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General Chat / Re: 1978 Tornado project
« Last post by Ryan Dewald on Yesterday at 12:16:24 PM »
Okay here is a link to pictures:

https://imgur.com/a/n43B2S7
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General Chat / 1978 Tornado project
« Last post by Ryan Dewald on December 14, 2018, 10:44:06 PM »
Hey all.  I've been a casual fooser since the 80's and just bought my first home table.  It is a 1978 Tornado split cabinet c.o. glass top single goalie.  It plays as-is but I want to give it some buffs here and there and I am hoping to rely on some knowledge from here to help me with that endeavor.

First, I am trying to determine if I should restore it to as original as I can or upgrade what I can.  I don't want to devalue it if there is interest in these older tables.


To start with, several pieces of the exterior laminate are off.  Is it possible to replace these pieces?

Second, if and when I need bearings, am I right that this table does not use the same size bearings as modern Tornadoes?

Finally, for now, there are some chips in the corner ramps.  I have seen some aftermarket ramps for sale, are new T3000 ramps interchangeable?

Thanks for your help.  I will post pics tomorrow when I am home. 
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General Chat / Cleveland bars to foos at?
« Last post by Joemacpac on December 14, 2018, 05:18:22 PM »
looking for recommendations for a bar with good tables, beer selection in or near downtown Cleveland Ohio folks, ?
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General Chat / Re: Foosball audio tape?
« Last post by bolt115 on December 13, 2018, 06:17:56 PM »
I do believe bbtuna passed away last November. I did not know him but read many of his posts on here. Seems like a good opportunity to remember a fallen fooser! One of his most popular board contributions was the "table buying guide" where he offered his educated opinion on the different tornado tables.
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General Chat / Vintage Coin-op Dynamo Table
« Last post by Getty on December 13, 2018, 05:44:10 PM »
Esteemed dudes,

I have owned this table for about 18 years.  Can anyone ID the model?  The serial number is 32351.  It's in excellent condition, and I'll be looking to sell it next year due to an impending move across the country.

https://imgur.com/a/01K8M8J

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General Chat / Re: Foosball audio tape?
« Last post by Ken on December 13, 2018, 01:32:33 PM »
Hi, bbtuna.  I live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and am not Ken Alwell. I see that you wrote me the next day. Sorry about the 7 year delay in responding back. Hope that you are well.
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General Chat / Re: Used table identification
« Last post by unhiptrout on December 10, 2018, 11:47:23 AM »
One more question for anyone. The white laminate sides are starting to separate from the wood walls of the table. It's mainly on the side hidden in the picture, and it's more significant around the serving cup but runs along the bottom edge along the table. Obviously I could replace the entire laminate but that would be a big job because I'm guessing I'd have to take all of the rods off. I was going to try to glue it but, beyond the area around the serving cup, it would be very difficult to get the glue to where it needs to be.

Any suggestions on what to do or what type of glue to use (was thinking either E6000 or contact cement)?
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General Chat / Re: Used table identification
« Last post by unhiptrout on December 10, 2018, 11:40:49 AM »
Just a no name generic table, by the looks of it. Sportcraft/Harvard are the usual suspects.

Thanks! There aren't any serial numbers, name or any type of identification on it anywhere so I was starting to think it might have been custom made (maybe it is). After some cleaning and minor repairs I'm extremely pleased with it. I was beginning to worry until I purchased a proper pro textured ball. I had purchased some cheap textured balls form Walmart and was amazed what a difference the real ones made. Almost night and day. After playing on a couple of Tornado 3000s for comparison I am very pleased with how this one plays. Absolutely worth the $100 I paid and then some.

My love of the game is growing rapidly!
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General Chat / Re: Used table identification
« Last post by alaskan thunder on December 10, 2018, 07:22:59 AM »
Just a no name generic table, by the looks of it. Sportcraft/Harvard are the usual suspects.
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Archives / Re: Tournament soccer The million dollar game table
« Last post by mickpick63 on December 05, 2018, 02:56:12 AM »
Nice Looking Table!

Dragon,

What spare parts are you looking for?

MickPick63
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