It's been 6 years since this thread has been active.
I'm here today to tell you all that another Thunder Man has now surfaced down under in Australia, with me!
I reached out to a few of you a couple of weeks ago privately asking a few questions about the machine, Thank you all for your responses.
I decided to go ahead and buy Thunder Man, despite the fact that I know it's going to be a huge undertaking to get this into a working pinball machine again.
So, here's the details so far....
I purchased a fully populated playfield and backglass, I have no other parts at this stage, but I have a reliable contact in Italy who has already told me he can get all the boards made up. I trust him as I have used him before for another rare machine I own (Nuova Bell Games: Cobra). This is only a small portion of the battle, as I'm aware ill need to either find a donor Zaccaria cabinet and back-box, or worst-case scenario build one for myself. The guy that sold me Thunder Man says he may have a cabinet I can purchase shortly (I'm dealing with an importer of Pinball machines).
We then have the wiring! fortunately, I've had some practice in this area, as my Cobra came to me with all the wires cut and I needed to piece it all back together, it's a difficult task but with the schematics and the right photos from other Thunder Man owners it's not impossible.
I'm excited to have another rare title in my collection, I am aware that rare does not equal $$$ and to be honest that's not why I purchased Thunder Man or Cobra for that matter. I do like a challenge and a good project, plus I like the subject matter of the machines.
Ill add some photos that were taken by the seller, i expect to pick up Thunder Man from the delivery depot sometime this week.
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