First Pin project. Mr & Mrs Pacman

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Folks, was hoping to pick up an Alltek mpu end of the month to start looking into getting the pin up and running but noticed they are out of stock (since I last checked) at

I've spotted the eurodash boards for a similar price in the UK. Though no one here recommend that brand. It was all votes for Alltek, any particular reason for that?


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The eurodash board is designed/produced by Jamie at coinop king. You have to install the relevant game ROMS into it, so not as easy to use as the Alltek board.

https://www.coinopking.co.uk/pinballspareparts?category=Circuit+Boards
Yeah I saw they will include a set of ROMs for free on request. But maybe it's all just easier with an Alltek. I'll have to wait until they come back in stock I guess, feel like a tube for not buying it the other week

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Made a start on cleaning the play field yesterday, and bloody hell it's no easy task. I'm chewing through magic erasers like crazy.

Took the majority of the surface grime and gunk off with 99% IPA very cautiously fearing it might take the paint off./, Thankfully it didn't. Then I used Novus 2 with the magic eraser but I burnt through two erasers in a single day and honestly only got a couple of keys scrubbed. Me multi pack of erasers already ordered.

Couple of questions though.

1. I noticed the clear coat on the unpainted areas like the drain the plunger area has wore away. I assume I can just spot clear coat this back on and wax & polish to smooth the surface?

2. Also I noticed at the upper end of the shooter lane is not smooth at all. It's like someone sanded it, didn't remove the debris and then clear coated it. Surely this needs to be super smooth?
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Looking good
Some people have clear coat the whole area of the plunger , not done that myself though !!
I'd definitely need to do something with it that's for sure. I wonder if I should sand to a smooth finish and then clear coat hopefully not making a dog's dinner of it

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After all the fantastic & extremely rationale advice from you guys, rather than suffer the battery leakage issues with my existing board I finally got my hands on an Alltek MPU today. That's my plans for the weekend sorted
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Folks. I feel I've made a mistake here. I bought the Bally 05/1980-03/1988 flipper rebuild kit for my machine.

And I'm missing a coil bracket and upon asking on Facebook forums about it I'm still being told to get better flippers

Have I foolishly fallen victim to just buying a new version of the original bad design and should have purchased a link version instead? And if so what link set would work on this machine?

Alternatively if the kit I have is ok could someone point me to somewhere in the UK to get one of the coil brackets please, I'm struggling to find a retailer who has them.

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I’d send Andy an email at pinball mania, he has loads of stuff not listed on his site.

people are always telling people to replace linear flippers but I’d stick with the originals I think...

failing Andy I’d try Dave at pinballhaze or Phil at pinball heaven

www.pinballmania.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/Pinball-Daze-316896398383225/
www.pinball.do.uk

don’t know what’s going wrong with those links, might need to copy and paste
 
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considering the amount of people who hate linear flippers and replace them with the earlier ones,someone must have that bracket in their spares
 
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I’d send Andy an email at pinball mania, he has loads of stuff not listed on his site.

people are always telling people to replace linear flippers but I’d stick with the originals I think...

failing Andy I’d try Dave at pinballhaze or Phil at pinball heaven

www.pinballmania.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/Pinball-Daze-316896398383225/
www.pinball.do.uk

don’t know what’s going wrong with those links, might need to copy and paste
Brilliant Ian. I'm already in talks with Andy about gets some more blubs ordered in for the pacmaze, so I'll ask him about this also

And thanks for the reassurance of the linear flippers. Might not be the best but I'd like to experience the fame as it was intended.



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