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

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#1551 87 days ago
Quoted from jardine:

For anyone interested I got Jady swinks Pinball to make the very hard to find LHS Ball bumper guide!!
Someone on here was charging way to much (as I'm in Australia so the conversion was killing the deal for me), so I contacted Jady and he got this 3D printed!! $32AUD was perfect!
Amazing work and thanks to swinks
All you need to do is tap or thread the hole to 2.5mm and then go to any hobby store for the grub screw and your done!!
Highly recommended!
So happy I can finally play and not worry about killing that guide rail or my balls.
https://www.shapeways.com/product/YL9VL2VWV/04-10253-1-lhs-ball-bumper-guide-pinball?optionId=202657515&li=shops
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This is really great! I am tempted to buy a backup because they are so rare!

#1552 84 days ago

Hi, was just checking a switch (wire ramp entry), so had to take off the rear right plastic piece. Fixed the issue, went to put the plastic piece back in, and realized the only way it fits is if I push down part of it under the big bolt under the magnet (so the plastic is bent when in position). I have to assume that big magnet bold I have is too long (somebody replaced with the wrong part?). Take a look at the attached picture, green circle (plastic is under pressure when installed).

Also when I took it apart, the bottom nut on the big bolt was unscrewed near the bottom of that bolt. I tightened it up (assuming im supposed to)

Any thoughts?

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#1553 84 days ago
Quoted from RobbyIRL5:

Hi, was just checking a switch (wire ramp entry), so had to take off the rear right plastic piece. Fixed the issue, went to put the plastic piece back in, and realized the only way it fits is if I push down part of it under the big bolt under the magnet (so the plastic is bent when in position). I have to assume that big magnet bold I have is too long (somebody replaced with the wrong part?). Take a look at the attached picture, green circle (plastic is under pressure when installed).
Also when I took it apart, the bottom nut on the big bolt was unscrewed near the bottom of that bolt. I tightened it up (assuming im supposed to)
Any thoughts?
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That’s an adjustable core. There is a fixed length core which prevents this.

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#1554 76 days ago

Got a cv playfield I will be lighting with an arduino and addressable leds and hanging!!

Also going to 3D print parts to fill the boom balloon and ring master holes

Will post pics

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#1555 75 days ago
Quoted from Soulrider911:

Got a cv playfield I will be lighting with an arduino and addressable leds and hanging!!

Also going to 3D print parts to fill the boom balloon and ring master holes

Will post pics

Cool can't wait to see it!

#1556 71 days ago

Hey guys are there any shops to get the high wire ramp ? The metal one with the locks ? I tried to bend my ramp as suggested, after 2 hours trying i was near to hammer this game down into pieces
I also think the roll over switches maybe work worse than the original one.

I bend in every kind of ways, also i tried to position the ramp in different ways to the post, but no success.

Any pictures of how this ramp should be placed ?

Greetings Dan

#1557 69 days ago

Finished my CV wall art project over the weekend thought I would share with you all! Being that I LOVE CV, but am not lucky enough to own one, this is my fix

First I needed to make some rails to mount the playfield to in order to prevent warping and I need an inner flame that I can mount the larger frame to.
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Painted and used existing holes to mount the inner frame to
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Now starting to get the outer frames measured, cut and laid out
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And time to stain the wood!
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Wood frames mounted up!
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So for the LED's I first use a huge piece of plastic and trace the locations of the playfield inserts
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Then I use the clear plastic as a template to poke holes in a piece of cardboard and layout the LEDS, this is the most time consuming part.
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I 3D printed some parts to fill the ringmaster, boom balloon, ball eject, and rollover switches so I can light them.
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Parts installed in the playfield
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Last with a little arduino code we get a real nice radom pattern that cycle 6 different modes!

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#1558 69 days ago
Quoted from JagDaniels:

Hey guys are there any shops to get the high wire ramp ? The metal one with the locks ? I tried to bend my ramp as suggested, after 2 hours trying i was near to hammer this game down into pieces
I also think the roll over switches maybe work worse than the original one.
I bend in every kind of ways, also i tried to position the ramp in different ways to the post, but no success.
Any pictures of how this ramp should be placed ?
Greetings Dan

If you find one, let me know. My ramp popped a weld and it would help me greatly! All I can tell you is that you want the guide to be just over the height of the ball. Maybe 1/8th of an inch? It is a fine balance. Mine will work great, then the “metal memory” will kick in and next thing you know I need to tweak it again.

#1559 69 days ago
Quoted from Soulrider911:

Finished my CV wall art project over the weekend thought I would share with you all! Being that I LOVE CV, but am not lucky enough to own one, this is my fix
First I needed to make some rails to mount the playfield to in order to prevent warping and I need an inner flame that I can mount the larger frame to.
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Painted and used existing holes to mount the inner frame to
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Now starting to get the outer frames measured, cut and laid out
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And time to stain the wood!
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Wood frames mounted up!
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So for the LED's I first use a huge piece of plastic and trace the locations of the playfield inserts
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Then I use the clear plastic as a template to poke holes in a piece of cardboard and layout the LEDS, this is the most time consuming part.
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I 3D printed some parts to fill the ringmaster, boom balloon, ball eject, and rollover switches so I can light them.
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Parts installed in the playfield
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Last with a little arduino code we get a real nice radom pattern that cycle 6 different modes![quoted image][quoted image]

That looks amazing!

#1560 69 days ago
Quoted from Soulrider911:

Finished my CV wall art project over the weekend thought I would share with you all! Being that I LOVE CV, but am not lucky enough to own one, this is my fix

Man, that redefines "Labor Of Love" ! Looks Great! But what happens if you pick up a CV that needs a Playfield?

#1561 68 days ago

Good point whthrs166. I purposely built this non destructively! The only pieces actually attached to the playfield are the roller switches and saucers with tiny single screws! Also this playfield would for sure need to be reclreared.. the clear is not good and there is rippling and insert seams all over

#1562 68 days ago
Quoted from Soulrider911:

Good point whthrs166. I purposely built this nonsestrutively! The only pieces actually attached to the playfield are the roller switches and saucers with tiny single screws! Also this playfield would for sure need to be reclreared.. the clear is not good and there is rippling and insert seams all over

Whew! Good Looks like your covered then.

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#1563 61 days ago

I finally got my PDI glass and installed it in CV and EHOH, man what a difference!
It really looks like you could reach in and grab the ball.
First pic is with the old glass and the other two are with PDI.

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#1564 61 days ago
Quoted from Stebel:

That’s an adjustable core. There is a fixed length core which prevents this. [quoted image]

Got this installed. Much better!

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#1565 51 days ago

Hi. I just want to post this so everyone is aware. I got a set of backbox decals from pinball decals. I installed and also installed another for funhouse that I got I don’t remember where. Decals were good for a month. Then .....

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#1566 51 days ago

This happens

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#1567 51 days ago

So I emailed him about this problem. His answer was buy another ??? The other decals I installed same day are neat like the first day but this are garbage. Then you have to pay again for another which I’m sure is same(bad) quality. BEWARE IF YOU BUYING SOMETHING THERE.

#1568 51 days ago

It looks like because of COVID many want to sell just garbage. Look at playfield in some new pinballs. Then decals. ??? I truly recommend anyone who is looking for decals no to get them there. There is no integrity in doing business whit him.

#1569 51 days ago

What sort of prep did you do before putting them on. You must sand all previous decal and then glue residue. Then prep sand again more prep and sand again if you want really good results. If you just give a light sand and put them on you will get rippling, if you just remove old decal and apply straight on you will get rippling. If you put straight over the top of old one.....well you get the idea.

#1570 51 days ago
Quoted from jokerpoker:

What sort of prep did you do before putting them on. You must sand all previous decal and then glue residue. Then prep sand again more prep and sand again if you want really good results. If you just give a light sand and put them on you will get rippling, if you just remove old decal and apply straight on you will get rippling. If you put straight over the top of old one.....well you get the idea.

Installed a lot of decals, never once did I sand anything. Never had this type of result. Something is wrong with the adhesive on that decal. I would try heating the decals with a hair dryer and smoothing them before I gave up. You may have to "pin poke" those bubbles also due to trapped air. I would heat them and smooth then let it sit overnight. I have had some success with that strategy.

#1571 51 days ago

I left my garage door open on a hot sunny day and the heat from the sun caused bubbles all over my freshly decaled cabinet, what a disaster that was!

#1572 51 days ago
Quoted from whthrs166:

Installed a lot of decals, never once did I sand anything. Never had this type of result. Something is wrong with the adhesive on that decal. I would try heating the decals with a hair dryer and smoothi

Same thing here weak adhesive very poor quality and I notice that from day 1. The sticking power was really poor. I te other for funhouse adhesive was way stronger.

#1573 51 days ago
Quoted from jokerpoker:

What sort of prep did you do before putting them on. You must sand all previous decal and then glue residue. Then prep sand again more prep and sand again if you want really good results. If you just give a

old decal removed. (I’m a carpenter). Wood putty sanded to perfection Bad adhesive or old decal

#1574 51 days ago
Quoted from Santis:

So I emailed him about this problem. His answer was buy another ??? The other decals I installed same day are neat like the first day but this are garbage. Then you have to pay again for another which I’m sure is same(bad) quality. BEWARE IF YOU BUYING SOMETHING THERE.

I had a poor experience with him years ago, bought a bunch of PDI glass (which is $$$$) and most of it had imperfections that were very noticeable. His first reaction was to say he's never had that happen and he basically didn't believe me. Then it was discovered by other buyers picking up in person that most of the batch he received from his supplier (in Germany) had the same issues but he wanted ME to pay to ship the bad product back to him. Shipping glass is EXPENSIVE so naturally I pushed back on it. We eventually worked something out but I'll probably never buy another thing from PDII.

#1575 51 days ago
Quoted from bobukcat:

I had a poor experience with him years ago, bought a bunch of PDI glass (which is $$$$) and most of it had imperfections that were very noticeable. His first reaction was to say he's never had that happen and he basically didn't believe me. Then it was discovered by other buyers picking up in person that most of the batch he received from his supplier (in Germany) had the same issu

I can see now very clearly. He is a real piece of work Scamming people all over. The decal he sold me was oversized by about 5 inches Which is tot normal. He like to screw peoples whit his products. Whit I think he get the left overs or defective and sells them as “good quality” A real prick

#1576 51 days ago

I think we should open a new tread about suppliers who sell bad parts And keep everyone updated about what they do. So no other get scammed again and has to pass by bitter experience.

#1577 48 days ago

I was wandering if anyone has experience
Swapping a IPB playfield in a CV

These seem to sell for pretty low prices.
Much cheaper than new pfs from germany.
I am thinking of buying a IPB, do a reclearcoat and install in my machine.

But before i do i would very much like
To hear some opinions, cons, pros..

Much appreciated

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#1578 48 days ago
Quoted from rjsoeps:

I was wandering if anyone has experience
Swapping a IPB playfield in a CV
These seem to sell for pretty low prices.
Much cheaper than new pfs from germany.
I am thinking of buying a IPB, do a reclearcoat and install in my machine.
But before i do i would very much like
To hear some opinions, cons, pros..
Much appreciated [quoted image]

I bought one of these 10-15 years ago. Sat under the bed until Covid gave me some time. Pf is great, only thing missing was all the dimples. I had to do lots of measuring. I am pleased with the pf.

Mine has a pink Join the Cirqus on the pf.

#1579 48 days ago
Quoted from rjsoeps:

I was wandering if anyone has experience
Swapping a IPB playfield in a CV
These seem to sell for pretty low prices.
Much cheaper than new pfs from germany.
I am thinking of buying a IPB, do a reclearcoat and install in my machine.
But before i do i would very much like
To hear some opinions, cons, pros..
Much appreciated

Hi. I did in mine I clear coated and swap it. I posted pic about mine in here look for them and any questions please let me know.

#1580 48 days ago

Ps. Post 1402

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#1583 48 days ago
Quoted from rjsoeps:

I was wandering if anyone has experience
Swapping a IPB playfield in a CV
These seem to sell for pretty low prices.
Much cheaper than new pfs from germany.
I am thinking of buying a IPB, do a reclearcoat and install in my machine.
But before i do i would very much like
To hear some opinions, cons, pros..
Much appreciated [quoted image]

I got one of the no cleared ones about 12 months ago. Had a few areas that needed attention before I clear coated.
I finally installed after 10 months of curing. I found most of the dimples were there on the bottom. Locater holes for the VUK were missing. Had a few holes missing on the top and even wrong sized holes for rails and the diverter.
After a bit of work the end result is wonderful.

#1584 46 days ago

Thanks for all of your responces!
This helps me alot making the decision of buying a IPB pf!

I read something about the timber they used for these playfields is not the best quality.. does anyone know anything about this?

#1585 45 days ago
Quoted from rjsoeps:

Thanks for all of your responces!
This helps me alot making the decision of buying a IPB pf!

Hi. I’m a contractor here So. Before the usually cut the wood let it dry then it was proceeded to do anything in the lumber from playwoood(playfield are made from plywood ). To moldings or other parts. Since the wood was already dried most likely it will never bend. Now in this day they cut the wood and it gets processed right away (still moisture in the wood). And it will dry thru the time. New playfields in many new pinball have this problem. Although still playable. If the ipdb playfield you’re getting is flat that’s a score Good luck.

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#1586 35 days ago

Anyone have any leads in back glass bottom lift trim or replacement ideas. Mine is broken and I can’t find it in stock at any of the usual places
Thanks in advance

#1587 35 days ago
Quoted from Rjbdmdmd:

Anyone have any leads in back glass bottom lift trim or replacement ideas. Mine is broken and I can’t find it in stock at any of the usual places
Thanks in

Hi. I email Planetary Pinball (they have the copyright ). They told me they’re in the process to make all of them.

#1588 35 days ago

Anyone have any leads in back glass bottom lift trim or replacement ideas. Mine is broken and I can’t find it in stock at any of the usual places
Thanks in advance</

https://shop.mrpinball.com.au/product/bottom-lift-channel-suit-c-v/

https://shop.mrpinball.com.au/product/side-moulding-suit-c-v/

https://shop.mrpinball.com.au/product/top-moulding-suit-c-v/

#1589 35 days ago
Quoted from Rjbdmdmd:

Anyone have any leads in back glass bottom lift trim or replacement ideas. Mine is broken and I can’t find it in stock at any of the usual places
Thanks in advance

https://shop.mrpinball.com.au/product/bottom-lift-channel-suit-c-v/

https://shop.mrpinball.com.au/product/side-moulding-suit-c-v/

https://shop.mrpinball.com.au/product/top-moulding-suit-c-v/

#1590 35 days ago

Recently ordered backglass trim from Mr. Pinball (the links Pinoffski put above). Shipping to the states took about 2-3 weeks, and they're great. Order with confidence.

#1591 33 days ago
Quoted from Santis:

Hi. I email Planetary Pinball (they have the copyright ). They told me they’re in the process to make all of them.

That is great to hear. I need one as well!

#1592 33 days ago
Quoted from Gotfrogs:

That is great to hear. I need one as well!

hell yeah we all need some of them

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#1593 10 days ago

Might join the club. Anything I should look out for when checking this pin out? Not sure if there are “impossible to find” parts or if everything is pretty accessible

#1594 10 days ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

Holy crap, that thing is rough as shit. I hope you got it dirt cheap. It's going to take a lot to get that going. If you paid more than $2500 in that condition, you paid to much.

BTW, I’m reading through the thread and thought this was a funny read. Anywhere near $2500 today would be the sale of the century

#1595 9 days ago
Quoted from thechakapakuni:

Might join the club. Anything I should look out for when checking this pin out? Not sure if there are “impossible to find” parts or if everything is pretty accessible

Puh...hard question...

There are many thing in this game that are hard to find. First of all the white tube for all the G.I. lamps from the backbox with the cannon coil on it. The coil often breaks the white tube into pieces. A new one really hard to find !

Check this game also for ghosting around the inserts, it is normal on a CV but shouldn't be to bad.

Check for wear around the roll over buttons and that there is not a layover hiding the wear, also check for wear around the ringmaster and the jet bumper.

Inspect all magnets, the normally get flat over time and get the wood around them damaged.

Check the legs and if they caused some cuts in the cabinetdecals.

Ask for the original scrolls, they are also not available all time.

Check the plastictrim around the backglass and the white tube, these are CV only and also not easy to find.

At least chech the spring of the ringmaster, it can easily break over time.

I think this are the biggest ones...

Greetings, it's my all time fav game.

Daniel

#1596 9 days ago

Thanks for the info, much appreciated!

#1597 9 days ago

Well almost made the club. Pin was a re-import with a lot of ??? So I passed on it. Will be in this club someday though. This pin is on my short list. Until then, do your worst!

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#1598 2 days ago

Does anyone have a spare new or leftover used DMD bezel plastic? I was pivoting the PF into position and it just barely caught the corner of this plastic and pop....Let me know, thanks,

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#1599 2 days ago
Quoted from bbriese:

Does anyone have a spare new or leftover used DMD bezel plastic? I was pivoting the PF into position and it just barely caught the corner of this plastic and pop....Let me know, thanks,
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I think I have one. I’ll take some pics in the morning.

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