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EM : Show us your EM Pinball Machines!


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#11401 9 months ago


Quoted from Darcy:Is your chime unit not making any sound?
Thought it was not making a sound due to an electrical problem, check this out. The plungers were stuck in the goo of what was left of the silencer rubber. Guess that years of some one oiling the plungers, created the black sticky mess. This from my High Hand.
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Did you try adding fresher oil?

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#11402 9 months ago

Here is my newest project. Williams 1974 Lucky Ace.

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#11403 9 months ago

Lucky Ace is a fun player !

#11404 9 months ago
Quoted from ArgosySK:

Here is my newest project. Williams 1974 Lucky Ace.

I just bought one over the weekend.

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#11405 8 months ago
Quoted from Skidave:

OK, how about 2 EMs and 1 SS. Now I need a Bally Sky Kings (don't tell my wife).

Picked up a Sky Kings last night. And, my wife knows. I really do think that is it for me getting more pins.

Photo will be posted soon.

#11406 8 months ago

Going down south to pick up an EM tomorrow. It has the “extended play” feature. Should be easy to figure out which title it is.

#11407 8 months ago
Quoted from Skidave:

Picked up a Sky Kings last night. And, my wife knows. I really do think that is it for me getting more pins.
Photo will be posted soon.

Lol...the first thing I thought of was you posting a picture of your pissed off wife....

Maybe she'll really like Sky Kings....

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#11408 8 months ago

Today's Score ...

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#11409 8 months ago

Welcome to Wigglesville

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#11410 8 months ago
Quoted from Skidave:

"....................... I really do think that is it for me getting more pins."

Famous last words.

#11411 8 months ago

Yeah, I said that after pin number 2

My wife has quite a few handbags, shoes, earnings, rings, necklaces and so on. I'm just trying to catch up!

#11412 8 months ago
Quoted from pinzrfun:

Lol...the first thing I thought of was you posting a picture of your pissed off wife....
Maybe she'll really like Sky Kings....

She likes all the games. She hates seeing the money taken from the bank account.

#11413 8 months ago
Quoted from Skidave:

Yeah, I said that after pin number 2
My wife has quite a few handbags, shoes, earnings, rings, necklaces and so on. I'm just trying to catch up!

I'm going the other direction, just sold Big Star last night to a nice couple with three boys.

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#11414 8 months ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

sold Big Star last night

You know
I do not think I have ever seen a Big Star or Super Star that was in real nice shape.
While the games I have seen or owned were playable,
cosmetically they were always lacking.
Lots of BG flaking
CAB paint looking shabby
and PFs with planking.
OVerall the art package just not being very pretty
does not help either,
even though the game play and features are kinda cool and fun.

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#11415 8 months ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

You know
I do not think I have ever seen a Big Star or Super Star that was in real nice shape.
While the games I have seen or owned were playable,
cosmetically they were always lacking.
Lots of BG flaking
CAB paint looking shabby
and PFs with planking.
OVerall the art package just not being very pretty
does not help either,
even though the game play and features are kinda cool and fun.

The playfield on this one was fairly good, some wear around the poppers and a few other odd spots. I think it spent time in a barn though as there was a mouse nest or two and the temp changes take their toll on the backglass. The front of the cab was actually off when I purchased it! I did repairs, fixed a bunch of solder joints that were broken and gave it a good cleaning. Has a Bally chime set which sounded really cool and different. I picked it up to do a re-theme, but have more projects than time so.. And yes it was a very fun game to play, get both the bonus lit and sink the shot to advance the add-a-ball was fun if you could pull it off!

The new owners may do a repaint, the wife was very excited about the purchase and could not wait to get it home and start playing.

Lots of my residents enjoyed playing it, I'll have to bring another one in this summer.

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#11416 8 months ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

gave it a good cleaning

I like the patina look of this game.

#11417 8 months ago

Anyone looking for a project 50$. Or is it landfill? Pin is in Wisconsin.

https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/73988

#11418 8 months ago

Seems like a charming game with some potential. I don't need it but would gladly intercept it before it headed to the dump. Hopefully it won't come to that.

I posted it to the flipperless thread.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/%e2%97%8bsome-flipperless-just-came-up-on-cl-e-bay%e2%97%8b/page/14#post-4858201

#11419 8 months ago
Quoted from fuseholder:

Anyone looking for a project 50$. Or is it landfill? Pin is in Wisconsin.
https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/73988

I posted this in the Facebook Woodrail pinball machines, EM arcade games and little mechanical pins group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/876595849125826/

#11420 8 months ago

My latest project is a 1963 Bally 3-In-Line.

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I started a thread to document it's restoration here:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/bally-1963-3-in-line-restoration#post-4855347

#11421 8 months ago
Quoted from fuseholder:

Anyone looking for a project 50$. Or is it landfill? Pin is in Wisconsin.
https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/73988

I saw that in my search for my first pin a month ago, but that's too much of a project for me. It's a shame since that's less than 30 minutes from me, but I wouldn't know what to do with it.

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#11422 8 months ago

Current lineup. (Rancho needs leveling. I need new carpet.)
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#11423 8 months ago

Strong lineup! Only 3 machines on a desert island? Contender.

#11424 8 months ago
Quoted from phil-lee:

Strong lineup! Only 3 machines on a desert island? Contender.

Thanks! I'm working on obtaining a few more friends for this crowd of three.

#11425 8 months ago
Quoted from PSchwisow:

I saw that in my search for my first pin a month ago, but that's too much of a project for me. It's a shame since that's less than 30 minutes from me, but I wouldn't know what to do with it.

Buy it. You cant go wrong. Dedicate 15 mins a day to it when you get home. You would be surprised how much you can get done.

Being That low, you cant go wrong.

#11426 8 months ago
Quoted from Daditude:

Buy it. You cant go wrong. Dedicate 15 mins a day to it when you get home. You would be surprised how much you can get done.
Being That low, you cant go wrong.

I'm concerned about spending a lot of time and money only to end up with a machine that still doesn't work and is still virtually worthless.

#11427 8 months ago

If the machine was better known it would be worth a shot but this sounds like a high risk/low reward kind of thing.

#11428 8 months ago
Quoted from schwism:

If the machine was better known it would be worth a shot but this sounds like a high risk/low reward kind of thing.

If that was near me, I'd be all over it!

Low end pinball forever!

E

#11429 8 months ago
Quoted from schwism:

If the machine was better known it would be worth a shot but this sounds like a high risk/low reward kind of thing.

You're the one who got me into this hobby, so thanks for not trying to talk me into this project.

As much as I want to see early machines preserved, I don't think this is one I can take on.

#11430 8 months ago
Quoted from PSchwisow:

I'm concerned about spending a lot of time and money only to end up with a machine that still doesn't work and is still virtually worthless.

Ahh, but the education on doing the repair work is invaluable, & if you fail it never hurts to have a parts machine for future projects. Win / Win

Low end pin men rule!

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#11431 8 months ago

Loving it already! Previous owner had it since 1971. Playfield filthy, can’t wait to start.

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#11432 8 months ago

Ate her hat

#11433 8 months ago

Post time had autofire before it was cool! Nice find.

#11434 8 months ago
Quoted from PSchwisow:

I'm concerned about spending a lot of time and money only to end up with a machine that still doesn't work and is still virtually worthless.

You can always get an EM to work. They are just relays and switches. The amount of time, however, i cant tell you. That is the rub. You may fix it in 5 minutes. It may takes months.

The real questions are do you care enough to invest the time and could you get your money back if you gave up on it?

#11435 8 months ago

If we are still talking about the $50 Exhibit Coed, the ad says functional. So I'm guessing it at least is partially working.

The tricky part with a game like this isn't so much whether you can get it working. It's the fact that not everyone appreciates woodrails and especially a flipperless one. This type game appeals to a small segment of pinball collectors. With that said, where can you find an interesting piece of lightable and interactive art for $50? And I'm guessing it may be more fun than most expect it to be.

#11436 8 months ago
Quoted from AlexF:

And I'm guessing it may be more fun than most expect it to be.

Right there Alex! Every woodrail, flipperless or not, ended up being more fun than I expected...

#11437 8 months ago
Quoted from AlexF:

"...............And I'm guessing it may be more fun than most expect it to be."

I always play the flipperless games at the shows. They kind of draw you in.
I think they are pretty fun. A completely different animal than a flipper machine.

E

#11438 8 months ago
Quoted from Daditude:

You can always get an EM to work. They are just relays and switches. The amount of time, however, i cant tell you. That is the rub. You may fix it in 5 minutes. It may takes months.
The real questions are do you care enough to invest the time and could you get your money back if you gave up on it?

Agreed. With enough effort and money one can get an EM to work. One issue I’ve seen elsewhere on the site is the dreaded “T” word. I’ve seen enough horror stories where the buyer gets termites along with the machine to make me cautious about machines in this price range. A thorough inspection is important.

#11439 8 months ago
Quoted from schwism:

Agreed. With enough effort and money one can get an EM to work. One issue I’ve seen elsewhere on the site is the dreaded “T” word. I’ve seen enough horror stories where the buyer gets termites along with the machine to make me cautious about machines in this price range. A thorough inspection is important.

Generally I'd guess that is sound advice. However, termites are a fairly rare occurrence in Wisconsin. Never seen one in my 48 years. Powder post beetles or carpenter ants are more common here and even those I've never really worried about. No bugs in the 80 plus games I've owned.

I'd guess the price is based on other variables.

#11440 8 months ago

My King Pin project... got the guts to the back box completed.

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#11441 8 months ago

My one and only EM.
Currently being restored.
First attempt with an EM so it is taking me some time to learn

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#11442 8 months ago

Only 16000 plays!

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#11443 8 months ago

That Target Alpha is A beauty!

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#11444 8 months ago

after chasing this title for 30 years, finally finished a ground up resto over the past 18 months ago.

still need one plastic (middle right) and need to redo the roto target decals (from pinball rescue) as i damaged a few on the rebuild).

fun, lot going on for a '68 game. hoping backglass resto do the backglass.

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#11445 8 months ago

Recent pic. Top Score (to be sold later this spring) is out of frame being shopped out. Top Card and Big Hit will follow into the shop. That Drop a Card on the right will need significant cabinet work before I start on the game itself.

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#11446 8 months ago
Quoted from goldenboy232:

Recent pic. Top Score (to be sold later this spring) is out of frame being shopped out. Top Card and Big Hit will follow into the shop. That Drop a Card on the right will need significant cabinet work before I start on the game itself.

How you liking it in TX, since moving (back?) from the NW?
Has your EM collection recovered from the move.

#11447 8 months ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

How you liking it in TX, since moving (back?) from the NW?
Has your EM collection recovered from the move.

Love living in Texas. The EMs survived. I sold the Target Alpha I brought down from Gig Harbor but I have the rest. I’ve added a King Pin, a Big Hit, a Drop a Card (needs complete restoration) a Top Card and a Top Score.

I’ve also bought / restored / sold a second Quick Draw and second King Pin, along with a Spin A Card while in a Texas.

On the hunt for others in my wishlist...

#11448 8 months ago
Quoted from goldenboy232:

Love living in Texas.

Yep.

#11449 8 months ago
Quoted from pinzrfun:

Lol...the first thing I thought of was you posting a picture of your pissed off wife....
Maybe she'll really like Sky Kings....

Wife is not so mad after all. Here is the machine.

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#11450 8 months ago
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