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EM : Show us your EM Pinball Machines!


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#9301 2 years ago
Quoted from Electrocute:

Wished I had pics of the arcade that is now an Ace Hardware next to the Maitland overpass. It was called "Sunshine Playland" and was open for only one year, 1975. Arcade took up the north side, Lee & Rick's oyster bar on the south. There was also a miniature golf course, "Goony Golf" which closed in 1983.

I lived at Goony Golf, and of course enjoyed the Oysters at Lee and Ricks....But I never knew the arcade.

We played at the Maitland Billiard Center.....Sky Kings, Dynomite, and Flicker.

The Altamonte Mall and Fun Machines...

But also at Butler Plaza, there was a Pizza shop, with at different times from 3-12 pins...Ever hit that one...?

And the bowling alleys and inconvenience stores.....shoot there was a ton of pinball in the small town
back then!

Im officially a senior citizen cause I can now say, "Ah....the Good old days! Nickel Pinball !!"

#9302 2 years ago

This post at 187 pages has to be my favorite post of all time. EM's forever. I need to learn to post pictures from my phone so I can share some of my games as they go into my new basement gameroom.

#9303 2 years ago
Quoted from Vic_Camp:

9071 points is a great game. Glad to hear about it.

Thank you!

I took an interest in Domino as there was one for sale several hours away in PA and I checked out some Youtube videos. The seller and I could never come to terms (he was unwilling to budge on the price even though it would cost me literately 100's of $$$ to get there and back, tolls and gas through the NE/NY/NJ is brutal) When I did have some business down in that general area and could justify the cost he was not home for a week! Machine was worn and slightly overpriced and it is just as well..

One popped up in Maine a few weeks ago and now its here.. Had to go through it of course and one of the local pin owners had a backglass in better shape which I touched up and sealed.. It is a fine playing pin that sounds gorgeous. Still have some cabinet touch up I'm working on time to time and missing a plastic but largely its done.

#9304 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Surf Side is a great game. The one I have was almost on it's way to Australia, but the guy put in a low offer so I just decided to keep it. It is a winter game around here and gets plenty of play.
One hour later ....

Now a story from Australia......

In Jan 2017 I received an unsolicited offer from a Ca seller for a GTB Surf Side-the price was quoted as $US1450. I sought further info about the machine & as part of my consideration contacted a Pinsider in Texas who coincidentally had previously posted a you tube vid of the very machine. To my surprise that Pinsider indicated to me that he had a prior agreement that the machine would not be sold unless offered to him in the first instance. He indicated that he had immediately made arrangements to buy back the machine. Subsequently, the seller indicated to me the machine had been withdrawn from sale.
I made no offer for the machine & am incensed by the inference suggested.

Finally I was disgusted by the whole episode & let the seller know accordingly.

#9305 2 years ago

Here's an old 1935-36 EM Pay-out pinball machine I fixed up and ended up putting away and covering up.
it's too pretty of machine to have hidden away so I got it out and have it displayed in the house now.
O.D. Jennings "Sportsman"

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#9306 2 years ago

So I'm talking to Todd Tuckey at Pintastic last night and asked him, "I know you're really not into EMs & hate selling them and all, but I gotta ask, what's your favorite?
His answer: Pretty Baby.
Said he fell in love with her face a long time ago and it has a special place in his heart. Nice!

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#9307 2 years ago
Quoted from fingersport:

This post at 187 pages has to be my favorite post of all time. EM's forever.

Best thing about this EM group is that there is almost never any petty bickering.

#9308 2 years ago

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one of my favs also

#9309 2 years ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Best thing about this EM group is that there is almost never any petty bickering.

Seriously. That's why I've started lurking in various EM threads more even though i don't own any EMs (yet).

Plus the art is 1000x better.

#9311 2 years ago

I don't have any either, but want to get one.

Problem is, so many neat pictures here, .. I can't decide.

#9312 2 years ago
Quoted from embryonjohn:

So I'm talking to Todd Tuckey at Pintastic last night and asked him, "I know you're really not into EMs & hate selling them and all, but I gotta ask, what's your favorite?
His answer: Pretty Baby.
Said he fell in love with her face a long time ago and it has a special place in his heart. Nice!

What an obscure title to be his favorite. It's actually a decent machine and tough when playing against someone because you can steal the points for the cups and need to hit the targets to open them back up. Best feature on the old Williams machines is extra replays for double matching. I have it set to 10 and when you double match it goes wild with POPS!!!!

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#9313 2 years ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

I lived at Goony Golf, and of course enjoyed the Oysters at Lee and Ricks....But I never knew the arcade.
We played at the Maitland Billiard Center.....Sky Kings, Dynomite, and Flicker.
The Altamonte Mall and Fun Machines...
But also at Butler Plaza, there was a Pizza shop, with at different times from 3-12 pins...Ever hit that one...?
And the bowling alleys and inconvenience stores.....shoot there was a ton of pinball in the small town
back then!
Im officially a senior citizen cause I can now say, "Ah....the Good old days! Nickel Pinball !!"

Corner of Fairbanks and Park Ave, there was Tom's pizza, Beefy King and the Back Door. The machine we played there was Hi-Lo Ace. Right across the street from Miiler's hardware, there was coin laundry mat that had a "Dodge City" (game was destroyed by vandals)
"Tilt" was located in the Winter Park mall and can remember "Atlantis" and "Sky Jump".
Wish I could remember all the machines I played back then.

#9314 2 years ago

Tilt in the WP Mall.....Forgot about that. I can now recall the whole gameroom!
Took dates there in 74!

Shoot, now the memories flood back.

We owned the building next to Millers, now Fannie Hillman, and played the games across the street on
a daily basis...Im 57.

2 old timers with EM Memories.....

#9315 2 years ago

I remember there being a Pretty Baby in one of the Seaside Hts boardwalk arcades back in the late 1960's. I'd drop a nickle or two into it, but never more. Back then any money i dropped into a game mostly likely had Special When Lit feature so i could win and extend my playing time, which was all i cared about.Beating the machines on route for free replays was all that mattered to me. Today i feel the same way but not as important as it was when i played on route.

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#9316 2 years ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Tilt in the WP Mall.....Forgot about that. I can now recall the whole gameroom!
Took dates there in 74!
Shoot, now the memories flood back.
We owned the building next to Millers, now Fannie Hillman, and played the games across the street on
a daily basis...Im 57.
2 old timers with EM Memories.....

Goony Golf in Maitland
Hole 1: Humpty Dumpty
Hole 2: King Tut's hut
Hole 3: The Snail
Hole 4: Mad Hatter
Hole 5: Moon Rocket
Hole 6: Leapin Lena
Hole 7: Harry Horror
Hole 8: Munchin Martian
Hole 9: Tentacle Timmy
Hole 10: The Monster
Hole 11: Big Mouth
Hole 12: Sir Goony's Castle
Hole 13: The Waterfall
Hole 14: Crazy Bear
Hole 15: Ant Hill
Hole 16: Big Bird
Hole 17: Goonysaures
Hole 18: Snake Pit

For what it's worth.

#9317 2 years ago
Quoted from Electrocute:

Beefy King and the Back Door.

My apologies, but that sounds like an adult film...

#9318 2 years ago
Quoted from Vic_Camp:

I remember there being a Pretty Baby in one of the Seaside Hts boardwalk arcades back in the late 1960's. I'd drop a nickle or two into it, but never more. Back then any money i dropped into a game mostly likely had Special When Lit feature so i could win and extend my playing time, which was all i cared about.Beating the machines on route for free replays was all that mattered to me. Today i feel the same way but not as important as it was when i played on route.

Please give photo credits when applicable!

#9319 2 years ago
Quoted from bronco-jon:

Here's an old 1935-36 EM Pay-out pinball machine I fixed up and ended up putting away and covering up.
it's too pretty of machine to have hidden away so I got it out and have it displayed in the house now.
O.D. Jennings "Sportsman"

Yes, far too nice to be stored away. Actually it should be in the livingroom under a beautiful chandelier! Awesome game.

#9320 2 years ago
Quoted from bronco-jon:

Here's an old 1935-36 EM Pay-out pinball machine I fixed up and ended up putting away and covering up.
it's too pretty of machine to have hidden away so I got it out and have it displayed in the house now.
O.D. Jennings "Sportsman"

Holy cow - that art. Have any larger images of it? That's drool-worthy.

#9321 2 years ago
Quoted from wayner:

I made no offer for the machine & am incensed by the inference suggested.

To be clear, you were not the buyer I was dealing with and I don't recall ever discussing the sale of my Surf Side with you.

#9322 2 years ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Please give photo credits when applicable!

Special When Lit picture is....courtesy jrpinball photo collection.

#9323 2 years ago
Quoted from monsonb:

My apologies, but that sounds like an adult film...

It was the late 60's' early 70's. Beefy King served up some awesome roast beef sandwiches and "The Back Door" was a bar located at the back of the building where local bands would play.
There is still a Beefy King open and it's on Bumby Ave. Go there every time I'm in the area.

#9324 2 years ago
Quoted from Vic_Camp:

Special When Lit picture is....courtesy jrpinball photo collection.

Thanks, Vic. Actually, Frank took that photo from his "Big Casino". An awesome shot I think, no?

#9325 2 years ago
Quoted from monsonb:

My apologies, but that sounds like an adult film...

That's funny!

#9326 2 years ago

Just bought this old girl down at Pintastic. The cabinet is pretty beat up but plays like a charm and has a nice playfield. Somewhere along the line it has had its bottom replaced, albeit poorly, and the head is a little bit of a hack job. The power switch is gone and most of the coin door bits are missing except for one coin mech. I need to get a start switch put back in it - currently has a switch hanging from the coin door that uses the coin mech switch to start a game. Works but it's ugly and I don't want to have to use coins. The start switch plunger is there, just no switch or wiring. Only operational issue I know of is that once you have a bank down and drain the ball, it's not supposed to reset the other target banks, just the one that was down. Mine leaves the upper bank down but it resets both of the side banks. I'll take a look at that tomorrow.

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My first attempt at a score after getting her set up and fixing one score reel reset issue that cropped up while it was in the Pintastic Free Play room. It had a lot of play - no audit numbers but it was busy most of the times I walked by it. Managed to get one WOW lit up off the right target bank but failed to collect on it Gotta do better than that!

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Anyone know of anybody building repro cabinets? I wouldn't mind replacing this one.

Dave

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#9328 2 years ago

Wow, memorabilia I thought I'd never see again!

#9329 2 years ago

Goony Golf went out of business here in the early or mid 70s, especially after Camelot went up with it's five world class miniature golf courses and a castle full of pinball machines.

A little souvenir from my last visit there.

#9330 2 years ago

I gotta get rid of one to make room for Gottlieb's (which I can't stop playing) Vulcan. It's killing me to make this call. I may become "that guy" and put one in deep in storage unassailabled...

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#9331 2 years ago
Quoted from embryonjohn:

I gotta get rid of one to make room for Gottlieb's (which I can't stop playing) Vulcan. It's killing me to make this call.

Sell Nip-It, worth it to fit another Gottlieb in the line up, and no I do not want to buy it.

#9333 2 years ago
Quoted from EM-PINMAN:

Sell Nip-It, worth it to fit another Gottlieb in the line up, and no I do not want to buy it.

Awwww gotta have at least one from Bally in there.

#9334 2 years ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

Awwww gotta have at least one from Bally in there.

OK, but it would have to be an Old Chicago, Mati Hari, or Evel Knievel EM.

#9335 2 years ago

We seem to always gravitate towards Nip It! for (quick ball time) 4 player death matches. It's almost indispensable when the cold beer flows.

#9336 2 years ago
Quoted from EM-PINMAN:

OK, but it would have to be an Old Chicago, Mati Hari, or Evel Knievel EM.

You sure get a helluva lot of game and artwork with OC. Damn fine game.

#9337 2 years ago

I had the perfect OC and mistakenly sold those four fine breasts. It haunts me every day

#9338 2 years ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

Awwww gotta have at least one from Bally in there.

Quoted from embryonjohn:

We seem to always gravitate towards Nip It! for (quick ball time) 4 player death matches. It's almost indispensable when the cold beer flows.

OK then, I agree with Nic to sell Soccer.

#9339 2 years ago

I see five or six I would have no problem getting rid of. If someone would buy them.

#9340 2 years ago

I believe that Big Hit to have the longest straight line ball roll distance of any EM. The distance between the turret serve pocket and the top home run loop is crazy long. What's longer?

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#9341 2 years ago

I'd liquidate Soccer first.

#9342 2 years ago
Quoted from MikeO:

I'd liquidate Soccer first.

Thinking the same

#9343 2 years ago

And then watch the snowball effect.

#9344 2 years ago

Soccer for sure - easy to find another if you want it back

#9345 2 years ago
Quoted from embryonjohn:

I believe that Big Hit to have the longest straight line ball roll distance of any EM. The distance between the turret serve pocket and the top home run loop is crazy long. What's longer?

Agreed. Big Hit is next in my que. I restored one a few years ago and was impressed with the game play. The special shot is satisfying. One of the best baseball themed EMs IMO.

#9346 2 years ago

Hey guys.seen the post about pretty baby.theres one on st.louis craiglist.$200.00.bg looks decent.thought i would pass tip.

#9347 2 years ago
Quoted from pinballbrian:

Hey guys.seen the post about pretty baby.theres one on st.louis craiglist.$200.00.bg looks decent.thought i would pass tip.

I'd be all over it if I was closer. I am yet to meet a multiplayer Williams from the 60s that couldn't find a spot in the old lineup.

#9348 2 years ago

Good to hear from you.ya ,i bought a full house, last week.pics posted a few post back.ha ha.dont laugh.play field comming along fine.waiting for parts from p b r now.will need bg resto backglass probably.was gonna ask the forum gang here if i should go for it.(buy one or look for better used one).will post playfield.

#9349 2 years ago

Ya.i touched up pf alittle.but glass is rough.have to spend my money there instead of pretty baby.im looking like cable show .hoarders, buried alive.ha ha.so had to pass.

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#9350 2 years ago

Had door and hdw blasted.service close.apron fine.if cabinet looks good after i paint( custom) .will buy new backglass.also guts are all great shape.like this one because its western , one player and card game.real man game.RrrrrrrrrR!ha ha.

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