The Pinball Fix

Strikes and Spares #2

Strikes and Spares #2

Strikes and Spares #2

"Even though it uses chimes, the game plays a theme at start up known in professional horseracing as 'The Call to the post.'"

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As you can see from the pic above, the playfield was horrible. I found another decent one and did a playfield swap. I used this playfield to practice touchups.

Machine Statistics

Production Date: August 1977

Production Run: 12,820 units

Design: Gary Gayton

Artwork: Kevin O'Connor


I haven't had time to create the pages for this machine yet. Below are some pics of my restoration that will have to suffice until I can get the full write up uploaded.

Head Left and Right Before

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The head on this one wasn't as bad as the first Strikes and Spares I did. But the cabinet was way worse.

Cabinet Head White

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Cabinet Front

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The front and sides had a lot of damage that needed to be repaired as evidenced in these pics. When I get the full site up I have pics of the underside where the cabinet had major structural flaws.

Cabinet Side Progression

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I was really pleased with the final result, especially considering how damaged the cabinet was when I started. The one redeeming thing on this machine before the restoration was the backglass.