Twilight Zone Maintenance
Subject: Re: TZ Observations After 3 Months of Ownership
I just finished another TZ and I will admit that of all of the games I
shop, and it’s a LOT of games, so far, TZ always takes the longest.
Once the shop job is complete, you can count on 2-3 hours of tuning on the game to get it playing correctly. TZ is a complicated game no doubt! Here are the things I always need to tweak…
After leveling the game, level the mini-playfield.
Add a magnet on the diverter carriage.
Tweak the carriage to help with the powerball.
Sometimes add washers under the mount screw for the carriage wireform.
Tweak the lock shot deflector wall to prevent bounce-outs.
Tweak the slot kick-out to properly put ejected balls on the flipper.
Add a piece of velcro to the metal wall above the rocket kicker to slow the ball and prevent bounce-outs.
Tweak the trajectory of the rocket kicker wall to provide a clean shot into the hitchhiker tunnel.
Tweak the auto-plunger to get clean shots around the loop.
Here are mods and upgrades that I always do…
New updated slot scoop with slot target reinforcement.
New slot target
Reinforced clock target
LED board in the clock
New clock housing if drilled
Speaker upgrade (whether you do a Pinball Pro or do-it-yourself, makes
a big difference in a TZ!)
Just my thoughts.