After many years of admiring it from afar, I FINALLY got my TZ!! Three weeks now and not a single regret!
So glad that I can now count myself as a member here; I've been lurking for a while and just completed reading every post here (took about a week to do it). I've certainly learned a great deal from the various experts here, insomuch as I believe I have an early production model, dated April 15, '93. It has the green Lock insert and the Gumball sticker placed over the Sprial sign, along with holes and plugs by the jets. It also has the P-3 game and sound roms. The only mod on it was the gumballs. No fade on the cabinet, so that was a plus.
I needed to make a few adjustments after transporting it home, but it plays surprising well for the most part. Had to adjust the rocket shooter and guide a bit, as the ball was going every which way; also smoothed out a divot there to stop the ball from getting stuck, so this is ripe for a Cliffy. Also got a switch 26 trough proximity warning initially; upon inspection I found it kind of flopping around from not being tight because one of the screw holes was stripped. Did the bamboo fix and all is now well with that. Lower left GI was out; this was nothing more than a fuse, which I replaced, along with an intermitent bulb, and it's been fine ever since. I did a suggested mod of moving the Gumball sign to the right; it was bothering me that you couldn't see the Spiral insert when it was lit. I followed the advice that someone had suggested earlier, and now we're good to go there. I noticed that the DMD has some burnout in the lower right hand corner; eventually I'd like to replace it with a ColorDMD, but that will have to wait until after the holidays. Still have a couple of issues (credit dot with switch 71 message, as well as insert GI with clock lighting) that I have tried to troubleshoot without success, but I think it would be better to perhaps start another thread about those and see if anyone has any suggestions.
Got my first LITZ two days ago; that was pretty intense! We are enjoying this pin very much, and once again, I'm so glad to be a part of this family!