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Boardwork

Time to start making the game reliable so we can test out our new playfield. First up is the Rectifier Board.  This board takes the power from the Transformer, modifies it, and sends it to various other parts of the … Continue reading

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Finishing up the playfield

Here is a players eye view of the installed spinners. Each assembly, including the spinners, is carefully installed one at a time.  As things are installed some minor tweaks are generally needed.  Wow, you can tell how shiny the new … Continue reading

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Spinning Bally Kiss

There are many different assemblies that need to be cleaned and upgraded. The above picture shows the spinner assemblies.  The spinners are metal and some of the original paint is worn off.  So we are using replacement stickers that will … Continue reading

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Bally Kiss Kissing Plastics

Now lets take a look at the plastics.  These plastics cover the area of the playfield that the ball doesn’t ride on.   They hide all the posts and metal bits as well as difuse some of the playfield lighting. Here … Continue reading

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Kiss op pop pop

Still have some mechanisms to deal with.  One item that always needs attention is the pop bumpers.  These get a lot of use so you can expect them to need work. First we are replacing all the parts above the … Continue reading

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Installing the Wire Forms

Lets flip to the top side. We need to start by installing the wire forms.  These are used to guide the ball in various places during the game.   Of course, we clean and buff these before installing. It would be … Continue reading

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Back on the rack

Now we get the playfield back on the rotisserie. We now turn it over and start screwing and stapling everything back in.  Once again we go slow to make sure we don’t do anything bad to the new pf.  When … Continue reading

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Bally Kiss Playfield Rewire

Time to start populating the new playfield.  Start with the bottom side.  If you remember, we stored the wiring harness from the old playfield on a big piece of cardboard. Now we slide the wiring back off the cardboard and … Continue reading

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Hammer on the Kiss

OK, time to start putting the new playfield together.   First up is to install the T-nuts.  These are used for machine thread screws to screw into.  Many of the playfield screws are wood screws.  But in areas where the ball … Continue reading

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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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