When I did meet him up, he fired up the machine with a generator in his storage unit. All the major stuff worked, it just needed a little TLC. So, I ordered a bunch of parts and last weekend, knowing very little about pinball, I stripped all of the plastics from the machine, cleaned them, cleaned the playfield and waxed it, then proceeding to replacing every single lightbulb in the machine with new, LED's that will (mostly) never go out and will reduce heat on the machine.
I gained new respect for the techs in the 90's that did this for a living. The overall project took an entire Saturday but the result is pretty awesome, in a nerdy way. :)
(Literally. As far as I know, only one pinball manufacturer remains in business today.