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EM : Show us your EM Pinball Machines!


By Rat_Tomago

6 years ago



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#10101 1 year ago
Quoted from leckmeck:

Finally finished my Centigrade 37 a couple days ago. It was a hell of an ordeal, but all's well that ends well.

Impressive!

#10102 1 year ago
Quoted from presqueisle:

Here’s an Xmas quiz. Where does this bulb go?
Clue- big three EM

IN A SOCKET!

Whohoo!

#10103 1 year ago

Eggnog for the win!

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#10104 1 year ago

Just added this one to my collection for the Holidays. A fun and different type of player.

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#10106 1 year ago

That Paddock is a sharp looking machine!

#10107 1 year ago

Still on the way home tonight from Boston, MA with these 2 Bally zipper flipper games.

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The 2 day, 1,900 mile round trip is documented here:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/no-bimbos-in-boston-a-bally-zipper-flipper-road-trip-diary

#10108 1 year ago
Quoted from Ballypin:

these 2 Bally zipper flipper games.

Nice! I never remember playing a Doggies. "Cactus Juice Score"? Maybe interesting..

#10109 1 year ago
Quoted from Mopar:

Nice! I never remember playing a Doggies. "Cactus Juice Score"? Maybe interesting..

One "g" in "Dogies".

#10110 1 year ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

One "g" in "Dogies".

I knew that after I wrote it, but not knowing which one to take
away, and not wanting to take any chances, I left it..

#10111 1 year ago

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#10112 1 year ago

Picked up a Top Score a few days ago. I used to play it when I was about 8 in my neighbors garage. He owned a couple Roller Rinks in the 1980’s.

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#10113 1 year ago

Playing a few games on our 1964 Williams PALOOKA before it goes up for sale or trade. Great presence, and fun gameplay with no technical issues but I'm looking for a woodrail or maybe a classic wedgehead to take it's spot someday. Thanks to O-din for giving us the chance to own and enjoy this game!

Have a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year all.
Bruce

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#10114 1 year ago
Quoted from PinballFever:

Playing a few games on our 1964 Williams PALOOKA before it goes up for sale or trade. Great presence, and fun gameplay with no technical issues but I'm looking for a woodrail or maybe a classic wedgehead to take it's spot someday. Thanks to O-din for giving us the chance to own and enjoy this game!
Have a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year all.
Bruce

There was one for sale out here in CT a few months ago, sold quick and vanished without trace.

#10115 1 year ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

There was one for sale out here in CT a few months ago, sold quick and vanished without trace.

This one may not go as fast here in SLC but we will see.

Bruce

#10116 1 year ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

There was one for sale out here in CT a few months ago, sold quick and vanished without trace.

Vanished to your garage?

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#10117 1 year ago

Just finished a 1962 GTB Flipper Clown restoration. Several mechanical and electrical issues with game when received. Thanks to Mopar and Pinbee for their help. Playfield stripped and rebuilt including art touch up. Everything in the head, under play field, and on motor board removed, units disassembled and rebuilt. New ID labels made for all the relays. New score cards made. New door and trim. Start switch added to door. Interesting rule set. Possibility for several extra balls during a game. Have it set at 4.5 degrees play angle for new owner.

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#10118 1 year ago
Quoted from Steve_B:

Just finished a 1962 GTB Flipper Clown restoration. Several mechanical and electrical issues with game when received. Thanks to Mopar and Pinbee for their help. Playfield stripped and rebuilt including art touch up. Everything in the head, under play field, and on motor board removed, units disassembled and rebuilt. New ID labels made for all the relays. New score cards made. New door and trim. Start switch added to door. Interesting rule set. Possibility for several extra balls during a game. Have it set at 4.5 degrees play angle for new owner.

That game looks very nice.

#10119 1 year ago

Nice Job, looks better than new!

#10120 1 year ago

Nice work!

#10121 1 year ago

Got this in this evening. Solid cabinet and surprised about the condition of the backglass, it won't need to be replaced. Should have this machine looking great later this year. Wade Krause playfield to start. Machine actually plays well and keeps correct score.

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#10122 1 year ago

Just picked this Royal Flush up from the Facebook marketplace. It’s got some bonus wear, but the backglass is decent enough. For $300, I felt it was a decent enough deal.

I’ve always liked these Gottlieb games with the “scanning bonus.” It definitely adds a different spin on things. You really have to earn those bonus points!

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#10123 1 year ago

Yow! That's an old-school $300 deal right there... haven't seen those lately. Well, not in the usual places.

#10124 1 year ago
Quoted from DropTarget:

Vanished to your garage?

No sir, I was not quick enough.

Looks like a cool title.

#10125 1 year ago
Quoted from Electrocute:

Got this in this evening.

So jealous! I'm still bummed about the 2001 I missed out on last month. Can't wait to see it when your done working on it. After my 2001 deal fell through I bought a project Mata Hari. Unfortunately it's not the EM version but still excited about doing a restoration.

#10126 1 year ago

I am bummed to inform everyone that I will be getting a divorce and I am forced to sell all of my pinball machines I have left (3 of them) You should easily be able to find my 3 games for sale in the for sale ads. 1948 Gottlieb Buccaneer, 1952 Gottlieb Queen of Hearts and a 1952 Gottlieb Coronation. If this posting is not allowed then please just kindly edit it. I would hope that this posting would be a catch all post to explain why I might not be seen on here anymore possibly for years to come. I enjoyed everyone's postings and help on here for the last 4 years. It has been a good time.

Thanks,

Dan
aka Rat Tomago

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#10127 1 year ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

I am bummed to inform everyone that I will be getting a divorce and I am forced to sell all of my pinball machines I have left (3 of them) You should easily be able to find my 3 games for sale in the for sale ads. 1948 Gottlieb Buccaneer, 1952 Gottlieb Queen of Hearts and a 1952 Gottlieb Coronation. If this posting is not allowed then please just kindly edit it. I would hope that this posting would be a catch all post to explain why I might not be seen on here anymore possibly for years to come. I enjoyed everyone's postings and help on here for the last 4 years. It has been a good time.
Thanks,
Dan
aka Rat Tomago

That sucks. Sorry to hear it.

#10128 1 year ago

I feel your pain, but things will work out and get better for you!

#10129 1 year ago

Sorry, Dan.
Bad news.
I hope it goes as smoothly as possible for you.

If you ever make it up north, you can look me up and play mine!

Good luck, E

#10130 1 year ago

Sorry to read this Dan. Best of luck in your future. Times may get tough. You can get through this. Things will get much better. Cheers!

#10131 1 year ago

Thank you guys for your kind words. All 3 games are sold. Thank you to that person. You know who you are and I am giving you a virtual hug and handshake.

#10132 1 year ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

Thank you guys for your kind words. All 3 games are sold.

Sad to hear the sad situation, but once your back on your feet,
I'm sure they'll be 4 others with you..
Hang in there. *Good luck*

#10133 1 year ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

I am bummed to inform everyone that I will be getting a divorce and I am forced to sell all of my pinball machines I have left (3 of them) You should easily be able to find my 3 games for sale in the for sale ads. 1948 Gottlieb Buccaneer, 1952 Gottlieb Queen of Hearts and a 1952 Gottlieb Coronation. If this posting is not allowed then please just kindly edit it. I would hope that this posting would be a catch all post to explain why I might not be seen on here anymore possibly for years to come. I enjoyed everyone's postings and help on here for the last 4 years. It has been a good time.
Thanks,
Dan
aka Rat Tomago

That is sad news Dan. I remember from our correspondence re your Surf Side how passionately you regarded your machines.

#10134 1 year ago

So sorry to hear, Dan. Hope it all goes as painlessly as it possibly can.

#10135 1 year ago

Dan, so sorry. Been there myself. But there is life after divorce. And do your best to keep it civil. For your benefit. Hope to see u back.

#10136 1 year ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

I am bummed to inform everyone that I will be getting a divorce and I am forced to sell all of my pinball machines I have left (3 of them) You should easily be able to find my 3 games for sale in the for sale ads. 1948 Gottlieb Buccaneer, 1952 Gottlieb Queen of Hearts and a 1952 Gottlieb Coronation. If this posting is not allowed then please just kindly edit it. I would hope that this posting would be a catch all post to explain why I might not be seen on here anymore possibly for years to come. I enjoyed everyone's postings and help on here for the last 4 years. It has been a good time.

Thanks,

Dan
aka Rat Tomago

Sad to hear Dan about the marriage and pinball going away. I can't do anything about the marriage part but if you ever are in our area down the road and want to chat and play pinball just give me a call. Hopefully you are still going to TPF and we can chat in person there. Take care, as others have said, things will get better in time. Best of luck to you.

Ken

#10137 1 year ago

Pick it this up two months ago for a decent price . I can't get over the instruction cards

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#10138 1 year ago
Quoted from Mcshaney:

Pick it this up two months ago for a decent price . I can't get over the instruction cards

Odd thing about that game is that the unlit blue area at the top of the backglass always seems to let go. I have one exactly the same way.

#10139 1 year ago

Dan, sorry to see you go. Try to think positive through it all and embrace life which is too short.

Bruce

#10140 1 year ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

All 3 games are sold. Thank you to that person.

Congrats Dan. That didn't take long at all. Thanks for offering me the opportunity to get my old games back.

#10141 1 year ago
Quoted from Mcshaney:

I can't get over the instruction cards

I think that's a great idea for parties. Win free beers by beating the scores in the instruction card or win a beer for each replay.

Bruce

#10142 1 year ago
Quoted from PinballFever:

I think that's a great idea for parties. Win free beers by beating the scores in the instruction card or win a beer for each replay.
Bruce

If that's how you feel about it, I'll bring my own beer!

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#10143 1 year ago

I've had this game for over two years and it took about half that time to restore new playfield from Wade and backglass from Shay everything is brand new. The aim was to rebuild the machine to a new in box condition.It's a pleasure to play and just as good to look at hopefully it will servive another 40 years. I have a sky jump and a Abra that I will be completing in the near future.

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#10144 1 year ago

Nice rebuild Adrian-a big but worthwhile investment!

#10145 1 year ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

If that's how you feel about it, I'll bring my own beer!

OK! BYOB pinball parties then!

Bruce

#10146 1 year ago

Sweet El Dorado! Well done.

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#10147 1 year ago

Great job on the El Dorado. A game I haven't found yet. Picked up my SkyJump today and 2001 playfield is on it's way.

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#10148 1 year ago

Here are some before and after picks of my 1953 Gottlieb Poker face. My 3rd EM and my first woodrail.
No automotive clear coat and I haven’t replaced the backglass. (Outside my budget).
Thanks to all of the pinheads on this site. I didn’t post any question, because someone else had a similar issue and posted a fix.

Special thanks to:
SteveFury who did the https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/em-pinball-circuits-basics-to-not-so-basic.
Vid https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/vids-guides-collected
And Clay http://www.pinrepair.com/em/index.htm
Steve Young at www.pbresource.com Very patient and helpful to someone new to hobby.

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#10149 1 year ago

Here are some before and after picks of Williams 1959Golden Bells. This machine was moved to a trade winds cabinet and repainted, before I picked it up.
No automotive clear coat and I haven’t replaced the backglass. (Outside my budget).

look like my picture are out order.

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#10150 1 year ago
Quoted from ArgosySK:

Here are some before and after picks of Williams 1959Golden Bells. This machine was moved to a trade winds cabinet and repainted, before I picked it up.
No automotive clear coat and I haven’t replaced the backglass. (Outside my budget).
look like my picture are out order.

"Poker Face" Brut! Waiting for my Shay repro backglass. I need that center green pop bumper cap too. Great game and a great first woodrail.

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