After a frustrating search and passing up a TZ that I didn't think was worth the risk, I think I finally found a keeper.
Seller seems like a really stand up guy and I will be able to see and play the machine before the any money changes hands, so I feel pretty good about the deal.
Never owning a TZ though, I am hoping that someone could take a look and let me know if there is anything that I should be concerned about.
Here are the two links that he sent me.
These are the photos he got when he bought it:
This is the machine after he bought it:
Below are his words about known issues with the machine:
If I don't play the machine for a while the date seems to get screwed up. You'll look at the date and it's a date in the past. The batteries are fine and I'm using a remote battery holder. (my other 2 machines have the same issue). I unplug the machines during storms, but I don't believe that should make a difference. It doesn't reset the high score or the audits.
Randomly (but not often) I will hear a solenoid fire under the machine while playing, most likely from a vertical up kicker, maybe an opto is bad.
50% of the time the clock locks up on clock choas. You will start the mode and when the clock hits around 7:00 it just stops. Then a credit dot shows up. I've talked to Jim at Rottendog (it has a rottendog clock board) and he explained that I should try to bend the minute hand on the clock a little bit, I haven't fooled with it since it hasn't bothered me enough. The strange thing is the clock doesn't fail if you use an older version of the software. (I have 3 versions). I honestly don't think bending the hand will change things since it seemed to work on the older software.
Thanks for your feedback!