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Skylab

I purchased this at the 1998 Chicago Expo from a booth. It wasn't working, had a terrible backglass and was really in pretty sad shape.  Dave bought an Aztec  and I also bought a 300 from another booth.  No luck at the auction but still a very successful trip I would say.

Steve Engel had a backglass that I bought the next year after I had completely restored the rest of the game. I had to do alot of touch up work on the playfield. I followed Clay's instructions and varathaned the playfield when I was done. The game was missing the center plastic. Someone sent me a laser printed copy on a transparency that I glued to a piece of plastic. It would be very hard to notice if you did not know it was there.

In May of 2003, I put this game for sale on Mr. Pinball.  I had a great response.  A guy named Jerry from Sterling Heights was first to reply.  He stopped by and bought it on the spot.  It turns out that he has the Pat Hand that I sold in about 2000 that is still working trouble free.

 

skylabpf.jpg (51937 bytes) I modified this game slightly:

I wanted to be able to win more than one extra ball for each ball in play via the captive balls. The game is designed so that after you get all of the balls to the lit side and you get the extra ball, the '5 balls in line' relay is 'held'. This makes it so that neither side is lit and you can't win any more extra balls unless you get a 'Spacelab' special but the value for moving a ball to the other side is increased to 1,000 points. All I did to my game is put a piece of a business card between the hold contacts on the '5 balls in line relay'. This makes it so that you can only get 1000 points for moving a ball to the other side if you have the 'SPACELAB' letters all lit, but it flips the lit side for an extra ball immediately to the other side which lets you get more than one extra ball for each ball you play (if you can get all 5 to the other side of course!). --- Comments on this ?

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