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EM : Show us your EM Pinball Machines!

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#12701 1 year ago
Quoted from SteamVette:

Thanks Mike! I’m going to do a little write up on it with pictures and everything. It came from Argentina. Year-long process.

Wow I’d love to hear about that process! Very cool!

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#12702 1 year ago

Found this one last May. Showed up at estate sale for $250. Buyer contacted me to fix it. I made him an insane offer, threw in a nice flip flop. HUO since 1979. Serial #1097 Immaculate except for PF which was ruined by a bad ball and never waxed. I have a NOS PF, not a repro, just got it cleared. Installing next month. Look at condition of the wiring and shiny mechs. Crazy finds are still out there.

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#12703 1 year ago

My first woodrail, and she's a beaut.

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#12704 1 year ago
Quoted from Meteor_Rick:

Found this one last May. Showed up at estate sale for $250. Buyer contacted me to fix it. I made him an insane offer, threw in a nice flip flop. HUO since 1979. Serial #1097 Immaculate except for PF which was ruined by a bad ball and never waxed. I have a NOS PF, not a repro, just got it cleared. Installing next month. Look at condition of the wiring and shiny mechs. Crazy finds are still out there.

Well done, this is a rare bird for a lucky boy !

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#12705 1 year ago

Started the day thinking I was getting a late 40s Gottlieb but ended up with another early 70s Williams

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#12706 1 year ago

Very nice, but what happened with the woodrails?

#12707 1 year ago

They were more than I wanted to spend and needed more TLC than I thought.

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#12708 1 year ago

Hey everyone. I acquired my first pinball machine recently, a 1970 Williams Dipsy Doodle. For the most part, everything works. It has a few minor glitches in need of adjustment, but it's overall in pretty good shape for a 50 year-old machine. The previous owner had the machine for roughly 30 years. It was only played occasionally, but I don't think it has every had any kind of maintenance or cleaning. I'm not interested in doing a full restoration of this machine, only getting it clean and into good working order. Things that I am doing at this point include: thorough cleaning and removal of dirt and dust inside the machine, removing all dirt and waxing the playfield, replacing all the rubber components, rebuilding the flippers, replacing all the light bulbs with LEDs (I'm using Comet warm white in most places, colored SMD bulbs in a few select places, and LED blinkers in the back box), polishing up the plastic parts where there are visible scratches, replacing the ball, and making adjustments where I can see that they're needed. The machine shows some wear, as you'd expect from a 50 year-old machine. That said, the back glass is in very good condition.

I'm looking forward to learning more from everyone on this site. I will say that I've learned more about pinball machines in the last month that I ever expected (including learning to read pinball machine schematics at a basic level).

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#12709 1 year ago
Quoted from DennisC:

Hey everyone. I acquired my first pinball machine recently, a 1970 Williams Dipsy Doodle.

Congratulations! That machine looks to be in very good shape, especially the backglass. And I see you have some space for the next one

#12710 1 year ago

If any EM technically inclined folks would be wiling to help me out fixing issues on a Spirit of 76 machine please go to: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/gottlieb-spirit-of-76-/page/2#post-5954853

One thing I am looking to confirm is the 00-90 relay (F) has 2 disks and no switches but when I look at this machine I am not seeing this. What I see is ......
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When I look on other sites like IPDB I don't see the above mech. So anyone familiar with this mech?

On the mech in question I see two wires, the wire with the green arrow appears to be orange/green and the yellow arrow is, really hard to tell, white/brown. Any idea as to how these two wires should be attached to the switch in question and as to why someone would disc them in the first place?
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#12711 1 year ago
Quoted from meSz:

If any EM technically inclined folks would be wiling to help me out fixing issues on a Spirit of 76 machine please go to: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/gottlieb-spirit-of-76-/page/2#post-5954853
One thing I am looking to confirm is the 00-90 relay (F) has 2 disks and no switches but when I look at this machine I am not seeing this. What I see is ......
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When I look on other sites like IPDB I don't see the above mech. So anyone familiar with this mech?
On the mech in question I see two wires, the wire with the green arrow appears to be orange/green and the yellow arrow is, really hard to tell, white/brown. Any idea as to how these two wires should be attached to the switch in question and as to why someone would disc them in the first place?
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That is not the match unit(00-90 unit) for So76. It resides at the bottom position on the relay rack to the right of the score reels as viewed from the rear of the game. It will have its own harness and jones plugs that will allow you to completely remove it from the game for ease of service.

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#12712 1 year ago
Quoted from MikeO:

That is not the match unit(00-90 unit) for So76. It resides at the bottom position on the relay rack to the right of the score reels as viewed from the rear of the game. It will have its own harness and jones plugs that will allow you to completely remove it from the game for ease of service. [quoted image]

Appreciate the post MikeO but check out my picture below as you will see that the machine I am working on has a different setup. In your picture you show two Jones Plugs along the Bank of relays up the right side. Mine has one???

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#12713 1 year ago
Quoted from SteamVette:

Well I’m usually the guy who’s measures everything out. But the ceiling, floor and lights I wanted them to come out however. Was not going to overthinking it. I’m happy with it and everyone who comes down to play thinks it looks cool. Thanks..

Yes, nice effect and shade of white too.Kinda like how a county fair might do it from the 70’s

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#12714 1 year ago

Hey everyone ,heres my '58 Williams Deluxe Pitch and Bat game thats been in my family for 50 yrs. It came out of Coney Island N.Y. My dad worked in an arcade there and brought it home for us to play in '69,along with a full size non electric skee-ball . The skee-ball is long gone but we kept the bat game .Thanks to you guys on pinside i am trying to bring it back to 100% working condition for my kids now. 4996F350-1B89-408D-A13A-44CF7D7B8C3F_1_105_c (resized).jpeg

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#12715 1 year ago

Here are a few of mine

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#12716 1 year ago

Just finished Jive Time refurb. Wasn't a total wreck, but needed a lot of love. Playfield before pic, cabinet was about as bad, and after pics. I know not a loved game, but cool late 60's (yes I know it's a 1970 game) artwork, if you like orange.

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#12717 1 year ago
Quoted from DCRand:

Just finished Jive Time refurb. Wasn't a total wreck, but needed a lot of love. Playfield before pic, cabinet was about as bad, and after pics. I know not a loved game, but cool late 60's (yes I know it's a 1970 game) artwork, if you like orange.
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Nothing wrong with being proud how shiny you got the shooter rod. Great job!!! Playfield and BG look great. You missed the side rails. O-)

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#12718 1 year ago

Just finished CANADA DRY refurb.

Thanks to the COVID19 confinement !

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#12719 1 year ago

This is my love a 1960ish Williams Darts. It was purchased by my father from an ad in the newspaper in 1970 or 71. The coin mechanism was disabled somehow when he bought it and I hope to eventually correct that problem. For 50 years we have manually turned the credit wheel. It has not been cleaned, waxed or serviced in all that time and until this past October has sat in a basement untouched for 30 years.

This is how it looked the day it arrived at my home. The bands, balls and light bulbs were never changed.

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#12720 1 year ago

It was dirty but not horrible. I am amazed the playfield isn't chewed up from those old balls. After a good cleaning and a waxing it looks good. The plastics aren't cracked or curling. A little soak in some Dawn and warm water brightened them up without flaking.
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It was trial and error on cleaning to not remove the paint. In the end Sam's Club brand antibacterial kitchen wipes did the best with no loss of paint.

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Before putting the glass back on. My kid is attempting to paint the wording on the bumper caps before I buy replacements. I would prefer to keep the original because they are in excellent condition otherwise.
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#12721 1 year ago

I found these goodies inside. Dad didn't even know they were there.

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#12723 1 year ago
Quoted from Wingy:

I found these goodies inside. Dad didn't even know they were there.

Love the letter to WMS from the IRS explaining if a pin is an amusement device or gaming device for tax purposes.
Should submit some of those document photos and S/I cards to ipdb.org

#12724 1 year ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Love the letter to WMS from the IRS explaining if a pin is an amusement device or gaming device for tax purposes.
Should submit some of those document photos and S/I cards to ipdb.org

I will reach out and see if they are interested.

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#12725 1 year ago

Put up a new neon in the game room. I’m loving the the way it looks!

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#12726 1 year ago

Added a beautiful Spot-A-Card to the collection that was restored by Mark Niemkiewicz! NOS playfield!

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#12727 1 year ago

Slick Chick, picked this up about eight months ago. It is a true survivor no known touch ups and was in the same family since 1970. The mechanics are almost spotless all the coils are original. I rebuilt the five pop bumpers and flippers stripped cleaned and waxed the play field. I spent three months adjusting and fine tuning it played almost like new. Sold it three weeks ago. I kind of miss it.

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#12728 1 year ago

Incredible!

#12729 1 year ago
Quoted from Phillips88:

Added a beautiful Spot-A-Card to the collection that was restored by Mark Niemkiewicz! NOS playfield!
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Beautiful. Where do all these NOS playfields hide???

#12730 1 year ago

Just brought home my new winter project after 11 hrs on the road to the SW Chicago Suburbs and back. Really nice oil based faux finish, even on the legs . It’s dirty and has issues but I really like the machine.

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#12731 1 year ago

I just love the artwork on these old machines unlike the photo shopped themes of newer games. its quite enjoyable to try to figure out what the artist was trying to say in his work also a lot of the art of the 70's was trying to appeal to adolescent young males. there is more feeling and soul in these old games then the newer ones and the elegance of creating a mechanical computer

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#12732 1 year ago
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#12733 1 year ago

My wedge head wall is complete but I do have one wall l could plant a few more!

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#12734 1 year ago
Quoted from stavio:

Started the day thinking I was getting a late 40s Gottlieb but ended up with another early 70s Williams
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Cool, pointy prospector people.

#12735 1 year ago
Quoted from Sea_Wolf:

Just brought home my new winter project after 11 hrs on the road to the SW Chicago Suburbs and back. Really nice oil based faux finish, even on the legs . It’s dirty and has issues but I really like the machine.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Oil based!!!!! There should be a law.

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#12736 1 year ago

1948 Morocco from Exhibit Supply Company. Only the 2nd Pinball game with both flippers and active bumpers, beaten only a month earlier by William's Saratoga. However, Morocco has five active bumpers to Saratoga's two, making it a much more kinetic game.

Grim fact: This game was made the same month and year that Exhibit's owner, Frank Meyer died. This literally could have been the last thing he signed off on!
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#12737 1 year ago
Quoted from DCRand:

Oil based!!!!! There should be a law.

There is where you live. Too bad there isn’t one in Illinois.

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#12738 1 year ago

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#12739 1 year ago

Well done Raff. Looks great. I'd been wondering what you'd been up to

#12740 1 year ago
Quoted from Hyperball91:

Well done Raff. Looks great. I'd been wondering what you'd been up to

Yea got a few more to fix.
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#12741 1 year ago

9 days since the last post ?? Let's fix that right now.

Here is #4 out of the 55 produced of Bally "Double Up" from May 1971. This example is in EXTREMELY clean condition even though the meter shows 35k+ plays. It must have had a lonely life as a distributor floor model before it was won in a raffle sometime in the early 70's and then was in a basement for all these past years. The backglass is nearly flawless, minor typical wear at the 2 ball kickouts, ZERO ball swirls and just a few fine cracks in the field. Heck, the playfield glass looks nearly new with no scratches. It could have been a test game but there is no wear that would suggest it was on location. Cabinet is solid and paint very bright with just a few scrapes and ZERO wear at the flipper buttons.

Here is another interesting point: under the base coat and stencil paint for Double Up, you can see the raised outlines of "Firecracker" (Feb 1971) artwork on both sides of the lower cabinet. The backbox does not have concealed artwork.

A rare bird indeed. Might be interested in trading for a nice Bally Joker or Bally Cross County.
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#12742 1 year ago

That is beautiful. The playfield colors really pop. Amazing condition.

Is the single post in the pop bumper section factory? There is no rubber on it either.

#12743 1 year ago

Wow what a time capsule! Thanks for sharing!

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#12744 1 year ago

Snagged this rare piece off of eBay! It's a replacement, NOS spring compression bumper from Exhibit. I was guessing this part was from around '50 or '51, but it was 1949! I can't tell you how cool it is to have this in my hands. The box alone might be my favorite part! Notice the extra switch and bracket inside the envelope. This model "E" is an upgraded version that emlininates the relay and coil associated the old bumper. The new switch is added to the underside of the playfield, and wired to scoring directly. Not sure if I'll ever put this in my Morocco, but I love having it as a backup!

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#12745 1 year ago
Quoted from Skidave:

Is the single post in the pop bumper section factory? There is no rubber on it either.

The single post is factory. I removed the rubber as it was dried out but forgot to replace. just did a quick wipe down for pictures but will get a full shop / metal polish restore.

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#12746 1 year ago
Quoted from Ballypin:

The single post is factory. I removed the rubber as it was dried out but forgot to replace. just did a quick wipe down for pictures but will get a full shop / metal polish restore.

Inspired by your pic of the cabinet art I used the vinyl cutter and some heat transfer vinyl to make myself a t-shirt. Love the machine, the art and the theme, we have done many long 'double-up' bike trips.

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#12747 1 year ago

Finally got my kickoff pinball

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#12748 1 year ago
Quoted from Ballypin:

Might be interested in trading for a nice Bally Joker or Bally Cross County.

Maybe try contacting Michael Scheiss at the Pacific Pinball Museum, as I think they have a double of BLY Cross Country
and I know Double UP is a fav of Mike's.

#12749 1 year ago
Quoted from DCRand:

Just finished Jive Time refurb. Wasn't a total wreck, but needed a lot of love. Playfield before pic, cabinet was about as bad, and after pics. I know not a loved game, but cool late 60's (yes I know it's a 1970 game) artwork, if you like orange.
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Love some Jive Time. How did you stencil to repaint the cabinet and what type of paints did you use? I need to do mine.

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#12750 1 year ago

Working on AA right now. Score motor is sluggish and doesn't always start. Night Rider has been the most difficult. Won't start a game and then sometimes it will.

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