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EM : Show us your EM Pinball Machines!


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#10451 1 year ago
Quoted from goldenboy232:

Wish I could find a Big Brave or Big Indian project game!

Contact Pinhead52, maybe he will sell you his.

#10452 1 year ago
Quoted from Doodbird:

Organizing the barn today...need To get busy on the EMs.

What Bally Bingo is that in the first picture in lower left side at the bottom of the page?
Looks like a late 1960's or 70's?
Maybe a 20 hole?
DOUBLE UP?

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#10454 1 year ago

Just found a nice Gottlieb Atlantis on Letgo for $500. Backglass and playfield are almost perfect. No flakes and no planking or other playfield wear. It's just SUPER dirty, has the wrong legs, and a hideous coin door lock bar. Looks like someone tried to pry into the original door.

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#10455 1 year ago

Great player and nice find!

#10456 1 year ago

Figured I would share a before picture of the Big Daddy I picked up at the Tulsa auction. I stripped it down today.

I don’t understand how these games got so dirty. Clearly they got played a lot but I still don’t quite understand how so much dirt got behind everything.

I am optimistic that there isn't any wear under the pop bumper contact paper liners. Love it when operators took care of their games.

I started cleaning on the two girls on the right. Looking very good.

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#10457 1 year ago
Quoted from Vic_Camp:

What Bally Bingo is that in the first picture in lower left side at the bottom of the page?
Looks like a late 1960's or 70's?
Maybe a 20 hole?
DOUBLE UP?

Saved a load of bingo PFs from a warehouse. Not sure what it is.

#10458 1 year ago
Quoted from goldenboy232:

Wish I could find a Big Brave or Big Indian project game!

Big Indian is great. My BG is shot, and the cabinet is rough, but the PF is very nice. This was my 2nd machine.

#10459 1 year ago
Quoted from mbaumle:

Just found a nice Gottlieb Atlantis on Letgo for $500. Backglass and playfield are almost perfect. No flakes and no planking or other playfield wear. It's just SUPER dirty, has the wrong legs, and a hideous coin door lock bar. Looks like someone tried to pry into the original door.

Very nice!

#10460 1 year ago
Quoted from MikeO:

I don’t understand how these games got so dirty. Clearly they got played a lot but I still don’t quite understand how so much dirt got behind everything.

Years of coil dust?

#10461 1 year ago

Hey pinsiders.just wanted to say I got info I needed to get my funland working again.i took out a thread. ( funland score reel problems.).and Howard r came on to give good example on how to recognize lockin switches in gottlieb schematics .(for anyone interested.)this was need to know for me being a one year old newbie.again thanks Howard for the info.i hope this helps someone else also.

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#10462 1 year ago

Just finished fixing up Bally Time Zone. Unfortunately I don't have the skills or time for full restoration. But rebuilt pop bumbers, and installed new caps and skirts. Cleaned and waxed pf. Fixed bad flipper and a few other elec issues. Cleaned 50 years of smoke stain from cabinet and waxed it. Repaired some cabinet delaminating. Removed and polished all metal on the pf. Cleaned score reels, and behind back glass. Triple thicked back glass and touched up 1 small area. And for those purists out there, sorry didn't change out the colored LED bulbs a previous owner installed. Kind of like the color. And yes, the legs are painted silver, not Bally gray. Sorry.

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#10463 1 year ago
Quoted from Vic_Camp:

Great player and nice find!

Thanks! Seemed like a no brainer buy.

Although, I’m torn on whether I should stick a new PBR Coin door in, or find a used one. The one I have is puckered around the edges where someone was clearly trying to pry it open.

#10464 1 year ago

How bad is the condition of the coin door? Can you send a picture for evaluation?

#10465 1 year ago

The PBR doors aew sweet!

#10466 1 year ago

Here’s the door in question:

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#10467 1 year ago

I'd replace it. Maybe not new but with a decent clean straight door.

#10468 1 year ago
Quoted from MikeO:

I'd replace it. Maybe not new but with a decent clean straight door.

Yea. That’s what I was leaning towards. I really don’t want to drop in a brand new door. Maybe I’d do that if I planned on re-stenciling, but I’m not.

That being said, does anyone have a decent looking coin door they’d be willing to sell?

#10469 1 year ago

Hopefully you can find a decent original door. Thanks for the pic's.

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#10470 1 year ago

Big Daddy is making progress.

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#10471 1 year ago

Hey pinsiders.is anyone out there a williams EM expert.i opened a forum ( williams full house lock relay problems).was wondering if someone could explain to me the operation of the door switches and do they control lock relay.thank you gang.p.s. I posted pic on thread of switches.again thanks.

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#10472 1 year ago

Some satisfying before and after playfield pictures of Atlantis:

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The game had a little more wear than I had anticipated, but I think it turned out really nice!

#10473 1 year ago
Quoted from mbaumle:

Some satisfying before and after playfield pictures of Atlantis:

The game had a little more wear than I had anticipated, but I think it turned out really nice!

Looks fantastic. Nice work, sir!

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#10474 1 year ago

Picked up this nice looking Fun Land. Original backglass is perfect, playfield should clean up nice, low plays on the counter, cabinet looks good, even had the 5 and 10 cent coin mechs. Never played this game before, should be a nice little project.

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#10475 1 year ago
Quoted from Phillips88:

Picked up this nice looking Fun Land.

Very nice!!

#10476 1 year ago

Great Funland, the spinners are killer. Jealous here, but glad for you!

#10477 1 year ago
Quoted from mbaumle:

Some satisfying before and after playfield pictures of Atlantis:

The game had a little more wear than I had anticipated, but I think it turned out really nice!

That is sweet, I hope to be able to get my playfields to look as good

#10478 1 year ago

Glad to see another funland fan phillips88,now I bug you if I need some pics.ha ha.likewise you can pm me if you need anything.good deal.

#10479 1 year ago

I had a Funland and really liked it. My kids loved it. Unfortunately, I wanted a 2001 more and so I sold the Funland to free up room (and $) for the 2001. Which I then subsequently traded for a Lucky Hand.

Anyway, you'll like it a lot! Very pretty playfield.

#10480 1 year ago
Quoted from phil-lee:

Great Funland, the spinners are killer. Jealous here, but glad for you!

Quoted from pinballbrian:

Glad to see another funland fan phillips88,now I bug you if I need some pics.ha ha.likewise you can pm me if you need anything.good deal.

Quoted from goldenboy232:

I had a Funland and really liked it. My kids loved it. Unfortunately, I wanted a 2001 more and so I sold the Funland to free up room (and $) for the 2001. Which I then subsequently traded for a Lucky Hand.
Anyway, you'll like it a lot! Very pretty playfield.

Thanks!

One of the score reels has a contact that is broken off. I'll be looking for a score reel to replace it with. The ones I have in my parts bin are all the later 70's model.

#10481 1 year ago
Quoted from Phillips88:

Thanks!
One of the score reels has a contact that is broken off. I'll be looking for a score reel to replace it with. The ones I have in my parts bin are all the later 70's model.

Which part of the reel do you mean? A switch contact?

#10482 1 year ago

The contact on the bottom of the score reel that is opened when the plunger is pulled into the coil. Not sure of the name for that contact.

#10483 1 year ago

I believe that’s the end of stroke switch. Post a pic of the broken switch and of the whole score reel unit. I mighty have an extra and if not I’m sure someone on here does.

I just finished doing “transplant surgery“ on a quick draw I am restoring, transplanting blades from some donor reels for end of strike switch blades that were broken or contacts are missing.

I think I may have an older reel laying around too.

#10484 1 year ago

Fun Land!

My Fun Park's replay cousin. Only wedgehead I still own. Love those spinners!

Hats off to Steve Kirk for whatever he had to do with this game.

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#10485 1 year ago
Quoted from goldenboy232:

I believe that’s the end of stroke switch. Send a pic of the broken switch and of the whole score reel unit. I mighty have an extra and if not I’m sure someone on here does.

Ok I wanted to call it an end of stroke switch but wasn't sure if that was just for the flipper end of stroke switch

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#10486 1 year ago

I’m not entirely convinced that those are 100% necessary in the home environment. The reels on my 2001 don’t have a single score reel EOS switch that isn’t broken, and as far as I can tell, it scores just fine.

#10487 1 year ago
Quoted from o-din:

Fun Land!
My Fun Park's replay cousin. Only wedgehead I still own. Love those spinners!
Hat's off to Steve Kirk for whatever he had to do with this game.

Beautiful Fun Park!

#10488 1 year ago
Quoted from mbaumle:

I’m not entirely convinced that those are 100% necessary in the home environment. The reels on my 2001 don’t have a single score reel EOS switch that isn’t broken, and as far as I can tell, it scores just fine.

Yes, they generally seem to work fine without them. For some reason I still feel an obligation to replace them.

#10489 1 year ago

What do they do exactly?

#10490 1 year ago
Quoted from mbaumle:

What do they do exactly?

They break.

#10491 1 year ago
Quoted from mbaumle:

What do they do exactly?

From Pinrepair.com:

The Score Reel EOS Switch.
Each score reel will have an end-of-stroke (EOS) switch for its coil. This normally closed switch will open as the coil plunger reaches its end of stroke when advancing the score reel.
The EOS switch's purpose in life is to break the power going to the score relay. If this switch never opens, a score relay can stay energized (stuck on). This can lock on the score reel coil on (energized) and any feature (such as a bell or chime) wired to the score relay. This EOS switch should be cleaned and adjusted properly. If a score reel EOS switch does not open, it will cause problems (particularly on Bally and Williams games), keeping the score relay (and score reel coil/chime coils) energized. However a broken, permanently open, or missing score reel EOS switch causes far less problems.

The score reel EOS switch keeps the score relay energized for a longer period of time (increasing the score relay's pulse length for the things it is controlling). A broken EOS switch can mean if a playfield target switch is activiated quickly, the pulse train may not be long enough to score the points (or features) for that target.

What about a missing or broken score reel EOS switch? In reality this is usually Ok, and very common. Often one of the blades on the EOS switch breaks off (from constant use). This leaves the circuit permanently open. Again, this is Ok in most cases. The only problem that can occur is if the EOS switch becomes permanently closed, not open! If there is a broken score reel EOS switch, just forget it until the game is all working (then go back and fix it). Having a broken normally closed EOS switch blade only makes the pulse slightly shorter for the score reel to move to the next position. The exception to this is if the EOS switch is a 3 blade make/break switch or a normally open switch. In this case it is performing a carry function and is critical.

Note that 10,000 point score reels usually do not have a score reel EOS switch. Since the 10k score reel is controlled by the carry-over "9" switch on the 1000 score reel, a 10k score reel does not need an EOS switch.

#10492 1 year ago

More progress on Big Daddy.

Main relay board serviced plus new power cord.

Head relay board and steppers and score reels serviced.

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#10493 1 year ago
Quoted from Phillips88:

Picked up this nice looking Fun Land. Original backglass is perfect, playfield should clean up nice, low plays on the counter, cabinet looks good, even had the 5 and 10 cent coin mechs. Never played this game before, should be a nice little project.

I'm likin' that original cabinet paint! That's where it's at.

But that game looks to have a beautiful original playfield and glass as well, can't ask for much more than that.

Nice looking example, all the way around. CQ

#10494 1 year ago
Quoted from MikeO:

More progress on Big Daddy.
Main relay board serviced plus new power cord.
Head relay board and steppers and score reels serviced.

Nice! I guess more good news is Shay recently posted on RGP he is doing a Big Daddy backglass. I don't need one, but others might!

#10495 1 year ago
Quoted from o-din:

Nice! I guess more good news is Shay recently posted on RGP he is doing a Big Daddy backglass. I don't need one, but others might!

I saw that. Need to play this first to decide it’s worth a new glass.

#10496 1 year ago

I'm pretty sure you will be done fixing it and well into playing it by the time that backglass is ready to ship.And I'll get you those score card scans long before that.

#10497 1 year ago

I’ll need to at least repaint the face of the head. Regardless of what I think of the game.

#10498 1 year ago

Road trip, 4 hours there and back. On Sunday March 18th. Purchasing another 60's Gottlieb, and it has 1 gobble hole, and a huge flipper gap.
Any guesses?

#10499 1 year ago

Sweet Hearts?

#10500 1 year ago

No Sir, sorry.

To add another clue. Older than Sweet Hearts.

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