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Whirlwind Club... Members Only!


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#2801 6 months ago
Quoted from pencilneck:

Welcome to the club. You might find this helpful for a paint color:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/TV12ei6xxh1H43s36
If you plan on doing playfield swap, then I would suggest to strip the cabinet, bondo/sand baby butt smooth, then new cabinet decals and paint so you have a better than new cabinet.

What type of paint did you use? Gloss? NY banned oil based paint...

#2802 6 months ago
Quoted from northerndude:

How about this one? Dante has paint codes in also, maybe too old too?
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/whirlwind-face-lift

I ended up matching off of a piece I chipped off the backbox, it turned out pretty much perfectly. I took that code with me as well, and according to the guy at HD my scan and the code you linked are nearly identical so I went with my scanned chip. pencilneck's code was too blue, but is probably a match for new decals rather than an old cabinet. My code is attached for anyone interested.

Anyways, does anyone know the part number for the right orbit spinner? Is this it? https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/A-11915

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#2803 6 months ago
Quoted from yaksplat:

What type of paint did you use? Gloss? NY banned oil based paint...

How far is the state line?

#2804 6 months ago
Quoted from yaksplat:

What type of paint did you use? Gloss? NY banned oil based paint...

The Behr "Deep Base MQ333" is a semi-gloss enamel, so should be legal.

https://www.behr.com/consumer/products/interior-paint-and-primer/behr-marquee-interior/behr-marquee-semi-gloss-enamel

#2805 6 months ago
Quoted from atrainn:

Anyways, does anyone know the part number for the right orbit spinner? Is this it? https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/A-11915
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It’s part #B-13339 and the one you referenced is a little different. Try pinball resource or Action Pinball.

#2806 6 months ago

Recently my Whirlwind game made a new sound and lighting effect that I had not seen or heard before and flashed "three way combo" on the display.
I am not sure what I did but it seems to be a special accomplishment -- I have only seen this once in the 25 years I have had this game. What did I do to get this "three way combo" thing?

#2807 6 months ago
Quoted from AdjustFailure:

Recently my Whirlwind game made a new sound and lighting effect that I had not seen or heard before and flashed "three way combo" on the display.
I am not sure what I did but it seems to be a special accomplishment -- I have only seen this once in the 25 years I have had this game. What did I do to get this "three way combo" thing?

It's the cool siren sound for the three way.....
One shot thru the pops, then around the orbit off the upper flipper, then the millions ramp off the upper flipper. It rocks!

#2808 6 months ago

Besides a topper I'm also looking for a full set of plastics. If you have them laying around let me know.

#2809 6 months ago

The lower PF GI is not working on the Whirlwind I am working on getting back on its feet. From the schematics it looks like the lower PF GI is on a relay with the backbox GI? The connectors on the interconnect board don't look obviously burnt. Is this usually a interconnect board issue or a relay issue? I did find a relay under the PF but I'm not sure this is the "relay board" referenced in the manual?

#2810 6 months ago
Quoted from AdjustFailure:

Recently my Whirlwind game made a new sound and lighting effect that I had not seen or heard before and flashed "three way combo" on the display.
I am not sure what I did but it seems to be a special accomplishment -- I have only seen this once in the 25 years I have had this game. What did I do to get this "three way combo" thing?

The three way combo is like one of the most gratifying shots ever, its the most that I have had in my collection for sure.

#2811 6 months ago
Quoted from EEE:

It’s part #B-13339 and the one you referenced is a little different. Try pinball resource or Action Pinball.

Thanks, I'll reach out to PBR! Though, would the one I linked still work? I think I'd prefer a metal spinner over a plastic one that whirlwind comes with (at least that's what mine has). Visually it seems like it's in good shape, but the ball just bounces off of it most of the time rather than it spinning easily.

#2812 6 months ago
Quoted from Pinball_Gizzard:

The lower PF GI is not working on the Whirlwind I am working on getting back on its feet. From the schematics it looks like the lower PF GI is on a relay with the backbox GI? The connectors on the interconnect board don't look obviously burnt. Is this usually a interconnect board issue or a relay issue? I did find a relay under the PF but I'm not sure this is the "relay board" referenced in the manual?

Check this thread, may be useful.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/bk2k-upper-group-of-backbox-gi-out#post-4953035

#2813 6 months ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

It's the cool siren sound for the three way.....
One shot thru the pops, then around the orbit off the upper flipper, then the millions ramp off the upper flipper. It rocks!

Oh so that's how I got that had the game for about 5 years and first time I heard it was about a month ago, but didn't know what happened. Thanks, now I will be trying for it.....

#2814 6 months ago
Quoted from Mageek:

Oh so that's how I got that had the game for about 5 years and first time I heard it was about a month ago, but didn't know what happened. Thanks, now I will be trying for it.....

That's the best way to make sure it never happens again. I think it's one of the harder combos to hit. I've only ever hit it accidentally.

#2815 6 months ago
Quoted from Mageek:

Oh so that's how I got that had the game for about 5 years and first time I heard it was about a month ago, but didn't know what happened. Thanks, now I will be trying for it.....

That's pretty much my main goal every game. Whenever I get it, I tell upstairs to my son " Did ya hear it?!"

#2816 6 months ago

Hi guys! Just joined the club . Up to 7 system 11's at this point

Question, if I lock a ball under the ramp kick out should the upper flipper be strong enough to hit the flipper up the ramp? I feel like I can hit it but only every now and again and it is real slow if it goes up there. However, if I shoot the loop and get the ball some momentum and I hit it correctly I can get that almost every time. Is this normal? Thanks!

#2817 6 months ago

For me, it’s not an easy shot from the lock. Is it too steep? It seems I be all about timing and hitting it perfect on my WW

#2818 6 months ago
Quoted from northerndude:

For me, it’s not an easy shot from the lock. Is it too steep? It seems I be all about timing and hitting it perfect on my WW

I think this is the perfect way to describe it, its like I can hit it but it better be perfect.

#2819 6 months ago
Quoted from darcangeloel:

I think this is the perfect way to describe it, its like I can hit it but it better be perfect.

That's how mine is. I think if you could make the shot easily it wouldn't be as rewarding when you nail it.

#2820 6 months ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

That's how mine is. I think if you could make the shot easily it wouldn't be as rewarding when you nail it.

That's also how I feel about the 3-way combo. Holy crap is that one all about timing. So freakin' gratifying. Probably only have about 4 or 5 of them. The next one will never feel diminished either. Love the sounds and lights from it.

#2821 6 months ago

I'm looking to build one of these from ground up and have been on the hunt for a set of wiring harnesses. Anybody have a parted out donor spare set?

#2822 6 months ago
Quoted from BrewNinja:

Besides a topper I'm also looking for a full set of plastics. If you have them laying around let me know.

I recently did a full swap. I have the old ones. Most of the expected broken ones are broken tho.

#2823 6 months ago

Friggin' hate the left side ball hop i'm getting on my WW. Cliffy's return lane guides get rid of that and worth it? Who has bought them?

#2824 6 months ago

You can't really get a good picture of it, but I picked up a CPR mirrored backglass from gabegabegabe and it's really cool!
Great upgrade and met a nice pinsider

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#2825 6 months ago
Quoted from northerndude:

Friggin' hate the left side ball hop i'm getting on my WW. Cliffy's return lane guides get rid of that and worth it? Who has bought them?

Original playfield did this... and the repo playfield does it... grrrr. I to am interested in some feedback about Cliffy's return lane guide.

#2826 6 months ago
Quoted from northerndude:

Friggin' hate the left side ball hop i'm getting on my WW. Cliffy's return lane guides get rid of that and worth it? Who has bought them?

I just put the Cliffy return lane guides in and they are smooth as butter.

#2827 6 months ago
Quoted from kermit24:

I just put the Cliffy return lane guides in and they are smooth as butter.

Thanks for chiming in, looks like I’ll need to order a set

#2828 6 months ago

I put the cliffys return lane guides in all my machines. They are very well worth it and work awesome.

#2829 6 months ago

Would someone be able to provide me a few pictures of the side ramp entry, but from the angle of the side/back of the game? I think the light metal flap that covers the left "wall" of the entry of that ramp is missing, but I want to see what a good one looks like and how its attached to see what part(s) I need to find to replace it.

#2830 6 months ago
Quoted from grantopia:

Would someone be able to provide me a few pictures of the side ramp entry, but from the angle of the side/back of the game? I think the light metal flap that covers the left "wall" of the entry of that ramp is missing, but I want to see what a good one looks like and how its attached to see what part(s) I need to find to replace it.

Not sure if you mean left side or right side ramp.

The left ramp has a metal protector that sits to the right of the 3 bank target leading to the ramp.
My left ramp does not have a metal flap.

The right ramp does not have a metal flap attached, however the right wall (metal bracket) of the lift ramp has a spring steel flap riveted to the bracket protecting the right side entrance to the right ramp.

See pictures.

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#2831 6 months ago
Quoted from zene10:

Not sure if you mean left side or right side ramp.
The left ramp has a metal protector that sits to the right of the 3 bank target leading to the ramp.
My left ramp does not have a metal flap.
The right ramp does not have a metal flap attached, however the right wall (metal bracket) of the lift ramp has a spring steel flap riveted to the bracket protecting the right side entrance to the right ramp.
See pictures.
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Thanks, those first two pictures (side ramp) was what I was looking for. My game looked strange to me because there wasn't a flap covering that gap/post between the metal protector on the 3 bank and the ramp itself but it sounds like there shouldn't be one there. Interesting...

#2832 6 months ago
Quoted from grantopia:

Thanks, those first two pictures (side ramp) was what I was looking for. My game looked strange to me because there wasn't a flap covering that gap/post between the metal protector on the 3 bank and the ramp itself but it sounds like there shouldn't be one there. Interesting...

No protection, that’s why all the ramps are cracked, broken or gone in that spot.

Cliffy’s has a protector
http://www.passionforpinball.com/whirly_pros.htm

#2833 6 months ago

Got my machine booting and now time to sort out the smaller issues. First on the list is the horrible screeching sound that comes from the fan when it turns on. Is there supposed to be any grease over that inner cylinder?

#2834 6 months ago
Quoted from zene10:

No protection, that’s why all the ramps are cracked, broken or gone in that spot.
Cliffy’s has a protector
http://www.passionforpinball.com/whirly_pros.htm

Well that explains that - thank you!

#2835 6 months ago

Need the switch that goes on the right side habitrail near the end. Manual says 5647-12073-21. Marco says 5647-12693-18. Pinball Life comes up with nothing.

What switches are you guys using at this location?

#2836 6 months ago

Does anyone know the placement location of Whirlwind decal 31-1540-574-5-SP?
I'm assuming it is a ramp decal, but it doesn't seem to fit anywhere.
My original ramps did not have this decal attached.
The dimensions are approximately 16.5 cm long by 3 cm wide (6.5 inches long x 1 inch wide).
Thanks.

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#2837 6 months ago

It goes on the left return ramp on the side.

#2838 6 months ago

Anyone that has one of the compass looking shooter rods for sale, please p.m. me.

#2839 6 months ago

My lower and upper right flipper work correctly, but my left flipper doesn't.
Once I press the flipperbutton, the flipper flips and it stays up and doesn't go down again.
I checked the eos switch and the gap was the same as on the other flippers (that work).
It keeps blowing F6 on the aux power board.
Anyone got a clue?

#2840 6 months ago
Quoted from jhanley:

It goes on the left return ramp on the side.

Do you have a photo of this? I also got the decal with my new ramps but it wasn’t on the original.

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#2841 6 months ago
Quoted from kermit24:

Do you have a photo of this? I also got the decal with my new ramps but it wasn’t on the original.
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That's the upper ramp. It could be the decal that goes on the separate plastic above the habitrail just after the ramp.there is a similar yellow one on the left ramp.

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#2842 6 months ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

That's the upper ramp. It could be the decal that goes on the separate plastic above the habitrail just after the ramp.there is a similar yellow one on the left ramp.
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Thanks. Yeah it’s not either one of those. I’ll ask Larry.

#2843 6 months ago

Whereabouts can you buy the yellow pop bumper cap which has the section cut out? Or do you guys cut up a complete one?

About to restore mine and want new caps.

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#2844 6 months ago
Quoted from Flynnyfalcon:

Whereabouts can you buy the yellow pop bumper cap which has the section cut out? Or do you guys cut up a complete one?
About to restore mine and want new caps.
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Just make one.
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Take old one and line up to edge of scrap wood. Use a pick or awl punch to mark holes.

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Take new cap and secure to scrap wood.

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Dig up the roughest single ply toilet paper you can find and start grinding away at the cap.

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As you get close to the edge of the scrap wood, go to finer sand paper

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Check out your work...

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Mount to pop bumper... drink beer.

#2845 6 months ago

LOL... Toilet paper.

#2846 6 months ago
Quoted from pencilneck:

Just make one.
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Take old one and line up to edge of scrap wood. Use a pick or awl punch to mark holes.
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Take new cap and secure to scrap wood.
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Dig up the roughest single ply toilet paper you can find and start grinding away at the cap.
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As you get close to the edge of the scrap wood, go to finer sand paper
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Check out your work...
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Mount to pop bumper... drink beer.

Awesome. Thank you!!

#2847 6 months ago
Quoted from pencilneck:

Just make one.
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Take old one and line up to edge of scrap wood. Use a pick or awl punch to mark holes.
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Take new cap and secure to scrap wood.
[quoted image]
Dig up the roughest single ply toilet paper you can find and start grinding away at the cap.
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As you get close to the edge of the scrap wood, go to finer sand paper
[quoted image]
Check out your work...
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Mount to pop bumper... drink beer.

What are those pop bumper lights? work well?

#2848 6 months ago
Quoted from Flynnyfalcon:

What are those pop bumper lights? work well?

PopBlast from Marco.
Afterburner from Cointaker.

I like them, used them in Earthshaker as well.

#2849 6 months ago
Quoted from Flynnyfalcon:

Whereabouts can you buy the yellow pop bumper cap which has the section cut out? Or do you guys cut up a complete one?
About to restore mine and want new caps.
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I did mine this way:

Remove old pop bumper cap.
Trace line onto new cap with sharpie or whatever. Make sure to line up the holes correctly or the cap will not be correct.
Cut the line with a dremel tool with a plastic cutting wheel on it.
Sand the edge to finish.
Done!

#2850 6 months ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

That's the upper ramp. It could be the decal that goes on the separate plastic above the habitrail just after the ramp.there is a similar yellow one on the left ramp.
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Yes, it's the left ramp. Should have put a scale on my decal. It's only about 7 inches long and does not have the hand - huge clue.

Thanks to jhanley I put it here. Made sense since it's on the outside of a ramp. No where else made sense.

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