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Re: Jennifers "HOT" new pin....
« Reply #120 on: June 12, 2018, 02:06:56 pm »
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My windows are all boarded up and I don't have a clock, so I have no idea what time it is, Its kinda like living in a casino

Sounds like a crack house.

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« Reply #121 on: June 12, 2018, 02:49:07 pm »
I wouldn't know about that, Jenn would think possibly, Supose they have to hid from task force drones nowdays.... I do it for security and blocking UV rays from old art, otherwise once a day everything gets bleached by the sun, over multiple years that's really hard on pigments....And it helps keep late night noise to a minimum. However Jenn does have a ventilator which curious fact can backdraft the furnace, So carbin monoxide is a constant battle.
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Re: Jennifers "HOT" new pin....
« Reply #122 on: June 12, 2018, 04:47:42 pm »
If any of you guys were curious about that fancy dandy hole cutter heres a link (A/zon has them too).... It seems a little spendy but its adjustable so you save money on hole cutters on the backside, Its kind of tricky to figger out, and uses oddly sized set screws which always have you looking for a different Allen wrench, and buy extra blades because it gets used.... HIGHLY recommended.https://www.holecutterstore.com/hole-pro-x-230-1-7-8-to-9-1-4-twin-blade-adjustable-hole-cutter-kit.html

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Re: Jennifers "HOT" new pin....
« Reply #123 on: June 12, 2018, 07:48:31 pm »
Even from across the room I can see there is no going back now.... This thing is going to be downright nasty. :-\

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Re: Jennifers "HOT" new pin....
« Reply #124 on: June 26, 2018, 04:10:47 am »
I have heard it said on a project like this take pictures, Lots and lots of pics...Well, Jenn don't do that, no diary, no build sheets, pretty much nothing other than "Titanic" style forensics, and a few notes on changes in the manual for the new owner. And by now that is probably quite evident, Don't tear the whole thing all apart all at once, but slowly and systematically starting with the worst of the project and work it as far as possible, but don't assemble it yet before moving on. For the new guys I am not saying don't take lots of pics, its just that they wont be as helpful as you might expect when it comes time to need them, and very difficult to follow the orientations of multiple pics. Just understand what it is your working on and it will tell you its secrets....The coin door,  Given the bolts actually bolt the lock bar receiver behind it also, so the holes are quite precisely placed as to allow for some adjustment, and it all has to work together, as opposed to a game cab where you just put it where you want it and drill the holes, This creates a problem, and there are 2 solutions that I am aware of, #1, is scan it and make a template in P/s or #2, remove the section, clean it up and clamp it to the cab which is what we are going to do. :-\

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Re: Jennifers "HOT" new pin....
« Reply #125 on: July 05, 2018, 08:28:10 pm »
Metric hardware..... Back in the late 70s I believe,(mere observational history) American cars were starting to use metric bolts usually down around the transmission, cross member, mount and such but only in specific areas and were marked with blue, most of you might remember this. Odd I thought, whats the point? other than they were built elsewhere as components to be assembled in a central location.... Well today our Getaway joined this mismatched condition, the bolts and T nuts (for the light bar antitheft blocks) are apparently not commonly available as non serrated flange bolts in stainless as Imperial, but were as metric, and a crash course in base 10 ensued. OMG!....Anyway Jenn did happen across this conversion chart which was really helpful for you builder guys, it draws a comparison line on the ruler as you change the values (and apparently 6mm = 1/4 in. who would have ever guessed?)  http://www.ginifab.com/feeds/cm_to_inch/

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Re: Jennifers "HOT" new pin....
« Reply #126 on: July 05, 2018, 11:03:34 pm »
you'd be surprised how often I have to convert decimal inches to inch fractions.

I've always used this... https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/fractional-decimal-equivalents-d_1159.html

being within 1/64th is close enough for the girls I go out with.  ::)

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Re: Jennifers "HOT" new pin....
« Reply #127 on: July 06, 2018, 07:42:47 am »
That chart is nice. I just printed it out, thanks. I just had to convert a decimal to fractions for a hole I had to cut for a bass guitar speaker. Next time I will have a handy chart.

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Re: Jennifers "HOT" new pin....
« Reply #128 on: July 06, 2018, 09:54:39 am »
Metric hardware..... Back in the late 70s I believe,(mere observational history) American cars were starting to use metric bolts usually down around the transmission, cross member, mount and such but only in specific areas and were marked with blue, most of you might remember this. Odd I thought, whats the point? other than they were built elsewhere as components to be assembled in a central location.... Well today our Getaway joined this mismatched condition, the bolts and T nuts (for the light bar antitheft blocks) are apparently not commonly available as non serrated flange bolts in stainless as Imperial, but were as metric, and a crash course in base 10 ensued. OMG!....Anyway Jenn did happen across this conversion chart which was really helpful for you builder guys, it draws a comparison line on the ruler as you change the values (and apparently 6mm = 1/4 in. who would have ever guessed?)  http://www.ginifab.com/feeds/cm_to_inch/

Stop calling them "freedom units". Americans didn't invent the imperial system, and if anything, our lack of adopting the metric system may be a contributing factor to the idiocy of our youth.
  The metric system?.....Hee,Hee :laugh2:, Ya that totally dumbed down society....(Giggle) From here on out Jennifer will just be her own assistant to human resources ....OMG, (Laugh, and Laugh)

To help you "un-dumb" yourself. Metric bolts can be identified by the grades as indicated on the head of the bolt with numbers (8.8, 10.9. etc). SAE bolt grades are indicated by hash marks (3 hash marks is grade 5, 5 hash marks is grade 8, etc). Identifying this will greatly reduce the time you waste searching for the right wrench. And if there are machined notches on the side of the head of the bolt, it's left hand thread (righty tighty, lefty loosy does not apply here).
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Re: Jennifers "HOT" new pin....
« Reply #129 on: July 06, 2018, 12:25:57 pm »
Clever Nephasth I see what you did there, but for the record that wasn't me calling out "freedom units" in that thread (That was a fun day Jenn is still amused ;D).... As it relates to this project, Metric obviously is not my go to in design but in this case it may make sense, In terms of availability especially given the fact this machine already uses custom bolts (mine are finally made but are still at chrome shop) and these cable blocks are not original Getaway parts anyway, aftermarket mod at best and easy and quick is good so we can get this thing to paint and assembly.... However I was not aware of the right/left threads, that is relatively uncommon by "freedom unit" standards, and could potently have Jenn second guessing my decision on this metric hardware thing.   

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« Reply #130 on: July 06, 2018, 05:21:33 pm »
You'll typically only find left-hand threaded fasteners on rotating assemblies which might cause right-hand threaded fasteners to come loose during normal operation. Even as a mechanic, it is rare to find left-hand threaded fasteners.
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« Reply #131 on: October 21, 2018, 08:51:19 pm »
The lightboard was watersoaked mdf and didn't fare well, so rather than just replace it, Jennifer decided to upgrade it some.... The oak was milled down to 1/2", in two pieces and joined together, nothing fancy just some jig work.  (*fun fact, wood has a moisture content, so when milling do both sides to help it dry evenly) The pieces were then cut as to assemble with opposing grain patterns to further help minimize warp.

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Re: Jennifers "HOT" new pin....
« Reply #132 on: October 31, 2018, 06:47:36 pm »
So where is this at now Jenn?  I'm taking an interest in all things pinball, especially restoration.  Though the first few pics are gone from this project, it sounds like you started with some practically unsalvageable item and worked it from there?
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Re: Jennifers "HOT" new pin....
« Reply #133 on: October 31, 2018, 08:25:35 pm »
This thread is old, And was a butcher victim in Pbjs smart bomb thing, , Jenn was forced to cull pics as to help it load And to make matters worse there seems to be little interest in such a build, I just keep updating it just for my friends that have followed it.... It was in a building that was on fire, and the head was burning before the fire guys got there with the hose, Initially it was going to be a restore, but even new this machine had some shortcomings so Jenn built a new cab. (using jigs like in that last pic) and mostly low end big box store tooling just to show anyone can do this in their driveway on a nice day... The cost got away on me However , and the complexity was a research binge not to be believed. Basically it is a new machine (Still unassembled) with design upgrades and a few mods (Don't judge me, I hate them too, But this machine just needs them to be right)....I will look for a few of the missing pics for you. ;)

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« Reply #134 on: October 31, 2018, 08:44:37 pm »
I guess we're friends cause Ive been following along from the start.
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« Reply #135 on: October 31, 2018, 10:01:09 pm »
I guess we're friends cause Ive been following along from the start.
Yes you are (*Smooch, wink ;)) And you have been quite patient, So the update for you... Jenns workbench needed some upgrades So I got a variable AC supply (to finish the bench test), IDC connector squeezer guns and dies (.156, and .100) and a few other odds and ends. Currently in the process of sourcing the wire and connectors for the new harness. The lamps on the backboard were IDC, but Given that is a moving door it seems solder terminals would be better, So while making that light board Jenn made 2, One to be modified a little for a better fit for the LCD, and covered on the backside with #8 mirror grade stainless, and possibly some Led flasher strips (not bulbs) behind the helicopters and police cars. although still bench testing the idea and need to the to shut them down via relay in the event of a "tilt" and the other to be a original duplicate....However, after drying one warped some and the duplicate is off the table. 

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« Reply #136 on: November 02, 2018, 10:26:28 pm »
this whole ride has been fun.  :applaud:

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« Reply #137 on: November 04, 2018, 12:32:37 am »
this whole ride has been fun.  :applaud:
I am happy you would think so, there is so much that hasn't been documented but Jenn does try to hit the fun parts...The last piece of platting came back, (the circuit board panel) done up with zink chromate,  I haven't seen it yet and really have high hopes cause that thing was nasty black and slimy. But just for you Jenn will do an unboxing check it out pic 8)

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« Reply #138 on: November 04, 2018, 01:21:15 am »
Problems loading pics....
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Re: Jennifers "HOT" new pin....
« Reply #139 on: November 04, 2018, 01:27:20 am »
Problems loading pics....
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Re: Jennifers "HOT" new pin....
« Reply #140 on: November 05, 2018, 06:04:33 pm »
Wut kinda problems?   
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« Reply #141 on: November 06, 2018, 12:08:30 am »
Update, Finally got one too load,  this is the circuit board panel. It has funny scratch sand marks on it and blotchy, Going to get sent back....Ond, those early pics are on a old camera and the files for whatever reason are too large to load (still working on it though, please standby)
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« Reply #142 on: November 06, 2018, 07:07:41 am »
You can always email them to me like we did last time
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« Reply #143 on: November 06, 2018, 07:24:44 am »
Are you using a windows PC to post? I use MS paint to resize my pics for this forum. It is easy and fast. You could try that.

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Re: Jennifers "HOT" new pin....
« Reply #144 on: November 06, 2018, 10:10:33 am »
I think I'd just use that panel as you got it....


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« Reply #145 on: November 06, 2018, 11:37:10 am »
   OMG that's so whats wrong with those pics! and Malenco helped me do those! (Thx again for that ;)).... Thing is long threads with lots of pics get all bloated and don't load well for you curious guys (at work, on your phones ::)) so Jenns been more about need to see rather than documentation (And most you guys remember that hot mess I would suppose) Ond is curious of pins however so I shall keep trying or just E/send him a copy...Back to this plating thing, as said this is the last of it, and a few years ago I downsized a bit and sold my tanks (nasty chems and all) and been searching for a good plater ever since, so this was kinda a test piece. And normally don't bling games out in chrome but this pin needed some enhancements given the theme, and stainless (although stainless is a poor conductor given the high carbon content) so that more for aesthetics.... Pbj, You are right, good enough, it is what it is, and once covered with boards who even will ever see it, It is zink, and does have low resistance so yay ;D... It still bothers me some however since the sticker on it was very difficult to replace and hate to waste all that work stickering a poop....Here is a before reference pic so you know what Jennifer is talking about.
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