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HEP This Week 10-21-19


By High_End_Pins

1 year ago



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“EBD Trim legs will be black regardless ”

  • Stainless/Factory 35 votes
    31%
  • Blacked out 54 votes
    48%
  • Painted Gold matched to cabinet 24 votes
    21%

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Topic index (key posts)

18 key posts have been marked in this topic

Post #3974 Translite cleaning discussion Posted by High_End_Pins (3 months ago)

Post #4071 Universal Yums discussion Posted by High_End_Pins (3 months ago)

Post #4152 Early Bally cabinet discussion Posted by High_End_Pins (88 days ago)

Post #4207 HEP parts organization discussion Posted by High_End_Pins (85 days ago)

Post #4278 Twilight Zone completed Posted by High_End_Pins (81 days ago)

Post #4322 Theatre of Magic completed Posted by High_End_Pins (76 days ago)

Post #4542 Special Reverse Centaur completed Posted by High_End_Pins (56 days ago)

Post #4719 Scared Stiff completed Posted by High_End_Pins (48 days ago)

Post #4741 Gottlieb Spirit completed Posted by High_End_Pins (42 days ago)

Post #5001 Wire gauge recommendations Posted by High_End_Pins (25 days ago)

Post #5017 Bram Stoker's Dracula finished Posted by High_End_Pins (21 days ago)

Post #5122 Finished Harlem Globetrotters Posted by High_End_Pins (13 days ago)

Post #5164 Tips when rebuilding lighting on back of TotAN backboard Posted by High_End_Pins (10 days ago)

Post #5176 Rehabbing a beat transformer's cosmetics Posted by High_End_Pins (9 days ago)

Post #5183 Chris' opinion on Rottendog vs Stock WPC '95 Posted by High_End_Pins (7 days ago)

Post #5199 Chris' plier drawer and favorite pliers for wire guides Posted by High_End_Pins (6 days ago)

Post #5232 TotAN completed. Posted by High_End_Pins (3 days ago)

Post #5246 Repairing speaker panel with fiberglass Posted by High_End_Pins (2 days ago)


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#505 1 year ago

So Chris something like this I would imagine would be a cheaper game to do as the owner saved you a lot of time in tear down!!!!

1 month later
#1428 10 months ago

Chris, you ever use a glue syringe? I like them as you get the glue deeper down into the cracks.

#1429 10 months ago

Also, glad to see you got some Goose Island .... saves me from sending you a bottle this year

1 week later
#1627 10 months ago
Quoted from j_m_:

this is a lie. chris has secretly kidnapped brian kelly

I know this is a lie as Chris can't drink the #$%$@$@ beer that Brian drinks thus he won't allow him in his shop nonetheless work with him!

(all in fun Brian .... except the part about the beer)

#1698 10 months ago
Quoted from Wmsfan:

Who do you use for your beer subscription? Looks like some nice varieties.

It's called the Pinsider Beer Club.

Chris, let me know how that Gulden Draak is. They made a Brewmasters one in whisky barrels that was really good. Never seen the Imperial Stout one (2018 release)!

1 week later
#1792 9 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Arrived back home to a care package.
Thank you Vince!!![quoted image]

Sooner or later your FedEx guy is going to find out he's nothing more than your "bootlegger".

Enjoy and remember the Thomas Hardy's Ale can be cellar-ed for up to 10 years!

#1794 9 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

I definitely plan on hiding those Thomas Hardy’s from myself.

I have one that was stowed away for 50 years Here is a 1968 bottle next to the 50th Anniversary bottle!
Alright now that I derailed your thread and annoyed all you PAID subscribers .... get back to HEP-ing

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#1961 9 months ago
Quoted from pzy:

Your UPS guy must think you're pretty weird... nothing but pinball parts, beer and fish deliveries!

Nah you have to use FedEx for the beer deliveries!

#1981 9 months ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

Yea but HEP turns out one halibut product! Have you seen his warehouse, they are packed like sardines but he turns them around in whirlwind.
He never seems to be behind the 8 ball!

Put that cocktail down and walk away from the keyboard!

#1999 9 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

After dinner we have dessert.
Milk and cookies tonight.
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I was surprised that this one was actually not bad at all!

1 week later
#2096 9 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Back to the warehouse.
New arrivals.
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Hmmm looks a little big for beer delivery

1 week later
#2156 9 months ago

HEP BLOWOUT Garage SALE Today only .....or until stuff is gone!

#2173 9 months ago
Quoted from cavalier88z24:

you could have the best garage sale EVER!

Doubt that as instead of receiving low ball offers via text HEP would just have a lot of people at his garage telling him why all his stuff is not worth anything. Think about it ..... when is the last time anyone has sold anything to someone for the asking price? Let me further elaborate.... when is the last time someone has sold something to a buyer that hasn't tried to get it a lot cheaper. As I always say .... you can put a 100$ bill for sale on Craigslist and the vast majority of people are going to tell you its not worth 100$.

Quoted from High_End_Pins:

I feel terrible just tossing it but at the same time it just isn’t even worth packing and shipping the stuff for these offers seriously

Completely understand your position as I hate throwing stuff away but in the same sense by the time you list, deal and ship an item most times the amount of time spent is typically not worth it for the $ you make. Just a few suggestions .....

1. Find someone (a single person) that is an avid seller that would be willing to buy all of your "leftover" stuff in bulk. This way you can take everything and get rid of it at one time. I don't think it would be hard for you to find someone to take this on as the stuff you're dealing looks good!
2. Just a thought.....see if your older son would want to take on selling the stuff. Set him up with a Pinside and PayPal (Venmo etc) account and tell him everything he sells he keeps the money.

Again ... just suggestions as in no way am I pushing my thoughts. Just would be a shame to see this stuffed tossed.

#2174 9 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Yesterday’s sale made me feel like Isaac Hayes

LOL so true!!!

#2304 8 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Now would be the best time to cancel the checks

I cancelled the beer !!!!!

#2352 8 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

You don’t even want to know.
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Chelada?

#2354 8 months ago
1 week later
#2529 8 months ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

I heard that, asshole!

Moderator please Moderator 3 day ban is needed!!

#2614 8 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

I know VA,PA and few others don’t allow it. Good work around is to find a Pinsider and do beer trades.

Actually it’s illegal to ship beer in all of the US. The Post Office has been looking into making it legal but they have yet to make this happen. You can obtain a license that will allow you to ship alcohol in the US but for the average person you’re not going to do this.

If you ship beer, your best bet is to use FedEx as they’re not as strict as USPS or UPS. However, if they find you shipping beer they will send you a letter advising you that it’s not legal to do so and if you continue to do so your package can be confiscated.

USPS scans their packages so it’s hard to ship through them. If they find you’re shipping beer they confiscate it with no warning.

So in short, use FedEx and if they ask what’s in the package tell them Olive Oil.

Now back to your regularly scheduled broadcast of HEP

#2645 8 months ago

That healthy eating did him in!!! Of course it’s not the beer!

2 weeks later
#2779 7 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

What an awesome day for gifts and beer deliveries.
I cannot thank James
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and Vince enough.
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Great beers !

Cheers Chris!

That GD Brewmasters is a very good beer. Use to be able to get it in bombers.

1 week later
#2844 7 months ago

So who plates a coin door with a hole in it? ?

#2846 7 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Comes with the lockbar too.

If I take it can you fill the cabinet with beer?

#2848 7 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

I wonder how many cases of Bud lite that would take

You have a very warped sense of humor....now get back to work!

#2859 7 months ago

Chris which u prefer KBS is CBS?

#2904 7 months ago

Bonfire and beer night!

#2922 7 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Beauty rest was interrupted at 6:45 this morning.

Another 12 hours wouldnt help

#2933 7 months ago
Quoted from GCS2000:

Chris how nervous do you get when the game gets turned over to the shipper? I would hate to let some of these guys handle a game I had restored by HEP.

I was going to ask what was the worse shipping story he had! As many games as he has shipped there has to be some stories of damage!

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#2981 6 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Fish packing center is open
It is fresh halibut season.
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Halibut is the best fish imo. I call it the "white steak".

Chris, I think I speak for most that follow your post.....we need more post from you to takeaway from all the JJP YBR and Stern/JJP Bashing debacles going on right now!!! Can you start restoring more stuff and work longer hours please???

1 week later
#3068 6 months ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

I haven't been following much, Chris. Who's Kirk Perry? I take it someone with a collection they want to get rid of?

Quoted from Toucanf16:

bryan_kelly , thanks for asking. I was wondering the same.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/hep-this-week-9-17-18/page/55#post-4861942

#3096 6 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Time for a Biscotti Break while I explore the possibilities
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I can feel myself getting fatter just looking at it.
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Heavy beer!!

1 month later
#3421 4 months ago

Chris, I may be missing it but when do we see Curtis' last part of his workout where he lifts either 12 or 16 ounces?

#3453 4 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

What a site[quoted image]

Be interested in know your thoughts on the Mirco playfields Chris!

#3540 4 months ago
Quoted from cosmokramer:

Can you share what brand paint pen you are using, thanks

Appears to be nothing more then the Sharpie Oil-Based Paint Markers

#3554 4 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

This looks interesting.

Very different then the original and there's no plastic/film for the windows?

#3556 4 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Yes got green ones.[quoted image][quoted image]

actually like that better then the original

#3592 4 months ago

As always Chris..... Very nice! So what brand of beer is today's episode brought to us by?? (iow what beer you having tonight)

1 week later
#3669 4 months ago
Quoted from mikecav:

This claim about pizza surprises me. I've never heard that before... I'm a NJ guy but went to school in Hartford and the pizza was brutal... and they cut a round pie like a Sicilian?? Maybe you're southern CT?
IMO, take a map and put a pin in midtown Manhattan. Draw a 20-30 mile circle around the pin. Eat pizza within that circle, don't eat it outside the circle.
Same goes for bagels.

Agree, I lived in Guilford and Milford, CT and the pizza was tasteless. Also, not sure about the claim on best seafood either as AK was great for seafood. Not that NE is bad in anyway .... just guess it all depends on what you're eating!

#3673 4 months ago

Chris you ever try the AK Halibut? I always called it the white steak!

3 weeks later
#3953 3 months ago

Chris, for the underside of the play-field do you spray it at all to protect the scribbling's from the techs or is it a matter of they lasted this long no need to do anything?

#3957 3 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Cleaned up and poured this one

wasnt a big fan of that one, let me know your thoughts!

3 weeks later
#4342 75 days ago

Explains how you're able to afford that expensive beer you drink and the rest of us can't afford!

#4346 75 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

It’s all about prioritizing my needs

I hear ya! We're coming up on our season for beers so might have some coming your way!

1 week later
#4436 66 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Gulden Draak today.[quoted image]

If you can find the Brewmaster's Golden Draak grab a few bottles.

#4467 62 days ago
Quoted from j_m_:

nice BLACK socks 'old man'
are you attempting to out old man brYan kelly?

Yeah right I mean the next thing you know Chris will be drinking crappy beer like Bryan! !

#4511 59 days ago

I see it came with the Beer cup holder!

#4630 53 days ago

Chris on a somber note ..... this year is the last year Founders is making CBS
https://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/nightlife/2019/08/28/founders-canadian-breakfast-stout/2052250001/

#4639 53 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

This is unfortunate.
I wonder how much of it has to to with them no longer being able to put the Royal Mounty on the label?

Quoted from yancy:

My guess is the very limited supply of maple syrup bourbon barrels. They probably want to try aging other brews.

I think it might be nothing more then to get the demand back up for it. On the West Coast I can go into most bottle shops and find bottles of 2016, 2017 and 2018. With 2019 coming out you're not going to get a lot of the shops purchasing it while they still have inventory on the shelves from past years.

This year we also are seeing Firestone Walker announcing that their biggest seller Stickee Monkee is going on hiatus as well. I see the same thing with this beer as well. I actually just purchased a vertical (2014-2018) from one bottle shop.

By announcing that these aren't going to be made you'll have people stocking up on it, buying the existing inventory. Take a year or two off the old inventory is bought up and once you start production again it will be big news.

Of course this is my thinking which is worth less then a bottle of CBS.

With that said .... I am off to buy bottles of CBS and Stickee I now return you to HEPtV

1 week later
#4745 42 days ago

Stunning job as usual Chris ..... beer time!

#4780 38 days ago
Quoted from Aniraf:

Why is there not an always on camera in your shop that lets us watch everything! Amazing work!!

Quoted from cosmokramer:

I would tune into the Chriscam as often as possible...

Please guys I dont need another reason not to work!

1 week later
#4968 27 days ago
Quoted from edward472:

You're gonna be a grandpa?! Congrats!

Grandpa HEP!!! Congrats Chris..... tell Curtis in lieu of cigars we're looking forward to see what BOURBON BARREL beer he gives out!

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