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EM : Show us your EM Pinball Machines!


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#10801 1 year ago
Quoted from Amarildo:

Here is my Midway Raceway, have a Bill Davis playfield all original

Very nice. Always wanted to play that title.

#10802 1 year ago
Quoted from Mopar:

That's all your machine needs is the ball release?
I never had my opened. I'll see about getting to the
back of it and see what type of release it has. Has to
be like a springy metal flap. Maybe something I'll be
ably to form..
Mine will be needed quite a bit of work. Much is frozen,
but I've been there many times before. It won't be
anything new..

We got this working last week . it didnt have a spring release really. when i bought the machine , someone had made a catch of pop can metal to grab the ball . it worried meas it was loose and it would be impossible to find another. ted(novaguy) jimmy mcgivered a solid rounded piece that take the ball exactly as it is supposed to . As for game play it is a very difficult game and can last a bit of time , if you miss the ball it doesnt count to a strike or an out (3 outs ends game). the biggest dissapointment is there is no bell system in the game , or at least couldnt find where one should have been. the youtube video plays without one as well.

#10803 1 year ago

Not my game, but posting photos anyway as it is a game
that I have never seen in person before.
Part of the PPM collection thanks to Larry Z.
It will be at the Golden State Pinfest (Pin-A-Lodi) in 2 weeks.
Whoopee!!!
Looking forward to playing it,
though it probably will not be much better
gameplay wise than its descendent
WMS Darling/Jubilee

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#10804 1 year ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Not my game, but posting photos anyway as it is a game
that I have never seen in person before.
Part of the PPM collection thanks to Larry Z.
It will be at the Golden State Pinfest (Pin-A-Lodi) in 2 weeks.
Whoopee!!!
Looking forward to playing it,
though it probably will not be much better
gameplay wise than its descendent
WMS Darling/Jubilee

One of those just sold locally on flea bay for only $227.

#10805 1 year ago
Quoted from pinheadpierre:

One of those just sold locally on flea bay for only $227.

Probably the one that had the PF stripped
but then never put back together before selling?
10 yrs ago i would have been all over it.

#10806 1 year ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Probably the one that had the PF stripped
but then never put back together before selling?
10 yrs ago i would have been all over it.

Yup - that's the one.

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#10807 1 year ago

Here are better photos than posted on the 2018 Allentown Pinfest thread of the 1971 Bally Expressway I purchased at the event last weekend.

Pinsider dono (Don O.) restored this game, preserving its originality. He resisted the temptation to over-restore her, opting for a light playfield clear-coat in lieu of multiple automotive layers of lacquer. The ball speed is fast and the flippers have that irresistible "buttery" feel to them. I am very impressed with Don's restoration skills and couldn't be more pleased with this acquisition.

The up-post is illuminated by 2 amber-colored incandescent bulbs. The game was set up in the free-play area up until the end of the event on Saturday. I hope that others had the opportunity to play it.

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#10808 1 year ago

I had the privilege to play it, and it was awesome!
Perfect in every way!

Eric

#10809 1 year ago

I know Big Don personally, and he did a great job on that game. That coin door gleams like nothing I've ever seen before.

#10810 1 year ago

Well, these were mine, but they sold at Pinfest. Love the cash, but it stung a little to part with them.

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#10811 1 year ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Well, these were mine, but they sold at Pinfest. Love the cash, but it stung a little to part with them.

Nice machines jr-I would be thrilled to be able to get a Skyline one day.

#10812 1 year ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Well, these were mine, but they sold at Pinfest. Love the cash, but it stung a little to part with them.

Beautiful game! And fun! I played it at the Seattle Pinball Museum when I lived there. Yours is in better shape than theirs!

#10813 1 year ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Well, these were mine, but they sold at Pinfest. Love the cash, but it stung a little to part with them.

nice!

#10814 1 year ago

I played just about all the EMs at PHOF yesterday and Royal Guard/Apollo were still the most fun to me.

There were one or two 3" flipper games that I enjoyed the rapid fire scoring and mechanical tactile feedback from similiar to Quickdraw but my favorites are still the 2" flipper games.

Just about all the EMs there played very well as they should. Kudos to Tim for keeping them up.

A word of warning is it's getting warm inside the PHOF now that Vegas is getting hot. My Tshirt was soaked when I left.(No AC that I can tell, just fans all over)

#10815 1 year ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Well, these were mine, but they sold at Pinfest. Love the cash, but it stung a little to part with them.

Love King Of Diamonds and was tempted playing your nice example, but I have one in my restoration que, I better get it going.

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#10816 1 year ago

Just posted an ad on this Quick Draw, which is now finished after many months, is also ready for sale (thought I had an out-of-state buyer but he flaked out):

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#10817 1 year ago
Quoted from Grayman_EM:

Don't see many Triple Strike pins for sale. Nice!

I just picked one up in Lebanon but need a backglass

#10818 1 year ago

A bit off topic but am doing a flipper rebuild on my El Dorado. How the heck do I get this thing by my thumb off LOL, I feel like a cavemen

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#10819 1 year ago

pin punch

#10820 1 year ago
Quoted from GorillaBiscuits:

A bit off topic but am doing a flipper rebuild on my El Dorado. How the heck do I get this thing by my thumb off LOL, I feel like a cavemen

I use a rivet punch (cheap on ebay)-only need to punch sufficiently to release or replace lever arm.

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Alternatively by using an enclosing socket at the back of the lever arm utilise a vice to take the roll pin to the bridge of the lever arm then punching remainder. This I have found to be a gentler, more controlled removal although you need to place a spacer between the lever arms to prevent 'squashing'.

#10821 1 year ago
Quoted from GorillaBiscuits:

A bit off topic but am doing a flipper rebuild on my El Dorado. How the heck do I get this thing by my thumb off LOL, I feel like a cavemen

It's a roll pin. Tap it out with a small hammer after placing it on a partially opened vise or something similar. As dt mentioned above, you may need a small punch to get it all the way through, but you can probably just grab the protruding pin with pliers and pull it out after driving it flush on the other end.

#10822 1 year ago

EM folks are the best, thanks all!

I’ll order a punch. In the meantime I rebuilt the problem flipper with new parts minus the old part (which didn’t look mushroomed), it plays so much better now! Amazing to actually be able to hit the right side of the upper drops now

#10823 1 year ago

for the roll pins I just use an appropriately sized nail with the end ground flat, works great. if I remember right a standard 16d nail works great.

#10824 1 year ago
Quoted from GorillaBiscuits:

EM folks are the best, thanks all!
I’ll order a punch. In the meantime I rebuilt the problem flipper with new parts minus the old part (which didn’t look mushroomed), it plays so much better now! Amazing to actually be able to hit the right side of the upper drops now

Note it is a roll pin punch you need. I has that little tit in middle of the face to keep it centered.

#10825 1 year ago
Quoted from goldenboy232:

Just posted an ad on this Quick Draw, which is now finished after many months, is also ready for sale (thought I had an out-of-state buyer but he flaked out):

that looks really nice.

#10826 1 year ago
Quoted from ZNET:

Here are better photos than posted on the 2018 Allentown Pinfest thread of the 1971 Bally Expressway I purchased at the event last weekend.
Pinsider dono (Don O.) restored this game, preserving its originality. He resisted the temptation to over-restore her, opting for a light playfield clear-coat in lieu of multiple automotive layers of lacquer. The ball speed is fast and the flippers have that irresistible "buttery" feel to them. I am very impressed with Don's restoration skills and couldn't be more pleased with this acquisition.
The up-post is illuminated by 2 amber-colored incandescent bulbs. The game was set up in the free-play area up until the end of the event on Saturday. I hope that others had the opportunity to play it.

Glad it went to a nice home and gracious new owner, thanks for posting these pics Bruce.

#10827 1 year ago
Quoted from bloodonthepins:

that looks really nice.

Thank you very much!

#10828 1 year ago
Quoted from goldenboy232:

Thank you very much!

Kinda want it. Playfield seems too nice for a repro.

#10829 1 year ago
Quoted from Electrocute:

Kinda want it. Playfield seems too nice for a repro.

Glass is a repro. Playfield is not — if that’s what you’re asking?

#10830 1 year ago
Quoted from goldenboy232:

Glass is a repro. Playfield is not — if that’s what you’re asking?

He's just saying your pf is nice enough where he won't need to buy a repro for it

#10831 1 year ago
Quoted from hoov:

He's just saying your pf is nice enough where he won't need to buy a repro for it

Makes sense. Thanks!

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#10832 1 year ago

Sky Jump! Every thing works as it should, and a potential paint job down the line. Very happy with my first pin. Loving the feel of having an EM at home.

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#10833 1 year ago

wont be the best playing pin but will be up there in the best looking department.

gottlieb sea shore from 64 now at the front of the queue for a full restore and rebuild.

game originally sent to france and was imported into australia about 25 years ago and has sat in dry storage since.

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#10834 1 year ago

the sea shore is indeed beautiful . as one person who played mine commented, it is a bit more fun than a buckaroo although similar , it isnt as closed off being able to get the ball back easier into the upper playfield . i suposed "best playing" is relative to what you compare it to. the one thing that has stopped me from doing a full strip down on mine is that purple 4 hole skirt for the dead bumper. what do you plan to do there as to date ive been unable to find one

#10835 1 year ago

I made some for my San Francisco. I recommend ordering white ones from PBR and dyeing them yourself. I used synthetic fabric dye (for dyeing polyester fabric) from the fabric store.

#10836 1 year ago
Quoted from pinheadpierre:

I made some for my San Francisco. I recommend ordering white ones from PBR and dyeing them yourself. I used synthetic fabric dye (for dyeing polyester fabric) from the fabric store.

Can you show us a picture of your results?

#10837 1 year ago

Found two new ones 2 miles from home, Pro Football and Top Score. Both in pretty good shape, playfields nice and play fine with just a few minor issues to look at. The Top Score Backglass could be better but is OK for now. Pro Football needs the stickers for the flippers and has green LEDs for the score reels for some reason. Top Score has almost all LEDs, will probably remove.

The Seller also threw in a 1949 Bally Champion playfield (got me to haul it away). Should make a nice wall hanging.

Off to clean and fix stuff, makes for a fun weekend!

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#10838 1 year ago
Quoted from Mikala:

Can you show us a picture of your results?

Next time I might give it less time in the dye or mix the dye weaker for more color control, but I'm pleased with the result.

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#10839 1 year ago
Quoted from pinheadpierre:

Next time I might give it less time in the dye or mix the dye weaker for more color control, but I'm pleased with the result.

that does look good and a great solution. i suppose id do both the 6 hole and 4 hole to match . id be a bit concerned how it would wear though , with continual ball play. would the edge turn to white after several games?

#10840 1 year ago
Quoted from pinheadpierre:

Next time I might give it less time in the dye or mix the dye weaker for more color control, but I'm pleased with the result.

A very nice result.

#10841 1 year ago
Quoted from singlezero:

that does look good and a great solution. i suppose id do both the 6 hole and 4 hole to match . id be a bit concerned how it would wear though , with continual ball play. would the edge turn to white after several games?

No, the dye soaks in.

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#10842 1 year ago

Here's a game I purchased from a collector in Canada and picked up at the Allentown show, I think in 2006. I Brought it home and got it cleaned up and working 100%, but only had it for a short period of time, since I already had a low played near perfect Jacks Open in my collection. Being its a sample game I just wanted to get it out there for all to view and have reference to. Mylar on playfield.

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#10843 1 year ago

Look how empty your garage seems

#10844 1 year ago
Quoted from Vic_Camp:

Here's a game I purchased from a collector in Canada and picked up at the Allentown show, I think in 2006. I Brought it home and got it cleaned up and working 100%, but only had it for a short period of time, since I already had a low played near perfect Jacks Open in my collection. Being its a sample game I just wanted to get it out there for all to view and have reference to. Mylar on playfield.

Is it my eyes or does that picture have two play meter counters?

#10845 1 year ago
Quoted from DropTarget:

Look how empty your garage seems

This pic might have been 2005...when I started transitioning into a game room.

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#10846 1 year ago
Quoted from Grayman_EM:

Is it my eyes or does that picture have two play meter counters?

Yes...........two meters. Maybe coins in on one meter and replays won on another?

#10847 1 year ago
Quoted from Vic_Camp:

This pic might have been 2005...when I started transitioning into a game room.

It's practically naked!

#10848 1 year ago
Quoted from DropTarget:

It's practically naked!

And the record albums! I remember that!

#10849 1 year ago

the "garage play room" thing won't work for me, my wife insists on actually parking the car in the garage!
lol, I have to admit, it is nice when its pouring outside

#10850 1 year ago

Jacks Open may edge out Atlantis here. Maybe. An all around great game.

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