In Progress Bally - Scared Stiff

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Thanks @Neil McRae - I ordered some more with the star posts etc. The kit I ordered I was actually really annoyed with myself though as I said, it said playfield kit, and that was exactly all it was, ordered GI , but nothing in the back-box is currently LED'd... If you're getting rid of those rubber feet protectors though ;).

So a bit of a question to all, I have the black legs which I will be putting on shortly, I can get the siderails and lock down bar powder coated in black for free at work, should I do those too? Are the side rails hard to take off?
 
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Cheers @Neil McRae - :p

One thing I did this morning, and got me thinking, was to clean the outside of the cabinet, I always see in these logs that we spend hours and hours etc on the playfield and rightly so.... but never any mentions to the outside of the cabinet... The decals on this aren't perfect, so I didn't mind putting some 99.9% IPA on a rag and getting it cleaned a bit, this was a brand new and clean piece before starting, does the outside look any different? Probably not no, but I know in my mind it's clean when I put it in my pinshed.

Two sides...

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The right ramp, since re-installing it, I can get some ball jumping over the top and into the pop bumpers, or in this case, into the skull pile, contender for most amusing stuck ball this month? I cannot seem to see anywhere to maybe put some washers or something just to raise it up a little... any ideas?


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There was some insert ware on the 4, 6 and 8, which was causing some slight movement on the ball, I have sorted this with some clear nail varnish, it has solved the issue 100% and I am actually really happy with the results on that...

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So I cleaned the inside of the cabinet as well today, this was really interesting, although I am not sure what visual difference it actually makes.

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So took everything out of the cabinet and gave it a good old hoover and clean out with floor wipes as they are for wood apparently???

It has come up better I think.

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But the real proof is in the muck and extras that came out of it... each side is just as filthy...just crazy.

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Does the machine show any sign of having been owned by a company called 'Wizard'?. I used to add a large washer like the one found in the cabinet to the wing-bolts used for securing the back-box (though I don't suppose I was the only one to do so)
 
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I cannot see any sign of a wizard - either side of the flippers, but there was a huge wing nut attached to the speaker on the inside as well lol...

Another little error that I had was a light which I couldn't get to work at all, where the switch was making contact was pretty pitted, I checked over the diodes with the meter, all checked out ok, all other lights were working so I just tried reflowing the solder contacts and cleaned up the socket with some IPA.

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BINGO - all working perfectly now... Love little fixes like this.
 
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Sorry I’m travelling and had a few beers for dinner, missed that :p - to be fair my first post was a tongue with just a side of cheek
 
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So a couple of updates from SS - I have decided to put in the "Cliffy" style protector on the spider hole as it did not look right to me

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The show stopper for me though... wow.

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Absolutely shattered and was playing without headphones, but I think the game was happy for me to have been doing the work and repaid me with HS 4.

Worth. Every. Penny.
 
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So today a little further work - there was a no return gate that had no gate wire in at all - the extra ball shot, this has been sent away to have someone kindly sort me one out.

The new long wire gate for the shooter lane I got off of @Poibug is now install as well as having the mint manual now sitting in the base in a nice protective cover.

The GI issue on the top string that came about since LED’ing is now resolved - dodgy GI LED - check em before installing.

The shooter rod was very misaligned as you can see below, this kept causing shots into the first post, would happen at least once in a three ball game.



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Pretty clear it’s way off centre here - so needed adjustment.

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Took shooter out and gave the area a little drilling out - there was no way I could move it over far enough after a few attempts so this had to happen.
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This is hard left on the hole and still not 100% centre but after play testing of four games not one re-occurance.
 
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Thanks @stoptap for this non return gate, perfect and had a quick game - makes such a difference that ball not hurtling back down and not getting the deadhead.

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Once I get the replacement coffin decal I might pull that Mylar in front of the coffin and slap another bit down just to stop that wear getting any worse - or would people suggest overlaying another bit instead of pulling?
 
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Backbox finally LED’d! I also changed the left coil to a weaker one to stop the aorballs. Still getting a couple so will raise the back legs but also add some Perspex soon...
 
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