Parts/Info Links for F-14 Tomcat
These suppliers are those I've found for SPECIFIC F-14 Tomcat parts. Visit the links page for general parts (ie bulbs, plastics, cleaners etc)
You can find a list of all rubber rings in F-14 Tomcat here. I recommend buying a complete set from the usual suspects, but if you desire single rings, or have some other reason, click the link.
Everyone should own a legitimate, printed copy of their games manual. The games all came with a manual, and I think it's BS when you buy a game and it doesn't have a manual. Having said this, there are electronic sources for manuals, preferably to be used only while you wait on your printed manual to come from the usual suspects. Give them the business when you need a manual, it's only because of them that a lot of pinball parts are still available.
To read the electronic "manuals", you'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download it by clicking on the icon below:
The best sources for PDF manuals include:
Mike Purcell's Manual FTP Site
The Internet Pinball Database
Stormaster Manual Download
I don't know of any places stocking F-14 Tomcat plastics set at the moment. I was lucky enough to purchase a NOS set with my NOS playfield.
You should always try to buy original plastics, either NOS or good used. When you can't find them, you need to make your own.
I recommend getting scans from ballsofsteel.net, and creating reproduction plastics using Roc Agrawal's method. While you're there, get some of his plastic fender washers to protect those valuable plastics.
Playfield Insert Decals are available from Pinball Pal.. Most F-14's are fortunate in the fact they were factory mylared. Unfortunately, when the mylar is removed, the insert decals often come up with the Mylar. David @ Pinheadz has created a set of insert decals, which can be applied over the inserts, then mylar'ed over, or clearcoated, whichever fits your needs/budget/patience level.
Spinner Decals are available from Ray Johnson @ Action Pinball. These are Alan Meyer repros, and anyone who works with pinballs has heard of Alan's work. Truly the best!
Beacon Motor Belts:
4 inch rubber rings work pretty well for home use. Another substitute would be a John Deere tractor belt, P/N #H85996. You can order them online at from John Deere. Also, Wurlitzer 3800 belts work, and I've even been told the right Singer sewing machine belt from Walmart will work. You will need 2 belts to make a complete set.
Your mileage may vary on any of these belts. They're fairly inexpensive, so try them all if necessary, and let me know how it works for you!
These are a little harder to find. At one time Alan Meyer was considering reproducing them. Try Pinball Resource first, then try the other Usual Suspects
The correct bulb # for the F-14 Tomcat is #1683. This is a 28 volt bulb, and should be available at auto parts and/or aircraft parts stores. If you can't find them there, try Marco Specialties or Pinball Resource.
Check the Mr Pinball Parts For Sale Database, and if no luck, make a post to the Mr. Pinball Parts Wanted List and the rec.games.pinball newsgroup. If you've got deep pockets, check out eBay.
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