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Weird Mods


By nibre

9 months ago



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#1 9 months ago

What weird mods have you discovered on the games you have bought?

I have two examples:

1. Aces & Kings (Williams 1970)
Someone used a saw to make a passage to the shooter lane. And later, another owner seemed to have wanted to reverse it by putting a post there. I am thinking about removing the post and keeping the passage open.

2. Funhouse (Williams 1990)
A center post has been placed between the flippers. I will remove it.

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#2 9 months ago
Quoted from nibre:

I am thinking about removing the post and keeping the passage open.

I think I’d be tempted to try to fill the gap to make it original. Could be interesting to see what play is like with it open though.

Quoted from nibre:

A center post has been placed between the flippers. I will remove it.

I have a few machines in which posts were added in similar positions but then removed by previous owners.

I suppose my weird mod was when I had lots of extra leaf switches added to several switch stacks and lots of additional wiring from these switches in a bingo machine (United Manhattan) that was confusing as it seemed original but didn’t match what was in the schematics and manual (these are quite detailed!). The machine wasn’t operating properly and so I was suspicious that these switches were to blame. I asked about this in a bingo forum on pinside and had a suggestion from a bingo expert that all of this may have been added to make the machine legal in Ohio. The machine had a stamped license for Toledo, Ohio and so it was a great clue! I ultimately figured out what was added and then bypassed all the switches. The machine then worked as it should.

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