EM : Show us your EM Pinball Machines!

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EM : Show us your EM Pinball Machines!


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#11001 12 days ago

Finally had a chance to unwrap the Williams Post Time I got from arppop - great condition as described and fantastic packing to get it shipped to me. He took great care to make sure it arrived in one piece. I've got lots going on and have had the machine sitting in my storage area for a month now.

Unpacked it, rebuilt both flippers, new sleeves, ground down coil stops, new PF glass, filed the flipper switch contacts and she is ready to play. What a fun game and (if you're into horses like we are) a wonderful horse racing theme. Love the third hidden flipper that pops the ball back into play. It shows if you have earned that feature with a horseshoe on the back glass. I've got a little art touch-up to do on the PF, then I will clear coat along with my Twin Win. One of only 3 EMs that I own but I really enjoy them. And they're off!!

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#11002 12 days ago

Art is wonderful. I like all the pointy people games !

#11003 12 days ago

That horse grabbing the gal's hat cracks me up!

#11004 12 days ago

I think the horse is laughing on the playfield after he grabbed the hat.

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#11005 12 days ago

Some really beautiful games here !

Here’s my 1970 Strike Zone, I bought this machine about 30 years ago, was one of the first (and only) machines that didn’t need much more than a little cleaning. I just finished giving a good going over, new rubbers, cleaned and waxed the play field, fixed the flaking paint apron, the “up post” kept breaking bulbs when it went down, so I finally addressed that, cleaned up the coin door and painted the legs, and some othe misc stuff.

It’s a great playing game, the backglass is beautiful, the playfield has some very slight wear, this is the only game I have now, it’s the sole survivor of my collection, and I plan on keeping it around for another 30 years.

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#11006 12 days ago

Awesome - don't let that one go ! 30 years of ownership - wow !

#11007 12 days ago
Quoted from NoQuarters:

Awesome - don't let that one go ! 30 years of ownership - wow !

Thanks, when I bought it I opened it up and it was so clean, no hacks, I knew this one was a keeper. It’s always been sitting in the AC, humidity down here is really tough on them. I’d love to get another EM, but I have no more room in the house, and I really don’t want to keep one in my garage or shop.

#11008 12 days ago

Only room for one in the entire house? There must be something you can get rid of to make room for some more? ...

#11009 12 days ago
Quoted from spinal:

Only room for one in the entire house? There must be something you can get rid of to make room for some more? ...

Ahhhh.... those days where 2 or 3 pinballs in the living room were the norm......

#11010 12 days ago

I picked up a Space Mission last week. I replaced the bulbs in the backbox and under the playfield. It had a light cleanup. Once I get the new rubber, I'll do a better cleanup and change out the bulbs on the playfield. This is my first EM. It had nails replacing a broken ball guide. As soon as my Titan shipment arrives, it should be good to go. 141 lightbulbs.

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#11011 12 days ago
Quoted from Draegermeister:

I picked up a Space Mission last week. I replaced the bulbs in the backbox and under the playfield. It had a light cleanup. Once I get the new rubber, I'll do a better cleanup and change out the bulbs on the playfield. This is my first EM. It had nails replacing a broken ball guide. As soon as my Titan shipment arrives, it should be good to go. 141 lightbulbs.

Very nice ! I’m jealous, from what I can see it’s a pretty nice machine, one of the last WMS EM 4 Players. What condition is the backglass ? Keeps us informed.

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#11012 11 days ago
Quoted from NoQuarters:

Awesome - don't let that one go ! 30 years of ownership - wow !

I've had my Super Flite for over 30 years and will not let it go

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#11013 10 days ago
Quoted from Draegermeister:

I picked up a Space Mission last week. I replaced the bulbs in the backbox and under the playfield. It had a light cleanup. Once I get the new rubber, I'll do a better cleanup and change out the bulbs on the playfield. This is my first EM. It had nails replacing a broken ball guide. As soon as my Titan shipment arrives, it should be good to go. 141 lightbulbs.

That’s a fun game. I play mine every day.

#11014 10 days ago

Hi everyone!

Been a few months since I have done anything pin related aside from minor repairs; since I have gone back to work in the healthcare field my time has been very limited! I'm helping one of my best friends get his father's facility back on track, he is going over the books and contracts getting finances in order while I'm doing what I do best running maintenance, laundry and housekeeping and getting the building back up to snuff.

One thing we do for our residents and staff is throw a BBQ party outdoors every month which is attended by a local DJ who does trivia and hands out prizes. Everyone has a great time and I thought I'd step things up for the next one which is a staff car show to go along with the cookout! We have about 6-7 people with muscle cars and sports cars which will be on display during the cookout.

So how do you top that? Bring a pin along of course! I dusted off Big Star which had been sitting in the corner of my shop for several months but I had gone through it so it was functioning 100%. I had planned on doing a re-theme but have just been too busy. Cleaned and waxed the playfield, tuned up a few minor issues and I'm planning on painting the legs this week. She has had a hard life (I actually glued the cabinet back together a few months ago) so I'm not concerned if she picks up a few new scratches. If it turns out to be as popular as I think it will be, might become a fixture in our recreation dept. Next cook out is the 25th! I'll take pictures and post when it happens.

Gary

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#11015 10 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

One thing we do for our residents and staff is throw a BBQ party outdoors every month

That's cool! They must look forward to that.

#11016 9 days ago

Gary great that you could share your Big Star pin and bring back some memories of people playing one.

Just saw a Super Star with a crazy price of $1,000. Funny thing is I tried to buy one for $350.00 that worked in Illinois last year.

#11017 9 days ago

A grand gesture-well done.

#11018 9 days ago

I was wondering what happened to you. I guess you didn’t make Pintastic either.

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#11019 9 days ago

Picked this up Friday. Drove 3-1/2 hours to Cleveland suburb to get it (from another Pinsider). Took me 3 days to get it working. Had all kinds of issues, undisclosed. Pretty disappointing to drive that far to get something not as described. Got it home and fixed all the sloppy work the previous owner had done to it. But it's working now and looks ok. Going to attempt some touch up on the backglass while I look for a better one. Happy to have a Teacher's Pet. My mother (retired) and daughter are teachers!

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#11020 9 days ago

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#11021 9 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

So how do you top that? Bring a pin along of course! I dusted off Big Star which had been sitting in the corner of my shop for several months ...Next cook out is the 25th! I'll take pictures and post when it happens.
Gary

Awesome! I think you will find an enormous amount of interest, both from the fun of playing and when you talk about the mechanics of the EM's - they are a real eye-opener for anyone mechanically inclined.

#11022 9 days ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

I was wondering what happened to you. I guess you didn’t make Pintastic either.

Helping one of my best friends get this grand old lady back on her feet, hard to say no. I was director for 4 years before stepping down, I did not see eye to eye with former management at the time who seemed more interested in... not addressing issues I had brought to their attention.

They are all gone now, funny that. Bill comes due sooner or later.

She is coming along just fine, firing on all cylinders now.

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#11023 9 days ago
Quoted from Grayman_EM:

Gary great that you could share your Big Star pin and bring back some memories of people playing one.
Just saw a Super Star with a crazy price of $1,000. Funny thing is I tried to buy one for $350.00 that worked in Illinois last year.

Depending on the response, I might bring two for the next BBQ.

#11024 9 days ago

What kind of property is that?

#11025 9 days ago
Quoted from Vic_Camp:

What kind of property is that?

Former mansion from the late 1800's, turned nursing home in 1954, 60 bed wing added to right side in 1994. Currently 30 bed long term care, 30 bed short term care. Knees, hips, respite and hospice, that sort of thing. Fully staffed physical therapy department.

#11026 9 days ago

I thought it might be something like that. You were director of property services or management of some sort?
Looks very nice.

#11027 9 days ago
Quoted from Vic_Camp:

I thought it might be something like that. You were director of property services or management of some sort?

Director of Environmental Services.

http://www.beechwoodrehab.net/

#11028 9 days ago

Awesome....thanks for the info. Nice thing bring a game to one of their events.

#11029 8 days ago
Quoted from JethroP:

Picked this up Friday. Drove 3-1/2 hours to Cleveland suburb to get it (from another Pinsider). Took me 3 days to get it working. Had all kinds of issues, undisclosed. Pretty disappointing to drive that far to get something not as described. Got it home and fixed all the sloppy work the previous owner had done to it. But it's working now and looks ok. Going to attempt some touch up on the backglass while I look for a better one. Happy to have a Teacher's Pet. My mother (retired) and daughter are teachers!

Teacher's Pet looks like a title that is fun to play, hopefully some day I'll get a chance to play one.

#11030 8 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Teacher's Pet looks like a title that is fun to play, hopefully some day I'll get a chance to play one.

I thought I had it all fixed, but still finding a few minor bugs to work out. Meanwhile, I have been playing it and IT IS REALLY FUN! This game is what pinball is all about!

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#11031 7 days ago

Latest addition to the Cave: 1975 Williams Little Chief. Definitely a players machine, as most of mine are. Looks a little incongruous next to the P3 but I like the contrast

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#11032 7 days ago

Little Chief is fun. I had one for awhile. Good player.

#11033 7 days ago

Me too. Fun game. Little Chief kind of sneaks up on you. At first it feels like there is much going on but once you learn the subtlety of the rule set it's a lot of fun.

#11034 7 days ago

My original first thoughts after I played Little Chief were blah, but I hold to blame that I did not read the rule set and understand the gameplay. After I learned it I really started to enjoy it. Collect bonus in game play. Thumbs up.

Here is a PAPA 2017 championship video were Jim B. makes an interesting decision to choose Little Chief over Iron Man and Ripleys for the final game against Zach Sharpe for the championship. Go to 3:47:00 to see the final matchup.

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#11035 7 days ago
Quoted from Toyguy:

Latest addition to the Cave: 1975 Williams Little Chief. Definitely a players machine, as most of mine are. Looks a little incongruous next to the P3 but I like the contrast

Here's me back in the late sixties, playing a 1965 Williams Big Chief. One of these days, I need to pose for a photo in the same manner, as an adult, with hands fused to flipper buttons, in front of a Big Chief. Perhaps someone will bring one to Pinfest next year and I will fulfill that objective.

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#11036 6 days ago
Quoted from ZNET:

Here's me back in the late sixties, playing a 1965 Williams Big Chief. One of these days, I need to pose for a photo in the same manner, as an adult, with hands fused to flipper buttons, in front of a Big Chief. Perhaps someone will bring one to Pinfest next year and I will fulfill that objective.

What a great memory and memoir Bruce. Where was the pic taken?

#11037 6 days ago

"Big Chief"? Hmmm.
There actually was one for sale at Pinfest in the flea market area. I believe it was the 2017 show.

#11038 6 days ago
Quoted from Toyguy:

Latest addition to the Cave: 1975 Williams Little Chief. Definitely a players machine, as most of mine are. Looks a little incongruous next to the P3 but I like the contrast

Another game I remember brand new in the local arcade. It was a very fast and fun game at the time.

#11039 6 days ago
Quoted from wayner:

What a great memory and memoir Bruce. Where was the pic taken?

Cedar Mar Yacht Club on Barnegat Bay in Toms River, NJ, established in 1966, where my family docked a boat. I suspect that the photo was taken around 1967, when I was 8 years old. My brother, 3 years my senior, is on the far left.

Note that I am the only kid who declined to remove hands from flipper buttons for the photo. It's no surprise that pinball became my hobby of choice.

#11040 5 days ago

This game came out of the Pacific Pinball Museum auction in June 2018, another Rocket III (Bally, 1968)

They held the game for me to purchase, as I needed a replacement for the same title I own as a Ted Zale "zipper flipper" collector.
Cabinet is a repaint using the sample production (blue) versus standard production (black) colors.
Other than a few creative mods, very solid game / fully functional for $800.
Superb playfield and backglass.

Thanks go out to Michael Schiess and Kyle Spiteri.
Without their help the game would have been long gone, before I could have reached it.

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#11041 5 days ago

Nice that worked out for you. Looks like a very nice game. And the price wasn't bad at all looking at the condition.

#11042 5 days ago
Quoted from ZNET:

Cedar Mar Yacht Club on Barnegat Bay in Toms River, NJ, established in 1966, where my family docked a boat. I suspect that the photo was taken around 1967, when I was 8 years old. My brother, 3 years my senior, is on the far left.
Note that I am the only kid who declined to remove hands from flipper buttons for the photo. It's no surprise that pinball became my hobby of choice.

Probably had a hot game going & is cradling a ball during the photo.

#11043 5 days ago
Quoted from ZNET:

Here's me back in the late sixties, playing a 1965 Williams Big Chief. One of these days, I need to pose for a photo in the same manner, as an adult, with hands fused to flipper buttons, in front of a Big Chief. Perhaps someone will bring one to Pinfest next year and I will fulfill that objective.

What a great photo! Thanks for sharing!

#11044 5 days ago

What is the deal with the bumper caps, they kinda look like they came off a BLY Space Invaders?
Or those just special made decals applied?

#11045 5 days ago

Bruce,
You haven't seen my Dimension. NOS playfield

#11046 5 days ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

What is the deal with the bumper caps, they kinda look like they came off a BLY Space Invaders?
Or those just special made decals applied?

Custom pop bumper decals that will be removed. Not factory. Similiar to the Rocket III emblems on the siderails in enamel, not easily removed, so they will stay as they match the cabinet paint.

#11047 5 days ago

Today, I finally scored a "Cards Themed Gottlieb". It was in storage for 20 years.
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#11048 5 days ago

Part 2.

Sat with just 2 wood screws holding the back box for 20 years. First thing done at home, get some bolts into the cabinet.
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Kind of dusty as well.
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#11049 5 days ago

Adam, Your NOS Dimension playfield sounds fantastic.
Nic Schell recommends swapping the kick-out hole solenoids, which are too strong, with others in the stock game, which are too weak. If I had a NOS Dimension or 2001 playfield, I would follow his advice to avert wear at the top.

Alas, my 2001 sustained typical wear, in 2 spots, which I touched up. Fortunately, the wear stopped short of multiple-colored areas, making the touch-up an easy task.

Post a photo of your NOS Dimension playfield, Adam. That's a rare bird, for sure.

#11050 5 days ago
Quoted from Darcy:

Part 2.
Sat with just 2 wood screws holding the back box for 20 years. First thing done at home, get some bolts into the cabinet.

Two screws on that triangle better than just a couple spots of glue like I found on my Fashion Show when I dug into it. Lucky the head didn't just break apart there and fall forward.

How deceiving it is when you look at the game from the front with that big trim on the head and you open it up and find how shoddy and cheap the construction really was.

Edit- mine had bolts but head was falling apart.

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