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Whirlwind Club... Members Only!


By mof

6 years ago



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#1001 3 years ago

Thanks for the tip on the topper! WIll be ordering one from them soon.

That said, whats going on with your ES? I can see cables where there should be a display lol.

#1002 3 years ago

Great news. I just ordered one.

Thanks

#1003 3 years ago
Quoted from lurch:

Thanks for the tip on the topper! WIll be ordering one from them soon.
That said, whats going on with your ES? I can see cables where there should be a display lol.

I moved it from my bird shed into my house and the display went out. Working on it now.

#1004 3 years ago
Quoted from RyanClaytor:

Does anyone here know where to purchase replacement disk decals that are sort of rubbery so that it grabs the ball more? Mine feel a little more like hard/sand-papery than grippy.

Still wondering about this.

#1005 3 years ago

I got mine from pinballdecals.com. They are the rubbery kind and look great.

Check out a nice before and after shot.

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#1006 3 years ago
Quoted from RyanClaytor:

Still wondering about this.

Marco has them http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/31-1536-574 at a better price and they look a little less glossy then the pinballdecal ones. Pinballdecals.com look like they would be more slick then grabbing the ball as they should.

#1007 3 years ago
Quoted from RyanClaytor:

Still wondering about this.

I picked up mine from Bay Area. I am not sure how rubbery though as I have all the parts for whirlwind in a box waiting on me to build a rivet press so I can install the new plastics. I am quite lazy these days

#1008 3 years ago

Anyone replace their display? Any recommendations? Looking at the pinscore.

#1009 3 years ago

Are the metal posts at the top of the slings supposed to be taller than the star posts at the bottom? If so, why?

#1010 3 years ago
Quoted from Lermods:

Anyone replace their display? Any recommendations? Looking at the pinscore.

I've heard really great things about X-pin displays. Possibly the best feature is that they include a custom gel that darkens the unlit digits so you can't see them when they're off. It gives it a much more convincing gas plasma look.

#1011 3 years ago
Quoted from Lermods:

Anyone replace their display? Any recommendations? Looking at the pinscore.

Please don't buy the ones on ebay for $349 CRAZY PRICE. These sets sell for $150 plus shipping

#1013 3 years ago
Quoted from MMP:

Are the metal posts at the top of the slings supposed to be taller than the star posts at the bottom? If so, why?

That threw me off as well when doing my restore. But yes, that is the way they are. And no idea why it is like that.

#1014 3 years ago

I got a nice new present yesterday!!

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#1015 3 years ago

where did you buy the lift ramp from?

#1016 3 years ago
Quoted from zerbam:

where did you buy the lift ramp from?

I got it from RTBB. It was the very last one in stock. I checked at thirteen different places before I got lucky and found it.

#1017 3 years ago
Quoted from sohchx:

I got a nice new present yesterday!!

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Good find. I recently made one for the Seattle Pinball Museum and have decided to make some more if anyone is interested. I won't be providing the hinge though so if your hinge is good I can probably help....see this post.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/lift-ramp-needed#post-3114939

#1018 3 years ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

Good find. I recently made one for the Seattle Pinball Museum and have decided to make some more if anyone is interested. I won't be providing the hinge though so if your hinge is good I can probably help....see this post.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/lift-ramp-needed#post-3114939

Hey! Not till you finish the Hurricane ramps mister!!

#1019 3 years ago

Couple of questions.

1. Anybody ever used this overlay? I'm not a fan of overlays as they never look quite right. I have some minor wear above the center spinner, thinking I'd rather touch it up, but curious as to what others have done.

http://littleshopofgames.com/product/williams-whirlwind-spinner-overlay/

2. My spinner for the right orbit seems unbalanced and won't always stay vertical when hit. How is this best adjusted?

#1020 3 years ago
Quoted from Lermods:

Couple of questions.
1. Anybody ever used this overlay? I'm not a fan of overlays as they never look quite right. I have some minor wear above the center spinner, thinking I'd rather touch it up, but curious as to what others have done.
http://littleshopofgames.com/product/williams-whirlwind-spinner-overlay/
2. My spinner for the right orbit seems unbalanced and won't always stay vertical when hit. How is this best adjusted?

Does your game have PF mylar on it? If it does these will not apply correctly without removing the mylar.

#1022 3 years ago
Quoted from Brtlkat:

Does your game have PF mylar on it? If it does these will not apply correctly without removing the mylar.

Great advice. Thanks!

#1023 3 years ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

Good find. I recently made one for the Seattle Pinball Museum and have decided to make some more if anyone is interested. I won't be providing the hinge though so if your hinge is good I can probably help....see this post.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/lift-ramp-needed#post-3114939

Oh there is definitely always interest in these from what I can see. I wish I had known you would do these or I wouldn't have spent the $70 for mine. I have been watching your ramp thread, any chance that you'll be doing both ramps or one for Whirlwind??

#1024 3 years ago
Quoted from Lermods:

Couple of questions.
1. Anybody ever used this overlay? I'm not a fan of overlays as they never look quite right. I have some minor wear above the center spinner, thinking I'd rather touch it up, but curious as to what others have done.
http://littleshopofgames.com/product/williams-whirlwind-spinner-overlay/

I have that overlay on my field as my area was worn out too. The downside is that they are thick so you will need at least 6-7 coats of clear over it to make it level.
If you have no plans to clear the field just touch it up. Look for Createx brand paints, do not buy regular off the shelf acrylics.

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#1025 3 years ago
Quoted from sohchx:

Oh there is definitely always interest in these from what I can see. I wish I had known you would do these or I wouldn't have spent the $70 for mine. I have been watching your ramp thread, any chance that you'll be doing both ramps or one for Whirlwind??

Probably a good chance I will do these at some point. Right now I am building a new much larger machine to accommodate the bigger ramps. Hurricane is up first on the new machine.

#1026 3 years ago
Quoted from sohchx:

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Look for Createx brand paints, do not buy regular off the shelf acrylics.

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Thx, what's the right color?

Here's some pics of my game...

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#1027 3 years ago

Your machine is really nice!!! Honestly I think you could get away with just using black. It could also make up for the very minute amount of red missing.

#1028 3 years ago

2nd that ^^ There actually isn't any red missing around the spinners, touchup the black and your done there... ANY gloss black will do, but use acrylic enamel.

#1029 3 years ago

I wanted to paint where the wood has wear too, should I just put some clear over it, or paint that area some kind of wood colored brown?

#1030 3 years ago
Quoted from Lermods:

I wanted to paint where the wood has wear too, should I just put some clear over it, or paint that area some kind of wood colored brown?

I would just remove whatever loose wood fibers that are there and clear over it to lock it down. If you do get the Createx remember to always cure it with heat afterwards. Clear over the black also to protect it from wear.

#1031 3 years ago

Working on it, will post pics later today. An artist I am not, but I think it will be ok. What's great about acrylic paint is that it easily dissolves with alcohol so if you f up,
You can start over. I'm also using a polycrylic clear, which also dissolves with alcohol. I figure three coats of poly will suffice.

#1032 3 years ago

I've never heard of polycrylic. I use 2 part automotive clear on everything that I do.

#1034 3 years ago

I see you found the ultimatepplayfield restoration thread. Tons of great information in there.

#1035 3 years ago

Does having a translite on your whirlwind with the Chicago Cubs logo increase its value?

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#1036 3 years ago
Quoted from In_Violation:

Does having a translite on your whirlwind with the Chicago Cubs logo increase its value?

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Possibly, if the rest of the game is also an early production (ie...diamond plated). I would say it makes the translite more valuable, but I personally find it cooler with the W sticker over it.

#1037 3 years ago

Hey I just joined the club last night! It is missing the topper and I see a lot of postings about blue and white ones. Any preference from people? Where is the cheapest to buy each one? Also anyone that has bought a new topper, willing to sell there old one?

#1038 3 years ago

I've got a blue one that I'd be willing to sell. It is in decent condition.

#1039 3 years ago
Quoted from Pmaino:

I've got a blue one that I'd be willing to sell. It is in decent condition.

Thanks per my PM I look forward to the pics!

#1040 3 years ago
Quoted from sohchx:

I got a nice new present yesterday!!

I need one of those too. The machine I just acquired is missing the whole thing including the hinge.

#1041 3 years ago

Hey guys I have a question. What is the correct way that this should be set up when shooting the ball??

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#1042 3 years ago
Quoted from sohchx:

What is the correct way that this should be set up when shooting the ball??

According to the manual, after you have the game at the correct pitch a full pull of the plunger should send the ball around the top loop. If it doesn't you adjust that guide until it does.

#1043 3 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

According to the manual, after you have the game at the correct pitch a full pull of the plunger should send the ball around the top loop. If it doesn't you adjust that guide until it does.

Ok Thank you!!

#1044 3 years ago

No problem! I just read that yesterday.

#1045 3 years ago

ones from marco look like originals/feel like originals. Just got them in last week. Not glossy either.

#1046 3 years ago

Hey guys, i'm looking for a CPR plastics set or any of 4 individual plastics if anyone can help me out... I'm looking for new, or possibly used, but only if they're absolutely minty.

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#1047 3 years ago

I just bought the middle one from a place in Europe, pinball center i think it was called. It was a good match and good quality.

Quoted from TheOnlyest:

Hey guys, i'm looking for a CPR plastics set or any of 4 individual plastics if anyone can help me out...

#1048 3 years ago
Quoted from Lermods:

I just bought the middle one from a place in Europe, pinball center i think it was called. It was a good match and good quality.

They're in Germany, and they're out of them. I have bought there before... I'm really trying to avoid the huge shipping fees this go-round.

#1049 3 years ago
Quoted from Lermods:

I just bought the middle one from a place in Europe, pinball center i think it was called. It was a good match and good quality.

I bought that center plastic from them also. I'm happy. They look to be sold out now.

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#1050 3 years ago
Quoted from TheOnlyest:

They're in Germany, and they're out of them. I have bought there before... I'm really trying to avoid the huge shipping fees this go-round.

Honestly, I'll say that when it comes to plastics for this machine you won't have a choice if you're looking right now. I have had to order from Germany, Australia and the UK for all of my plastics and my lift ramp. The only thing that you will definitely find in the States are the sling plastics. I saw a pretty big stack of them at a booth this weekend at Pinfest.

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