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    Posted: 26 Jun 2018 at 1:31am
Hi

I recently picked up my first pinball machine project a williams fire
I am going to use this as a learning tool for myself


I have parts on the way
I will update this thread as i do the work

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Is a fun game.
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I'd like to get a pinball, trouble is you need deep pockets. Good luck with the resto
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Originally posted by Shinydaz Shinydaz wrote:

I'd like to get a pinball, trouble is you need deep pockets. Good luck with the resto

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Originally posted by neil1637 neil1637 wrote:

Originally posted by Shinydaz Shinydaz wrote:

I'd like to get a pinball, trouble is you need deep pockets. Good luck with the resto

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They are not always expensive. Go for the lesser top titles and you will get a good pin.
Look around and you will find plenty under 1k.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote robotech Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jun 2018 at 9:48pm
Because i bought the cab as a working project it comes with some problems(fun)
it plays a game but has the current issues

The in game speech dosent work
the back box trans light is faded
Some of the play field gi dosent work
Some of the back box gi dosent work
One of the numerical displays dosent work
Apart from those issues it needs re rubbering and a good clean its very dirty



I started stripping the play field and cleaned the loom and board connections with contact cleaner this got the playfield gi working :)

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Keep at it and you will have a nice pintable.
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Stripped all of the playfield you can see all of the dirt and ball trails

bagged up and labelled all of the plastics and wireforms up in seperate sections ready for cleaning and spent about 8 hours cleaning and polishing the playfield with foam cleaner
Novus 1,2,3 ect then 3 coats of carnuba wax

my new rubbers and star posts have arrived :) i am looking forward to fitting them next weekend

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Originally posted by Shinydaz Shinydaz wrote:

I'd like to get a pinball, trouble is you need deep pockets. Good luck with the resto


pinball is expensive and the prices keep going up
the only way I could afford this one was selling two cabs and buying a project that needed work

i did the same when i got into collecting cabs buy project cabs that need work then learn how to fix them
no other way unless you are rich :)


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led,s sound board parts and remaining plastics arrived today
I will update later
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This is looking great!
why cant we all just get along? ;)
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Today i cleaned all of the backbox lamp sockets and fitted some led,s
So im pleased to say that there is nothing wrong with the back box gi just lots of dead bulbs





I have chose leds that are no brighter than the original incandecent bulbs
As im not a fan of the eyeburning clown puke look :)

They Should draw less current aswell and help out the old electronics

I also managed to find a better non faded trans light so with the glass scraped and cleaned up i fitted it


And with the leds



Fitted new star posts rubbers and slingshot plastics with lexan protector washers
And gi leds
The picture has a mixture of under playfield leds and incandecents i need to order more leds
                        
and you cant tell the difference so im happy





I have removed the sound board and have the new caps amps and rom sockets
I will fit these tomorrow




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So i replaced the caps and audio amps and reflowed the header pins



Which sadly made no difference
So i have ordered new roms / speach roms

As i have ran out of led,s i placed another order for more and got on with polishing all the metalwork and re fitting it






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This is gonna look so nice when it's finished mate. Approve
It looks a lot different to when I seen it last!
 
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Thanks hopefully i will have it all finished for when you come round again
So you can actually have a go this time   
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Originally posted by robotech robotech wrote:

Thanks hopefully i will have it all finished for when you come round again
So you can actually have a go this time   


I was so excited to visit and play it last time I visited, but I was gutted to see it in a million pieces!
Not even a Jammie Dodger could have cheered me up. LOL
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Still waiting for the other leds to turn up i got board and put the rest of the playfield together




The new sound roms arrived today i fitted them and all of the sound now works

Put some new balls in aswell
Ive been playing it quite a lot this weekend its plays nice and fast its a fun game

Still a few jobs to do but waiting on bits to arrive
The post in my area is rubbish

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