(Topic ID: 97196)

newest purchase of one of my grail pins (updated mod pics)

By bigd1979

5 years ago

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#1 5 years ago

This is my beautiful tz that a fellow pinsider dropped off last week ..it cleaned up very nice and im not even ndone yet .everything is 100 percent original with all matching boards including original dot matrix.playfield is beautiful and perfect and very fast and frustrating .also has all original manuals and paperwork .

#2 5 years ago


#3 5 years ago

Nice!! Looks very well cared for. Glad to see other dining rooms doubling as workshops!

#4 5 years ago

Lol yea the misses dont mind to much as long as she can play .yea the machine was cared for but also dont think it was played very much

#5 5 years ago

Looks great! It really appears like it lived a very light life. Enjoy!

#6 5 years ago

Thax bud im happy with her

#7 5 years ago

WOW! Looks Beautiful D! Congrats on owning the best pin ever made!

#8 5 years ago

Received 3 packages today for her and been working all day now has all cliffys and bunch othercrap lol

#9 5 years ago

Few new additions backboard decal and all cliffys , gumball lights, rocket and plastic protectors. And cleaned inside of cab and put my own magnet on the diverter and works great.matter afact made it to litz the game after I put magnet on which I previously never have gotten close.20140718_003458.jpg20140718_003800.jpg20140718_003832.jpg20140718_003908.jpggame after I put magnet on which I previously never have gotten close.

#10 5 years ago

You got a keeper there. All originals don't come much better then that.

#11 5 years ago

Yea she is nice but dam this thing is frustrating got litz and scored a billion earlier and now cant do anything ugh.only thing that id like to do is clear the playfield but its so nice and original I dont wanna touch it , shes definitely a nice surviver.it will definitely be the last pin to leave my collection if ever but ill just play the hell out of it and maybe do a restore years down the road?it is nice to have all original tho

#12 5 years ago

No need to restore since it's a fine example. Enjoy your game.

#13 5 years ago

Hey Big, that TZ looks sweet!

#14 5 years ago

Looks great! Did you update the ROM yet? Mine had L3 and just updated with 9.2H from John Wart Jr. Monday. Worth the update.

#15 5 years ago

Very nice, congrats on both the machine and what sounds to be a pleasant interaction with seller.

#16 5 years ago
Quoted from dmacy:

Looks great! Did you update the ROM yet? Mine had L3 and just updated with 9.2H from John Wart Jr. Monday. Worth the update.

Yes I have 9.4h and it alot better than what was in it and have the 9.4 ch also .

#17 5 years ago

I think me getting to litz was a fluke because its back to completely kicking my butt

#18 5 years ago

It's an ass kicker machine, that's for sure!

So what else are you doing to it? Plans for mods?

#19 5 years ago

NICE! Congrats! I got my grail as well a few days ago. Just waiting for it to show up, then pics.

#20 5 years ago
Quoted from dmacy:

It's an ass kicker machine, that's for sure!
So what else are you doing to it? Plans for mods?

I put the missing flasher mod with leds which is nice and adds to the light show. Waiting on my german clock board and camera and slot machine which im making onmy own .also need the piano but my bday is in October so ill leave some things for my lady to get me lol.i made my own diverter magnet and reinforced slot target. I have so much money tied up in this thing I just cant see spending 100s more on mods that I can make for quarter of the price.

#21 5 years ago

O yea still need to order some leds to finish it I have no lights in the backbox at the moment but I kinda like it as there is no glare on the glass
Also made my own lighted scoop mods like I do on all my machines for little to nothing

#22 5 years ago

Congrats. TZ is at the top of my list. Not leaving my home any time soon.

Good work with the "mods" that you've done so far - backboard decal and gumball lights are great.

#23 5 years ago

Yes, well done on the mods! You've done all tasteful things and agree, save some for your birthday lol! I want to get the missing lighted flasher mod too. I may go with the lighted gumball mod too.

You do have a good tastes! Looking forward to your progress on it.

#24 5 years ago

Thax I try not to overdue them lol only reason I want some of the toys is it helps my friends know where to shoot plus they look nice and add to the light show and I love lights lol

#25 5 years ago

Congrats man! I need to come over and play it.

#26 5 years ago

You gotta post a couple after modded pics bro.

Have a great weekend.

1 week later
#27 5 years ago

BigD... you did really well. Beautiful pin... glad you got this one

#28 5 years ago

Jealous! Congrats

#29 5 years ago

Yea shes a beauty im really happy with her

#30 5 years ago

Nice game but the playfield is all dimpled.

Actually, you can tell the games has low-ish plays since the playfield hasn't been pounded flat. Really sweet game. Congrats.

#31 5 years ago

Yea I thought thesame thing I figured because you can see the dimples in the high traffic area that its hasnt been played much or it would be dimpled flat.good catch glad someone else noticed that . It plays very nice but dam it kicks my butt

1 week later
#32 5 years ago

Put some new mods on tonight really loving the pop bumper lights on tz they really fit the sci fi theme , look like little ufos lol.also installed target decals and camera mod and redid a bunch of leds .I will be working on many more things for tz over the next few weeks.


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#33 5 years ago

Looks good. The pop caps do look like ufo's. Nice!

#34 5 years ago

Congratulations on your new TZ!


#35 5 years ago

Get a remote battery holder so the AA batteries aren't on the MPU board.

-visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets

#36 5 years ago

Interesting choice for gumballs in the side, don't think I have seen metal ones in there. Congrats. My 3rd (4th?) purchase, and second fav to TAF all time.

#37 5 years ago
Quoted from Atomicboy:

Interesting choice for gumballs in the side, don't think I have seen metal ones in there. Congrats. My 3rd (4th?) purchase, and second fav to TAF all time.

Yea went with steel balls to math the backglass I like the way it turned out with the light kit

1 year later
#38 3 years ago

Still have this absolute beauty and over the past few years added more upgrades... pdi glass , color dmd, 8 hr video tv, subwoofer and lots of toy's and lights including undercab and tranlight door rgb. Been a great worry free pin and is the cornerstone of my collection at the moment but been getting lots of nice offers the past few day's 20160705_191426_(resized).jpg20160705_191212_(resized).jpg20160705_190851_(resized).jpg20160705_190838_(resized).jpg

#39 3 years ago


#40 3 years ago

TZ is one of my favorites. I always knock people out of the way when I'm at dmacy's house so I can play it.


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#41 3 years ago

Yea it is very unique and a marvel of the time. ... i just cant seem to part with it bc of it minty condition

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