UPDATE: I visited Disneyland yesterday and I ran into Dave who is an Arcade Maintenance Engineer, he was working on Shrunken Ned in Adventureland, I figure he of all people would know what happened to Fortune Red. He told me not only is he alive and well, that he was refurbished at the same time that they did the Pieces of Eight and that he was given a paint job and new clothing! He confirmed that Fortune Red was slated to be returned to the Pieces of Eight from the beginning but the designers did not allocate a spot to put him in the refurb.. he said that he is sitting in storage inside Disneyland somewhere and that many of the engineers were disappointed that he was left out of the plans. He told me to go into City Hall and leave a comment that Fortune Red should be returned and it could possibly help.. so I pass this information along to you if you choose to help...
You can write to:
P.O. Box 3232
Anaheim, CA 92803
or go to www.disneyland.com and click on the "contact us" link