Monthly Archives: January 2011

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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That Tilt Town Spirit

Today we visit a local pinball haunt that that houses a truly great collection of pinball machines and arcade games. Tilt Town, also known as the Detroit Pinball Club, houses a collection of over 50 games.  For more information you … Continue reading

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Final Playfield Teardown

We finally have the top of the playfied stripped on the Bally Kiss Pinball.  As you can see it has plenty of wear.  This is what happens when you don’t clean your game!  The ball just rolls around and grinds … Continue reading

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Bally Kiss Pinball Clean and Tape.

Now we clean out the lamp sockets.  This is a good time to do this as we are not worried about scuffing up the old worn playfield.  The general illumination lamp sockets get corroded and dirty.  If you don’t replace … Continue reading

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Bally Kiss Pinball Playfield Teardown

To remove the wire guides that are on the playfield you simply pry them up.  I like to use a block of wood to do this.   Pry up one side 1/8″ then the other.  Rotate back and forth until the … Continue reading

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Visit to the Ninja Lair

So who knows what famous pinball machine this image is from? We took this picture as we visited the famous pinball ninja lair.  The pinball ninja recently completed his goal of repairing 500 pinball machines in a year which is … Continue reading

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Kiss Playfield Dissasembly

Time to start tearing down the playfield.  I like to start on the top side. You just can’t take too many pictures during the tear down.  There are so many parts.  At least take a picture after just the plastics … Continue reading

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