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EM : Show us your EM Pinball Machines!


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#7501 3 years ago
Quoted from DCRand:

Question re Big Hit. Found one here and they are asking $300. It's a big project, cabinet paint very rough, and multiple electrical problems, but playfield and back glass are pretty good. I just don't think worth $300. Any input?

Who cares about the cabinet? It's a single player Wedgehead so it's easy to troubleshoot & maintain. Grab it! Love mine

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#7502 3 years ago
Quoted from DCRand:

Question re Big Hit. Found one here and they are asking $300. It's a big project, cabinet paint very rough, and multiple electrical problems, but playfield and back glass are pretty good. I just don't think worth $300. Any input?

Offer 200 & go from there.

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#7503 3 years ago

almost finished with this one. can't wait to slide it into the line up.

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#7504 3 years ago

Looks great. Sniff, I'm going to miss mine. It's headed to Ca.

#7505 3 years ago

Wow Boilerman.... Did you clearcoat that playfield or just a champ with the wax?

#7506 3 years ago

Love me some Majorettes. Nice work.

#7507 3 years ago

Had a string of great games on this one yesterday. Realized my double bonus was never working so I had to re-calculate my high score (second and third picture) due to lighting a huge double bonus on the last ball - then opened it up and fixed it!

This game is a ton of fun and those DC pop bumpers and kickers (and the flippers seem to be modded with DC) really make this a fast game. Can't believe this game takes flak sometimes. What a player. Can't go wrong with 4 drop targets spaced out from each other, you have to drop all of them to climb up the ladder, 4 times to light the special and each time increases the score of the top kickout hole - what a fun objective.

Multiplayers are underrated. I played this one for 2 hours or so yesterday while the wedgeheads sat untouched for a little. (I love them a lot too, but come on people) At the same time, I'm really thankful for this as I always get these for <$200 or <$100 but still provides hours of really solid genuine entertainment, man this game is fun. Crazy.

1977 Williams Liberty Bell, really nice shape:

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#7508 3 years ago

This week I've been spending a lot of my mornings on my 1955 Gottlieb Southern Belle, sometimes just going down and playing it for an hour and coming up without playing anything else. It sure has been getting a workout. Lots of repeated plays, and I mean like instant. Addictive! Man this game is FUN. I love a good challenge, and this is a real "nudger". I love it. I wasn't going to bring it down to my basement gameroom and was going to try and find another spot for it because I thought it would look way too out of place but I found an amazing spot for it and it fits right in and looks perfect to the right of my 1962 Williams Vagabond. Definitely glad I brought it down.

(Forgot the key for Vagabond at my house in PA, hence the darkness)
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#7509 3 years ago

Double trouble, these are my pride and joy (among others, lol):

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A great bunch:
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Let's not forget the wedgeheads:
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Speaking of pride and joys:
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No 5?
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Deciding to do a restoration on a very worthy and little seen title after finally finding a better backglass on Craigslist of all places:
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A messy row, to be adjusted (Gottlieb Out Of Sight needed a spot):
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#7510 3 years ago
Quoted from Chum43:

Wow Boilerman.... Did you clearcoat that playfield or just a champ with the wax?

NO clear coat
i use a secret product.

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#7511 3 years ago

I've played liberty bell a bit at St. Peter's village arcade and thinks it's fun too. I love ripping spinners and it has two really easy Spinners.

#7512 3 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

almost finished with this one. can't wait to slide it into the line up.

That is fantastic looking. Never had a chance to play Majorettes, but it looks like fun.

#7513 3 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

NO clear coat
i use a secret product.

Too funny... Im so ripping off that sign to hang in my kids room. He probably won't get it

#7514 3 years ago

Merry Christmas pinballers.yes, he's making me play the genie tonight.

#7515 3 years ago

Ya,I told him I'm going to model the black rose pinball too,you boys stay tuned, because the only thing I'm going to wear is an eye patch.Rrrrrr.matey!!

#7516 3 years ago

Wrong thread?

<looks for heart pills>

#7517 3 years ago
Quoted from presqueisle:

<looks for heart pills>

Shit, wrong ones!

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#7518 3 years ago

That's very realistic!

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#7519 3 years ago

Completed a full resto on a GTB World Fair. On this occasion even touchup of bg went pretty well. Overall machine came up quite nice & plays beautifully. My thks to Dirt Flipper for assistance in resolving an issue with score motor not completing revolution to enable operation of replay button-turned out to be a mal adjusted 1C score motor run out switch.

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#7520 3 years ago

World Fair has one of my favorite BG artwork
attributed to Parker,
but i sometimes wonder if he had help from others.
Especially the dancing girls!

#7521 3 years ago
Quoted from wayner:

Completed a full resto on a GTB World Fair. On this occasion even touchup of bg went pretty well. Overall machine came up quite nice & plays beautifully. My thks to Dirt Flipper for assistance in resolving an issue with score motor not completing revolution to enable operation of replay button-turned out to be a mal adjusted 1C score motor run out switch.

Great looking World Fair Wayne. Haven't owned one but have always been on the lookout for it.

#7522 3 years ago
Quoted from wayner:

My thks to Dirt Flipper for assistance in resolving an issue with score motor not completing revolution to enable operation of replay button-turned out to be a mal adjusted 1C score motor run out switch.

Hey, where is Dirtflipper anyway? Is he OK - I have not seen him on pinside in ages.

#7523 3 years ago

Nice work on the World Fair! The playfield looks terrific, did it have much wear or require much touch-up work during the restoration?

#7524 3 years ago

World Fair really implements its theme well, with the bumpers set as ferris wheel cars going round and round on the pf. Great looking game!

#7525 3 years ago

Beautiful restoration Wayne

Love the polished brass score motor!

#7526 3 years ago

Thks for the kind comments re World Fair.

Quoted from bek1966:

Nice work on the World Fair! The playfield looks terrific, did it have much wear or require much touch-up work during the restoration?

The pf required minor touch up only. there was some blue 'overscreen' adjacent to the lower outlane which cleaned up ok; some touchup needed under the mylar protectors on the the top pops; & the inner timber shooter lane guide was split badly at the top but able to repair it ok.

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Quoted from Shapeshifter:

Beautiful restoration Wayne
Love the polished brass score motor!

Simon as a matter of course on restos now I disassemble the score motor principally to lubricate the 'hidden' upper lube point which under normal circumstances would never be serviced. Disassembly makes cleaning/polishing the cam pretty straight forward. Unless needed I do not remove all switches but working carefully I have found the cam & upper body can be removed from the motor.

Quoted from dasvis:

Hey, where is Dirtflipper anyway? Is he OK - I have not seen him on pinside in ages.

All ok I believe. From my perspective DF is certainly a giant of our hobby.

#7527 3 years ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

That's very realistic!

......Charlie Sheen, or the "real girl doll" ????

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#7528 3 years ago

Picked up a non working GTB Volley last weekend- 11 hour round trip. Pf pretty good; bg some paint deadspots but should repair ok; cabinet 'heavily nicotined' (krud kutter to the rescue); and cab particularly light box will need quite a bit of repair. The neck is one of the worst repairs to the front plate I have seen & white legs!!

Managed to get the machine working after about 30 mins. Discovered the reset lever on the bcu was overtightened preventing the bcu progressing to ball 1 through the trough switch; a stuck lower outlane 5000 switch & a maladjusted 1000s 9 pos switch preventing increment of 10000 reel.

Now in the resto queue.

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#7529 3 years ago

Love the artwork on the Volley, very colorful and eye catching.

#7530 3 years ago
Quoted from electricsquirrel:

......Charlie Sheen, or the "real girl doll" ????

The doll of course!

#7531 3 years ago
Quoted from Matesamo:

Love the artwork on the Volley, very colorful and eye catching.

The 'Battle of the sexes'. King vs Riggs She put a whoopin' on him

#7532 3 years ago
Quoted from wayner:

Completed a full resto on a GTB World Fair. On this occasion even touchup of bg went pretty well. Overall machine came up quite nice & plays beautifully. My thks to Dirt Flipper for assistance in resolving an issue with score motor not completing revolution to enable operation of replay button-turned out to be a mal adjusted 1C score motor run out switch.

Looks absolutely fantastic Wayne. What a great title, too. I've always wanted one. One day I'll splurge, but until then I'm content with just seeing pictures.

#7533 3 years ago

Yikes on the nicotine stains!

Everything looks like it will clean up nicely though.

#7534 3 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

almost finished with this one. can't wait to slide it into the line up.

That Majorettes sure is a real beauty Dave, let me know if it ever needs a new home. I haven't had time to get you off an email - here's a pic including the Target Pool. Thanks again for everything on Saturday, I will drop you a line tonight or next!

Tod.

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#7535 3 years ago

Here is second pinball painting that my wife just finished. Close-up of my 1964 Heat Wave. I think it turned out nice, particularly the reflection on the ball:

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#7536 3 years ago
Quoted from heatwave:

Here is second pinball painting that my wife just finished. Close-up of my 1964 Heat Wave. I think it turned out nice, particularly the reflection on the ball:

WOW, fantastic! She's very talented. I like that she even put in the effort to include the wear on the drop target - perfect representation of most 'real' Heat Wave machines.

#7537 3 years ago

Wow, that is amazing. Does she ever sell her work?

#7538 3 years ago
Quoted from heatwave:

Here is second pinball painting that my wife just finished. Close-up of my 1964 Heat Wave. I think it turned out nice, particularly the reflection on the ball:

She's got wonderful talent! Great rendering.

#7539 3 years ago
Quoted from heatwave:

Here is second pinball painting that my wife just finished. Close-up of my 1964 Heat Wave. I think it turned out nice, particularly the reflection on the ball:

Quoted from Otaku:

WOW, fantastic! She's very talented. I like that she even put in the effort to include the wear on the drop target - perfect representation of most 'real' Heat Wave machines.

Quoted from Matesamo:

Wow, that is amazing. Does she ever sell her work?

Quoted from jrpinball:

She's got wonderful talent! Great rendering.

Awesome piece! Maybe we can get her to work with Wade Krauss and get more new EM Playfields made.

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#7540 3 years ago

The latest addition to my collection is this 1962 two player Coquette. Not a very common machine and is unique as it is the last of the 50 volt Williams EMs and came in a cabinet style with that tall backbox that was only used for a short time. A variety of features like a swinging target, standup targets, kickout holes, rollover buttons and lanes, make it an interesting and fun game to play.

The backglass has some paint loss but is in mostly solid color areas so it should be easy to touch up. The original Plasti-Koted playfield is still in excellent shape. That extra touch of quality Williams used at the time to ensure long playboard life. And it does!

There is also what resembles a local landmark around here as part of the playfield art. Can anybody see what it is?

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#7541 3 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

The latest addition to my collection is this 1962 two player Coquette. Not a very common machine and is unique as it is the last of the 50 volt Williams EMs and came in a cabinet style with that tall backbox that was only used for a short time. A variety of features like a swinging target, standup targets, kickout holes, rollover buttons and lanes, make it an interesting and fun game to play.
The backglass has some paint loss but is in mostly solid color areas so it should be easy to touch up. The original Plasti-Koted playfield is still in excellent shape. That extra touch of quality Williams used at the time to ensure long playboard life. And it does!
There is also what resembles a local landmark around here as part of the playfield art. Can anybody see what it is?

Played a semi-rough one of these at a show and enjoyed it for the most part. Never was a fan of the backbox style, though, or at least I'm not sure of how I feel about it.

Looks like you grabbed a particularly nice one of these! Playfield condition looks stellar.

#7542 3 years ago

Is it the "Big A"- Anaheim Stadium?

#7543 3 years ago

Or just Anaheim?

#7544 3 years ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Is it the "Big A"- Anaheim Stadium?

Yessir! However Anaheim Stadium opened in 1966, 4 years later. One of my first memories was driving by it as it was being built.

Light up the halo! Is what is said each time the Angels win a game. And they do.

As far as the tall backbox, it makes room for that tall lovely lady. And in the twilite of the evening, she really glows.

#7545 3 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

1962 two player Coquette

Seen your photos, wondered why there were no mallets, balls, and wickets, in the art work?? Had to look up 'coquette'.

1929 movie 'Coquette' starring Mary Pickford, rated at 3.5 stars out of 5.
Croquette, a deep fried roll, filled with bread crumbs and potato. (YUM!)
Croquet, that fun outdoor sport, with cruel undertones.
Coquette, a woman that uses her charms and appearance to attract men. That pins artwork does attract attention (for 1962).

#7546 3 years ago

If you want to get down, down on the ground, Coquette....

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#7547 3 years ago

I have quite a few, but this is the last one I went through last early Spring..
Colder weather is back, so now working on another.. (T)

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#7548 3 years ago

Mopar's got a Star Jet! That's cool. Neat Gun Game too.

#7549 3 years ago

Thanks o-din. That gun game is doubled mirrored. While playing, the targets look
to be 8 ft. away. Here's another pin not seen often. Notice the Gottlieb emblem on
the playfield being orange and white like the woodrails prior. The metal rail Flippers
emblem are white. Still need to be gone through, and will eventually get to.
(T)

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#7550 3 years ago

Woodrail Flipper to boot! Look at that thing.

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