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General Chat / Re: Should I buy this used Tornado table?
« Last post by crazy8 on February 11, 2018, 09:22:19 AM »
Real expensive new.
General Chat / Re: Should I buy this used Tornado table?
« Last post by crazy8 on February 11, 2018, 09:21:33 AM » says it replaces the Cyclone II. If itís in good condition buy it. I had the Cyclone II for 15 years with no worries until the playing surface warped from damp storage conditions. Not as heavy as the coin-op version but plays just as well. Some people like to weigh these down to equal the mass of the coin-op but I never saw the need. Look for straight rods and a perfectly flat playing surface. PM me if you want. Good luck and enjoy!
General Chat / Re: Should I buy this used Tornado table?
« Last post by RickV77 on February 10, 2018, 06:32:05 PM »
So I asked the seller to send more pictures. It looks pretty good. I didn't even realized it had missing laminate. I thought that the sidings were suppose to be silver. He was willing to reduce the price down to $500. I  have to drive 2.5 hours to pick this up. It was from a bar that closed down. Are the screw on leg levelers for tornado pretty standard to fit on all tables? I see them on the tornado parts site for $11 a piece. Any more thoughts after seeing the new pictures?

I've been reading more about the t2000 and now worried about warped surfaces on these specific models. I can't go check out the table myself since it's 2.5 hours away. Are there anyway to tell from the pictures?
General Chat / Re: Should I buy this used Tornado table?
« Last post by bolt115 on February 10, 2018, 03:23:00 PM »
It is an older model(T2000) with original laminate missing ....$700 seems steep with missing laminate and you would need to buy the right feet. How is the condition of playing surface/ goals?
General Chat / Re: Should I buy this used Tornado table?
« Last post by RickV77 on February 10, 2018, 01:44:13 PM »
Is this table similar to the t3000? Seller asking for $700. Also, not sure why it has wheels on the legs.
General Chat / How do I remove TSA Harvard Deluxe men pins with threads ?
« Last post by Rodmon77 on February 08, 2018, 11:22:47 AM »
Yes, I am a newbie & this is my first post. Thanks for letting me join.
I realize this is a newb question, so pile on anyway.

I own a TSA Harvard Deluxe Wood Foosball table.

I played in college, and got it for my teenagers who play once a year. So it's mine. When I bought it used, the rods were pulled, so I put them in without consulting a proper forum. Took me a year with friends saying the player order was wrong for me to realize they are correct. 

The TSA Harvard Deluxe Wood Foosball table foosmen are attached to the rods, not with pins, but actual 'pin/screws' that are threaded. The long pin/screws run through the foosmen & thread into a cheap metal cased nut with fiber/plastic threads which sit tightly inside the foosmens' back.

I can unscrew the 'pin' to release it from the fiber/plastic thread,  turning easily, but it will not come out from the foosman.
The 'pin-screw' sits inside the foosman, never falling out and simply turns.

I can not use a punch, because the threads will catch and rip on the steel rod.
I can not pry out the metal cased nut without damaging the back of the foosman.

I've tried:
-  pulling the pin/screw with needle nosed pliers: won't work, nothing to grab
- using rubber bands on the screw drivers : still won't work,
- tapping with wood punches to preserve the threads: nada
- using lubricants like 3 in one oil &  WD-40: Yes, I protected the table , but still Nada
- re-threading the fiber nut onto the spinning pin/screw to tap it out :  but the pin/screw is not long enough!
- and everything I've tried fails to get the damn pin/screws out of the foosmen.

What am I missing? 

Now for the question:    How do I get these pin/screws released from the foosmen after the
cheap metal cased fiber nut's threads are no longer biting into the screw/pin?
General Chat / Re: Tornado Storm 2 "tuning up"
« Last post by alaskan thunder on February 07, 2018, 08:15:54 AM »
Snap in and split bearings are not interchangeable. You are stuck with what you have there. Just make sure the table is level (no twist in the cabinet itself) and there is plenty of lube. Thats about all you can do.
General Chat / Re: Garlando 60th Anniversary Table
« Last post by Alan Cribbs on February 04, 2018, 10:40:07 AM »
Bonzini USA-

We are celebrating our 20th year as the exclusive importer and distributor of the Bonzini product line. All Bonzini products we purchase for the US market have the lower right hand ball returns on the B-890. B-90R, and B-90 ITSF models. We requested this modification tot he table design in 1998 to  provide ease in retrieving the ball after scoring for those that like to practice. Otherwise you would have to reach across and over the table to access the ball. It's a great example of Bonzini's commitment to satisfy their customers needs.

We hope to set-up a table relocation via our Facebook page for those that half to part ways with their Bonzini table or have chosen to upgrade to the ITSF model. In the 44 years of playing foosball, I still find this style of foosball the most challenging to play and the most creative. For those that enjoy the "pin-style" of play, will definitely fall in love with this table. Plus the fact that the design has not changed in about 60 years.

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General Chat / Re: Tornado Storm 2 "tuning up"
« Last post by bolt115 on February 01, 2018, 01:21:06 PM »
The rods are(or were)  chrome plated. You can replace them with the heavier "coin op" rods for ~45 each. I don't think you can even get the lighter rods it shipped with.
If I were you  clean them up as best you can(steel wool is probably good option) and use as is with good amount of "foos lube" after also cleaning bearings. You would need to remove rods to clean bearings with a little mild soap and water. *I see someone already posted the best was to remove bearings out of hole.* You would need to remove all the pins holding men to get rods out as I would stay away from removing wood handles unless you have to.
This site sells everything you would need:
Punch/men/pins/bearings/foos lube/rods

!!!stick with the foos lube rather than trying to use something from local hardware store!!!
General Chat / Re: Replacing bearings on storm 2
« Last post by computerchris on February 01, 2018, 11:22:42 AM »
Glad I asked. That makes total sense. Thanks!
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