(Topic ID: 192431)

Ripped apart a Black Knight and gave it mouth to mouth.

By shacklersrevenge

5 years ago


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    #1 5 years ago

    Black Knight. One of the most iconic and popular pins to ever be released.
    As a kid, I remember seeing and playing this game in the local arcade, and it played like crap. It was a bummer, because I remember the double playfield looked so cool.
    Fast forward, I bought a Cpr'ed version of this game all done up from someone and everything in it/on it was NEW, it played like a figure skater.
    I had needed some money and space at the time, so I listed a few pins, and that BK was one of them. Nobody on pinside wanted to buy it, and it was priced as low as $1800.

    I then had someone want to come out and buy a Firepower 2 I had, so that was enough and I decided to keep the BK.
    When they came to my house, they looked at the FP2, which was a fine game but then said they didn't want it and wanted the BK instead. Reluctantly, I agreed. If you're reading this, buyer, i'm still sort of pissed you did that.

    So, I missed it... and what do you do when you miss something, why.. you find it again. Patiently.

    As I do each year, I attended Pinfest. Lots of pins were being scooped up but not a lonely BK missing its backglass for $800. It looked pretty decent otherwise.

    I had arranged to pick up a Royal Flush project beforehand with some dude, and when I did, I was really disappointed in it. I joked with a buddy, that I didn't even want to take it home. The buddy then offered to negotiate a trade with cash for BK in the back flea area, and he did just that. $500 and the Royal Flush. Excellent.

    I then went to mayfair to haggle for a new backglass. They wouldn't budge $5, but I bought it anyways.

    So here is the original condition and here is me ripping into it, because....

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    #2 5 years ago

    Great story. Pin should clean up nicely. Congrats on picking up another. I loved playing this back in the early 80's. Iconic title

    #3 5 years ago

    Because, I had located an affordabke CPR BK playfield set with plastics and stencil kit from a great pinside member.

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    #4 5 years ago

    Into the cooker you go...

    I've done a couple swaps, my first was a Xenon that came out beautiful, and a Bally Star Trek. I tend to think sometimes I can breeze through it, but once you get in deep and notice the time flying by, reality kicks in and you get a real sense and appreciation about how these are put together.

    Patience is key. If you get tired or start to hurt, walk away. I tend to do little bits here and there, so over three days this got completed.

    A drill is a must for certain areas, like ball guides...

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    #5 5 years ago

    That's story, I'm sure there's a few stories like these already, but it's good to show how a game comes back to life.

    I'm not out of the woods yet, though. I am a hater of the Williams system 7 board set-HATE that interconnect bs design and the chips are ancient and a pita. Years ago I ran a mpu-1 by Rottendog, it was great. Just bought an mpu-2 from them and I was able to test the game worked great, but no multiball worked with that board (i guess a known issue that I didn't know about...)
    Jim Knight at Rottendog said no sweat, send it to me for a refund. I know someone local to me with the Mpu-1, so I have to snag that from him one day.

    A few more tweaks here and there, but it's good to have it together. I made up the kit on TitanPinball for the rubber, I went with a green rubber below to make a forest look, and all yellow up top, with matching post caps.

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    #6 5 years ago

    Wow, very nice! Congratulations on being reunited!

    #7 5 years ago

    How will I ever know if I am playing a BK if it is all nice and purdy and perfectly working?

    ....kidding aside, nice story and nice work. That's a nice personal touch with the different color rubber as well.

    #8 5 years ago

    Huh, i didnt know there existed plastics for those metal guides below the kickers? or is that a mod?

    #9 5 years ago
    Quoted from Luzur:

    Huh, i didnt know there existed plastics for those metal guides below the kickers? or is that a mod?

    Those are the "special" cpr plastic set bonus pieces. I like standing them off to give a little depth.

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    #10 5 years ago

    Huh, i should ave done that to my Jungle Lord, i just coated the metal green.

    #11 5 years ago
    Quoted from Luzur:

    Huh, i didnt know there existed plastics for those metal guides below the kickers? or is that a mod?

    Keep an eye out on ebay for those two plastics, they pop up every once in awhile.

    #12 5 years ago

    I got mine off eBay from classic arcade. He makes them and they do look nice. Looks better than the metal blades in my opinion.

    #13 5 years ago
    Quoted from Yelobird:

    I got mine off eBay from classic arcade. He makes them and they do look nice. Looks better than the metal blades in my opinion.

    That's the same place I got mine. They do look nice.

    #14 5 years ago
    Quoted from Talonslair:

    Keep an eye out on ebay for those two plastics, they pop up every once in awhile.

    Well i dont have a Black Knight, only a Jungle Lord, and i doubt those fit on them.

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