Going to Pin-a-Go-Go?

I’ll be heading over to Dixon, CA  this Saturday (5/19/12) to Pin-a-Go-Go.  I hope you’re going too!

pinagogo logo

This will be my first time, and I’m excited!  I’ve heard lots of great things about the show from Wade Krause, Dan Kramer and Matt Christiano.  Actually lots of folks from the fixathon will be there, and I look forward to seeing everybody again.

A couple photos from Matt’s Fixathon, where I had the pleasure of watching part of a Gottlieb Hi-Score restoration.

Bust out the work light…

fixing hi-score
…and the Novus cleaner.

cleaning hi-score
Take off the old flipper rings….

hi-score old bumpers
…and carefully remove the plastics.

removing the hi-score plastics
The roulette wheel without its cover.

hi-score roulette wheel
Much better after a cleaning!

cover back on the roulette wheel
Sam Harvey says, Ten Spot is ready to go.

Ten Spot

See you all at the show!

Where Can I Buy A Pinball Machine?

row of pinball games

You’re bitten by the bug: you must possess a game of your own! Where should you get a pinball machine?

Here are some great suggestions from PBDG supporter and expert Tanio Klyce.

  • Decide if you want to restore the game yourself, or purchase a machine that is in good shape already.

For EM games, PBDG supporter Wade Krause may have your machine.

T Minus One is another well respected and reliable source for pins.  Give them a call and see if they have your game.  Chat with Chris Kuntz, the head tech.  Super guy.

If you want a project, check out craigslist.

  • Get flipping.
pinball flippers

photo by Jeff Bradley, CC