The Wizard is now just down to the playfield work. Motor board back in the cab, other cab internals back in, and head installed. Everything that can be tested without the playfield is working perfectly.
On the Bally sockets, it must just be my luck, but I have restored several Bally games. I think I have had to replace one socket on all of them. My Surfers was stored for 20 years and when I got it going again every single bulb worked.
Wizard has a ton of bulbs in the lightboard for GI. This game wasn't overly dirty but the bulbs had the normal dirt coating all over them. I removed all the bulbs and replaced them. I did no cleaning or any other kind of work on the sockets. When I turned it on today for the first time every single bulb worked. No flickering or dimming or anything. My experience has been that Gottlieb sockets are way flakier and troublesome than Wiliams or Bally.
Anyway some more pictures
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