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Twilight Zone Owner's club

By Caucasian2Step

9 years ago


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#13401 21 days ago

This TZ met Hurricane Ian straight on

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#13403 21 days ago

TZ has a pretty large BoM, is a widebody and they would need to pay licensing costs. Seems like TOTAN, TOM or CV would make more sense as they are in equal demand.

#13404 21 days ago
#13405 21 days ago
Quoted from Coyote:

I laughed when I saw the clock's hour hand off. Idiots.

Why are they idiots?

#13406 21 days ago
Quoted from Tiltbob:

Why are they idiots?

Maybe 'idiots' is too strong.
If you're going to have an A+ lookin' machine, follow the steps in the manual and get the clock looking good.

#13407 21 days ago

I guess I’m an idiot too

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#13408 21 days ago

Fix it! Should look perfect.

#13409 21 days ago
Quoted from Tiltbob:

I guess I’m an idiot too[quoted image]

Me three! How do we fix it? It is only off a tiny bit so it must be minor. I hope!

#13410 20 days ago
Quoted from jid:

Me three! How do we fix it? It is only off a tiny bit so it must be minor. I hope!

Yeah, okay -
When the hour hand isn't dead on the hour, it means that the cluster gears weren't lined up (properly, or at all) wen the clock was reassembled.
Go to page 1-51 (pdf page 59) of the manual, pay close attention to steps #4, #5, and #6. This is where the alignment comes into play.

Depending on the number of teeth gears you get off drastically offset the hour (relatively speaking) hand, and subsequently the hour opto interrupter. In your example, the gears were just off by a couple teeth. In the article above, they put a gear on 180-degrees backwards. (I recognize this, because I've been there..! )

#13411 19 days ago

Weird TZ question. When my diverter magnet drops the ball onto the lane by the upper left flipper, the entire upper playfield shakes. Is this normal or are there some bolts I need to tighten?

I can’t remember if it has always been that way (only owned this game for 2 years) but I’ve definitely been noticing it lately.

Thank you!!

#13412 19 days ago
Quoted from jid:

Weird TZ question. When my diverter magnet drops the ball onto the lane by the upper left flipper, the entire upper playfield shakes. Is this normal or are there some bolts I need to tighten?
I can’t remember if it has always been that way (only owned this game for 2 years) but I’ve definitely been noticing it lately.
Thank you!!

No, you have something loose.
Check:
- The screw holding the metal ramp to the post to the left of the main ramp entrance.
- The screw holding the metal ramp to the power playfield (up under the 'street light')
- The hex screws holding the power field to the wood rail on the outside of the playfield. There's the read metal frame bracket, and the front one opposite the adjusting spring mount.
- The adjustable spring mount is secure.

That's about it.

#13413 19 days ago
Quoted from Coyote:

No, you have something loose.
Check:
- The screw holding the metal ramp to the post to the left of the main ramp entrance.
- The screw holding the metal ramp to the power playfield (up under the 'street light')
- The hex screws holding the power field to the wood rail on the outside of the playfield. There's the read metal frame bracket, and the front one opposite the adjusting spring mount.
- The adjustable spring mount is secure.
That's about it.

Will check it out and report back! Thank you so much!

#13414 19 days ago
Quoted from Coyote:

No, you have something loose.
Check:
- The screw holding the metal ramp to the post to the left of the main ramp entrance.
- The screw holding the metal ramp to the power playfield (up under the 'street light')
- The hex screws holding the power field to the wood rail on the outside of the playfield. There's the read metal frame bracket, and the front one opposite the adjusting spring mount.
- The adjustable spring mount is secure.
That's about it.

Is there supposed to be a screw or something right here? This is the entry to the upper playfield.

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#13415 19 days ago

yes, sorry about the bad pic

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#13416 19 days ago
Quoted from slochar:

yes, sorry about the bad pic[quoted image]

Good enough to show me I am missing a screw! Looks like pretty much any screw will do. I guess it hasn’t been there in a while since there is so much dust on that. Thank you all! I’ll find something that works!

#13417 19 days ago

it's going to be one of 6-32, 8-32, or 10-32 screws.

#13418 19 days ago

What slochar says. Heh!
I THINK it's a 10-32, tho I admit I haven't had to replace that one (in a looong while..)

#13419 19 days ago
Quoted from Coyote:

What slochar says. Heh!
I THINK it's a 10-32, tho I admit I haven't had to replace that one (in a looong while..)

Edit: It's a 8-32 1/2"

#13420 19 days ago
Quoted from Plante886:

I believe it's a 6-32 1/2" or 3/4"

I thought it was a larger size, but I'll take your word on it. (Again, it's been a while since I've had it out..!)

#13421 19 days ago

It's easy enough to remove that wireform and right ramp, I'd take the thing off and take it with you to a hardware store to match up the screw with the hole it goes into. I'm fairly certain it's a sheet metal screw, not a wood screw, and it's best to not strip it out with something that's wrong for it. Taking it with you will allow you to try out as many screws as you want until you find the right size, thread pitch, and length to properly replace he screw.

#13422 18 days ago
Quoted from Coyote:

I thought it was a larger size, but I'll take your word on it. (Again, it's been a while since I've had it out..!)

You were right it's 8-32 1/2" keps 4008-01003-08

#13423 18 days ago
Quoted from Plante886:

You were right it's 8-32 1/2" keps 4008-01003-08

Bought an 8-32 and should have checked first. It must be stripped out on my machine (hence the missing screw) as that doesn’t grab any threads. More screws for the parts bin!

#13424 18 days ago
Quoted from jid:

Bought an 8-32 and should have checked first. It must be stripped out on my machine (hence the missing screw) as that doesn’t grab any threads. More screws for the parts bin!

Maybe tap it or go 10-32.... probably a way to hack something in there so that you get it secure.

#13425 18 days ago
Quoted from jid:

Bought an 8-32 and should have checked first. It must be stripped out on my machine (hence the missing screw) as that doesn’t grab any threads. More screws for the parts bin!

pretty sure thats an 8-32...retap the hole...

#13426 17 days ago

Fairly sure it's a sheetmetal screw you should be looking for as I don't remember there being a captured nut in there and the piece that it screws into is just a thick piece of metal. That means that it's not a coarse or a fine bolt as the piece isn't threaded, it's literally just a sheetmetal screw.

#13427 16 days ago
Quoted from Miguel351:

Fairly sure it's a sheetmetal screw you should be looking for as I don't remember there being a captured nut in there and the piece that it screws into is just a thick piece of metal. That means that it's not a coarse or a fine bolt as the piece isn't threaded, it's literally just a sheetmetal screw.

No definitely a machine screw...and pretty sure its an 8-32 x 1/2...you put a sheet metal screw in there...and you will have a stripped out hole for sure..

#13428 16 days ago

It's 8-32:

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#13429 15 days ago
Quoted from Miguel351:

Fairly sure it's a sheetmetal screw you should be looking for as I don't remember there being a captured nut in there and the piece that it screws into is just a thick piece of metal. That means that it's not a coarse or a fine bolt as the piece isn't threaded, it's literally just a sheetmetal screw.

Quoted from monkfe:

No definitely a machine screw...and pretty sure its an 8-32 x 1/2...you put a sheet metal screw in there...and you will have a stripped out hole for sure..

Thanks for confirming that. I've got parts all over the top of mine from one of my other games so I couldn't get into it and check it to be sure.

Now I'm really curious as to which one I was thinking of...

#13430 15 days ago

Can somebody say where these plastics should be mounted?

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#13431 15 days ago
Quoted from usul27:

It's 8-32:[quoted image]

Mine is definitely stripped. Can I put a washer and a lock nut on the bottom or will that be an issue? I can’t remember what is directly below that.

#13432 15 days ago

Holy hell, I haven't seen those in 20+ years. One of them - either the second or third - goes on top of the shooter/autofire lane gate.

The others, I can't even say. They weren't shipped with sample games, so my game never had them...

#13433 15 days ago
Quoted from jid:

Mine is definitely stripped. Can I put a washer and a lock nut on the bottom or will that be an issue? I can’t remember what is directly below that.

The hitchiker passageway. It MAY be tight - but more importantly, it'd be difficult as heck to remove with the powerfield all mounted up in place...

#13434 15 days ago
Quoted from Coyote:

The hitchiker passageway. It MAY be tight - but more importantly, it'd be difficult as heck to remove with the powerfield all mounted up in place...

I’ll take another look. Good call on the hitchhiker. I will probably just need to tap it. If it will tap.

Will take another look momentarily…

#13435 15 days ago
Quoted from jid:

Mine is definitely stripped. Can I put a washer and a lock nut on the bottom or will that be an issue? I can’t remember what is directly below that.

not really as the nut would be under the playfield (mini). I don't think you'd be able to put a wrench on it(but I haven't looked )....Have you just tried re-tapping the hole? easy enough

#13436 15 days ago

Embarrassed but happy…. All fixed!

The 8-32 fit perfectly when I put a little pressure on the ramp from the bottom. And aligned the hole.

8-32 is absolutely it! You guys rock!

Can’t wait to test to see how much less shake I have!

Thank you all!!

#13437 15 days ago

Finally getting around to rad cals. They’ve been lying here for 2-3 years . Bout time. Looks fantastic.

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#13438 15 days ago

Looks great! What type of cabinet prep did you do?

#13439 15 days ago
Quoted from PolePosition:

Looks great! What type of cabinet prep did you do?

Thanks! Just some novus 1 sprayed and wiped down. It’s what I had lying around but it did the job.

#13440 14 days ago

It looks like a Dredd topper on a Twilight Zone. ???

#13441 14 days ago
Quoted from Scoot:

It looks like a Dredd topper on a Twilight Zone. ???

Figured the extra topper would be better off there than in storage

#13442 13 days ago

Yo, was wondering if anyone has ever bought a CPR speaker skin for their TZ?
https://classicplayfields.com/shop/pinball-speaker-skins/twilightzone/

Out of thousands of TZ pics on Pinside I haven't been able to find a single picture of it...maybe that speaks for itself. Looks kind of nice, but before buying I was wondering if anyone out there had a picture of their machine with this thing on it. Thanks in advance!

#13443 7 days ago

If anyone is looking for a nice original ramp, I just posted this in the marketplace.

https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/150602

#13444 6 days ago
Quoted from usul27:

Can somebody say where these plastics should be mounted?[quoted image]

Some of the pieces look like leftover clears from Funhouse.
You can see the pop corn shapes.

#13445 6 days ago
Quoted from clyde_newman:

Yo, was wondering if anyone has ever bought a CPR speaker skin for their TZ?
https://classicplayfields.com/shop/pinball-speaker-skins/twilightzone/
Out of thousands of TZ pics on Pinside I haven't been able to find a single picture of it...maybe that speaks for itself. Looks kind of nice, but before buying I was wondering if anyone out there had a picture of their machine with this thing on it. Thanks in advance!

If you buy it, please post pics! We all want to see it and hear how it fits!

#13446 6 days ago
Quoted from vec-tor:

Some of the pieces look like leftover clears from Funhouse.
You can see the pop corn shapes.

All of them are for TZ.
The part number 31-1765 prefix belongs to TZ playfield plastics. It's in the parts list.

#13447 6 days ago
Quoted from Davi:

All of them are for TZ.
The part number 31-1765 prefix belongs to TZ playfield plastics. It's in the parts list.

Yes, you are correct. However, Funhouse also has the same corny odd shapes too.
I believe Pat Lawlor designed both Funhouse and TZ games so it wouldn't pass me that
some of the shapes could have a popcorn style shape in the mix; Kind of like
a clear "Easter Eggs".

#13448 5 days ago

I have a really nice TZ. My one complaint is the translite reflection on the glass. I do have complete led's which are bright. Will the mirrored backglass help with the reflection?
thanks

Quoted from Pinkitten:

My mirrored backglass arrived safely, despite shipping. Box was pretty chewed up and wet. But the packing by CPR is respectable for sure. The glass is thick, thicker than the stock glass and translite. So putting the plastic trim/channels on it wasn’t easy. But it looks great to me!
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#13449 5 days ago
Quoted from driller:

I have a really nice TZ. My one complaint is the translite reflection on the glass. I do have complete led's which are bright. Will the mirrored backglass help with the reflection?
thanks

Get your self a piece of Voo Doo glass for it. It will cut down on the reflection

#13450 5 days ago
Quoted from driller:

I have a really nice TZ. My one complaint is the translite reflection on the glass. I do have complete led's which are bright. Will the mirrored backglass help with the reflection?
thanks

This will block out the DMD
http://bentplastic.com/index.html

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