Category Archives: Space Shuttle

Space Shuttle Pinball Restoration Complete!

Wow – it’s with a great sense of accomplishment that I write this post! I’ve completed my first ground up restoration of a pinball machine. In the end it turned out just as I had hoped – as close to … Continue reading

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First Space Shuttle Pinball Power Up After Playfield Swap!

Last weekend, I hit another milestone in my Space Shuttle pinball restoration – turning the power on for the first time since the restoration began. I was a bit worried about shorting the switch matrix out with the solenoids or lamps, but … Continue reading

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Space Shuttle Defender Has Landed!

Tonight I finished fitting both the main ramp and Space Shuttle Defender toy on my Space Shuttle Pinball. The ramp I’m using is the Pinball Inc reproduction, and man is it ever thicker than the flimsy original! It’s super stiff … Continue reading

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Progress on Space Shuttle Pinball Playfield Swap – 5/13/2014

Time for the fun stuff! The stuff you see when you play the game! The stuff you imagined you’d be doing when you bought that repro playfield! In reality, of course, it’s a tiny percentage of the total work involved in … Continue reading

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Progress on Space Shuttle Pinball Playfield Swap – 5/10/2014

I started today with the few miscellaneous switches and lamps that still needed to be screwed in on the bottom side of the playfield, then before I knew it I had reached another milestone! The bottom side is pretty much … Continue reading

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Installed Space Shuttle Pinball Pop Bumpers!

Next up on the Space Shuttle playfield swap was tackling the pop bumpers. To do these, you need access to both the top and bottom of the playfield, so I was waiting until the playfield was back on the rotisserie … Continue reading

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Progress on Space Shuttle Pinball Playfield Swap – 5/3/2014

I first started out today by firing up my new vibrator/tumbler from Harbor Freight to see how it could brighten up some of the dull metal pieces on Space Shuttle. It worked pretty well with the small metal post, which … Continue reading

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