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Bought a Gottlieb surfer today


By Raff

4 years ago



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#1 4 years ago

what a great machine i have been waiting years to find one of this image.jpgimage.jpg

#2 4 years ago

Congrats Raff the surfing/seaside games always seem to have a great aura. Is the machine fully operational?

#3 4 years ago

Nice. Congrats. This one was always one of my favorite em's from back in the day. Fond memories of this machine.

#4 4 years ago

This game has many different goals and ways to score which is always a favorite feature of mine on EMs.

#5 4 years ago

Congratulations! I'm only slightly jealous! Ok that's a lie. I'm really jealous.

#6 4 years ago

its missing the chime unit ,if any one can help where i can get one that would be great,other little things are the right flipper is getting stuck a few dim lights thats it ,in really good working order

#7 4 years ago

cool game, have the surf champ but would love a surfer

the schematic is for a surf champ but this might be nice to have as a backup

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#8 4 years ago
Quoted from Raff:

its missing the chime unit ,if any one can help where i can get one that would be great,other little things are the right flipper is getting stuck a few dim lights thats it ,in really good working order

I think I remember someone was making aftermarket chime units in Europe a few years ago. Heard most games 'over the pond' came without chime units, or were removed to make the games less noisy. Don't have the link handy, others have said they were not as melodic as Gottlieb units.

#9 4 years ago

Neat machine! As far as chime unit they can normally be found on eBay but otherwise I have not seen one under about $100 in the past two or three years. On eBay they tend to bring $45 to $75 and sell just about as quickly as they are listed.

If you are not in a rush sometimes one will slip through under $50 but it doesn't happen ofter! If you are going to try the eBay route check often - once listed they are normally sold with in a few hours if they have a buy-it-now on them.

Gottlieb has the nicest sounding chime unit of any EM machine as far as I can tell. I guess that is part of the reason they bring more money than William's or Bally units.

#10 4 years ago

i found a company in Germany that makes them its at www.chimeunit.com (thanks swinks)
i will post more pics later of the inside cabinet, and inside the back box

#11 4 years ago

that is a great option for people buying WNBJM

#12 4 years ago

Pinjunk who is a great seller and will ship to Australia has one for sale

ebay.com link » Gottlieb Em Pinball Machine Chime Unit Chime Assembly Gottlieb Bronco

#13 4 years ago

my apologies for the copyright infringement

#14 4 years ago

Im thinking of building my own chime unit
I was in the metal frabaction bussines it shouldnt be too hard
I have to weigh up the cost if i do build it
I will post pics of it

#15 4 years ago
Quoted from Raff:

Im thinking of building my own chime unit
I was in the metal frabaction bussines it shouldnt be too hard
I have to weigh up the cost if i do build it
I will post pics of it

cost with free freight was

$99 Euro
or
$107 USD
or
$140 AUD

almost not worth it when he has perfected the sound

#16 4 years ago

yea your right, I sent them my order now its just wait

#17 4 years ago

I need a part number for the flipper return spring the right one is no good

#18 4 years ago

Just go to the PBR website

#19 4 years ago

thanks found them

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