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For sale: The Bally Game Show

Added: 2023-05-30 04:54:23 UTC • Re-listed: 1 time (August 4th, 2023) • Ended: August 5th, 2023
Condition: Fully shopped/refurbished

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$ 2,850 (OBO)

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Item description

This Bally Game Show has been meticulously mechanically restored to great playing condition and should require little maintenance in the future. This would be a great first game. The game has had nearly the entire playfield stripped and rebuilt. I am selling because I am one game over my capacity and so this game sits awkwardly in the middle of my game room making it hard to /play my other games. I attempt to share everything I know about a game in detail, in essence including a summary of all the work I have done to restore a game.

Upgrades and work done

New Rottendog MPU circuit board (MPI011C), which is the most expensive and critical circuit board.

New LED Wolffpac Tech alphanumeric LED displays. The problematic 100v DC supply is no longer needed.

New Ramp-O-Matic side ramp (D-13262).

New PinTech NVRAM upgrade. Batteries are never needed again! Battery holder removed from MPU.

Full flipper rebuilds on both sides, with new end stops, plungers, linkage, springs, coil sleeves, nylon flipper bushings, crank bars, and capacitors.

New flipper bats on both sides matched the original game's style and color.
New thicker reproduction slingshot plastics.

New Comet pinball LEDs throughout GI, switched, backbox, coin door, and inserts are color-matched LEDs. Flashers were all replaced with new incandescent bulbs as LEDs are too bright for most of the flashers. The strip of 555 lamps around the back of the playfield that pulse were replaced with new incandescent bulbs as LEDs did not work well with the pulsing effect.

New PerfectPlay silicon rubbers throughout the entire game, won't crack and produce dust like traditional rubber.

New entire shooter assembly including housing, rod, spring, and tip.
New backglass lift channel.

New set of shiny pinballs.

Metal plastic protecting washers in places like slingshots were replaced with new transparent PETG fender washers to allow more light thought.

New foam backers on all targets.
Refurbished legs, brand new leg levelers with felt bottoms to protect floors, new extra long chrome color leg bolts, and new leg-protecting plastic bolt spacers.
Rebuilt jets/pop bumpers.

All new 1-1/2" double-sided red lane guides throughout the entire game.
Replaced many star posts and playfield hardware with new parts.

Replaced both the backbox and playfield GI lighting relays.

Replaced a number of microswitches with new name-brand Cherry parts and new diodes.

Rebuilt car drop target with new high-sensitivity IR opto sensor.

Replaced coil bracket for shooter up-kicker and coil sleeve.

New bell ringer capacitor.

Rebuilt coin door switches.

Miniume volume resister has been bypassed allowing the game volume to be lower for a residential setting. The volume potentiometer has been deoxidized.

Tested and reprogrammed all ROMs with updated code as needed.

Replaced about half a dozen burned connectors with crimp and stuff connectors and replaced board headers, reflowed solder on board joints as needed.

Comes with the original manual and an extra printout of the manual with maintenance notes.

Reblued ramp flaps.

Chemically welded additional PETG sheet to the center ramp end near the flaps to reinforce where the factory ramp plastic is thin. This is hard to see without removing the ramp.

Replaced all backbox circuit board screws with new ones for better ground contact.

Additional condition information

This game was routed in its past life.
The playfield is not great, at some point the former owner (an operator) let the flipper bats hit the playfield, so there is wear in the typical flipper bat damage spots. The operator then applied the game-specific factory mylar over the playfield to protect it so I am not able to repaint the damaged area without removing the mylar. The playfield has other signs of wear and has been repainted and had extensive additional mylar applied over the paint/playfield to protect it where the factory mylar is not present. The playfield plays great but the playfield is not in collectors condition. Despite the appearance in some photos the mylar is not broken or worn through.

The game has some speaker hum common to games of this time. It's more noticeable at lower volumes.

The cabinet has been repainted with spray paint around the legs and in places the paint has overspray onto the cabinet graphics on the front.

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Saint Paul, MN, US


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