(Topic ID: 135011)

Old EM in need of repair being auctioned.

By oldgiza

5 years ago

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#1 5 years ago

There's an old electro-mechanical pinball table that's being auctioned off, starting at $100. How high should a lover of EMs go? I've never bought a RL machine before, and I've never bid for one before. And I know nothing about repairing one.



The seller says "The back scoring glass appears to be hand painted and not original. This unit has been under our carport for several years. Has surface rust and fading. Plugged it in a few weeks ago. It lights up but only 1 flipper seems to be working now. Have had it running on singles only as I didn't know how to hotwire past the coin mech to get doubles going. Will need a lot of work to tidy and get it into good running order again."

#2 5 years ago

Would not offer more than $200...if that. sittin outside, and surface rust means inside and out.

#3 5 years ago

I would if it was in the US. I've never seen a Japanese Sega stateside. This must be in New Zealand though? Hard to know the market and rarity there.

#4 5 years ago

That backglass is incredible.

#5 5 years ago

Hi oldgiza
Pro: it is rare (?)

Looking in the auction and in ipdb.org -> Yes, the Backglass is handpainted - who wants to buy such a thing ...
ipdb.org says: Manufacturer is SEGA, Japan -> where do you buy a schema, parts ?
You write "know nothing about repairing ..." ...
I look (ipdb) at the playfield -> nice, but there are many pins with this layout ->
for a "Newbie" I suggest: "Buy a Williams pin - years "1970 - 75" (or a "Bally") an example: http://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=972&picno=45245
You might use this "Advanced Search":
http://www.ipdb.org/search.pl?mfgid=413&yr=1970&sortby=date&searchtype=advanced (and go through the "Years"). Have a look at ipdb-Ratings-and-comments. Greeting Rolf

#6 5 years ago

Given your location maybe $300USD since you love EM's. Rather rare and unusual design mostly enclosed relays. If it is resetting OK most of the problems maybe under playfield and backbox corrosion on mechanisms. Go look at it in person, lift the playfield, then make a decision. Does the owner have schematics/paper for the game?

#7 5 years ago

It looks like I missed out on Crazy Clock. The auction went off tonight and it went above $200 which is higher than I wanna go for this machine. But I'll keep my eye open for any other electro-mechanicals that become available.

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