Vintage Drink Machine Repair and Restoration

Paid Advice & Support

About Our Service - New for 2022

When I got my first machine, I had no idea what I was buying but I bought it anyway!  When I got the machine home and had to start working on it, I was lost.   I wished there was someone that I could have called to get some advice.   I would have been glad to pay them for helping.   Now years later, I offer this help to customers.   

I can help with questions about what to buy, where to get help or parts, how does the machine operate, how to fix your machine, what is the value of a machine, or how to do a repair or restoration yourself, and more.   And while I wish I could help everyone at no charge, it is not reasonable to spend time on the phone and email when I could be in the shop restoring.

  • Is the machine worth what they are asking for it?  Is it collectible, valuable, rare, or a dinosaur?
  • Is this machine missing any parts?  Where do I get them?  How Do Install them?   
  • Can you help me fix this machine?   How do I get this machine in working order again?  How do I fix the lights or vending?  How do I set it to free vend? 
  • DIYers:  Should I restore this machine?   What are the steps if I want to do it myself?  
  • What kind of coin mech do I need? 
  • How do install a new cooling system.  (1 hr ) 

What our advice customer are saying:

How Do I Get Started? What are the rates?

  • Rates:  
    • Quick Call /Quick Email Advice $20 – about 10 min.  Please pay for this initial call upfront
    • If more help is needed after the quick call, the rates are $40 per 1/2 hour or $75 per hour 
  • How to get started:
    • Pay for the quick call first, and then call or email me 
    • Pay online below via credit card, or send Venmo to @sodacityrestorations 
    • We consult by phone, email, text, Marco Polo, video chat.   I prefer to get pictures of your machine before we talk.

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A couple of final notes 

First, I do not know everything there is to know about vintage coke machines, I am always learning.  

Second, the advice I give is my best opinion, especially when it comes to value.   If I cant help, I will help you find the help or resources you need.   

Third, I going to be most helpful for machines from 1940’s to 1960s.

And if you are not completely satisfied with the service, I offer a full refund.  

If you are interested in having us repair or restore your machine,
those consultations and quotes are free.