My wife bought me a 4-Player Playmatic SpeakEasy EM http://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=2269
for $150 from a local guy who did not have time to fix it as my 1st pinball machine. I was going to start a thread for my repairs, but let me know if it would be better on another forum. Anyway it had problems ejecting the ball because of loose screws and rails that should have been over some tabs were under instead and they were blocking it. So after fixing that and installing a $30 bag of rubber rings it is playable and everything seems to work except for a few lights. Playfield is in good condition as far as I can tell, but the backbox and glass are in bad shape.
The power plug is wrapped in black tape. Pulling that off, it is because the white plastic plug is cracked all the way through along one of the prongs. I was going to cut it off and put a basic new plug from Ace hardware, but this looks like the original to me. I cant find much information about this machine. Is there enough value to this machine to try and salvage this plug and any other parts I'd normally just cut and replace? I has going to drill out the lock on the backbox (coin door lock is already missing), but maybe I should learn to pick it instead. That's the type of stuff going through my brain.
So is this a type of machine I should do a careful restore with the prospect of reselling, or the type no one cares about and just be as careful as I want to be for the learning experience?