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"Welcome to the Circus!" - CV Club for Owners, Fans


By Dbaum88

5 years ago



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#951 9 days ago
Quoted from partyguy1516:

Going to instal my new ringmaster kit. How do I remove the top plate? Is my screw just mangled? If so will I have to drill it out?[quoted image]

Cut a line through it with a dremel and small cut off disc then use a flathead screwdriver to back it out?

#952 9 days ago
Quoted from rrosenhouse:

Still looking for part number 04-10253-1. That's the elusive guard-ball guide with blue bumper pad kit. Anyone have one to sell, or willing to fabricate one?

Get the 04-10253 and modify it. I did it in my CV. Just drill a new hole in the new part.

#953 9 days ago
Quoted from partyguy1516:

If so will I have to drill it out?

Not necessarily, If you have a Dremel with a carbide blade you can cut a slot in the screw. Then use a standard slot screwdriver to remove it.

#954 9 days ago

Is a replacement available? Looks like a special screw. Additionally is there a guide to removing the ringmaster? Thanks!

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#955 9 days ago

I think a small tip Phillips may take it out. You should get the CV manual. It has part numbers and instructions for all parts removal.
I put in a machine screw with a domed top. The ball spins around the screw. Mine had a flat top screw when I got the CV. The ball stayed in the middle of the RM head.

#956 9 days ago
Quoted from partyguy1516:

Is a replacement available? Looks like a special screw. Additionally is there a guide to removing the ringmaster? Thanks![quoted image]

It’s not a special screw but it’s not something you can just walk into Home Depot and find. Fastenal should have them. It’s an: oval head #10 stainless steel screw

#957 8 days ago
Quoted from partyguy1516:

Going to instal my new ringmaster kit. How do I remove the top plate? Is my screw just mangled? If so will I have to drill it out?[quoted image]

If you've got some gumption & the right tool, you can use a Dremel w/ a cutoff disk & carefully widen one of those Phillips slots to be big enough to accommodate a flathead screwdriver.
I've done it plenty of times, but never inside the sensitive environment of a pinball machine.
You'd have to do some seriouspants shielding/masking to contain all the debris.
[Whoops, saw others recommending the same.]

Other options:
Try a small Phillips driver--tap it in gently w/ a hammer, tapping as hard as you're comfortable. Use as much downforce as you can while you back out the screw.
Or you get can some success w/ a stripped-out Phillips head (not really stripped in this case, so technique may not apply) by tapping w/ a small flathead screwdriver w/ hammer to try to bite into one of the remaining slots on the +.

There are also screw back-out tools that can bite & back out a screw, plus a sort of barbed mesh you can stuff in a stripped screw & then cram your Phillips into it to try to get purchase. But those 2 techniques are more for stripped-out heads, where the cavity is too large to grip w/ your driver. Your screw has the opposite problem...

Please report back after giving it a go--this is golden information to share!

Thanks,
-Jason

#958 8 days ago
Quoted from whthrs166:

My Ring Master needs a very gentle shake right before he releases the ball to launch it! If you shake it too hard he will just dump it off down the play field every time. When you shake the game gently it will move the ball (Magnetized) around the screw that is in the center. That will get it to launch when he releases it.

Mine launches the ball fine, it just started to always send it back right. I think that is weird since the mechanism seems to be something fairly random.

#959 8 days ago
Quoted from Phantasize:

Do you have any more info about this? Perhaps even a link?

Hi, they were designed and sold buy a guy on a German forum. You had to put your name down at the time and no more have been made yet.
He is working on a gi version too. I bought 4, wish I had bought 10 as they were about €35.

#960 8 days ago

Hello fellow pinsiders. I have a very nice cv Im considering letting go. Chrome apron and rails, color dmd , mirror blades, "sample"model with scrolls for head(not installed at this time. Excellent condition. Im thinking in the 7500 obo range. Located in south fl. Pm with any questions or thoughts.

#961 6 days ago

Well the most expensive game of operation I’ve ever played is over. Used my dremmel to cut a pretty deep slot and ended up having to use an impact gun to get the screw out. Waiting for the replacement from pinbits, but the difficult part is over. I ended up cutting even a little deeper than the photo shows.
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#962 6 days ago
Quoted from partyguy1516:

Well the most expensive game of operation I’ve ever played is over. Used my dremmel to cut a pretty deep slot and ended up having to use an impact gun to get the screw out. Waiting for the replacement from pinbits, but the difficult part is over. I ended up cutting even a little deeper than the photo shows.
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Nice! I had to rebuild mine because someone cut the wires in the spring. The nice thing is that we can still source the parts.

#963 6 days ago
Quoted from partyguy1516:

Well the most expensive game of operation I’ve ever played is over. Used my dremmel to cut a pretty deep slot and ended up having to use an impact gun to get the screw out. Waiting for the replacement from pinbits, but the difficult part is over. I ended up cutting even a little deeper than the photo shows.
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The Ringmaster has been scalped, good work!

#964 5 days ago
Quoted from jasonbar:

Anybody have a spare 04-10253-1? The bracket that holds the blue rubber block to the right of the ringmaster.
They seem to be unavailable anywhere.
My machine has the mirror image part, 04-10253. This is dorky, as ringmaster orbit shots that enter on the left bounce off it on their way out the right. Doy.
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I have a temporary "solution" in the meantime *blush*.
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Thanks,
-Jason

I have the same problem mine is missing and was replaced with a post rubber split and glued to the end of the ramp which made the ball go sideways!
I have been looking and the only way I can get one is to buy a monster bash right ramp and take it off, but then I thought hold it a minute a remake has just come out!
Can anyone check to see if these are available on the pic it is ‘H’ from Chicago Gaming co.
I’m in the uk so much harder to get anything☹️
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