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    Williams FLASH Pinball Project

    Wow i purchased this pinball back in 2016 and stripped into parts and packed it up
    Time goes so quickly and last night i carried it out of the garage into pin room ..
    the major problem is that parts are in various boxes..
    pics are as puchased..
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    This one is going to take some time to get it up and running
    deadline is April 2019 wildball meet ..
    so there is no pressure ..

    #2
    Have been looking for some pics
    Playfield stripped
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    only minor wear and colour is good

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      #3
      Cool, a Flash. Most died through a very hard life. They made shitloads of cash in there day and would have made a lot more if the targets would work reliably and for extended periods of time..

      You may be interested in this mod for those targets ...
      It's Time To Build A Homebrew. - Aussie Arcade

      When I did that mod I was thinking of Flash and Time Warp machines mainly although they failed on all the Williams machines.

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          #5
          Here is a couple more pics
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          Last edited by Pinoffski; 14 May 2018, 04:52 PM. Reason: Typo

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            #6
            Well worth saving I think as there aren't that many about. Like I said, they were driven in the ground and playfield paint is usually the cost.

            Because there were so many made, people simply got sick of playing them. They literally were everywhere.

            The left outlane was brutal for some reason and you sort of got sick of that being the way you lost 3 out of 4 balls.

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              #7
              Doing a great job so far, stripping is tedious but has to be done

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                #8
                Searching through some pics at the time i got this
                I spent the friday afternoon to the early saturday morning stripping the playfield of parts
                This is a common playfield wear as flipper rubing on playfield
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                as every one knows art work is not the best
                this is a classic pic with very little ball swirl
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                middle of the playfield is in good condition ..
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                and even the spinier has little wear
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                overall this pin is in great condition for a sited pin back in the day..

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Pinoffski View Post
                  Searching through some pics at the time i got this
                  I spent the friday afternoon to the early saturday morning stripping the playfield of parts
                  This is a common playfield wear as flipper rubing on playfield
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                  That part on the playfield suffers from flipper wear because the ball is constantly hitting the end of that flipper and on those flipper mechs, the flipper shaft bushing is screwed directly to the wood of the playfield, not into a dedicated flipper mounting bracket like used from FirePower on.

                  These constant impacts from the ball either broke these screws, broke the bushing or bend the flipper shaft.

                  Usually it was the bushings that broke and that allowed the flipper to scrap on the playfield. This was extremely common on Flash.

                  I'd swap out those old mechs and put in the far superior later style mounting plates and use FirePower flipper coils but this will require being creative with the playfield lights in the way.

                  Other things Flash suffered from are these posts circled in red in this picture. Either from hits of the upper flipper or the plunger shots, these posts were never thick enough and would bend or snap regularly. Larger gauge later model parts is an easy fix.

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                    #10
                    nice 1 [MENTION=10348]Pinoffski[/MENTION]
                    dropped plenty a 20 in this one, up there with one of my favourite pins, you scored a real beaut.

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                      #11
                      Looks to be in pretty decent shape.. should scrub up nicely!!

                      I've had and sold a total of FOUR Flash's in the last six years.. i kind of regret not keeping and restoring at least one of them! The last two that went a couple of months ago were in really rough shape and no where near as good as yours but still could have been saved.

                      I look forward to seeing how yours comes up!

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                        #12
                        She is nice and Clean inside the cabinet
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                        Pic of inside coin door was suprised that all parts are still there
                        Must remember to replace the middle switch as it is faulty.
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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Pinoffski View Post
                          She is nice and Clean inside the cabinet
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                          Pic of inside coin door was suprised that all parts are still there
                          Must remember to replace the middle switch as it is faulty.
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                          I'm watching this with interest. My Flash, along with the rest of my pins, have been in storage for 3 years. Hopefully our renos will be completed in the next couple of months so I can get the old girls out. Can't wait to play Flash again.

                          Sent from my CPH1701 using Aussie Arcade mobile app
                          Wanted: Aquarius backglass, any Gottlieb EM bits and pieces - nothing is junk to me

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                            #14
                            I remember how much i liked this pin

                            credit button burnt back in the day ...
                            bloody smokers ...have a new one to install
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                            Just think of keeping the locking bar mech on the front
                            just to keep some history
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                            great to see the colour of how it was when new ...

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                              #15
                              Sent Boards to Ken
                              they were not in the best condition as battery had leaked over the driver board ..
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                              there is a noticeable heat band where the boards are
                              cleaned the apron up had a business card stuck to it
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                              after
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                              Please Note that I new the condition of the boards / machine at the time of purchase...
                              Last edited by Pinoffski; 18 May 2018, 08:57 PM. Reason: added pic

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