I just couldn't wait. I put the back box on, the playfield in, connected everything up, flipped the switch, and prayed there'd be no smoke. I was very pleasantly surprised (more like relieved) - first try and it booted right up into attract mode! After all the trauma I put the playfield and cabinet through (including putting in a new and safer 3-prong power cord, cleaning and painting the transformer, running the lower cabinet wiring harnesses through the dishwasher, and cleaning the playfield harness by hand with a toothbrush and Mean Green), and she fired up like a champ. And all GI and Control lights are working.
I don't have the coin door in so there's no self test or starting a game (or sound without the volume pot on the coin door wired in). I could rig up some jumpers but I really just wanted to see it boot into attract mode for piece of mind.
I rolled a ball at all of the brand new targets several times....the all drop nicely and reset properly to the starting position upon a new game.
I am disappointed in one thing, tho. 4 inserts did not come out as well as I had hoped. I sanded 800 grit up to 2000 wet sanding on all the inserts and I thought they looked great before I put down the hardtop. Even checked them with a flashlight shining up thru the bottom. Now that they're in with their LEDs, I'm seeing a few with scratches I didn't notice. Oh, well....no use crying about it now. Does it look better? Absolutely. But I'll always see it.
Also...I can't get the blue Super Band flipper "rubber" on the new bats...both are so slick and slippery, they slide/pop right up from the tension. I'm going to pick up some real rubber (still blue) for the flipper bats from Big Daddy Pinball...only place I can find real rubber in colors other than red or black.