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Whirlwind Club... Members Only!


By mof

7 years ago



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#3001 1 year ago

i am working on repros plastics for whirlwind, made a test run of plastics. if somebody want this plastics on picture, let me know. Plastics made from PETG
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#3002 1 year ago

I wouldn't mind some spares, what are you asking?

#3003 1 year ago

Im interested as well. I could use all 4 to keep from breaking up a new set.

#3004 1 year ago

Just need a quick sanity check. Does the connector from the backglass illumination go to the interconnect board connection j7, pins 6-10?
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The one on mine has 6 pins with a couple disconnected and red in pin 6 of the connector.
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#3005 1 year ago
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#3006 1 year ago

Thanks! What's my odd 6th short wire?

#3007 1 year ago
Quoted from vbobrusev:

i am working on repros plastics for whirlwind, made a test run of plastics. if somebody want this plastics on picture, let me know. Plastics made from PETG
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I’d be interested as well

#3008 1 year ago

I'll be putting in Comet Comet LEDs but have read some things about using incandescent bulbs for the flashers. Is this a good idea & why? Thanks

#3009 1 year ago
Quoted from scampcamp:

I'll be putting in Comet Comet LEDs but have read some things about using incandescent bulbs for the flashers. Is this a good idea & why? Thanks

Because LED flashers are freakin bright. And traditional flashers look good still.

#3011 1 year ago
Quoted from yaksplat:

Thanks! What's my odd 6th short wire?

Can't really tell the colour from the photo but if it is Brn / Gry check this diagram.

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#3012 1 year ago
Quoted from Mageek:

Can't really tell the colour from the photo but if it is Brn / Gry check this diagram.[quoted image]

Ah... It's the lone wire that's going to J11 on the interconnect board.

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#3013 1 year ago
Quoted from scampcamp:

I'll be putting in Comet Comet LEDs but have read some things about using incandescent bulbs for the flashers. Is this a good idea & why? Thanks

I had LED flashers. It something about the System 11 boards/wiring caused the flashers to flicker when I hit flippers. There’s a way to install diodes on each flasher to stop it from happening, but in the end, I didn’t want to alter the game originality and put the incandescent flashers back in. Only on the flashers insert the red domes. I did put a mix of white and purple LED in the flashers behind the back panel clouds and they work/look great!

#3014 1 year ago

Has anyone picked up the CPR mirrored back glass for Whirlwind? Or any other mirrored one in that case. I'm curious about how they look.

#3015 1 year ago
Quoted from yaksplat:

Has anyone picked up the CPR mirrored back glass for Whirlwind? Or any other mirrored one in that case. I'm curious about how they look.[quoted image]

IMHO, it is much darker in color than the original, much more noticeable when the pin turned off. If I can find my original, I'll see about doing a side by side photo of them. But with the pin turned on, and an Coin Taker LED kit, I'm very happy with how it looks.

#3016 1 year ago

Hello new Whirlwind owner and new to the forum in general. Looking forward to reading through everything here soon. 1st project, new power cord end starts tomorrow. Ground was pulled out. There will definitely be some lighting changes needing made soon and a multiball issue to troubleshoot soon.

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#3017 1 year ago

Hey, yours has a red plunger too. I wonder how many have red...

#3018 1 year ago
Quoted from misterman:

Hello new Whirlwind owner and new to the forum in general. Looking forward to reading through everything here soon. 1st project, new power cord end starts tomorrow. Ground was pulled out. There will definitely be some lighting changes needing made soon and a multiball issue to troubleshoot soon.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

please, that backglass has gave me retina damage!

#3019 1 year ago
Quoted from yaksplat:

Hey, yours has a red plunger too. I wonder how many have red...

We could do a poll lol.

#3020 1 year ago
Quoted from ccbiggsoo7:

please, that backglass has gave me retina damage!

I'll fix it! Just got it home Saturday

#3021 1 year ago
Quoted from ccbiggsoo7:

please, that backglass has gave me retina damage!

The playfield too...

#3022 1 year ago

Can anybody point me in the right direction as far as finding a replacement spinner for my WW. Mine is currently beat to crap and would like a new one. I ordered new orange foil so I’m good on the decal part.

#3023 1 year ago
Quoted from BenB:

Can anybody point me in the right direction as far as finding a replacement spinner for my WW. Mine is currently beat to crap and would like a new one. I ordered new orange foil so I’m good on the decal part.

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#3024 1 year ago

Does anyone know where to buy a set of ramp decals? Mine have areas that detached and dirt/grime got underneath from some previous cleaning attempt.

#3025 1 year ago
Quoted from yaksplat:

Does anyone know where to buy a set of ramp decals? Mine have areas that detached and dirt/grime got underneath from some previous cleaning attempt.

If the decals are in good shape clean with isopropyl to remove all adhesive and dirt.

Re-adhere with spray adhesive or double sided tape like Scotch ATG Adhesive Transfer Tape 976.

#3026 1 year ago

I'm wanting to make a light bulb order but before I do I thought I'd run it by you all. 50 1smd non ghosting frosted, bayonet, 50 1smd non ghosting frosted wedge. Would that be a good start and those are compatible correct? Those are all 6.3v. Then to get free shipping, maybe some flashers? The 8smd 12 volts would work correct? I haven't gotten to check what base style the flashers are in my machine. I have had some lights on very faintly when they shouldn't be so I figured non- ghosting wouldn't be the worst idea.

#3027 1 year ago
Quoted from misterman:

I'm wanting to make a light bulb order but before I do I thought I'd run it by you all. 50 1smd non ghosting frosted, bayonet, 50 1smd non ghosting frosted wedge. Would that be a good start and those are compatible correct? Those are all 6.3v. Then to get free shipping, maybe some flashers? The 8smd 12 volts would work correct? I haven't gotten to check what base style the flashers are in my machine. I have had some lights on very faintly when they shouldn't be so I figured non- ghosting wouldn't be the worst idea.

Leave your flashers incandescent. Due to other problems if you read up in thread recent posts. If you lift your PF, you could count out your bayonet and wedge, If you wanted you could color match your inserts with non-ghosting frosted. And do 2smd frosted for your GI, Probably going to be short with only 100

#3028 1 year ago

HERE IT COMESSSS!!!

ok well this is when it usually comes... uneventfully start to multi-ball tonight..

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#3029 1 year ago

That's the best start you could possibly get.

#3030 1 year ago
Quoted from northerndude:

Leave your flashers incandescent. Due to other problems if you read up in thread recent posts. If you lift your PF, you could count out your bayonet and wedge, If you wanted you could color match your inserts with non-ghosting frosted. And do 2smd frosted for your GI, Probably going to be short with only 100

Thanks for the advice! I don't plan on replacing every light right away or color matching. Just looking to build a nice stockpile. I'll probably start by replacing the handful that are burnt out, ghosting or just don't look right. For some reason my 2 nw targets are different colors currently and the storm chaser on my back glass is a giant bright red mess. Just mainly wanted to make sure those specific bulbs from comet pinball are good to go. I can always order more I'd just hate to have 100 bulbs that don't fit.

#3031 1 year ago

The 1smd non ghosting frosted and the 2smd frosted are great bulbs, I use them in everything

#3032 1 year ago
Quoted from orangegsx:

HERE IT COMESSSS!!!
ok well this is when it usually comes... uneventfully start to multi-ball tonight..[quoted image]

Is that an extra layer under the cellar protectors? I see something thin and clear.

#3033 1 year ago
Quoted from yaksplat:

Is that an extra layer under the cellar protectors? I see something thin and clear.

It looks like there might be a playfield protector installed.

#3034 1 year ago
Quoted from yaksplat:

Is that an extra layer under the cellar protectors? I see something thin and clear.

Absolutely that's a playfield protector. I had put one on my Bally Game Show, man it played fast with it!

#3035 1 year ago
Quoted from northerndude:

Absolutely that's a playfield protector. I had put one on my Bally Game Show, man it played fast with it!

Ah... you know, i was looking at it wrong. I was thinking that it wasn't covering everything and that it was just around the edges. I see it now. Thanks!

#3036 1 year ago

what does the part look like that lifts the ramp? I can't get a good picture of it anywhere. Mine looks like a cut off and ground post. Is that what it should be?IMG_20190920_103155 (resized).jpg

#3037 1 year ago

Yup

#3038 1 year ago
Quoted from yaksplat:

what does the part look like that lifts the ramp? I can't get a good picture of it anywhere. Mine looks like a cut off and ground post. Is that what it should be?[quoted image]

It wears out that way. I got one at Marco pinball. Part # 02-4429

#3039 1 year ago

Wow, that's surprising. I'd expect to see something that's machined and not made with a grinder.

#3040 1 year ago
Quoted from yaksplat:

what does the part look like that lifts the ramp? I can't get a good picture of it anywhere. Mine looks like a cut off and ground post. Is that what it should be?[quoted image]

Pin crank for ramp lifting mechanism.
https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/02-4429

#3041 1 year ago
Quoted from jhanley:

It wears out that way. I got one at Marco pinball. Part # 02-4429

I think mine was hand made. There's no way that half of the shaft wore out evenly. Adding this to my next order. Thanks!

#3042 1 year ago

When it gets like that it won't lift the ramp high enough and ball will get stuck underneath it.

#3043 1 year ago
Quoted from jhanley:

When it gets like that it won't lift the ramp high enough and ball will get stuck underneath it.

Mine was worn the same way as that.

#3044 1 year ago

A short film staring my Whirlwind:

#3045 1 year ago
Quoted from pencilneck:

A short film staring my Whirlwind:

It's amazing how often that happens.

#3046 1 year ago
Quoted from pencilneck:

A short film staring my Whirlwind:

Geez, great score. My GC is still at 15mil, my WW is brutal!!

Great looking pin btw.

#3047 1 year ago
Quoted from yaksplat:

Has anyone picked up the CPR mirrored back glass for Whirlwind? Or any other mirrored one in that case. I'm curious about how they look.

WhiWi is byside with TZ and TAF a keeper in my collection. Yes, I have the mirrored glas. It looks great but only people involved in pinball will see the difference !
I also have a custom made mirrorglas in TZ, also looking great. I love the effect that mirror looks trough in some areas !
It is worth the money ...

Quoted from pencilneck:

A short film staring my Whirlwind:

Very nice work !
BUT .. are you shaking the poor pin or the camera ?!

#3048 1 year ago
Quoted from pencilneck:

A short film staring my Whirlwind:

Crazy score without any multipliers lit!

Cool video.. seems like most my games end in a left outlane drain.

#3049 1 year ago
Quoted from vbobrusev:

i am working on repros plastics for whirlwind, made a test run of plastics. if somebody want this plastics on picture, let me know. Plastics made from PETG
[quoted image]

Yes please!

#3050 1 year ago

Does anyone know what type of plastic the original Whirlwind topper is made of? I'm looking to repair mine with Plastex, but the standard kit states "Not for use on Polypropylene or Polyethylene".

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