(Topic ID: 295869)

Need to restore my 1955 Miami Beach Bally Bingo

By BigBuckHunterPro

1 year ago

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#1 1 year ago

Just got it. Excited. Haven't plugged it in yet. Hoping to find someone nearby (San Jose, CA) that I can hire to tune it up for me. Thanks!

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#2 1 year ago

Step one is protect that backglass. Put some padding between it and the wood where I've marked it.

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#3 1 year ago

Thanks for that. Just shoved a small pillow in there so it's much better.

#4 1 year ago

Thanks, YeOldPinPlayer. I've banned putting anything on this beauty. Too pretty to cover up. Still need someone in the San Jose area to help me get it up and running.

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#5 1 year ago

Check with bingopodcast or Vic_Camp , one of them may know someone in the area. Both are very active in the bingo area.

#6 1 year ago

baldtwit may be your man but I don't know if he does house calls. Pretty sure he's still around San Jose somewhere. There's a lot of activity over on Facebook at the "Bally/United Bingo Pinball by Bingo Butch" group, not as much here. Does the game run and just needs a tune-up or is it more serious?

#7 1 year ago

yup, san jose is a normal commute distance from me (20 miles, so less than 2 hours driving or 1 hour walking )

you have 8 balls in the game?

contact me at [email protected]. It'll usually take a few hours just to go thru the machine quickly. If the mixer or control unit need disassembly, that's a much longer process.

also depends on whether you want to learn a bit on how to maintain the game, or just have a working game.

#8 1 year ago

******* yup, san jose is a normal commute distance from me (20 miles, so less than 2 hours driving or 1 hour walking ) ***********
You can walk 20 miles in 1 hour ?

#9 1 year ago

Thanks, okorange. Turns out baldtwit is THE MAN in my area. You guys rock.


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