(Topic ID: 239076)

My Holy Grail 1953 Williams "GRAND CHAMPION" restorations

By PinballFever

11 months ago

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  • Latest reply 10 days ago by PinballFever
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#51 4 months ago

Steppers cleaned and lubed. 4" knocker bell shined up nicely.

It's looking good. Just need to solder the new knocker coil in then put it in the backbox that I recently cleaned up.

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#52 85 days ago
Quoted from rufessor:

Amazing attention to detail! Better than new!

I'm not sure why this was done but, as you can see in the first photo, someone removed the brace from the left side and attached it to the right side (in the wrong position too!) then nailed a longer piece to the left side.

Using the other game as a guide, I removed the brace from the right side and glued it back where it belongs in the correct position on the left side.

The longer piece of wood is in the trash and the backbox, as shown in the second photo, is ready for the mechanical insert to go back in.

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#53 85 days ago

Looking good. Keep up the great work.

#54 85 days ago

Things like this are a reminder of what awesome people pinheads are.

All in the name of that happy place we had that pinball anchored to when we were young.

Thank you for doing, and sharing this.


#55 84 days ago

Can’t wait to see the end result. Love the unconventional theme.

2 months later
#56 10 days ago

Thank you.

Both inserts are ready to go in the backboxes that have been cleaned up.

Ten frozen steppers freed up, cleaned and lubed
Four burned out coils replaced
New replay stepper parts
Wiper discs cleaned and lubed
Replay and Point reels cleaned and shined up.
New 3 prong electric cords
New 4 inch bell and brackets

It's getting there.

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