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Brobra’s Pinball Adventures

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#2401 55 days ago

My biggest regret now was not taking more pictures back in the day. Course then space was more finite and more expensive. I have pictures of some playfield shots from years ago but none of the cabinets or backglass. Or a combination of something else and lacking another.

My storage organization was lacking too and I think I deleted some folders by accident as well.

Memories are the best things next to pictures. Unfortunately with time those can fade away too. Just have to make more!

#2402 54 days ago
Quoted from EJS:

Memories are the best things next to pictures. Unfortunately with time those can fade away too. Just have to make more!

The theory on memories is every time you touch them, you alter them….eventually, all is distorted

#2403 54 days ago

Making a little more progress; this is work after work stuff for me;

Prepping for the prelim topside, then bite the bullet and dive into the bottom.

polishing the rails. Light sand/ scratch pad with naptha, cleaning vs. removing chrome plate. buff with white compound….give this gal the best smile in her

One day the original pf gets restored; but super happy for products like micro’s here.

So far the prep on the pf, bolt openings, screw holes, mill and post work are nice and tight!
German quality here.

Micropin hooked me up on this one. Danke, Herr

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Here’s ww with the guts hanging out; thanks Hannibal

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#2404 54 days ago

Thanks bud.

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#2405 54 days ago
Quoted from RustyLizard:

Thanks bud.
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I knew about the cabinet differences, but didn't know they also had different backglasses.

#2406 54 days ago
Quoted from roffels:

I knew about the cabinet differences, but didn't know they also had different backglasses.

And plastics

#2407 53 days ago

Too cool!

#2409 53 days ago

The mirroring on around the score cut-outs is stunning; better composition, and that game looks way better in red….

#2410 53 days ago
Quoted from brobra:

The mirroring on around the score cut-outs is stunning; better composition, and that game looks way better in red….

It's odd that they removed the chrome around the score displays but added it around the people.

#2411 52 days ago

Let this stuff wash over poker night.

(Down four bucks with the big boys; mixed loose and tight, doubled up, and reload with double up coupled with folded blinds

You can really tell what’s salvageable and what’s not.

Rust and metal degradation and the lack thereof are amplified after the wash.

Old pop skirts, 1 inch posts, and rusty crap, go into the pile of parts for a desperate moments or chrome glorification.

T nuts in place, plastics arrived… time to hit metal and start posts topside, and then go back to dark and populate the upside down.

Hoping to be ready to go mid next week.
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#2412 49 days ago

Hauling some deliciousness today
Skill roll and one of 10 Tommy prototypes

Also came across more cool stuff to be thinned.

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#2413 49 days ago

Will be shopping the one of 10 Data East Tommy prototypes known to exist. Pm with interest, but no bargain here.

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#2414 49 days ago
Quoted from brobra:

Will be shopping the one of 10 Data East Tommy prototypes known to exist. Pm with interest, but no bargain here.
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What are the differences from production model?

#2415 49 days ago
Quoted from brobra:

Will be shopping the one of 10 Data East Tommy prototypes known to exist. Pm with interest, but no bargain here.
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Can I help you play test it?

#2416 49 days ago
Quoted from RustyLizard:

What are the differences from production model?

Prototype has six pop bumpers instead of three. That's a good start.

LTG : )

#2417 49 days ago
Quoted from LTG:

Prototype has six pop bumpers instead of three. That's a good start.
LTG : )

Also real chimes and a factory shaker.

Also a cool bar on the bottom that was used for the special dolly for moving it around to promos and premiers.
Different ramp configuration.
The ball drops out of the airplane.

All around badass!!!!!

#2418 49 days ago
Quoted from roffels:

Can I help you play test it?

Sure…

#2419 46 days ago

That is some really cool crap you came across!!!

#2420 46 days ago

Do the props spin? I can’t remember.

#2421 44 days ago
Quoted from Jazman:

That is some really cool crap you came across!!!

Thank you

Quoted from EJS:

Do the props spin? I can’t remember.

I’ll have to inspect further. Didn’t notice on play, but tearing the top down to clean.

#2422 44 days ago

Finished getting topside prepped for the harness and components install. Hit all coil sleeves and assemblies.
Bottom will be on within a couple days, then hit plastics, protectors, rubbers, and ramps.

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#2423 41 days ago

Hope to be complete here tomorrow morning

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#2424 41 days ago

That's some work for sure

#2425 41 days ago
Quoted from cavalier88z24:

That's some work for sure

It’s sort of overwhelming nice to be near the end.

#2426 38 days ago

A couple loose screws to tame , then bottom down. Next plastic protectors, ramps, rubbers, plastics, warm comets, 10-20 solder joints, refill, and contour cab puddy, repaint, diags, play test, BOOM.
Apx. 20hours so far, will be 30 end to Enron my fist swap. So far, Marco’s playfield has been pre-drilled and set well. He gave me a too 10 stock of. I’m appreciate that, and will full due craftsmanship.
Still need to clean rebuild flippers hardware.
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#2427 38 days ago

Slammed a shot of the old original… Im sending it to a pro eventually to restore…. Mostl likely shipping to the top dog.

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#2428 38 days ago

You should redo the cabinet - you've come this far.

#2429 35 days ago

Chicago and back over next 30 or so….Pm with hauling needs.
Passed a fellow pinsider; return to battle soldier!”


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#2430 35 days ago

Saw some nice vintage pieces, 30s games from good Chicagoland collector. Had a great talking craft and learning l…

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#2431 35 days ago
Quoted from brobra:

Saw some nice vintage pieces, 30s games from good Chicagoland collector. Had a great talking craft and learning l

Nice!

#2432 34 days ago

Just woke up from a long overdue nap.

Trip recap; 1400 miles; 24 hours road time, end to end 31….mpls, Milwaukee, Chicago, Decatur, IL, Naperville, Hudson, Minneapolis.

Spent about 30 minutes on each stop getting to know fellow collectors, and getting some very nice tours and hospitality.
Saw a Geiger Laretta which is modded theme built on high speeds’ base, a nice ‘62 tbird, tons of signs, man caves, love meters, some fortune tellers (nfs, and sorry no pics allowed), and several great examples of classic games from white waters to the only HEP Alien.

For sale things along the way…pirates LE, big bucks, redemption devices, golden tee home pedestal, cactus canyon se (Nib) to name a few.

Came across a few heavy hitters, and fellow road warriors, who share the same drive and love. Some pictures, some not. I always ask permission for pics and also respect folks privacy, when desired.

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#2433 34 days ago

Prediction, TOP GUN to be a big title.

We need an F14 reboot

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#2434 33 days ago
Quoted from brobra:

Prediction, TOP GUN to be a big title.
We need an F14 reboot

I say just go with a new Top Gun pin (yeah, yeah licensing issues with Tom Cruise). However, I say that not being a big fan of F-14. I think a Top Gun pin would be really really cool.

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#2435 23 days ago

On the home stretch….

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#2436 19 days ago

Plugging St. Paul tap today with a great line up. Put some rounds on Cactus canyon, and imdn premium. imdn premo needs some sling attention. Had an unfair advantage today….

Tonight; add a errant t nut and finish ww PF. Then finish paintjob…

Bonus shot; Brobra with bro at 12 in the 80s….was sponsored by Uni seats for bmx….

Going 80s style, polo collar up….
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#2437 18 days ago

Inbound
Bally playboy
Dirty Harry
Elvis
Pinbot
De Star Wars

Pm with trades, interest.

#2438 18 days ago

Just about there, just need to hookup diverter and lift ramp. Then a nice sanity check underneath, and in the head, before I cautiously attempt boot after major surgery.
I’m cautiously optimistic. One thing is consistent; the last 2% is 20% of the effort.

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#2439 17 days ago
Quoted from brobra:

Just about there, just need to hookup diverter and lift ramp. Then a nice sanity check underneath, and in the head, before I cautiously attempt boot after major surgery.
I’m cautiously optimistic. One thing is consistent; the last 2% is 20% of the effort.
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I'm going to HIGHLY recommend you install Cliffys in the scoops before you even play one test game.

Don't say I didn't warn you.

#2440 17 days ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

I'm going to HIGHLY recommend you install Cliffys in the scoops before you even play one test game.
Don't say I didn't warn you.

Duly warned appreciate it.

#2441 17 days ago

Looking for a wonka CE
White water

#2442 15 days ago
Quoted from brobra:

Inbound
Bally playboy
Dirty Harry
Elvis
Pinbot
De Star Wars
Pm with trades, interest.

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#2443 13 days ago

Running 94 Grand Forks and back down; day trooping bros…

Pm with quick picks….


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#2444 13 days ago

A little filthy but Elvis and Star Wars wolf clean up nicely
All

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#2445 2 days ago

Had a great time at our mini-league finals. Have a good summer boys. Great times.
Looking forward to the fall league. Hope to have my shop/basement decent by then.

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#2446 22 hours ago

Filthy Elvis is getting a solid cleaning.
Rebuilt one flipper to test. Strong as heck now. On to the rest, plus fresh rubbers and chance to remove ramps, plastics, and get to more of the playfield.
Hit the gi with comet warm frosted all the way. Still need to hit inserts. The game is all there except purple/purple white gi circuit. Have to see why that’s blowing.


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