(Topic ID: 298271)

Harlem restored

By MT45

77 days ago


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  • Latest reply 63 days ago by MT45
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#1 77 days ago

More than 2 years in total time, but my Harlem is done!

Inspiration from Rotor Dave (thanks man) from his Evel Knievel resto
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/rds-evel-knievel-restoration

Extensive details can be found on my blog
https://thepinballloft.com/

Starting with BEFORE Pics

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#2 77 days ago

Now moving to a few images DURING the restoration process

I've added about 200 images on the blog

Extensive details can be found on my blog
https://thepinballloft.com/

Now the DURING RESTORE Pics

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#3 77 days ago

Finally finishing this up with the AFTER images

When you spent hundreds of hours on something, these are important!

Extensive details can be found on my blog
https://thepinballloft.com/

Finishing with AFTER RESTORE Pics

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#4 77 days ago

Wow
Very nice work!!

#5 77 days ago

I am normally not a chrome fan, but it looks fantastic on HG. The rest of the work is also impressive. Great job.

#6 77 days ago
Quoted from Hop-Pac:

Wow
Very nice work!!

Thanks

Quoted from Evets:

I am normally not a chrome fan, but it looks fantastic on HG. The rest of the work is also impressive. Great job.

Very kind and thank you!

#7 77 days ago

Well done looks great. Thanks for sharing.
Always surprised how few of these I see near me when they made quite a few.
Hard not to like this machine if you grew up in that era.

#8 77 days ago
Quoted from topkat:

Well done looks great. Thanks for sharing.
Always surprised how few of these I see near me when they made quite a few.
Hard not to like this machine if you grew up in that era.

Makes you wonder where nearly 15,000 machines went. Betting that sadly the ones that got parted out are in the thousands
It's a challenging game too!

#9 77 days ago

Looking good champ!

Lots of work gone into that!

I just started another two in the weekend - Stars and Lost World - I must be a sucker for punishment. Ha!

Dave.

#10 77 days ago
Quoted from rotordave:

Looking good champ!
Lots of work gone into that!
I just started another two in the weekend - Stars and Lost World - I must be a sucker for punishment. Ha!
Dave.

Thanks Dave. Your EK restore is what got me inspired. It’s both hard and satisfying so I get it! I need a break after this one. Oddly enough the next in my queue is Haunted House. 3 new play fields from Mirco!

#11 77 days ago

Looks like a NIB Globetrotters. Holy crap!

#12 77 days ago
Quoted from ThePinballCo-op:

Looks like a NIB Globetrotters. Holy crap!

Thx! Plays incredibly fast now too

Close up of the original Bally blueprint for the Harlem spinners. Also added an unused ticket to a show from 1979

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#13 77 days ago

Awesome work!! Enjoy

#14 77 days ago

Holy shit. This is amazing; and the framed blueprint / ticket is just icing on the cake. Well worth the effort for one of the best pinballs ever made.

#15 76 days ago
Quoted from eagle18:

Awesome work!! Enjoy

Thank you sir

Quoted from Richthofen:

Holy shit. This is amazing; and the framed blueprint / ticket is just icing on the cake. Well worth the effort for one of the best pinballs ever made.

Agreed and was lucky to find that - love the history

Lots of details at the link if you're curious

https://thepinballloft.com/

#16 76 days ago

Wow. Just Wow.

#17 76 days ago

Holy crap, nice work.

#18 76 days ago

For that double stacked flipper end of stroke switch assembly, you make it up with one each of the two following switches:

ASW-A20-34 Normally closed EOS switch

https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/ASW-A20-34

ASW-A10-45 Normally open EOS switch

https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/ASW-A10-45

#19 76 days ago
Quoted from KenLayton:

For that double stacked flipper end of stroke switch assembly, you make it up with one each of the two following switches:
ASW-A20-34 Normally closed EOS switch
https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/ASW-A20-34
ASW-A10-45 Normally open EOS switch
https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/ASW-A10-45

Thanks Ken! I knew there had to be a fairly simple answer
I'll make an edit to my blog and add your info - appreciate you sharing

#20 76 days ago

Outstanding restoration. I have one in que in my collection awaiting tear down and rebuild. Love these SS Bally era machines. A job well done

#21 75 days ago
Quoted from bushav:

Wow. Just Wow.

Thank you

Quoted from Mudflaps:

Holy crap, nice work.

Thank you

Quoted from Cleanroom:

Outstanding restoration. I have one in que in my collection awaiting tear down and rebuild. Love these SS Bally era machines. A job well done

Thanks and me too!

#22 75 days ago

Added a new sound board last night.

NVRAM/Weebly. What a huge difference!

Absolutely no noise and the sounds are much clearer/cleaner sounding

Old board was functional but was transmitting the sound of the lights pulsing and some transformer hum
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#23 63 days ago

Added Voodoo glass. Love it. Images show only subtle differences
Standing in front of it the difference is more significant

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