This sounds like the machine that just sold at the Captains auction! Needs some love for sure
On 9/13/2022 3:47 PM, pacman...@gmail.com wrote:
This sounds like the machine that just sold at the Captains auction!
Needs some love for sure
You are quite observant! I did indeed buy that machine. I bid on both
this one and Roy Clark The Entertainer but I hedged my bets. You never
know which bid's gonna work.
I have made a cursory assessment of the machine I received.
MPU-1 missing. Coin door missing. Coin accepter assembly seems intact.
Top glass intact. Wood case and playfield show no water damage. Wiring harnesses seem complete and were not removed with MPU-1. Some playfield
wear but not terrible, just somewhat cracked paint. Rollover switches
are sticky. Power supply looks somewhat battered but may be intact;
voltage regulator and heat sink are sitting loose on the PS. Start and flipper switches look broken. Rubbers are badly deteriorated or missing.
A little rust on back entry ramp rail. One remaining pinball is stuck in
the ball trough. I plucked a dried leaf from the entry ramp so you know
it has been stored well.
But you know, compared to many other machines I've seen over the years,
I don't think it is a lost cause. Like I've read in several repair sites
and manuals, it just takes a little patience and tenacity.
I have found a source for the MPU reproduction (6 week backorder on pinballreplacementparts.com); now I need to find a coin door and bucket.
In the meantime I can test out the remaining components. I've downloaded
and ordered all the service manuals and schematics I could find.
I've been wanting to try this for 30 years; this will be my first actual restoration. I hope to find a mentor out there to guide me through the process.
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