Thanks jrpinball - I definitely agree about the design genius of the bingos - simply amazing! jeffc I haven't even started on my video yet - great work!
Some more photos:
The serial number on the head - looking back at the playfield picture, you can see that the playfield serial and head serial (cabinet matches head serial) - do not match. In other words, they grabbed the wrong playfield when assembling this game. I've always heard tell of Golden Gate parts in Silver Sails, and that kind of careless assembly is shown, in part, by the non-matching serials.
Oddly, the score/instruction cards were tacked down from the factory! I would have never suspected this. Bally included two additional tacks in the paperwork envelope if you wanted to change the score card to show a dime instead of a nickel. Yhey didn't include 4 tacks for some reason. Anyone who has tried to pull one of these tacks will tell you that they break almost immediately.
Another shot inside the coin door.
Under the lockdown bar - simply incredible.
More under bar shots - gorgeous.
A brand new spotting disc on a brand new mixer unit. I've never seen its like. Note the labels on the arms for the spotting disc. Those are almost 100% of the time missing or covered in grease.
Unwrapping the power cord and a peek at the other units inside the back door - Control Unit and Magic Screen Unit.
Gasp! (sequence unit and odds units)
Look (trip bank, reflex, timer, winner unit, associated relays)
at (close up of the spotting disc)
how (blue section replay counter - I've always liked the design of this unit. It is intended to count multiple hundreds of replays and is relatively simple and compact.)
pretty (a label on the control unit motor!!!)
this (a label on the Magic Screen unit motor that is legible!)
is. (replay counters on fresh wall)
The Magic Screen chart.