When I got my new project home, I immediately set it up in my kitchen - really the only place in my small home where it would fit. I had an opportunity to look it over and play it before the auction, so I mostly knew what I was getting into. Here are the pros:
- The cabinet seems sturdy and will be easy to re-finish.
- The playfield is just dirty and the colors aren't faded too badly. There are no major wear spots.
- All the plastics are present and intact with no broken corners.
- The back glass is flawless and the artwork is beautiful.
- All the chimes and score reels are intact and working.
- The coin door is badly beat up - someone did some damage trying to bust it open at one point.
- There are no keys, so I couldn't look inside.
- The left flipper is working but broken and will have to be replaced.
- The graphics on the pop bumpers are faded - purely a cosmetic issue.
- I noticed a couple of mechanical issues, but they seem relatively minor.
- About half of the bulbs are burned out.
- The tilt mechanism is way too sensitive, making it impossible to finish a game.
- All the rubber parts need to be replaced - especially the rebound rubber, which looks original.
- The flipper solenoids buzz whenever activated, which makes me nervous.
- Get the machine back into working mechanical shape
- Re-finish the cabinet
- Put it up for sale
Here are a few photos of the machine in "Before" condition: