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Gavin to the rescue


Brought Gavin out to fix a few issues that I was stumped by. He got the bell working on Taxi and fixed the issues I was having with Funhouse.

After Soren’s birthday party I think I’ll focus on giving Funhouse a proper shop job. It needs cleaning like nobody’s business and I plan on replacing some parts, maybe install new ramp set and MAYBE a reproduction playfield. That depends most on what happens when I attempt to remove the mess of mylar on the playfield!

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Taxi repairs and upgrades

  • New spinout. New traffic light plastic (finally found one!)
  • Repaired the spinout indicator lights (resoldered a couple of broken wires). Repaired a post light that was damaged too.
  • The only thing left to fix on this baby is a single flasher and the bell.

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Taxi bell woes

Got a new clapper and coil for the bell so I could hook it up. Unfortunately now as soon as the power is on the bell rings. Bad transistor? I don’t have it in me tonight to troubleshoot.

I did manage to fix a couple other annoying issues on Taxi. The Dracula catapult now sends the ball perfectly on the ramp, whereas before it was getting rejected about half the time. Adjusted the spinout kicker switch to prevent it from kicking early like it had been. Also adjusted the trough switch, it was occasionally not triggering.

I broke down and ordered a new spinout ramp. Mine is broken in a few places. I was procrastinating that purchase but I gotta get that spinout adjusted correctly and it’s impossible the way it is. Plus, you never know when these parts are going to go out of stock and the last thing I need is to pay extra in a couple years just because i missed the production run.

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Cleaning up all the Team One mechs. A few more hours and I will have cleaned all of it, including rebuilding the flippers.

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Getting back into Team One

Space in the garage has opened up a bit so i’m getting back into my Team One restore. It’s a bit slow going as I try to remember where i was with everything. I pulled out the Chime unit and tilt mechs. Rebuilding chimes with the Pinball Resource kit is absolutely worth it because… BELLS!

I’ll probably be spending the next few weeks rebuilding all the mechs i’ve pulled off. Will also need to tear down and rebuild both drop targets because they are really cruddy.

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