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Pinball Horror Pics!!

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#3401 40 days ago

Aren't they supposed to be greased? Lol. I actually did put a thin coat of Ox-guard on a couple of my drop target boards.

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#3402 40 days ago

Getting the most out of your coil stops...

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#3403 40 days ago
Quoted from steviechs:

Spot the issue?
Bringing the pins back to pinball
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Maybe a Duotron thing. When I got my game it did not have the rubber ring wrapped around the center console, but had pins or brads installed to contain the captive ball. You just want to add some small playfield nails.....

And I confess that when I opened up that first game (Duotron) I (a) thought the slam tilt mechanism might be ball storage for a hot minute and (b) did not know about or find the on/off switch for a few weeks. I just pulled the plug.

#3404 40 days ago
Quoted from DropTarget:

Seen better days.
Thanks to C.J. from FB.
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A little Novus 2 and a soft cloth…

#3405 36 days ago
Quoted from JT-Pinball:

File a dispute with your credit card company.

I had tried that once and the credit card companies do not get involved with auction purchases.

#3406 36 days ago

What is the best way to attach your coilstop?
I know

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#3407 36 days ago

Ah yes, the drywall screw thru the playfield trick.

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#3408 36 days ago

Picked this up the other day. Stored outside for the last 3 years, under a tarpaulin but otherwise exposed. Rat poop and chewed insulation everywhere. There was even grass growing into the playfield mechs from the underside. And of course, plenty of rust. Surprisingly, playfield looks ok apart from some planking. And the backglass is somehow undamaged.

I'm keen for a challenge so this will play like new eventually.

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#3409 36 days ago

Hopefully it was free

#3411 36 days ago

How is that backglass not roached?

#3412 35 days ago
Quoted from PinballAir:

Hopefully it was free

Not free, but close enough to it.

Quoted from Electronmagic:

How is that backglass not roached?

One of life's greatest mysteries! Summer is particularly hot here, so I have no idea how it survived.

#3413 35 days ago

My 6 million dollar man spent almost 10 years in an unheated barn.
The glass is still a 9.5.
Would be a 10 but some dope put a scratch in the ink.
Some glasses survive better than others.

#3414 35 days ago

doesn't look Bally's orignal art...

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#3415 35 days ago

I have another one ... both are for sale. I really do like the art on this one

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#3416 35 days ago
Quoted from noitbe1:

doesn't look Bally's orignal art...

Simple design, but is it wrong that I like that playfield?

#3417 35 days ago

This is my horror. It’s been restored but this is what it looked like when we picked it up.

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#3418 34 days ago

Cleaning up a Bow & Arrow. I’ve never seen rubber rings melted like this.

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#3419 34 days ago
Quoted from Gamemodder:

This is my horror. It’s been restored but this is what it looked like when we picked it up.
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And a red cab JL too. Certainly the more attractive of the two versions.

#3420 34 days ago
Quoted from Gamemodder:

looked like when we picked it up.

what does it look like now?

#3421 34 days ago
Quoted from shimmydisc:

Cleaning up a Bow & Arrow. I’ve never seen rubber rings melted like this.
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My guess is they tried to glue the crumbling pieces back together, and that is a glue mess.

#3422 34 days ago
Quoted from gutz:

My guess is they tried to glue the crumbling pieces back together, and that is a glue mess.

That's the plasticizer breaking down. Commonly happens to "rubber" feet on old computer equipment as well.

#3423 34 days ago
Quoted from jscaptura:

That's the plasticizer breaking down. Commonly happens to "rubber" feet on old computer equipment as well.

It happened to my &@#%$ black and decker food processor that was only two years old. One week it was fine, the next, the grey rubber feet were smeared across everything in the cupboard.

#3424 30 days ago

I’m sure these were great for the playfield..

There were supposed to be 6. I’m half expecting to find one rusted to an assembly that I just haven’t noticed yet.

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Luckily it seems the layer of grime might have protected the playfield from any real wear. I don’t usually like to novus 2 a playfield, but it really helped bring this one back to being in good shape.

#3425 30 days ago
Quoted from bigguybbr:

I’m sure these were great for the playfield..
There were supposed to be 6. I’m half expecting to find one rusted to an assembly that I just haven’t noticed yet.
[quoted image]
Luckily it seems the layer of grime might have protected the playfield from any real wear. I don’t usually like to novus 2 a playfield, but it really helped bring this one back to being in good shape.

I think a few of those are bingo balls.

#3426 30 days ago

Not mine from facebook:

"When you wire a hefty sum to a distributor for a tricked out EHOH and they dump it over before it even hits the truck...
Heartbroken"

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#3427 30 days ago
Quoted from Bam_Man:

Not mine from facebook:
"When you wire a hefty sum to a distributor for a tricked out EHOH and they dump it over before it even hits the truck...
Heartbroken"
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These people flipping over pinball machines are ruining the hobby.

#3428 30 days ago
Quoted from Bam_Man:

Not mine from facebook:
"When you wire a hefty sum to a distributor for a tricked out EHOH and they dump it over before it even hits the truck...
Heartbroken"
[quoted image][quoted image]

Fuck

#3429 30 days ago

I'm still trying to wrap my head around how they did this.
the machine is sitting on its head and the head isn't even strapped down.

#3430 30 days ago
Quoted from Coindork:

I'm still trying to wrap my head around how they did this.

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#3431 30 days ago

Spotted at expo tonight

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#3432 30 days ago
Quoted from Asmig:

Spotted at expo tonight
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There are all kinds of horror stories on the free play floor at expo . Alot of those games are barely playable.

#3433 30 days ago
Quoted from Bam_Man:

a tricked out EHOH and they dump it over before it even hits the truck...

Where were they going with an unwrapped, powdercoated EHoH with the legs on anyway?

#3434 30 days ago
Quoted from TopMoose:

I think a few of those are bingo balls.

Would you believe they came out of a Stern GOTG?

#3435 30 days ago
Quoted from bigguybbr:

Would you believe they came out of a Stern GOTG?

The original patina is desirable, you know

#3436 30 days ago
Quoted from bigguybbr:

Would you believe they came out of a Stern GOTG?

Operator 101:

“I’ve got some of those dang ‘ol ping balls somewhere...”
*pulls out some pitted, rusted junk*
“yep, these will work fine!”

#3437 29 days ago

Interesting operator solution to a broken ramp

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#3438 29 days ago

Always store your machine on the deck.

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#3439 29 days ago
Quoted from ThatOneDude:

Always store your machine on the deck.
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They shoulda left the glass on... depressing!

Probably a ton rare and useful parts!!!

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#3440 21 days ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

Interesting operator solution to a broken ramp

That one looks like one of those video game photo puzzles where you look for as many boo boos you can find before time runs out.

#3441 21 days ago
Quoted from PinballAir:

That one looks like one of those video game photo puzzles where you look for as many boo boos you can find before time runs out.

If I posted the entire playfield it would be even worse. However it’s a lot of fun and it earns well enough so it’s on route until I get around to restoring it!

#3442 19 days ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

If I posted the entire playfield it would be even worse. However it’s a lot of fun and it earns well enough so it’s on route until I get around to restoring it!

What's the spinner from? Looks Myan

#3443 19 days ago

lifted this from the STh club thread from Neal_W

makes my skin crawl

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#3444 19 days ago
Quoted from Initiative:

lifted this from the STh club thread from Neal_W
makes my skin crawl[quoted image]

The hell is going on in this picture?

#3445 19 days ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

The hell is going on in this picture?

the white decals on the projector screen, drops and ramps are all nasty and dirty. i believe this is an LE on location, and it just makes my heart ache to see this.

#3446 18 days ago
Quoted from Initiative:

the white decals on the projector screen, drops and ramps are all nasty and dirty. i believe this is an LE on location, and it just makes my heart ache to see this.

I thought it was mold.

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#3447 18 days ago

Someone tried to repair a WPC95 CPU-board and used a Dremel to remove the old ICs and then used a 300W solder iron to remove the remains of the traces and solder pads. Then placed sockets on it, making multiple shorts.

as you can imagine, the CPU didn't boot.

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#3448 17 days ago
Quoted from zaza:

Someone tried to repair a WPC95 CPU-board and used a Dremel to remove the old ICs and then used a 300W solder iron to remove the remains of the traces and solder pads. Then placed sockets on it, making multiple shorts.
as you can imagine, the CPU didn't boot.[quoted image]

Ya know, Dremel can be quite an effective way to remove chips.. if you have a steady hand and know to cut high into the chip package instead of murdering the board with it.

Richard

#3449 17 days ago
Quoted from someotherguy:

Ya know, Dremel can be quite an effective way to remove chips.. if you have a steady hand and know to cut high into the chip package instead of murdering the board with it.
Richard

Back in my early board repair days, I tried the dremel method. Once and only once. Way easier to cut the chips out. For the board I dremeled, it never worked again after that. 20 years ago, mind you. Now.....I have a much higher success rate for board work. Would go as far as to say I really enjoy the board work aspect of pinball...

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#3450 17 days ago
Quoted from someotherguy:

Ya know, Dremel can be quite an effective way to remove chips

If someone insists on cutting off the chip rather than desoldering, a nipper tool is a much better option.

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