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1985 Bally - What do I Upgrade???

By wotan85

2 years ago


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#1 2 years ago

I recently purchased a 1985 Fireball Classic. New to pinball and am wondering what do I do now. Whenever I am looking at machines or videos a lot of them mention LEDs so I am guessing that’s an obvious upgrade. My high score won’t save so looking for ideas on that. Anything else I should be upgrading to make the machine either better or last longer? Any advice would be appreciated.

#3 2 years ago

I’ve soldered a few things before but am by no means an expert.

#6 2 years ago

Perfect. Thanks for the help. Can I just cut the metal things the old battery are attached to in order to get rid of the battery?

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#14 2 years ago

It’s actually in amazing condition. I bought it from a guy who bought it brand new in 1985 and it’s been in his basement ever since. He played it so there’s minor scratches here and there but not like if it had been in an arcade. Back glass is faded but from what I’ve been reading that is common on the Fireball Classic machines.

#19 2 years ago

It’s my first working pinball machine. I bought a diamond lady that didn’t work 20 years ago and after dragging it to 2 different houses my wife said if it had to go. That was back before YouTube and I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with it. So I’ve been looking for one for the last few years and couldn’t pass this one up even though I had a long drive to Get it. Now that I have a working one though I want another one.

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