Busted! (busted coil that is…. :0D )

Saturday, August 6th, 2022
See how it leans a little down on the left side? Yeah..... it's not supposed to do that.

See how it leans a little down on the left side? Yeah….. it’s not supposed to do that.

 

This is the way the coil is supposed to look. Tight against the coil stops on both the right and left side.

This is the way the coil is supposed to look. Tight against the coil stops on both the right and left side.

Both bolts have been sheared off! WOW! That must have been one helluva game!

Both bolts have been sheared off! WOW! That must have been one helluva game!

We got a call for a Star Wars with a broken left flipper. When we arrived and took a look at the machine, WOW, they were not kidding. The flipper had broken both hex bolts at the stop and the coil was just hanging free inside of the game. This required a complete tear down of the flipper just to get the broken bolts out. We rebuilt the entire flipper just to be on the safe side. This is the first time we have ever seen anything of this nature.

Firepower back up and invading!

Thursday, May 5th, 2022

This was a nice save. A customer’s Williams Firepower was having some pretty big issues with the MPU and (coincidentally) the power. We were able to get it up and running again just in time for the Customer’s Birthday. Check out the pics, this one is super nice! Firepower 1 Firepower 2 Firepower 3

Space Station in the dock for a restoration

Saturday, April 30th, 2022

There are a few games that seem to be more elusive than others despite being made in large quantities. One of these is most definitely Space Station by Williams. It is simply a beautiful machine, with gorgeous artwork throughout and understated graphics on the sides. The gameplay is a riot too, with a lot of neat features. Some would complain that you cannot “trap” the ball, but we have not a had a problem with this issue. You just have to learn how to play he game…. go figure! Can’t wait until it is 100% again!

 

Space Station complete 1 Space Station complete 4Space Station complete 3Space Station complete 2Space Station complete 7

 

KISS Pinball up and running again!!! :D

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

This game was a childhood dream of ours. Despite being not being a multiball machine, it probably gets the most play in the arcade. Love the Graphics and the Backglass is so iconic!

One letter out on the logo

One letter out on the logo

 

playfield shot, all working

playfield shot, all working

 

cabinet

cabinet

 

Backglass detail, lights working 100%

Backglass detail, lights working 100%

 

Paul Stanley with some great words of wisdom

Paul Stanley with some great words of wisdom

Centipede Restoration Complete!

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

Finally finished the Centipede Restoration that we have been working on for…. a while. 😀 New CPO with Willis artwork. We will be media blasting and applying the factory CPO onto the old Control Panel

Top - New  Bottom - Old

Top – New
Bottom – Old

 

Just gorgeous again!

Just gorgeous again!

A quick before and after playfield cleaning.

Sunday, August 9th, 2020

This is a Shrek machine that I got a call on in Portland. This quick PM was done in about 15 – 20 minutes and it really made a difference in the way the machine looks AND plays! Swapped out 15-20 bulbs, polished/waxed the playfield, and cleaned the glass. That’s it and it looks like a completely different game. Portland is all about nice looking and well lit pinball machines.

Before the PM. Very dirty glass and playfield. A bunch of lights out too.

Before the PM. Very dirty glass and playfield. A bunch of lights out too.

 

After the minor PM. Looks and plays great again

After the minor PM. Looks and plays great again

Space Station Fixed

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Space Station, flying once again. Heavy PM, lamps/rubber rings replaced, fixed the drop targets, and most importantly the display was fixed. In the Portland area, we have run into maybe 3 or 4 of these machines. For the record, only about 3800 were made, but still, this is Portland, so you figure that there should be a few more, right? Come on Portland, show us your Space Stations!

 

space station 2

 

space station 1

 

space station 3

Portland Pinball

Saturday, June 27th, 2020

We just got this machine back on the road after a full restore. Absolutely gorgeous , Original Williams Medieval Madness! Portland for the win!

Just Awesome!

Just Awesome!

What we have been fixing in Portland

Saturday, June 27th, 2020

There are ALOT of games in the Portland area. I mean they should just make the ” Welcome to Portland ” sign say, ” Welcome to Portland , make sure you brought plenty of quarters!” We have had many machines that have spent their lives in Portland and here are a few that we have fixed recently and got back to their Portland homes!

A Ms Pac-man Glass Marquee, extremely hard to find!

A Ms Pac-man Glass Marquee, extremely hard to find!

Ms Pac-man Cocktail Table Machine, ready to go again

Ms Pac-man Cocktail Table Machine, ready to go again

Whoo-hoo! An all time favorite, ready to debut in Portland again!

Whoo-hoo! An all time favorite, ready to debut in Portland again!

Old Marquee

Old Marquee

New Marquee

New Marquee…. Like Night and Day! 

2 Broken Boards and a Power Supply issue fixed

2 Broken Boards and a Power Supply issue fixed

Even got a High Score!

Even got a High Score!

Ms. Pacman High Score

Sunday, November 10th, 2019

From the February Ground Kontrol High Score contest. Nailed the high score at 616,220 which is also my personal best. Got a bunch of  KILLER prizes from the great folks at GK!

 

Ms Pac ground kontrol high score 1

Ms Pac ground kontrol high score 3

Ms Pac ground kontrol high score 4