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Whirlwind Club... Members Only!


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#3751 5 months ago
Quoted from Jmckune:

Just for comparisons sake, it takes about $20 and 20-30 mins to rebuild a power supply with new components and have far superior reliability than the rotten dog.

The one I picked up was from Marco.. not sure if it is a Rottendog replacement or someone else. The photos look different from the Rottendog ones.

It would prob take me an hour because I am slow.. that is an hour I could be spending getting your shaker kits built

Rob

#3752 5 months ago

The one from Marco is actually a good design. I just rebuilt the one of mine in Whirlwind and was shocked how easy it was

#3753 5 months ago

Anyone in the SF-Bay / Sacramento / Central Valley area looking to sell their Whirlwind?

My wife and I have moved to a large enough place that we have enough room for a machine of our own! It's rough not being able to shop around at shows, as it seems they won't be happening for the foreseeable future. We've been looking at ads online, but it's hard to pull the trigger on something that we both haven't played. We know that we would love a Whirlwind though. I can promise that it would go to a loving and caring home!

#3754 5 months ago
Quoted from InsideOutlane:

Anyone in the SF-Bay / Sacramento / Central Valley area looking to sell their Whirlwind?
My wife and I have moved to a large enough place that we have enough room for a machine of our own! It's rough not being able to shop around at shows, as it seems they won't be happening for the foreseeable future. We've been looking at ads online, but it's hard to pull the trigger on something that we both haven't played. We know that we would love a Whirlwind though. I can promise that it would go to a loving and caring home!

Try using the PinMap. Filter it to your area and the machine WhirlWind. That'll show who has it within an acceptable distance. PM those people and sometimes that can trigger someone to sell that maybe wouldn't have.

#3755 5 months ago
Quoted from InsideOutlane:

Anyone in the SF-Bay / Sacramento / Central Valley area looking to sell their Whirlwind?
My wife and I have moved to a large enough place that we have enough room for a machine of our own! It's rough not being able to shop around at shows, as it seems they won't be happening for the foreseeable future. We've been looking at ads online, but it's hard to pull the trigger on something that we both haven't played. We know that we would love a Whirlwind though. I can promise that it would go to a loving and caring home!

Post a wanted ad too, I found exactly what I was looking for within 48 hours!

#3756 5 months ago

Is there a way to make the blower (topper) spin faster?
I can hardly feel the power of the wind..
Feels more like a breeze then a whirlwind
Help much appreciated!

#3757 5 months ago

Wow, mines too windy, gets annoying if I can’t hit the ramp

#3758 5 months ago
Quoted from Jmckune:

Post a wanted ad too, I found exactly what I was looking for within 48 hours!

I'll try that, thanks!

#3759 5 months ago
Quoted from northerndude:

Wow, mines too windy, gets annoying if I can’t hit the ramp

Haha that sucks too, but you're in a Whirlwind at least

I don't feel it at all unfortunately..

#3760 5 months ago
Quoted from RobDutch:

Is there a way to make the blower (topper) spin faster?
I can hardly feel the power of the wind..
Feels more like a breeze then a whirlwind
Help much appreciated!

Maybe be the motor is all gummed up and needs some oil or cleaning.

#3761 5 months ago

anybody know the part number for the pop bumper switches? the ones underneath with the spoons.

#3762 5 months ago
Quoted from ccbiggsoo7:

anybody know the part number for the pop bumper switches? the ones underneath with the spoons.

I believe it is B-12030-2

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#3763 5 months ago

Hey guys! Need your help...
My restoration is almost complete. I plugged the PF on the side of the cab to trouble shoot and tune before the final steps.

I found lots of broken connections (last time I use the dishwasher. Fast is not the right way...take your time. A toothbrush and a good playlist)

Question;
1) any of my under board lights (see pic) are working. I lost à huge 16 pins connector in the dishwasher and I found a single brown/Gray wire that might fit. It Looks line Pin1 of J11 on thé interconnect board. When I touch the wire with pin1 nothing is happening...
Here is a couple pictures.
Thanks
Lou

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#3764 5 months ago

...maybe just a picture of which bundle of wires the single Brown/gray wire on J11 is coming from (interconnect board).
Thanks!

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#3765 5 months ago

Btw I sandblasted (good paint stripper will do) the Apron and plunger cover to add a blue Finish on it. Still waiting for the repro decals. I think it will be great!
You got the idea!

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#3766 5 months ago

Not a bad little score tonight...

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#3767 5 months ago

Down to my last issue with my game. The upper green southwest arrow isn’t wanting to light up ever. Not in attract, not in test, not In game. All other lamps are operational and functioning correctly. Verified pulsing dc voltage at outer lugs on the single pcb but there is nothing making it to the part where the socket twists in to. Any ideas? Doesn’t seem like something that would fail but I tried reflowing the diode and the wires and still the same thing.

#3768 5 months ago
Quoted from ElectricLou:

I lost à huge 16 pins connector in the dishwasher and I found a single brown/Gray wire that might fit.

Funny, it fell off the dishwasher on mine too. So much connector, so little wire.

it seems really dumb, but this is it
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#3769 5 months ago

^ That same wire was floating loose after my restoration too. lol

#3770 5 months ago
Quoted from Jmckune:

Down to my last issue with my game. The upper green southwest arrow isn’t wanting to light up ever. Not in attract, not in test, not In game. All other lamps are operational and functioning correctly. Verified pulsing dc voltage at outer lugs on the single pcb but there is nothing making it to the part where the socket twists in to. Any ideas? Doesn’t seem like something that would fail but I tried reflowing the diode and the wires and still the same thing.

Have you tried replacing the diode. Had one go bad on my whirly. I tried everything and it was the diode in the end.

#3771 4 months ago

Been having an issue with my spinner, sometimes the ball hits it and bounces back, the find the spinner is leaning to close to the wall and isn’t allowing to spin, anyone else have this issue, quick game from tonight.

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#3772 4 months ago
Quoted from Magno:

Been having an issue with my spinner, sometimes the ball hits it and bounces back, the find the spinner is leaning to close to the wall and isn’t allowing to spin, anyone else have this issue, quick game from tonight.
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There should be 2 rubber spacing rings on the spinner on the side where the switch lever is. Make sure the one close to the post is pushed adequately so there is no binding

#3773 4 months ago

Hi guys
Still have one thing bugging me with my latest WW restoration.
By the way, to make you laugh, last Time I asked for help was a problem with my board lights under The PF. All board lights were dead. I runned down a mile of wires.
2 days later I realised that I had forgot to put leds in all the board sockets.
Yep. Im that guy

So now I have another problem left. The xtraball drop target is never coming up once it’s hit. It works fine in service but once it’s shot in a game, the coil never activate de Target.
What are the shots that trig this drop Target?
Thsnks!!

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#3774 4 months ago

It should always pop back up. Check the switch at the bottom of the assembly. It sounds like it's not registering.

#3775 4 months ago
Quoted from yaksplat:

It should always pop back up. Check the switch at the bottom of the assembly. It sounds like it's not registering.

Good call yaksplat!
Green wire was out of the opto board connector!
Thanks!

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#3776 4 months ago

Easy fixes are always the best!

#3777 4 months ago

Here’s some shots of those spacers, they seem like plastic not rubber. The spinner doesn’t stay in the middle of the lane.

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#3778 4 months ago
Quoted from Magno:

Here’s some shots of those spacers, they seem like plastic not rubber. The spinner doesn’t stay in the middle of the lane.
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Wasn’t sure exactly what they were made of. In any case, on mine I have it moved so the one on the right in your picture is up above the slope so it forces the spinner to stay in place.

#3779 4 months ago

How does it stay in place if it’s above the slope?it doesn’t fall back down?
On a side note how do we turn off the knocker?
Thanks

#3780 4 months ago
Quoted from ElectricLou:

Hi guys
Still have one thing bugging me with my latest WW restoration.
By the way, to make you laugh, last Time I asked for help was a problem with my board lights under The PF. All board lights were dead. I runned down a mile of wires.
2 days later I realised that I had forgot to put leds in all the board sockets.
Yep. Im that guy
[quoted image]

#3781 4 months ago
Quoted from Magno:

How does it stay in place if it’s above the slope?it doesn’t fall back down?
On a side note how do we turn off the knocker?
Thanks

The rings stay in place pretty good and takes some force to get it up the slope. It does not fall back down

#3782 4 months ago
Quoted from Magno:

On a side note how do we turn off the knocker?

wire cutters.

#3783 4 months ago

Can’t you just turn it off in settings? Why cut wire??

#3784 4 months ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

Can’t you just turn it off in settings? Why cut wire??

I believe there's a molex connector for the knocker (at least mine has one)

#3785 4 months ago
Quoted from Jmckune:

The rings stay in place pretty good and takes some force to get it up the slope. It does not fall back down

I’ll try that thanks

#3786 4 months ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

Can’t you just turn it off in settings? Why cut wire??

I don't think so. If there's a molex, it's not original.

#3787 4 months ago

No love for knockers in here. Odd ...

#3788 4 months ago
Quoted from yaksplat:

I don't think so. If there's a molex, it's not original.

Mine is off. Just disable replay and match awards.

#3789 4 months ago

I love knockers.

#3790 4 months ago
Quoted from Jmckune:

The rings stay in place pretty good and takes some force to get it up the slope. It does not fall back down

So I moved the piece up the slope and it helps to keep the spinner aligned better. I played a game and it was a bit better, but then it started again, those spacers are pretty snug, but I don’t see them stopping the spinner.
I noticed my inserts are raised up quite a bit and makes the ball jump when it rolls over some of them, maybe it’s hopping over that SE insert preventing a smoother spinner shot?

#3791 4 months ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

No love for knockers in here. Odd ...

I play late night and don’t want the family waking up to gunshots

#3792 4 months ago
Quoted from Magno:

So I moved the piece up the slope and it helps to keep the spinner aligned better. I played a game and it was a bit better, but then it started again, those spacers are pretty snug, but I don’t see them stopping the spinner.
I noticed my inserts are raised up quite a bit and makes the ball jump when it rolls over some of them, maybe it’s hopping over that SE insert preventing a smoother spinner shot?

It takes some adjusting. Here’s how mine is just to make sure yours is the same. Is it hitting on the wall or is it getting hung up by a possible bent switch blade underneath?

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#3793 4 months ago

New problem on my WW.
This morning every insert lights and bumper lights are blinking way to fast.
I reseted every connectors. Any ideas?

#3794 4 months ago

Almost done with my Whirlwind restore but I need to find a new spinner. The spinner in my right orbit is clearly not factory and is causing some issues slowing down the ball etc.

I can’t seem to find any linked part on Marco, and I don’t want to just guess. Can someone point me in the right direction to the accurate spinner? Thanks

#3795 4 months ago
Quoted from Jkaping:

Almost done with my Whirlwind restore but I need to find a new spinner. The spinner in my right orbit is clearly not factory and is causing some issues slowing down the ball etc.
I can’t seem to find any linked part on Marco, and I don’t want to just guess. Can someone point me in the right direction to the accurate spinner? Thanks

B-13339

Hard to find.
Your best bet is to contact PBR

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#3796 4 months ago
Quoted from Jkaping:

Almost done with my Whirlwind restore but I need to find a new spinner. The spinner in my right orbit is clearly not factory and is causing some issues slowing down the ball etc.
I can’t seem to find any linked part on Marco, and I don’t want to just guess. Can someone point me in the right direction to the accurate spinner? Thanks

I Couldn’t find one either, mine had blown in half.
I had a pinsider Mail me a good spare they had!!

#3797 4 months ago

Thank you! I’ll reach to them

Quoted from ElectricLou:

B-13339
Hard to find.
Your best bet is to contact PBR[quoted image]

#3798 4 months ago
Quoted from Magno:

I play late night and don’t want the family waking up to gunshots

You live in Toronto..... unlikely that you'll ever hear gun shots

#3799 4 months ago

Huge thanks MrSanRamon for an overlay at great price. That’s why a community exists. Marcospec would have charge me 200$ with shipping.
The guy is a gentleman.
Thanks
Lou

#3800 4 months ago
Quoted from ElectricLou:

Huge thanks MrSanRamon for an overlay at great price. That’s why a community exists. Marcospec would have charge me 200$ with shipping.
The guy is a gentleman.
Thanks
Lou

Keep an eye on Marco. They've been offering free shipping on orders over $99 recently. Bought a CPR PF from them.

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