The first This Old Pinball (TOP) video (aka TOP#1), covers the restoration
and repair of 1960s Gottlieb 'wedgehead' pinballs (but certainly
does apply to other EM pinball games too). Video concentrates on
restoring a 1964 Gottlieb World Fair pinball. This video is hosted by
Norm and Shaggy. Two hours long, NTSC
video format, DVD media.
The following is a list of the DVD chapter
titles. This does not encompass all the information in the video,
just where the chapters are marked.
TOP#1 DVD Chapters:
- Introduction of "Norm" and "Shaggy", TOP's hosts.
- Initial game evaluation
- Disassembly of lower cabinet
- Rust removal
- Buffing and Polishing of metal parts
- Tumbling parts (more polishing tips)
- Paint Stripping
- Removing old Latex paint to uncover original finishes
- Paint prep and cabinet defeat repairs
- Cabinet paint "webbing" and splatter
- Bottom panel EM repair
- EM Switch maintainence, switch adjustment, switch contact cleaning
- Connectors cleaning
- The Hold relay
- Cleaning the cabinet
- Painting cabinet stencil art
- Reproducing score cards
- EM backbox repair
- Stepper unit rebuilding and cleaning
- Score reel rebuilding and cleaning
- Light socket fixes
- Misc. EM start-up problems
- Reading schematics
- Playfield switch adjustments
- Contact cleaner and WD-40 spray Warning!!
- First power-on
- Playfield touchup
- Backglass touchup
- Clearcoating the playfield with Automotive Urethane
- Marvelous Marvin's Mechanical Museum short tour
- Rubbing out the playfield
- Pop bumper rebuild
- Making the bumpers more 'peppy'
- Flipper adjustment and rebuild and EOS switch
- Playfield assembly
- Flattening warped playfield plastics
- Re-inking bumper caps
- Adjusting playfield relays
- Final testing and playing of the finished game
See pinrepair.com/top for purchase details.
The 1:30 minute intro video for Windows-based
computer with Windows Media Player.
Of course the purchased videos are much higher quality than these web teasers.