This Old Pinball Repair/Restoration Video
TOP#6 - "White Men Can't Jump"

The 1:30 minute teaser video for Windows-based computer with Windows Media Player. If you have a non-Windows machine, there is also a MPG version available that should work on any computer (much larger in size, but higher quality too).

Of course the purchased videos are much higher quality than these web teasers.

This Old Pinball TOP#6 covers the restoration and repair of EM arcade games from the 1950s and 1960s (but certainly does apply to EM pinball games too). Video concentrates on restoring "manikin" arcade games including two 1954 Genco 2 Player Basketball, two 1957 Williams Ten Strikes, 1964 Southland Engineering Little Pro, 1961 Chicago Coin Pro Basketball, 1965 Williams Hollywood Driving Range, and a 1971 Sega Pro Bowler. 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#6 DVD Chapters:

  • Initial game evaluation of the two 1954 Genco Two Player Basketball games
  • Rebuilding the cabinets (repairing missing wood and paint prep)
  • Painting the cabinets including sealing the wood, paint selection, color selection
  • Making stencils and painting with stencils
  • Repairing the game's EM mechanics
  • Recreating paper graphic backgrounds
  • Recreating other game graphics
  • 1971 Sega Pro Bowler EM mechanics - dealing with sealed relays
  • Sapphire!
  • 1964 Southland Engineering Little Pro manikin golf game repair
  • 1965 Williams Hollywood Driving Range game repair
  • 1957 Williams 10 Strike repair, including rebuilding the manikin man.
  • 1961 Chicago Coin Pro Basketball repair
  • Sealing backglasses with Krylon's Triple Thick, including using Saran wrap to aid in attaching paint flakes
  • Tempered versus plate glass strength
  • Flying Hook Bomb!

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