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Evel Knievel Functional Restoration

By JT-Pinball

3 years ago

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#1 3 years ago

Got this project game in to get it running and swap the Playfield. The more I looked at it seemed like a good candidate to do a complete functional restoration with as many of the original parts as possible.

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#2 3 years ago

Original -17 was badly damaged by Alkaline. This board also had the old brown sockets and chips where trashed. I put a -35 in here and rebuilt the Driver board and made a few mods to original rectifier and game fired up and played.

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#3 3 years ago

Playfield on this game is shot. So got NOS playfield.

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#4 3 years ago

Time to tear down the cabinet and get this stuff refinished.

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#5 3 years ago

Sanded to bare wood and primed cabinet with several coats of primer sanding in between.

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#6 3 years ago

Cabinet base coat on

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#7 3 years ago

Gold speckles applied

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#8 3 years ago

And the then the art going back on.

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#9 3 years ago

And after 6 coats of clear and a good sand and polish..

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#10 3 years ago

And the head

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#11 3 years ago

Rectifier replaced with Pinhead and cleaned and painted the mount and cage.

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#12 3 years ago

Head nearly reassembled.

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#13 3 years ago


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#14 3 years ago

Playfield going back together

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#15 3 years ago

Game going back together.

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#17 3 years ago

Thanks Beau!

#18 3 years ago

Rebuilt the chimes

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#19 3 years ago

Fresh caps

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#21 3 years ago
Quoted from KenLayton:

When I rebuild the chime units on those old Bally games, I put connectors on them to make servicing them easy. Just unplug the connector and take out the screws holding the chime unit to the cabinet. Then you can work on it on the bench.

That would have been a great idea. Would have been way simpler to hook back up. I had to stand on my head and solder it

#22 3 years ago

Playfield is almost complete. Just a waiting on a few bits to have finished.

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#24 3 years ago

I got the caps from PBR but I got stencils to do the art. I will go thru my mail and see if I can find the persons info that cut them for me.

#26 3 years ago


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#27 3 years ago
Quoted from Topcard:

That's okay, I've actually ordered some from him myself. I just haven't gotten around to using them yet. But when I saw yours, I was curious because the looked like factory and I didn't think anyone was making them now. Glad to see the stencils come out so nice.

Yep. I just hit them with a few lite coats of Krylon Fusion Red Pepper / Safety Red.

#28 3 years ago

I don’t think these sockets are going to work?

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#29 3 years ago

New sockets and wire

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