The purpose of this blog is to chronicle the restoration of my 1934 Bally Signal pinball machine. At the start of my restoration project I began sending updates to my family. My sister suggested I blog it instead so that anybody who may be interested in a restoration project like this would have access. This is my first pinball restoration, so expect some mistakes.
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Tuesday, October 1, 2013
I next tested the electrical. I was not even sure how the battery hooked up at first as it was disconnected years earlier. Ken at Prewar Pinball again helped me out with what I needed to do as well as helped me troubleshoot a few issues with it. I had a one switch that was bent up to where it could not make contact and another that was fouled with grime that needed to be sanded off. I was able to get it working so the hurdle I was most concerned with was cleared. The only thing I was not happy with the electrical is that it is battery powered. I don’t like using batteries because I know that even if you recycle them properly, parts still wind up in the ground. So with that I decided to look to convert to use AC power. I had come across other machines online that said they were converted but I was not sure how to go about it. It winds up most people use a battery charger to run it so that is what I will do as well.