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Show us your M & EM Gun & Submarine Games!


By EM-PINMAN

5 years ago



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    #951 81 days ago

    I would LOVE to own one of these one day. Owning an EM pinball has me really interested in EM, and I'm slowly falling in love with the EM gun games. Played some at the Arcade Expo in Banning, CA. Unfortunately most were not working, which made me sad, but there were a couple that were dialed in and felt really satisfying. How do you guys find these? What specific search terms do you guys use? I try 'em gun' every once in a while and nothing comes up. Love this thread!

    #952 81 days ago

    Finally got around to installing a periscope sighting rod on my Midway Sea Raider (seems missing/broken on many machines) which I obtained from John Robertson of flippers.com (the only known source of supply of this part). The rod comes blank so the sighting notches (which are illuminated from the upper light source) need to be made. I found using the finest wheel on a Dremel was most effective. Overall this is a tedious task getting access by removal of the wide mirror and removing and installing the rod to the light source bracket.

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    #953 79 days ago

    Carnival Gun. Just a couple of screws to tighten and gun & cabinet clean and she should be good as new.

    Now where did I put that screwdriver?

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    #954 79 days ago

    Good lord man!
    Have fun with all of THAT!

    #955 79 days ago

    Did it explode?

    #956 79 days ago

    It takes USA Dimes only! Well that's what you get when you insert a Canadian Dime.

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    #957 71 days ago

    Woohoo! Look what I picked up today. Oh the joy it will bring restoring them.

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    #958 71 days ago

    The red coat is very stylish too !!

    #959 71 days ago
    Quoted from Ballypin:

    The red coat is very stylish too !!

    Had a different word in mind....

    #960 70 days ago

    The red coat I use for moving padding. It's made out of a horse blanket. Super thick and super heavy. Great for protecting back glass. My wife calls me Ivan the Great (I would prefer St. Gabriel Possenti)

    #961 67 days ago
    Quoted from Swanee:

    Woohoo! Look what I picked up today. Oh the joy it will bring restoring them.
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    Nice find and great to see they will be brought back to life again! I collect the old EM arcade games also they are awesome! They are not easy to find as many was destroyed. Amazing build quality and many still work after 50 years with just a little TLC.

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    #962 5 days ago

    I recently picked up a Midway's Invaders From Outer Space that hasn't been turned on in 10 years, but was "working when we last turned it on". Pretty excited about getting this up and running, but it's my first EM.

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    #963 5 days ago

    As I dig into this, a lot of the components are working - score reels and timers run properly, aliens and ship move, gun shoots, but I'm encountering a strange issue where a wiper is going off of a trace and burning up when I move the gun left to right. The gun moves all the way left to right, and I have the wiper stopped in the center when the gun is in the center, as suggested. Any ideas as to what I should be looking at with this or why this may be happening?

    (I've stopped doing this, other than to take the attached video)

    EDIT: znet drano - if you still have this game, does the length of this trace look similar to what you see on yours?


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    #964 5 days ago

    Maybe that trace used to go all the way to the end of the burn.

    #965 5 days ago
    Quoted from PinballAir:

    Maybe that trace used to go all the way to the end of the burn.

    Best thing to do is get a picture of a good one hopefully from another Pinsider to help explain what needs to be repaired.

    #966 4 days ago
    Quoted from wontwa:

    I recently picked up a Midway's Invaders From Outer Space that hasn't been turned on in 10 years, but was "working when we last turned it on". Pretty excited about getting this up and running, but it's my first EM.[quoted image]

    Fun game, likely to be featured in the upcoming documentary film: Welcome to Arcadia.

    Here's a sneak peek snapshot from my gameroom's Invaders From Outer Space for the film.

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    #967 4 days ago
    Quoted from wontwa:

    a strange issue where a wiper is going off of a trace and burning up

    FIRE FIRE FIRE!!!

    #968 4 days ago

    Isn't it against the law to shout fire in a crowded forum?

    #969 4 days ago
    Quoted from ZNET:

    Fun game, likely to be featured in the upcoming documentary film: Welcome to Arcadia.
    Here's a sneak peek snapshot from my gameroom's Invaders From Outer Space for the film.[quoted image]

    Any info on release date and where we can view / purchase ?

    #970 3 days ago
    Quoted from Ballypin:

    Any info on release date and where we can view / purchase ?

    Hopefully, 2020 or 2021 in the theaters and/or on Netflix. I will definitely post in the future when details are available.

    Thanks for asking! It's an exciting project whose time has come. The director and the cinematographer are very talented and, like all of us, they are passionate about the subject matter.

    #971 3 days ago

    not sure if this was the right place to post this. here is my circa 1940s rotory merchandiser. there are a few of them in collections in australia.

    they were made here and shipped through the seaside carnivals. I can remember seeing these as a kid.

    anways, here she is now, have the spinning motor off, full of memorabila.

    it is also the best bar you have ever drunk or done shots off. will post some photos of that later.

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    #973 3 days ago
    Quoted from illawarra92:

    not sure if this was the right place to post this. here is my circa 1940s rotory merchandiser. there are a few of them in collections in australia.

    you should post it here too: Show us your EM Bowlers, Mechanical, and old Electrical Toys in your Gameroom!

    #974 3 days ago

    I'm trying to buy my first EM. Quick question for you guys, I'm going to go look at a Midway Deluxe Shooting Gallery. Anything specific I should look for? What kind of price range am I looking at for an unrestored machine?

    #975 2 days ago
    Quoted from edward472:

    I'm trying to buy my first EM. Quick question for you guys, I'm going to go look at a Midway Deluxe Shooting Gallery. Anything specific I should look for? What kind of price range am I looking at for an unrestored machine?

    Check all the mechanics. Pop off the front door and check the compressor and ball launch mechanism. Test it and check scoring. The tube going to the gun tends to fall apart over time, inspect it. Ensure the targets all move smoothly.

    I've never seen these for sale before in the collector realm (searched here, RGP, etc.), so have no basis of what they go for.
    That being said, working complete and with average cosmetics not falling apart I'd guess around $2k.
    Restored ones go for $6-8k (per Torrance auctions). I heard there was one at the Chicago coinop show last year that sold for $6k before the show even opened.

    #976 2 days ago
    Quoted from dudah:

    Check all the mechanics. Pop off the front door and check the compressor and ball launch mechanism. Test it and check scoring. The tube going to the gun tends to fall apart over time, inspect it. Ensure the targets all move smoothly.
    I've never seen these for sale before in the collector realm (searched here, RGP, etc.), so have no basis of what they go for.
    That being said, working complete and with average cosmetics not falling apart I'd guess around $2k.
    Restored ones go for $6-8k (per Torrance auctions). I heard there was one at the Chicago coinop show last year that sold for $6k before the show even opened.

    Thanks. Didn't think about checking the tube. Good suggestion. I couldn't find a lot of previous sales of one, so I appreciate everyone everyone's comments.

    #977 2 days ago
    Quoted from northvibe:

    I found zitt made a pcb sound board for this and other games! Just curious as I have zero idea how these work. Does this replace the 8track or was that just ambient music and this is the in game shooting music?
    http://pinball-mods.com/blogs/?p=492

    Just the rifle "ricochet" sound / "gun shot". No 8 track.

    Quoted from northvibe:

    building zitts replacement board that runs an MP3.

    No my board is effectively modernized "pew-pew" sound board. It does not replicate the 8track or have anything to do with MP3.
    It doesn't even make the gun sound like a gun.... it just replicates the older "pew-pew".

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    #979 2 days ago
    Quoted from cfh:

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    Wish I were closer, I'd be all over that! Great game! Very reasonable price posted on Facebook earlier I'm sure it's gone now.

    #980 9 hours ago

    For those curious, I wound up picking up the machine yesterday. 7 hour round trip and 97 degress outside. The guy I bought it from was really nice. He buys, restores, and collects arcade games. He'd bought it at an auction many years ago. He put it in storage with the thought of restoring it but never got around to it. He's downsizing his project games, and he said he just wasn't interested in EM games. He didn't have the keys to the back, but did have them for the front. He said he never had a problem with it so he never needed to open the back. I drilled the locks on the back hoping for a clown, but no luck. I did however find the original instructions and an envelope containing NOS cards

    The good:
    It does work.
    It's complete minus the coin box and clown.
    Someone painted the entire outside white, but after looking at it last night the original paint is still under there.
    The gun handles are there and in good condition.
    About 15-20 balls inside.
    Backglass is nice.

    The bad:
    The star globes don't light up and the star platters don't turn.
    No clown or coin box.
    It has trouble starting a game.The tens reel on the score repeatedly spins when you start the game. It eventually stops but not on 0. The lights behind the numbers for how many shots you fired sporadically light up during this sequence also. Once it settles down, it starts a game.
    One of the star platters has a piece missing.
    A couple of small chunks of cabinet are missing.
    Scratches on the back under the clown face. Probably from a misaligned star drop.

    If anyone has a coin box, platter, or clown. Shoot me a PM.

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    #981 6 hours ago
    Quoted from edward472:I wound up picking up the machine yesterday.

    I'd say you made a good move picking up the machine..
    Because I have quite a few, I'd probably trade a restored (front to tail)
    1957 ball bowler for it if you may have interest in that. The bowler
    looks and plays like new..

    #982 6 hours ago
    Quoted from Mopar:

    I'd say you made a good move picking up the machine..
    Because I have quite a few, I'd probably trade a restored (front to tail)
    1957 ball bowler for it if you may have interest in that. The bowler
    looks and plays like new..

    I'd love a ball bowler, but I have absolutely no room for one. If I do decide to let it go (and find some room for a bowler), I might take you up on the offer. I saw some pictures and a video of the one you restored. It looks great. Can I ask how you did the background behind the spinning stars? Did you print it on something and then put it behind plexi?

    #983 5 hours ago
    Quoted from edward472:

    Can I ask how you did the background behind the spinning stars? Did you print it on something and then put it behind plexi?

    Yes, my Graphic Designer put it on clear vinyl in reverse (so when turned around and applying to the glass it's
    accurate), then white vinyl, then the gray blocker..
    I know I had pics of the Deluxe, but I don't remember video. Maybe video of the Midway Rifle Gallery..
    Are there problems with the background areas of your machine?

    #984 2 hours ago

    The clown Target is always missing because the rubber has rotted. Someone made reproduction version with 3D printer can't remember who it was now but if you search around, look for another thread on Deluxe shooting gallery.

    #985 2 hours ago
    Quoted from Mopar:

    Yes, my Graphic Designer put it on clear vinyl in reverse (so when turned around and applying to the glass it's
    accurate), then white vinyl, then the gray blocker..
    I know I had pics of the Deluxe, but I don't remember video. Maybe video of the Midway Rifle Gallery..
    Are there problems with the background areas of your machine?

    Maybe it changed hands alot, but this looked just like yours down to the clown

    There isn't a problem with the background. The area below the clown face is scratched up from what looks like the star drop on the wheel making contact. And the eye on the clown is torn. I'd like to replace it or at least flatten it out and maybe put some plexI in front to stop the damage from getting worse

    #986 2 hours ago
    Quoted from stashyboy:

    The clown Target is always missing because the rubber has rotted. Someone made reproduction version with 3D printer can't remember who it was now but if you search around, look for another thread on Deluxe shooting gallery.

    Thanks I found him on Facebook and sent him a message

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