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Whirlwind Club... Members Only!


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6 years ago



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#2001 1 year ago

2 questions: I am putting all new decals on my whirlwind.....the decal with the manufacture date on the back of the machine is unreadable.....my serial # is 331001 does anyone have a serial # close that could give me a date......and who sells the best 3 center spinner decals?

#2002 1 year ago
Quoted from CollinT:

Joining the WW club! Purchased from a Pinsider for a good deal at $2300. Had to make an 8 hour round trip on a Sunday to get it.
Been replacing lots of old burnt out bulbs with LED's and just received the blade stickers. Plan on installing them soon.
The left yellow bumpers 3000 points when lit bulb has been bypassed. Going to try and figure out why someone did that. Besides that, love my WW !

Welcome and I have those exact same games.

#2003 1 year ago
Quoted from Balaraform:

Welcome and I have those exact same games.

Thanks! That's funny, the guy who I got the WW from had it next to a Taxi as well.

#2004 1 year ago

whirlwind bump

#2005 1 year ago

does anyone know John Vorwerk or Brett Bennett? according to the serial number database the have the closest numbers registered to my number

#2006 1 year ago

Does anyone know where to get the blue display?

#2007 1 year ago
Quoted from CollinT:

Does anyone know where to get the blue display?

https://ksarcade.net/new-used-pinball-boards-parts/rottendog-products/rottendog-led-display-dis240-in-four-colors.html

I have contemplated getting this too and can’t decide between classic orange and blue. I really would like to see the blue in person.

#2008 1 year ago
Quoted from CollinT:

Does anyone know where to get the blue display?

I've had nothing but good luck buying Rottendog products from these guys... Including blue displays for my WW & ES. You want DIS240B.
http://www.bigdaddy-enterprises.com/ProductPages/RotDogBoards.html

#2009 1 year ago
Quoted from TheOnlyest:

I've had nothing but good luck buying Rottendog products from these guys... Including blue displays for my WW & ES. You want DIS240B.
http://www.bigdaddy-enterprises.com/ProductPages/RotDogBoards.html

Got any pics with the blue display in?

#2010 1 year ago

Just got the Britemod bumper lights and realized the yellow bumper has to be cut SMH.

#2011 1 year ago

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#2013 1 year ago
Quoted from zerbam:

....and who sells the best 3 center spinner decals?

I think I picked mine up from Marco I think they turned out good.

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#2014 1 year ago

I'm thinking about getting the CPR repo back glass but in the pictures the "C" on the Cubs hat looks green, not red. Has anyone purchased one of these and could you let me know the color, please? As a Cubs fan, this actually makes a difference to me.

I've emailed CPR, but have yet to hear back.

#2015 1 year ago
Quoted from zh2oson:

I'm thinking about getting the CPR repo back glass but in the pictures the "C" on the Cubs hat looks green, not red. Has anyone purchased one of these and could you let me know the color, please? As a Cubs fan, this actually makes a difference to me.
I've emailed CPR, but have yet to hear back.

When I ordered mine from CPR, they only had second runs left that had a heavier layer of magenta. I'll try and snap some pics of mine when I get home. Keep in mind these look different lit up. They appear much darker, etc unlit b/c of the process.

#2016 1 year ago
Quoted from nerdygrrl:

When I ordered mine from CPR, they only had second runs left that had a heavier layer of magenta. I'll try and snap some pics of mine when I get home. Keep in mind these look different lit up. They appear much darker, etc unlit b/c of the process.

Thanks nerdygrrl !

Ultimately, I'd love to have a Earthshaker next to the Whirlwind so having them both set up with more traditional backglasses would be cool. Of course, as I mentioned, the draw for me is also to get the "C" logo on the hat.

#2017 1 year ago
Quoted from zh2oson:

Thanks nerdygrrl !
Ultimately, I'd love to have a Earthshaker next to the Whirlwind so having them both set up with more traditional backglasses would be cool. Of course, as I mentioned, the draw for me is also to get the "C" logo on the hat.

Just reverse engineer what Williams did 30 years ago and make a C sticker!

#2018 1 year ago

It's hard to say what it will look like installed, but all of the surrounding green does look like it reflects onto the logo. Again, this was a "second" so the colors were off, you may be lucky to find a shop with the original run.

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#2019 1 year ago
Quoted from northerndude:

Just reverse engineer what Williams did 30 years ago and make a C sticker!

Problem solved! sort of a reverse, reverse engineer!

#2020 1 year ago
Quoted from nerdygrrl:

It's hard to say what it will look like installed, but all of the surrounding green does look like it reflects onto the logo. Again, this was a "second" so the colors were off, you may be lucky to find a shop with the original run.

Well, I'd be getting one from the same batch too.

Thanks for the pictures. This was helpful.

#2021 1 year ago

Is the installation of the blue display simple? Is it more than just unplugging the stock one and plugging in the new blue one? Same connectors and all?

#2022 1 year ago
Quoted from zh2oson:

Well, I'd be getting one from the same batch too.
Thanks for the pictures. This was helpful.

If your order from CPR, but you may get lucky if you shop around or post a WTB. Somebody may have one of the firsts. This was a second with the wrong coloring.

#2023 1 year ago
Quoted from nerdygrrl:

If your order from CPR, but you may get lucky if you shop around or post a WTB. Somebody may have one of the firsts. This was a second with the wrong coloring.

I might try that at some point. Thanks!

#2024 1 year ago

still trying to establish a date of manufacture for my whirlwind so that I can replace the sticker on the back of the machine........my serial #331001 .........is anyone close to that serial #

#2025 1 year ago

I may have a first run glass from cpr I’d be willing to part with. I found a nos translate and decided to go that direction.

#2026 1 year ago
Quoted from zerbam:

still trying to establish a date of manufacture for my whirlwind so that I can replace the sticker on the back of the machine........my serial #331001 .........is anyone close to that serial #

Sniff around here....

http://www.ipsnd.net/View.aspx?id=2765

#2027 1 year ago

looked there........serial number list but no cross reference to the date of manufacture

#2028 1 year ago
Quoted from zerbam:

no cross reference to the date of manufacture

Is there at all a place on the game where you can see the date of manufacture?

#2029 1 year ago

it is a decal on the back of the with the date code (example #90132)

#2030 1 year ago

i am trying to find someone with serial # close to 331001 to get their date code

#2031 1 year ago

I'll check mine tonight!

#2032 1 year ago

thank you to anyone that can help.....this is the last decal i need to compete the decals back to original

#2033 1 year ago

574330361 DoM 90017

#2034 1 year ago

now its a contest to see who has the closest serial number........LOL

#2035 1 year ago
Quoted from zerbam:

now its a contest to see who has the closest serial number........LOL

#332752

DOM: 90071

Heading in the wrong direction.

#2036 1 year ago
Quoted from Squeakman:

I may have a first run glass from cpr I’d be willing to part with. I found a nos translate and decided to go that direction.

PM sent.

#2037 1 year ago

I was told directly from a CPR guy not to buy the remaining backglass if you were going to use it in a game so I’d steer clear of those ones.

Fired up my WW about a day ago for the first time since doing my first ever PF swap. It needs a few small adjustments but it turned out pretty good! 16 days between the last power up on the old playfield and first power up on the new. Worked on it for a couple hours most days inbetween.

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#2038 1 year ago

i think even if your serial numbers are not close.....if i get enough numbers and dates maybe i can figure out how many they made in a average day and figure my date that way

#2039 1 year ago
Quoted from AndHart120:

I was told directly from a CPR guy not to buy the remaining backglass if you were going to use it in a game so I’d steer clear of those ones.

That's lovely, you would think they would just pull them or put for "display only".

Quoted from AndHart120:

Fired up my WW about a day ago for the first time since doing my first ever PF swap. It needs a few small adjustments but it turned out pretty good! 16 days between the last power up on the old playfield and first power up on the new. Worked on it for a couple hours most days in between

That looks great! Nice work.

#2040 1 year ago
Quoted from AndHart120:

I was told directly from a CPR guy not to buy the remaining backglass if you were going to use it in a game so I’d steer clear of those ones.

Seems like a poor strategy for them. "Don't use this thing for its intended purpose!"

#2041 1 year ago
Quoted from zerbam:

i think even if your serial numbers are not close.....if i get enough numbers and dates maybe i can figure out how many they made in a average day and figure my date that way

Can someone explain this date format to me, please?

#2042 1 year ago
Quoted from zh2oson:

Can someone explain this date format to me, please?

First two digits are year. Next three digits are day of the year. (Jan 1st - "001").

#2043 1 year ago
Quoted from Coyote:

First two digits are year. Next three digits are day of the year. (Jan 1st - "001").

Awww, just missed my little guy's birthday. It was on Tuesday.

#2044 1 year ago

Well......mines a little difficult.

*edit - Nice frickin' paint hey?? That's my next project! Already have all cabinet artwork in hand, just need to finish off another project and start sanding, filling, sanding, painting, etc....

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#2045 1 year ago

yep......that is how mine looked too......

#2046 1 year ago

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#2047 1 year ago

looks like i can just put on a blank decal since everyone date of manufacture is gone

#2048 1 year ago

I currently have 3 serial number and readable date codes so starting to figure out an average manufactured per day to get to my date code........any additional numbers will help............I know this is being very picky ........but hey it's pinball!!!

#2049 1 year ago

Are there any high quality pics/scans of the coin door cabinet graphics anywhere? I could also buy the decal but I don’t need an entire set for all sides. I have the ability to print some decal graphics at work and might be able to make some if I had the right picture.

#2050 1 year ago

Picked up a Whirlwind recently. In decent shape. I had to de-rainbow-puke it, rivet one target and replace another broken one.

Question: When a ball is in the shooter lane for a period of time, the game goes into a ball search. Is this normal?
Shooter lane switch is working correctly.

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