Bally Zipper Flipper Club .. AKA .. All Hail Ted Zale

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Bally Zipper Flipper Club .. AKA .. All Hail Ted Zale


By jasonp

29 days ago



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#51 22 days ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Just now realizing that German Alligator only has "4 digits" per score
compared to the USA version Gator with "5 zeroes".
Question?: any other other subtle differences between Gator layout and its cousins Campus Queen and Sheba?
Maybe (Alli)Gator is missing the two rollover buttons in Mid-Lower PF?

Based on the history of this particular Gator, the 5-digit scoring was an "operator modification", common for the period, but was not the worst I have ever seen. Factory specifications were a four-digit game, at least at the beginning of production.
The direct differences of Gator and Alligator are the way some of the scoring relays are wired for "hard coding" the ruleset, but the gameplay is essentially the same. I would have to do a side by side comparison for the playfields and even the wiring to see what is different between Campus Queen and Sheba.

Your old Surfers sure was a purty one, I played it at PPM, but did not know it was yours.
Perhaps Michael will find another and decide to sell it like he did with his duplicate Rocket III.
I scoop these things up like ice cream sundaes.
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#52 21 days ago

The reason the PPM put that Rocket III up for sale was in part due to the one i donated, so they had a duplicate. It appears Mike put his up for sale, as my former pin had black and red paint scheme and i do not remember mine having those special bumper caps . Also mine was set up as true AAB, so must have had the AAB module.

#53 20 days ago

Love Ted Zale machines! My restored Mini Zag

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#54 20 days ago

Your repaint job looks great.
Looking at the paint on the head surround prior to repaint,
it looks like so many Ballys of that era where you sneeze and the paint will flake off.
What process (or product) was the CAB paint shop using that caused the paint to get so flaky?

I also like how you have BeatTime next to your similar themed Mini Zag pin (with another Fab 4 band depicted on the BG)

#55 20 days ago

My Gator has 4-digit scoring. I shudder when thinking about all the playfield markings that would need to be changed if a phony zero were added.
.................David Marston

#56 19 days ago
Quoted from EMsInKC:

Mine might eventually get a repaint, the cab and head paint is getting kind of chalky/flaky. I have all three coin chutes on mine which I have not seen elsewhere.

I have the 3 coin chute on mine!

I have the old red flipper bats that I changed out to white. I like the white better besides the red ones being cracked they just didn’t seem to “fit” the game? Everything is green and beachy and then you have these out of place red flipper bats. It’s like they had extras and decided to put them in this game IDK

John

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#57 8 days ago

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