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Pinball Horror Pics!!


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4 years ago



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#2151 3 months ago
Quoted from fredsmythson:

Yes, these rare playfields are for sale. No lowball offers! These will sell fast!

Just look at the character the patina creates! You can't reproduce that look on new stuff!

#2152 3 months ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

I’m very curious to try evaporust in my new ultrasonic cleaner. The instructions say you can. I forgot all about it unfortunately when I did the door.

Now this I'm very interested in. I just use a de greaser mixed 50 50 with water. But normally causes parts to rust if not dried instantly.

#2153 3 months ago

Today's adventure in pinball neglect.
I've seen worse, but yuck.

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#2154 70 days ago

The smoking dead premium
Machine is yellow from the smoke but will clean up nicely

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#2155 70 days ago

You can see how the playfield and ramps clean up

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#2156 69 days ago
Quoted from Vreuls:

The smoking dead premium
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Damn and it’s a premium too

#2157 69 days ago

I can almost guarantee that he did this incorrectly too. Probably just drilled the holes and inserted the posts doing no prep or work surrounding the holes for longevity. Eventually he will be in the Stern playfield issue thread complaining that his clear is flaking around them.

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#2158 69 days ago

Hopefully used machine screw and t nut, but like mentioned prior, probably a wood screw...

#2159 69 days ago

A center pin would have been so much more effective. And looked better. Still would never recommend that.

#2160 69 days ago

I saw that GB yikes
I like how hard it is
But yeah that’s extreme!!!

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#2161 56 days ago

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1497239890571190/permalink/2206125853015920/

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:'(

#2162 56 days ago
Quoted from ajfclark:

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Sorry man...

#2163 56 days ago
Quoted from aobrien5:

Sorry man...

Not mine, but I'm pretty sure ti won't be the last. The fires here a unreal this year. Hundreds of homes lost, an unknown number of people so far, and we aren't even in to summer proper yet...

#2164 56 days ago
Quoted from ajfclark:

Not mine, but I'm pretty sure ti won't be the last. The fires here a unreal this year. Hundreds of homes lost, an unknown number of people so far, and we aren't even in to summer proper yet...

Friend lives down there, and I've been getting daily reports. It's.. fuckin' horrid.

#2165 56 days ago
Quoted from Coyote:

Friend lives down there, and I've been getting daily reports. It's.. fuckin' horrid.

News just said 1365 homes confirmed destroyed, 501 others damaged. They won't be able to do a full count until the situation is back to normal.

I think it'll be more than that. After the Canberra fires when they came around counting we had to point out a couple were two houses not one, that kind of thing.

#2166 56 days ago

If you didn’t live on the other end of the earth I would give you my Gottlieb Soccer to replace yours. I’m sure things are tough right now but stay strong, things will get better.

#2167 56 days ago

It’s a real shame what’s been happening in Sydney, not just pinball but for all the people there. This is just a hobby for most but the fires are real. I was there for work a few weeks back and the news stated that breathing the air there is the equivalent of smoking 40 cigarettes a day

#2168 56 days ago

I also have a friend/contact somewhere in hazard's way. The fire was on the end of his street but moved another way. So he has survived.

#2169 56 days ago
Quoted from allsportdvd:

It’s a real shame what’s been happening in Sydney, not just pinball but for all the people there. This is just a hobby for most but the fires are real. I was there for work a few weeks back and the news stated that breathing the air there is the equivalent of smoking 40 cigarettes a day

Yesterday, an old lady from Brisbane got off a plane in Canberra and died in respiratory distress on the tarmac.

https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/state/act/2020/01/02/woman-dies-after-exposure-to-bushfire-smoke-smothering-canberra/

#2170 56 days ago
Quoted from ajfclark:

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From the Seville fire (look on the hose).

#2171 53 days ago

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#2172 52 days ago
Quoted from sohchx:

I can almost guarantee that he did this incorrectly too. Probably just drilled the holes and inserted the posts doing no prep or work surrounding the holes for longevity. Eventually he will be in the Stern playfield issue thread complaining that his clear is flaking around them.

I actually want to play that and see how it changes the game. Must make for some interesting bounces.

#2173 52 days ago
Quoted from ajfclark:

News just said 1365 homes confirmed destroyed, 501 others damaged. They won't be able to do a full count until the situation is back to normal.

That's so sad
I worry this is all part of "the new normal"

#2174 52 days ago
Quoted from cait001:

I actually want to play that and see how it changes the game. Must make for some interesting bounces.

He sold it already so I'm assuming it didnt work well. With the placement most ball hits would just deflect down the center.

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#2175 48 days ago

Picked up a Pleasure Isle out of the cellar of a dairy farm in WI yesterday. The wife claimed she bought it in 1965, which would make it HUO. After it quit working, they stuck it in the cellar where the mice made a home.

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#2176 48 days ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

Picked up a Pleasure Isle out of the cellar of a dairy farm in WI yesterday. The wife claimed she bought it in 1965, which would make it HUO. After it quit working, they stuck it in the cellar where the mice made a home.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Wow. I am surprised that the humidity in a farm cellar did not cause all of the plywood to swell and delaminate.

#2177 48 days ago
Quoted from sohchx:

I can almost guarantee that he did this incorrectly too. Probably just drilled the holes and inserted the posts doing no prep or work surrounding the holes for longevity. Eventually he will be in the Stern playfield issue thread complaining that his clear is flaking around them.[quoted image][quoted image]

That would make that GB way easyer too play the ball would hit them post and go back up sometimes lol
Just have too say WOW

#2178 48 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Wow. I am surprised that the humidity in a farm cellar did not cause all of the plywood to swell and delaminate.

It was an old farm house with an addition added. The game spent most of it's life in the air conditioned basement of the addition. No idea how long it sat in the cellar of the original house. The cabinet and head are not bad at all.

For whatever reason, they painted the front of the cabinet and the sides of the head. It's still in the back of my truck but I was able to get the glass off and lift the playfield. The underside of the playfield and the inside of the cabinet look damn near brand new! Thankfully, the mice left the wires alone.

I'd take more pics but this is getting packed up and shipped to a buddy in Seattle. He's the one who located this. I just did the pick up and will prep for the shipping.

#2179 48 days ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

It was an old farm house with an addition added. The game spent most of it's life in the air conditioned basement of the addition. No idea how long it sat in the cellar of the original house. The cabinet and head are not bad at all.
For whatever reason, they painted the front of the cabinet and the sides of the head. It's still in the back of my truck but I was able to get the glass off and lift the playfield. The underside of the playfield and the inside of the cabinet look damn near brand new! Thankfully, the mice left the wires alone.
I'd take more pics but this is getting packed up and shipped to a buddy in Seattle. He's the one who located this. I just did the pick up and will prep for the shipping.

Wow for that old and in that basement for that long u got lucky ,when u get unpacked post more pics

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#2180 47 days ago

Strikes and Spares - buncha babies were asleep in there too. Unfortunately the family moved in a couple weeks after the guy had taken the pics and listed the game, and they'd chewed up several of the plastics. I told him "these things have done $150 worth of damage" but he wouldn't come down on the price, and I'd driven 3 hours to get it. Took it home. Ordered new plastics.

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#2181 31 days ago
Quoted from pinzrfun:

Strikes and Spares - buncha babies were asleep in there too. Unfortunately the family moved in a couple weeks after the guy had taken the pics and listed the game, and they'd chewed up several of the plastics. I told him "these things have done $150 worth of damage" but he wouldn't come down on the price, and I'd driven 3 hours to get it. Took it home. Ordered new plastics.[quoted image][quoted image]

Just because you paid full price doesn’t mean you should feel obligated to take it all with you. Hope you left the critters with him.

#2182 30 days ago
Quoted from dothedoo:

Just because you paid full price doesn’t mean you should feel obligated to take it all with you. Hope you left the critters with him.

Claim and tax write off!

#2183 30 days ago
Quoted from pinzrfun:

Strikes and Spares - buncha babies were asleep in there too. Unfortunately the family moved in a couple weeks after the guy had taken the pics and listed the game, and they'd chewed up several of the plastics. I told him "these things have done $150 worth of damage" but he wouldn't come down on the price, and I'd driven 3 hours to get it. Took it home. Ordered new plastics.[quoted image][quoted image]

My girl friend would be saying, " They are so cute."

#2184 30 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

My girl friend would be saying, " They are so cute."

My wife would be screaming at the top of her lungs "Get that effin' thing out of here or I'll burn down the house!" while running in the other direction.

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#2185 29 days ago

Y2K has come and gone... Um, change your batteries dude....

The holder was literally flopping around on the CPU. Bye-bye 21 year late batteries.
Luckily, no PCB damage.

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#2186 29 days ago

Wow!!! Dodged a bullet there!

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#2187 29 days ago
Quoted from steve-o:

Y2K has come and gone... Um, change your batteries dude....
The holder was literally flopping around on the CPU. Bye-bye 21 year late batteries.
Luckily, no PCB damage.[quoted image][quoted image]

The scariest thing so far on this thread is that 1999 was 21 years ago.

#2188 29 days ago
Quoted from Shredso:

The scariest thing so far on this thread is that 1999 was 21 years ago.

Can I call my WPC games "antiques" yet?

#2189 29 days ago
Quoted from steve-o:

Y2K has come and gone... Um, change your batteries dude....
The holder was literally flopping around on the CPU. Bye-bye 21 year late batteries.
Luckily, no PCB damage.[quoted image][quoted image]

So lucky, congrats on that.

#2190 29 days ago
Quoted from Shredso:

The scariest thing so far on this thread is that 1999 was 21 years ago.

And I have trouble remembering last week...........

#2191 29 days ago
Quoted from steve-o:

Y2K has come and gone... Um, change your batteries dude....
The holder was literally flopping around on the CPU. Bye-bye 21 year late batteries.
Luckily, no PCB damage.[quoted image][quoted image]

This is why I've converted all mine to NVRAM. I've even had good quality batteries start leaking well within their expected lifespan.

Richard

#2192 29 days ago
Quoted from someotherguy:

This is why I've converted all mine to NVRAM. I've even had good quality batteries start leaking well within their expected lifespan.
Richard

So very true Richard. I've seen some quality batteries leak 2 to 3 years before their "best if installed by: XXXX" dates. Every game that comes my way I remove and upgrade to eliminate this scenario. I'm done with these ticking-time-bomb batteries.
~Steveo

#2193 28 days ago

Um....just no

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#2195 28 days ago
Quoted from someotherguy:

This is why I've converted all mine to NVRAM. I've even had good quality batteries start leaking well within their expected lifespan.
Richard

Just use lithium AA's 10-15 dollars a machine and 2 minutes of time/effort

#2196 28 days ago

Second the NVRAM here. The only game left in my collection that hasn't been brought over is my Meteor, and that's because the original code didn't play nice with it. The new codebase that is out does fine.

#2197 28 days ago
Quoted from mappy_mouse:

And I have trouble remembering last week...........

Who said that, do I know you???

1 week later
#2198 21 days ago

I’d say this counts as horror pics.
This unfortunate game from joncbrand
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/freight-companies-trashing-pins
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#2199 21 days ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

I’d say this counts as horror pics.
This unfortunately game from @joncbrand
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/freight-companies-trashing-pins[quoted image][quoted image]

Had I been the buyer, that thing wouldn't have even made it onto the lift gate before I immediately refused delivery.

#2200 21 days ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

I’d say this counts as horror pics.
This unfortunately game from @joncbrand

LOL! The first photo, not that bad. The second photo though.

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