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

It may not look like much, but I’ve spent some more time on the Space Shuttle playfield swap. Brackets are coming off the old playfield and getting placed/pre-drilled onto the new one. More GI wiring is getting transferred over. And … Continue reading

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Installed Pop Bumper Bracket Screws on Space Shuttle Pinball

I’m still debating whether to build a second rotisserie or not. I still have a couple more playfield swaps lined up after Space Shuttle, but for now I settled on getting a new set of sawhorses at Harbor Freight. The … Continue reading

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Drilling Pilot Holes on the back of a Pinball Playfield

I’ve started drilling pilot holes on the back of my Space Shuttle Pinball reproduction playfield. Great care must be taken on this task, as drilling these holes too deep can be disastrous – the drill bit could poke out on … Continue reading

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