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Whirlwind Club... Members Only!


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#2951 52 days ago

Location: Lit Arcade Bar, Amarillo TX
Time: Evening on the 26th of August in the year 2019

Clean Sweep plus Six!
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#2952 52 days ago

LOL, nice

#2953 52 days ago

Can anyone tell me if once you hit all 3 drop targets are they supposed to reset. Right now they only reset at the start of the next ball. I thought they did before but now I'm not sure. Thank you in advance for any help.

#2954 52 days ago
Quoted from Buzz:

Can anyone tell me if once you hit all 3 drop targets are they supposed to reset. Right now they only reset at the start of the next ball. I thought they did before but now I'm not sure. Thank you in advance for any help.

They for sure should reset everytime and give you 100,000 bonus for sweeping them all at once. Sounds like one of the targets isn't registering, the machine can only see 2 out of the 3 targets are down. Check the switches on the targets along with any wires that may have come loose from switches.

#2955 52 days ago

Thank you will do

#2956 52 days ago

Does anyone happen to have an extra Whirlwind manual for sale? Thanks

#2957 51 days ago
Quoted from scampcamp:

Does anyone happen to have an extra Whirlwind manual for sale? Thanks

I don't but there is one on Ebay.

#2958 51 days ago
Quoted from jhanley:

I don't but there is one on Ebay.

Thanks... I saw that 1 but I'm pretty sure it's a re-print.

#2959 51 days ago

Found some NOS spinner decals to replace my way off repros. Hoping they stick *fingers crossed*

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#2960 51 days ago

Joined the club. Stripping it now. It's a player but played flawlessly before stripping. For $2k I'm happy. I'll post pics when done. Pics are after I took off all the mylar.
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#2961 51 days ago
Quoted from orangegsx:

Found some NOS spinner decals to replace my way off repros. Hoping they stick *fingers crossed*

Where are the way off repros from? I bought from pinball center, they are crap and totally off.

#2962 51 days ago
Quoted from Axl:

Where are the way off repros from? I bought from pinball center, they are crap and totally off.

I’m not sure where they came from, they were on the game. The nos decals play so much different though, they really grab the ball. Completes the game for me.

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#2963 51 days ago

Pretty sure this is where I got 'em when I restored my pin:
https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/31-1536-574

They will alter the path of the ball during operation and as best I can tell, they are the same as the worn out ones I removed.

#2964 51 days ago
Quoted from pencilneck:

Pretty sure this is where I got 'em when I restored my pin:
https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/31-1536-574
They will alter the path of the ball during operation and as best I can tell, they are the same as the worn out ones I removed.

Those look like the ones I pulled off.

#2965 51 days ago

Pic of the new ones installed.
https://i.imgur.com/IcMHTPp.jpg

Pic of the originals:
https://i.imgur.com/k9xI0hs.jpg

Colors are a bit different, but that could be due to the old ones suffering from fade. The textured surface felt more or less the same overall.

#2966 51 days ago
Quoted from pencilneck:

Pic of the new ones installed.
https://i.imgur.com/IcMHTPp.jpg
Pic of the originals:
https://i.imgur.com/k9xI0hs.jpg
Colors are a bit different, but that could be due to the old ones suffering from fade. The textured surface felt more or less the same overall.

Look good.. my nos ones almost feel like leather or something. The ones that were on it were a hard clear plastic with bumps on it. Didn’t really grip the ball st all.

#2967 48 days ago

Picked up a whirlwind last weekend and have it playing solid after rebuilding the power supply and some small adjustments. My top glass on the display is somewhat dim even after sealing the 39k resistors. I will be replacing the display sometime soon but curious to see some phots of rottendog vs xpin. Wondering if the blue looks any good?

Added 47 days ago:

Swapping the 39k resistors rather

#2968 48 days ago
Quoted from BenB:

Picked up a whirlwind last weekend and have it playing solid after rebuilding the power supply and some small adjustments. My top glass on the display is somewhat dim even after sealing the 39k resistors. I will be replacing the display sometime soon but curious to see some phots of rottendog vs xpin. Wondering if the blue looks any good?

GO WHITE!

#2969 44 days ago

Can someone also point me in the direction of a replacement spinner and foil decals for my WW

#2970 43 days ago
Quoted from BenB:

Can someone also point me in the direction of a replacement spinner and foil decals for my WW

ebay: search holographic fishing lure tape.

ebay.com link » 3 X 12 2 Pk New Micro Prism Holographic Fishing Lure Tape In 16 Colors

#2971 43 days ago
Quoted from zene10:

ebay: search holographic fishing lure tape.
ebay.com link » 3 X 12 2 Pk New Micro Prism Holographic Fishing Lure Tape In 16 Colors

good call! thanks!

#2972 43 days ago
Quoted from pencilneck:

Pretty sure this is where I got 'em when I restored my pin:
https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/31-1536-574

They will alter the path of the ball during operation and as best I can tell, they are the same as the worn out ones I removed.

Im woundering if these spinner decals are close to the original. Looking for some nos or something close.

#2973 43 days ago

I've never seen any repos that are close to the original. The ball doesn't get grabbed like it used to.

#2974 43 days ago
Quoted from yaksplat:

I've never seen any repos that are close to the original. The ball doesn't get grabbed like it used to.

That’s why I keep my originals on the game, even though I would love to have brand new ones.

#2975 40 days ago

Im looking for set of nos spinner decals if anyone has a set. I agree with everyone here that the aftermarket set will not move the ball like the originals. Wish someone could make a set.

#2976 40 days ago

Good luck. I've never seen any anywhere. But i'm up for some too

#2977 40 days ago
Quoted from zene10:

ebay: search holographic fishing lure tape.
ebay.com link » 3 X 12 2 Pk New Micro Prism Holographic Fishing Lure Tape In 16 Colors

Awesome that will work. Thanks!

#2978 40 days ago
Quoted from yaksplat:

I don't think it'll be that noticable, but radcals match the dull paint color, not the original like you'll see under the legs.[quoted image]

getting ready to order these, did you get yours started yet? like to see how they look, and what prep is needed.

#2979 40 days ago

Howdy, my spinner stopped rotating the Super Cellar Door Value. When I checked it out one of the wires had broken off. Can anyone tell me where this wire should go in the photo?

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#2980 40 days ago

I was recently working my way through the solenoid tests and found that 05 23 and 05 25 where not flashing the lighting flashers. I believe the only light that lights up of the 5 flashers in this photo is the one on the right when 05 26 is on (in the photo it looks like the second is on, but i believe thats the light behind it). Any suggestions on how to trouble shoot this? I did change the bulbs.

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#2981 40 days ago

For your first issue, it looks like this connection has no wire, must be there??

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#2982 40 days ago
Quoted from codered9394:

Im looking for set of nos spinner decals if anyone has a set. I agree with everyone here that the aftermarket set will not move the ball like the originals. Wish someone could make a set.

I recall Todd Tuckey having access to the correct ones that are like the originals.

#2983 40 days ago
Quoted from northerndude:

For your first issue, it looks like this connection has no wire, must be there??[quoted image]

Thanks for checking it out. I see how the photo looks like that, but it does not look like it came from there in person. Hmm. I think it must be to the right side of the switch immediately to its left?

#2984 39 days ago
Quoted from Budman:

I recall Todd Tuckey having access to the correct ones that are like the originals.

Is he here on pinside?

#2985 39 days ago

Yes. He is also the owner of TNT Amusements in Southampton PA

#2987 39 days ago
Quoted from ccbiggsoo7:

getting ready to order these, did you get yours started yet? like to see how they look, and what prep is needed.

Just put them on today. Process here: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/full-restore-of-a-whirlwind#post-5193174

Plenty I didn't think I'd have to do.
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#2988 39 days ago
Quoted from granolapunk:

Howdy, my spinner stopped rotating the Super Cellar Door Value. When I checked it out one of the wires had broken off. Can anyone tell me where this wire should go in the photo?[quoted image]

According to the switch matrix that should be the first switch in the green / blue column.

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#2989 39 days ago
Quoted from northerndude:

For your first issue, it looks like this connection has no wire, must be there??[quoted image]

You don't connect switch wires to lamp wires. I don't even know what kind of mess this would cause, but it would be very bad.

#2990 39 days ago
Quoted from granolapunk:

Can anyone tell me where this wire should go in the photo?

Follow this yellow wire and see if it connects to a green/blue wire. If it does, then connect it to where my arrow is pointing.

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#2991 39 days ago

Here's a few shots of my old one and another I did that shows the wiring in a little better detail. I don't have mine or would get you better pics.
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#2992 39 days ago
Quoted from Budman:

Yes. He is also the owner of TNT Amusements in Southampton PA

He said he didnt have any left. Still searching for spinner decals.

#2993 39 days ago

Deleted... It seems there is no way to delete a post?
Sorry, learning, long time stalker, few times poster

#2994 38 days ago
Quoted from granolapunk:

I was recently working my way through the solenoid tests and found that 05 23 and 05 25 where not flashing the lighting flashers. I believe the only light that lights up of the 5 flashers in this photo is the one on the right when 05 26 is on (in the photo it looks like the second is on, but i believe thats the light behind it). Any suggestions on how to trouble shoot this? I did change the bulbs.[quoted image]

Still trying to learn about how to address this issue with my lightning lighting. I see in the Solenoid table the following details for rows 23 and 25. Any suggestions on where to start next or resources to learn how to trouble shoot this? I have reseated the cables and replaced the bulbs.

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#2995 38 days ago
Quoted from GRUMPY:

Follow this yellow wire and see if it connects to a green/blue wire. If it does, then connect it to where my arrow is pointing.[quoted image]

Quoted from dmacy:

Here's a few shots of my old one and another I did that shows the wiring in a little better detail. I don't have mine or would get you better pics.
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Thank you Grumpy, dmacy and mageek. The yellow line does go from the switch (NE) to its left to the next switch (NW) which does connect to a green/blue wire. Ill go ahead and give it a shot tonight connecting it to the right side of the NE switch. Appreciate the details.

#2996 38 days ago

And I now have spinner action with changing Super Cellar Door values Thank you.

#2997 38 days ago
Quoted from granolapunk:

And I now have spinner action with changing Super Cellar Door values Thank you.

Nice work brother!

#2998 38 days ago
Quoted from granolapunk:

Still trying to learn about how to address this issue with my lightning lighting. I see in the Solenoid table the following details for rows 23 and 25. Any suggestions on where to start next or resources to learn how to trouble shoot this? I have reseated the cables and replaced the bulbs.[quoted image]

During game play it appears the two lights on the right function correctly and provide lightning at different times with the lower row of general illumination turning off and on. I dont believe any of the other three lights on the center and left ever light. I assume they should be lighting up when the other two are.

#2999 38 days ago
Quoted from granolapunk:

During game play it appears the two lights on the right function correctly and provide lightning at different times with the lower row of general illumination turning off and on. I dont believe any of the other three lights on the center and left ever light. I assume they should be lighting up when the other two are.

You should start at the light board, sometimes the sockets lose good contact with the board. Bend the little tabs up and swap the sockets from the left side to the right and test. Reflow the solder at the header pins and where the lamp sockets make contact with the board, and re-pin or replace the connector. Then start working back to the source which is the sound overlay board J4.

#3000 37 days ago
Quoted from Mageek:

You should start at the light board, sometimes the sockets lose good contact with the board. Bend the little tabs up and swap the sockets from the left side to the right and test. Reflow the solder at the header pins and where the lamp sockets make contact with the board, and re-pin or replace the connector. Then start working back to the source which is the sound overlay board J4.

Thank you. You helped me to the wires shortly before the sound overlay board where it looks like some sort of "repair" was made previously. Next time I have more than a few minutes I will start there.

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