Fire pinball, produced by Williams in 1987.
Can you put out the Chicago fire?
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 a micro metallic orange, but if your ordering, choose your own color.
I also want to powder coat the wire ramps in the playfield to make them stand out!
The playfield will be stripped bare, and swapped with a new CPR Gold.
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 plastic set will be installed.
A new sheet of tempered playfield glass will be installed.
Due to color pigment fading, the existing translite, will be replaced.
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 (2), Slingshots (4), Standup targets (15), Moving ramps (3), Horseshoe lanes (2), Plunger skill shot. No pop bumpers. Has speech. Rotating color cylinder under playfield simulates building on fire. The player must quickly “put out fires” when they appear in various places on the playfield, by either completing a bank of targets or making a lit shot. These objectives award points increased by the “Fire Multiplier” as displayed in the upper playfield inserts indicating 10x-7x-5x-3x-2x. Each ball in play starts with this multiplier at its highest value of 10x and counts downward each time a fire is not put out within a timed interval. Each end of a large horseshoe lane is protected by ramps that raise and lower. When lowered, they deliver the ball to ball locks. Upper playfield has a ramp that raises and lowers during play, allowing a ball to enter an elevated opening for multiball. A small horseshoe lane above this ramp advances bonus multipliers 2x-3x-4x-5x-10x which display in the storefront windows in the lower playfield. Top of backbox has a ringing bell. The first and second player score displays are alphanumeric and the third and fourth player displays are numeric-only.
Production: 7,700 units
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All pricing is subject to change, due to exchange rate fluctuations.
Call 306-955-6636 to inquire.