Nineball... try to make the magic happen again

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Nineball... try to make the magic happen again

Postby redketchup » Tue May 15, 2018 2:36 pm

I bought a Nineball at Allentown this years.

This is one of the stern I want to try and have time to understand it at home. Pretty rare classic stern to find.

My exemple had good and bad things...

The Good...

Play perfect! 100% everything work like it should and a lot of board work have been done by the prior owner. Sound board recap, some connector redone, memory cap, new C23 cap, etc...
Cab is pretty solid, I had to reglue the head border, but the rest is good.
Come with the replacement for the light grid
Coin door is straight with no ding or big puck
spinner is ther
Good pop bumper cap
All classic stern board are there and working

The bad...

Playfeild is worn real bad in the bonus area
Insert are lifting in couple place and couple are burn
Backglass is flaking
Plastic set broke and crack
Drop target replace by the wrong one (8 bank and solo bank)

The restoration process is engage...

I already bought a new backglass from John Greatwich
A new plastics set from CPR
Foound the drop target for the solo bank at allentown
replacement drop target order from Marco
New playfield glasses in stock at home
and I have a pretty good lead for a playfeild in better shape then mine. I will keep you inform.

Some pics of it....
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Postby redketchup » Tue May 15, 2018 2:38 pm

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Re: Nineball... try to make the magic happen again

Postby HPR Pinball » Wed May 16, 2018 1:34 am

Un beau project comme ont en trouve plus :-)
Je ne reconnais pas l'endroit ou les photos ont été prises ;)
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Postby DrDude » Wed May 16, 2018 3:56 am

redketchup wrote:I bought a Nineball at Allentown this years.

This is one of the stern I want to try and have time to understand it at home. Pretty rare classic stern to find.

Agreed: An excellent example of Steve Kirk's genius, and not that commonly seen.

redketchup wrote:Drop target replace by the wrong one (8 bank and solo bank)

The 8-bank is the same one used in Flight 2000, which is very common (by Classic Stern standards!), so look for one of those. What is wrong with your current bank? Can you post a picture from below to show that?
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Postby redketchup » Wed May 16, 2018 6:23 am

HPR Pinball wrote:Un beau project comme ont en trouve plus :-)
Je ne reconnais pas l'endroit ou les photos ont été prises ;)


C’est de la paresse... c’est les photos du vendeur! :D
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Postby redketchup » Wed May 16, 2018 6:26 am

The 8-bank is the same one used in Flight 2000, which is very common (by Classic Stern standards!), so look for one of those. What is wrong with your current bank? Can you post a picture from below to show that?

Sorry my bad

I was talking about the drop themself... they are available in reproduction, and already bought!
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Postby redketchup » Wed May 16, 2018 3:50 pm

My plan is to do some little thing until i see the other playfeild and decide which one i will restore... so today was the woodrail day and some hack remove on the coin door harness. Backbox white light panel clean and replace bulb with led. I will have to paint it, but later...

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Postby redketchup » Wed May 16, 2018 4:44 pm

Pretty good day!

I got a gift from UPS! John did an awesome job again with this one!
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Postby OTTOgd » Wed May 16, 2018 8:09 pm

Beauty!

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Postby redketchup » Fri May 18, 2018 7:27 am

The new playfield story...

When i bought my Nineball, i knew the playfield was in really bad shape, so i try to source a better one.

I look on Pinside, RGP etc...

I found a discussion in RGP about NOS playfield people bought, but they never found the game to put in.

Someone post about a NOS Nineball playfield. So i decide to contact him via Pinside to know if he still have it...

« Hi Brian,
I just saw in RGP that you have or had an Nine ball playfeild...
Any chance you want to sell it?
Thank's Gino »

After i made my message, i realize it was an old post from 2014... so my expectation was very low and i was prepare to get a message givin me some shit about revive an old discussion from 2014, but the message was send, nothing I can do...

After a couple day, i got an answer...

« Ah, just a week ago I gave it up to a charity auction, sorry » :shock:

So Allentown was there and we are on for a 7 hour ride to get there. I talk about it with yellowmustard and paidge and Paidge convince me to recontact the guy on pinside to try to know where the playfield goes.

So after Atown, i take a chance and send him this...

« Really ? »

And the answer

« Yes, really and truly. April 21st we held a pinball tournament and all the proceeds from the tourney, auction, and donations went to John Miller. He is fighting stage IV kidney cancer. I gave up a NOS LOTR playfield, used Nine Ball playfield, used Bally Viking playfield and an original Nine Ball backglass. I believe Adam McKinnie won the auction for the Nine Ball playfield, but I don't remember for sure. »

So i decide to try contact Adam... i make research on pinside, but you can find someone with is real name, just his user name...

I finally found an Adam Mckinie on facebook, a competitive pinball player... i take a guest and send him a message...

« Hi Adam, Sorry to bother you, but Brian Bannon told me that you maybe buy a nine ball playfeild in an auction last 21 of april...
If you want to sell it, i just buy a completed nineball that really need new a playfeild.
Just let me know

Gino (aka redketchup on pinside) a classic stern lover »

And the answer...

« I did, I'll take some pictures of it when I get back home this weekend to show the shape it's in. I'll gladly sell it for whatever I paid for it at the charity auction plus shipping. »

So I got this pics couple day after

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Playfield is a lot better then mine, and i will keep my game running during the process, which is a big plus.

After couples days of discussion about shipping, i finally get my tracking number yesterday...

I still can believe i found it this quick and for a reasonable price...
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Re: Nineball... try to make the magic happen again

Postby Lowrent » Fri May 18, 2018 8:25 am

Complètement fou...

Tu sais que tes histoires de restoration feraient des maudits bons sujets pour un documentaire.

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Re: Nineball... try to make the magic happen again

Postby redketchup » Sat May 19, 2018 3:54 pm

Drop target!
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