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  1. Could not resist getting these for the machine carrying beast. unfortunately 74 will not be out for another four years and even then would have to be fitted to a brand new car so settled for my birthday year.
    6 points
  2. Had a couple of hours spare so had a little go on these 3... all 3 behaved nicely... 😆😎 20210701_171833.mp4
    5 points
  3. Instone & Ashby.....1975
    5 points
  4. Shot of it completed. A little tidying up still to do but quite pleased with how the chromework came out. The good thing with the tape is that if it starts to look bad I can just peel it off. Will see how it holds up over time.
    5 points
  5. I'm bidding and i'm gonna win em at all costs!!!
    5 points
  6. I'll bung him £50 for it.
    4 points
  7. I clean the dirty red grey cam shaft and grey cam switch holder with a good degreasing detergent and warm water and a small paint brush to get in the awkward places. The rest of the metal work I clean with Autosol. Once everything cleaned you can add a very small amount of grease into the gearbox aperture if required as they don't usually require attention. Now really just re-build the unit in reverse. make sure the cam switches are fully seated in their holder when securing their clamps. The bottom securing rod and nuts are adjustable by a few mm so if needed you can move the whole rack of switches either nearer to the cams or away to correct their operation
    4 points
  8. Another quick up date I managed to finish a job a day early on Friday so I got to go home for a day which meant I got to play on the cab for a few hours in the afternoon , which was a bonus 😁 after a bit of head scratching and double checking measurements I finally marked it all out and started to butcher the cab here’s a few pictures of the progress I’m really pleased with the result so far it’s all glued back up together and has set in place nicely now , I'm going to make a new base for it as the mdf base was a bit bashed at the sides and then going to give it a good clean and polish up next weekend , I’m in two minds on if I change the t moulding as the original is not too bad but it might be worth doing it as it will give it that final new finish 👍 next job is to sort out the meters as on the club cab there down to the left hand side and on the arcade cab there in the center on a plinth so I’ve got to make a plinth with my off cut from the bottom of the cab where I cut the new door in and clean all the rust of of the meter brackets and give them a good clean up while I’m working away , thanks for reading cheers dave 🍻
    4 points
  9. Now that as far as I'm aware all of the technical issues have been fixed and everything is working, thought I'd make a quick video.
    4 points
  10. I've used a few, at the moment I'm using this one. I bought it from Amazon, although if you find yourself in B&Q sometimes they have it for about 20p less. You dilute it 1 part rust remover to 5 parts water. I keep it in a plastic tub with a tight fitting lid, you can use it many times before it needs replacing. Also it stinks of rotten eggs when it's dissolving rust, need to open a window. HG 176050106 500 ml-Removes Rust Without Sanding-Fast & Efficiently-Long-Lasting Effect by Amazon Learn more: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000IU3VUI/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_FFV6KBK2AYYNCZ6AKTXG?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 The next mech I just removed the lockout coil and then dunked the whole thing in rust remover without taking it apart. 20 mins soaking, rinse with cold water, 5 mins in a warm oven to dry and a quick wipe over with a brillo it came out nice
    4 points
  11. I use crushed walnut shells with a good squirt of a polish. It's usually cheaper to buy from a pet shop as it's often used on the bottom of reptile enclosures. For pinball parts things usually come up really well. For things that are really rusty, it should remove the rust and then a little work with a brillo pad should be good. Be interesting to see how these coin mech parts work out. I'll pop some pictures on here "post-tumbler" and "post-brillo"
    4 points
  12. Hi all Anyone got one of these: Cheers John
    3 points
  13. Hello fruitsnappa, The LCD refill meter arrived today ,I've fitted it and ---- yes, the fruit machine now works again !! Many thanks to you fruitsnappa for your kind help , it was really appreciated , I would have taken months to repair it . All the very best from Neale.
    3 points
  14. Ace - Cashpoint Tech: System 1 Lets go to the cashpoint and try to get some beer money out of this game. Keyboard shortcuts in the notes Thanks to Wizard (RIP) for MFME @Player for all the resources Plays in MFME V20.1 only. Cashpoint.zip
    3 points
  15. 3 points
  16. Yes, No problem. I will put up a post on the timer servicing.
    3 points
  17. Nice layout, interesting and different. Horrible machine, those flashing coins are doing my head in.
    3 points
  18. Another delivery this afternoon; this one a bit unusual. The first one I've had with a choice of stake. You can play 2p or 5p, with payouts varied accordingly. Looks like SEGA to me, but it's credited to IA Ltd. of Slough. Keys are with it. Can't wait to get the back off!
    3 points
  19. Clo, Clo, Clo...I'm about 10 years old again, listening to (Keep Feeling) Fascination by The Human League, I've got no shoes on, sand all over my feet standing on the cold square tiled vinyl floor of an arcade near a beach in Cornwall and I'm playing Fiesta - it doesn't get much better than this! Such a simple, clean but thoughtful layout - I just pressed '8' so I could put in my virtual 50p and get 5x10p change - why would I do that? Because it captures beautifully all the sounds and emotions of the very, very early 80's (for me). This is absolutely beautiful and your attention to detail is wonderful. I'm would like to think that Chris is smiling just as much as I am right now. Thank you so much for all your efforts and commitment - I assure you they do not go unnoticed 🥰
    3 points
  20. So spraying all done now had a go on a couple of extra bits and really pleased with the results and I’ve just tested the meters and they all work fine , result 👍I also sprayed the reel deck base as i got the powder coaters to sand blast it but told them to leave it bare as I thought it might look ok but the more I looked at it I could see the rust trying to start again so a quick coat of rust remover and then anti rust primer then black satin and it looks much better , I also sprayed the token sorter and token catcher and they have come up like new as the plastic was looking tired ,time will tell if it was the right decision 😁hopefully after I have sorted the base and made the plinth for the meters it will be time to start putting this baby back together again cheers for reading 🍻
    3 points
  21. All sanded down and given a couple of coats of hammerite rust remover ready for spray painting
    3 points
  22. This should help you, it's from a different machine but they tended to use the same pins on most mpu4s
    2 points
  23. I offered him £200 which I thought was a fair price considering the state of the glasses.
    2 points
  24. Without being too picky, regardless of it's rarity it's not exactly in mint condition. If you look around the main glass, it is flaking all around the outer edges on both panels. I would want to fully inspect it's interior condition too before parting with that much cash.
    2 points
  25. Hope it finds a good home though, she is an absolute beauty. @Player you upset everyone Zippy🤐
    2 points
  26. He might get upset though
    2 points
  27. Very nice, thanks a lot @Clo06 Thanks to @Playerfor the resources too, so good to get this emulated and preserved.
    2 points
  28. Old Sulzer likes his fruit vids more than I like my Xhamster, and that's saying something!!
    2 points
  29. You can see why it gets mistaken for an MPU machine. All advertised within a couple of months of each other in 79...
    2 points
  30. Yes completely E/M here is a view in the back of one.
    2 points
  31. The number after the BC337- refers to the DC gain (hFE) value of the transistor. If it's just being used in a simple switching circuit then it doesn't really matter. If the circuit is more complex then it might well be important. I'd just buy a few of whichever is cheapest and cross your fingers before you turn the power on. BC337.pdf
    2 points
  32. i have started the project 😮 my focus is the reels first, if i get those working, the rest will be easy-
    2 points
  33. Sounds like a plan dave and carry on with the great restoration which I'm enjoying hugely .the black really is fine BTW .if im using a silver colour I use smooth hammerite which is really good
    2 points
  34. Associated Leisure - FiestaTech: BlackboxGolden oldie time with this classic machine, complete with all the clunky sound effects.Please use included font for best appearanceKeyboard shortcuts in the notes.Thanks toWizard (RIP) for MFME@amot for the romsSteve Lancett for the images / reel symbols and order.@AK45 for testingPlays in MFME V20.1 only. Fiesta.zip
    2 points
  35. Well this took me by surprise when I was playing. Spun straight in, no hold, with the jackpot on Super Odds. £40 in 50p coins paid out
    2 points
  36. By George that was a bit of a bungle zippy.
    2 points
  37. looking good mate as for the potluck bloody horrible machine and i am sure the bits will get used somewhere in the future as for the cabinet its going well and do not worry mate i have a 14lb hammer on stand bye ready for nov 5th everything is going well and for your first ever big project you are doing well 😉 at the end you will sit back and say to your self do not no what all the fuzz was about bloody piece of cake 😂 KEEP GOING MATE you will soon have another machine of your hit list 😁
    2 points
  38. The rust remover was unsurprisingly a lot more aggressive and after just 30 mins all the parts were rust free. And also plating free. That said, the plating was generally somewhat corroded so having it all removed actually looks better. So one mech is ready and put back together, the other will be dunked today. In these photos you can see 2 mechs, the one on the left is rust (and plating) free, the one on the right is fresh from the machine. After the rust remover some parts had a very light wipe with a brillo pad.
    2 points
  39. I had a pile of old shillings from previous machines, but no old 10p or 50p coins, so I bought a bunch on Ebay. They were pretty mucky, so I threw them into a tumbler I used for polishing/cleaning pinball parts. Came up really nice. Picked a couple of nasty parts from the coin mech and I've thrown them in, let's see how they come out.
    2 points
  40. One of my machines arrived with mechs in very poor corroded condition, the good points about electro machines are that they can be stripped right down to component parts to clean and repair.
    2 points
  41. Took the power inlet all apart, then after use of rust remover, a junior hack saw, some white paint and a new socket we're sorted out and earthed. Nice removable kettle-style lead and socket with an illuminated power switch.
    2 points
  42. Looks good Clo. I think the photo misleads on the target rings. They are concentric circles heading into the centre, not offset as per your layout, but that might be design feature. Played the big brother of this at Sulzerned house I think. Nice game.
    1 point
  43. happy days to one and all involved
    1 point
  44. Thanks fruitsnappa, I've ordered the LCD meter you suggested, I'll check the connections at the meter and MPU tomorrow, as today we're having the grandchildren and chaos will reign !! Thank from Neale.
    1 point
  45. I'd start with the refill(SEC) meter next to the coin mech. Check it's all plugged in correctly or replace. Does it accept coins ok in test mode?
    1 point
  46. in the first 10 minutes of minder on the orient express they film in an amusement arcade and theres one of these in it i think.
    1 point
  47. I've had a few Peter simpers.nice machines,normally reliable and over engineered.
    1 point
  48. Here's the 1600 DX I've been working on for Barcrest's MPU3 classic Chances Unlimited. One of the tightest, and most frustrating MPU3's going, but with the miracle that is, "emulation" it can at least be tamed a bit. It's had £150 put in, with little taken out so it's going to play as good as it ever is. Best played using MFME3.2. Especially if you can't get the full resolution of 1600x1200. The shortcuts are as follows: Exchange For Cash - C Exchange For Nudges - N Exchange For Super Series - S Press To Nudge Up - U Hold/Nudge 1 - 1 Hold/Nudge 2 - 2 Hold/Nudge 3 - 3 Start/Collect - Space Auto Nudge - A Cancel - ` Gamble - G 50p Insert 0 20p Insert - 9 10p Insert - 8 10p Token Insert - 7 People who I would like to thank for this layout, are Mike, for the redrawn cabinet which I used. Pete, for the DX he did, which I used to base this DX on. And also the Line-Up reel bands which I used. stevelancett, for the picture which were used to do this DX. And also Superbank, for testing. Layout is attached to the thread. Chances Unlimited 1600 DX.zip
    1 point

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