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Whirlwind Club... Members Only!

By mof

7 years ago

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#1045 4 years ago

ones from marco look like originals/feel like originals. Just got them in last week. Not glossy either.

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#1107 4 years ago

what did ya use for glue removal? did my pop bumper areas, but the glue is a nightmare

2 years later
#2275 2 years ago
Quoted from RGAires:

Hello to all,
Ive recently buy a Whirlwind, i have no light on the top of the playfield, almost no flashers and no lights on the backbox..
Ive found this burned connector J7 (GI power to the insert)
Can this be the problem of all this issues!? From what ive seen on the manual this connector also have a connection to the relay board..
If someone can just unplug the connector to see it, let me know..


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#2434 2 years ago
Quoted from Jr99svt:

Hi guys, 1st post here, im currently restoring my 2nd WW, PR playfeild, new plastics, posts, Ramps, ect, has anyone reproduced the wire ramp? mine is kinda rusty at the top. If not, any tips to make it shiney like new?
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just take it to your local powdercoater and have it powdercoated. prob won't cost $25 to $40

#2435 2 years ago

please tell us

Quoted from TheOnlyest:

Great work! I love to see guys doing things the right way... Now we just need to get you the proper rivets and press!

#2448 2 years ago
Quoted from northerndude:

Sooooo, OMG I just made my own ramp flap from scratch!! Pretty excited. After not being able to find/source the correct flap, there is shitloads on Marco, but you’d never know the distance between holes and etc. So I bought two sheets of ramp flap steel. The tough part was I checked and the thinner steel it said was for late 70’s/80’s stern etc. And the thicker for newer, so I bought the thicker and it was thicker than he original on the flap, so we’ll see how that goes. It was a little scary as you can see the original hole on the right side of the lexan piece is very close to the edge, wiuld have been nice if 1/8 closer to middle
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how do you replace rivets? what kind of press?

2 months later
#2572 1 year ago

yeah removing mylar from a system 11 is not a job for a novice at all. they used 2x the glue they need too. I removed mine 2 yrs ago, still complaining about what a pita is was!

2 months later
#2714 1 year ago

topper just listed on ebay!

4 months later
#2936 1 year ago
Quoted from scampcamp:

I've never seen this happen.
After about 3 minutes the fan & spinners stop or I think it would have stayed there quite a long time.

raise your spinners a tad!

#2939 1 year ago
Quoted from orangegsx:

Looks like they need to be lowered to me

yeah, what he said! lol

#2940 1 year ago

reasons f4 fuse would be blowing on power supply, just picked this up today???????

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#2978 1 year 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.

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#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!

#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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#3111 1 year ago
Quoted from orangegsx:

On the sheet is new old stock decals I purchased from the original supplier. He said it was material they patented called sun grip. Its actually kind of soft like leather and pretty bumpy. Grips the ball well.
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so where did you get these?

#3116 1 year ago
Quoted from zacaj:

Just picked up a really bad project whirlwind, made a thread for it if anyone wants to follow along: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/whirlwind-back-from-the-depths-
Does anyone have a source for new ramp flaps? my ramps don't look too bad but the flaps are rusty.
Anyone know what's up with this right spinner? [quoted image]
Also, long shot, but does anyone have a spare side ramp habitrail sitting around? Would rather not go to the expense of having this one rechromed. Or has anyone powdercoated theirs and have some pics of how it looks in another color?

sos pad and some elbow grease will make it look like new.

#3117 1 year ago
Quoted from yaksplat:

Could you take a direct overhead picture of each disk for me for color and design? You're the only one that I've ever seen have NOS decals.

I just bought some hope these help?

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#3179 1 year ago

man, those grooves are gonna fling that ball everywhere!

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#3297 1 year ago

Whats the rubber placement on these posts by the drop target.....sizes if available??? Cant find a good chart anywhere.

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#3299 1 year ago
Quoted from not4tilts:

I just did a shop job on my new (old) Whirlwind and I found those two were 1.25" and 1.5". Here is a before picture [quoted image]

Thank ya sir!!!

#3303 1 year ago
Quoted from tomm1963:

Coil Strength... I have a toasted upper flipper coil. As I prepare to replace I have a question on the correct coil in that spot. The manual says both upper and lower right side flipper coils are FL-11630. What is there currently is FL-11753. This upper flipper is a bit weak, not sure if it is due to the slow death it has been suffering or underpowered coil. Suggestions? I don't want to overpower and smash a ramp. But underpowered has taken the entire upper ramp shot out of the game. FYI all other adjustments on the flipper assembly are correct. EOS, clean and tight switches, etc. This is definitely a coil issue.
Thanks, in advance.

yup toss it, underpowered. 11630's is designed for the game.

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#3308 1 year ago
Quoted from vbobrusev:

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Have original used set from my whirlwind. 100$ for everything include shipping. Dm who interested

just bought brand new for $140!

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#3333 12 months ago
Quoted from sataneatscheese:

I see prices on Whirlwind trending up... how much were the BOP 2.0 kits when they were made?


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#3482 9 months ago

anybody got a pic of gi connector, mines been pulled out and burnt up not sure how wiring was.

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#3487 9 months ago
Quoted from yaksplat:Page 94 in the manual.
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thanks, got the manual on order

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#3518 8 months ago

put the rotten dog mpu in and get a lot of speaker hum during attract mode, crazy loud. gonna try the plastic washers, anything else anyone can suggest?

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#3542 8 months ago
Quoted from scampcamp:

OK, thanks guys. I was watching a 3 part series on a guy going through a Whirlwind & it looked like he was doing it as part of routine maintenance.


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#3583 7 months ago
Quoted from oropuro:

Getting a huge power loss, flippers barely flip, kickbacks very weak, this is a re-import could that be part, or bad fusing, or something going bad? Any help is appreciated.

check voltages to coils? prob a blown fuse on board. all mine were weak only getting half voltage, changed fuse.

#3584 7 months ago

need a pic of the plug and wiring going into the single drop target opto board. mines all hacked up gotta straighten out this wiring mess.

1 month later
#3701 6 months ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

How do they sell a pf with a missing insert? What am i missing here??

a insert!

4 weeks later
#3761 5 months ago

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

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#3858 3 months ago
Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

Appreciate the heads up, but it can't be worse than mine. Repro, NOS,or used unbroken I'm happy.

one on there for $23 its a repo thats about all your gonna find unless you buy a new set. piece is always broken so get a protector.

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#3910 3 months ago
Quoted from scampcamp:

Is there a way to pull out the playfield towards the front so I can get to the rear to take out ramps etc?

just tilt it back into the upright position and lift it straight up, then you can sit playfield back down on the metal pegs and pull it forward enough to work on upper playfield

#3922 86 days ago

yeah whirlwind used different legs than other system 11's

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#3999 56 days ago

stripped mine down for shop job, forgot which side the metal slide that goes under upper lift ramp goes on, and is the flat side of the the pin that raises and lowers ramp go up or down?

#4001 56 days ago
Quoted from ccbiggsoo7:

stripped mine down for shop job, forgot which side the metal slide that goes under upper lift ramp goes on, and is the flat side of the the pin that raises and lowers ramp go up or down?

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#4014 48 days ago
Quoted from ccbiggsoo7:

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is this the way the post goes thru the guide though? nut on one side, flange base on the other side of the guide?

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