Fixing Up A Bally 1979 KISS Pinball Machine! - Let's See The Condition After All These Years! -

Fixing Up A Bally 1979 KISS Pinball Machine! – Let’s See The Condition After All These Years!

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  1. Good afternoon, do you gentlemen ever upgrade old units, for example; change up all those mircro bulbs to leds? A lot of advantages to doing so.


  3. I've seen worse. There were around 17 thousand built, and most of them were played hard and put away wet. To this day, they're still so popular that even a slightly ratty one can sell for $1k-$2k. At least that battery hasn't leaked much. Maybe at some point in the past, somebody had the sense to replace it. (It's one way to explain the lack of corrosion.) I have a suspicion that the primary issue is in the power board, but I know how thorough you are. I'm looking forward to this one. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜Š

  4. so many pinball games you have done that I remember playing as a kid….EMs and and solid state alike. Learned on EMs. Still want a few, but right now is NOT the time to get one…YIKES people are trying to payoff their overpriced homes…LOL

  5. Underneath the playfeild is just a lonly mono speaker.

  6. My former boss has one of these in his house, unfortunately it doesn't work , am glad to see this one here, patina is the word you were looking for,,the way you go threw these is really good, I was able to understand how this stuff works and how to change things out that don't work, makes it enjoyable to watch, Thanks, Liked,

  7. That's some heavy wear right there. Oh boy. I'd probably ask for one of the decal options.

  8. Paragon,cap fantastic,xenon,space invaders ,hotdoggin',fireball , silverballmania,flash gordon,centaur,skateball,and more . Its pinball art in pure state

  9. Hottest band in the world at the time they still are to me rock n roll. Such a great game. Thanks for sharing guys.


  11. Harlem Globe Trotters? Out of all the early Bally SS, I like that one best.
    Williams was like Hit'n'miss. Some were awesome, some were meh.

  12. After listening to you talk about the different pinball games it got me to thinking and I was wondering just how many different pinball machines were made. Also is there a list somewhere of them.

  13. Up and running, and restoration are definitely separate things. This game is crying out for a playfield swap and a cabinet repaint. Maybe when those become an option for your client in the future you will get to do a video on that. For now it's a great learning experience for your audience to watch you go through and bring this classic back to life.

  14. I think this series will be a long one. Great to hear Joe speak in a video. Bally's 70s backglass were the best. Eight ball, Playboy, and Strikes and Spares just cool glasses. Can not wait to see the series, Good luck on this one Ronnie. Thanks for filming.

  15. Thats too bad he doesn't wanna fix that playfield because man would it look alot better if he did

  16. Can we expect a baby Kiss pinball in the future? (If it's knocked up?) LOL. OK that made me laugh pretty good, thanks for leaving that in!

  17. As I sit out the last part of this heat wave in the PNW of the USA, I wonder – you guys live with this all the time. Do you have AC at Lyons Arcade?

  18. Forgot some 'big one's'. Oh yeah Dolly Parton! I see what you did there. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. That pinball machine has been played to the bone… ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  20. Gottlieb owned the EM era. Bally owned the early solid state era. Williams owned the late solid state era.

  21. Have one replaced the playfield takes alot of time, my backglass is signed by 3 members ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿค˜

  22. Well, if Williams were the best and Bally was really good, then that means Williams had to be that much better to be the best, huh?

  23. A "Sleeper"! Rough on the outside, sessy on the inside!

  24. Don't have a favourite between Bally and Williams, but I did love Future Spa which I think was 1979 Bally release. It was a bit crazy and risque. ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. oh please convince the guy to decal the play field great game like KISS its terrible to see it all worn out

  26. You guys were throwing off Bally games from the past, right off the top of my head I was just thinking about Harlem Globetrotters. That was a great game to play . During that time I didn't really like Stern pinball machines too much but I think I remember playing meteor that was the only game from Stern at that time that I liked. The later Stern games kicked ass! from that point on. I always remember when I played pinball machines I always loved a bunch of drop targets. The more drop targets a game had the more I liked it. Good video waiting for the next one. ๐Ÿ‘

  27. Honestly, I judge how fun an old pinball machine is by its wear. If it's worn, it was played a lot, and people always play the good games. And it seems to me that those old Bally's get good and worn.

  28. This series is gunna be ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

  29. As always Joe, you do great work! Love the info and entertainment you give us! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป On another note, when are you having a 2 for 1 sale? ๐Ÿ˜‚

  30. I was told by BGRestro that the peeling at the bottom of the backglass is from spraying cleaning on the glass to clean it. The cleaner then will run down and wick up the backside making it peel. Use a cloth and spray your cleaner on it and wipe the glass. I love all the early S/S machines I don't care who made it. But I do like Williams a little better.

  31. Hi Ronnie and Joe. Sighs Big Kiss fan. They were before my time but I love their music

  32. Loved playing this game in the arcade. Good luck with the repair.

  33. I think the word your looking for when talking about the look of old cars is โ€œpatinaโ€

  34. I was more into Motorhead and Hawkwind myself back in the day ๐Ÿ™‚ I do have some kiss vinyl in the collection though, Great video, I've never owned a kiss machine, not too many around in Scotland but I do love to see your methodology on these appraisals and repairs – wonderful stuff thanks and I can't wait to see where this goes in the next one. take care

  35. Ron, Enjoy watching your videos, you gave me enough courage to try some play field touch ups. Actually my wife because I can do the electronics but I'm not any good at art work. We heeded your warnings and used acrylics but what type of clear do you cover the acrylic with?

  36. Typical of Bally playfields of this era. I had a STAR TREK unit and its playfield was just as bad. Espcecially in front of the flippers/

  37. Great job! Looking forward to seeing more of this. I just bought a $640 pressure washer through your amazon usa link. I hope that helps you some ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. I have one at home. Replaced the worn play field with a new one, myself, about 20 years ago.

  39. your older kiss video is how i found you guys ๐Ÿ™‚ another one to save !

  40. this is difficult to airbrush because of the inserts . the other one would be possible

  41. oh my ron โ€ฆ. that evil laugh. you really are losing it? or is it just in my mindโ€ฆ. we will never know

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