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EM : Show us your EM Pinball Machines!


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6 years ago



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#6851 3 years ago

I have a drop a card and the Playfield Plastics are original and they are yellowed I'm going to try to put these leds under them if it worked like it did on my pro football which were also yellowed it will brighten them almost like new. With today's technology there is a place for LEDs on these old machines

#6852 3 years ago

LEDs on left not on right

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#6853 3 years ago

I have been really happy with all the LED's I've gotten from Nifty LED. I tried some other brand off of ebay and they were crap. Nifty has a solid product. Be careful when you order and make sure you understand what you have ordered. I recently ordered some non-ghosting warm LED's to give my playfield a more softer look. Turns out these don't fit in the holes of the playfield. I would have to drill the holes out....well, that's not going to happen. I contacted Nifty and they told me that the ones I ordered are for the inserts. They offered to exchange them for me, but I declined and put them in another machine. They then gave me Free shipping on my next order, so I ordered the Retro LED's. Great customer service and they responded to my emails quickly. NO I don't work for Nifty LED, I just appreciate good customer service.

#6854 3 years ago

I order frosted white warm in color from cointaker as I just posted on a different post I had a couple broken Playfield Plastics on my pro football that I couldn't get repos so I made some protective covers out of lexan I liked it so much I made a cover for every plastic piece on my pro football I plan on doing that on my other four games it will take time but a piece here and a piece there these LED lights will give off enough light to get through the Playfield plastic and the lexan and brighten the game up

#6855 3 years ago

I had a couple Ems come my way with LEDs installed. I was so excited...to take them out.

#6856 3 years ago

Like I said to each his own.

#6857 3 years ago

LEDs probably look best on EMs with long flippers and lots of drop targets.

#6858 3 years ago

I have used leds behind a BGResto glass. I think that they are kinda needed due to the density of the color film used. Tried them for Top Score in various other locations, but there were some ghosting issues so I went back to 47 bulbs. I prefer the incandescent look, anyway.

#6859 3 years ago
Quoted from D-Gottlieb:

I went back to 47 bulbs.

47s? Most of the EMs I've ever owned came with 44s. 47s are not bright enough for GI or inserts on the playfield. I have put some behind the backglass on games with some paint loss there though.

#6860 3 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

47s? Most of the EMs I've ever owned came with 44s. 47s are not bright enough for GI or inserts on the playfield. I have put some behind the backglass on games with some paint loss there.

I agree I use 44's
in home you will never have the game on long enough to have any heat damage. the brighter bulb is the way to go
if the bg has lifting once sealed the extra heat shouldn't be a factor

#6861 3 years ago

I had tried 47s in some games, but they just didn't cut it especially in machines with limited amount of GI bulbs. Under rollover buttons I could hardly tell they were lit.

#6862 3 years ago

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#6863 3 years ago

Whoa you have an early production Atlantis with the half circle replay? Sweet.

#6864 3 years ago

I all #47 everything. Obviously it's fact they're less bright than #44's but I never noticed an issue. Very close in my opinion and more protective, especially since I have all of my games on at the same time sometimes for a long time. To each their own!

Edit: Also, the difference is amazing. I can tell when I go to remove a bulb with the game on after it's been on for a little if it's a #44 or a #47. #44s are OUCH.

#6865 3 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Without hitting the drop target on either how do you collect the special?

Wow.... I think I've owned both Heat Wave and Teacher's Pet before you did so of course I know you have to hit the drop target to collect the special.

I also know the 60's William's games are fundamentally different from drop target bank games that Gottlieb produced. That was the point I was trying to make, sorry I didn't parse that out to your satisfaction. Geesh, didn't realize you invented pinball.

#6866 3 years ago

This is my favorite pinball art I think. Two guys getting together, from different backgrounds, sharing some peace.

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#6867 3 years ago
Quoted from presqueisle:

This is my favorite pinball art I think. Two guys getting together, from different backgrounds, sharing some peace.

Ahh yes, just like above.

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Blue post spotted! *eye twitch*

That has some really great art.

#6868 3 years ago

Yes, thank you. One heck of a fun game, too!

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#6869 3 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

47s? Most of the EMs I've ever owned came with 44s. 47s are not bright enough for GI or inserts on the playfield. I have put some behind the backglass on games with some paint loss there though.

That is correct, but for me 47s do not seem that much dimmer and do run cooler.

#6870 3 years ago

Picked up a Jacks Open a few weeks ago. A few inserts need leveled, but it's in pretty nice shape. Not as nice as the one "EMsinKC" has though!! Play meter says 26k+, but who knows... Giving it a thorough cleaning/wax, new rubber, some new mylar trim platters, tweak a few things and put her back together.

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#6871 3 years ago

very nice.... there has been a few in the last few months show up here looking that nice. the best 3" card game imo.
they made three flavors of this one, composite pf, grooved shooter lane and metal shooter lane. not sure in what order they were produced.
i'll email you about the sing along

#6872 3 years ago

Looks like a low played beauty to me. Send some cabinet pictures please.

#6873 3 years ago

Sure! Here's a few. One scratch on the left cab by his crown, about 6" long. Otherwise, just needs cleaned. Some fading in the backglass letters (red). I haven't seen a 'Shipment' block of wood before. Found an NOS glass that's really nice...

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#6874 3 years ago

My Top Score has one of those blocks. Sometimes the operators don't pull them, I guess.

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#6875 3 years ago

How about one of these ? Found this in the original envelope for a Hearts and Spades I got recently....

I like the misspelling too. Note that the grease pencil is red.

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#6876 3 years ago
Quoted from NoQuarters:

How about one of these ? Found this in the original envelope for a Hearts and Spades I got recently....
I like the misspelling too. Note that the grease pencil is red.

That is effin' cool.

#6877 3 years ago
Quoted from hoov:

I like the "Warning This Machine Is Protected By Burglar Alarm" sticker on the apron.

I'd love to know the story behind those stickers. My Quick Draw has one.

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#6878 3 years ago

The EM lineup minus Williams Top Hand that is not working right now. These could all use some cosmetic work but it's more fun to play them!

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#6879 3 years ago
Quoted from presqueisle:

This is my favorite pinball art I think. Two guys getting together, from different backgrounds, sharing some peace.

Back glass on Wagon Train pretty sweet too.

#6880 3 years ago
Quoted from Otaku:

Blue post spotted! *eye twitch*

Thanks! Color blindness strikes again. I have to look very close to catch those. Appreciate it.

#6881 3 years ago

jeffk - That's a nice EM lineup. Look like fun players. Good variety there. Surf and Turf.

#6882 3 years ago
Quoted from presqueisle:

Thanks! Color blindness strikes again. I have to look very close to catch those. Appreciate it.

I have one to correct it if you want it

#6883 3 years ago

Hey thanks Dave, I did have one in the back that I had switched around. Fixed now.

For some reason I can't load pics now??? Anyone else?

#6884 3 years ago

This one lives in the garage because the game room is full. Not a great game but a good game and really fun to play...in my opinion.

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#6885 3 years ago
Quoted from bicyclenut:

This one lives in the garage because the game room is full. Not a great game but a good game and really fun to play...in my opinion.

if I am allowed to have an opinion, I think ship ahoy is the better player of the two. I had both at one time. I really liked the game play on both but the aab was just a little better. hard game to find with a good bg.

#6886 3 years ago

I have only played Ships Ahoy a few times. You don't see many of them out this way, and I would have to agree with you.

#6887 3 years ago

I'll go the other way ... I've played both and much prefer buc - guess I'm just not an aab guy
To each their own!
Cheers, Ron

#6888 3 years ago

Last night I was just thinking over my machines and just really thought about how nice my Spin-A-Card is. It needs a light cleaning and new pop bumpers and I need to strip the paint off of the coin door bar, but other that it is a museum quality machine all around with no doubt in my mind. So that night (pretty late) I went down and just looked it over and admired it. Sometimes it is nice to take a step back from thinking of what is next and admiring what you already have.

The next morning I grabbed these pictures and just today I saw the score motor was missing a spacer just like I went through on my Domino (twice), so I fixed that up and it got the spinner working for the first time in my ownership. It was too late to play it though at that point, but very exciting! Definitely tomorrow...

I almost forgot how nice this thing was, it doesn't get much better than this. Even the cabinet paint is great all around. I definitely have a newfound proud feeling in owning this machine, more than before.

Pictures don't do it justice, especially before cleaning. Such a great looking machine.

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#6889 3 years ago

Mata Hari EM
170 made

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#6890 3 years ago

TKO one of less than 125 and last wedgehead made

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#6891 3 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

TKO one of less than 125 and last wedgehead made

Nice lineup there!

#6892 3 years ago
Quoted from pinaholic:

Mata Hari EM
170 made

You are a very lucky man!

Yves

#6893 3 years ago
Quoted from Otaku:

how nice my Spin-A-Card is.

That is a beautiful machine. Always loved the artwork on this game and the spinner flashing the lights on the back glass is very cool.

#6894 3 years ago

I really love this game. I put orange dot flipper coils in and it made this game play so much better. I also moved the flipper stop to its max position so there is a little more throw on the flipper. Great game.

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#6895 3 years ago

ACD is a keeper for sure. I've thought about changing to orange dot coils, so good to hear it has enhanced it for you.

#6896 3 years ago
Quoted from jeffk:

The EM lineup minus Williams Top Hand that is not working right now. These could all use some cosmetic work but it's more fun to play them!

To have a collection like yours in working order is worth a Kings ransom!I would play them too and put off cosmetics that didn't improve gameplay.

#6897 3 years ago
Quoted from NoQuarters:

How about one of these ? Found this in the original envelope for a Hearts and Spades I got recently....
I like the misspelling too. Note that the grease pencil is red.

This is new to me. I've never seen this or knew these to exist. Way cool, spelling error notwithstanding.

#6898 3 years ago

Williams Satellite. One of ? made?

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#6899 3 years ago

Picked this Argosy up a few weeks ago. Been trying to get it going ever since, with the help of some great pinsiders Rolf and Pin-It. Got a long bloggish style post over here if you feel like helping as well
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/game-start-up-help-no-scoring-or-flippers
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I'll get some better ones of it actually setup tonight!

#6900 3 years ago
Quoted from bicyclenut:

I really love this game. I put orange dot flipper coils in and it made this game play so much better. I also moved the flipper stop to its max position so there is a little more throw on the flipper. Great game.

I haven't considered that yet. Mine are pretty strong, but the flipper angle makes hitting that center target a challenge at times.

I found on mine it was too easy on three balls. Moving it to five balls made it a much tougher player.

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