the star posts.
Added warm white LEDs behind the two signs.
GLM switches.
Clear lexan cover under the playfield
Blue LED under playfield that shines on the Hitchhiker guy.
Ehhh... and a some more things I forgot right now.

Replaced translite glass with bestofpinball anti-glare sheet, behind a next gen translite and NoFlix LEDs.
Also a RGB LED strip behind Rod Sterling, it looks freakin awesome but could not get the awesomeness on the picture though.

One bummer of the the awesome translite is the extreme glare on the playfield glass
(got anti glare filter on the DMD btw)

Hmmm... how can I fix this Translite glare on my playfield glass?
Don't want to dim the light of the backbox...

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#893 4 years ago
Quoted from DefaultGen:

Are the connectors supposed to stick way out of the Ingo board? I'm not sure if I have room to put in the PinballMod piano mod. Are there install instructions for that piano? I'm supposed to unscrew the bulb sockets, right?
New vs old:
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Not sure which piano mod you have, but I have ingos board and a piano mod with no fit issues so it should work for you.

#894 4 years ago
Quoted from ryanwanger:

Hard to see everything clearly, but the second word in the Dead End insert does not look like the word "End" to me.

Quoted from bigd1979:

Yea the pic is hard to really tell anything but the shoot again maybe?

Sorry for the pic quality - it was taken while the field was being cleared. I posted a better picture below, and you should see it *right* away. The 'End' looks like that because when this field was printed, the black was too thick - it's a lot thicker than other playfields I've seen. Some finer/smaller letters are kind of run-together.

Quoted from DavidPinballWizz:

After owning the machine for 17 years.. i finally installed the gumball flashers in the doorpanel

When I got my game in '95, I was looking through the manual on a plane trip from London to the US (end of vacation), and noticed a part number for a 'two flasher board'. On a whim, I called up my distributor and ordered it. When it arrived, I thought that was cool and plugged it in. (I have a sample game, so the plug for the flashers was already there.)

Look on the *ahem* right side of the playfield.
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#895 4 years ago
Quoted from Invader:

Blue LED under playfield that shines on the Hitchhiker guy.

I'm NOT a big LED guy, and like colored GI's even less.

However, I DO like how the hitchiker is lit up, and could seriously consider that. What LED did you use there?

#896 4 years ago

Spiral is missing!

#897 4 years ago
Quoted from Coyote:

I'm NOT a big LED guy, and like colored GI's even less.
However, I DO like how the hitchiker is lit up, and could seriously consider that. What LED did you use there?

I've used this LED:
http://www.pinballcenter.eu/catalog/t10-noflix-plus-blue-superflux-p-399.html?language=english
LED is soldered on two extended wires, so you can bend it the way you like

#898 4 years ago
Quoted from Coyote:

Spiral is missing!

Yup. Hah, said it was easy. Back when the game was delivered to our Arcade, the insert still had 'Gumball' on it. The tech that WMS sent down to get readings and make changes scraped the 'Gumball' off, and then realized he forgot the 'Spiral' decal to install. He asked me if he could mail it to us, and said that we could put it on.

We never got it, so I left the insert blank. When the game finally made it to my home, I figured it was a neat enough piece of history that when HEP worked on the playfield (that picture there is from him), I asked him to leave it blank, but clearcoat over it to protect it. (Before, since it was scraped off, it was rough..)

#899 4 years ago

defaultgen-
did you figure out a solution to making the piano mod fit? I also have the "Laretrotienda" piano and the Ingo clock board... Thinking of maybe taking a dremel tool to carve some of the back out..

#900 4 years ago
Quoted from Bowlingpin:

defaultgen-
did you figure out a solution to making the piano mod fit? I also have the "Laretrotienda" piano and the Ingo clock board... Thinking of maybe taking a dremel tool to carve some of the back out..

I also got the Ingo board and the Laretrotienda piano

It doesn't fit perfectly without modification.
There's a gap between the clock (in front of the right bottom screw) and the top of the piano.
It's stays firm enough under the clock though, so I left it this way.

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