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EM : Show us your EM Pinball Machines!


By Rat_Tomago

7 years ago



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#12551 69 days ago
Quoted from 85vett:

Appreciate it. I guess I'm just not looking enough as I check craigslist only a couple times a week and I never check E-bay for pins. I've been watching the project thread though even though I'd rather pay a bit more for nice examples. I'll keep the hunt going

I find that going to pinball expos, playing/attending tourneys, or events are a great way to network as well. Just letting the word out, to people in this hobby, that you’re looking, is another way to potentially find what you’re after.

#12552 69 days ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

Im on Facebook strictly for pinball and arcade stuff. I only have two friends on there. Bob Cunningham the shipper and a guy who does chrome work.

I may have to join up just for that same reason now.

#12553 68 days ago
Quoted from 85vett:

Appreciate it. I guess I'm just not looking enough as I check craigslist only a couple times a week and I never check E-bay for pins. I've been watching the project thread though even though I'd rather pay a bit more for nice examples. I'll keep the hunt going

HAHA. You need to check the lists every HOUR.

#12554 68 days ago
Quoted from Ballypin:

HAHA. You need to check the lists every HOUR.

HA! HA! HA! No, Every Minute!!!

#12555 68 days ago
Quoted from 85vett:

Appreciate it. I guess I'm just not looking enough as I check craigslist only a couple times a week and I never check E-bay for pins. I've been watching the project thread though even though I'd rather pay a bit more for nice examples. I'll keep the hunt going

1. Setup a Craigslist account, then setup an alert for the word pinball within 100 miles of your town.
2. When pinball leagues start up again join a local league. Network with other collectors. Most pins are sold/traded between collectors and are never posted on Pinside, Craigslist, Facebook, etc.
3. Join Facebook but don’t share your city, job, etc. Setup a Facebook marketplace alert for pinball within 100 miles of your city.
4. Check your emails and Facebook and hope that you’re lucky enough to be the first person to respond to an ad. I got a lot of great deals this way, but I was always checking.

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#12556 65 days ago

Just picked this dude up! Been looking for one for quite some time.

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#12557 65 days ago

Congrats!

#12558 65 days ago
Quoted from zydeco-bluesmobi:

Just picked this dude up! Been looking for one for quite some time.

A rare and expensive bird indeed. Congrats!

#12559 65 days ago

Thanks Larry you know how long I’ve been looking for an EK!

#12560 65 days ago

Looks like a very nice one.

#12561 65 days ago

I’m sorry if I’m in the wrong category ! It’s been a while since I’ve been on this forum. If this post offends anyone I’ll take it down. I had restored this sheriff a few years back and now, I am relocating and must sell it. It works as it should and looks very nice. I can take more pic’s. If there is any interest please message me. Thanks...Doggy

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#12562 65 days ago
Quoted from Doggy:

I’m sorry if I’m in the wrong category ! It’s been a while since I’ve been on this forum. If this post offends anyone I’ll take it down. I had restored this sheriff a few years back and now, I am relocating and must sell it. It works as it should and looks very nice. I can take more pic’s. If there is any interest please message me. Thanks...Doggy
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I'd suggest creating a for sale add with the price and your location.

#12563 65 days ago

Oh I should had mentioned the Machine is located in NJ.

#12564 63 days ago

Anyone have an idea of what game these are from?
thanks!

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#12565 63 days ago
Quoted from pinballnut:

Anyone have an idea of what game these are from?
thanks!
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1964 Bally "Bus Stop".

#12566 63 days ago

I thought at first that they were Gottlieb, but then I noticed the pressed on spacers which Bally used. The artist is obviously Art Stenholm.

#12567 60 days ago

Hey all, I just picked up a 1961 gottlieb egg head and can’t figure out how to get the lockdown bar off. Is there a latch? It’s not like any of my other machines. Thabks!

#12568 60 days ago
Quoted from ChrisPINk25:

Hey all, I just picked up a 1961 gottlieb egg head and can’t figure out how to get the lockdown bar off. Is there a latch? It’s not like any of my other machines. Thabks!

There should be two wing nuts you can unscrew off the bottom of the lock down bar if it’s like my Flipper Cowboy.

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#12569 60 days ago

Got an Air Aces for $250, was told it lights up but won't start a game. Backglass is perfect, playfield and cabinet are pretty good. Moderate planking over most of the playfield, and the top has some pretty bad paint loss in a couple spots I'm gonna attempt to touch up. Sat outside under an awning in the hot and dry city of El Centro, CA for a few years so it's really dusty inside, but not a lot of rust. I haven't played this one before so I'm gonna get it fully working and cleaned up, then move it inside the house and play the hell out of it for a while and decide if I'm gonna keep it or trade it. Does anybody have spare instruction cards they could sell me?

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#12570 55 days ago

Wanted to share a recent addition.
Really feel lucky to have acquired this game.
Needed just a couple minor things and a few minor touch-ups, but overall its looking and playing really well!

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#12571 55 days ago

After going through the mechanicals, touching up the backglass and playfield, and partially rebuilding the flippers, last night I officially introduced Juke Box into the lineup. Fun, groovy pin!

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#12572 55 days ago
Quoted from wolverinetuner:

last night I officially introduced Juke Box into the lineup.

I'm sure mostly because they're Chicago Coin, but I consider (a well tuned) Juke Box/Sound Stage
an under rated pin..

#12573 55 days ago
Quoted from Mopar:

I'm sure mostly because they're Chicago Coin, but I consider (a well tuned) Juke Box/Sound Stage
an under rated pin..

I agree. Now I’m thinking that a Gold Record would look nice next to it...

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#12574 55 days ago

Here's a few of the Gigi I restored. Playfield is still in progress being done by another Pinsider20200702_201953 (resized).jpg20200702_101658 (resized).jpg20200702_201446 (resized).jpg20200702_202208 (resized).jpg

#12575 55 days ago
Quoted from wolverinetuner:

Now I’m thinking that a Gold Record would look nice next to it...

I've never played Gold Recorded, but have a Hollywood set up next to Sound Stage.
Simple game, but well liked..

#12576 55 days ago
Quoted from ChipScott:

Wanted to share a recent addition.
Really feel lucky to have acquired this game.
Needed just a couple minor things and a few minor touch-ups, but overall its looking and playing really well!
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Awesome Woodrail! I love the art on that.

#12577 55 days ago
Quoted from ChipScott:

Wanted to share a recent addition.
Really feel lucky to have acquired this game.
Needed just a couple minor things and a few minor touch-ups, but overall its looking and playing really well!
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What an all around beautiful looking game. Also looks like a fun player. Congrats!

#12578 55 days ago
Quoted from Mopar:

I've never played Gold Recorded, but have a Hollywood set up next to Sound Stage.
Simple game, but well liked..

I’ve played both Juke Box and Gold Record at VFW, I liked them both.

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#12579 54 days ago

Here is my very nice Aztec machine. Plays great! Wish I could say I did the work, but i didn't.
I bought it from a fellow Pinsider who lives about 3 miles from me. I had to have a game that I could play while working on my Laguna Beach.

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#12580 54 days ago
Quoted from plumbertim1:

Here is my very nice Aztec machine. Plays great! Wish I could say I did the work, but i didn't.
I bought it from a fellow Pinsider who lives about 3 miles from me. I had to have a game that I could play while working on my Laguna Beach.
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Aztec is a drain monster!

#12581 54 days ago
Quoted from plumbertim1:

Here is my very nice Aztec machine. Plays great! Wish I could say I did the work, but i didn't.
I bought it from a fellow Pinsider who lives about 3 miles from me. I had to have a game that I could play while working on my Laguna Beach.
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Looks great in the office Tim!! Congrats!!

#12582 52 days ago
Quoted from EMsInKC:

Here's a few of the Gigi I restored. Playfield is still in progress being done by another Pinsider[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Who’s doing the playfield and what are they doing?

#12583 52 days ago

I’m down to the playfield on my cow poke restore.

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#12584 52 days ago
Quoted from John_in_NC:

I’m down to the playfield on my cow poke restore.
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I heard of invisi-glass but never seen a Invisi-playfield before.

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#12585 48 days ago
Quoted from John_in_NC:

Who’s doing the playfield and what are they doing?

Another Pinsider local to me. Touchups and clearing it. I'm weak on playfield touchups and color matching. Everything else I can handle.

Here's my latest acquisition. I've wanted this one a long time. Playfield and backglass are beautiful. I've done some cleaning work and there are some very minor touchups then I'll wax and be done. I will be replacing the broken bumper skirts and the faded caps. The cab has been painted over and I'll repaint that in the future

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#12586 44 days ago

Brought home a project. Well another project technically. But who’s counting?

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#12587 43 days ago

Old Chicago is one of the most beautiful games ever made. IMHO

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#12588 43 days ago

The two wedgeheads I have restored so far. Ship Ahoy is the second pinball I restored. Golden Arrow is the ninth and latest.

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#12589 42 days ago

High Hand love?
nice genuine repro topper from GTB

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#12590 42 days ago

Nice Topper. I used to own a High Hand many moons ago, but going by the back glass it wasn't that one...but you never know

#12591 42 days ago

Sweet topper!

#12592 42 days ago
Quoted from fingersport:

Old Chicago is one of the most beautiful games ever made. IMHO

Agreed. Would love to know why the paint on 99% of OC cabinets faded horribly over time. Working on one now.

#12593 42 days ago
Quoted from Dono:

Agreed. Would love to know why the paint on 99% of OC cabinets faded horribly over time. Working on one now.

Fading happens when pigments in the paint responsible for holding the color come in contact with a substance that breaks down that pigment such as light (electric or natural,) ozone, or oxygen
certain colors like pink and yellow and other light colors have a weak pigment load so they fade faster.

#12594 42 days ago
Quoted from Dono:

Agreed. Would love to know why the paint on 99% of OC cabinets faded horribly over time. Working on one now.

Check out the Old Chicago forum, there was a repainted cabinet with a change in the art work.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/a-very-unique-old-chicago-new-cabinet-design#post-2936763

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#12595 42 days ago

Just picked up a 1965 Williams Big Chief.
-Play field is in good shape save for flipper rub from the left flipper. Needs to be cleaned and waxed, but otherwise pretty good.
-Plastics are pretty good as well. I need to make a new Score Selector wheel out of a 4" plexi disc and some laser printed water transfer decals since the mylar on the bottom of the original is badly peeling and the disc is warped from baking over a bulb. There is a thin plexi sandwiched in the middle of the right plastics that is banged up and needs to be replaced. Pop bumper caps are faded and will be swapped. Roll over switches are faded and need to get swapped.
-Back glass is in pretty decent shape but needs to be sprayed ASAP before it loses more paint.
-Cabinet is rough. It's going to be sanded and repainted once I go through and give it a thorough cleaning. Will need to make some stencils since none seem to be available for this.
-Mechanically most everything is working. Machine scores 11 points instead of 10 while playing. Reels are buzzy. Someone cut out the 5" bell knocker for 100 point shots for some reason. Removed the whole bracket, but left the relay?

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#12596 41 days ago
Quoted from Dono:

Agreed. Would love to know why the paint on 99% of OC cabinets faded horribly over time. Working on one now.

The card trays are usually badly faded as well. They all have great backglasses though! Never have seen a flaky one.

#12597 41 days ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

The card trays are usually badly faded as well. They all have great backglasses though! Never have seen a flaky one.

I lucked out in the lower apron. Mine is really nice

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#12598 36 days ago

Just finished refurbishing boys bedroom the last 2 months and wife has officialy taken it over this week.

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#12599 32 days ago

I have been picking up wedge heads, one a month now since May and the wall is now full. Team One is the AAB of Abra Ca Dabra. I restored the Abra for a good friend and he found me a Volley and will do the exchange soon.

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#12600 32 days ago
Quoted from firefighter:

I have been picking up wedge heads, one a month now since May and the wall is now full. [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Per my calculations, that room has 2 more walls.

I'll go a step further and make more room for you by taking that nasty EBD of your hands !

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