I love my WhirlWind, it's my favorite pin. Restored and not going anywhere!
Quoted from Dewey68:
Another picture request. I need the orientation of the wires running to the ball lock launch mechanism and the mechanism that kicks the ball from the outhole into the trough if anyone has those. Or if someone can just explain which lug gets the power wire that would work too.
Edit: Thinking about this, does it matter which way these coils get wired up?
Post edited by Dewey68: Added a question
Hope this helps.
Quoted from mrgone:
im having an issue with Whirlwind.
I will lock a ball. the next ball pops into the shooter lane. it plays fine. sometimes during game play the ball in the lock will randomly eject back into play. when one ball drains the game keeps playing and the lock light. I can re lock a ball and normal game play resumes. I have checked the switches and they seem to be working normally. is there a short somewhere? a loose connection?
I had the exact same issue. It was the second switch in the lock lane. Check them again with a meter. I was chasing this one for the longest time. Was convinced it was a bad chip or something on the driver board.
Quoted from Wickerman2:
By all accounts, removing mylar on this era game is a disaster. Places like HSA won't even restore these playfields.
I pulled the mylar on my WW. The inserts were raised badly. I only lost one insert decal during the pull. After resetting the inserts I touched up all the key lines and a few of the inserts with black acrylic paint before clear coating. Results were good, better that I expected.
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