Every year my neighborhood hosts a block party pig roast complete with a band, a roasted pig and plenty of booze. The past two years I've brought a pinball machine as a contribution to the fun. The first year I brought an F14 and last year I brought a NGG. I still remember puling up at my neighbors house where they host the party and his 5 year old son asking me what the heck it was! I couldn't believe the kid had never seen a pinball machine before. I really enjoyed the adults getting a hit of nostalgia when they saw the machine as well as sharing the experience with their kids.
This year I decided to take upon a little challenge. I figured I'd try and pick up a project machine and get it running before the party and then test how bullet proof my repairs were by letting it face all the abuse of the party goers. Also, last year there was some rain at the party and we had to frantically move the NGG inside before it ended up getting wet. It caused an inconvenience because the band was playing in the garage and there was a bunch of space taken up by the pinball. I figured I'd get something that didn't look too cherry, but played great and gave the same experience but with less risk.
I'm going to track getting a project up to snuff for the next two weeks. Do you think I can do it?
I was browsing thru pinside looking for a good candidate for the last few weeks when I stumbled upon this thread:
BINGO!! I've never owned a Firepower and it's a title I've always wanted. I also am pretty experienced at repairing WMS system 6 games. Furthermore the game looked to be in decent shape and was complete. Keep in mind the party is in 2 weeks :-0
I shot a PM to pinwow and told him I'd take the game. Now let me tell you how smooth this transaction went.
Sent PM Weds
Pinwow ships game Thurs and sends me pics and tracking
I pick up game on Friday at FedEx
I'm going to show you guys pics of the packing job this dude did. It was amazing. I wouldn't hesitate to buy from him again. If this is how he packages project machines I could only imagine the treatment a CQ game gets.
Game on the dock at Fedex
Rusty Trusty harbor freight trailer
The forklift dude at Fedex trucking my new FP to my trailer
Locked and loaded