Eight Ball Deluxe Pinball produced by Bally in 1981.
Serial Number EED4811
The asking price is based on the pin being refurbished to “Collectors Quality” condition.
The photos in the gallery at present, show the pin in it’s current condition.
Major work that will be done on this unit as follows:
Cabinet will be stripped, and sanded down to wood. All body repairs will be completed, then unit will be primed, and block sanded with 1000 grit.
The base coat will then be applied. Once dry, each secondary color will be applied. I will use a “Pinball Pimp” stencil set. Then, the finished product will receive 4 layers of “acrylic enamel” clear coat; which provides a wet shine look, and really makes the colors pop! It’s also offers fantastic protection against light scratches.
All the cabinet metal will be sandblasted, and powder coated; I’m thinking chrome on this pin, but if your ordering, choose your own color.
The playfield will be stripped bare, and scrapped, as it is done. A new CPR “Silver” rated playfield will be installed. A new playfield plastic set, and all new jewel posts. Almost all parts are changed out to new on a restoration such as this one.
All the electronics will be updated, and many old connectors, and capacitors changed, so the unit is reliable. The lamp driver will be changed to a new Alltek, so it can run the new LED bulbs, without ghosting. I will add my custom remote mounted 3-bridge rectifier board, next to the power supply. In the future, if a bridge fails, this allows for easy replacement, no soldering required.
All playfield metal parts, such as posts, will be polished in a tumbler with a special medium, for over 1 week; end result, they will look new.
All mechanical components will be disassembled, cleaned, and rebuilt to original specifications. The Linear flippers will be changed to the newer style, for snappier action.
The player score displays will be changed to the new LED type, making the high voltage generating circuit obsolete, greatly improving reliability.
All #47 & #555 bulbs will be changed to color matching 2-SMD frosted, high intensity Comet brand. All back box bulbs will usually be cool AKA natural white. Likewise, most all playfield General Illumination (GI) will also be Cool White. Unlike Warm White, which has a red hue, cool white is pure white, and will illuminate the playfield much better.
A new sheet of tempered playfield glass will be installed.
The current backglass rates a 9.5 and will remain, but it will be cleaned, and sealed with 4 passes of acrylic enamel clear coat to prevent any future degradation
Basically, everything you read about under “The Restoration Process”, which is broken into 3 parts (Board Sets-Playfield-Cabinet) will be done to this pin.
Notable Features: Flippers (3), Pop bumpers (3), Kick-out hole (1), 7-bank drop targets (1), 4-in-line drop targets, Stand-alone drop target (1). Backbox hinges downward.
This original version EBD differs from the later Bally/Midway version as follows:
1) Apron (cardholder) is yellow/white, not black.
2) Front of cabinet has same art theme as sides, not solid black.
3) Backbox has white wood frame around backglass.
4) Playfield lamps are individual light sockets and not mounted on PCB boards.
5) Backglass is not hinged and lifts completely out of backbox.
Production: 8,250 units
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All pricing is subject to change, due to exchange rate fluctuations.
Call 306-955-6636 to inquire.