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(Topic ID: 260278)

Whoa Nellie Chime Mod?

By pinghetto

9 months ago

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  • 3 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 8 months ago by KenLayton
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#1 9 months ago

Has anyone made a plug and play chime unit that can be installed in a Stern Whoa Nellie? I found some do it yourself suggestions. But, nothing that can just be purchased and installed.

Thanks so much.


#2 9 months ago

Not that I know of. You're on your own. I did post some wiring instructions in the Primus thread. The wiring would be the same regardless of whether you have a Whoa Nellie, Pabst Can Crusher, or Primus. Just be sure you have the latest game code installed.

I did suggest it to Stern, but I was promptly ignored.

You could search ebay for a used Gottlieb B-12023 chime unit assembly. Just be sure to swap out the Gottlieb 24 volt coils for Stern 26-1200 (a.k.a. 090-5044-ND ) 50 volt coils and the appropriate sleeves.

There are numerous errors and omissions in the Whoa Nellie manual which I pointed out here:

I emailed Stern about it and again, I was promptly ignored.

1 week later
#3 8 months ago

Any updates?

#4 8 months ago

Not yet. Turned into a busy few days. Hoping to get it done this weekend.

#5 8 months ago

this is the definitive guide, and what i used to install a Gottlieb unit in my Primus. It also discusses using new repro units.

3 weeks later
#6 8 months ago

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