Complete Blackout Project

Pinoffski

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With 7000+ of these made i was on the hunt for one ..
and thought it would be easy to find one but i was wrong..

This pinball is rare in Australia as it was not shipped here ..

At first i found one from a dealer and it was for sale and then removed from sale i was not happy

I was on the road a lot so i kept looking ..
and i found this...
 

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Jb3d

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Looks great. What's the story of the find? Was it advertised or did you come across it somewhere? What sort of prices do project machines like this go for in Australia?
 
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Pinoffski

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I had been looking for a year for one .
With the job that i had at the time traveled around a lot .
walked it to a dealer and i had been there several times and just in conversation i asked do you have a blackout
he said yes i do .
he gave me a price and i said i would think about it .
so the following week i was in the area again and after a lot of negotiation we worked out a price .
The price for pinballs are crazy he atm most are double the price that they were a few years ago.
i payed $1200 au
a friend of mine owned it years ago and he payed $780 and then traded it .
 
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That's great work with the hair dryer! Fantastic result. What technique did you use to take off the mylar? Heat, cold or just brute force?
 

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Wow it just amazes me how, “boards rebuilt” & “playfield clear coated” what a huge amount of work to achieve this so far!
It’s looking great!
 
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Pinoffski

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I didnt fix the boards they were sent to the person that does this as a business
They were sent the next day after i purchased pin .
Just thought i would post a pic


My xenon boards were rebuilt back in 2014 and i still haven't put this pin back together
some projects just take longer that others lol...
 
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I took this a mate to sort out

Check through all the connections , coils, bridge rectumfriers and sorted some blown fuses.
Replaced a dud coil that was also wired wrong , replaced the Tip102.
2 bumper coils were wired back to front. Hit the sw for one the other would fire and vice versa.
Cleaned and adjusted a few switches plus drop targets.
GI had blown fuses ,replaced all the bulbs and was ok.
blackout running1.jpg

Mate sorted it a few hours