Episode 31 – A Trifecta of Fail
We *finally* get back in our (studio) groove this month and stretch our legs a bit now that we’ve had the chance to recover from our recent Atlanta trip to the Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo. We recount our experiences at the expo and keep a watch over the next month as we’ll be working on publishing content from that show, as well.
For being on the road as much as we have, we still managed to cover off on quite a few updates. Brent works on the Burgertime (remember that, right?!?) and also logs some time against a multi game for friend and burns (just kidding, but not really) a Space Invaders that just seems to love him a little too much.
Whitney has some (albeit thin) updates on Project ZK (for everyone), and has been going on what feels like a bona-fide mission on Powdercoating and both lament the many struggles (they are real, I tell you) of T-molding removal and installation on Rally-X and Gaplus.
We talk some additional tube-swap topics, have an editorial on the whole ‘Skit-B/Predator pinball drama’ and as with every month, Whitney “Spends Brent’s Money” where we talk lots of new parts and reproductions available this month.
We cover off on some great listener mail and give a “special” shout-out to Charlie and the gang at Spooky Pinball (listen to the end of the show… I’m about ready to retire Brent straight up, hence the show title).
It’s a 4-hour extravaganza (or something of the short… I needed a #20DollarWord for this month, and it fit) this month full of fun, laughs and great information.
Enjoy the show!
Episode 31 - Show LinksHere's a 'one-stop' shop for all the items we mentioned in this month's episode!
|ALGOR Vertical-Frame monitor |
(a.k.a Ati CR-M-19VH)
|Repair||Info thread @ KLOV||Discussed odd signaling and pinouts|
|Space Invaders||Game||Space Invaders @ KLOV||Midway version - not Taito!|
|Braze multi-kit for Space Invaders||Mod||Space Invaders multi-kit||Includes sound and RAM diagnostics in addition to 8 game variations.|
|Gaplus||Game||Gaplus @ KLOV||Discussed T-molding removal issues|
|Rally-X||Game||Rally-X @ KLOV||Discussed T-molding removal issues|
|ZooKeeper||Game||ZooKeeper @ KLOV||No progress, but I like having it in the show notes!|
|Major Havoc||Game||Major Havoc @ KLOV||Conversion cabinet discussion|
|BT Safeback Discharger||Tools||Screwdriver on Amazon|
Battery clamps on eBay
|Will update here once I get a blog post put together on the tool|
|Linesman Pliers||Tools||Kobalt pliers @ Lowes|
Pliers @ Harbor Freight
|Great for T-molding removal when things just aren't going your way...|
|JunkNet TV tube donor list||Website||Donor tube list||Great place to start for tube swap reference. Hasn't been updated in a while, though.|
|JunkNet Tube Swap walk-through||Interview||So you wanna swap a tube Series||Step-by-step walk-through on performing a tube swap.|
|Major Havoc dedicated metal||Reproductions||Interest thread on KLOV||Includes control panel + other metal pieces:
Upper marquee bracket
Perforated grill above the control panel
Perforated speaker mounting brackets (2)
|JROK multi-Taito (tie-toe) FPGA control panels||Reproductions||Info thread @ KLOV|
|Reproduction RFI shields||Reproductions||Pre-Order thread @ KLOV||WG6100
|New Pinball Ramps!||Reproductions||High Speed Clear Ramp @ Pinside|
Genesis Ramps @ Pinside
Space Station Ramps @ Pinside
Swords of Fury Ramps @ Pinside
|Heck, buy them all... it's only Brent's money! ;)|
|Freeplay - Easy Coin-Up Button||Mod||Easy CoinUp Button Website||Flat-out awesome|
|Freeplay - Jumpering the P2 button to a switch||Mod||Bob Roberts Freeplay Hack||Bob is the bomb.|
|Predator (and more Predator, and more Predator) Pinball talk||Drama, suspense and (some) insight||Kevin Kulek interview on Ep. 8|
PREDATOR PINBALL: THE INSIDE STORY
Coast-To-Coast Ep. 142
PinheadZ Pinball Podcast Ep. 13
|Nothing more to add... gotta listen!|
|Rob Zombie Spookshow International Pinball||Game||Dreadcentral's coverage of Spooky Pinball's announcement|
|How many times did Brent butcher the name?|
|Atari 2600 "Stella" Programmer's Guide||Console||Stella 2600 Programmer's Guide||Shout-out to friend-of-the-show Jim Hale for the heads up on this!|
|As always, remember to check our Facebook Page for content in-between the episodes, as Brent and I keep a lively presence on the podcast page and we enjoy great discussion on trending topics in the hobby.
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