Monthly Archive: September 2009

Sep 19 2009

Playfield Restoration

I took the playfield apart layer by layer.  It was very tedious and I was scared to death of forgetting how it goes back together… so I took a boatload of pics along the way. Each part was lovingly hand-polished with Novus plastic polish.  All rusty or scratched nuts and bolts were replaced, and the …

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Sep 18 2009

The condition of my new acquisition.

The machine was in what I would describe as good+ condition.  The great news is that most of the issues seemed to be cosmetic. The game was playable, but mechanically there were a few issues – a pop bumper or two was non responsive, the sound was badly garbled, and a few segments in the VFD …

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Sep 01 2009

Thus beginneth my next obsession.

I am Dave Santoro.  This site has been created to document the restoration project for my 1987 Williams Space Station Pinball Machine. I had always wanted a pinball machine, mainly for the sentimental fun of playing it, but also for the technical challenge of restoring it.  I had always assumed that acquiring a good condition …

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