I am finally getting to my Flipper Fair project.
This is my third project, but it will be the most complicated one I've done. The first was Wms Heat Wave. Mostly it needed cleaning and de-gunking. The second was Wms Hi-Hand which is a very simple machine although the reset motor switches gave me some real headaches.
My goal is to get the electric and mechanics all working to have a good running game. The Hi-Hand restore taught me to polish metal, so I'll be doing that on FF. But I don't have woodworking tools or the room, so I'll probably leave the cabinet bright yellow. It could be worse.
I'm still pretty much a beginner, so I would sure appreciate any guidance that anyone would care to bestow.
This is my first Gottlieb. The first thing I notice is that the switches are labeled much better than Wms does. For example, "Inside Sw - Resets Bank on Tilt. Second Sw- drops out "w" & "y" relays." Very helpful.
Sorry, IPDB, there aren't any serial number tags. If the serial number is carved into the cabinet, it is buried under the paint.
The backglass lost some paint on the short trip home. The paint just falls off. I have a wonderful new repro from Shay. I'm going to play around with triple thick on the original, when the humidity goes down. This original is better than nothing, so maybe someone would want it. If not, it will be good practice with triple thick.
The playfield is quite presentable. The only real issue I see, so far, is one of the inserts is badly cupped and will have to be replaced. The rest look fine, but I haven't played on them yet.
The coin door hook has a key for the back door, but it doesn't fit. The key number is LB 625, in case that means anything to someone. LB - Light Box?
The rods that work the flipper switches end with rolled electrician's tape. The buttons appear to be original and the levers look correct per the parts manual. The buttons came in three sizes. Maybe someone got the wrong ones and wrapped tape to compensate for the length. Its just a theory...
Step one: vacuuming it all out and starting to clean the jones plugs. The tens digit reel doesn't want to reset past 20, so that's a switch that needs to be looked at.