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Pinball Horror Pics!!


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#2201 52 days ago

Not quite a horror story, but a very worn Mata Hari. I told the guy, if it was in sorry shape but it was working, it would be worth something to me, or if it wasn't working but was in good shape, it would be worth something to me, but as-is I wasn't interested. He told me it was being thrown out if I didn't take it.

Amazingly, there are no broken plastics, and the backglass has a couple of small scratches but no peeling. MPU is super corroded. Coindoor looks like someone took a pry bar to it. I was going to part it out, but now I'm thinking I'll throw an Alltek in there, clean and touch up the pf as best I can, and see if I can get it playable.

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#2202 52 days ago
Quoted from jibmums:

clean and touch up the pf as best I can, and see if I can get it playable.

It will be alot of work but totally worth it. You'll have to bulletproof everything according to vid's guide, repin the connectors on the MPU at a minimum. Start a thread showing us your progress!

#2203 52 days ago
Quoted from jibmums:

I'm thinking I'll throw an Alltek in there

Put in a Weebly, not an Alltak.

1 week later
#2204 44 days ago

She cleaned up just fine and I took care of that white paint. The rodent was a clean guest and only stayed long enough to birth some offspring. The afterbirth was a joy to clean blech

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]

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#2205 44 days ago

Very nice. Looks great now

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#2206 41 days ago

Found this on Craigslist labeled as a "Virtual pinball"
Wood rail with a TV and a 60-in-1 Chinese arcade board in there.
Pac man controls on the front, Tron overlay as a lockdown bar for some reason, WOOF

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#2207 41 days ago

That is, indeed, a horror show.

#2208 41 days ago
Quoted from dudah:

Found this on Craigslist labeled as a "Virtual pinball"
Wood rail with a TV and a 60-in-1 Chinese arcade board in there.
Pac man controls on the front, Tron overlay as a lockdown bar for some reason, WOOF[quoted image]

LOL, I would totally take that to a show just to fuck with people.

#2209 41 days ago
Quoted from dudah:

Found this on Craigslist labeled as a "Virtual pinball"
Wood rail with a TV and a 60-in-1 Chinese arcade board in there.
Pac man controls on the front, Tron overlay as a lockdown bar for some reason, WOOF[quoted image]

Did the still have the original parts they ripped out or did they trash them. That is truly awful.

#2210 41 days ago

So I guess you guys don’t like my kickstarter campaign

#2211 41 days ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

So I guess you guys don’t like my kickstarter campaign

I'd be in if you were raising money to arrange a beating on whoever did that.

#2212 40 days ago
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#2213 40 days ago

Lol that’s virtual alright
Haha wow
That’s hilarious

And a wood rail of all things

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I’m still cracking up over this thing
A tron overlay
A Pac-Man control panel
And the cherry on top
A flat screen in a wood rail

If someone took that too a show I would have to buy it and sledgehammer it for the main event.

#2214 39 days ago
Quoted from embryonjohn:

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Did you save the glass?

#2215 39 days ago
Quoted from chad:

Did you save the glass?

I’m the guy who tossed it. It stunk like mouse urine and was peeling all over. Didn’t know glass could stink that bad...

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#2216 38 days ago
Quoted from embryonjohn:

I’m the guy who tossed it. It stunk like mouse urine and was peeling all over. Didn’t know glass could stink that bad...[quoted image][quoted image]

I understand now. Yikes!

#2217 38 days ago
Quoted from embryonjohn:

I’m the guy who tossed it. It stunk like mouse urine and was peeling all over. Didn’t know glass could stink that bad...

Did you remove & check all of the fuses? Seems like it could be a blown fuse.

#2218 36 days ago
Quoted from Beemus:

She cleaned up just fine and I took care of that white paint. The rodent was a clean guest and only stayed long enough to birth some offspring. The afterbirth was a joy to clean blech
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Note: I got to repair the other , "non add-a-ball", version of this game and the top bottom
----- middle "mini T bumper" was missing... there was no playfield marks or
----- anything to suggest that a post was there rather that it was an option.
----- What I found out while playing the game, is that the ball can now easily traverse
----- between the top two pop bumpers. The ball can go left to right and right to left sides of the
----- playfield. It was much more funner to play. I think it might be Gottliebs way of making
----- the game more conservative/liberal to each version of the game.
Congratulation, on a neat Gottlieb game.

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#2219 30 days ago

Pretty sure this is a nightmare for some pinsiders.

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#2220 30 days ago

Holy shit

Quoted from dung:

Pretty sure this is a nightmare for some pinsiders.[quoted image]

#2221 30 days ago
Quoted from vec-tor:

Note: I got to repair the other , "non add-a-ball", version of this game and the top bottom
----- middle "mini T bumper" was missing... there was no playfield marks or
----- anything to suggest that a post was there rather that it was an option.
----- What I found out while playing the game, is that the ball can now easily traverse
----- between the top two pop bumpers. The ball can go left to right and right to left sides of the
----- playfield. It was much more funner to play. I think it might be Gottliebs way of making
----- the game more conservative/liberal to each version of the game.
Congratulation, on a neat Gottlieb game.

Thanks and that sounds like a fun setup. Still hunting for the right paradise.

#2222 30 days ago
Quoted from embryonjohn:I’m the guy who tossed it. It stunk like mouse urine and was peeling all over. Didn’t know glass could stink that bad...[quoted image][quoted image]
#2223 30 days ago

True horror pic,just foul!

#2224 29 days ago

Makes me think of linked driving games. I want 4-way linked NASCAR pinball!

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#2225 29 days ago

Wen't and looked at a Knockout about a month ago I think it was and besides have numerous cosmetic issues, one of the worst things was that someone screwed a metal plate to the top of the playfield because water had gotten into the top of the backbox and ran down into the playfield and rotted it out and ruining the backglass. So the only way it probably could be made playable was to cover it up so that the ball didn't get trapped. This one needed way to much time and money to bring it back what with the painted cabinet, poorly reproduced backglass and a string of other things. I reluctantly made an offer and was cringing because I thought the guy might actually take it and I was relieved when he said no because I thought I was being over generous as it was. I'm glad I didn't get it.
John

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#2226 29 days ago
Quoted from dung:

Pretty sure this is a nightmare for some pinsiders.[quoted image]

Gee I could do with a main plastic ramp as a spare!

#2227 28 days ago

This is the new Flight 2000 backglass wallhanger someone was wrapping up to trade me... #Tear.

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#2228 28 days ago

It puzzles me how that could happen.

See what i did there!?

Sorry couldnt resist

#2229 28 days ago
Quoted from jorro:

It puzzles me how that could happen.

Glass on cold concrete = kaboom

#2230 28 days ago
Quoted from sataneatscheese:

This is the new Flight 2000 backglass wallhanger someone was wrapping up to trade me... #Tear.[quoted image]

One of my greatest fears.

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#2231 28 days ago

Still on location ruining people's impression of pinball.

Flipper Rubbers are optional anyways

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#2232 28 days ago
Quoted from sataneatscheese:

This is the new Flight 2000 backglass wallhanger someone was wrapping up to trade me... #Tear.[quoted image]

That happened to me with a beautiful glass from an Ice Cold Beer.
Made the mistake of bringing it in from the garage on an Arizona summer day that was in the teens.
As soon as I went from the the garage which is not air conditioned to the house which is, the change in temperature made it explode in my hands. Didn’t even touch it to anything. Just a quick drop of 35+ degrees did it in.

#2233 28 days ago

Gotta have spares.

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#2234 27 days ago

There should be a law to stop cruelty to pinball machines.

#2235 27 days ago
Quoted from desiArnez:

Gotta have spares.[quoted image]

Holy shit, do I see a TX-Sector and a Banzai Run in there?

#2236 26 days ago

I have been looking for a wired upper playfield for Banzai Run....

#2237 26 days ago

Burn out one GI string on your Data East? Install LEDs and clip onto the other string!

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#2238 26 days ago
Quoted from desiArnez:

Gotta have spares.[quoted image]

Okay but is there a Mousin' Around playfield in that pile? I'm still looking for a center ramp for mine and I'd take anything I could get, haha.

#2239 26 days ago
Quoted from desiArnez:

Gotta have spares.[quoted image]

Quoted from mappy_mouse:

There should be a law to stop cruelty to pinball machines.

A friend is an operator and has been for 30 years, at least. On one recent Friday night auction, I helped him carry a couple of his purchases out to his pickup. Laying in the truck bed was a populated Pinbot play field that was in pretty good shape. I told him he could sell that for some money. He did not pay attention.

And he recently told me that in the late 90s that he bought a Stern Meteor at a pin auction for $5.00. And then he stripped the pin. He told me that Alltek came out with its MPU in 2002, but before that there were no options if aboard went bad. A bad board was instant death to a pin. It could not be fixed and rental space was not cheap so pins like this Meteor were instant parts machines.

#2240 26 days ago
Quoted from Pingball:

Still on location ruining people's impression of pinball.
Flipper Rubbers are optional anyways[quoted image][quoted image]

Saw a TSPP on location like that. No rubber on the flippers, Dirty playfield, Broken DMD, broken everything. Those operators must be crazy or just stupid. Probably Both.

#2241 26 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

A bad board was instant death to a pin. It could not be fixed and rental space was not cheap so pins like this Meteor were instant parts machines.

True... I have spent many hours trying to get Bally/Stern CPU boards up and running.
So a game could be saved.

#2242 26 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

a friend is an operator and has been for 30 years, at least

I knew the owner of Gameroom Warehouse in Wichita back in the day. I went upstairs one time, and it was rows of playfields. I wish I had had the space to buy some of them.

#2243 25 days ago

A buddy texted me this pic asking if it could be saved!

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#2244 25 days ago
Quoted from tominator:

A buddy texted me this pic asking if it could be saved![quoted image]

Did he maybe mean the ice skate?

#2245 25 days ago
Quoted from tominator:

A buddy texted me this pic asking if it could be saved![quoted image]

Yikes!

#2246 25 days ago
Quoted from tominator:

A buddy texted me this pic asking if it could be saved!

A little Novus and it is as good as new!

#2247 24 days ago
Quoted from djtkach:

A little Novus and it is as good as new!

Don't forget the fuse!

#2248 24 days ago
Quoted from vdojaq:

Don't forget the fuse!

YEAH, gotta be sure to Novus the fuse too!!

#2249 24 days ago
Quoted from pacmanretro:

YEAH, gotta be sure to Novus the fuse too!!

That’s not funny. I use novus 3 in the tumbler and it works great. Also really good at getting the grime off ball guides.

#2250 23 days ago

At an operator's place.
Going to the trash soon I guess.

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