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EM : Show us your EM Pinball Machines!

By Rat_Tomago

6 years ago

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#5294 3 years ago

Here's my beloved Sea Ray and the response from the seller after I just asked if it was still available. My heart dropped as it was just three miles from my house...







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#5678 3 years ago

Found this one (in a barn) as the rodents were just about to set up their insulated winter home in it. Great game! Loads of fun. Dialed it in. Plays perfectly now.





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#7036 3 years ago

I'm working on my favorite 4 flipper EM now. Almost 100%

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#7218 3 years ago

After many months of casual play I finally rolled over (with it set on 5 ball) my beloved Atlantis. I was so damn nervous on that last ball as I just made it by 1,230

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#7404 3 years ago

Not a fan of real soccer but loving Gottlieb's Soccer

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#7453 3 years ago

Having mega fun with 20 drops, 2 inch flippers and yellow dot coils from Steve Young's Pinball Resource. I did feel the need to add two GI lights under the top arch. Can't keep my hands off this 2001. Drop 'em all and she lights up like a Wurlitzer juke. I've never seen so many crazy ball routes with the upper slings. 137,900 plays and it one of my best playing decks. They really made a great pin back in 1971

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#7460 3 years ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Always wished that GTB would have made 2001 BG have a bit of light animation
with the 4 main larger cards flying out towards you from the BG
be color corresponding with each color drop target set completed (Red/Blue/Green&Yellow)

Mine does just that except they're not color coordinated: drop 1 set & one card flashes, 2 sets and a second card flashes and so on. It only does it when the game is playing. When the last ball drains it stops.

#7461 3 years ago
Quoted from Otaku:

One day I will get my hands on a 2001. Although I did have a lot of fun on Dimension... hmm... (You know, I was going to be a replay-only guy but when you find a gem that's an add-a-ball you just have to take it home, so now that that cherry is popped, anything goes! Kind of like how EMs in general invaded my plans of being an SS collector originally... I've got yet another add-a-ball game or two heading into my collection soon. I'm going to have one diverse collection, that's for sure! I guess when you let games find you rather than seeking them out that is how it goes and the only way it goes, but I don't mind! I don't prefer one over the other, but I've found that some games like Fun Land (since owning it) are actually much more preferable to me over the replay version.)

I didn't even want to buy my 2001. I went to a nice lady's house to buy her EM rifle game, GTB Soccer and her Chicago Coin Slapshot. As soon as I walked in and saw the 2001 I tried to plug it in and the cord shorted out with a pop! I told her I only had so much room in the van and no I didn't want it as it had a lot of wear or so I thought. She basically made me buy it. I've never been so initially wrong about a pin.

#7501 3 years ago
Quoted from DCRand:

Question re Big Hit. Found one here and they are asking $300. It's a big project, cabinet paint very rough, and multiple electrical problems, but playfield and back glass are pretty good. I just don't think worth $300. Any input?

Who cares about the cabinet? It's a single player Wedgehead so it's easy to troubleshoot & maintain. Grab it! Love mine

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#7580 2 years ago

Wayno! Great call on the red dot coils. If any table needs some more juice it's that.

#7584 2 years ago

I actually made that same mistake with Steve Young too. I said, "gimme some o dem red dots...
You can imagine the schooling I got.
My 2nd grade teacher was right about me.

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#7766 2 years ago
Quoted from ryansherwood:

Well, I finally got Jungle Princess up to the apartment on Sunday. Much easier task after removing the playfield. Been trying to pinpoint the problem on the constantly spinning motor when you turn the game on and think I may have found it. I discovered two unsodered wires on Sunday and thought they were from the start relay but just today discovered they were from the 2nd chute relay which I'm guessing shouldn't effect the game only the second coin chute? I then went over all the relays and lightly pressed down on them and the start relay didn't move it felt jammed up. Looks like some of the switches are bent up and I'm having hard time getting them to unjam (tight space to work in) but I'm hoping unbending these and getting them positioned properly will solve the problem.

Keep at it cause Jungle Princess is one of the best

#7767 2 years ago

Soccer themed pinball machines are undervalued and overlooked but this one's a champ

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#7771 2 years ago

Here's my warehouse EM game room

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#7781 2 years ago
Quoted from ryansherwood:

Well I got the motor to stop spinning on power on but now it's stuck on game over. Would you mind sending me a picture of the switches on the Start and AX relays on your jungle princess?

Will do. I'll be back in town on Monday

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#7940 2 years ago

I still get a kick outta this plastic

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#8170 2 years ago

Going way back in the time machine: 1949

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#8375 2 years ago

Marblehead Town Hall proudly owns the original Spirit of 76. I love the tie-in to my town with this awesome 4 player. It's truly a great tourney game for me, the boys and a bottle of bourbon.

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#8376 2 years ago

The plastics depicting exploration in covered wagon to Apollo moon rockets also fills me with pride. That's a hellava lot of progress in 200 years.

#8378 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

I agree. From wagons that had an occasional wheel fall of to spacecraft that only had one that caught fire on the launch pad makes me proud to be an American

Hell ya!!!

It truly make me verklempt.

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#8422 2 years ago

The rain won't let up as the sump-pump-season just keeps going on and on...
But the forecast is always warm & sunny in the EM room

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#8429 2 years ago
Quoted from Otaku:

No more EM pictures from me for a little while!
Hate disassembling the gameroom as I know it (all games) but it is for the best and hopefully my games can return to a much better and prettier one after the issues are fixed and other work I couldn't do with all the games down there is done. Very very weird feeling seeing all of the titles packed up or about to be packed up after some of them have been set up for almost two years. Let me tell you, I certainly prefer my games setup and ready to play! Just gotta keep telling myself it's only temporary.
Luckily no damage for games that were on legs. Pulling them all out to save the humidity damage and also empty it out to get a french drain and sump pump put in.

Rain & seepage?

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#8554 2 years ago

Just picked up two pins from a body shop in Fitchburg MA. Some guy brought in his hot rod for some body work and couldn't come up with the cash to pay his bill, so the owner of the body shop took the pins as partial payment.
I only have room for one pin. Which is the better player?

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#8557 2 years ago

The angle of the drops on Vulcan intrigue me. I never played one but I can see hitting the lowers and it continuing on and dropping the uppers

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#8855 2 years ago

What's the deal with this cab on this $500 slick chick?

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#9046 2 years ago

My son says, "who needs spinners when you have Vulcan's hall of fire?
We both love those 5 star rollovers when their lit for 1k each, never mind when it's 2X scoring
This game restores my faith in humanity. Can't stop playing it.

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#9051 2 years ago
Quoted from bicyclenut:

I had to show all of you this. What the heck is this?
fresno.craigslist.org link

Amish built Spin Out

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#9211 2 years ago

Look what rolled out from under the main panel inside my Fireball during the move! Someone put some love into this thing

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#9212 2 years ago

Where does one buy this tool

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#9306 2 years ago

So I'm talking to Todd Tuckey at Pintastic last night and asked him, "I know you're really not into EMs & hate selling them and all, but I gotta ask, what's your favorite?
His answer: Pretty Baby.
Said he fell in love with her face a long time ago and it has a special place in his heart. Nice!

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#9330 2 years ago

I gotta get rid of one to make room for Gottlieb's (which I can't stop playing) Vulcan. It's killing me to make this call. I may become "that guy" and put one in deep in storage unassailabled...

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#9335 2 years ago

We seem to always gravitate towards Nip It! for (quick ball time) 4 player death matches. It's almost indispensable when the cold beer flows.

#9337 2 years ago

I had the perfect OC and mistakenly sold those four fine breasts. It haunts me every day

#9340 2 years ago

I believe that Big Hit to have the longest straight line ball roll distance of any EM. The distance between the turret serve pocket and the top home run loop is crazy long. What's longer?

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#9342 2 years ago
Quoted from MikeO:

I'd liquidate Soccer first.

Thinking the same

#9363 2 years ago

Does anybody have a list of the titles Williams made in the 60's with that drink & butts shelf in front of the coin door?

#9370 2 years ago
Quoted from Darcy:

1960: Black Jack, Darts, Jungle, Magic Clock, Music Man, Viking.
1961: Bo Bo, Caravelle, Highways, Hollywood.

Thanks for the info. It looks like a Music Man is the best on that list with 4 flippers and a disappearing pop bumper.

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#9382 2 years ago

My son and I are super excited about bringing home Gold Strike. The kid is getting so big, that at one point (on the stairs) he had ALL the weight, and he was just talking his ass off ~ throughout the whole move...
I got winded pretty quick from carrying the schematic

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#9385 2 years ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Is that the one that was on Craigslist in the Hartford, CT area?

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#9402 2 years ago
Quoted from Darcy:

1960: Black Jack, Darts, Jungle, Magic Clock, Music Man, Viking.
1961: Bo Bo, Caravelle, Highways, Hollywood.

Somebody just scored a very nice Darts and it wasn't me.

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#9442 2 years ago

I played this game everyday for the past two weeks, logged my high score in green. My son finally plays his 1st game on it this morning and burns right through my best. He rubbed it all day today. Can't wait for the kids to go back to school

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#9823 2 years ago

They're taking over a new room in my house.

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#11116 1 year ago

They’re stacking up!
Which one would you rehab 1st?
I can tell ya which one I’m not interested in doing...

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#11118 1 year ago
Quoted from Vic_Camp:

I would the Williams Line Drive pitch and bat first.

As always, right on the money Vic

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#11317 11 months ago

Yes honey...
I know we have to finish the shopping.
But this aint gonna fix itself.
Gimme a minute and I’ll get it outta the kitchen...

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#11366 10 months ago

Sitting in a warehouse (Lynn Ladder and Scaffolding Co) for 20 plus years.
I always wanted this title.

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#11368 10 months ago
Quoted from stashyboy:

Nice. I asked the seller about the game and they simply told me it was rough. Looks like it's not bad. Maybe a bit of missing paint on the back last score real area. Should clean up pretty decent.

It has a full metal bottom plate that’s folded up on all 4 sides. Was that a part you could order or did some operator get busy with a metal brake?

#11370 10 months ago
Quoted from mbaumle:

There was an operator down here in the Philly area named Stan Harris who did that to pretty much all his games. I'm willing to bet that the instruction and score cards are also hand typed from a typewriter as well. Those are telltale signs you've got a Harris game. My old Sure Shot was a Stan Harris game that had that too, and it took all afternoon to get all those damn carriage bolts out, since they were rusted and stripped out.
To my knowledge, it wasn't a factory option, but just something he did to keep people from drilling up through the bottom to get into the cashbox. No clue why he had all the instruction cards re-typed though. Maybe to keep the originals as spares?

That’s an amazing wealth of knowledge.
Can’t thank you enough and yes, it’s riddled with carriage bolts.

#11373 10 months ago
Quoted from DaMoib:

... and is that a wooden, vented backbox door?
I also have a Volley with carriage bolts along the bottom and two larger bolts on either side of the coin door (I assume for a bar across the door).[quoted image]

Your bolt pattern matches mine exactly. Does yours have the wooden back panel also? Mine has paint specks and almost looks factory

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#11518 7 months ago

My new Fireball needs a hole-lotta-work. But good tunes & the occasional adult beverage will get me over the hump.

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#11545 7 months ago
Quoted from DNO:

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Damn that looks clean! Low plays too...
I miss mine. Have you see this?

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#11608 6 months ago

I just found these in the back of a machine. It was like opening a time capsule. Funny seeing their punched out holes still in place

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#11610 6 months ago
Quoted from MikeO:

The only thing better is if they are for the machine you found them in AND it needs them.

They were in my newly acquired Pat Hand but the machine doesn’t need them. Also the NOS set seems to be set on a brownish orange color but the machines plastics are more yellow toned.

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#11612 6 months ago
Quoted from Darcy:

The wrapped originals are not faded, that is a great find.

I betcha 11 doughnuts and 1 cruller they’re NOS prototype. The original flyer shows them in a color that’s more beige than yellow. Mmmmmm doughnuts....

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