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Getting Organized with EJS and Little Johnny

By EJS

24 days ago


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    #1 24 days ago

    This thread is for anyone who, like me, is trying to get motivated to get organized. It'll probably be ON TOPIC to pinball at times. By starting a couple restoration threads on Pinside I did better at staying on task and completing things more efficiently. Now I want to find a place to talk about getting organized, getting more machines fixed and still maintain my sanity. Some people might start taking medication for this; I shall start a thread. This will apply to some games I don't care to start a dedicated thread on.

    Here I can keep myself accountable and you can follow along or even join in with your struggles or progress. I want this thread to be free flowing which is why it's in the O/T forum of Pinside. Who knows what this thread will evolve/ or devolve into. Keep in mind we are O/T and NOT in the basement and I wish to keep it that way.

    I'm not here to show off/up anyone and their collection or brag about how many standard size coil sleeves I have. Believe me I have several....bags...of them.

    I might even share some stories about the days I fixed, and sold pinballs for a living to pay my way through college.

    Little Johnny has volunteered to spread some upvotes around so we'll let him have the run the place if he wants.

    _____________________________
    The to do list (in some order)
    _____________________________

    Super straight- finish shopping
    Atlantis- finish restoration
    Target Pool- finish feature light LED job
    Magic City- dig out for cabinet repaint and shop
    Space Shuttle- switch matrix problem
    BTTF- shop out
    Rollergames- get magnet working
    Counterforce- needs new molex pins
    Stellar Wars- clean drop target contacts maybe replace PCBs
    Eight Ball Deluxe- unfix upper flipper mod
    Flash Gordon- upper flipper sticks
    Big Shot- ball gate sticky
    Grand slam- fix runner advance logic
    Captain Fantastic 1- find stuck 10 point switch
    Captain Fantastic 2- figure out why EB light inverted
    Pinbot- rebuild flippers
    Indiana Jones 2- reassemble
    Fairway- add line cord and see what it needs (a lot)
    Twilight Zone 2- subway switches need help
    Ghostbusters- left scoop switch needs 2nd screw
    LOTR- unpuke LEDs and shop
    Congo- unpuke LEDs and get correct shooter spring in
    Walking Dead- rebuild flippers
    Super Soccer- drop shopped playfield in cabinet and see if it works. Order cab stencils?
    Terminator 2- needs VUK help
    Sorcerer- needs PF swap
    High Speed- needs PF swap
    Cleopatra- green drop target needs help
    FT- loose lower pop bumper and needs shop
    Big Game- needs molex, power supply help, needs shop
    Future Spa- needs lighting help, power supply?
    Card Whiz- needs score reel holder tab thingys
    Fireball- remove solid state type chimes
    ToM- Trunk needs lots of help
    BSD- ball gets stuck in subway sometimes
    Gigi- cabinet falling apart and broken screw on credit reel
    Knockout- PF swap
    Slick Chick- 1 point sticks somewhere I think top left dead bumper

    Needs to be set up, assessed and shopped-
    Jungle Queen
    Space Mission (should work)
    4 Suare
    Baseball
    Hot Line
    Delta Queen (not working for sure)
    Skyline (should work)
    Whirlwind
    Gorgar
    MM
    Triple action
    Touchdown
    IJ
    TZ
    Tropic Isle

    Get parts orders sorted that have been ordered for the above games. Sort by type.

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    #2 24 days ago

    Once I get done working my day job going to tackle some stuff on super straight and get the 4 season porch cleaned up a bit.

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    #3 24 days ago

    Would this be better labeled as your ADHD/OCD/hoarder thread?

    #4 24 days ago

    I’m in!

    #5 24 days ago
    Quoted from EJS:

    Once I get done working my day job going to tackle some stuff on super straight and get the 4 season porch cleaned up a bit.[quoted image][quoted image]

    Can you post a couple photo of your bonus mech on Super Straight? Mine was missing parts when I got it for some bizarre reason

    #6 24 days ago
    Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

    Can you post a couple photo of your bonus mech on Super Straight? Mine was missing parts when I got it for some bizarre reason

    Hopefully unlike the pizza I’m having….coming right up!

    #7 24 days ago
    Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

    Can you post a couple photo of your bonus mech on Super Straight? Mine was missing parts when I got it for some bizarre reason

    Actually my buddy DavidLee is planning to repro spinner decals for me I’ll mail you a set

    #8 24 days ago
    Quoted from titanpenguin:

    Would this be better labeled as your ADHD/OCD/hoarder thread?

    Probably. Admitting it is the first step and I’m not there yet. I’m still in the denial phase

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    #9 24 days ago

    Pics for Isochronic_Frost

    I’ll be here for a few more hours if you need more pics. That’s right my hoarding has gotten so bad I have machines at 4 peoples houses now

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    #10 24 days ago

    How's the Atlantis coming? I know you have a thread on that too.

    #11 24 days ago
    Quoted from EJS:

    Pics for Isochronic_Frost
    I’ll be here for a few more hours if you need more pics. That’s right my hoarding has gotten so bad I have machines at 4 peoples houses now
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    Perfect! Thank you!
    Now I may actually take mine out of storage and get back to work on it, lol!

    #12 23 days ago
    Quoted from poppapin:

    How's the Atlantis coming? I know you have a thread on that too.

    Glad you are keeping me honest. Innards of the cabinet is almost done. I dropped the unshopped playfield in the other night. Might shop it out this weekend

    #13 23 days ago

    Smoke break after getting the playfield torn down

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    #14 23 days ago

    Well the pizza was edible. Might try it again sometime but probably not soon.

    #15 23 days ago
    Quoted from EJS:

    Glad you are keeping me honest. Innards of the cabinet is almost done. I dropped the unshopped playfield in the other night. Might shop it out this weekend

    I kinda miss my Atlantis, but after we downsized I didn't really have room and something had to go. My wife wouldn't go for a game in the dining room or one of the bedrooms. Haha

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    #16 23 days ago
    Quoted from titanpenguin:

    Would this be better labeled as your ADHD/OCD/hoarder thread?

    In that case ... I'm in too!
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    #17 23 days ago
    Quoted from Tuna_Delight:

    In that case ... I'm in too!
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    neat and tidy.

    #18 23 days ago
    Quoted from Tuna_Delight:

    In that case ... I'm in too!
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    This is what I need to do. I have two rolling racks of partially opened boxes of pinball life and pinball resource orders.

    #19 23 days ago

    Hardtops make great fly traps

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    #20 23 days ago
    Quoted from Tuna_Delight:

    In that case ... I'm in too!
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    Very nice setup! I so need to get my stuff organized like that. Untold thousands of dollars of pin parts in unlabeled boxes here, and it's getting to be a real pain. Here's to hoping that your post gets me motivated!

    #21 23 days ago

    Wazzup!

    #22 23 days ago

    Everyone that posts here gets a upvote from me for every post they make!

    #23 23 days ago

    Just finished getting my list compiled in the first post

    #24 23 days ago

    It's overwhelming how much I have to work on when you look at it all on a screen.

    #25 23 days ago

    I am not soft, I do not get my feelings hurt, so insult me if you want, and you still get a THUMBS UP!

    (This is not the basement though, so keep it clean while having fun!)

    #26 23 days ago
    Quoted from EJS:

    It's overwhelming how much I have to work on when you look at it all on a screen.

    Keep on working!

    I am here goofing off now!

    #27 23 days ago
    Quoted from JohnnyPinball007:

    Keep on working!
    I am here goofing off now!

    Work hard play hard!

    (if any of you thought this thread was going to be organized you thought wrong)

    #28 23 days ago

    This is where I come for my emotional support to get through all this.

    #29 23 days ago

    So, while ago we (Me and the girlfriend) watched a M. Night Shyamalan movie called "Old".

    I thought it was very good. I love his movies.

    With the twist at the end of "The Village", I knew this movie had to also have some awesome twist at the end also, and it did not disappoint!

    #30 23 days ago

    I can't stop looking at Tuna_Delight pictures of his storage bins

    #31 23 days ago

    20 posts away from a NEW PAGE!

    #32 23 days ago
    Quoted from JohnnyPinball007:

    So, while ago we (Me and the girlfriend) watched a M. Night Shyamalan movie called "Old".
    I thought it was very good. I love his movies.
    With the twist at the end of "The Village", I knew this movie had to also have some awesome twist at the end also, and it did not disappoint!

    Is it on Netflix or Prime?

    I know I could google it. Don't want to get in trouble if I said that in the TV show thread.

    #33 23 days ago

    Here’s the spinner images Dave is going to use for his scans

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    #34 23 days ago
    Quoted from EJS:

    More
    Is it on Netflix or Prime?

    Actually, it is DISHTV, and HBO is free there this month, so I have been taking advantage.

    #35 23 days ago
    Quoted from JohnnyPinball007:

    Actually, it is DISHTV, and HBO is free there this month, so I have been taking advantage.

    Confess I love the quoting myself feature here!

    #36 23 days ago
    Quoted from JohnnyPinball007:

    Actually, it is DISHTV, and HBO is free there this month, so I have been taking advantage.

    Well I’m out. Actually pinballplusMN just canceled his dish last month

    #37 23 days ago
    Quoted from JohnnyPinball007:

    Actually, it is DISHTV, and HBO is free there this month, so I have been taking advantage.

    I watched the last half of The Mule, with Clint Eastwood the other night, and that is what we are watching tomorrow night.

    #38 23 days ago

    I didn’t have any sharpies earlier this week.

    Getting my organization on look how many I found laying around

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    #39 23 days ago
    Quoted from EJS:

    Well I’m out. Actually pinballplusMN just canceled his dish last month

    Canceling mine as soon as my contract is up.

    #40 23 days ago
    Quoted from JohnnyPinball007:

    I watched the last half of The Mule, with Clint Eastwood the other night, and that is what we are watching tomorrow night.

    That I have seen. Excellent show.

    #41 23 days ago
    Quoted from JohnnyPinball007:

    Canceling mine as soon as my contract is up.

    I have found that with a really good antenna, there is plenty of free TV available, and some of those channels are all movies, no, not the latest, but FREE, and I LOVE FREE!

    #42 23 days ago

    I am not talkative in the morning, but late at night, when I goof off here, it is brought to you by the fine makers of:

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    #43 23 days ago
    Quoted from JohnnyPinball007:

    I have found that with a really good antenna, there is plenty of free TV available, and some of those channels are all movies, no, not the latest, but FREE, and I LOVE FREE!

    You don't even need an antenna anymore. If you have internet Samsung throws a whole free digital package together for you.

    They have a lot of 24/7 channels some that rotate. One plays 007 movies, another is constant Joy of Painting.

    #44 23 days ago
    Quoted from EJS:

    You don't even need an antenna anymore. If you have internet Samsung throws a whole free digital package together for you.
    They have a lot of 24/7 channels some that rotate. One plays 007 movies, another is constant Joy of Painting.

    So I need to buy a Samsung TV?

    #45 23 days ago

    My chaos at…hopefully….it’s worst.

    I REALLY want to grab that magic city out tomorrow

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    #46 23 days ago

    Getting close to page 2 here!

    Hell Yeah!

    #47 23 days ago
    Quoted from JohnnyPinball007:

    So I need to buy a Samsung TV?

    Yeah…and sign up for their free account.

    Surprisingly when you give them your e mail they don’t spam you

    #48 23 days ago
    Quoted from JohnnyPinball007:

    Getting close to page 2 here!
    Hell Yeah!

    Your very excited about these pages Johnny.

    Okay who did a better version of Turn the Page. Bob Segar or Metallica?

    #49 23 days ago

    If we make it to page 2, we have already done better than a whole lot of new threads here!

    Someday, we may even overtake the NFL Thread!

    #50 23 days ago
    Quoted from EJS:

    Your very excited about these pages Johnny.
    Okay who did a better version of Turn the Page. Bob Segar or Metallica?

    Dead even! I love both of them!

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