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EM : Show us your EM Pinball Machines!


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#12201 7 months ago
Quoted from John_I:

Just got my Sky Jump. [quoted image]

Great minds think alike!

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#12202 6 months ago
Quoted from Nikrox2:

Looks like you can get 12 more in there Jethro! And I see the Harley made it all the way from Indy! Hope all is well my friend! (Got props on the HD lamps you made last week, amazing work thanks again!)

Thanks! It’s getting a little cramped with 9 machines in my 1 car garage . Yeah, the Harley made it ok, and I can ride it all winter long out here! I see you got the bug bad. Lucky you out there in Midwest project haven.

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#12203 6 months ago

Touchdown now at work for our Physical Therapy patients to enjoy, I think Magic Town will be joining it soon.

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#12204 6 months ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Touchdown now at work for our Physical Therapy patients to enjoy, I think Magic Town will be joining it soon.[quoted image]

Of course, it’s very important to make sure patients get in their wrist therapy!

#12205 6 months ago
Quoted from wolverinetuner:

Of course, it’s very important to make sure patients get in their wrist therapy!

Its the standing therapy they need, though I have caught a few playing from wheelchairs!

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#12206 6 months ago

Pro Football sitting next to Alice Cooper’s Nightmare Castle. Set to 3- ball, my high score is 74 points. Bought for $200, plugged it in and it works great! Fun game.

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#12207 6 months ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Touchdown now at work for our Physical Therapy patients to enjoy, I think Magic Town will be joining it soon.[quoted image]

That is a very cool idea, gets them up and playing, reliving some old memories and fun times

#12208 6 months ago
Quoted from chill:

Pro Football sitting next to Alice Cooper’s Nightmare Castle. Set to 3- ball, my high score is 74 points. Bought for $200, plugged it in and it works great! Fun game.[quoted image]

There is an easy way to set it on free play!

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#12209 6 months ago

Lighting in the head works now. Doesn't look too bad for a 60s game that just came off route 22 days ago

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#12210 6 months ago
Quoted from stavio:

Doesn't look too bad for a 60s game that just came off route 22 days ago

After 50+ years hard work and good earnings, it deserves to retire into a part time gig.

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#12211 6 months ago

Finished my Dancing Dolls project. Replaced a few broken parts, cleaned all the steppers, a little paint, and it plays like new! Before and after pics...

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#12212 6 months ago
Quoted from JethroP:

Finished my Dancing Dolls project. Replaced a few broken parts, cleaned all the steppers, a little paint, and it plays like new! Before and after pics...[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Another one saved! Incredible work.

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#12213 6 months ago

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#12214 6 months ago

Getting closer to wrapping this project up:
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There are a hand full of electrical bugs to chase down. Cosmetically, the apron and back box rear panel are the last major things. Once I get the rest of the to-do list for it finished, I'm sure I can get at least $5000 on craigslist for this rare collectable vintage mancave pinball game! </sarcasm>

#12215 6 months ago
Quoted from pencilneck:

Getting closer to wrapping this project up:
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There are a hand full of electrical bugs to chase down. Cosmetically, the apron and back box rear panel are the last major things. Once I get the rest of the to-do list for it finished, I'm sure I can get at least $5000 on craigslist for this rare collectable vintage mancave pinball game! </sarcasm>

Nice touch with the highlights on the bowling balls in the cabinet art. Classy.

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#12216 6 months ago

My recent additions, Atlantis, Jet Spin, Fireball, Little Joe.

I did a bunch of work, plastics, rubbers, bulbs, etc.

Now enjoying the fruits of my labor!

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#12217 6 months ago

Ms. Domino just got some new Roto-Target labels courtesy of pinballrescue.net - I've been mostly ignoring the targets in play, since it's been hard to discern the 2 vs. 3 pips and the 4 vs. 5 pips (and also, drain monster aiming for the center). Proud of myself for getting the target rotor on / off / aligned successfully - being an engineer you know I did not put the glass back until I had tested each target to make sure it worked properly with the playfield dominos. But all in all a much easier project than I feared.

Mr. Duotron is awaiting some new, slightly hotter flipper coils - I was OK with them initially but Domino arrived with some peppier yellow dot coils and Duotron feels a bit sad in comparison. Coils and sleeves and springs (the left one is kinda shot) - will give me a little project when those come in. Got some contact cleaning and adjusting to do on him next time he's opened up - plays fine but the chimes don't always sound for some of the lane rollovers. And I got a chime rebuild kit a while back but still not happy with the tone, so some tweaking to do there.

I'm at 100% capacity in terms of available space, but I love to window shop the 60's / 70's EMs - enjoy seeing all the games that folks post, many of which I recall from back in the day....
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#12218 6 months ago

Just picked up this gem and got it home after a short 10 hour drive. Got a few things to work on but it’s mostly cosmetic. It’s one I’ve been wanting to own for awhile.

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#12219 6 months ago
Quoted from Sea_Wolf:

Just picked up this gem and got it home after a short 10 hour drive. Got a few things to work on but it’s mostly cosmetic. It’s one I’ve been wanting to own for awhile.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

I saw this one and was wondering - do the head and cabinet have the same serial number?

#12220 6 months ago
Quoted from DaMoib:

I saw this one and was wondering - do the head and cabinet have the same serial number?

They are the same. At first I couldn’t find the backbox serial number but it was hidden under the score adjustment card.

They do look different. My guess is that the backbox is dingy yellow due to cigarette smoke wafting up from an ashtray on the playfield glass. Makes me glad I quit 20 years ago.

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#12221 6 months ago

My first of hopefully many pins.. Already posted a 188,000 plus score on it..

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#12222 6 months ago

Wow 2 fast draws in 1 day. Congrats fellas

#12223 6 months ago
Quoted from stavio:

Wow 2 fast draws in 1 day. Congrats fellas

Something weird I just noticed. Both machines have a non-matching drop target in the same position on the left bank. I’ve already ordered the correct replacement from PBR.

Just a strange coincidence?

#12224 6 months ago

Such a fun game. I have the identical two-player version Quick Draw that I restored several years ago. Still among my very favorites in my collection -- just keeps you coming back for "one more game".

#12225 6 months ago
Quoted from Sea_Wolf:

Something weird I just noticed. Both machines have a non-matching drop target in the same position on the left bank. I’ve already ordered the correct replacement from PBR.
Just a strange coincidence?

not a coincidence; the black horseshoe target on both banks resets (other targets stay down) and is worth 5K each. I believe if hitting all targets down, only those black targets resets. GREAT FEATURE!

#12226 6 months ago
Quoted from Dono:

not a coincidence; the black horseshoe target on both banks resets (other targets stay down) and is worth 5K each. I believe if hitting all targets down, only those black targets resets. GREAT FEATURE!

It is a great feature but I was referring to both machines having an incorrect replacement target on the far left of the left drop target bank.

If you blow up the pics, you can see that mine is white with a black horseshoe and Mr Fisty’s is a solid yellow instead of the correct yellow with a cowboy head target.

Strange.

#12227 6 months ago
Quoted from goldenboy232:

Such a fun game. I have the identical two-player version Quick Draw that I restored several years ago. Still among my very favorites in my collection -- just keeps you coming back for "one more game".

It's true. That double bonus from ABC is such a thrill when it happens.

#12228 6 months ago
Quoted from MrFisty:

Already posted a 188,000 plus score on it..

Too bad it didn't come with enough score reels.

#12229 6 months ago

I have a quik draw good game.
Raff
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#12230 5 months ago
Quoted from Sea_Wolf:

It is a great feature but I was referring to both machines having an incorrect replacement target on the far left of the left drop target bank.
If you blow up the pics, you can see that mine is white with a black horseshoe and Mr Fisty’s is a solid yellow instead of the correct yellow with a cowboy head target.
Strange.

The target most likely to snap... closest to the flippers?

#12231 5 months ago
Quoted from DaMoib:

The target most likely to snap... closest to the flippers?

Sounds reasonable. 80-88% of people are right hand dominant. Cool

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#12232 5 months ago

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#12233 5 months ago
Quoted from Ant16bar2:

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North Star has one of my favorite backglasses, very funny!

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#12234 5 months ago

Look what i bought home today
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Yep a king pin I will be giving this one a paint job.
Raff

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#12235 5 months ago
Quoted from Raff:

Look what i bought home today
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Yep a king pin I will be giving this one a paint job.
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Great game -- I love my King Pin and have restored two of them over the past couple of years. Such a fun game and great cabinet artwork. Pinball Pimp makes the stencil if you're doing a repaint. Congrats!

#12236 5 months ago

Good score Raff. That cab could sure use some tlc, so have fun with your repaint. Looking forward to seeing your pics.
...how come your lawn is green? Adelaide must be getting more rain than Perth.

#12237 5 months ago

Thanks yea its going to need glue and paint
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Quoted from Hyperball91:

Adelaide must be getting more rain than Perth.

Yea there was alot of rain around a week ago.
Raff

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#12238 5 months ago
Quoted from Raff:

Thanks yea its going to need glue and paint

Mine was the same way... the backbox was holding together via the power of "thoughts and prayers". But nothing a bottle of glue and clamps couldn't fix up. The artwork was easy to repaint. If you have access to a plotter cutter, I can send you the files so you can make your own stencils fro the bowling ball, pins and some other bits. The pointy lines, I just measured the original and then masked off with blue tape.

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#12239 5 months ago

I need a reverse wedge head back door. Does anyone have one or know where I might find one?

#12240 5 months ago
Quoted from Daditude:

I need a reverse wedge head back door. Does anyone have one or know where I might find one?

Try posting in this forum.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/the-em-seeking-parts-thread/page/120#post-5496134

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#12241 5 months ago

Latest pickup, a 1968 Bally RockMakers. Ted Zale zipper flipper goodness with an upper flipper like Surfers. BG is screaming for a BGresto replacement and PF has typical wear. Cabinet is super nice and appears to be original paint. No flaking like other RockMakers I have seen. Seller had this game for several years and supposedly bought it from the original owner that had in their possession since new.

One more off my wish list.

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#12242 5 months ago

While we're on the subject of Bally EMs....Time Zone has now taken its place in the game room.
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#12243 5 months ago

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#12244 5 months ago

Well done Raff. It's looking good
..what's with your address painted on ya bin? Now we know where your pins are hiding

#12245 5 months ago
Quoted from Hyperball91:

what's with your address painted on ya bin?

I had a bin stolen so i painted that on there and the bin is still with us.
Raff

#12246 5 months ago

Looks great! Did you decide against the black flecking?

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#12247 5 months ago

My first! Rack a Ball.

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#12248 5 months ago
Quoted from goldenboy232:Looks great! Did you decide against the black flecking?

I left the webbing out i have never done it before there are cans you can buy that are for webbing maybe the next project i will give it a go.
Raff

#12249 5 months ago
Quoted from Raff:

I left the webbing out i have never done it before there are cans you can buy that are for webbing maybe the next project i will give it a go.
Raff

Webbing is usually done before spraying the graphics. There are webbing spray cans, but it's difficult if not impossible to get the fine, subtle webbing effect from a spray can.

#12250 5 months ago

Cool, I was just curious. I typically dip a small wire brush into black lacquer paint that I pour out onto a paper plate and, while wearing a rubber glove, just flick the brush bristles with my index finger and it does a good job with the flecking. I test first on cardboard.

Webbing is the stuff that's harder, but I've done that too.

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