Posts Tagged ‘pinball repair’

RESTORER OF THE MONTH – JANUARY 2023

WILLIAM DENT – RICHMOND, KENTUCKY Q: Where are you located, and how long have you been restoring/working in the pinball sphere?A: I live in Richmond, Kentucky, and I have been repairing and restoring pinball machines for about 15 years. I have been playing pinball since I was 7 years old. Q: What is your current project?A: I am currently doing a playfield swap on a Williams Whirlwind, and next in line is a Gottlieb Haunted House. Q: Do you restore games to sell or to keep?A: I occasionally restore to keep, but most of my restorations are done for pinball read more…

TECH OF THE MONTH – JANUARY 2023

LAUREN CUGLIOTTA – JUPITER, FLORIDA Q: Where are you located, how long have you been around pinball and how long have you been working on games for?A: My name is Lauren Cugliotta, and I have been working in pinball for 3 years, and as a technician for 2. Q: How did you first get into the hobby?A: When I was a teenager, a pinball arcade called “The Pinball Gallery” opened up nearby my house. I learned all about the hobby when I would go there to play after school. Q: Did you jump right into repairing machines or did you read more…

PinTip: How to Install Leg Levelers on your Pinball Machine

Replace those old rusted leg levelers with new ones! Not only do they look nice, they’ll also help level your machine for the perfect gameplay. Kyle gives us some tips and tricks of the trade to make your leg leveler install easier. — (Coming soon… the PINJACK – “Save your back, use the PINJACK”: https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/77-PINJACK) — Shop leg levelers at http://www.marcopinball.com: 3″ Standard leg levelers: https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/LL3 2″ leg levelers (for older EMs): https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/LL2 Other leg leveler sizes/colors: https://www.marcospecialties.com/control/keywordsearch?SEARCH_STRING=leg+leveler Don’t forget the jam nuts! 5/8″ standard jam nut: https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/4422-01117-00 9/16″ jam nut: https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/4422-01127-00 Need new legs?: https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/CABP-LEGS

LOCATION OF THE MONTH – DECEMBER 2022

BANK OF PINBALL – TERRE HAUTE, INDIANA Our Location of the Month for December is the Bank of Pinball at Terre Haute, Indiana. Priding themselves on being the “newest destination for pinball enthusiasts”, they have an extensive collection of machines that includes some of Stern Pinball’s best and most recent, with something for everyone to enjoy. They are currently focused on getting as many online-connected machines as possible with Stern’s Insider Connected and Scorbit. Some snacks and soft drinks are available so players can refuel after playing their favorite game. Q: When did you get into the pinball business?A: We have operated read more…

TECH OF THE MONTH – DECEMBER 2022

PAUL DRABIK – CENTRAL NEW JERSEY Q: Where are you located, how long have you been around pinball and how long have you been working on games for? A: “Located in the middle of NJ about 25 miles outside of NYCity. Started as a player over 50 years ago when EM games were 10c / 3 for 25c. Working on games since mid-90s and started as a business WannaPinball.com in 2005 after losing my corporate job. It’s a full-time business.” Q: How did you first get into the hobby? A: “My family picked up our first machine in mid 90’s among read more…

The Marco Guarantee

We’re excited to announce “The Marco Guarantee” In-stock orders ship from our warehouse in 48 hours or we will refund your shipping fees! Our goal is to give you the confidence that we are working hard to get your pinball parts to you as fast as possible so you can keep those games up and running. While we cannot guarantee any of our shipping carriers’ delivery speeds, we will make sure that we get your packages out our door quickly and efficiently!  If you have not received your shipping confirmation email within 48 hours after placing an order, please reach out read more…

Restorer of the Month – December 2022

Q: When did you get into actually restoring machines? A: “I’ve been working on Pinball machines since about 2000, I restored my first game Star Gazer in 2013. I have a background in painting and restoring classic cars, and I thought I could bring the same level to Pinball. So I did, and at first my take on fit and finish was met with optimism, as no one at TPF had seen such work on a machine before.” Q: What is your current project? A: “Currently I am working on a Getaway for a very good friend of mine. I read more…

LOCATION OF THE MONTH – NOVEMBER

SILVERBALL MUSEUM – ASBURY PARK, NEW JERSEY Our Location of the Month for November is the Silverball Museum at Asbury Park, New Jersey. Open since 2010, this original location boasts 135 machines & is looking at a 50% expansion in the near future. The Silverball Cafe (located within the arcade) offers classic boardwalk treats: Pizza, Jersey Shore Fries, Cluck U Chicken, Nathan’s Hot Dogs, Funnel Cakes, Salt Water Taffy, Ice Cream & more. This establishment is BYOB. Silverball Museum also opened a second location at Delray Beach, Florida in 2016. This retro arcade houses 100 machines & is kitted out with a read more…

TECH OF THE MONTH – NOVEMBER

Meet our Tech of the Month, Michael McKenna. Nominated by Chris Doyle from the Alamo City Pinball League. Chris writes: “Mike is the lead tech for What’s Brewing? Coffee Roasters maintaining our 38 machines as well as running his own repair company, MJM Amusements, on the side from his main job working as a civilian for the Air Force. He is often on the Marco PinTech Livestreams. Here is an article from last year on him. Long story short, pinball in San Antonio would not be where it is right now without this man! Thank you.” Q: How did you read more…

PINBALL TECH OF THE MONTH PAT CHOY – ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA

Q: Where are you located, how long have you been around pinball and how long have you been working on games for?A: My name is Pat Choy, and I do full service pinball store – we do tech work, on site repairs – mobile repair service in your home, full restorations – play field swaps / full cabinet restorations and silk screening and installation of decals, and we retail and sell games too. Q: How did you first get into the hobby?A: Bought my first game in 1991, Williams 1980 Black Knight pinball. Hobbyist / collector from 1991 to 1998… read more…