For Sale: Bally Mariner – 1971
I’m reluctantly putting my Mariner up for sale.
A 4 player EM made by Bally in late 1971. The machine has been fully serviced (link included below to my repair/service thread). The game is in full working condition and has been set to free play. I’ve included photos below and more can be found in my service thread. I can also provide more if required, just ask.
Included in the sale is a copy of the schematics, purchased from Pinball resource.
Inspection is certainly welcomed. The game is located in Berwick, Victoria.
For more general information on the machine, have a look at the entry on IPDB: http://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=1546
Price is $1350.
The work on my Bally Mariner is coming to a end. Since my last update, I’ve had the chance to play quite a few games on it and the machine has been holding up really well. Mariner has been very reliable and no issues have come up. There are just a few last things to do and then I’m done. First item on the agenda for this update is sorting out the relay coil for the up post. This one spends a lot of its time energised and as such was showing strong signs of stress. A new coil was purchased to replace it.
It’s been awhile since my last update on the progress with the Mariner. Thanks mainly to my skate ramp project which took over my Christmas and New Years holiday time. With the ramp mostly done, it was time to get back to working on this machine and edge it closer to completion. For this update I wanted to look at the pricing plates on the coin door.
With all the globes on the playfield replaced in a previous update, it was time to give the same treatment to the headbox globes. While most were still working (these will be put aside as spares), I like to swap all the globes over when I get a machine. Maybe a bit of overkill, but I at least then know how old they are. Same goes for the rubbers, ball and batteries (not required here obviously). First step was to get the backglass out. Inside the top panel of the headbox are two metal leavers which you pull out – this then allows the backglass to be lifted.
Following on from my previous update, it’s now time to get everything else back onto the playfield. The plastics are being cleaned and polished as I go. I started out with the sling shots and then began moving up the playfield. As part of the first pass I also reinstalled some of the clean plastic pieces towards the top of the playfield, along with the plastic around the bonus kicker. All new rubber is going on, along with new white star posts.