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Wonka Club - Golden Tickets Inside

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#9451 5 days ago

Put up a 33 million point game last night with 3 golden tickets. The game gets quite a bit harder when you are tying to complete everything a second time. Man this game is fun!

#9452 5 days ago
Quoted from bigd1979:

Try cleaning it first as it gets dirty and can cause issues.

You are the man BigD! Cleaning fixed the issue. Normally on a Williams or Bally game that’s what I would think of first but for some reason I was thinking that sensor was some kind of an Eddie or magnetic sensor, so cleaning it never came to mind. I feel like a dummy, but I’m glad the game is functional! Thanks again!

#9453 5 days ago
Quoted from yonizzell:

You are the man BigD! Cleaning fixed the issue. Normally on a Williams or Bally game that’s what I would think of first but for some reason I was thinking that sensor was some kind of an Eddie or magnetic sensor, so cleaning it never came to mind. I feel like a dummy, but I’m glad the game is functional! Thanks again!

Awesome..glad your back in action... it's such a great game... hope all is well with u

#9454 4 days ago

Can someone pls post a pic of the Lermods Wonkavator installed? The orientation of the screw holes seems off to me. I must not be positioning it correctly. Thanks!

#9455 4 days ago

Just installed mine on a standard looks great - do you have standard or LE/CE?

Quoted from marioparty34:

Can someone pls post a pic of the Lermods Wonkavator installed? The orientation of the screw holes seems off to me. I must not be positioning it correctly. Thanks!

#9456 4 days ago
Quoted from djsolzs:

Just installed mine on a standard looks great - do you have standard or LE/CE?

I have an LE/CE. The recommended location of mod placement makes the Wonkavator lean quite a bit. I was hoping to be able to attach it in a more upright position. Thanks for responding.

Any LE/CE owners willing to share an up close pic of it installed?

#9457 4 days ago

That is why I asked I have a standard so picture wont help ya. Good luck

Quoted from marioparty34:

I have an LE/CE. The recommended location of mod placement makes the Wonkavator lean quite a bit. I was hoping to be able to attach it in a more upright position. Thanks for responding.
Any LE/CE willing to share an up close pic of it installed?

#9458 3 days ago
Quoted from marioparty34:

I have an LE/CE. The recommended location of mod placement makes the Wonkavator lean quite a bit. I was hoping to be able to attach it in a more upright position. Thanks for responding.
Any LE/CE owners willing to share an up close pic of it installed?

I show how I installed it on my LE in the mod videos I did last year.

#9459 3 days ago
Quoted from marioparty34:

I have an LE/CE. The recommended location of mod placement makes the Wonkavator lean quite a bit. I was hoping to be able to attach it in a more upright position. Thanks for responding.
Any LE/CE owners willing to share an up close pic of it installed?

This was on my LE a while back! I now have the CE and have to repurchase the Wonkavator.

The reason I think the Wonkavator is made for the SE, to be put in the center with a screw, on the LE & CE this doesn’t work! I think if they made the tab that comes out if the Wonkavator a little longer for the LE & CE it will work with that screw! LerMods emailed me and told me to install on the right side of the ramp lower screw. I felt that when I did install it was on a downward angle and looked out of place! I ended up using heavy 2 way tape and taped it to the center of the ramp right in front of the Wonkavator lock. Great stuff from LerMods and I recommend this to all Wonka owners!

The pic is how it looks installed on the center screw! It was too close to the Wonkavator Mech. It was actually hitting it! LerMods recommends to install on the screw in red circle but when I did it looked like it was facing down as the same slope of the ramp!

Again this is from my LE I had sold, the placement on the LE/CE should be the same. Definitely looking forward to buying this mod again, great stuff

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#9460 3 days ago
Quoted from jimbodeanny:

I show how I installed it on my LE in the mod videos I did last year.

That's a very nice video. So the problem I am running into is this. On my Wonkavator, I have two screw tabs. I can't find an area where there are 2 screws that I can use.

My second issue is that if I just use one of them (like in your video) the slope of the ramp makes my Wonkavator very tilted. And for my OCD, I can't handle it.

Any thoughts on either of my issues? I keep thinking I am missing something really basic.

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#9461 3 days ago
Quoted from marioparty34:

That's a very nice video. So the problem I am running into is this. On my Wonkavator, I have two screw tabs. I can't find an area where there are 2 screws that I can use.
My second issue is that if I just use one of them (like in your video) the slope of the ramp makes my Wonkavator very tilted. And for my OCD, I can't handle it.
Any thoughts on either of my issues? I keep thinking I am missing something really basic.[quoted image][quoted image]

Definitely belongs in the middle, I had the same problem on my LE as mentioned in the above post

#9462 3 days ago

Not sure which I have but it fits perfectly and lines up with one on the plastic and it lights up
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#9463 3 days ago
Quoted from bigd1979:

Not sure which I have but it fits perfectly and lines up with one on the plastic and it lights up
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That looks nice. Can you post a close up of how it screws in?

#9464 3 days ago
Quoted from marioparty34:

That looks nice. Can you post a close up of how it screws in?

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#9465 3 days ago
Quoted from marioparty34:

That's a very nice video. So the problem I am running into is this. On my Wonkavator, I have two screw tabs. I can't find an area where there are 2 screws that I can use.
My second issue is that if I just use one of them (like in your video) the slope of the ramp makes my Wonkavator very tilted. And for my OCD, I can't handle it.
Any thoughts on either of my issues? I keep thinking I am missing something really basic.[quoted image][quoted image]

Interesting. You must have a newer version with the two screw holes. I used a machine screw with a washer/nut underneath to secure it more tightly. That, along with using some 3M mounting tape underneath made mine very sturdy and I don't have any noticeable tilting to speak of that's been mentioned.

While I think it looks nice in the center on the SE models, there's no way I'd personally go about putting it there on my LE as it would block more of the Wonkavator ball lock than I care for. But to each their own - it's all personal preference.

#9466 3 days ago
Quoted from marioparty34:

That's a very nice video. So the problem I am running into is this. On my Wonkavator, I have two screw tabs. I can't find an area where there are 2 screws that I can use.
My second issue is that if I just use one of them (like in your video) the slope of the ramp makes my Wonkavator very tilted. And for my OCD, I can't handle it.
Any thoughts on either of my issues? I keep thinking I am missing something really basic.[quoted image][quoted image]

I definitely would not mount it like that, that tab will potentially break off hanging like that. I’d use the other tab, or are you saying if you use the other tab over that screw, it points down? You can place it over any playfield screw, or even use doubled-side mounting tape (3m) on the bottom and place it over a plastic. We added that second tab on the right side specifically to fit the LE. Please let me know if I can be of further help.

#9467 3 days ago
Quoted from Lermods:

I definitely would not mount it like that, that tab will potentially break off hanging like that. I’d use the other tab, or are you saying if you use the other tab over that screw, it points down? You can place it over any playfield screw, or even use doubled-side mounting tape (3m) on the bottom and place it over a plastic. We added that second tab on the right side specifically to fit the LE. Please let me know if I can be of further help.

The mod itself is great. Just trying to figure out how best to mount it. The double tabs threw me off. And using the screw on either tabs, makes the wonkavator kind of "wonky" and not plumb.

If I use the other tab over the same screw, the "door" to the wonkavator no longer points towards the front of the pin (the player) and I can see the light/wires inside the wonkavator. I think I am going to just use some double sided mounting tape to adhere it to the plastic and not use any of the screws. May look a little weird having 2 tabs that are not being used but it would solve my issues of not seeing the wires inside and it would be plumb.

Perhaps the LE/CE version should not have any screw tabs and just mounting tape....just my humble opinion. The mod looks fantastic though!

#9468 3 days ago

I have mine mounted on my CE like your second picture

#9469 2 days ago

Joined the club today. Notice that the game is really dark with lights off. Did someone already adds spotlights or something and can share pictures ?
Thanks

#9470 2 days ago
Quoted from sirlonzelot:

Joined the club today. Notice that the game is really dark with lights off. Did someone already adds spotlights or something and can share pictures ?
Thanks

Any of the LED spots burned out?

#9471 1 day ago
Quoted from zaphX:

Any of the LED spots burned out?

Not sure, what spots do you mean ?

#9472 1 day ago
Quoted from sirlonzelot:

Not sure, what spots do you mean ?

White LEDs. There's one near the Wonka tower, one that shines on the gobstopper, etc. See page C-92 in the wonka manual.

#9473 1 day ago

So, I have to admit. I went ahead after all this time and added the cheater post to the lower position to give a try... That has made this game sooooo much more enjoyable. I dont feel like im getting screwed over by bad drains anymore on that left side.

Granted, even with the new code I still cannot beat my original score of 10 million haha.

#9474 1 day ago
Quoted from zaphX:

White LEDs. There's one near the Wonka tower, one that shines on the gobstopper, etc. See page C-92 in the wonka manual.</blockq

White LEDs. There's one near the Wonka tower, one that shines on the gobstopper, etc. See page C-92 in the wonka manual.

Ok found them, really not noticeable . But the back of the machine and the middle of the Mainplayfield are really dark compared to my other machines.

#9475 1 day ago
Quoted from sirlonzelot:

Ok found them, really not noticeable . But the back of the machine and the middle of the Mainplayfield are really dark compared to my other machines.

Ok. I wanted to make sure the GI was working first - since it appears to be, if you still want more light I guess it's time for pinstadiums.

#9476 1 day ago
Quoted from sirlonzelot:

Ok found them, really not noticeable . But the back of the machine and the middle of the Mainplayfield are really dark compared to my other machines.

I bought these and plugged them right into an empty USB port in the head. Put two under the head in the back to light up the back of the playfield. Did wonders. Then I put the other two to the left and right of the actual camera to light up the mushroom on the backglass. Really nice. Also, if you want to go full psychedelic mode, you can make them change color to sound. FYI, the IR remote works through the backglass.

amazon.com link »

#9477 5 hours ago

Any SE or LE owners in the MD/DC area thinking about selling/trading their Wonka? Shoot me a PM.

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