(Topic ID: 161252)

Buying a Twilight Zone - What to look for

By nibre

4 years ago

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  • 6 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 4 years ago by Gwaxt72
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#1 4 years ago

I am about to buy a Twilight Zone. What do I look for when I inspect a TZ before buying it? (To avoid unpleasant surprises later.)

#2 4 years ago

Make sure the bridge diverter works every time.

#3 4 years ago

I suggest inspecting the shooter lane very thoroughly as it can tell the entire story of the machines history and how much use it had , good shooter lane = buy , because all components are likely in good condition , bad shooter lane , means very roughly abused and man handled . Kind of like a if the steering wheel on a car is very worn it means driven hard and likely never changed oil at 5K or better intervals

#4 4 years ago

Look for playfield wear in front of the rocket which is common and can usually be covered by a Cliffy. Also the clock is a well known failure point due to heat from incandescent lamps. Enter test mode to see what problems are listed, will say clock is broken.

#6 4 years ago

Make sure clock works and powerball registers in trough and subway

#7 4 years ago

opto's, and opto's make sure all work

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