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EM : Show us your EM Pinball Machines!


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#10651 1 year ago
Quoted from Mudflaps:

I’ll break the ice by telling him how many NIB Sterns I’ve bought. That should impress him.

No. It won't!

#10652 1 year ago
Quoted from Mudflaps:

I’m absolutely joking about the mirror blades and EM mods.
My goal is to have a 100% working game, then I’m going to re-stencil the cabinet. It will be a fun spring project.

The CL add said works great. In good shape.

I guess they forgot about the 100's not working...

#10653 1 year ago

He does own a first run Monopoly.....of course it's covered with dust and a few boxes of parts outside his office!

#10654 1 year ago

Just ordered from Steve. I felt like George talking to the Soup Nazi.

Steve was actually very nice.

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#10655 1 year ago

He is pretty nice. But part of the initiation isn't just talking to Steve but hearing from everybody how tough he is going to be on you. Ha, I was scared to death the first time and then relieved when I realized he is actually fun to talk to. A little mental preparation probably helps though.

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#10656 1 year ago

Hardest part of talking to Steve is ending the conversation.

"Steve, I know you're a busy man and as much as I'd like to sit and talk to you all day, I know you probably have orders to fill and other customers to attend to"

usually does the trick.

#10657 1 year ago
Quoted from Phillips88:

Might be hard to recognize

Sample games of Ice Review had yellow cabinets. The playfield bottom is different from the production game. It matches the playfield from Ice Show, the add-a-ball version of the game.
I had one years ago.

#10658 1 year ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Sacrificing a virgin/lamb to the pinball gods, are we?

I sent my Ex-wife's boyfriend to Steve on their first pin....and now they have two pins.

#10659 1 year ago
Quoted from DennisDodel:

Sample games of Ice Review had yellow cabinets. The playfield bottom is different from the production game. It matches the playfield from Ice Show, the add-a-ball version of the game.
I had one years ago.

From IPDB under Ice Revue:

Sample games (test games) had cabinets painted in a yellow base color, with webbing, instead of the white color used in production games. The colored circles under the five round playfield bumpers were all red in production games, whereas the sample games had three yellow and two red. Also, sample games had six outlanes, while production games had only four. Instruction cards are different for the two versions, and at least one production game has been found having the Instruction card for a Sample game.

*Need some sample cab & pf pics on IPDB*

#10660 1 year ago

Steve's a nice guy. I always have my account number ready when I call him and he's helpful with making sure the part numbers are what I need. I remember him from his booth at the Wild West Pinfest in Phoenix in the 90's. (I hope he keeps going into the 90's too)

#10661 1 year ago
Quoted from DennisDodel:

Sample games of Ice Review had yellow cabinets. The playfield bottom is different from the production game. It matches the playfield from Ice Show, the add-a-ball version of the game.
I had one years ago.

That is correct. Will put some pictures up once I finish cleaning it

#10662 1 year ago
Quoted from bob_e:

I sent my Ex-wife's boyfriend to Steve on their first pin....and now they have two pins.

Did your pins annoy your ex-wife? If so, well played.

#10663 1 year ago
Quoted from ajfclark:

Did your pins annoy your ex-wife? If so, well played.

well she like old stuff, and her boyfriends is retired...I am still working.

#10664 1 year ago

My United Utah was sold this morning to make room for an incoming woodrail. It's a lot of fun to play but no schematics makes troubleshooting challenging for an inexperienced tech like me. It went to a local pinballer's mother and father who were excited to get it. (He's hoping they get tired of it someday so he can get it from them lol)

The new woodrail will be revealed here when it arrives.

Bruce

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#10665 1 year ago

Nice looking game.

#10666 1 year ago

Thanks. Very geometric gameplay. Video of it being played.

#10667 1 year ago

I always hear the Steve \ Soup Nazi comparisons.

I don't understand. Every time I've dealt with him, he was always really cool.

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#10668 1 year ago

Picked this Bow & Arrow up a couple weeks back. Still working on it but have it mostly cleaned up and playing pretty good. First impression seems favorable (fast and fun). I haven't had many Ballys over the years but they sure have a neat feel to them.

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#10669 1 year ago
Quoted from PinballFever:

My United Utah was sold this morning

Before I watched the video, I thought it was a per-flipper machine..
She is a nice looker!

#10670 1 year ago
Quoted from electricsquirrel:

I always hear the Steve \ Soup Nazi comparisons.
I don't understand. Every time I've dealt with him, he was always really cool.
E

Me too. Always really nice and helpful.

#10671 1 year ago
Quoted from electricsquirrel:

I always hear the Steve \ Soup Nazi comparisons.
I don't understand. Every time I've dealt with him, he was always really cool.
E

It comes from the fact that some people expect to be treated like royalty because they're a CUSTOMER...as if every business is in a highly competitive arena like restaurants or retail. For most of us that understand how valuable a resource PBR and Steve Young are, we don't mind, and actually appreciate, that he talks to you honestly and doesn't kiss your ass every ten seconds...YMMV

Sean

#10672 1 year ago

I placed another order with Steve yesterday. Shipping was fast, reasonable, and he had all the weird, obscure parts I needed. I’ll definitely be a long-term customer.

#10673 1 year ago
Quoted from Mopar:

Before I watched the video, I thought it was a per-flipper machine..
She is a nice looker!

Thanks. It's a fun game.

I enjoyed it more than Palooka because the geometric angles make gameplay interesting.

#10674 1 year ago

Btw, the name (Utah) reportedly came from one of the USS battleships which was named after the state.

#10675 1 year ago
Quoted from PinballFever:

Btw, the name (Utah) reportedly came from one of the USS battleships which was named after the state.

Interesting. Can you provide a source for this info.? United made quite a few games with state names. Thanks.

#10676 1 year ago
Quoted from DennisDodel:

United made quite a few games with state names

united loved geography titles
http://www.ipdb.org/search.pl?mfgid=323&sortby=name&searchtype=advanced

#10677 1 year ago

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#10678 1 year ago
Quoted from PinballFever:

Btw, the name (Utah) reportedly came from one of the USS battleships which was named after the state.

I have it on good authority Johnny Utah from the movie Point Break was named after this pinball machine.

#10679 1 year ago

I recently picked up a Chicago Coin Olympics. It doesn't work yet and will need a cabinet repaint as the white is terribly stained. I am looking for a right side sling shot plastic as mine has been broken in half and very poorly repaired. Backglass was perfect except where someone shot it from the back right above the 2nd player display. I can't believe it didn't shatter, but it did take a chunk of glass out. I'm sure I will never find another one. Only 7 other pinsiders show to have this in their collections.

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#10680 1 year ago
Quoted from Mudflaps:

I placed another order with Steve yesterday.

Keep in mind that if your order is $100 or more, you get a 10% discount on everything. It usually ends up covering the shipping cost, and sometimes a little extra. Can't beat that!

#10681 1 year ago
Quoted from mbaumle:

Keep in mind that if your order is $100 or more, you get a 10% discount on everything. It usually ends up covering the shipping cost, and sometimes a little extra. Can't beat that!

Good to know, I have an order I'm getting ready to place as well. Thanks for sharing!

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#10682 1 year ago

Latest resto. Worst thing on these 1976 games is the damn half moon credit unit....

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#10683 1 year ago

Yeah what were they thinking when they approved that (half moon credit) design? It may have solved one problem but at what cost? It just looks nuts to me.

#10684 1 year ago

The only advantage of the half moon credit unit would be that it is a lot smaller.

The main disadvantage is that it has a maximum credit of 9 plays. Someone posted once on Pinside it can be modified to read higher. I can remember back in arcades, guys would complain that the maximum was only 9 credits.

#10685 1 year ago
Quoted from DennisDodel:

Quoted from PinballFever:
Btw, the name (Utah) reportedly came from one of the USS battleships which was named after the state.

Interesting. Can you provide a source for this info.? United made quite a few games with state names. Thanks.

It was Craig Smallish in the Facebook woodrail group that I think you're also a member of.

"Interesting fact: United Manufacturing began producing what on the surface appeared to be purely a state series, but was actually an homage to the USS Naval fleet of WWII. Beginning with their conversion games produced during the wartime ban, '42 Midway, '42 Arizona, '43 Santa Fe, '44 Idaho, and '44 Oklahoma. In fact the Arizona back box side panels feature a mast with naval burgee pennants flying."

"One could easily believe the Utah was also named after a famous battleship, however the post war UMC state machines don't have any obvious graphics which could be attributed to their nautical namesakes. That being said, the Utah, Oklahoma, Nevada, all played significant roles during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Even the Wisconsin was launched on the second anniversary, December 7th of 1943, and Hawaii of course is the location of the famous harbor (all UMC pinball titles). Given these facts, I believe it's too much of a coincidence to think that the post-war machines were not also namesake homages to the WWII ships. As an added note, UMC kept their very military-looking logo until at least 1960."

#10686 1 year ago
Quoted from PinballFever:

It was Craig Smallish in the Facebook woodrail group that I think you're also a member of.
"Interesting fact: United Manufacturing began producing what on the surface appeared to be purely a state series, but was actually an homage to the USS Naval fleet of WWII. Beginning with their conversion games produced during the wartime ban, '42 Midway, '42 Arizona, '43 Santa Fe, '44 Idaho, and '44 Oklahoma. In fact the Arizona back box side panels feature a mast with naval burgee pennants flying."
"One could easily believe the Utah was also named after a famous battleship, however the post war UMC state machines don't have any obvious graphics which could be attributed to their nautical namesakes. That being said, the Utah, Oklahoma, Nevada, all played significant roles during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Even the Wisconsin was launched on the second anniversary, December 7th of 1943, and Hawaii of course is the location of the famous harbor (all UMC pinball titles). Given these facts, I believe it's too much of a coincidence to think that the post-war machines were not also namesake homages to the WWII ships. As an added note, UMC kept their very military-looking logo until at least 1960."

Sounds plausible. Thanks for posting this.

#10687 1 year ago
Quoted from DennisDodel:

Sounds plausible. Thanks for posting this.

Welcome. I enjoy your historical posts.

#10688 1 year ago
Quoted from DennisDodel:

Sounds plausible. Thanks for posting this.

I agree! I hadn't considered that...makes sense to me too.

Now what do you guys think about all the Williams games around the same time frame that were also named for locations...or so I previously thought: Tennesee, Virginia, Saratoga, El Paso, Phoenix, Tucson, Dallas, St. Louis, Maryland, Boston, and Georgia. I don't know my naval history as well as some do...but I know some of those were also ship names.

It's also interesting and sneaky that they would not give them naval themes, instead focusing on the geographical themes...

Sean

#10689 1 year ago

I kind of wondered about that, too.
Saratoga, is known for horse racing and spring water.
There is a ship called Saratoga too:

"USS Saratoga (CV-3) was a Lexington-class aircraft carrier built for the United States Navy during the 1920s."

Yet there are references of neither on my glass.

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#10690 1 year ago
Quoted from Stoomer:

I agree! I hadn't considered that...makes sense to me too.
Now what do you guys think about all the Williams games around the same time frame that were also named for locations...or so I previously thought: Tennesee, Virginia, Saratoga, El Paso, Phoenix, Tucson, Dallas, St. Louis, Maryland, Boston, and Georgia. I don't know my naval history as well as some do...but I know some of those were also ship names.
It's also interesting and sneaky that they would not give them naval themes, instead focusing on the geographical themes...
Sean

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_Navy_ships_named_after_US_states

#10691 1 year ago

United States ship naming conventions for the U.S. Navy were established by Congressional action since at least 1862. Title Thirteen, Chapter Six of the US Code enacted that year reads in part,

"The vessels of the Navy shall be named by the Secretary of the Navy under direction of the President according to the following rule:

Sailing-vessels of the first class shall be named after the States of the Union, those of the second class after the rivers, those of the third class after the principal cities and towns and those of the fourth class as the President may direct."

— Section 1531
Further clarification was made by executive order of President Theodore Roosevelt in 1907.[1] However, elements had existed since before his time. If a ship is reclassified, for example a destroyer is converted to a mine layer, it retains its original name.

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#10692 1 year ago

picked this up last weekend. i originally owned it then sold it around 8 years ago. the game went through 2 sets of hands and then became available again. not the greatest woody around but balances out my collection nicely.

will redo the rails and lockdown bar down the track

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#10693 1 year ago

Picked this up today. Moving sale.

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#10694 1 year ago

My Stock Car - Dorado

Almost done

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#10695 1 year ago
Quoted from TheCnyPinGuy:

My Stock Car - Dorado

Just shorten it to Car-dorado. As El Stock Car does not sound as good.

#10696 1 year ago

Being in NY, it could be a "Gold Strike" cabinet. "Gold Stock" has a nice sound to it.

#10697 1 year ago
Quoted from Darcy:

Just shorten it to Car-dorado. As El Stock Car does not sound as good.

'El Stockcarado'

#10698 1 year ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Picked this up today. Moving sale.

Always confused by the theme of Gypsy Queen;
as what does a "fortune teller" have to do with playing cards?
Tarot cards yes
but poker deck?

In a vague way this game kinda reminds me
of one of my favorite games
SweetHearts.

#10699 1 year ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Picked this up today. Moving sale.

Nice grab - that looks good.

#10700 1 year ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Always confused by the theme of Gypsy Queen;
as what does a "fortune teller" have to do with playing cards?

Maybe it's the "Gypsy Queen in a Fairy Tale" Steely Dan told us about?

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