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Playfield Reassembly on the Bally Kiss Pinball

Finally!  Time to start re-assembling the playfield. Just take a look at this brand new beauty… It is fortunate that there are new playfields available for the Kiss pinball.  While hundreds of pinballs were made in the 1970s only a … Continue reading

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Rebuilding the Bally Kiss Pinball Mechanisms

Now we need to start going through each of the major mechanical assemblies. Here, for example, is the drop target assembly.  On the right are the new targets that will be going in.  The assembly must be taken apart, cleaned, … Continue reading

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Bally Kiss me, the new parts are here

Ordered up some parts for the game and they have arrived! Some of the parts here are New Pop Bumper Caps, Lane Guides, Hot stamped drop targets, Pop Bumper bodies and skirts, and all new red posts. The green square … Continue reading

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Cleaning the bits and pieces

There are lots of cabinet bits and pieces to clean on this Bally Kiss Pinball machine.  For the game to look nice each piece needs to be cleaned and polished. If this was going to be an ultimate restore all … Continue reading

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Mean Green Cabinet Clean

Below is a pic of the cabinet before cleaning.   As you can see there is all kinds of crusty stuff on it.  Including nicotine stains, spilled pop, and just some general white crusty stuff. So what we use to clean … Continue reading

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Coin Door Detail

Now we get to take the coin door apart and clean all the little bits.  This is a tedious process but is necessary to get all the dirt, grime, and rust off. The little plastic coin entry placards are cleaned … Continue reading

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Pinball Bowling Machine

Today we look at a rare and unusual 1951 Chicago Coin Pinball “Bowler” We came across this game at the 2010 Ohio Pinball Show and snapped a few pictures.  Sorry about the poor quality cell phone photos. This game is … Continue reading

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Coin Door Cleaning

Just about every game I work on needs a complete cleaning of the coin door.  I have done this plenty of times so it has gotten to the point where it isn’t very interesting or fun. But since they are … Continue reading

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Kiss Cabinet

Now we move onto restoring the cabinet.  This cabinet has some paint chips and scrapes but is in above average condition.  The colors are bright with little if any fade.  If a game is in a place where the sun … Continue reading

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Completing PF Teardown

We finally are reaching the end of the PF teardown.  All the staples are pried up, all the screws are removed, all the switches are removed and taped, all the major mechanisms are off. So now we take a big … Continue reading

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