Someone asked me this question awhile back, what do I use to keep my playfields playing well and I thought I’d do a video on this, talking about the different products and approaches towards maintaining your pinball playfield.
People were complaining that one of the flippers in our Gottlieb “Slick Chick” was not working properly. The metal was fatigued on the assembly and the switch contacts were well worn, so I’ve ordered new switches and am showing how to remove and replace the flipper switches and make your flippers perform much better.
Here’s an update on the status of the restoration of a 1987 Bally “Escape from the Lost World” pinball machine. When I got this machine it was in pieces and very dirty. Come see how far it’s progressed!
In this video work, continues on a newly-acquired game, 1987 Bally “Escape from the Lost World” – a late-model 6803 MPU game that instead of mounting a remote battery pack or memory capacitor, I’m going to show you how simple it is to install a 2032 lithium coin cell holder on the motherboard and use a cheap coin cell battery instead. This is such an easy fix that you don’t even have to remove the board from the game (if you’re careful and the board doesn’t need cleaning).
Nowadays, it seems like the pinball deals are fewer and further between. With more collectors and aggressive Craigslisters the “drop-in-your-lap” deals don’t show up as often. So you can imagine my chagrin when something like this happened…. Check out the video and hear the story of how I got this game and take a look with me as I peer in and see what we’ve got…
This is a playlist, so it not only includes the first look, but subsequent videos showing more work and progress.