Relatively new here on the Pinside forums, found this amazing group and I wanted to check in and say hello. I am a big fan of Gottlieb and their Star / System 80 games, as they have designed and manufactured some great games with unique gameplay.
Got into pinball 15 years ago, had purchased a Black Hole in which I had tried to fully restore. Dropped a fully wired, NOS upper playfield into the game, and had all boards redone. Got the machine running but no sound. Briefly had a non working Haunted House, but sold that off, and then foolishly sold my Black Hole pinball...which I regret to this day. This was back before the social media (You Tube) and pinball websites were so prominent and full of information.
So late last year, had an opportunity to purchase a System 1 Solar Ride pinball. The backglass was in great shape (just a few, remote touch ups and sealed it immediately with Triple Thick), game had all new boards (Rottendog power and Ni-Krumph MPU) and was fully operational. Installed LED’s and color matched the inserts, looks amazing. Shortly thereafter, had another opportunity and obtained a 1982 Devil’s Dare pinball.
Glad to be back in the pinball community, and this website has been priceless. May sell the Devils Dare as I am hoping to acquire (1) of these unique games: