I recently started work on this "Red and Ted's Roadshow" and thought I would try my hand at documenting it.
The game is actually in pretty good shape and by that I mean the playfield has very little wear and for the most part it's complete. The cabinet is also it good shape, it's solid and not to many scratches and dings, it should clean up really well.
Initially the game would not start, one of the reason for this was due to the gate not functioning so it would not eject locked balls out to drain. Also, the start button was not working and several lose connections.
Red's mouth is not working but I've narrowed that down to the motor control board. The 5.6 ohm resistor on her side of the board is missing. I'm hopeful that it just "fell off" and was not "cut off" to deal with some other issue.
As you can see from the pics, this game has had some quick fixes performed during it's life. A lot of duct tape patches and a few connector bypasses directly to the boards. I'll get this all cleaned up prior to tearing down the playfield for a complete shop job on the playfield.
I don't have a lot of free time to work on this so updates will be slow. I especially want to document the process of removing and re-working each of the animatronic heads. They both work (with the exception of Red's mouth) but they need to be disassembled and cleaned so they work smoothly. Currently the eyes get stuck in one position or the other.
Tune in latter for more progress and updates.