He paid a small fortune for it, but fortunately his wife is pretty
gullible and he managed to get her to believe a number less than half of what he spent.
I have to admit that for a complete butcher he has managed to do a pretty good job
restoring this game. I even learned a few things from him. He polished up the
chrome parts on a buffing wheel and it is so bright it almost hurts your eyes. I
have added a polisher to my tool room and it is now part of my standard rebuild procedure.
It is amazing what a difference the polished chrome makes.
He has two problems that he can't quite get fixed. The worst one that effects the
game play is the pop bumpers. He has rebuilt them completely, but they still pretty
much suck. The other problem is that the GI lights are always burning up. He
is too cheap to replace the transformer, so he replaces light bulbs every other day
instead. (like I said - he is not the brightest bulb)
The saddest part of this whole story is that after all of his hard work, he is not
allowed to keep the game. His wife has threatened to cut him off if he doesn't get
rid of it soon. He told me since he needs to have something to look
forward to on his birthday and Christmas (if a diamond is involved too),
he is going to knuckle under and sell the machine. Anyone who knows
Kurt knows who wears the pants in that house. He will cave. It will be a very sad day.