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Chicago Coin Club right here!


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#551 10 months ago
Quoted from Mopar:

Yes, briefly, but hadn't noticed any in usual places. Nothing under the upper apron either..
Tomorrow I'll check in other places on the cab..

Found this on the serial number site.

"All CDI-Machines, at least from 1966 and upwards, have their number stamped in wood on the front,at the left side beneath the coin-door, and also on the left side of the head. (4 numbers)"

#552 10 months ago
Quoted from DennisDodel:

Found this on the serial number site.

I gave it a better check, and the one with jones plugs, playfield to bottom board,
number is 6806 The one with the white plastic plugins is 7257
I checked the 3rd Hollywood that I have and its number is 6451 and has the jones
plugs on bottom board..
I didn't see a listing on the amount manufactured, but must be between numbers
6806 and 7257 is when they made the switch to the cheaper playfield to bottom
board plastic plugins..
Years back I had a couple other Hollywoods, but can't remember the plugins, but I'd
say chances are the majority have the jones plugs, playfield to bottom board..

#553 10 months ago
Quoted from Mopar:

I gave it a better check, and the one with jones plugs, playfield to bottom board,
number is 6806 The one with the white plastic plugins is 7257
I checked the 3rd Hollywood that I have and its number is 6451 and has the jones
plugs on bottom board..
I didn't see a listing on the amount manufactured, but must be between numbers
6806 and 7257 is when they made the switch to the cheaper playfield to bottom
board plastic plugins..
Years back I had a couple other Hollywoods, but can't remember the plugins, but I'd
say chances are the majority have the jones plugs, playfield to bottom board..

Thanks very much for the info.

#554 10 months ago

I had a Hollywood: plastic molex
2 sound stage machines both molex
Just picked up an olympics last night: Jones plugs

#555 10 months ago

I am rescuing a 1975 Chicago Coin Olympics. I am looking for the outhole switch with the arm. Or just the arm. Hell, I will take something close... It looks like the playfield crashed onto the cabinet, the arm fell off and then got lost. I have tipped the cabinet on both ends and no treasure came out from under the bottom board.

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#556 10 months ago

Helping someone with a top ten, looking for the startup and player advance sequence on CC EMs from this timeframe. Not sure if this is in the manual, can anyone point me to a scan if it is?

Thanks!

#557 10 months ago
Quoted from PinballAir:

I am looking for the outhole switch with the arm.

Last month I went through a Hollywood that was missing the Outhole switch..
I took a regular Gottlieb rollover off a parts playfield, reformed it, and was
able to get it to work..

#558 10 months ago

Mopar,
I made a prototype out of mechanics wire I had in the garage.
I ordered a Gottlieb Out hole sw from pbr and some piano wire as well.
I used the prototype to bend the piano wire to what I needed. I have no idea what the original looked like but my new piano wire arm is working fabulously!
Thanks for your reply

3 weeks later
#559 9 months ago

Here are some pictures of a 1966 Chicago Coin Hula Hula that I picked up recently. It appears to be a very original game, with nice cabinet, trim and backglass. The playfield has some wear but I’m sure it will cleanup nicely.

This game must have been very popular in its day and I can see why. The features are very unique and different than other games of the era. The middle kickout hole rewards either an extra turn or an extra game and is tied into the flash score feature for random selection. The light sequence controlled by a motorized continuous stepper under the playfield is reminiscent of Bally Skyrocket and attracts a ton of attention. All of this topped off by score bells that are some of the loudest I’ve heard. This may have been the only pinball Chicago Coin produced that year but boy did they get it right and really flex their know-how. Additionally, it has a lot of game adjustments that I’m not used to seeing. For example, a simple jumper to set playfield strength (high tap) as well as jumpers to turn on or off the bells/knocker.

This is the first CC in my collection and I’m enjoying working on it to shake off the old cobwebs.
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#560 8 months ago

Picked up a "Jukebox" two days ago. And brother, its a real Fixer-Upper! Have the plywood glued back where it was separating, and now getting ready to sandblast the coin box. Waiting on replacement rubber to arrive. Cleaned half a quart of dried up grease from the score reels! Have yet to go over the Control Units.

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#561 8 months ago
Quoted from MrSparks:

Picked up a "Jukebox" two days ago. And brother, its a real Fixer-Upper! Have the plywood glued back where it was separating, and now getting ready to sandblast the coin box. Waiting on replacement rubber to arrive. Cleaned half a quart of dried up grease from the score reels! Have yet to go over the Control Units.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Yikes! Poor thing needs some loved, was it stored in a barn?!

#562 8 months ago
Quoted from MrSparks:

Picked up a "Jukebox" two days ago. And brother, its a real Fixer-Upper! Have the plywood glued back where it was separating, and now getting ready to sandblast the coin box. Waiting on replacement rubber to arrive. Cleaned half a quart of dried up grease from the score reels! Have yet to go over the Control Units.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

This thing needs its own thread.I’m curious to see the end results.

#563 8 months ago
Quoted from Gotemwill:

extra turn or an extra game

You are lucky to have the extra ball version! They are harder to come by.

#564 8 months ago

Sorry, I did not see the credit window in the BG. That is the standard replay version. I thought you might have add-a-ball version that allows you to stack earned balls.

#565 8 months ago

Right, it’s just a shoot again (extra turn).

Interestingly, the backglass has the “shoot added ball now” printed on it in the lower left corner.

#566 8 months ago

Anyone have a Chicago Coin parts catalog? 1950's-1960's coil N24-700 and 5" yellow score reel numbered 5776. Were these used only on bowling machines?

#567 8 months ago
Quoted from Playdium:

coil N24-700 and 5" yellow score reel numbered 5776.

C.C. pins in the 50s/60s were built like their bowlers. Like Tanks.
I probably have the score reel, and maybe the coil.
Are the Score Reel numbers 1" in height?

#568 8 months ago

Have the top of the playfield stripped prior to cleaning. Judging from the covered areas, this is going to be an intensive scrub job.

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#569 8 months ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Yikes! Poor thing needs some loved, was it stored in a barn?!

I think a barn would have been cleaner! LOL

#570 8 months ago
Quoted from MrSparks:

Judging from the covered areas, this is going to be an intensive scrub job.

There's a variety of methods, but before waxing, Magic Eraser and creamy mechanics hand cleaner has
always done the trick for me..

#571 8 months ago

I got a cherry CCM Official spare-lite bowler and a Twin Rifle(aka 3 fridges stacked together).
I'd appreciate any tips on aligning the guns better. They seem to be fairly inaccurate on mine.

#572 8 months ago
Quoted from Mopar:

There's a variety of methods, but before waxing, Magic Eraser and creamy mechanics hand cleaner

I’ve never heard of the hand cleaner method. What do you use?

#573 8 months ago
Quoted from Gotemwill:

Here are some pictures of a 1966 Chicago Coin Hula Hula that I picked up recently. It appears to be a very original game, with nice cabinet, trim and backglass. The playfield has some wear but I’m sure it will cleanup nicely.
This game must have been very popular in its day and I can see why. The features are very unique and different than other games of the era. The middle kickout hole rewards either an extra turn or an extra game and is tied into the flash score feature for random selection. The light sequence controlled by a motorized continuous stepper under the playfield is reminiscent of Bally Skyrocket and attracts a ton of attention. All of this topped off by score bells that are some of the loudest I’ve heard. This may have been the only pinball Chicago Coin produced that year but boy did they get it right and really flex their know-how. Additionally, it has a lot of game adjustments that I’m not used to seeing. For example, a simple jumper to set playfield strength (high tap) as well as jumpers to turn on or off the bells/knocker.
This is the first CC in my collection and I’m enjoying working on it to shake off the old cobwebs.
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Thanks for posting the vendor's sticker, I lived on 1707 T street for several years after college, a mere 7 blocks from this vendor's establishment... very cool indeed!!!

#574 8 months ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

I’ve never heard of the hand cleaner method. What do you use?

I use the smooth creamy (Not Gritty) mechanics hand cleaner that comes in a small plastic round tub
and the top pops off. Since I was at the auto store anyways, I got a different brand the last time, but
I think it's called DL when I pick it up at Wal-Mart. It's "Not" water base which is what you want. Years
back, an old time collector adviced it and I liked and used it ever since..
Not to get into details, but without the vacuum itself touching the playfield, I first vacuum the area I'm
about to clean, cut about an inch off the M.E. (Magic Eraser) pad, use the hand cleaner as a dip for the M.E.,
and rub it in circles on the playfield. Maybe a soft cloth would be best, but I just use a piece of paper towel
to clean off, and then vacuum the light sockets and rollover opens to suck up any hand cleaner that might
have gotten inside. Once the entire playfield has been cleaned, I apply the wax (Mothers Liquid Cardnoba)..
Small story. A while back, someone dropped off their dirty dead Fun Park. Most dirty playfield I've ever seen.
M.E. wouldn't do it, so I took a chance with Scotch Brite soaked with the hand cleaner, and got 90% of the
filth off without fading any of the art. For me, the hand cleaner is cheap, not water base, and gives positive
results..

#575 8 months ago

mopar thanks for the tips. I’ve cleaned playfields several different ways but it’s always good to try something new to see if one cleaner or method is better than the other. Is this the one you use?

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#576 8 months ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

Is this the one you use?

Yup, that's the stuff I usually get because it's like 2 bucks or less at Wal Mart, but I think
most if not all brands of that type of hand cleaner does "Not" contain water..
To be truthful, I haven't experimented with many other types of cleaners because this one
satisfied me perfect fine. Let us know how you make out with it..
BTW: Juke Box isn't a bad pin. I've had a Sound Stage set up for quite some time.
Last month I went through a couple Hollywoods and I'll be having one of them set up
next to Sound Stage. Hollywood also seems to be a nice simple well liked player.

#577 8 months ago

I have a hollywood (CC) pin and saw a video that show it in sleep mode ( lights randomly flashing) mine does not do this. is there a adjustment for this

#578 8 months ago
Quoted from Donald:

I have a hollywood (CC) pin and saw a video that show it in sleep mode ( lights randomly flashing) mine does not do this. is there a adjustment for this

Are you referring to the backglass? The one you may have looked at could have had flashing bulbs (455’s) installed. Some games had them factory installed.

#579 8 months ago

Working on a 1966 Kicker - sat in a damp basement unused for 20 years - original owners. They had never cleaned the machine. Somebody had tried to fix issues by adding grease to all the moving parts. The legs were rusted out. Lots of cleaning on this one, but overall the functionality of the machine was good. Playfield is beat up, I'm not sure I have the skill to re-paint it.

A number of the bulb holders were bad, replaced those, and also replaced most of the bulbs for LEDs.

Waiting on parts from PBR to finish assembling the pop bumpers and fix the flippers.
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#580 8 months ago

Nice rescue! Do you have the big plastic that goes over the whole middle area?
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#581 8 months ago
Quoted from DanQverymuch:

Nice rescue! Do you have the big plastic that goes over the whole middle area?
https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=1363&picno=54252

Yes I do, all the plastics came with the game and are in good shape.

#582 8 months ago
Quoted from Peruman:

Yes I do, all the plastics came with the game and are in good shape.

I'm oddly relieved! I was worried since one pic had the pops in and the other not, while that plastic was MIA in both.

#583 8 months ago

Lot of CC love lately in this thread. I should get my Top ten out of storage & work on it.

#584 8 months ago

Does anyone have a K-28-1200 they would part with?
PBR says they cannot offer a substitute though the website says they can.

#585 8 months ago

Spent the afternoon rebuilding the pop bumpers and flippers on my Kicker. Plays so much better now. Thanks PBR for having all the parts I needed. I wish the playfield had been in better shape when I got it, but this game is ready to be played!

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#586 8 months ago
Quoted from Mopar:

Yup, that's the stuff I usually get because it's like 2 bucks or less at Wal Mart, but I think
most if not all brands of that type of hand cleaner does "Not" contain water..
To be truthful, I haven't experimented with many other types of cleaners because this one
satisfied me perfect fine. Let us know how you make out with it..
BTW: Juke Box isn't a bad pin. I've had a Sound Stage set up for quite some time.
Last month I went through a couple Hollywoods and I'll be having one of them set up
next to Sound Stage. Hollywood also seems to be a nice simple well liked player.

Hey mopar , sorry I’m so late on this. I’m interested in trying DL hand cleaner with ME on playfields, but the description says: “Helps remove paint, grease, glue, rubber gasket cements, food and grass stains and other stubborn substances.” Have you ever lost paint or artwork when using it on playfields?

#587 8 months ago
Quoted from wolverinetuner:

Have you ever lost paint or artwork when using it on playfields?

No, I never had any problems at all with it..
I wouldn't be surprise if it help remove all that stuff off your hands which it's
actually meant for, but all the playfields remained fine. It just cleaned them
nicely. Just make sure that it's creamy and not the giddy kind..
Since the entire playfield is quite dirty even under the plastics, you can first
try it under a plastic area and you'll find that it cleans nicely. You just want to
maybe shop vac that area first to make certain there's not any type of particles
on it that may scratch the surface.
Some hand cleaner and small pieces of M.E can land in light sockets and rollover
notches, so you'll want to carefully shop vac the area also after it's clean..

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#588 6 months ago

Just picked up a Sky Rider which is destined for friends, but I get to spend some time tweaking, cleaning, fine-tuning. Good learning opportunity.

It’s in pretty good shape, but I’m very sad to find a Williams chime box installed. Not a fan. If it were a Gottlieb chime I’d be fine. So I’m picking up a used CC set as my first major improvement. Came with a schematic. Gonna pick up a manual.

Seems to be a bit of a refugee - German coin slots, nameplate says 240V / 50 Hz.

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#589 6 months ago

I hope to see some of these games at Pintastic New England in June! Obscure games get more Bonus Points!
https://pintasticnewengland.com/gamereg/
.................David Marston

#590 6 months ago
Quoted from dmarston:

I hope to see some of these games at Pintastic New England in June! Obscure games get more Bonus Points!
https://pintasticnewengland.com/gamereg/
.................David Marston

I’m hoping to bring my Kicker.

Alberto

#591 6 months ago
Quoted from dmarston:

I hope to see some of these games at Pintastic New England in June! Obscure games get more Bonus Points!
https://pintasticnewengland.com/gamereg/
.................David Marston

Maybe I'll hang on to Grand Tour till then, only 2 years late to the party.

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#592 6 months ago

Perfect Plus score on my Chicago Coin's 1947 Basketball Champ!

#593 6 months ago

Just picked up a 1955 CC Big League Bullseye pitch and bat machine last weekend . Overall very nice condition but missing both inner and
outer backglass . Does anyone know where I might find a schematic for that game . Looking at older post where ones were mentioned I don`t
see active members .
thanks Scott

#594 6 months ago

This Olympics just showed up on FB Marketplace - too far for me to go get it:

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/511165779582222/

Regards,

Alberto

#595 6 months ago

A shout-out to those sweet Chicago Coin chimes; I picked up a set on ebay and installed them to replace the Williams chimes that Sky Rider came with, and yesterday a Gottlieb chime rebuild kit came in and was installed. Video was pre-rebuild kit (so much cleaner now) but you get the idea.

#596 6 months ago

CCoin "chimes" of the 70s era were for the most part,
just simple doorbell chimes from what i remember.

Correction : Top Ten/Gold Record was first CCoin to use Nutone doorbell chimes in early 1975.
Olympic/Super Star the last to use wood block chime unit.

#597 6 months ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

CCoin "chimes" of the 70s era were for the most part,
just simple doorbell chimes from what i remember.

Yup, even has "NUTONE" marked on it. Makers of doorbells. Pretty irritating.

#598 6 months ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

CCoin "chimes" of the 70s era were for the most part,
just simple doorbell chimes from what i remember.

This is what I picked up. Look like Gottlieb chimes but with a wooden resonator box under each bar; plugged right in and the cabinet was drilled for the mounting. I did not notice any manufacturer marks.

Something different? If not, I guess I like old doorbell chimes....

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#599 6 months ago
Quoted from JudeRussell:

This is what I picked up. Look like Gottlieb chimes but with a wooden resonator box under each bar; plugged right in and the cabinet was drilled for the mounting. I did not notice any manufacturer marks.
Something different? If not, I guess I like old doorbell chimes....[quoted image]

Later ones were doorbell, you have the correct wood box unit.

#600 6 months ago

Three good photos of the NuTone doorbell on Hollywood.

https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=1214

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