Just picked up another EM- 1973 Gottlieb King Pin wedge head.
Found this from a private home, they had it 30 yrs and it was in the garage collecting dust for the last 15-
Game fits into my collection really well and I am happy to have found another game I can enjoy- I am more or less constantly looking for games but very rarely find one that meets my criteria- Near perfect back glass, good cabinet structurally with repairable cosmetics and a play field that is a candidate for a high end restoration and clear coat. This one fits all three-
I have another game completely in pieces and in the middle of a major play field repair project so this game is going to get relatively little attention, and I have relatively little time to do anything pinball, so do not count on much happening here, but as it does, I will toss up some progress photos. This will be my fourth restoration, so I can at least claim to be undaunted by any mechanical electrical stuff with the EM, and in fact didn't even plug it in prior to bringing it home. It just does not matter, I want cosmetics, I can fix mechanical and electrical. I did look over wiring harness and a few switches and its clear game is original, not modded and this is consistent with owner telling me he never did anything to the game, had a company keep it up and never even recalled needing a repair-
Here are a few teasers, the entire game is filthy dirty with 15 yrs of garage dust/dirt on every surface, and its obvious that the last wax job was a few years before they stopped playing it. However, the wood on the play field and the inserts are near dead flat with ZERO planking, the paint is near flawless (one side upper kick out hole is worn to wood as per usual- but this is trivial to fix) and with some care I have a feeling this is going to come out as a near perfect example of a King Pin- it has a very high ceiling. The cabinet is similar in quality, structurally its like new, and there are almost no scratches- its in fantastic shape but yellowed fairly bad- I will clean that off as much as possible and repair the here and there scratches etc, but its staying original- whatever the color ends up being.