Pinball Machine

This section is a build log of the restoration of a recovered 1977 Bally Eight Ball pinball machine.

I acquired the machine in a non-functional state and repaired/upgraded it with some vintage and modern hardware.


Better Photos

I should really buy a flash. I decided to set up the Nikon and take some marginally better photos of…

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The parts I ordered came this week. New rubber pieces. A new lock. More #44 light bulbs. A new ball.…

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Some Details

...just a few interesting details: Here, I took some detail photos to show off some of the design elements of…

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Information about the machine

Interesting facts from the Internet Pinball Database. Manufacturer: Bally Manufacturing Corporation (1931-1983) Project Date: January 17, 1977 Date Of Manufacture:…

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Initial Findings and moving the machine.

Just picked up the 1977 Bally Eight Ball machine yesterday February 21st 2009. Here are the initial observations. This is a…

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