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Pinball Horror Pics!!


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#1851 42 days ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

Actually happened to my friend I went to school with last year. Kid has a suped up WRX and the engine landed in his lap. Still in a wheelchair and probably won’t walk again.
Not gonna lie the thought briefly went through my mind when we crashed and I was amazed how the cabin wasn’t compromised at all by the impact

I’m not trying to be funny but Subaru might be interested in seeing and hearing about your experience.

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#1852 42 days ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

She was, I hope you’re not implying I was not paying attention because I was and I was slowing down as was traffic. You can’t come to a complete stop in 2 seconds, even the trooper and the car that was hit first said that she hit him without any attempt to stop. I hit my brakes but brakes can’t stop you as fast as stationary object does!
I didn’t take pictures of the first car she hit, but she hit him pretty squarely and I had swerved as best I could so it was mostly the passenger side that took the blow

Both were, if you didn't have time to stop you were to close.

#1853 42 days ago
Quoted from Marvin:

Both were, if you didn't have time to stop you were to close.

Figured I’d find the idiot here. Have you ever been in rush hour traffic? You don’t get to have a large gap between the cars. Someone cuts in front of you.

#1854 42 days ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

Figured I’d find the idiot here. Have you ever been in rush hour traffic? You don’t get to have a large gap between the cars. Someone cuts in front of you.

I always get flustered and upset with that....I dont handle traffic well always, but I try to give more space than I need to feel less stressed and more comfortable; but, it's inevitable that, every time you do that, someone fills in your "comfort buffer".

If you are in a smaller vehicle than the one in front of you and can't see past it well, trying to give more distance sometimes works.....sometimes doesn't.

As a person not on the scene, I don't have a right to judge. I would, however, certainly give you a benefit of the doubt. I mean, if a vehicle in front of you slows/brakes (showing tail lights) etc....you should be able to slow in time or else YES you are too close. But, if a vehicle in front of you smashes into something causing it to near instant stop with no warning, tail lights, etc.....well, I don't feel I could say it was something easily reactable (made up word?) to at all, potentially...

Not starting a super big debate. Just my feeling on it.

Like I said, doesn't even matter at this point; versus health of the people involved.

#1855 42 days ago
Quoted from pacmanretro:

I always get flustered and upset with that....I dont handle traffic well always, but I try to give more space than I need to feel less stressed and more comfortable; but, it's inevitable that, every time you do that, someone fills in your "comfort buffer".
If you are in a smaller vehicle than the one in front of you and can't see past it well, trying to give more distance sometimes works.....sometimes doesn't.
As a person not on the scene, I don't have a right to judge. I would, however, certainly give you a benefit of the doubt. I mean, if a vehicle in front of you slows/brakes (showing tail lights) etc....you should be able to slow in time or else YES you are too close. But, if a vehicle in front of you smashes into something causing it to near instant stop with no warning, tail lights, etc.....well, I don't feel I could say it was something easily reactable (made up word?) to at all, potentially...
Not starting a super big debate. Just my feeling on it.
Like I said, doesn't even matter at this point; versus health of the people involved.

That’s completely understandable and my feelings as well. I was pretty upset as I was actually paying attention, of all the times I’ve been a less-than-attentive driver, I was most frustrated that I had been scanning traffic and just started slowing down accordingly and still hit this woman. When I got out I was confused by this until I saw the other car she had hit, who had moved further up the road about 50 yards or so.

I did state in my original post too, that she didn’t apply her brakes at all so there were no tail lights or any typical warning signs. The car in front of me was driving and then hit the car in front of her causing her to come to a complete stop without ever hitting her brakes.

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#1856 42 days ago

I'm curious if today's AI systems could avoid that accident. Not likely.

Thankful you made it. Perhaps it's luck; I always felt Subaru was a brand safer than most.

#1857 42 days ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

That’s completely understandable and my feelings as well. I was pretty upset as I was actually paying attention, of all the times I’ve been a less-than-attentive driver, I was most frustrated that I had been scanning traffic and just started slowing down accordingly and still hit this woman. When I got out I was confused by this until I saw the other car she had hit, who had moved further up the road about 50 yards or so.
I did state in my original post too, that she didn’t apply her brakes at all so there were no tail lights or any typical warning signs. The car in front of me was driving and then hit the car in front of her causing her to come to a complete stop without ever hitting her brakes.
Had there been some warning, or had I been dicking around or on my phone, I would admit my fault and understand if I cause the accident.
So understandably I am pretty flustered when do all the right things and the accident still happened.

And I’m betting the woman who did not apply her brakes was fiddling around with her cell phone.

#1858 42 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

And I’m betting the woman who did not apply her brakes was fiddling around with her cell phone.

and whoever behind Subaru WAS paying attention. they missed

#1859 41 days ago
Quoted from RockfordReplay:

This is scary. Does it splash at you or simply drop to the floor?
I'm curious if glass temperature versus hand temperature combined with holding technique/force suddenly seals the deal (your bloods flowing, your hands are warm, your palm and fingers are resting on the surface instead of trapping the edges).

I had the glass spray outwards from the sides of my hands... It is weird because your hands are still
in the glass grasp position.

#1860 41 days ago
Quoted from vec-tor:

I had the glass spray outwards from the sides of my hands... It is weird because your hands are still
in the glass grasp position.

Ya tempered glass is strange. I had a sheet outside leaning against the garage at my old house ontop of a milk crate. The driveway was concrete. Wind caught it and it fell off the milk crate onto the driveway, surprisingly didnt break it.

Then a week later different glass, was putting it down gently on a piece of wood and it barely touched it and it exploded.

#1861 41 days ago

I had a sheet of brand new glass explode in my hands at pinfest. I put it on the carpet, was holding it with one hand, wiping it down with the other, and kaboom. First time I had a piece of glass break on me. The maintenance guys for the building said it was 4th piece of glass that broke that day thus far.

#1862 41 days ago

Not pinball but 30 years ago as I was driving a Mazda RX-7 down the street the driver window shattered into a million pieces.

I thought I had been shot at but it was just the window deciding it was game over.

#1863 41 days ago
Quoted from RockfordReplay:

I'm curious if glass temperature versus hand temperature combined with holding technique/force suddenly seals the deal (your bloods flowing, your hands are warm, your palm and fingers are resting on the surface instead of trapping the edges).

Usually it's not temperature that's the problem.
What happen more imo is when a game is not levelled well and 1 corner is too high/low. The glass will have pressure on it whilst in the game, you slide it out, the pressure suddenly falls away and boom it shatters in your hands..

The edges of tempered glass are fragile, so when putting it down if you're not careful and touch the ground with an edge/corner first it can also suddenly shatter.

#1864 41 days ago

...that'll buff right out.

#1865 41 days ago

Too loud? Just cut the wires!

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#1866 40 days ago

I don't have pics of nasty pinball tables but I remember encountering a few in the past.

One was a The Getaway: High Speed II at a pizza place with a significantly dirty playfield and a broken right flipper that cost me a few balls. Another was a Coney Island! that one of my uncles has in his basement. It looked fine on the outside, but he said when he bought it that someone had gutted the electronics and it needed a complete interior overhaul.

#1867 38 days ago
Quoted from koen12344:

Too loud? Just cut the wires!
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A guy I know used Duck Tape and wrapped it around and around the back box
speaker grill and all around the back box frame...The game was a Pinbot...
All I could do was laugh.

#1868 38 days ago
Quoted from FunnyStarRunner:

It looked fine on the outside, but he said when he bought it that someone had gutted the electronics and it needed a complete interior overhaul.

Ah! I had to do a repair on a game the guy said "it only needed a relay"...
Same as above.

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#1869 38 days ago

Sorry, but this is just wrong. Are some dressing up our pins like people dress their pets?

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#1870 38 days ago
Quoted from Ballypalooza:

Sorry, but this is just wrong. Are some dressing up our pins like people dress their pets?
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I just don't know what to say about this other than a line was crossed that should never be crossed.

#1871 37 days ago

Next logical step from PinFooties - PinBooties!

#1872 37 days ago
Quoted from Billc479:

Next logical step from PinFooties - PinBooties!

I guess if they were rollerblades it would make it easy to move the pin around...

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#1873 37 days ago
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#1874 37 days ago

Thanks. I hate it.

#1875 32 days ago
Quoted from Ballypalooza:

but this is just wrong.

What, they just didn't want to go 'all out' on new levelers !

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#1876 32 days ago

Not horrible but thought it was funny!

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#1877 32 days ago
Quoted from Pinballer22:

Not horrible but thought it was funny!
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That knob must be part of the LE package

#1878 32 days ago
Quoted from Pinballer22:

Not horrible but thought it was funny!

OK, I'm charmed.

#1879 32 days ago
Quoted from Pinballer22:

Not horrible but thought it was funny!
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Genius lol

#1880 31 days ago

My grandmother had those exact same doorknobs throughout her house. I wish I had kept one to re-purpose on this basis for my SBM!

#1881 27 days ago
Quoted from Pinballer22:

Not horrible but thought it was funny!
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Early Prototype Stern Super LE , It's real crystal

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#1882 26 days ago

I can only hope my cars engine is this well lubricated

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#1883 26 days ago

"Keep her running, we just changed out our 3rd Keg."
"Where's Jimmy?

"He's drunk. I've been watching him, think I can do this".

"Hey Barkeep! The flippers suck on this machine. C'mon Man, Got 100 bucks riding on it."

#1884 26 days ago
Quoted from embryonjohn:

I can only hope my cars engine is this well lubricated
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It looks like they used wire rope lubricant. What were they not thinking?

#1885 26 days ago
Quoted from embryonjohn:

I can only hope my cars engine is this well lubricated
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I love the spare parts they used to "make it work". Is that a battery terminal clamp? :0)

Unlike most, I don't think these hacks are horrible...nowadays, with the internet, parts are easy to find...but being someone who tried to keep an EM pinball going in the 80's, I remember what it was like with Radio Shack being you only parts supplier. Many of these hacks are ingenious...

#1886 26 days ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

Actually happened to my friend I went to school with last year. Kid has a suped up WRX and the engine landed in his lap. Still in a wheelchair and probably won’t walk again.
Not gonna lie the thought briefly went through my mind when we crashed and I was amazed how the cabin wasn’t compromised at all by the impact

I too have a WRX and have only seen or heard of this exact situation happening when the front subframe/cross member is removed. Allot of people remove these to reduce weight but don't realise that what it does is, it is designed so that in a front impact the engine will be pushed underneath of the car instead of into the firewall or cabin. I will never remove mine. I've reduced weight in mine using other, much safer methods.

#1887 25 days ago

I always had a sneaky feeling about coil stops...turns out they were invented by the pinball industrial complex...just to scare the public...and of course fatten their profits.

Here’s your proof they’re not needed

2 zip ties made from 100% hemp work just fine

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#1888 25 days ago

that door handle makes a great TAF shooter rod end lol

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#1889 12 days ago

Saw this Jack In The Box on Facebook. Looks like a barn find, backglass is nowhere to be found, but my main thing is you would think they could sweep away the creepy crawlies before taking pictures.
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#1890 12 days ago
Quoted from Atari1977:

Saw this Jack In The Box on Facebook. Looks like a barn find, backglass is nowhere to be found, but my main thing is you would think they could sweep away the creepy crawlies before taking pictures.
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restored worse, I would take it

#1891 8 days ago

It will buff out.

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#1892 8 days ago
Quoted from ThatOneDude:

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Have not restored worse, but would take it for free - I see a 5" Gottlieb bell in that cab. Gotta be more usable stuff in there.

#1893 8 days ago
Quoted from dasvis:

Have not restored worse, but would take it for free - I see a 5" Gottlieb bell in that cab. Gotta be more usable stuff in there.

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#1894 8 days ago
Quoted from ThatOneDude:

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Not even useful for wall art!! Take the pop bumper caps, strip all the metal parts and use the free firewood.
Probably couldn’t even get a good serial number off of it to record for posterity. How sad!

#1895 8 days ago

Actually meant to post the link to the source: fresno.craigslist.org link

#1896 8 days ago

Looks like he actually made it worse while taking pics

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#1897 8 days ago

Looks like a hardtop candidate lol.

#1898 8 days ago
Quoted from ThatOneDude:

It will buff out.

Quoted from dasvis:

I see a 5" Gottlieb bell in that cab. Gotta be more usable stuff in there.

Apron actually looks like it held up pretty well too, considering the condition of the game and no PF glass.

#1899 7 days ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Apron actually looks like it held up pretty well too, considering the condition of the game and no PF glass.

Yeah, but it never rains in California

#1900 7 days ago
Quoted from koen12344:

Looks like he actually made it worse while taking pics[quoted image][quoted image]

I wish I had this kind of blind confidence to ask money for literal, complete garbage. Boy, how do they do it?

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