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Finally one turns up,Zaccharia's Supersonic(1977).This is one of my favourite pinballs and could not miss this at the 150 B.I.N. price.

The seller is an events staging company who bought this to use as a prop for a photo shoot,They have had it cleaned,bulbed and new rubbers fitted.However they admit to knowing nothing at all about pinballs and are selling it as a project because it does not light up when plugged it.

I will be quite happy to get working on this electro when I get it home but this causes the next problem. :headache:

Just sold my van last week and the machine is in Billericay,Essex. :crying: I know this question has been asked many times but does anyone have the number for a good courier to bring it up to County Durham: :D

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Finally one turns up,Zaccharia's Supersonic(1977).This is one of my favourite pinballs and could not miss this at the 150 B.I.N. price.

The seller is an events staging company who bought this to use as a prop for a photo shoot,They have had it cleaned,bulbed and new rubbers fitted.However they admit to knowing nothing at all about pinballs and are selling it as a project because it does not light up when plugged it.

I will be quite happy to get working on this electro when I get it home but this causes the next problem. :headache:

Just sold my van last week and the machine is in Billericay,Essex. :crying: I know this question has been asked many times but does anyone have the number for a good courier to bring it up to County Durham: :D

 

not far from me, but sadly it's not going to fit on the scooter

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That's a bargain!

 

Ron PM me, I probably need to drive to Essex in the van very soon, if we can organise something then I am happy to help.

Cheers for the offer Alex and much appreciated,I have sorted Gaming Direct to pick it up for me.

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  • 4 weeks later...

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Meant to update this thread,Yes it has arrived(many thanks to Gaming Direct for getting to me without any problems) and well pleased with it. :D

A check over/early inspection shows it does have some issues but nothing that can't be repaired,The back box is the main problem as the back door is missing and it has been exposed to the elements so most parts are a bit rusty,It has two burned out coils(due to some knob soldering fuse wire over the protection fuses) :eek:

The back glass has started flaking in places but the rest is ok so it won't be a total loss.

This machine is all electro-mechanical apart from one item.It has a small sound board and speaker rather than chimes.

The main body is in great condition for it's age,Checked and cleaned all the relay contacts so I can plug it in without the back box and found all the relays and timers appear to be operational at this time,I won't know for sure as it can't finish it's reset cycle until the back box/score units are installed.

I now have the playfield stripped,cleaned all the plastics and waiting now for some spare parts to arrive.

new 6.5v bayonet bulbs I have in my spares so won't need to order them.

It has had new rubbers rings fitted but some are the wrong size.These I have found and ordered from a distributor in the U.K.(about 13 pounds). However as Zaccaria coils are like hens teeth to find and the replacement coils(Williams equivalent) are only available from the USA at the moment,They are ordered and already on their way(total cost about 45 pounds).

Talking of USA I contacted a bloke who is a specialist on electro pins for his advice on locating the correct replacement coils, he was so interested he offered his help plus he had a schematic for this machine in his collection and kindly got it copied for me for the charge it cost him only $4 plus P+P.This has already arrived and brilliant it's a great help.

The delivery for the coils could take up to two weeks so I expect to have the pinball ready by then just to fit the parts and plug in and play. :D

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Nice work Ron. Your talents are amazing. Would love to meet you one day ;)

Would be great to arrange some sort of "Mecca meet" one day if possible where we could all get together and get to know everyone in person. :D

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Nice work there Ron, and will be nice when she's finally sorted out.

 

Not sure if this will be of any help, but a machines spares place in Rotherham (Just up from Meadowhall) I know of, also does pin spares, that maybe of use to you.

 

Coinection

 

Bit of a pain to download their spares list at over 15MB, but worth it for what bits they do, and they also do general electric / electronic spares too, along with tools etc.

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Nice work there Ron, and will be nice when she's finally sorted out.

 

Not sure if this will be of any help, but a machines spares place in Rotherham (Just up from Meadowhall) I know of, also does pin spares, that maybe of use to you.

 

Coinection

 

Bit of a pain to download their spares list at over 15MB, but worth it for what bits they do, and they also do general electric / electronic spares too, along with tools etc.

Cheers,I will check them out. :D

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looking good there ron

will be looking forweard to a vid of it up and running :D

 

stanmarsh will probberbly need your advice in the near future as i have given him an electro pinball 1965 chicargo coins pirates gold for restoreing :D

That machine sounds like it's going to be fun to sort out. :headache::eek:

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