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  1. Paddy was sat at the bar when his friend Mick came in on crutches with two black eyes. Paddy asked "What happened to you Mick?" Mick replied "I got into a fight with Murphy" Paddy said "But Murphy's only a wee fella. He must have had something in his hand to beat you up this bad" Mick said "He did. A shovel" Paddy said "Well why didn't you have something in your hand" Mick said "I did. It was Mrs Murphy's left breast. And while it is a thing of great beauty it was totally useless in a fight
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  2. I don't know about the stern Chimes but for the Gottlieb EM Chimes I have them loose.
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  3. So, I’ve got everything put back together, all the GI lights that were out (String 5) are working again and no more blown fuse F106. As I posted earlier, I initially started looking for shorts within the GI string lights. During my troubleshooting, I disconnected J121 from the Driver Board, traced down the Violet and White/Violet wires going from J121 pins 6 and 11 out through the playfield to all of the GI string 5 lights. I unsoldered the ends of these wires from the first upper and lower GI light socket that they connected to and used my Variac to verify they worked and were not shorted. I also ended up doing a resistance check on them as well just to be sure. Since they worked with the Variac and I didn’t find them to be shorted, I ended up heading towards the Power Driver board. I replaced Triac Q12 and associated transistor Q11 and reinstalled the board and temporarily reconnected the light string. The fuse still blew and the lights did not come on. At this point, I removed the board again and was looking at replacing the LS374 latch but I was really having reservations about doing so. It’s a 20 pin IC chip and removing and replacing it on my old Power board did not look all that inviting. So I decided to look and trace out all of the circuit paths related to F106. As I was tracing the runs on the Power board I noticed that J121 pins 6 and 11 were connected to J119 pins 3 and 1 respectively. The GI circuits table on page 3-19* of the Addams Family manual does list these connections but only states that they go to the Cabinet. This is the point that I realized they were a separate circuit piggybacking off of F106 that I hadn’t noticed or checked. It took a while but I finally found that they went to the coin door coin chute lights. Upon inspection, I found that the base of the light socket on right side of the coin door was smashed up against the metal coin chute assembly. This was the short that was causing F106 to blow. I straightened the socket out, reinstalled the driver board, and reconnected and reinstalled all GI string 5 lights and it all works. *(Just as FYI, the GI table on page 3-19 is not totally accurate. I found several connector/pin designations that did not match up with the wiring in my pinball. I corrected them and will attach.) Based upon what I found, I believe that the socket got smashed up against the metal coin chute when I last had the coin door open and the playfield glass removed to wax the playfield. The lockbar locking lever hits the socket when the lockbar is off the machine. If you actually push the coin door all the way closed with the lockbar off, it can smash the socket over against the metal coin chute. So, beware if you’re pinball is built similar to this. I’ve attached some pictures and other data that some may find useful if they are troubleshooting a similar problem. On a side note, once I got the lights working and started playing a game, I found that the upper left flipper was totally dead. I have since fixed that problem and I will post info about that in new separate post. Power Board TP Voltages.pdf Transformer 6.3 vac Secondary Plug Pinouts.pdf Pg 3-19.pdf
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  4. Haha promise this is the last one 🤞🏼
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  5. From my experience, Gottlieb & Bally are loose. I would back off the tension and retry I recently just buffed the chime bars and placed a rebuild kit through these when I was working with Graham at the Goatshed this week
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  6. SOUTH AUSTRALIA METROPOLITAN ADELAIDE Thebarton - West Thebarton Hotel, 51 South Road Thebarton - Guardians of the Galaxy Pro, Doctor Who, Ghostbusters Premium - 19/3/2022 Change to: - West Thebarton Hotel, 51 South Road Thebarton - Guardians of the Galaxy Pro, Doctor Who, Funhouse, Munsters Premium, Total Nuclear Annihilation - 7/5/2022
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  7. That's not really called for. Yeah there's no bullshit on the internet 🤣
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  8. The 2 handled knife is called a draw knife
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  9. Good day, i installed sk jukebox software on my windows 7 ultimate it works perfectly but it does not want to read coins although use credit is enabled
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  10. What you write here is so true and I agree with every aspect of it except the part regarding no humans. Greenland is called green land because it was green and they grew crops on a land that is now ice and snow. There solution was move. Many Australian towns flooded regularly so they moved. Parts of the Great Sandy Desert in Australia were seas and as a result, sea shells and aquatic fossils are found today. The middle east was tropical forests but today is sand. To say without man there would be no problems is incorrect as we in Australia often see nature itself is quite capable of exploiting the land. A rabbit plague stops only when they eat absolutely everything and they starve along with every other animal that lives there. An area that has multiple bushfires in a short period of time kills all the life in that area and turns to desert. A part of a river infested with European carp will kill out every species in that river and will die out themselves and in turn kill the river. All natures doing that shapes the land. The problem is our generation of humans now thinks they can actually control nature. Nature you have to work with and around it, not try and control it or change it. Every time man thinks it can be controlled, he is quickly made a fool of or does more damage till nature itself decides to repair it. We now with all our technology and complicated infrastructure are mere specks in the timeline of this planet and nothing we do is going to alter that. Oceans will rise and fall at nature's timeline and if you think we can understand how to control that, she may decide to hit the coastal parts of the nation with a sunami with no warning as being discovered right now with evidence of an ancient sunami that hit Australia's east coast going inland to the Great Dividing Range. History says we are right in the timeline for another mini iceage. The timeline is between 2000 and 2060 using ice core records as the data source. Nature does have a habit of repeating itself and if this "ice core prediction" is correct, maybe we should be using these high Co2 levels to our advantage, ( working with nature), and be storing and growing excess food we at present are setting world record food production levels for a potential low sunlight period of time nature may have install for us. You think predictions of man made Co2 will effect the planet's human population, you should give some thought to a planet right now being effected by another ice age.
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  11. You’re obviously a smart guy rufus maybe with your brilliant unique hypothesis you can lead the world out of this mess
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  12. Wow that is interesting. That statement right there demonstrates you yourself have not fully read your science as it states quite clearly and has for over 2 decades now "man may or may not be responsible for only 2% of the Co2 in the atmosphere". Ingnoring the may or may not part, it is still only 2%. All the rest is good old mother nature's creation. That aside I trust history rather than "modern new age Science"... History shows us the planet has been colder, hotter, more rainfall, less rainfall, more Co2, less Co2, higher ocean levels , lower ocean levels all in the past and you know what, man is still here. The important factor here is no one makes money out of history as it is only recording "what has happened" so no need to alter any figures or adjusting modelling to get results your after unlike this new version of science that has only been around since the advent of computers and also makes a lot of people very rich and employed. Have you also noticed how the richest on the planet are all attracted to this "new age science"? I ask myself why is this so. Could it have something to do with money can get you clensed of guilt and responsibility?. Seems to work with the likes of All Gore and the inner city green voters and the other highest footprint emitters in society. Look, I really couldn't care less as my family's footprints are more than adiquilty being clensed by the actions we do ourselves and unless everyone does there bit, it just makes it harder for everyone else plus I really hate seeing waste especially when nature supplys all the raw materials and these materials are usually made into one human use products never to be used again. To me the biggest threat is our throw away society. We over consume in our actions like replacing cars, white goods and just about everything we buy. When I was a kid a fridge could last 20-30 years and if it broke it could be fixed and you could buy spare parts. Cars were the same. TVs lasted over 10 years and 20 years was not unusual as some of you guys using CRTs can testify. We make absolute rubbish these days designed not to last or be repaired with no spare parts suitable to keep them going. We just throw them out and buy a new one which no one considers the carbon footprint of manufacture. We are to busy trying to offload our problem for others to deal using excuses like, "I bought a new car because this one emits less Co2" but the truth is to produce a new car from scratch creates more Co2 than an old car blowing smoke for 10 years and the real reason is I bought a new car because I wanted one because it made me feel good.
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  13. try this one @Rich https://mektronics.com.au/products/hakko-fr301-43-portable-desoldering-gun
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  14. They are pretty good I'd like to think they are worth more
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  15. Wow , just read this thread...bloody nice work!. I too did is much as I could. Hired a Kanga digger, trenched, leveled, 3 skips later. Layed the drainage and cabling. Then garden beds, sleepers. No pool or shed 🙂 Youve used the area spot on. What heating did you get?
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  16. I'd forgotten about that score. 98,160 to be exact. I've tried watching people group the ghosts on both this and regular Pacman and unlike Burgertime how to do it just doesn't sink in. Maybe one day it will
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  17. I just got this gem today. Pretty stoked.
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  18. Al Gore, Greta Funbags and all those inner city climate change protestors in rich western nations are? What about you, did you sneak in a Uni course to get indoctrinated? So that goes to show those doing all the protesting and persecuting others that are not convinced have all at one stage been convinced by someone that again, was probably not a scientist. If you silence all those non scientists from voicing there opinion, no government will act will they? If those protesting is representative to how strong demands for such change are, what about the majority of the nation's population that don't attend those protests?. They are by far the larger number yet there vastly bigger numbers are often ignored exactly as demonstrated when voting on the subject actually happens. What I did like what that guy said was his believe it should be up to the individual with no penalties for those that don't or can't.. Some lifestyles suit EV use better than others but this factor is often forgotten or not taken into concideration. The views of a person with a house in Sydney override those of a person with a house in say, Coober Pedy in South Australia or Broome, Western Australia?. One could possibly live with minimal lifestyle changes as opposed to one that would need to totally change there lifestyle and location they choose to live. I often wonder how views on climate change and demands for actions on such changes would vary if it was region based legislation rather than national legislation. If those in the inner city areas of the nation had to use EVs or be penalised, (being the largest CO2 emiting areas of the nation), and those outside these areas did not have to comply I think views would also change if there was a carbon limit to what each person in a household could use. Each person in a house has a "carbon limit", and the household goes over that, you pay more much like the old "excess water bill" system worked. I somehow think such a scheme wouldn't be liked by those "rich doctor's wifes" as they call them in the inner city green belts with every light and air conditioning on in there 3 story houses going 24/7.
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  19. Now I’m retired and enjoying my freedom of gaming at the age 52😂😂😂. Here’s a picture of a line up I have of some machines in my collection in one part of the room..
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  20. There was a report out last week by some Australian Institute of Studys, something like that, Australian institute of something. There study was to see what it would actually cost this country to become totally carbon neutral by 2050 as promised by both major political parties as neither party has actually priced it. Neither party asked for this study, this institute took it upon themselves to find an answer. There conclusion was it is actually impossible to ever achive net zero for Australia and the quicker a government realises, the bigger the saving of wasted money trying to achieve the unachievable. Seeing as it is unachivable we are just better to pay the penalities for non compliance rather than backrupt the country trying and still be paying for non complience. I heard this story on the radio in the middle of the night partially asleep so don't crucify me for not knowing the exact details of this report. Believe me, no one is as pissed off as I am at myself for not finding out because I have spend days trying to find this report. I would really like to read exactly what they found.
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  21. So just after the pool was installed we had our frames arrive. I have been out of action all year with my back injury, so was unable to help with any of the heavy lifting (or doing anything really) which I am really angry about. I want to do things but I am unable to. Luckily we have a lot of friends and family who pitched in to get everything sorted out. The bearers and joists going in. Floor going down and reo for the bond beam around the pool Had a builder mate come round to help put the frames up (and a lot of extra sets of hands to lift, carry and hold things 🙂 Or stand around which is what I was doing a lot of. Got all the frames up and then the next day we worked on putting on rafters Rafters all done and then concrete around pool put in. We are now waiting for our sarking, roofing and cladding to arrive hopefully this week.
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  22. 78,440 Was it luck, finally opening the bottle of Gin I won a few weeks ago playing pinball or a combination of both? Who knows but it's an improvement on a Pac game and I'll take it.
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  23. Well almost 2 years on, I've finally managed to sort this out...More projects happened during that time and this one always got pushed back. As of the last couple of weeks, I've pushed through and tried to get this one across the line as the "tinkering" itch needed to be scratched Got the trusty canvas and work horse out (these two have done a number of respray's together ) for painting After a couple of weeks, we've ended up with a Panda themed colour scheme Next up were the internals. I decided to go Edifier R1280DBS as they fit perfectly (accordingly to my measurements - but I'm always weary about that). Reviews were good on the speakers, I have another set of Edifiers for my desk and was very happy. They were reasonably priced and also supported bluetooth for when people just want to connect in themselves. I had a spare NUC (really old celeron one) and thought I could use it - but after trying to install windows and having a muck around with it, I just didn't like the way it ran, fortunately, I had a spare micro pc with an i5 6500t and SSD which made a world of difference. Of course, there's always a rats nest when it comes to these things Cable ties fixes everything! And I mean everything I secured the speakers using a combination of 4 longer cable ties haha Cut out the metal plate, gave it a quick paint and this is what it looks like as an interim until I buy some speaker cloth to cover this area. Was looking into all these fancy jukebox applications and found just windows in tablet mode + spotify will do the job 90% of the time for the Mrs I'd still be happy to have a localised collection for tracks that aren't on spotify. Last mod completed last night was an underglow It's a bit bright for my liking, but we'll see how it is in real world applications..
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  24. Pessimeister: 89, 060 Another small improvement - 100 k and the Junior Boards remains the goal for me.
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  25. I printed an enclosure for the power switch and a couple of vents for the back to keep everything safe.
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  27. let there be light and the lamp sockets where installed, my helper fell asleep
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  28. cool itll be 1.6mm. easy to buy sheets of that if you change your mind on the current options
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  29. Wow! They’re getting bloody expensive with GST added! Hard to go back once you’ve owned them however.
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