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Funhouse Playfield Swapped!

Over the last few weekends, I’ve undertaken a new pinball project – swapping the playfield in my Funhouse, Pat Lawlor’s awesome game from 1990. My game was playing well, but definitely wasn’t the prettiest Funhouse out there. The clock inserts … Continue reading

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Shopping out a World Cup Soccer 94 Pinball

Wow, it’s been a while since I last posted! Time to do some catching up. This past winter I finally tore down my World Cup Soccer 94 to give it a good cleaning. I’m not sure of the history of … Continue reading

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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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