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    Small update.
    All the cabinet work has finally been done and ready for painting.

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    It certainly took a lot longer than normal due to the rebuilding I had to do on the back and front.
    The back box door required a lot of filling and sanding as it was made from reused timber. Some parts had three joins in them.

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    ...and you still have the bloody boat!
    looking to buy gottlieb electro mechanical pinball machines from any era

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    Another quick update, the base coat and the top coat done.
    The paint covered the wood repairs so all looks good.
    I have just added the speckle, now to let it dry for a few days then start on the stencils

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    From what the cab started at itís looking pretty darn good


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    Putting out the feelers for my next early Gotlieb project

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    First side finished, I had a few issues with the paint and the stencils that required a few touch ups. Not a 100% happy with the result but at least one side finished and clear coated.

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    I'll give it a few days to set them start on the other side.

    And one side of the back box done as well.

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    Nice work Trev. Another pin well on the way to being saved.
    What sort of stencils did you use out of curiousity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Railways View Post
    Nice work Trev. Another pin well on the way to being saved.
    What sort of stencils did you use out of curiousity?
    Getting the full experience with home made stencils.

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    Back from holidays and getting back into this project.

    Paint work all done, it could have been better. The yellow colour gave me heaps of running and bleeding issues for some reason?
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    Now starting to put things back together.

    I cleaned up the power board by giving it and sand then sealed it as it's only particle board and it had some swelling here and there.
    I also did the recommended addition of extra fuses to protect the small transformer. I only recently found out about this, I might have to do this to my Joker Poker.
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    All the front parts de-rusted and cleaned up. The coin door came up nice, just have to add the sticker.
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    Still removing rust from some parts, so much rust on this pin. I supposed that is to be expected since the cabinet had some much water damage.

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    Paint looks quite good to me. Surprising how few of these machines lasted, Pinball Pool was everywhere and did earn very good coin. Probably would have helped if substitute CPU boards were designed and made earlier like a lot of the system 1 Gottliebs. I used to see many going to the tip after the boards failed which is a real shame because these are the vintage machines most of us learnt to play on.
    While they may not have been everyone's favorite brand and type, the system 1s, they taught so many players to play pinball and to that, start a lifetime addiction.

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    I have just finished putting the power board into the cabinet.
    I found that the power switch was faulty but luckily I had a spare and swapped them over.

    Not having worked on the system 1 pin with the sound card, I just want to confirm how the connections go.

    The picture below show 3 connectors, one obviously goes to the sound card, but the other 2 are male and female 6 pin connectors.

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    I am thinking that if I use the sound card then the two 6 pin connectors join.
    If I use the chimes then I plug the chimes connector into the female connector and the male connector will not be used. I assume I would also have to wire up the knocker into the chime connector as well.
    Is that correct ?

    I am also going to be using the P1-X4 board which also has an audio out, so I just wanted to confirm how it would normally go together before looking at the sound option on the other board.

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