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Zaccaria pinball owners club! All welcome


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#1951 44 days ago
Quoted from Nihonmasa:

Hi Gianfri,
I will try but the manual specifically says 4 balls, and with only 3 balls the switch won't be down

Solved.
Was purely mechanical...
The rod in this popper get screwed into the plastic assy.
Mine had became substantially loose, making it sit lower than expected (for the rod part) => coil was not able to pop it up.
Screwed it back all the way up => works like a charm

In case someone has the same issue in the future, to avoid spending hours looking elsewhere

#1952 41 days ago

Well I just recently joined the club as I just picked up a Farfalla for free! Called the number in the Craigslist ad and discussed the machine and it's condition. No price in the ad and asked what he wanted. He stated that the ad was posted by a friend for him and said " just come and get it as I want it out of my garage before I take it to the dump!" Shocked I said I'll be there tomorrow and pick it up. It was already late in the day.
In all the years I have been collecting pinball machines I have never been offered a "Free" come and get it machine. It appears to be in overall great condition except that the back glass was cracked/broken by the movers he stated. Excited to get this one up and working!

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#1954 40 days ago

That is pretty incredible, great job. Farfalla is a lot of fun.

#1955 40 days ago

Very nice! Always jealous of the awesome free pins that people snag sometimes, glad it went to somebody who will enjoy it.

-Hans

#1956 40 days ago
Quoted from ViperJelly:

Are you going to do the 8 digit displays in blue? I think my Magic Castle needs them

Hello viperjelly , guess what?

I have just received the white and blue digits for the 8 digits displays

#1957 39 days ago

oh sure. NOW you have white LED displays. After I made 60 of these displays

#1958 39 days ago
Quoted from gianfri:

Hello viperjelly , guess what?
I have just received the white and blue digits for the 8 digits displays

PM sent! Thanks for getting these in!

#1959 38 days ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

oh sure. NOW you have white LED displays. After I made 60 of these displays

Of course man!
You bought them 4 years ago

#1961 38 days ago

Here you have it:

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#1962 37 days ago

Sigh ... where's the undo-button ?

Some days you wish you knew when to stop before it goes wrong ...

I know bgresto is an option, but since funds are low at the moment - does anyone have a high res scan of the PC82 backglass they would be willing to share ?

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#1963 37 days ago
Quoted from Zigzagzag:

Sigh ... where's the undo-button ?
Some days you wish you knew when to stop before it goes wrong ...
I know bgresto is an option, but since funds are low at the moment - does anyone have a high res scan of the PC82 backglass they would be willing to share ?
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Bummer. I had great success gluing 2 less damaged Zaccaria backglasses together with E6000. They are still holding strong after 3 years. https://www.homedepot.com/p/E6000-2-fl-oz-Clear-Adhesive-237032/203279322

#1964 37 days ago

I did the same. Just glue it and enjoy your game. I used a thin acrylic backing because mine was in 4 pieces. You might get lucky just gluing it.

Quoted from PinballManiac40:

Bummer. I had great success gluing 2 less damaged Zaccaria backglasses together with E6000. They are still holding strong after 3 years. https://www.homedepot.com/p/E6000-2-fl-oz-Clear-Adhesive-237032/203279322

#1965 37 days ago

pinballmaniac40 , luvthatapex2 :

Ok, thanks, I'll try glueing and mabye an acrylic backing first - thank you for your suggestions !

#1966 37 days ago

glue does work good. Will work good enough till you stumble upon another glass.

#1967 36 days ago

My insert lights dim and then come back on strong, happens periodically. Also happens when pops start blinking. Power supply issue I suppose?

#1968 36 days ago
Quoted from gianfri:

There is a product called "contact" which cleans the contacts of the potentiometers.
That's an option
Otherwise I would verify that the Molex which connects to the sound board is not too loose and is not the source of the problem.

Thank you, I’ll dig in to that

#1969 34 days ago

I have a pinball champ 82 and was changing the rubbers on it. I noticed that my spinner isnt wired up to anything. Is the spinner meant to be wired up to a microswitch or is it purely cosmetic?
Thanks
Peter

#1970 34 days ago

Spinner should be hooked to a switch. It scores and has sounds associated. It has rules in gameplay.
http://www.zaccaria-pinball.com/rulesheets/pinballchamp.html

Quoted from Alby:

I have a pinball champ 82 and was changing the rubbers on it. I noticed that my spinner isnt wired up to anything. Is the spinner meant to be wired up to a microswitch or is it purely cosmetic?
Thanks
Peter

#1971 34 days ago
Quoted from luvthatapex2:

Spinner should be hooked to a switch. It scores and has sounds associated. It has rules in gameplay.
http://www.zaccaria-pinball.com/rulesheets/pinballchamp.html

Thanks for responding. I have nothing but the spinner and its supports. Where to begin?

#1972 34 days ago
Quoted from Alby:

Thanks for responding. I have nothing but the spinner and its supports. Where to begin?

Watch under the playfield, there must be a hole, and a stick connected to a switch just under the spinner area.
Find the switch and you'll find the metal stick which is supposed to pass through the hole in the playfield.

This stick is fixed to the spinner on one end through a plastic cylinder.
This plastic cylinder is inside one of the plastic spinner holders and moves together with the spinner in order to activate the stick which activates the switch on the bottom of the playfield.

#1973 34 days ago
Quoted from Alby:

I have a pinball champ 82 and was changing the rubbers on it. I noticed that my spinner isnt wired up to anything. Is the spinner meant to be wired up to a microswitch or is it purely cosmetic?
Thanks
Peter

the spinner has a plastic cam on it. Which a wire comes up inside the red tower, and the loop sits on the nub of the cam. the wire is connected to a leaf switch under the playfield.

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#1974 34 days ago

I cast and reproduce that part, but you have to carefully drill out the hole where the spinner slides into.

#1975 34 days ago

Looks like my 5V periodically drops to 2.5V and then jumps back. Any thoughts as to the cause?

#1976 34 days ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

the spinner has a plastic cam on it. Which a wire comes up inside the red tower, and the loop sits on the nub of the cam. the wire is connected to a leaf switch under the playfield.
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Thanks everyone for the help, i found the plastic part and also the rod that attaches to it.

All back together.

#1977 33 days ago
Quoted from jclocomotion:

Were did you get the translight from?

jclocomotion got it from:
www.pinball.center

Sorry for late response. Haven't been on in a couple of weeks

#1978 32 days ago
Quoted from ViperJelly:

Looks like my 5V periodically drops to 2.5V and then jumps back. Any thoughts as to the cause?

Bridge rectifier?

#1979 30 days ago

The glorious rebuild of Queen's Castle is finally underway.

What are y'all using for flipper links? A-5076 only seems to exist in Italian part catalogs.

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#1980 30 days ago

none of the other EM games match up? there has to be something that matches. Most zac stuff comes close to something else. Did one of the fiber boards break?

#1981 29 days ago

The Bally 1975 “Air Aces to Wizard” links are about 1/4” longer. Nothing else is a dead-on fit.

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I think I’ll take a Gottlieb link and cut it down/drill it to fit. The Bally links can’t be adjusted... hole is too close to drill another.

#1982 29 days ago

1/4" longer from hole to hole? because the fiber board isn't an issue, just the hole to hole measurement.

#1983 29 days ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

1/4" longer from hole to hole? because the fiber board isn't an issue, just the hole to hole measurement.

Hole to hole unfortunately. I’ll verify tonight.

#1984 29 days ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

none of the other EM games match up? there has to be something that matches. Most zac stuff comes close to something else. Did one of the fiber boards break?

Im thinking of cutting some new flipper links for my farfalla.

What is the hard plastic they are made out of?

Essentially similar matetial as williams plastic links?

#1985 28 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Im thinking of cutting some new flipper links for my farfalla.

What is the hard plastic they are made out of?

Can's say for sure but the plastic used might be "Polyoxymethylene" aka POM.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyoxymethylene
Homepin used it for their flipper links.

#1986 28 days ago
Quoted from Quench:

Can's say for sure but the plastic used might be "Polyoxymethylene" aka POM.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyoxymethylene
Homepin used it for their flipper links.

Thanks!

#1987 28 days ago

i guess if you measure the link with the plunger, from hole to tip. Yes...hole to tip. If you find another that matches that measurement you can just go with the link and plunger as a whole.

#1988 23 days ago

Easiest solution is to measure and cut/drill a standard Gottlieb A5857 or A12047 linkage to match.

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#1989 23 days ago

you were able to get the hole locations the same?

#1990 23 days ago

Yep. Easy peasy.

Dremel cut, drill hole, done.

#1991 23 days ago

sweet. you should post a how to for other zac EM owners.

#1993 21 days ago

Oooh shiny .... PC82 clearcoated and ready to go !

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#1994 20 days ago

Now here's a new one, at least for me. Farfalla booted, but displays faded and playfield froze after 7 seconds. It still ran though, I could do the sound test. This led me to suspect IC34. Since the backside of the PCB was kinda dirty I decided to clean it first and thought what the heck, let's try it once more before desoldering. And now it worked .....
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#1995 20 days ago

hows that lower right connection on the PS board? That always needs to be redone on nearly every zac. Repin the header and the plug. Will give you nice steady voltages then into the ps board.

#1996 20 days ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

hows that lower right connection on the PS board? That always needs to be redone on nearly every zac. Repin the header and the plug. Will give you nice steady voltages then into the ps board.

And replace the fuse clips as well.

#1997 20 days ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

hows that lower right connection on the PS board? That always needs to be redone on nearly every zac. Repin the header and the plug. Will give you nice steady voltages then into the ps board.

And replace the 170v displays for the nice new low voltage ones!

My Farfalla is speaking Italian right now with the Italian sound roms LOL.

Its just so weird and fun!

#1998 20 days ago

PSU is rebuilt, new caps, new connectors, new fuse clips. MPU is now exchanged for one from pinballsolutions.eu - great service and great product. Did I mention the fastest shipping ever ?

Displays are nice and bright except for lower right one which had a Bally 6 digit one as a placeholder. Will get a 7 digit Zaccaria one next week.

Voices are English but pitched a bit low. Will probably see if I can pitch them higher.

PF will be cleaned and clearcoated.

LED or old school bulbs - what do you think ?

#1999 20 days ago

Everyone has their own opinion on lights but I think Farfalla looks great in LEDs.

#2000 20 days ago
Quoted from ViperJelly:

Everyone has their own opinion on lights but I think Farfalla looks great in LEDs.

Did you do GI, backbox and inserts in LED, or just some ?

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