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EM : Show us your EM Pinball Machines!


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#8601 2 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

they said a lot of people looked at it but really had no interest in it.

It takes a special kind of buyer to see gold where nobody else can.

#8602 2 years ago

I always peer into an open garage door as I'm driving by, but I've never once seen a pin.
My brother once found a really nice "Bristol Hills" at a garage sale. Snagged it for very reasonable (read "cheep") too!

#8603 2 years ago

the only other thing i found at a yard sale was a nice working
pacman got for 100 bucks still have it today and i guess that was 15 years ago

#8604 2 years ago

Congrats on the score Great find!

#8605 2 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

so when you drive by you could see the shed.

Cool, and good eye..

#8606 2 years ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

My brother once found a really nice "Bristol Hills" at a garage sale.

I have Bristol Hills, but haven't yet played it. It doesn't have many ratings,
but the few it has are good..

#8607 2 years ago

Where am I going to put this one? Do I really need two? What's that stuff used to remove paint but leave the original cabinet art called?

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#8608 2 years ago

Congratulations on the Volleys, Boilerman! I was super lucky to find the one I have. Do post pictures please.

#8609 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

What's that stuff used to remove paint but leave the original cabinet art called?

People keep telling me it'll take off the original,
but I always had good luck with 60 grit sandpaper..

#8610 2 years ago

I might give that a try after it gets here. Or maybe the week after that. May take some 2000 grit to this one's playfield in the morning and finish it up. As nice a condition it was in when it got here, it suffered from what most games this old do.

This was one serious insert re-glue project. Got them as good as can be.

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#8611 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

I might give that a try after it gets here.

I actually do use much 60 grit sandpaper, but only on machines (mostly
ball bowlers) that needs a total repaint and sand it down to the wood..
I was only joking, and 2,000 grit is fine, but you do use it on playfields?
I remember years back before Magic Eraser, someone brought me their
Fun Park and it had the dirtiest playfield ever seen. Beyond dirty (really).
After mild attempts, I gave up and used hand soap with scotch brite.
The paint had to of been tight. It cleaned up 90% with no paint loss..
2,000 grit? To make it extra smooth, or around the inserts?
BTW, nice looking older Williams..

#8612 2 years ago
Quoted from Mopar:

2,000 grit is fine, but you do use it on playfields?

So far so good. It is only one step though. A light, wet step.

#8613 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Where am I going to put this one? Do I really need two? What's that stuff used to remove paint but leave the original cabinet art called?

this the stuff i use, i have tried quite a few things over the years and to date this is the best. make sure it is the "gel" version

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#8614 2 years ago

a few shots of the sample volley

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#8615 2 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

a few shots of the sample volley

Wow! What's that meter register? I'm jealous. I'm hunting for #1001 S

#8616 2 years ago
Quoted from Mopar:

Wow! What's that meter register? I'm jealous. I'm hunting for #1001 S

my lowest sample number to date. it just beat my 1979 blue note sample # 01005 S

#8617 2 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

my lowest sample number to date. it just beat my 1979 blue note sample # 01005 S

I have an 01001 S El Dorado! The 1st ES out...........

Keep look'n.....

#8618 2 years ago

Damn. That thing is clean!
Nice find.

#8619 2 years ago

That Volley has the normal playfield, yet a sample serial? My playmeter was 29k when I got it, along with the schematic taped to the door as well.

#8620 2 years ago
Quoted from D-Gottlieb:

That Volley has the normal playfield, yet a sample serial? My playmeter was 29k when I got it, along with the schematic taped to the door as well.

yes the normal pf on this one. not sure if all samples had the plastic pf. the arch on this one doesn't have a cert. but it looks as if it was
never applied so i can't bounce that number off the cab #
so i can not tell if the pf was swapped out at some point. the pf condition matches the rest of the game so i guess i will never know

#8621 2 years ago

Just checked the serial number db and I see your entry, but nothing earlier, and no other playfield pics from other samples. Hmm.

#8622 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Where am I going to put this one? Do I really need two? What's that stuff used to remove paint but leave the original cabinet art called?

i used denatured alcohol, and a towel..

Terry cloth rags

outstanding results but very time consuming..

#8623 2 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

a few shots of the sample volley

Great story, I'm glad you were the one that found it. A different buyer may not have known, and wouldn't have appreciated it as much.

#8624 2 years ago
Quoted from presqueisle:

Great story, I'm glad you were the one that found it. A different buyer may not have known, and wouldn't have appreciated it as much.

it is one of my top 5 wedgeheads, always glad to fine a nice example of any game. these days it is rare to find nice examples. most have been collected years ago. so what is left in the wild are good to poor examples

#8625 2 years ago

My Conquest 200, more detailed pics. Enjoy.

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#8626 2 years ago

Inside of Lucky Hand, keys were in lower cabinet

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#8627 2 years ago

Back of Ship Ahoy.

This is the one I was excited about getting and of course it is being cranky. Cleaned a bunch of contacts, found some maladjusted relays, voltages are good... and no response when coined up. Going to have to obtain a wiring diagram and check the start sequence to figure out what is going on..

I think Gottliebs just don't like me. Williams, Bally, Chicago Coin? No problem, can bring them back from the dead in an hour.

Gottlieb? They just snicker at my EM kungfu skills. Evil.

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#8628 2 years ago

Make sure that ball in play and wow stepper units don't have frozen grease. Pretty common on that era.

#8629 2 years ago
Quoted from stashyboy:

Make sure that ball in play and wow stepper units don't have frozen grease. Pretty common on that era.

First thing I checked, one was a little bound up. Small shot of PB Blaster and its working fine now. Need to look close at a few things before proceeding..

#8630 2 years ago

Just got my first machine today, after a six hour drive Super Score from Gottlieb landed in my garage. The 1967 game seems quite original with a roulette wheel and all. Prior owner says it only hums when turned on so know I will be trouble-shooting for a while. Any tips on where to start would be very helpful! #superscore #gottlieb

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#8631 2 years ago

Haven't seen that one before, neat!

#8632 2 years ago
Quoted from Henky:

Super Score

Get a schematic, if your game did not come with one,
then go to Clay's pinrepair.com to look up his EM repair tips.
http://www.pinrepair.com/em/
Follow Nic Volta's Pinside blog
crusade across the americas tour
to also pick up useful tips.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/nics-american-pinball-tour-aka-im-coming-to-fix-your-games

#8633 2 years ago
Quoted from Henky:

Super Score from Gottlieb landed in my garage

Really like the pinball themed backglass.

#8634 2 years ago

Wow, those pins on the bg are linked head-to-head! Way ahead of its time!

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#8635 2 years ago
Quoted from stashyboy:

Make sure that ball in play and wow stepper units don't have frozen grease. Pretty common on that era.

Ship Ahoy is fixed and 100%!

Maybe my Gottlieb EM Kungfu not so bad.

Game is a riot to play!

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#8636 2 years ago

Nice Ship Ahoy. I have one too and agree, it's fun! Love trying for the #8 and #9 roll overs from the flippers. The spin-n-spot is fun too.

Brad

#8637 2 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

a few shots of the sample volley

Beautiful! I'd like to find a clean Volley like that someday.

#8638 2 years ago

Just stopped by Vic Camp's and got in a few games on my former gem "Golden Arrow". I had consecutive scores of 99,110 and 99,120!
I'm asking myself why I ever sold this game, but Vic ending up with it is the very best alternative.

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#8639 2 years ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Just stopped by Vic Camp's and got in a few games on my former gem "Golden Arrow". I had consecutive scores of 99,110 and 99,120!
I'm asking myself why I ever sold this game, but Vic ending up with it is the very best alternative.

i find GA in the same boat as C37 great lookers but much to easy to beat on a regular basis.

#8640 2 years ago

I'm kinda losing interest in C37. Love the art but have heard many times that it's too easy to beat.

#8641 2 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

i find GA in the same boat as C37 great lookers but much to easy to beat on a regular basis.

I think we just need to figure out how to have it reset the numbers after the first special... but then you would lose track of the score easily rolling it over. That said, I still very much enjoy playing mine on a regular basis.

#8642 2 years ago

Hey Odin ,like your skill pool glass,would like to see your machine when finished ,just about done with my basket case find on Craigslist.could not save orig artwork on mine so gave it simple graphics.turning out better than first thought.sorry I don't have any advice on paint remover,but I would try gel in small place.boilerman suggested. Just wanted to say thanks again and show everyone my latest project.

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#8643 2 years ago
Quoted from Electrocute:

I'm kinda losing interest in C37. Love the art but have heard many times that it's too easy to beat.

i tried many was to make it harder without a major hack. i did manage to make it a tad harder by making it 5 ball rules on 3 balls but it wasn't enough to make it a keeper.. i had 3 of them over the course of a few years so i did give it many chances. i know a lot of people really like it, just was not a keeper for me.

#8644 2 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

i find GA in the same boat as C37 great lookers but much to easy to beat on a regular basis.

Beat regularly, as in 'score', or the ability to win a special after completing the rotation?

GA lets you keep the ball going, but completing the objective isn't easy, for me anyway.

#8645 2 years ago
Quoted from presqueisle:

Beat regularly, as in 'score', or the ability to win a special after completing the rotation?
GA lets you keep the ball going, but completing the objective isn't easy, for me anyway.

"score" about 8 out of 10 times
"special" about 6 if not 7 out of 10 times
and that with the pitch way up

#8646 2 years ago

Ok, and I admittedly have my tilt wrapped (but don't need too really). I'll keep practicing

#8647 2 years ago

Centigrade 37 and Golden Arrow are fantastic looking machines and pretty good players. They're on the easier side for wedgeheads (GA is a little harder to hit specials if you can't plunge the 2 or 3), but I enjoy both and they keep me coming back to play. Especially after playing Drop-A-Card and wanting to hit my head against the wall. That is the most deceptive wedgehead in my opinion.

#8648 2 years ago
Quoted from Phillips88:

Centigrade 37 and Golden Arrow are fantastic looking machines and pretty good players. They're on the easier side for wedgeheads (GA is a little harder to hit specials if you can't plunge the 2 or 3), but I enjoy both and they keep me coming back to play. Especially after playing Drop-A-Card and wanting to hit my head against the wall. That is the most deceptive wedgehead in my opinion.

drop a card is a game that can play its self at times (due to the sling kickers).
pop a card is the better of the two

#8649 2 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

drop a card is a game that can play its self at times (due to the sling kickers).
pop a card is the better of the two

Agreed. I don't mind not being able to trap the ball on the flipper (love 2" flipper games), but when I do get a flip it's so unaimed on this machine for some reason. So satisfying when you can get that rare game with all targets down, hit a few specials, and actually have a good score.

#8650 2 years ago

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