Saturday, September 08, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Picked this one up today from a fella I work with. It was one of Bally's more popular titles from that era. The pop bumpers towards the lower half of the playfield often led to suprise drains at super-fast speeds! Drop targets, kick-out holes, spinner - man this game has it all. Game was in home use for quite awhile and one look at the insides shows it is extremely clean. So great project huh? Not so fast - the game is missing the backglass! Although I only paid a salvage price for the game, I would hate to part it. It does deserve better. Please keep an eye out for a backglass for me. This game will be parted out at the first of the year if no leads turn up. I do not have the room to store this thing indefinitely!
Slight crazing on the lower half of the playfield. Plastics/apron are in superb condition.
Well if you can't help me find a backglass for this game, maybe you know someone who needs some parts - the first of the year is right around the corner.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Another project game...
What in the crap is a Spinball Pinball anyway?
A "garage find" by me this Summer. The owner failed to tell me this "Jolly Park" was some type of foreign game with language that barely passes as english! He also neglected to mention that it only runs on 220 volts which limits it to being in the garage or laundry room. At least it works. Good thing it was cheap!
Now, where to find parts.........
Friday, April 20, 2007
It's been a long time, it's been a long time, been a long lonely, lonely ......
(apologies to Led Zeppelin)
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Monday, February 05, 2007
Labels: Black Rose part 1
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Actually that is not true. The Xbox still gets plenty of play time. But it sure is nice to see it get a rest sometimes! Nearly 30 years later, this Atari X's and O's Football game still reels 'em in! Special thanks to "bigmoney" Willy from the Cleveland area for giving us a great deal on the game. You da' man!
Monday, October 09, 2006
Pictures of my newest aquisition and what I went through to get it ready for my gameroom. This game is very challenging to play and restore. I did however manage to obtain my first LITZ a couple of dozen games after a pretty thorough "shopping" of the game.
The playfield has no wear and plays super fast. The clock has had a new housing installed and works perfectly. All bulbs were replaced. Underplayfield inserts and tunnels were cleaned. All metal hardware was polished to a mirror finish. Of course new rubbers too.
Thank goodness for digital photography. I'd have never remembered how to put all of this crap back where it belongs!
Sweet no fade cabinet. These are the original decals. The front left leg area does have slight wrinkling and the front panel was drilled for a locking bar. Chrome carriage bolts fill the holes nicely. The sides of the backbox also have some slight scuffs, but touched up well.
I even went so far as to respray the inside of the cabinet with a coat of semi-gloss black. This gives the game a nice "minty" appearance when the playfield is in place. Note the Pinball Pro speaker system has been installed in this game and sounds GREAT!
If you are in the Northern Ohio area and like what you see, contact me if you need something done to your pin(s). I do enjoy this sort of thing as a hobby.
Troubleshooting and repair of both electro-mechanical and solid state pinball machines and circutry
Light cosmetic restorations and thourough "shopping" of games as seen above.
I MAY do: (case by case)
Cabinet decal installation/stenciling.
I currently DON'T do:
House calls. Bring it by and drop it off, or I can come and get it, for a fee of course :-)
Playfield touchup or clearcoating work. I can however, remove your playfield and ship to the restorer of your choice and re-install when done.
Ok, you get the idea of my capabilities. On that note, please also realize that this is not my full time profession! I work on games as spare time permits. It has taken me as long as 6 months to go through a game, and in the case of the TZ above only about a week or so and TZ is supposed to be one of the hardest games to teardown and rebuild! Just do know that like anyone else, my free time does vary. So please, don't be in a hurry, and you will be pleased with the price and results. I do provide a detailed list of all major services performed, actual part costs and sources, and detailed photos of the process.
Email me at TheLeafEater AT Buckeye-express DOT com for more details.
Also: due to time and space constraints, I only take on a maximum of two games at a time. Check with me for the next open slot.
Monday, June 05, 2006
The engine (a true 455 H.O.) was a crate motor that was built up and installed into the car in 1972 by George Delorean of Leader Automotive - Troy, Mi. It has never been rebuilt and runs plenty strong with it's original unitized distributor and plug wires still in place! We have all of the original reciepts for the work and even the original window sticker.
Other features are a Turbo 400 automatic trans. and a 3.55:1 posi-trac rear.
Due to a growing family, and lack of time to spend with this vehicle, I will be offering it FOR SALE in the not so distant future. If you think you might be interested, drop me a line at TheLeafEater AT buckeye-express DOT com.