I picked up a game from DennisDodel at the Texas Pinball Festival that needed some work done before it debuts as part of Bingo Row at the York Show this year:
1951's Universal "5 Star"! (https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=864) I was fortunate to have had a chance to visit Dennis last year (https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/visitors-from-afar) and during that visit, I was struck by this beautiful game that was non-functional. I offered to repair it for Dennis, as I love working on United games (Universal was the gambling division of United) and I was very curious to see the insides of this proto-bingo and get a feel for the gameplay.
The first challenge was loading it up! The game uses a floor-length cabinet, much shorter than a traditional pinball, and it seems all the weight is centered in areas that make it difficult to move.
That didn't stop me, though - the game made it into my gameroom, and I took an initial look inside to see what might be wrong and get a lay of the land.