Time Zone (1972)

Found this Time Zone pinball machine in North Delta in BC. Yet another person selling their house and not wanting to move the pinball machine.

This machine is in fair shape. It is complete with no broken plastics. Backglass has a few minor scuffs. Cabinet is in pretty good shape. The playfield has a few minor warn spots but I’m going to leave it for now.

The big issue with this machine was the mechanics. All the steppers were gummy and need to be cleaned. There was some minor corrosion dust over all the metal under the playfield. Player two score reels didn’t work when I picked it up (they work now). It took a few hours of cleaning and tweaking to get this running 100%, but nothing major. Just some labour.

I really like Time Zone. It isn’t a complex game but the time tunnel is just cool. I also like the pop-up between the flippers and the two gates on the right size. It’s just a fun machine.

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