Just picked up a 1971 Gottlieb Playball and while it is in good shape. I wanted to start the club to keep info and tips in!
I picked it up with the seller saying it turns on but does not play/credit up. When I went to break down the game, I noticed the jones plugs very corroded. However everything in the head and cab looked really clean. There were a few bulbs out, paint on pf looks pretty darn good, and the rubbers looked original and cracked/broken.
Got the game home, wanted to clean the jones plugs before powering it on. Finally got a file and cleaned the female side, then used a dremel w/ brush bit on the male side. Plugged the game in...powers on, the button on the coin door w/ the red edge fires the game up. Must be wired for free play? Need to verify how they did that.
Things to do:
New rubber kit
New bulbs - I like the incandescent but may try sunlight leds to keep the heat down (not color matched)
Clean the pf and wax
new leg bolts
new foot adjusters
Right varitarget plastic is broke. Thinking of scanning all plastics then remaking that right side one. Pinball rescue does not remake these plastics.
Once the game is cleaned up I can start the process of making sure all switches etc work. This is my first EM so it is a new adventure Loving the bells, chimes and clicking though!!!