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Whirlwind Club... Members Only!


By mof

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#2201 1 year ago
Quoted from bailorgana:

Here are the ones I need. Thanks in advance.

I have needed that plastic with the tractor on it for years now. I finished my resto years ago before the last set was produced. Of course they decide to re release it again AFTER I had scoured the globe to buy all of the other pieces!!

#2202 1 year ago
Quoted from sohchx:

I have needed that plastic with the tractor on it for years now. I finished my resto years ago before the last set was produced. Of course they decide to re release it again AFTER I had scoured the globe to buy all of the other pieces!!

Should I just buy the full set?

#2203 1 year ago

I picked up a working Whirlwind yesterday. Unfortunately it is missing the cloud dome topper. If anyone has one they want to sell let me know.

#2204 1 year ago
Quoted from bailorgana:

Should I just buy the full set?

More than likely it would be your only choice in terms of getting what you need especially if you need it immediately.

#2205 1 year ago

The domes are available in the shops, vent with motor will get harder ...

#2206 1 year ago
Quoted from groffdaddy:

I picked up a working Whirlwind yesterday. Unfortunately it is missing the cloud dome topper. If anyone has one they want to sell let me know.

The motor bracket is going to be the hardest to find. Marco has the motor and fan. You can build your own harness easy as long as your board is there

#2207 1 year ago

Hey guys, anyone have LED recommendations? I want to put LEDs in for the BP (Back Panel) thunder and lightning #906 flashers as well as the #555's under the pop bumper caps. Thoughts?

#2208 1 year ago
Quoted from bailorgana:

Hey guys, anyone have LED recommendations? I want to put LEDs in for the BP (Back Panel) thunder and lightning #906 flashers as well as the #555's under the pop bumper caps. Thoughts?

I used the bendable flashers from comet and pointed them down, not as bright in your face but still lights up the lightning well.

#2209 1 year ago
Quoted from orangegsx:

I used the bendable flashers from comet and pointed them down, not as bright in your face but still lights up the lightning well.

I assume everyone is using white?

#2210 1 year ago

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Quoted from bailorgana:I assume everyone is using white?

I have yellow behind the cloud and red behind the lightning. I meant to get white, looks kinda neat though. Maybe get some white or blue for the middle and right side of it later.

#2211 1 year ago
Quoted from orangegsx:

I have yellow behind the cloud and red behind the lightning. I meant to get white, looks kinda neat though. Maybe get some white or blue for the middle and right side of it later.

Why did you have to point them down? Just curious.

#2212 1 year ago
Quoted from bailorgana:

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Why did you have to point them down? Just curious.

They are pretty bright and I wanted it to light up the playfield more. It shines right through the lightning and into your face

#2213 1 year ago
Quoted from groffdaddy:

I picked up a working Whirlwind yesterday. Unfortunately it is missing the cloud dome topper. If anyone has one they want to sell let me know.

http://www.starship-fantasy.com/ramps/Whirlwind-Topper

#2215 1 year ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

Actually shows out of stock at Starship

I wanted a new topper for my game and encountered the same problem. I emailed them and a year ago they said they were going to make more but I don't believe they ever did.

#2216 1 year ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

Actually shows out of stock at Starship

Sorry. The NO after “in stock” wasn’t picked up by my colorblind eyes.

#2217 1 year ago

The owner of Starship said the toppers should be available in July or August when I talked to him at TPF.
Fingers Crossed

#2218 1 year ago

In October they had told me six months. I would be pumped for a July/August release. Might be worth dropping Larry (?) another email.

#2219 1 year ago
Quoted from bballfan:

The owner of Starship said the toppers should be available in July or August when I talked to him at TPF.
Fingers Crossed

I'll see Larry at the NW Pinball Show today. Try to remember to ask him.

#2220 1 year ago

Anyone looking to change their lineup and exit the club? Or ... know someone with a nice Whirlwind for sale?
Looking for nice, willing to pay ... does not need to be CQ

#2221 1 year ago

Just joined the club today...

#2222 1 year ago
Quoted from PDFVT:

Just joined the club today...

You have some keepers in your collection! Nice!

#2223 1 year ago

OK, I'm considering a full LED set, anyone have a favorite vendor?

#2224 1 year ago
Quoted from bailorgana:

OK, I'm considering a full LED set, anyone have a favorite vendor?

Comet
Pinballbulbs sells great sets

#2225 1 year ago
Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

Comet
Pinballbulbs sells great sets

I agree. Great customer service too.

#2226 1 year ago

I was also thinking about just doing the GI has anyone ever done that?

#2227 1 year ago
Quoted from bailorgana:

I was also thinking about just doing the GI has anyone ever done that?

Most games, that’s all I do. Playfield and backbox GI. Saves some money and easier on the eyes.

#2228 1 year ago
Quoted from bailorgana:

I was also thinking about just doing the GI has anyone ever done that?

I think leds in the inserts look great, and I like that they are cooler.. maybe they wouldn't sink or raise because of heat?

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#2229 1 year ago

Less power strain on your boards/connectors if you have led's

#2230 1 year ago

Said differently, if you DO want to keep your game original, replacing both the GO connector and the header pins is a must. I think the reason so many system 11 pins are dark is that people don't do this.

Quoted from northerndude:

Less power strain on your boards/connectors if you have led's

#2231 1 year ago
Quoted from swampfire:

Said differently, if you DO want to keep your game original, replacing both the GO connector and the header pins is a must. I think the reason so many system 11 pins are dark is that people don't do this.

Yup, I have now replaced a handful of brown, dried out IDE connectors on a couple pins, You'll be missing 1/2 the backbox GI, or chunks of lights (lots of high res. opens on those cranky old IDE connectors)

#2232 1 year ago

Cointaker $234.95 Premium Non-Ghosting

Pinballbulbs $224.95 Ultimate "Note: as part of the install of this game for flashers, you will need to remove the warming resistors which is standard for system 11 game."

Comet doesn't have a kit yet. What do you guys think and did you have to remove the resistors on yours??? Have to say I'm leaning torwards Pinballbulbs right now. I don't trust companies who can't spell "components" (see image) lol.

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#2233 1 year ago

Can't believe you got that for 200, that was a fair deal!!!

#2234 1 year ago
Quoted from bailorgana:

What do you guys think and did you have to remove the resistors on yours???

Kits are dumb, buy bulbs in bulk from Comet, its cheaper, and the bulbs are better.
No, there's no resistors to remove, this is the modification you need to do for LED flashers to work properly on a System 11 B/C game... https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/adding-led-flashers-to-system-11-games

#2235 1 year ago
Quoted from TheOnlyest:

Kits are dumb, buy bulbs in bulk from Comet, its cheaper, and the bulbs are better.
No, there's no resistors to remove, this is the modification you need to do for LED flashers to work properly on a System 11 B/C game... https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/adding-led-flashers-to-system-11-games

What kind of bulbs would you recommend from Comet for this game? I'm an LED noob.

#2236 1 year ago

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/whirlwind-led-guide-for-dummies-like-me#post-2802604

here is a list a fellow pinsider put together for his whirlwind using comet bulbs

#2237 1 year ago
Quoted from zerbam:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/whirlwind-led-guide-for-dummies-like-me#post-2802604
here is a list a fellow pinsider put together for his whirlwind using comet bulbs

A LOT of these are out of stock - what the heck...

#2238 1 year ago

Some changes made to the list based on discussion with Comet and some bulbs being discontinued - what do you guys think?

LEDs needed for CONTROLLED LAMPS/INSERTS:
1 SMD 6.3V AC/DC SUPREME BRIGHTNESS NON GHOSTING BULB
http://www.cometpinball.com/product-p/1smd5050ng.htm

Bayonet FROSTED:
2 - Warm White - (Middle Standup, Shoot again)
1 - Green - (LOCK (Right Ramp))
6 - Natural White - (2 TOLLS (Right Ramp), RELEASE (left Ramp), SHOT (Skill Shot Right), SKILL (Skill Shot Middle), SUPER (Skill Shot Left), Spinner)
3 – Red - (MILLION PLUS (L Ramp), NE (R Standup-R Ramp)) (Left Cellar Sign)
3 - Orange/Amber - (MILLION (Left Ramp), SE (Right Loop), SE (Right Standup Target))
1 - Yellow (Right Cellar Sign)

Bayonet, CLEAR:
2 - Warm White (NW (Left Standup), NW (L Standup-R Ramp)

Wedge FROSTED:
18 - Natural White (Top Drop 50K, Top Drop 75K, Top Drop 100K, Top Drop 150K, Toll 1, Toll 2, Toll 3, Toll 4, Toll 5, 2X, 3X) (All Backglass Awards (Up Jets On, 250K, Ex. Ball On, 3-Bank 100K, 500K, Lite Million, Low Jets On))
7 - Orange/Amber (Top Drop QUICK, SE Compass Arrow, Toll 30, Toll 20, Toll 10, 4X, 5X)
1 - Warm White (NW Compass Arrow)
3 – Green (SW Compass Arrow, SW (Left Loop), SW (Inner Loop Arrow))
7 – Red (SPECIAL (Left Outlane), SPECIAL (Right Outlane), Top Drop Ex. Ball, NE Compass Arrow, NE (Left Return Lane), 6X Lites Ex. Ball, 6X Lites Special)

6 LED 6.3V AC/DC BRILLIANT CRYSTAL FAN SHAPE LED http://www.cometpinball.com/product-p/6smdfan.htm
Wedge:
3 - Red (Right Top Jet Bumper, Left Top Jet Bumper, Lower Top Jet Bumper)
3 - Warm White (Left Bottom Jet Bumper, Top Bottom Jet Bumper, Right Bottom Jet Bumper,

4 SMD 6.3V AC/DC SUPREME BRIGHTNESS NON GHOSTING *EXCLUSIVE* http://www.cometpinball.com/product-p/4smd3528-ng.htm
Wedge:
4 - Natural White (S Compass Arrow, W Compass Arrow, N Compass Arrow, E Compass Arrow)

LEDs needed for GI LIGHTS:
1 SMD 6.3V AC/DC SUPREME BRIGHTNESS 5050 BULB
http://www.cometpinball.com/product-p/1smd5050.htm
Bayonet, Frosted:
58 - Natural White (21 playfield GI, 35 Required for Backbox GI, 2 Required for coin door)
Wedge Frosted:
5 - Natural White (behind lightning cloud in back of cabinet)

FLASHERS
#906 FLASHER
http://www.cometpinball.com/product-p/8smdflash.htm
10 - Natural White (3x Lightning Cloud in back of cabinet, Million, Compass, Spinner, Upper Jets, Lower Jets, 3-Drop Target, Middle Target)
5 – Red (Bottom Rt, Ramp Top, Ramp Upper Middle, Ramp Lower Middle, Ramp Bottom (inside domes)

#2239 1 year ago

Hi! I am trying update U26 and U27 because original game roms have German language. I downloaded last firmware it from IPDB source and burn it on EEPROM. When i install it, system don't boot. I used 512k EEPROM for new firmware. original used 256k. Somebody knows what it can be? I only update U26 and U27. What i made wrong?

#2240 1 year ago

Hi all! I’ll be putting an ad up later today but have a CPR Silver Whirlwind playfield I had bought anticipating a game that didn’t materialize. Now I’m moving and need to clear out items I’m not using so selling. I’ll take some photos when I put the ad up but it’s never used, taken out of the box for a couple weeks then put back in and stored in the house.

Will be asking 800 obo, thanks!

Edit: ad with photos up:
https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/65786

#2241 1 year ago

Anyone have a spare used long skinny plastic for just left of (the right ramp entrance)?

-mof

#2242 1 year ago

Project overkill going on.... wonder what a painted power supply would look like?

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#2243 1 year ago
Quoted from pencilneck:

Project overkill going on.... wonder what a painted power supply would look like?

Use some heat resistant paint?

#2244 1 year ago
Quoted from pencilneck:

... wonder what a painted power supply would look like?

Nope, but I know what a transformer painted blue looks like...

#2245 1 year ago
Quoted from bailorgana:

Some changes made to the list based on discussion with Comet and some bulbs being discontinued - what do you guys think?
LEDs needed for CONTROLLED LAMPS/INSERTS:
1 SMD 6.3V AC/DC SUPREME BRIGHTNESS NON GHOSTING BULB
http://www.cometpinball.com/product-p/1smd5050ng.htm
Bayonet FROSTED:
2 - Warm White - (Middle Standup, Shoot again)
1 - Green - (LOCK (Right Ramp))
6 - Natural White - (2 TOLLS (Right Ramp), RELEASE (left Ramp), SHOT (Skill Shot Right), SKILL (Skill Shot Middle), SUPER (Skill Shot Left), Spinner)
3 – Red - (MILLION PLUS (L Ramp), NE (R Standup-R Ramp)) (Left Cellar Sign)
3 - Orange/Amber - (MILLION (Left Ramp), SE (Right Loop), SE (Right Standup Target))
1 - Yellow (Right Cellar Sign)
Bayonet, CLEAR:
2 - Warm White (NW (Left Standup), NW (L Standup-R Ramp)
Wedge FROSTED:
18 - Natural White (Top Drop 50K, Top Drop 75K, Top Drop 100K, Top Drop 150K, Toll 1, Toll 2, Toll 3, Toll 4, Toll 5, 2X, 3X) (All Backglass Awards (Up Jets On, 250K, Ex. Ball On, 3-Bank 100K, 500K, Lite Million, Low Jets On))
7 - Orange/Amber (Top Drop QUICK, SE Compass Arrow, Toll 30, Toll 20, Toll 10, 4X, 5X)
1 - Warm White (NW Compass Arrow)
3 – Green (SW Compass Arrow, SW (Left Loop), SW (Inner Loop Arrow))
7 – Red (SPECIAL (Left Outlane), SPECIAL (Right Outlane), Top Drop Ex. Ball, NE Compass Arrow, NE (Left Return Lane), 6X Lites Ex. Ball, 6X Lites Special)
6 LED 6.3V AC/DC BRILLIANT CRYSTAL FAN SHAPE LED http://www.cometpinball.com/product-p/6smdfan.htm
Wedge:
3 - Red (Right Top Jet Bumper, Left Top Jet Bumper, Lower Top Jet Bumper)
3 - Warm White (Left Bottom Jet Bumper, Top Bottom Jet Bumper, Right Bottom Jet Bumper,
4 SMD 6.3V AC/DC SUPREME BRIGHTNESS NON GHOSTING *EXCLUSIVE* http://www.cometpinball.com/product-p/4smd3528-ng.htm
Wedge:
4 - Natural White (S Compass Arrow, W Compass Arrow, N Compass Arrow, E Compass Arrow)
LEDs needed for GI LIGHTS:
1 SMD 6.3V AC/DC SUPREME BRIGHTNESS 5050 BULB
http://www.cometpinball.com/product-p/1smd5050.htm
Bayonet, Frosted:
58 - Natural White (21 playfield GI, 35 Required for Backbox GI, 2 Required for coin door)
Wedge Frosted:
5 - Natural White (behind lightning cloud in back of cabinet)
FLASHERS
#906 FLASHER
http://www.cometpinball.com/product-p/8smdflash.htm
10 - Natural White (3x Lightning Cloud in back of cabinet, Million, Compass, Spinner, Upper Jets, Lower Jets, 3-Drop Target, Middle Target)
5 – Red (Bottom Rt, Ramp Top, Ramp Upper Middle, Ramp Lower Middle, Ramp Bottom (inside domes)

Comet should have this togehter as a Kit to order.

I used the 2smd frosted supreme bright sunlight from comet on my GI and I think it looks really really good.

#2246 1 year ago

Mine is fully restored. Now and before restoration.
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#2247 1 year ago
Quoted from vbobrusev:

Mine is fully restored. Now and before restoration.

Looks awesome!!!!

#2248 1 year ago

Best game to date. What a thrilling game!!!! Whirlwind just keeps pulling me in more and more.....late night mano a mano and I walk away on top with new Grand Champion score! Drop the mic....

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#2249 1 year ago
Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

Best game to date. What a thrilling game!!!! Whirlwind just keeps pulling me in more and more.....late night mano a mano and I walk away on top with new Grand Champion score! Drop the mic....

Odd seeing a dark TZ next to it!

#2250 1 year ago
Quoted from GoneFishinLvMsg:

Odd seeing a dark TZ next to it!

Not really. I preferred whirlwind to tz. I may be alone on that but I didn’t care for Twilight Zone after owning it. It has the worst flow ever. Just my humble opinion. Whirlwind is basically perfect.

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