Well I finally recoverd Happy Clown from my brothers garage. Been in there for around 20 years. This game was given to him when he was in school from one of his shop teachers. This would've been back in the 80's. My dad tinkered with it back then and got it some what working. I remember playing this game with the family as my dad did what he could with it to keep it going. So I was probably 13 or 14 at the time. Anyways ...I remember he had to trigger somethings by hand to get things to reset and how the game was absent some rubbers and he used what he could find. Rubber bands and wood screws. I know I know. Not the best choices but remember this is before the Internet and was the 80's. So parts where hard to come by.
Our father has passed and since his death I've gotten into the pinball hobby and have been enjoying every minute of it. And all along I've been thinking about my father and this game and how he was able to get it working. My father was always tinkering with things. Very good with his hands and passed alot of knowledge on to his four boys. As all of us work with our hands in different trades. I think of my father everyday in my day job as Im in the skill trades department at my factory. Without his teachings, I wouldn't be the man I am now.
With that being said.... hopefully I can get this game working again so my mom and the rest of my family can enjoy it once again. And pay tribute to our father. Thanks in advance for any questions I'm more then likely going to have.
Now the pictures of said machine.
Bottom of cab.
One side of cab.
Upside down head.
Back side of head still upside down.