Posts Tagged ‘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…

Crowdsourced Tech Database

In an effort to keep pinball alive and thriving, we are crowd sourcing pinball techs from all over the world to compile their contact information into an online database. This is version 0.1 of this resource. This database connects the pinball community with techs to keep pinball games alive, playable, and fun. Troubleshooting is now a click away!* Find a tech by accessing the beta version of our database here* (listed alphabetically by state) Are you a pinball technician? Would you like your business to be listed? Click here to submit your information to our database so customers can find 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…

Restorer of the Month – February 2022

This month’s laborer of love is Randy Walker – located in Maryville, TN between Knoxville, TN and the Smokey Mountains. A long time repair tech, Randy has begun to delve deeper into the restoration side of this hobby. I have only been doing [repair/restoration work] professionally for 3 years. Before that is was just for myself and a few friends Q: When did you get into actually restoring machines? A: “Well, I have been repairing and restoring pins for about 30 years. But I have only been doing it professionally for 3 years. Before that is was just for myself read more…

PinTech LIVE – Episode 8 – How to Solder

PRODUCTS USED ON EPISODE 8: Soldering Iron: https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/77-PN60L Solder 60/40 Spool: https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/77-SPL100 Solder Sucker: https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/77-DP Flipper Rebuild Kits: https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/PLFD-FLIP-KIT BFKIT88-1L2R – Flipper Rebuild Kit Bally 5/80-11/88 Triple Flipper https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/BFKIT88-1L2R 4008-01003-04 – Machine Screw 8-32 x 1/4″ p-ph-sems https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/4008-01003-04 A-3711-4 – Flipper crank Bally linear left https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/A-3711-4 A-3711-5 – Flipper crank Bally linear right https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/A-3711-5 S-496-217 – Plunger – Bally linear flipper https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/S-496-217 ASW-A20-34 – Switch – flipper EOS 3 blade w/lifter https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/ASW-A20-34 A-613-127 – Coil stop – flipper Bally https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/A-613-127 C-649-53 – Flipper bushing Bally early https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/C-649-53 SP-100-363 – Spring – extension flipper return https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/SP-100-363 20-8790-2 – Nyliner® 5/16 inch bearing read more…