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EM : Show us your EM Pinball Machines!


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#12301 59 days ago

Nice work on the Surfer dude - very cool!

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#12302 59 days ago

Here is my El Dorado. Rebuilt the cabinet and head and repainted, had a heck of a time with the spatter but happy with the final result. Had help getting the EM working once it was put back together other than a few tweaks, the game plays great. Wife’s favorite so it gets to be in the living room! It was a fun first restore.

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#12303 59 days ago

It’s not much, but it’s a new start. I posted a few weeks ago about how I’m losing my space where I keep and work on games.

A nice lady in my neighborhood offered me her one-car garage which she does not use for $25 a month. It has power and lighting and although it will be hotter than hell in the summer it gives me a place to work on games and have my collection somewhere other than moth-balled in storage.

I have moved and set up 3 of 10 games so far and am trying to move 1-2 a day as I can.

The garage does have a small covered patio attached to it and I can work on restorations our there in the summer time and it won’t be so hot.

Still hoping for a better solution longer term but this is the best I can do right now.

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#12304 58 days ago

Just finished my restore of a Target Pool. Rebuilt just about everything. Its playing great and it feels good!

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#12305 58 days ago
Quoted from wizardblom:

My "gameroom" at this moment...[quoted image]

That Old Chicago needs a cabinet paint job in the worst way...........

#12306 58 days ago

Old Chicago...I know.
Already have the stencils from pinball pimp.

The playfield has to be restored also, all plastics are new, I can work on the mechanics, but I am a bad painter/restorer.

Also have a Cosmos in cue for restauration.
Time...

#12307 58 days ago
Quoted from wizardblom:

Old Chicago...I know.
Already have the stencils from pinball pimp.
The playfield has to be restored also, all plastics are new, I can work on the mechanics, but I am a bad painter/restorer.
Also have a Cosmos in cue for restauration.
Time...

I did my OC with the pimp stencils, it's really worth the effort. Great unique colors & design on the cabinet graphics.

#12308 58 days ago
Quoted from mark532011:

Just finished my restore of a Target Pool. Rebuilt just about everything. Its playing great and it feels good![quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Awesome lamp. Target Pool looks good too.

#12309 57 days ago
Quoted from BorgDog:

Awesome lamp. Target Pool looks good too.

Lol, that’s my quasi-steampunk light. Home built except for the switch. Guess what has failed twice now....gotta come up with my own design

#12310 56 days ago
Quoted from goldenboy232:

It’s not much, but it’s a new start. I posted a few weeks ago about how I’m losing my space where I keep and work on games.
A nice lady in my neighborhood offered me her one-car garage which she does not use for $25 a month. It has power and lighting and although it will be hotter than hell in the summer it gives me a place to work on games and have my collection somewhere other than moth-balled in storage.
I have moved and set up 3 of 10 games so far and am trying to move 1-2 a day as I can.
The garage does have a small covered patio attached to it and I can work on restorations our there in the summer time and it won’t be so hot.
Still hoping for a better solution longer term but this is the best I can do right now.[quoted image]

Glad you found a spot.

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#12311 56 days ago
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#12312 56 days ago
Quoted from Sea_Wolf:

Glad you found a spot.

Thanks - I actually hope it’s temporary and I find a better space soon. It really is going to be like an oven here in the summer in that garage. No insulation whatsoever. I MAY have a family memeber who will have garage space in the next 3-4 months that will be insulated. Fingers crossed.

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#12313 56 days ago

These are the last 2 of my 10 that haven’t been moved yet to the crappy garage i mention above .

Both are for sale and I actually sold Top Card tonight! Just thought they looked nice next to each other - and kinda lonely with the other 8 now moved...
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#12314 55 days ago

Boilerman
I assume that is NAGS in the garage up front.
No Backglasses in games during wintertime to protect against paint loss due to temperature fluctuations?

#12315 55 days ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Boilerman
I assume that is NAGS in the garage up front.
No Backglasses in games during wintertime to protect against paint loss due to temperature fluctuations?

i store the bg in the house, the games in the garage are the projects. nags is next in line once i finish up the canada dry. i have had the nags for years, i finally pushed it to the front of the line, so it can be put into the game room.

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#12316 54 days ago

Just finished off the Spanish Eyes. This game was a project. When I got it, it had been in storage somewhere hot for a long time. The playfield was planking and peeling and worn to the bone around all the pop bumpers. I decided to make a playfield protector to prevent any further damage. I have a good method for making the protector, so that is not a huge project. I did a little touch up on the playfield and to fix the areas under the pops, I made some sun patterns like the ones already in the art other places on the playfield and put them under the protector. All in all the playfield looks nice now even though I left a lot of patina rather than repainting large areas. The protector makes it shiny, smooth and fast.

The game came to me with the backglass completely peeled and basically gave a clear view of the backboard lamps! I got a BGResto glass and it sure looks sweet!!

I went with all LEDs against my normal way of doing EMs. In rare cases the heat from regular bulbs can cause the protector sheets to expand and not sit totally flat. Either way, I figured LEDs would look good in this game. I went with Sunlight LEDs from Comet. They are a nice mix between daylight and warm white. The LEDs also work behind the BGResto backglass because it doesn't pass as much light through as an OEM glass.

The game plays so fast its unbelievable. It may be the fastest pop bumper action I have ever seen!

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#12317 54 days ago

Wow John that came out awesome. Can’t wait till the lockdown is over to come over and play a few games on her.

#12318 54 days ago
Quoted from John_I:Just finished off the Spanish Eyes.

Dibs...

#12319 54 days ago

This may be a keeper for a while. We will definitely lock horns on it when you come over.

#12320 53 days ago

Looks great John. The pop bumper art looks like it could have been factory. I'm going to check my Spanish Eyes and see the playfield condition around the pops. My SE is a warehouse find that I haven't got to yet. If it looks like I expect it does maybe I can talk you into printing me up a set pop bumper art. Can't wait to play your SP. By the way I think SE was the first pin that I came across with DC pop bumpers. Sure made the pops fast.

#12321 50 days ago

Oh Captain thanks for the kick in the nuts with those crazy big boots...
There's no good outcome from this lol

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#12322 50 days ago
Quoted from stavio:

Oh Captain thanks for the kick in the nuts with those crazy big boots...
There's no good outcome from this lol

LOL I hate when that happens on my Harlem Globetrotters (very similar layout). Always tell myself to just get it over with, that ball isn't coming back no matter what the hell you do.

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#12323 45 days ago

CANADA DRY

Lucked out......

Estate sale in NJ. I told the estate co. owner to mention my offer to the game owner (with the estate) thinking at the end of the auction they may consider. He said it would start out higher than my offer which I expected. I said no thanks. Then, four days before the sale started he texts me and said seller would accept my offer (afraid coronavirus would shut the sale down). I'm surprised no one submitted an offer higher than mine for a rare game like this. - only 6 or 7 that I know of in US. Most all (2,885) were sent to France for their promotion/tournament.

Here's a Canada Dry post from rgp in 2009 that may explain the history of this one.

BUY...@AOL.COM
- show quoted text -
I had 1 (Canada Dry) sold it b4 I moved to va from nj there were cont loads of them
brought in to hillside nj in the late 70,s when nyc said it was ok to
have pins in bars

The game had a paper in it saying it was serviced in Oct, 1980 in New Jersey. Or, it never left the US which I doubt.

Really like the artwork and the silk screened backglass (glass) is in great shape! Playfield and cabinet have wear that had been touched up. It was definitely played on location. Plays somewhat but needs refurbished.

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EDIT:
After investigating further, this Canada Dry never left the US. It has the standard US 115V transformer, standard score motor, no Mondial coin entrance housing, and correct 25c plates & labels.

#12324 45 days ago
Quoted from hoov:

CANADA DRY
Lucked out......
Estate sale in NJ. I told the estate co. owner to mention my offer to the game owner (with the estate) thinking at the end of the auction they may consider. He said it would start out higher than my offer which I expected. I said no thanks. Then, four days before the sale started he texts me and said seller would accept my offer (afraid coronavirus would shut the sale down). I'm surprised no one submitted an offer higher than mine for a rare game like this. - only 6 or 7 that I know of in US. Most all (2,885) were sent to France for their promotion/tournament.
Here's a Canada Dry post from rgp in 2009 that may explain the history of this one.
BUY...@AOL.COM
- show quoted text -
I had 1 (Canada Dry) sold it b4 I moved to va from nj there were cont loads of them
brought in to hillside nj in the late 70,s when nyc said it was ok to
have pins in bars
The game had a paper in it saying it was serviced in Oct, 1980 in New Jersey. Or, it never left the US which I doubt.
Really like the artwork and the silk screened backglass (glass) is in great shape! Playfield and cabinet have wear that had been touched up. It was definitely played on location. Plays somewhat but needs refurbished.[quoted image]

Love the artwork on that pin.

#12325 45 days ago

Never seen a cabinet made of metal before! How long did William's do this for?!

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#12326 44 days ago

Williams, tried the metal cabinets, they had a fear that wood cabinet Solid State games were going to be lighter and easier to steal. They dropped the metal cabinet as it did cost more to make and possibly harder for them to change up the assembling of the metal cabinets.

#12327 44 days ago
Quoted from Dee-Bow:

Never seen a cabinet made of metal before! How long did William's do this for?![quoted image]

i had a metal gtb sinbad game.

#12328 43 days ago
Quoted from hoov:

CANADA DRY
Lucked out......
Estate sale in NJ. I told the estate co. owner to mention my offer to the game owner (with the estate) thinking at the end of the auction they may consider. He said it would start out higher than my offer which I expected. I said no thanks. Then, four days before the sale started he texts me and said seller would accept my offer (afraid coronavirus would shut the sale down). I'm surprised no one submitted an offer higher than mine for a rare game like this. - only 6 or 7 that I know of in US. Most all (2,885) were sent to France for their promotion/tournament.
Here's a Canada Dry post from rgp in 2009 that may explain the history of this one.
BUY...@AOL.COM
- show quoted text -
I had 1 (Canada Dry) sold it b4 I moved to va from nj there were cont loads of them
brought in to hillside nj in the late 70,s when nyc said it was ok to
have pins in bars
The game had a paper in it saying it was serviced in Oct, 1980 in New Jersey. Or, it never left the US which I doubt.
Really like the artwork and the silk screened backglass (glass) is in great shape! Playfield and cabinet have wear that had been touched up. It was definitely played on location. Plays somewhat but needs refurbished.[quoted image]

Great find Dave-congrats.

#12329 43 days ago

Confession Time.

It has been 3 and a bit weeks since being laid off. "I Played Pinball Today". Have not touched the games in that time. Played for just more than a hour, now my left wrist is numb. Scored 83,000 on the Abra Ca Dabra, scored 56,000 on the Sky Jump. Tomorrow is Sunday, will have plenty of spare time to wipe the glass, and wax most of the playfields.

Sunday morning, starting on some repairs.
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Cheers!

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#12330 42 days ago

hoov's post motivated me to put this together. just need to work out the bugs.
NOS PARTS : playfield, backglass, drop targets, plastics, score cards, paperwork, and a ton of new repro parts.
i have been chasing this white whale for almost 20 years.

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#12331 42 days ago
Quoted from boilerman:

hoov's post motivated me to put this together. just need to work out the bugs.
NOS PARTS : playfield, backglass, drop targets, plastics, score cards, paperwork, and a ton of new repro parts.
i have been chasing this white whale for almost 20 years.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Damn, that is a nice looking pin. Congrats!

#12332 42 days ago
Quoted from boilerman:

i have been chasing this white whale for almost 20 years.

And a nice example! Happy you found one..
I've had a last machine on the wanted list about 4 times,
and so far, so good, but the next one will be right up there
with the toughest. Space Walk's the present last machine on
the wanted list..

#12333 41 days ago

Whoa! That Canada Dry is sweeeet! Didn't realize it was the El Dorado layout too.
I spend a lot of nights in the "got 13 or 14 down, you almost had it" club...oof.
Feels great to roll this baby though.
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#12334 41 days ago

Question for you gents. I found a Prospector in pretty good shape. Cab 6/10, pf 7.5/10 but brand new bg still wrapped. Guy wants a little over $750.
Yes, even 5 years ago I would've laughed at this price but today's market is not that anymore.
What say you o wise ones?

#12335 41 days ago
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#12336 41 days ago
Quoted from dasvis:

Love the artwork on that pin.

Best part

Quoted from wayner:

Great find Dave-congrats.

Thanks Wayne

#12337 41 days ago
Quoted from boilerman:

hoov's post motivated me to put this together. just need to work out the bugs.
NOS PARTS : playfield, backglass, drop targets, plastics, score cards, paperwork, and a ton of new repro parts.
i have been chasing this white whale for almost 20 years.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Sweet CD. Great addition to your collection!

#12338 41 days ago

Tough crowd. I just wanted an opinion or two.

#12339 41 days ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

Question for you gents. I found a Prospector in pretty good shape. Cab 6/10, pf 7.5/10 but brand new bg still wrapped. Guy wants a little over $750.
Yes, even 5 years ago I would've laughed at this price but today's market is not that anymore.
What say you o wise ones?

Looks good. New BG to boot! If it’s on your list and you want it, buy it for $750. I have not had a good deal in two years. Paid a grand and $1,300 for my last two because I wanted them.

#12340 41 days ago

The new bg kinda makes the deal, right? I mean, it's gotta be $200. Just a guess.
I'm 95% sure I'm getting it, cause I loved the 2 spinners and gameplay. Just wanted to run it by the experts first.
Thanks for your reply Mikala.

#12341 41 days ago

I forgot to mention that he also said he would shop it out, make sure it's 100%, new rubbers, etc and get it all cleaned up. That's a seller that I like right there.

#12342 41 days ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

I forgot to mention that he also said he would shop it out, make sure it's 100%, new rubbers, etc and get it all cleaned up. That's a seller that I like right there.

Price sounds fine..plus, if he’s gonna put new rubbers in, and check all the relays/steppers..good deal I’d imagine..

#12343 41 days ago

That's what I'm thinking as well.
Thanks for your reply hwyhed.

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#12344 41 days ago

Spin Out is finished!

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#12345 41 days ago

WOW! Beautiful! Got to be one of the nicest Spinouts I’ve seen.

#12346 41 days ago

Oh man that is freakin GORGEOUS!

#12347 41 days ago
Quoted from goldenboy232:

Spin Out is finished![quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

I still can’t believe how great the extra car on the playfield looks! Plus, you know I’m diggin’ the cabinet art.

#12348 41 days ago

Is that for sale? Asking for a friend. And that good friend is me.

#12349 41 days ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

Is that for sale? Asking for a friend. And that good friend is me.

Why yes it is. I have an ad on Pinside for it.

#12350 41 days ago
Quoted from goldenboy232:

Why yes it is. I have an ad on Pinside for it.

Lovely game and well done video of it. GLWS
J

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