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Virgil Tracy
8th August 2009, 06:00 PM
I am helping out a fellow member in getting this game up and running.

http://marvin3m.com/arcade/wildrif.htm

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s47/Virgil_Tracy_photo/DSCN1454-1.jpg

Picked this game up today

So far problems found and fixed

Reattached arm under gun
Resolder 3 wires to the gun board
Straighten up a many bent brackets
Clean mirror

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s47/Virgil_Tracy_photo/DSCN1445.jpg

Drill Locks to access back of game only to find the key in the bottom of the machine:x
Reattach spring to gun that was found in the bottom of the cab
Put a link of chain on the gun to ensure the arm retains contact with board at all times

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s47/Virgil_Tracy_photo/DSCN1447.jpg




Connect to Step down tranny, turned it on and watched for smoke.

All good no smoke, insert US 10 c into coin mech and have a play.

Everything to seems to be working but there are a number of small issues to fix


Replace wiper on arm as it snapped while trying to straighten it
Try and find 2ft 115 volt Black light flouro tubes
Get 110 SES bulbs (Koala Lamps stock these in Brisbane)
Clean
Replace feet
Door locks
Adjust gun aim and calibrate


http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s47/Virgil_Tracy_photo/DSCN1448.jpg

arcadus
8th August 2009, 07:31 PM
Excellent machine! I like these machines with double mirrors, gives depth, Super Circus does the same.
Fluoro tubes are measured in Wattage not Voltage, so should be relatively easy to find. :)

stuba
9th August 2009, 06:06 PM
wow, you don't mess around! well done :)

Virgil Tracy
9th August 2009, 07:46 PM
Pics added

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s47/Virgil_Tracy_photo/DSCN1444.jpg

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s47/Virgil_Tracy_photo/DSCN1451.jpg

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s47/Virgil_Tracy_photo/DSCN1453.jpg

Virgil Tracy
12th August 2009, 08:29 PM
Removed rusted feet and fitted fixed castors tonight, this will make it a lot easier to move and work on.

Also noticed photo in first post is for the wrong game so I will fix that now.

Fish Tales
12th August 2009, 08:40 PM
You can remove the rust from rifle, and paint it in gun blu. Gun shops sell it, will look nice when done. Oh and you can get a butt plate for it as well (the broken plastic piece at the end of the stock).

Claude
20th August 2009, 06:57 AM
Has anyone tried out the Electrolysis method for rust removal.

Here's one of the better quicker videos ;

Rust Removal Tip - Video

I've never tried it, but it seems to be ideal for restoration work.

I believe baking soda can be used (around 2 teaspoons per 5 litre), further googling should find more info on it.

Cheers,

Claude

AskJacob
20th August 2009, 09:11 AM
Has anyone tried out the Electrolysis method for rust removal.

Here's one of the better quicker videos ;

Rust Removal Tip - Video (http://www.metacafe.com/watch/456478/rust_removal_tip/)

I've never tried it, but it seems to be ideal for restoration work.

I believe baking soda can be used (around 2 teaspoons per 5 litre), further googling should find more info on it.

Cheers,

Claude

I have not used it for arcade/pinball stuff, but have for other metal stuff (old tools etc). Kind of surprising how well it worked...

My only concern is I don't know the metallurgy of the parts - e.g. if they have a nickel, zinc or chrome plate (or remnants of it) will that make a nasty mess or not?

I guess some experimentation with scrap parts would be needed!

PS Baking soda and washing soda are different (Sodium BiCarbonate = Baking Soda, Sodium Carbonate = Washing Soda - similar names, but chemically quite different!)

-EDIT

That said, look slike baking soda works just as well:

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/yt-R5I5WBG5HPw/geoffs_science_garage_electrolytic_rust_removal/

Perhaps it's just ANYTHING that makes the water conductive. Salt would work well I guess, but would be stupid as it would also instantly promote rust as soon as the current is gone...

Cheers
Jacob

dezbaz
20th August 2009, 09:40 AM
eXCELLENT STUFF, LOVE THESE emS

Virgil Tracy
3rd October 2009, 10:01 AM
Spent some more time on this today and crossed some things off the list

The gun was pain to calibrate, I need to make up the bracket as decribed in the manual to make it easier next time.

Still to do


Replace wiper on arm as it snapped while trying to straighten it
Try and find 18 inch Black light flouro tubes
Get 110 SES bulbs (Koala Lamps stock these in Brisbane)
Door locks



And one day a full clean

Virgil Tracy
3rd October 2009, 10:33 AM
Picture added

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s47/Virgil_Tracy_photo/DSC03528.jpg

spriggy
3rd October 2009, 07:11 PM
Retro cool :cool: Awesome!

So, does this mean it's generally working now Virgil? (I gather yes from previous posts) If so.. utube vid would be ultra-cool:D

Fish Tales
3rd October 2009, 07:12 PM
These things look awesome in real life, photos cant show the depth of 3D effect.

Virgil Tracy
3rd October 2009, 10:27 PM
Retro cool :cool: Awesome!

So, does this mean it's generally working now Virgil? (I gather yes from previous posts) If so.. utube vid would be ultra-cool:D

Yes it is working two targets to adjust, as for you tube my DSLR doesnt do video

visy
3rd October 2009, 11:45 PM
I must say this has me rather intrigued. Being a bit (well alot) before my time I have never ever seen any of these before.

Nice resto btw.

Gemini2544
14th March 2012, 02:38 PM
Any chance of an update please. I loved playing these as a kid. :)