Decided it was time to post a gun game restoration thread as they are far and few in between and I think it is important to show that these games can be saved as easily as a pinball machine even though they can look as intimidating but in a different way as the first time you opened up your first EM pinball machine to work on it.
Check this thread out too for other cool gun games that may entice you to want one or more of these gems: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/ot-show-us-your-em-gun-games
This project however will be a little different as I going to do some custom mods to this game that will enhance the game features and also be totally reversible as there really are no hacks, just additions that can be removed and machine returned to original, but with these modifications I honestly doubt if I ever sold the game that the next owner and future owners would ever want to remove them.
So basically with this game what I am going to do is make Phantom Gun a super close competitor to the famous Midway's Haunted House gun game (MHH). I think for a spooky gun game theme MHH is the best with spooky music, target call outs when hit, three speed motor, along with a fantastic diorama. Personally I really like Williams games and chose my Phantom Gun as it is a very fun game as well, but also because of the ease of maintenance and availability of parts compared to the MHH for the long haul.
My end game so to speak for my Phantom Gun will be for it to have spooky music/sounds that turns on and off automatically during and after play just like MHH, and One (1) 4" Bell will also be added along with keeping the sound card. The Bell will ring when the shooter reaches each 1000 point increment and when the Phantom target is hit during the special score mode (1000 points) and when 3 gongs from the bell are sounded it means the shooter has accrued Extra Shots at 3000 points which I think will really enhance the fun factor.
Note: Phantom scores (100 points) during its regular scoring cycle.
The mechanical mods will be finished this year with the Cabinet paint touched up with some areas repainted along with a new Backglass from bgresto.com sometime in spring 2015.