Archive for category: Restoration Logs

New Photo Gallery Added!

28 October, 2010 (09:32) | Arcade, Pinball, Restoration Logs | By: admin

I have added a new photo gallery to the site. This is something I planned to do a long time ago and finally got around to doing. This gallery will let me share many more pictures in much higher resolution than I have been sharing up to this point. I’ve already added a bunch of [...]

Stern Stingray Restoration Log – Part 3: More Cleaning And Playfield Reassembly

3 May, 2009 (22:13) | Restoration Logs | By: admin

It’s been quite a while since I’ve made an update. I’ve been quite busy lately and sometimes it’s good to take a break from hobbies so you don’t get burned out. I also broke one of the pop bumper bodies and had to wait for a parts order to come in before I could finish [...]

Stern Stingray Restoration Log – Part2: Cleaning

19 February, 2009 (04:08) | Pinball, Restoration Logs | By: admin

I got the Stingray stripped down and cleaned pretty quickly. It’s not a very complicated game so it came apart fast. I stripped almost everything from the playfield but left the pop bumpers and just taped them off. I also left the rollover switches and drop targets giving them the same treatment with masking tape. [...]

Stern Stingray Restoration Log – Part 1: Initial Assessment

17 February, 2009 (04:13) | Pinball, Restoration Logs | By: admin

I can’t recall exactly when I picked up this Stingray though I know it was about 1-2 years ago. I got it in working condition with some spare boards for a fair price. The playfield is really dirty and will need to be fully stripped, cleaned and waxed. I had originally planned to touchup and [...]

Converting Classic Bally/Stern Machines To WPC Style Flipper Assemblies

2 January, 2009 (22:41) | Restoration Logs | By: admin

Earlier this year I repaired a Meteor pinball machine for a fellow who contacted me through my old website. He had purchased the game on Ebay and had it shipped to Edmonton. I won’t mention what his total cost was on the machine but suffice it to say that it was too much. I didn’t [...]

Nine Ball Restoration Log – Part 2: Lamp Sockets And Clearcoat Prep

10 December, 2008 (00:48) | Restoration Logs | By: admin

The next step in my Nine Ball restoration was to fix all of the lamp sockets and strip the playfield for clearcoat. The lamp sockets on this game were pretty much all bad so I decided to fix all of them by soldering the socket to the base and the main wire to the piece [...]

Nine Ball Restoration Log – Part 1: Initial Assesment

30 November, 2008 (09:26) | Restoration Logs | By: admin

I picked up a Stern Nine Ball in the group of 5 Stern pinball machines that I picked up earlier this year. The friend who told me about the deal also got a Nine Ball machine in the deal. Later he realized that it was completely missing the large drop target bank and ended up [...]

Sinbad Restoration Log

14 September, 2008 (06:23) | Restoration Logs | By: admin

During the summer of 2007 I was fortunate enough to purchase 3 Sinbad pinball machines. One machine was in playable condition with what appeared to be minor cosmetic and electronic issues and the other 2 were basically complete but untested. This page covers the restoration that was performed on the first machine. This machine was [...]