I figured with all the different things I've done to my EATPM over the last few months I should probably put it down on 'paper'. If anyone is looking for things to occupy their time and mod their EATPM I present you Elvira.
I should have taken more pics, but I have a folder full of snaps to work with.
Original machine was in decent shape. EATPM is a 1989 Williams System 11C machine that I bought off an operator* back in the early 90's for $1000. I've owned it since.
* Operator was a guy I met a few times in my earlier days of hunting pins. He was an operator down near the Fall River area of MA if memory serves. His name was Bill and he part timed as an auctioneer. I set up this deal when we chatted after he ran the auction at Salisbury Beach in MA as one of the last great arcades there was closing up shop.
I bought a Japanese Pachislo machine at that action and my buddy bought a couple SkeeBall machines. EATPM was in his shop and when I bought it, it had the usual recently routed problems, hacked GI strings, tons of bulbs out, a bad switch here and there and crappy almost dead flippers.
$1000 back then was a LOT to pay for a routed pin, but she was so young and pretty I had to take her home.
Post edited by Patofnaud : added some history on the purchase of the machine.