I've been bringing a Paragon back to life. Backstory is that I bought 2 of these in 2001 (yeah I work slow) and since getting a NOS BG, clearing a nice OE PF, this project moved forward. I used the 2 to build this one plus an additional PF. The cabinet and head were from a late production game #9489 and when finally hooking up the connectors to the boards it was impossible to attach the PF wiring to the MPU J1 and the Lamp J3. I had to cut 3 wire ties to free the harness enough to have enough free for the connectors. Also the cabinet wiring has later style (like Xenon) connectors with the black shield and top crimp connectors. PF has the early style white connectors. Back box wiring looks like a rat's nest now but I'll be able to clean that up with new zip ties.
Was Paragon when Bally switched connector types? If so, why would they do that mid production? I still need to replace more connectors to get this running