F-14 Tomcat pinball, produced by Williams in 1987.
This pin is in very, very bad condition.
If anyone is looking for a project, I’m providing two purchase options here; as is, or restored to “Collector Quality”
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 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 a micro metallic sky blue, but if your ordering, choose your own color.
The wire ramps in the playfield will be powder coated as well.
The playfield will have to changed to a New after market replacement; as the currant one is beyond repair.
All the electronics will be updated, and many old connectors, and capacitors changed, so the unit is reliable.
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 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.
Due to damage and fading the existing translite, will be replaced.
A new plastic set, and topper domes, as well.
The main board is here, it was just removed for testing.
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 (4), Pop bumper (1), Ball kicker lanes (2), Jagov kicker (kicks ball towards flippers at high speed). Multiball (4 ball), Spinning target (1), Vertical upkicker (1), Left outlane kicker. Three rotating beacon lights on the top of the backbox. Has speech
Production: 14,502 units.
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All pricing is subject to change, due to exchange rate fluctuations.
Call 306-955-6636 to inquire.