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Grail machine light "restore". Cirqus Voltaire.

By tamoore

4 years ago

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#1 4 years ago

So I ended up getting two of my three favorte mid 90's Bally/Williams games this year. The last one I always figured was out of my reach due to the price... But since it was the last one I needed, I sold some stuff and bought a "project" machine from John Dayhuff (from Pete's most recent container import).

I paid too much for it in the condition that it was in, but I knew that going in, and I was pretty sure with what was there, I could turn it into a nice game.

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It took a bit more money in parts than I thought, but here's the run-down to get it back to 100% working.

Transformer for Neon
Neon tube
Neon tube end covers
New plastics
Plastic protectors
Flipper rebuild kit
Ringmaster wiring harness
Ringmaster top and decal
Magnet cores
Pop bumper caps and decals
Pop bumper skirts
Clear plastics ramp covers
Battery holder
Plastic posts (purple!)
Flipper bats (green!)
Menagerie Ball
Boom balloon plastic
Target foam
ROM 2.0H
Chrome legs
Cab protectors

Things fixed:
Rebuilt the Ringmaster Harness
3 Transistors on the driver board
Tracked down and fixed 2 broken wires in the cab
Removed (slightly) corroded battery holder
A whole bunch of switch adjustments.

It's now playing 100%, and SO FUN! Super happy to have this one in the arcade!

#2 4 years ago

Congratulations on your CV. It is really a great game.

#3 4 years ago


Looks like you put a bunch of work into that one. It's always fun to get a new project.

#4 4 years ago

Upgrade to a color X-Pin DMD to match the color of your neon.

#5 4 years ago

Congrats! I swore I would never get this game. It's now one of my favorites. I talked to Mirco last night and he still has plans to make a repro in the future. Mine isn't bad but a new playfield would make it perfect.


#6 4 years ago

I was waiting for mine for a long time, but it was worth waiting. I have got it in a straight 1 for 1 trade for a NBAFB .

#7 4 years ago

Congratulations! Great pin and looks great!

#8 4 years ago

Congrats! Always great better when you put the time and energy to bring it back to life. Looks great. WPC 95 switches are a pain. always have to put new ones in when I get a wpc/95 game.

#9 4 years ago

I have one switch still giving me fits. Will probably order a new one sometime this week.

The game sure is easy as I have it set up... Time to remove the outlane posts, I guess.

#10 4 years ago

Looks great Todd

#11 4 years ago

CV is the machine responsible for getting me into the hobby and it took me 4 years to buy it. Nice job!

#12 4 years ago

Super job getting it back in pristine cond. & a great pin

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