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'77 Fire Queen Club! Making 970 Members Only Jackets!

By gmkalos

6 years ago


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#1 6 years ago

#6005 ~ Hey guys lets see some Fire Queens and be one of the smallest groups in here lol

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#2 6 years ago

Sign me up a a charter member...
Mine was a wedding present from my bride.
I tried to buy it from Clay Harrel when it was being shopped at Flipper City.
There is a very nice one in the Ann Arbor Pinball Museum.

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#3 6 years ago

Sweet, this is the one in the Silverball Museum. I'm pretty sure the BG is a reproduction. 12347992_10208796352130267_6195274548552690118_n (resized).jpg

#4 6 years ago

mine in action taken a few years ago, have since installed pinball rescue plastics and game is in the queue for a cab repaint

strange thing is you couldn't give me a vulcan and had to hunt for about 15 years finding one in australia.

#5 6 years ago

Can I join in your reindeer games?

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#6 6 years ago

I wish. Like many others, the one at Silverball Museum is the machine that stole my heart and hasn't returned in.

Quoted from SirScott:

Can I join in your reindeer games?

Hey now, I don't think that counts if they're going for rarity. (3,575 made)

This guy wanted $500 for a Vulcan and I thought it was a steal based on Fire Queen but the ad stayed up forever. I wonder what the community value difference between these two is? I agree the two player version is cooler. Funny how it (Fire Queen) would have been the cheaper one back in the day, "made for operators with less money to spend".

#7 6 years ago

Hey sir Scott I have a Vulcan with the gladiator on the back glass. I thought the fire queen was the only one with the queen on it. Just curious.

#8 6 years ago
Quoted from SirScott:

Can I join in your reindeer games?

Nope sorry this car is a 2 seater, you'll have to follow us in the minivan lol

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#9 6 years ago
Quoted from gmkalos:

Nope sorry this car is a 2 seater

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#10 6 years ago

some kind of rift in time and space is about to happen lol

#11 6 years ago

Count me in.
I have both, but plan on giving the Pacific Pinball Museum
the Vulcan while I keep the Fire Queen.

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#12 6 years ago

Cool side by side comparisons of Fie Queen ad Vulcan.

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#13 6 years ago

If anybody can spare either of these in any condition please let me know.

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#14 6 years ago

I got a new back glass from Steve at BGRESTO. The original was nice but did have flaking around the score reel windows and a few other places.

#15 6 years ago
Quoted from bob_e:

I got a new back glass from Steve at BGRESTO. The original was nice but did have flaking around the score reel windows and a few other places.

out of interest how long did you have to wait? (been waiting since march for 1 and june for another).

#16 6 years ago

Took me years to join the club, but glad I'm here. Nice flow with tge left alley. I had to pay up for mine and the deal had to take a Vulcan with her! Vulcan had a better coin door and playfield, so was worth it. Wish the glass was better, but I prefer screened glass. Not restored yet, but up and playing for the holidays.

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#17 4 years ago

I had my original FQ backglass framed and put the reproduction in my game.

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#18 4 years ago

I miss my Vulcan. But then, I miss all the games I've sold through the past few years.

#19 4 years ago

I was shocked to see this come up for sale in Phoenix, just 2 hours from me. Couldn't send the Email fast enough.

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#20 4 years ago
Quoted from T-Tommy:

I was shocked to see this come up for sale in Phoenix, just 2 hours from me. Couldn't send the Email fast enough.

I take it you bought it and gave it a good home.

#21 4 years ago

Joined the club a few months back. My first time fixing an EM! Got 'er back up and working. Really gives you a sense of pride you can't get from solid state, doesn't it?

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#22 3 years ago

Got my machine last year. Just finished restoring another machine so I've just started on it.

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Backglass is in great shape, same for the playfield. Needs a good cleaning though. Not sure if I'll clear coat it.

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It's going to need some work, that's for sure.

#23 3 years ago

That is really dirty! You might have noticed you have the wrong Pop bumper body / cap on one of the bumpers!

#24 3 years ago
Quoted from NovaPin:

Got my machine last year. Just finished restoring another machine so I've just started on it.
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Backglass is in great shape, same for the playfield. Needs a good cleaning though. Not sure if I'll clear coat it.
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It's going to need some work, that's for sure.

Welcome to the club. FQ is a great game.
And yes that passive bumper body/cap is wrong.
you should have two red ones, and they both fire when one is tripped.

#25 3 years ago

@stashyboy @bob_e Thanks guys! I'll definitely need to get that replaced. It's got some damaged plastics too, one piece is in two being held by glue. Getting new ones is a low priority though.
I was super excited finding this machine in a garage after receiving a tip. It looks really fun, can't wait to play it.

#26 3 years ago

I've had mine for a few years and have yet to play it. Gonna start. Putting the playfield back and it will be my next gottlieb 2 player to .

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#28 3 years ago

I don't know about jackets, but I think t-shirts would be pretty cool.

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#29 3 years ago

Started cleaning, it's going to be a job

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#30 5 months ago

This Fire Queen seems to have an extra wire on the tilt. Can someone help?

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#31 5 months ago

I hope this helps

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#32 5 months ago

Many thanks. I would have never guessed that.

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#33 3 months ago

Picked one of these up this week. Pics incoming soon.

She needs love. Front cabinet panel was replaced, still needs to be stenciled.

My first EM. I guess the price was right. (free)

#34 3 months ago
Quoted from smalltownguy2:

Picked one of these up this week. Pics incoming soon.
She needs love. Front cabinet panel was replaced, still needs to be stenciled.
My first EM. I guess the price was right. (free)

Can't beat that. This is a fun game. I wish Fire Queen was the 4 player version. I try to only own 4 player EMs, but Vulcan isn't terrible looking. Grab a schematic if you don't have one, yet. They are a life saver on these things.

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#35 3 months ago

Hi all, just joined the club courtesy of this weekend's captains auction. I had previously owned a Vulcan, and playing a fire queen at a recent show brought back how much I enjoyed it.

Road tripping down to pick them up. Yes I got carried away and bought both of them in the auction. The second one to come up in the auction looks to be much nicer, but I didn't want to gamble and miss out so I bought the first at a price I was willing to pay, and when the second was at a price I couldn't resist I hit bid on that too and got it.

After I go through and decide which I want to keep, musical parts possible, the other will be up for sale.

Will post up pics after I get them home and setup.

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