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#65 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Blue Chip / EM
Year: December 1976
Production: 2,150
Cost: $47 starting bid, ends Oct 9th 7:35 PM PST
Location: Rockford, IL or Pinball Expo for $50
Link/Contact: ebay.com link » Williams Blue Chip Pinball Project Game Em 1976
Condition: OP: "This is a non working project game. Wires in harness going to the head in the back were cut. See picture. The game is complete . Backglass has some flaking in the white area around score reels.. Playfield has small amount of flaking Coin entry plate is cracked. Lock down bar and top glass are included, not shown in pictures. This game has been in dry storage in my garage for over 20 years. Needs a little cleaning and TLC. High bidder will need to pick this game up. I can deliver to Pinball Expo for $50."

Sold for $203.50.

#68 3 years ago

Man... I've never played this but always been curious about this title. Looks like a project I'd love to sink my teeth into. I'll toss out the obligatory, "Wish this was closer." (Not a customary phrase uttered from a Michigander looking at pins in California.)

Thanks for your continued posts, Pecos!

1 week later
#100 3 years ago
Quoted from shacklersrevenge:

If I didn't suck so much at fixing EM's...I would pounce at that one.

Quoted from Pecos:

shacklersrevenge, all I can say about that is your EM fixing skills will get better...

It's true:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/williams-swinger-restoration-and-eventual-retheme

Also...

...Pecos, what's going on? I leave for one weekend and you change your avatar. Almost didn't recognize you. What happened to your little critter?

Sincerely,
Ryan

#121 3 years ago

Man, that looks fun! So cool, but so far. *sad news bears*

Someone here needs to snatch this up and make me jealous with a restore thread, please.

#122 3 years ago

I'm not sure how project-y these next few pins are, but from the story told in each, I'm guessing they'll need a bit of TLC. Also, they're pretty decent prices on some RARE pins!

Hyde Park: (951 units) Has an Italian export version and features some sweet Roy Parker artwork.
Lariat: (150 units [!??!]) Looks like this is the rarer add-a-ball version of Wild Wild West. An Art Stenholm beauty.
Rock N Roll (no quantity listed for this title, but the replay version [Jive Time] is only 465+ units according to IPDB)

...and who knows, maybe a package deal could be struck. Good luck, New Yorkers! Here are the ads as they came through this morning on Mr. Pinball Classifieds:

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Hyde Park, 1966 Gottlieb: $450
The pinball came from a homeowner whose husband had died 14 years ago. She told us that he bought it in the early 70s along with 3 other pinballs which we are selling. The game looks in very good condition no wear on the playfield. The backglass is in very nice shape and only has a little flaking in some reds in the lower left corner (pictures shows it well) there cabinet is in good shape but the paint is starting to get flaky. We had to go thru and check everything over mainly from setting but that's about it. The game has a coin mech and a set of schematics locks and keys as well. I checked out all the scoring and they all are working and scoring correctly. We have plenty of pictures and can ship any place in the lower 48 states, just email me a zip code for shipping prices/options.
Steve Arpino
sarpino@yahoo.com, Weedsport, New York 13166
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Lariat, 1969 Gottlieb: $450
The pinball came from a homeowner whose husband had died 14 years ago. She told us that he bought it in the early 70s along with 3 other pinballs which we are are selling. The game looks in good condition it has some wear on the lower playfield in front of the kickers but thats it. The backglass displays well but has some paint loss that someone put colored tape over (pictures shows it well) there cabinet was painted over with a crisscross pattern again pictures show that as well, im not sure if it could be stripped to show the original paint. We had to go thru and check everything over mainly from setting but thats about it. The game has a coin mech and keys and locks as well as a set of schematics. I checked out all the scoring and they all are working and scoring correctly. We have plenty of pictures and can ship anyplace in the lower 48 states, just email me a zip code for shipping prices/options.
Steve Arpino
sarpino@yahoo.com, Weedsport, New York 13166
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Rock N Roll, 1970 Williams: $400
The pinball came from a homeowner whose husband had died 14 years ago. She told us that he bought it in the early 70s along with 3 other pinballs which we are are selling. The game looks in very good condition a little wear on the upper kickout hole but thats it. The backglass is in excellent shape and has no flaking or paint loss (pictures shows it well) there cabinet is in excellent shape as well with some paint wear around the flipper buttons. We had to go thru and check everything over mainly from setting but thats about it. The game has a coin mech and a set of schematics and some original paper work. I checked out all the scoring and they all are working and scoring correctly. We have plenty of pictures and can ship anyplace in the lower 48 states, just email me a zip code for shipping prices/options.
Steve Arpino
sarpino@yahoo.com, Weedsport, New York 13166
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#123 3 years ago

Another one:

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Fireball, 1972 Bally: 550.00
Complete, project pinball, backglass is in great shape but playfield and cabinet need help, game was stored for many years so it will need a good going through, however it is complete and has not been worked on, missed with or parted, it is a good candidate for repair, no moisture damage or dry rot, solid cabinet with small paint chipping.
Jeff
doc2stat@yahoo.com, St Charles, Missouri 63303
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Good luck, Missouri!

#139 3 years ago
Quoted from pantherpinball:

Project Space Invaders Game

Have you contacted Mk1Mod0?

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/cowboys-vs-aliens-a-side-by-side-rehab-project

Not sure if he needs any parts, I think he might be coming to the end of his SI restore. ...maybe worth a try, though.

#141 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

**Ended - No Bids**
Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Rancho / EM
Year: August 1977
Production: 1,229
Cost: Starting Bid: $385 Buy It Now: $700 Ends: October 29th 9:32 AM PST
Location: Sharpsburg, GA

Just relisted with new and interesting information:

Cost: Starting Bid: $310 Buy It Now: $485 Ends: Nov 8
ebay.com link

Looks like it'll clean up nicely. Anyone making a drive from GA to MI? Ha-ha!

#149 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

nufacturer: Atari
Game/Type: Airborne Avenger / SS
Year: September 1977
Production: 350 (!)

Nice find, Pecos. I thought there was an Airborne Avenger resto on here, but turns out it's an Atari Space Riders:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/1978-atari-space-riders-restoration#post-2254321

With a manufacture date only a year later (to the month), might be a helpful read for anyone interested in tackling a Steve Richie wiiiiiiide body restore.

#151 3 years ago
Quoted from Madmax541:

MIBS nice PF, BG Reds are flaking.
Needs to shopped and cleaned up non working project

Does that mean you have one? Looking for one? Ha-ha! ...so many questions.

#156 3 years ago

Another addition from Mr. P:
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Prospector, 1977 Sonic: 350
I've never set it up. It appears to be complete and is in good overall condition. Figure you'll need to do the standard EM stuff to it. Parts are mostly compatible with Williams EM. Backglass looks great, no fades or chipping in the reds like most glasses. Playfield of course looks good as all Sonics do. I'll include the manual (ordered from Marco) and some repro spinner decals. Pick up in Louisville, KY. No shipping.
Corey Stup
coreystup@gmail.com, Louisville, Kentucky
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Also...

Quoted from Pecos:

Card Whiz
...
Cost: $175
...
Condition: OP: "Very rare and worth big bucks refurbished.

Guaranteed to be worth at least TWICE the current asking price when labored over!

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...possible to even recoup parts costs, but unlikely.

Love it.

#171 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

That trip overseas and back can't be a good thing for a pinball machine. The added stress can break things

I think that is the common assumption. I guess another thought could be that spending time on the open sea (salt water) could put the pins into a humid/water/salty environment which could potentially incur more rust than usual. However, I've seen a lot of re-import games that are in identical condition to those that have stayed in the states. I'd side with Pecos in terms of full-disclosure, but Boob on the fact that ultimately reimport probably doesn't make a whole lot of difference. Maybe you can use it to your advantage when buying a game.

Pecos: Thanks for posting more projects!!! That mysterious wood rail is an interesting one.

#179 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Exhibit?
Game/Type: ?? / EM Woodrail
Year: 1940s
Production: Unknown
Cost: $180
Location: Leavenworth (Lawrence), KS
Link/Contact: lawrence.craigslist.org link
Condition: OP: "Works, needs some repair"

This has been a curiosity for me since posted.

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Just found it. Looks like it's a 1947 Exhibit "Cross Fire"

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http://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=603

Good luck, Kansas!

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#214 3 years ago
Quoted from fosaisu:

May well have been legit

Quoted from fosaisu:

If a Pinsider got it I hope they'll post details here!

Totally! Would love to hear that story.

#222 3 years ago

Another from Mr. P this morning:

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Firepower II, 1984 Williams: $100/Must pick up
Works. Good shape. Need to get it out of my dad's house.
Adam
ajlorenzo1@aol.com, Cortland, New York 13045
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#223 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

backsplash broken

This poor person's kitchen.

Quoted from davideokills:

he asked if I could make a new backglass for it.

You make backglasses?

PM sent.

#227 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Game/Type: Dixieland / EM

This game looks really unique, with TWO drop lanes and a mini bagatelle on the pf. ...and I love that "Basin Street" plastic with all the buildings wrapping around the pathway with the hairpin turn.

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Cool find!

Also...perhaps another minor point of interest:

The description later in the ad states "$375 / OBO." Sounds like price isn't firm.

#230 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Game/Type: Full House / EM

Also one in NJ for $150 in seemingly decent condition:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/dont-understand-why-my-project-pin-wont-sell

#233 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

It's a shame these were abandoned in the 70's...they are so cool.

Seriously!

#246 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Game/Type: Paul Bunyan / EM
Mo/Year: September 1968
Production: 1,900
Cost: $450 OBO
Location: Howell (Detroit), MI
Link/Contact: detroit.craigslist.org link
Condition: OP: Lockdown bar missing in pic. "...turns on lights up can't get the flippers to work needs repair..."

Okay, I've been thinking REEEALLY hard on this one. I love that glass, always have, and when this ad came up I got excited about the PF too (6 flippers!??!). Ad doesn't tell you (or show you) much:

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...so I asked the seller for some additional pictures. It actually look pretty great (these pics are pretty good size, good for the zoomage):

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...but after a lot of thought, I think I'm a little too far away from his asking price to make a reasonable offer, and truth be told, I should probably get my other two projects in working order before pulling the trigger on another. All this to say, I hope this new info helps someone else nab this beauty.

I also asked the seller if that missing lock-down bar is around and he said it is, just not photographed on that first pic (FWIW).

Good luck, Michiganders! Someone here make me jealous!

Ryan Claytor

#268 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

No flippers on this one.

Clarification: Intentionally, so...not just missing them.

Ha-ha! I always forget that this title is the Laurel and Hardy pin.

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As usual, nice finds, Pecos! Thanks for taking the time to continue this thread.

Sincerely,
-Ryan

#308 3 years ago
Quoted from jmountjoy111:

I will pass this one along. ... Mars Trek is an awesome game.

Never played a Mars Trek, but with the other two being Darling (ask me and I'll tell you about how much we love our Jubilee [Darling's 4 player counterpart]) and Nitro Ground Shaker is like a car guy's dream come true. And an EM shuffle bowler to boot? What a package!

Cue the obligatory, "Wish I was closer."

Thanks for sharing, jmountjoy111!

Quoted from Mk1Mod0:

I have never owned a game that wasn't a project...

Wha--? Didn't you get that clear one NIB?

#318 3 years ago

First this...

Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Paul Bunyan / EM
Mo/Year: September 1968
Production: 1,900
Cost: $450 OBO

...then this...

Quoted from RyanClaytor:

Okay, I've been thinking REEEALLY hard on this one. I love that glass, always have, and when this ad came up I got excited about the PF too (6 flippers!??!). Ad doesn't tell you (or show you) much:

01111_6Pm6sgGZ01q_600x450.jpg

...so I asked the seller for some additional pictures. It actually look pretty great (these pics are pretty good size, good for the zoomage):

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...but after a lot of thought, I think I'm a little too far away from his asking price to make a reasonable offer, and truth be told, I should probably get my other two projects in working order before pulling the trigger on another. All this to say, I hope this new info helps someone else nab this beauty.
I also asked the seller if that missing lock-down bar is around and he said it is, just not photographed on that first pic (FWIW).
Good luck, Michiganders! Someone here make me jealous!

...now this...

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*sigh*

Backglass is quite nice:

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Playfield looks fun:

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Plastics are immaculate:

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Many thanks to Pecos' Prodigious Project Pins Postings. I wouldn't have snagged this without ya.

Sincerely,
Ryan Claytor
Elephant Eater Comics
www.ElephantEater.com

#335 3 years ago
Quoted from balzofsteel:

It really is a pretty sad example of a Darling.

Yikes.

I've got Darling's 4-player counterpart, a Jubilee (that I really enjoy!!!), so if you need some pics of anything, let me know.

#344 3 years ago
Quoted from RyanClaytor:

if you need some pics of anything, let me know.

Quoted from balzofsteel:

how about a 4' X 6' patch of garage floor with nothing on it.

Well, shoot, if a picture is all you need...

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...pix of anything else, I'm here for ya.

Quoted from Mk1Mod0:

You have a disease. Get help.

Oh, I've got the fever, and I don't want the anecdote.

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#346 3 years ago
Quoted from balzofsteel:

either that isn't yours or you don't have enough pins yet.

Can it be both?

#371 3 years ago
Quoted from Eric_S:

I have a Williams Palooka semi-project for sale in Neenah, WI:

Quoted from Pecos:

Welcome Eric_S! Nice looking Palooka.

Agreed! GLWS, Eric_S!

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Quoted from Pecos:

it worked for about 15 minutes UNTIL the METAL BALL "got stuck" and it is STILL STUCK behind the flippers -- I can see it but can't get to it

I'm so curious to see this "unreachable" ball. The seller has a Silver Sails BINGO right next to it...which initially made me think, "Okay, for someone who works on bingos this should be a cinch." ...but then I realized there are people who have lots of money and don't work on their own games. Ha-ha! ...which is also fine.

#376 3 years ago
Quoted from AlexF:

Here is one of mine.
...
Teacher's Pet

Looks to be in pretty decent shape! GLWS, AlexF!

#385 3 years ago

Congrats!!!

Another project thread success story!

#391 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Paul Bunyan / EM Zipper Flippers

...uh, what? Pretty sure there's nary a zipper on those flippers.

Quoted from Pecos:

Link/Contact: philadelphia.craigslist.org link

Nothin' there.

#396 3 years ago
Quoted from PinballFever:

I'm glad I don't live in PA. All those cheap EMs would seriously weaken my resolve not to get more games than I can keep in my house!

Preach! ...although PA is dangerously close to MI. Ha-ha! A lot closer than Massachusetts, anyway.

#407 3 years ago
Quoted from zacaj:

Summer Time / EM

*want*

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Must...build...addition...!

#409 3 years ago
Quoted from zacaj:

You're welcome to 'store' it in my livingroom

You are located in New York, aren't you...

#412 3 years ago
Quoted from zacaj:

Just an hour away, even

#426 3 years ago
Quoted from tonyhoff1:

Davideokills, what all do you have? Send me a message

Quoted from davideokills:

3 pin deal and you get a free shirt! Can you get these projects swinging and singing down melody lane?
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/for-sale-swing-along-sing-along-melody-lane

#430 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Attila the Hun

Wow. That's one you don't see everyday.

#455 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Condition: More glass than ink on backglass.

Wow, you're not kidding, Pecos.

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Perfect for Mk1Mod0's next APP. Half the work is already done!

#456 3 years ago
Quoted from beelzeboob:

Where's MY welcome? I've been lurking in this thread for weeks.

Quoted from beelzeboob:

What about Beelzeboob?

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#467 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Game Plan
Game/Type: Sharpshooter / SS 4 Player
Month/Year: May 1979
Production: 4,200
Cost: $500
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Link/Contact: milwaukee.craigslist.org link
Condition: OP: "Fully shopped out,new rubber ring set,all switches gapped, rebuilt pop bumpers,etc. Everything works great! Besides 3 target lights(i will work on those). Playfield has wear,backglass has small flaking."
Here is a better(?) backglass for Sharpshooter @$50 - milwaukee.craigslist.org link

Not only are you finding project pins for us, but now you're locating their replacement parts, too(!??!).

Three cheers for Pecos!

#476 3 years ago
Quoted from ZZZ_spy_hunter:

A Space Team just appeared on craigslist. This machine seems to be rare so I imagine finding a replacement backglass would be nearly impossible. How about other parts for it?
sfbay.craigslist.org link

Well, I'll be... Looks like the same exact glass is pictured on IPDB:

http://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=3258&picno=17054

Ha-ha! Considering IPDB doesn't have a better picture and it's an Italian manufacturer...I'd imagine parts would be difficult to come by. Good luck with the decision-making.

#486 3 years ago
Quoted from zacaj:

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Paragon / SS

Quoted from TimeWarp1:

Good catch, going to see it tomorrow.

Cool! Just out of curiosity, did you find it on this thread?

Good luck with lifting that behemoth.

#500 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Super Star / SS Home Model

Playfield is already bare wood. WHO'S RE-THEMING THIS ONE???

Not it,
Ryan

#504 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

It has sort of become a mission of mine to spare his beautiful, highly colorful Swinger playfield from an early introduction to Mr. Belt Sander.

...and if no donor playfield appears on my doorstep, I'm making it my end-of-project mission to have Pecos say, "Alright, kid, that was worth losing some concentric neon circles."

In other news, this appeared on Mr. Pinball today:

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Card Wiz, 1976 Gottlib: 600.00
Machine needs work. I managed to get some of it working. Have paperwork, keys, etc. The only thing missing is the back of upper part. All the rest is there. Put all new rubbers on it. Nice fixer upper just don't have the time.
Bryan Phone: 860-559-3921
Somers, Connecticut
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#528 3 years ago

Just FYI, the same machine appeared on Mr. Pinball Classifieds:

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Rack Em Up, Gottlieb: $150.
Fix or parts, needs CPU & power supply.
Chuck Phone: 401-871-5715
lorinchuck00@aol.com, Johnston, Rhode Island 02919
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...so FWIW, my guess is you'd be dealing with an experienced seller.

Also, I've never seen this title before, but boy-howdy, did they ever go wild with the argile plastics (from IPDB, not the seller):

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Also interesting to see a game with Pat Lawlor's customary 5-lane bottom before he hit the scene.

#542 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Pinball Machine. old...

LOL!

#545 3 years ago

From Mr. Pinball:
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Mata Hari, 1978 Bally: $700
Needs MPU board and some repair playfield in good condition.
Paul Smith Phone: (609) 560-9011
Marlton, New Jersey 08053
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#561 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Mystery machine. The price is right.
Manufacturer: Bally

My guess is a bingo pinball, as the maufacturer says: "Bally Gayety"

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Quoted from rocketman:I resuced the Jungle Princess before Christmas.

Cool to hear about ANOTHER benefactor of this thread! Thanks for letting us know.

Quoted from Pecos:

You too can have your very own Swinger pinball machine made world-famous by Ryan Claytor.

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Quoted from davideokills:

If one comes up near me for cheap I might buy it and convince Ryan to sell me the art files when they are done.

Spoiler alert, I just finished the backglass:

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(...not really.)

#575 3 years ago
Quoted from Crispin:

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: "300" /EM 4 Players
Cost: $80!

Oh.

My.

God.

I can't believe the ad is still up 12 hours later. Someone on this thread grab it and make us all jealous!

#576 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

I wouldn't have posted it if I had known it was a bingo.

Quoted from PinballFever:

Why not? It's technically a "pin".
Bruce

I agree. I'd still be happy to know about bingo pinballs for sale if anyone should happen across them.

#589 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Bally/Vemco
Game/Type: Bally Reserve/Vemco Special / EM Conversion Flipperless 1 Player

UPDATE: Auction Ended

Thanks for another gang-load of project posts, Pecos!

#591 3 years ago
Quoted from songofsixpence:

I'm always scared of machines that other people have torn apart.

So happy to hear you say this, I thought it was just me as a new-to-restoration hobbyist. I kept thinking, "That's a lot of parts to find their way back into the right holes." I got nervous taking apart my own machine for cleaning and reassembly. Even with stupidly meticulous methods of compartmentalizing and labeling, I still had some left-over parts. But who knows...it probably gets easier with experience.

#601 3 years ago
Quoted from zacaj:

Someone put 'digital' stickers on the reels...

Right-click, save. Still LOL-ing.

#617 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Allied Leisure
Game/Type: Getaway / SS 4 Player

Quoted from Grizlyrig:

Just got home about 20 mins ago with this...

I was totally geeking-out about this Getaway! Not really because I was going to buy it, but because I'd never seen anything like it. Congrats on a great pick-up. I hope you'll share some restoration pix here, or at least direct us to a restoration thread.

#657 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Playfield has wear - not nearly as good as Ryan Claytor's Swinger playfield.

Rub it in!

Quoted from Pecos:

when you turn it on it makes a buzzing sound

Sounds like a misadjusted relay. Adjust a switch and you too can live the Claytorian dream.

I can attest, this under-appreciated, feature-packed, brutal game is easily worth $250 when it's functioning as it should.

Here's vid of some NUTTY pop bumper action:

#661 3 years ago
Quoted from Slim64:

Ya, I bet that was sold in minutes

Ad's still up.

#677 3 years ago
Quoted from zacaj:

Manufacturer: Chicago Coin
Game/Type: Red Baron / EM
Condition: "playfield is worn...

That's an understatement.

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Quoted from Pecos:

Congratulations Ryan and good job!

Thanks, Pecos. Nice of you to mention this.

#691 3 years ago

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Slugger, 1963 Midway: $600
Nice original condition, powers up but score motor keeps running. Will deliver to Detroit for a nominal fee.
Steve Curchin
scurchin@mnsi.net, Leamington, Ontario, Canada
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#711 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Game/Type: OXO / EM 4 Player
Cost: $200

That playfield looks pretty decent, actually. Heck, those bumper-caps are probably worth that much. Wish this was closer. Cool find, Pecos.

Quoted from Pecos:

If the poster is correct then this machine will be one of the 1973 Williams listed above.

If anyone calls on this, I'd be curious to hear what it is. Not in a position to pull the trigger, but genuinely curious.

#715 3 years ago

A possible package deal from Mr. P:

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3 Gottlieb EMs--Wild Life - Magnotron - Airport, 1974 1972 Gottlieb: 375-125
Both the Wild Life and Magnotron are working machines that will need new rubber and a good cleaning. Both have very nice playfields and backglasses. Both have original cabinets but are heavily scratched. The Airport is in poor condition. All three machines are complete. Wild Life 375, Magnotron 375, Airport 125. All three for 700.
Pete Phone: 908-534-5170
ibuypinballs@gmail.com, Readington, New Jersey
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#731 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Game/Type: Stellar Wars
Cost: $150

Quoted from Pecos:

Backglass:
Cost: $109 Buy It Now + $59.28 shipping

I'm always impressed with your dedication to this thread, Pecos. It's a daily stop for me. ...but I'm even more impressed when you complete the projects for us. (Not the first time this has happened.) Nice work!

#733 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Big Time / >>>BINGO<<< E.M.
Month/Year: November 02, 1954
Cost: $150 Buy it now
Location: Everett, Washington

ebay.com link » Bally Big Time Bingo Pinball Machine

Condition: BG has minor flaking. Maybe an 8 or 8.5/10? PF looks immaculate, as I hear many bingos do. Lots of decent pictures to gaze upon for interested buyers.

OP: "PICKUP ONLY There are no keys, all doors open though. Lights up when plugged in. has stuck on solenoid so shut it back off. Looks Pretty original, no added on metal rails or front door. Comes with parts catalog. Will need work as old bingo's usually do. Sorry but...I WILL NOT SHIP OR DEAL WITH SHIPPERS OR WORK WITH SHIPPERS, SO BUYER PICKUP ONLY.Thanks for your cooperation. Please check my other pinball machines for sale and maybe pickup more than one while your making the trip. "

#734 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Buckaroo / EM 1 Player
Month/Year: June 1965
Production: 2,600
Cost: $400
Location: Milton (Pensacola), FL
Link/Contact: pensacola.craigslist.org link
Condition: OP: "Needs some work but I would lobe to sell to someone who will fix it up."

A Buckaroo for $400? I'd imagine the seller won't have a difficult time finding someone who would LOBE to buy it.

#735 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Spanish Eyes / EM 1 Player
Month/Year: March 24, 1972
Production: 3,905 units (confirmed)
Cost: $150 Starting bid (2d 10h remain)
Location: Spencer, New York

ebay.com link » Williams Spanish Eyes Pinball Machine Project Complete Nr

Condition: BG has minor rippling. 9/10. PF looks like it will clean up really nicely. BUT BEWARE!!! Mold/Mildew/Water damage in cabinet. Some well photographed documentation of it, though. Doesn't appear to be hiding anything.

OP: " Williams Spanish Eyes pinball machine. I started restoring this machine. The mechanics in the head have been cleaned and adjusted, and all bulbs replaced. I opened the cabinet to find some mildew/water damage. I've restored plenty of machines like this, and they take more time to clean than I was willing to invest in this machine. It looks like approximately 4 coils in the cabinet will need replacement as well as a chime coil assembly (chime box is there). The back glass is in decent condition on this machine, and the play field looks like it will clean up nicely, but has some ball wear. This would make a good project for someone that has the time, and this is supposed to be a fun pinball machine to play according to reviews I've read. Starting price reflects the work left on this, although the head of this machine is ready to go. Again, all score reels have been disassembled and cleaned, and stepper boards in the head have been serviced. This is for local pick up only. If shipping, you arrange, but I will assist in preparation.

Update: I added more photos of the internals of the cabinet based on requests I've received. Thanks for your interest."

#737 3 years ago

Perhaps worth it for the cabinet "art" alone.

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Criss-Cross / E.M.
Month/Year: Jan 1958
Cost: US $1,495.00
Location: Jackson, Mississippi

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ebay.com link » 1958 Gottlieb Criss Cross Pinball Machine Vintage

#743 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

OP: "pinball machines need work"

So true...so true.

#751 3 years ago

Man, that's a sweet art package on the playfield.

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Didn't realize they made flipperless games into the 60's!

#753 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Fascination Int., Incorporated

#756 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Mystery machine.
Link/Contact: lancaster.craigslist.org link

Quoted from CactusJack:

Similar playfield layout to Bally Fun Cruise, Gay Cruise, and Deluxe Fun Cruise, but not the same artwork and missing the mushroom bumpers??

I just badgered my buddy "BingoPodcast" about this oddity. His thought was a Bally 'Beauty Contest' with a replacement BG.

http://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=217&picno=7658&zoom=1

Looks like he's probably right on the PF!

#770 3 years ago
Quoted from Cheddar:

Manufacturer: Gottieb
Game/Type: Contest / EM 4 Player
Month/Year: October 1958
Production: 1,100
Cost: $150
Location: North Highlands, CA
Link/Contact: sacramento.craigslist.org link
Condition: OP: "1958 Gottlieb 4-Player Contest woodrail pinball machine with wiring schematics.
Turns on but makes a loud buzzing sound. It's old - it needs stuff.
$150.00 FIRM.
Call or text.
Thanks"

Wow. 4 flipper, roto-target, wood rail with Parker art...for $150? For once I wish I was back in Cally just so I could snag this.

#776 3 years ago
Quoted from Cheddar:

I would have bought it but I just spent all my money on centaur

Sounds like you paid $150 too much.

(P.S. Congrats on the Centaur.)

#778 3 years ago

OP states: "condition: salvage" That could mean a lot of things. Empty cabinet and backbox? Ha-ha! Hard to say no to $50, tho. Jeez.

Quoted from jmountjoy111:

I'd buy it if I wasn't going to pick up a corvette project tomorrow.

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#808 3 years ago
Quoted from zacaj:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Casanova

What a cool lookin' game. I've never seen one come up before but have admired from IPDB. The photos from the seller aren't the best but the art package is great (uncharacteristically proportionate people from Christian Marche with really daring colors), a bagatelle in the backbox, and a playfield that looks fun too. Say it with me...

"Wish I was closer!"

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#819 3 years ago
Quoted from zacaj:

Game/Type: Space Jam / SS
Cost: $800
Works 100%

#821 3 years ago
Quoted from zacaj:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Casanova

Quoted from RyanClaytor:

What a cool lookin' game.

Quoted from zacaj:

...do you have any idea what the rules are?

I've never played it before, but I just took a gander, too. This image is pretty helpful:

http://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=460&picno=47014&zoom=1

Not only are the playfield instructions very clear, but more importantly, so is the instruction card. Looks like the backbox bagatelle is triggered by a drain. Essentially, a randomized end-of-ball bonus. Kinda neat. There's also extra ball opportunities and replay/special opportunities.

I still want it!

#829 3 years ago
Quoted from pantherpinball:

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Captain Fantastic
Cost: $285
Location: Tulsa
Link/Contact: tulsa.craigslist.org link

This is the home version, just...for everyone's info.

(I thought that price might be too good to be true. ...guess it was.)

#847 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Midway
Game/Type: 2x Rotation VIII/ SS Cocktail 4 Player
Month/Year: September 1978
Production: Unknown
Cost: $600
Location: Omaha, NE
Link/Contact: desmoines.craigslist.org link
Condition: OP: "This is one of the coolest pinball machines I have ever seen... The playfield rotates around to who ever's turn it is to play. There are 4 plungers around the outside of the table.. I have 2 of them... The insides look pretty clean and I am sure you could get one going out of the 2. It also would be the coolest coffee table ever for the pinball fanatic even if it didn't work. I got these in a storage unit and don't know anything about them. They look complete inside. I also have the glass for the top but took them off for the pictures."

I have NEVER seen one if these in person. The rotating player-to-player movement is really something to behold.

Can't believe a couple appeared in a storage unit buy. ...the things you find for us, Pecos.

Speaking of Pecos and his project finds, he recently started a resto thread on an awfully rare EM find:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/bally-1970-double-up-minimalist-restoration

I thought some of you might be interested in following his progress.

Sincerely,
Ryan

#855 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Midway
Game/Type: 2x Rotation VIII/ SS Cocktail 4 Player
Month/Year: September 1978
Production: Unknown
Cost: $600
Location: Omaha, NE
Link/Contact: desmoines.craigslist.org link
Condition: OP: "This is one of the coolest pinball machines I have ever seen... The playfield rotates around to who ever's turn it is to play. There are 4 plungers around the outside of the table.. I have 2 of them... The insides look pretty clean and I am sure you could get one going out of the 2. It also would be the coolest coffee table ever for the pinball fanatic even if it didn't work. I got these in a storage unit and don't know anything about them. They look complete inside. I also have the glass for the top but took them off for the pictures."

Wow! I've never seen one of these in person. Always wanted to, though. If you've never seen the player-to-player rotation, it is really something to behold:

Can't believe someone found TWO of these in a storage unit buy. Nice hunting, Pecos!

#856 3 years ago
Quoted from beepnutz:

I hate to say it, but the only thing you are doing by posting CL ads on here is driving the prices up. Now instead of 1 or 2 local guys going to look at a game there are 50 people calling and the seller thinks he has a gold mine. You're not doing anybody any favors.
just my opinion, Bob

I thumbs'd-down this post in respectful disagreement. I don't think the sixty-some-odd followers of this thread (scattered about the united states...and really, the world) are all going to descend upon any given listing in here.

On top of that, I'm really thankful this thread exists because it alerted me to a project (Paul Bunyan) in my area that I wouldn't have known about otherwise. For the condition it was in, the seller wanted too much, but after staying in contact with the seller for a few weeks (and trying to help him sell it) he ended up telling me he'd sell it to me for a far more reasonable price. In that context, the price certainly didn't sky-rocket out of proportion.

Finally, the large majority of the time I just like to see what projects are surfacing around the country, which I'm guessing holds true for many of the people following this thread, as this is not a localized listing by any means. ...like that Rotation VIII for example! What a find! Not a project I'd pull the trigger on, but wow, nice to know there are a couple more in the world.

Keep up the intrepid work on this thread Pecos (and the several others, including myself, who don't hold a candle to Pecos' Prolific Project Pinball Postings)!

Grateful,
Ryan

#911 3 years ago
Quoted from e_lectro:

If you have not seen, he is now demanding someone to pay his price or he will destroy the machine.


Quoted from Gundam_Pilot_:Manufacturer: Chicago Coin
Game/Type: Electro-mechanical (EM)
Year: 1958

Wows...way cool.

Quoted from Colsond3:

I would definitely grab this if it were closer!

Looks like you're in a neighboring state, Colsond3. That's close enough in my book.

I know I know, 14 hours round-trip...but you could make a family road trip out of it!

Finally...

Quoted from Captive_Ball:

OP: Fun Fest pinball. It works, but needs TLC. Relay gets stuck during gameplay, but can be adjusted to work properly. Asking $150.

Quoted from Colsond3:

Actually looks like a pretty fun game

...oh my land, who's gonna steal this? You know this game kills, right? Here's my son getting schooled by our rebuilt pops:

Congrats to whoever picks this up! ...and let me know when you're part of the club.

#934 3 years ago
Quoted from RyanClaytor:

You know this game kills, right?

Quoted from Colsond3:

Jesus......that thing is humming!!! What type of coils did you throw in the pops, industrial grade? LOL.

Quoted from NicoVolta:

No joke... that thing is hyper fast!

Ha-ha! Believe it or not, those are stock coils. Completely rebuilt pops, though (rod/rings assembly, yokes, etc.) but I'm not even sure I replaced the sleeves! Ha-ha! I'm pretty sure I just cleaned them well with some 91% isopropyl alcohol. I'll have to go back to my pics to confirm, but yah...they're pretty darn quick. Short ball times on this game. It's my wife's new fave! (Not joking. I can't believe it either.)

#952 3 years ago

Here's a wood-rail (minus a backglass) on Mr. P today:

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Dealer, 1953 Williams: 325.
Williams single player project game. Game is complete except for a backglass. The game has a decent cabinet and playfield. There are nice plastics. Prefer local buyer.
Alex
anagy1@cox.net, Cheshire, Connecticut
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Looks like BGResto.com does not have this title, so I'm guessing you'd be on your own to find or make a replacement glass.

#953 3 years ago

Here's a nice lookin' bingo for cheap. Backglass has a little flaking in the red boxes on the left, but aside from that it looks pretty grand as far as I can tell. Seller is pretty adamant about not shipping. Anyone in the pacific NW lookin' for a bingo?

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Big Time/ >>>BINGO<<< EM
Month/Year: November 1954
Cost: $150 But it now
Location: Everett, Washington
Link/Contact: ebay.com link » Bally Big Time Bingo Pinball Machine

OP Condition/Description: "PICKUP ONLY There are no keys, all doors open though. Lights up when plugged in. has stuck on solenoid so shut it back off. Looks Pretty original, no added on metal rails or front door. Comes with parts catalog. Will need work as old bingo's usually do. Sorry but...I WILL NOT SHIP OR DEAL WITH SHIPPERS OR WORK WITH SHIPPERS, SO BUYER PICKUP ONLY.Thanks for your cooperation. Please check my other pinball machines for sale and maybe pickup more than one while your making the trip."

#954 3 years ago

Okay, wow:

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Bumper/ EM Flipperless
Month/Year: December, 1936
Cost: $10 starting bid ...evidently this is part of a LIVE AUCTION EVENT that begins this Saturday.
Location: Clinton, Tennessee
Link/Contact:ebay.com link » 30s 40s Bally Wooden Bumper Pinball Machine Lot 50a

I'm including some pix here just because I doubt there's a lot of these floating around and there were some interesting photo variants from what was found on IPDB:

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#959 3 years ago
Quoted from pacmanretro:

Space Invaders was spared!
Worked out a deal with it and got it safely home.

Nice!

Quoted from pacmanretro:

Guy was reasonably nice, and had a couole extra parts he tossed in...I'd like to think he wouldn't have actually trashed it...

Also nice to hear.

#961 3 years ago

BG and PF look pretty great. Despite over 2k manufactured, I can't imagine there are too many of these around. Cabinet repainted white. Lots more pix at the auction, but here's a tease:

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Manufacturer: Chicago Coin
Game/Type: Sporty / EM Flipperless
Month/Year: April 26, 1940
Production: 2,200
Cost: $195
Location: Browns Mills, New Jersey
Link/Contact: ebay.com link » Vtg Chicago Coin Sporty Flipperless Woodrail Pinball Machine Game Bathing Beauty
OP: “game does fire up and advance score,one bumper cap is missing,playfield and backglass are very nice,nice bathing beauty motiff,cabinet looks repainted white,as-is as shown,dont know if score is supposed to reset when coin is put in ,it does not, but some thing on playfield do advnce the score ,I think there is 4 balls and they are rusty”

#968 3 years ago
Quoted from RyanClaytor:

You know this game kills, right? Here's my son getting schooled by our rebuilt pops:

Quoted from NicoVolta:

No joke... that thing is hyper fast! Stock coils unwrapped? Hot coils?

Quoted from RyanClaytor:

Ha-ha! Believe it or not, those are stock coils. Completely rebuilt pops, though (rod/rings assembly, yokes, etc.)

Quoted from NicoVolta:

Is your game high-tapped? I've never seen a stock Williams blast the ball around quite like that.

I swear, not high tap:

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I guess no one rebuilds their pops anymore. Steve Young, brace yourself for a influx of pop-bumper rebuild kits.

#969 3 years ago
Quoted from balzofsteel:

Lookit what y'all missed out on for a measly fifty bucks.

*gasp!*

A-men. ...and for $50? What a steal. Nice find!!!

#970 3 years ago
Quoted from RyanClaytor:

Okay, wow:
Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Bumper/ EM Flipperless
Month/Year: December, 1936
Cost: $10 starting bid ...evidently this is part of a LIVE AUCTION EVENT that begins this Saturday.

Quoted from balzofsteel:

Sold for $350 plus 18% bidder premium.

Thanks for the update, Balz.

#980 3 years ago
Quoted from Tomahawkjim:

It's never good when the photos show the pins outside.

Also, from Mr. P today...

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Honey, 1972 Williams: 300.00
Project machine. Needs some work.
John Mezzacappa
jjpm74@yahoo.com, Milford, Connecticut 06460
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#997 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Outer Space

Oh, man. Never played this but it looks like a cool space theme. That spinner on the right makes the lit satellite orbit the earth on the pf. Each orbit of the earth advances the bonus by 1000 points. NEEEAT!!!

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Also, some sweet Gordon Morison artwork on the BG:

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Quoted from Pecos:

Cost: $255 or Best Reasonable Offer

Unnnngh...why are all the pins I want in this thread in Boston? *LOL*

#998 3 years ago
Quoted from DaWezl:

I sent a message on the Expo early today but haven't had any reply yet.

Good luck with the freebie!

#999 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Like many EMs from this era, it's a dog until restored and then it is a beast.

Amen, brother!

#1000 3 years ago

Happy 1000 posts Pecos!!!

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Just wanted to send some thanks out to the Grand Poobah himself, for spearheading this thread and playing matchmaker for all of us addicts.

We live for the gems that might need a bit of love...

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...regardless of condition...

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...where they might reside...

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...or the route we take to get them:

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So in return we all thank you with a virtual gaggle of pins.

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Hm...we could probably do better than that.

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Not bad. ...but perhaps this would be better befit the Presiding Project Pinball President:

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However, knowing Pecos, he'd likely want something simple. So, here you go, my man:

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Thanks for continuing to update this fabulous thread. I hope the rest of you will join me in a word of thanks.

Keep it up, Pecos!

#1020 3 years ago

Don't think this one's been posted...

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Aquarius / EM
Month/Year: Oct.1970
Production: 2,025
Cost: $250 starting bid (no bids yet)
Location: Barboursville, West Virginia
Link/Contact: ebay.com link » 1970 Gottlieb Aquarius Pinball Machine

Description: "Lights up but needs some repairs. Glass is missing on the top of the pinball machine [seller is referring to playfield glass, not backglass...phew! ]"

#1021 3 years ago

Looks like it's kept outside and possibly a bit moldy, but I know ppl love this game...

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Jack in the Box / EM
Month/Year: Feb 1973
Production: 8,300
Cost: $300 starting bid, $400 buy it now
Location: Passaic, New Jersey
Link/Contact:ebay.com link » Vintage Gottlieb Pinball Machine

Description: "Estate find selling as found as is has nice color but looks like some mice have gotten in over the years selling for parts or repair all electronics seemed to be there but the machine does not work local pickup only in Fair Lawn New Jersey"

#1022 3 years ago

A neat lookin' wood rail with some classy George Molentin artwork on a pretty unmolested backglass (just some minor flaking on the sky blue). Anyhow, here it is:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Spitfire / EM
Month/Year: 1954
Cost: $375 buy it now
Location: Lowell, Indiana
Link/Contact: ebay.com link » Vintage 1954s Williams Spitfire Woodrail Pinball Machine Game

Description: "Does not work, missing coin mechanism, some paint issues, would make for a great restoration project. Selling as is for parts or repair."

#1023 3 years ago

A two-fer!

Williams World Cup and Gottlieb Dragon pinball machines Both for $400

ebay.com link » World Cup And Dragon Pinball Machines Both For 400

Oh, yikes. Upon closer inspection, lots of conflicting information.

- Located in Cheyenne Wy or Loveland, Colorado
- Price is either $400 or $500
- Plus it says NO BOARDS!

NEVERMIND!!! *LOL*

#1046 3 years ago
Quoted from RyanClaytor:

BG and PF look pretty great. Despite over 2k manufactured, I can't imagine there are too many of these around. Cabinet repainted white. Lots more pix at the auction, but here's a tease:

Manufacturer: Chicago Coin
Game/Type: Sporty / EM Flipperless
Month/Year: April 26, 1940
Production: 2,200
Cost: $195
Location: Browns Mills, New Jersey

OP: “game does fire up and advance score,one bumper cap is missing,playfield and backglass are very nice,nice bathing beauty motiff,cabinet looks repainted white,as-is as shown,dont know if score is supposed to reset when coin is put in ,it does not, but some thing on playfield do advnce the score ,I think there is 4 balls and they are rusty”

This one just got relisted:

ebay.com link » Vtg Chicago Coin Sporty Flipperless Woodrail Pinball Machine Game Bathing Beauty

#1048 3 years ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

I've actually considered grabbing this, but a shame the cabinet is painted over.

Probably the easiest part to restore. It's a beauty otherwise!

#1057 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Mattel
Game/Type: Las Vegas / SS Home Model 4 Player
Month/Year: September 1982
Production: Unknown
Cost: $25 OBO
Location: East Berlin (York), PA
Link/Contact: york.craigslist.org link
Condition: OP: "Non-Working
Top Glass is cracked."

(Do not) wish I was closer.

#1073 3 years ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

I would snatch that up in 10 minutes if I were closer to Florida.

Quoted from Colsond3:

I would definitely grab this if it were closer!

Quoted from Colsond3:

I'm actually debating...

Quoted from Colsond3:

If I was closer, I definitely would have grabbed that.

Quoted from Colsond3:

Outside or not, I would've bought every single one of them if they were any closer.

Quoted from Colsond3:

That actually is pretty cool.........if I were closer, I'd snatch that right up

Quoted from Colsond3:

Would definitely grab another one if I came across it

Quoted from Colsond3:

Not a bad game...I would probably grab it...

Quoted from Colsond3:

I've actually considered grabbing this...

Quoted from Colsond3:

If I were up for a long (very long) road trip I would be grabbing all 3 of these.

Alright, guys, I think we might need to start focusing our searches in Eastern Pennsylvania. Colsond3 hasn't exactly been subtle about his needs.

Love ya, Colsond3! Glad there are some other passionate folks in this thread.

P.S. Thanks for your kind words about my recent illustration work, too.

#1082 3 years ago

From Mr. P this morning:

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O Boy, 1939 Chicago Coin: $225
Project or parts machine.
John Mezzacappa
jjpm74@yahoo.com, Milford, Connecticut 06460
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...also, not a project, but a rarity, so of possible interest:

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Verne's World, 1996 Spinball: 6100
Very nice, very rare game. Plays 100% as it should. The game is in great shape. Playfield and plastics look to be in great shape. The cabinet does have some fade, but looks great overall. Boards are very clean. Game is very clean overall. Comes with a manual. Open to possible trades, +/- cash as needed. Pictures available.
Chris
c_braunstein@msn.com, Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati
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1 week later
#1191 3 years ago
Quoted from amkoepfer:

Called the guy, its an aztec and a boomerang, both working he said. Im not that interested right now but i figured id pass it along

Thanks for adding the info here!

Also, it's been a hectic weekend (i.e. can't recall if this was posted) but this surfaced on Mr. P:

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Jukebox, 1976 Chicago Coin: 450.00
Overall good shape, needs thorough shop out. Can hold till Allentown, pictures available.
Classic Pinball / Kevin Phone: (973) 345-3944
classicpinballcorp@gmail.com, Lillie Falls, New Jersey 07424
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Haven't even heard of this title before, so I looked it up on the ole' IPDB (which is where this image is coming from, not the seller):

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Just a brief FYI, it is said that "The spinning playfield disc is actually under the playfield surface and does not affect ball travel. Hitting a Spin target makes the disc rotate to score points." Thought someone might want to know.

Also, again...

Quoted from Colsond3:

I would snatch that up in 10 minutes if I were closer to Florida.

Quoted from Colsond3:

I would definitely grab this if it were closer!

Quoted from Colsond3:

I'm actually debating...

Quoted from Colsond3:

If I was closer, I definitely would have grabbed that.

Quoted from Colsond3:

Outside or not, I would've bought every single one of them if they were any closer.

Quoted from Colsond3:

That actually is pretty cool.........if I were closer, I'd snatch that right up

Quoted from Colsond3:

Would definitely grab another one if I came across it

Quoted from Colsond3:

Not a bad game...I would probably grab it...

Quoted from Colsond3:

I've actually considered grabbing this...

Quoted from Colsond3:

If I were up for a long (very long) road trip I would be grabbing all 3 of these.

Quoted from RyanClaytor:

Colsond3 hasn't exactly been subtle about his needs.

Quoted from Colsond3:

Ryan, Just scrolled back and saw this now...I was LMFAO for five minutes straight.

Was really hoping that would be your reaction. ...with the delay in response, I was beginning to wonder. Ha-ha! (I know you're just as obsessed with this thread as I am.)

MOAR also's...

Quoted from Colsond3:

This game was posted on here a page or two ago...saved it from certain death this morning.

Fabulous news. Congrats! Great news, man. Sooo, how many projects deep are you at this point? *LOL* (Honestly curious.)

Final also...

Quoted from Pecos:

...with the power I have conglomerated as Grand Pooh Bah of the Project Pinball Lovers Club, I hereby henceforth and forevermore grant you charter member status! Congratulations Colsond3!

Quoted from Colsond3:

Finally!!! LOL. Thanks Pecos, and thanks for keeping this thread going and updated.

One day you'll have to let me in on the secret of achieveing Pecos-decreed charter member status on the Project Pinball Lovers Thread. Still workin' on it over here.


-Ryan

#1201 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

You are obviously a lover of pinball projects and this is long overdue. As Grand Pooh Bah of the Project Pins thread, I hearby grant you offical status as member of the Project Pinball Lovers Club!

Quoted from Pecos:

Are you kidding? How could I overlook the Project Pins most prolific poster, second only to me, and perhaps the greatest lover of project pins in the state of Michigan?

Would you look at that! I was already knighted!!! Not sure how I daddy-brained that one, but sure enough I did. Thanks for renewing my vows, Pecos, and for all your time and effort devoted to this thread.

Quoted from Colsond3:

...the name of my recent start up...Pinball Malady.

I just looked this up. Not a single reference to "Pinball Malady" online. Now you've got me curious.

Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Jubilee

Quoted from Colsond3:

And I have to jump off the Jubilee...

There's your first mistake.

Quoted from Colsond3:

...by many accounts, opinions and polls in the past - deemed to be the worst pinball game of all time.

I read 'em all before purchasing mine. My family loves it. Not even joking here.

Quoted from Colsond3:

The outlanes are horrendous on that game.

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#1208 3 years ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Nothing online yet...I'll probably throw something up on here in the next week or so. I've been doing keychains, some mods and a few other things, and thought I'd come up with a name and TM it before doing anything more formally.

Neat! I look forward to seeing your work. Be sure to post here when your site is up and running.

Quoted from Colsond3:

jubilant Jubilee

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Quoted from Colsond3:

you have to admit the outlanes on that thing are drain monsters!

I now own a machine with outlane chasms (Williams "Swinger") that make Jubilee's outlanes look like a mere crack in the road.

Time to start working on those nudgin' skills, Col!

Quoted from Colsond3:

Not much to shoot for...

...except that addictive Newton's cradle which can affect the gameplay of your two-player counterpart. SO FUN!!! You're also forgetting about the inability to cradle, which keeps the game moving! The kick-out lanes at the base of the flippers are also a really cool feature, especially when aimed appropriately (at the opposite side of the newton's cradle). Man...now I want to go play Jubilee!

#1209 3 years ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

Big ol' drains with pop bumpers to blast the ball down the sides.

Was laughing out loud at this machine description.

I love this thread.

#1213 3 years ago

Here's one for the Nevada folks. Another Chicago Coin popped up on Mr. P today:
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Hollywood, 1976 Chicago Coin: 250
EM game, backglass has glass cracks, but really nice playfield condition, complete, 250 pix avail.
Scott
scott4455@gmail.com, Reno, Nevada
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#1215 3 years ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

As for your jubilant Jubilee, you have to admit the outlanes on that thing are drain monsters! And targets-a-plenty via two pops and the ball loop in the center of the PF? Not much to shoot for other than to roll over artwork.

Quoted from balzofsteel:

One of the all time great parts games though.

You guys all make me sad.

#1237 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Stop 'N' Go / EM 2 Player
Location: St Louis, MO

Interesting layout with those inverted 2" flippers and a kick-out in between. Looks like a swinging target in the middle, too. ...and I really like that art package! Here's a close-up from IPDB...without all that pesky dust in the way:

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The more I look at it, the more I want it. I'm starting to feel like Colsond3.

Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Casanova / EM 2 Player
Location: Moberly, MO

Isn't this the second Casanova that's appeared on this thread? (Too lazy to check.) This has always looked like a cool game to me. Poor playfield, though.

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Quoted from Colsond3:

Maybe I need to relocate to the Michigan area. Seems to be a ton of pins out there.

I dunno, Col. Did you check out those beauties above? Looks like Missouri is the new hotbed for pinball.

Quoted from Pecos:

Did you buy another Jubie Ryan?

Negative, Grand Pubah. ...as much as I would have liked to go all twinsies in the Claytor Arcade, space is at a premium.

Quoted from Pecos:

Nice game from the 60s. Interesting artwork. Goofy looking guy on backglass and a mermaid on the phone on one of the plastics.

You've certainly mentioned some of the highlights, but neglected to tell us about the lovely woodgrain pattern on the cabinet:

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#1244 3 years ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Ryan, How about you agree to store a few games for me that I acquire from the Michigan area? You have space if you leave them upright with the heads strapped, right? Once I get to 10 games, I'll rent a U-Haul and make the trip out. Then we can discuss our illness and perhaps get admitted to the nearest pinball rehab together?

When we finally do meet, I want my wife to not hate you. *LOL* ...although that rehab idea might be pretty sound for the both of us. Reasonably sure she'd get behind that.

#1257 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: "8 Ball" / EM Woodrail 1 Player
Cost: $50

That looks like something to throw fifty bucks at. Who's resurrecting this one?

Quoted from zacaj:

Darn, Pecos, how are my NY searches missing all these? I haven't seen a good project come up in weeks!

Watch your language. That's the Grand Pubah you're speaking to.

#1273 3 years ago
Quoted from balzofsteel:

aww come on... How about those reviews that give the art 8s and 9s... gotta love them dancing girls... right, Ryan?

Darn tootin'!

#1284 3 years ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

Gotta jump for a $50 Sky Jump in Nashville... nashville.craigslist.org link

Unbelievable. Nice find.

...you know, Nico. We're about equidistant to this gem. Wanna race?

#1302 3 years ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

I would definitely grab that if it were closer. Right Ryan? LOL

This made my night. Reading through your post, I thought this quote, then I read it.

#1318 3 years ago
Quoted from ryandimx:

Anyone think that's worth the $700 and a 4 hr round trip?

*raises hand*

2 hrs one way doesn't seem like that big of a deal. Sure there's some wear on the pf, but most of the paint is still there. Plus, $1500 seems to be the going rate for a BK these days.

DO IT!!!

#1341 3 years ago
Quoted from zacaj:

mystery six card bingo, Reading PA: reading.craigslist.org link
$175
Condition: "Back glass playfeild cabinef look good no flippers. buyer must try and get working i cant figure it out"

FYI, I reposted this on the "Some nice looking bingo pinballs came up on CL/Ebay" thread:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/some-nice-looking-bingo-pinballs-came-up-on-cl/page/3#post-3022332

#1353 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Sonic
Game/Type: Faces

I'd buy that! ...if it was closer! (That was for colsond3. )

This game is actually really close to my dad. Not that he's gonna jump on it or anything, but it got me thinking...are parts generally available for overseas manufacturers, like Sonic/Segasa? For example, do they use standard coils and mechs that could be ordered from PBR? Or would it be nearly impossible to refurb something from a foriegn manufacturer like this due to parts being unavailable? I don't have a ton of EM restoration experience (only knowledge thus far is on a Williams EM, but it was a complete tear-down), so I'd be curious if one of our fellow projecteers on this thread could educate me.

Thanks all!

#1356 3 years ago
Quoted from AlexF:

They use Williams components. You'd be right at home working on one.

Good to know. Thanks, AlexF.

Quoted from balzofsteel:

Sonic/Segasa is a Williams clone and pretty much anything inside can be replaced by Williams bits. Gotta love those armor plated playfields too. Zaccaria EM innards look like Williams stuff as well. These aren't terribly difficult to keep working.
I have a Recel Top Speed - some of the pieces look like Gottlieb machinery and others look like they went their own way. Some creativity may be needed by whomever gets to rebuild the flippers on that one.
PBR has some off-brand coils listed and weird foreign stuff shows up on flebay every once in a while.
Parts can be modified - grind 1/8" off a Bally plunger to make it fit someplace they never intended. Parts can be substituted - everybody's pop bumpers get rebuilt with Gottlieb bits nowadays.
Some games are indeed more difficult to refurb due to unobtanium parts. Here's a nice example - some drop target links for DynO'Mite that I whittled out of a hunk of plastic.
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oops... Allied Leisure wasn't an overseas manufacturer.
Cheers.

Wow. Killer example. Love the ingenuity! Great work, balzofsteel, and thanks for the thorough response!

#1359 3 years ago

From Mr. P this morning:

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Quick Draw, 1975 Gottlieb: $425
This machine is a project. The cabinet is very nice . The playfield is dirty but will clean up. The backgass and plastics need to be replaced. The game works. I am open to trades for EM arcade games.
Adam
kovalski3@comcast.net, Brick, New Jersey 08723
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#1360 3 years ago
Quoted from davideokills:

The cabinets on Sonic/Segasa games are made of particle board and deteriorate fast in moisture. Just a little something to look for if you are buying one.

More good info to have. Thanks, davideokills.

#1398 3 years ago
Quoted from RyanClaytor:

I'd buy that! ...if it was closer!

Quoted from Colsond3:

Sounds like a new T-shirt slogan.

Quoted from polyacanthus:

I'd buy that if it was the right size!

Ha-ha!

Quoted from Colsond3:

And this is really catching on LOL.

I love this thread.

Quoted from Colsond3:

Ryan is the graphic artist...let's come up with some T-shirts. hahaha

If I wasn't so gosh-darned busy making shirts for legitimate companies, I just might.

Just out of curiosity, who might actually buy a shirt a silly shirt like that if I made one. (I'd kinda like to wear one, myself!) If there's more than a dozen or so "in's", who knows, maybe I'd try to figure something out during the next pointless meeting I'm obligated to attend.

Quoted from Colsond3:

Just threw my Magic City up on CL for $300

Neat! I'd buy tha...aw, nevermind.

GLWS, Colsond3! Sounds like you won't need it.

Quoted from NicoVolta:

I've...made a change to the cabinet colors...

Just looked up the original. I was wondering about your cabinet graphics until I realized that you kept the original graphics, just changed the colors. Nice nod to the original. I like the "cool" new color scheme. Thanks for sharing. Do you have a place where you've listed the rest of your cabinet repaints? I'd love to see 'em.

Quoted from NicoVolta:

Paradise is one of the biggest offenders IMHO. The default cabinet scheme looks like an outer space bingo card or something.

Ha-ha! I dunno if I'd get outerspace bingo card from this...

paradise_(resized).jpg

...but theme-specific, it is not. I'll grant you that. When can we expect the tiki cabinet re-theme?

I've thought very similar things about my Gottlieb "Paul Bunyan" cab:

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Mine's actually been painted over (solid beige), but if I ever repaint it...it won't be stock. Ha-ha! That original cab "art" pales in comparison to the killer Art Stenholm genius happening on the glass, plastics, and pf.

BTW...

...gorgeous game, but hard to tell from the IPDB pics...are those 4 gobble-holes in the middle of the PF?

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Quoted from Colsond3:

I'm not a purist...LOL.

My brother. Ha-ha!

Quoted from Pecos:

"Sires name is HTFM MR PINBALL A303."

Oh. Em. Jee. This is choice. Looks like they're not full of bull-oney, either. PROOF:

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Let's see...for $2500-3k. Would I rather have a B-list DMD or a second-hand moo-cow.

Also of note:

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Quoted from Pecos:Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Medusa / SS 4 Player
Cost: Current Bid: $380

...aaand that's jumped up a little...

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...still with 4.5 days to go! I guessing this just moved out of most of our project-status budgets.

Bets on where this one ends? I'll say $1500.

#1399 3 years ago
Quoted from songofsixpence:

He's about an hour and a half from me. It's a bit of a drive for "I hope it's as good as it looks"! Also mentioned there was a lot of interest. I guess I'll pass.

I think what you mean is...

Quoted from Colsond3:

I would definitely grab this if it were closer!

C'mon. Who's in for a shirt?

#1414 3 years ago

Hey Pecos,

Here's one for you in Scottsdale, AZ:

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Royal Guard / EM 1-Player
Month/Year: January, 1968
Production: 2900
Cost: $99 (Current Bid)
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Link/Contact:ebay.com link » Gottlieb Royal Guard Pinball Machine

Good luck expanding the palatial parlour.

#1445 3 years ago
Quoted from TheOnlyest:

Nope, it certainly wont... you should only have 2 expectations when it comes to CL sellers...
1. Always assume that the seller is a clueless drooling dipshit, because 80% of them are.
2. Expect that the value of what they're selling is actually 50% or less of the dilutional price they're asking,

Not trying to be a thread police or anything, but hoping to keep this fabulous thread from devolving into something negative. (Other places on Pinside to find that. )

I'm certain there are "challenging" craigslist interactions to speak of. We've all had them, myself included. However, as an alternate examples, I've had some incredibly rewarding experiences, too. Like this one:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/my-art-grail-pick-up-or-a-family-pinball-vay-cay-64-bally-hay-ride

...for example. Not to mention, another craigslist ad I found right here on the Project Pinball thread:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/post-project-pins-for-sale-here-cl-ebay-pinside-and-others?tu=ryanclaytor#post-2805873

...in which, because I tried he help the seller sell his machine, he actually decided to lower his price for me, and I ended up buying it.

Anyhow, I loves me some Project Pinball thread. Just didn't want to see this go down the point of no return.

Back to your regularly scheduled programming:

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Manufacturer: Exhibit
Game/Type: Jamboree / EM
Year: 1948
Production: ???
Cost: $299 starting bid
Location: San Pedro, California
Link/Contact: ebay.com link » Exhibit Jamboree Early American Wood Rail Pinball Machine Arcade Game Rare 1948

Looks like it's in pretty great shape...especially for being outside.

#1483 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

**Sold to Pindufus**

Quoted from Pindufus:

Drove an hour to meet him at a time of his choosing. Wasn't there and he wasn't returning phone calls.

So sorry to hear about this.

#1498 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Zig Zag

UPDATE: "This listing was ended by the seller because there was an error in the listing."

Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Genco
Game/Type: Show Boat

3-inch flippers installed? Tsk...for shame.

Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Mystic Marvel

Psst...I see a "Swinger" hiding in the background!

#1522 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

found a fantastic price on a couple of pinball machines last November and I offered to send him $100 up front, but not after research on the seller to check for obvious scams and a lot of talk on the phone. I wouldn't recommend this for most purchases, but this seemed to be a special case and I took the risk - it was for the only pinball on my wish-list.

I did this same thing for my Hay-Ride. Paid him in full, actually (but it was only $150, so...y'know...didn't want to paypal him $100 and then mess around with a measly $50). It's a good thing I did, too. When I got to the seller's house (after chatting for a while and getting the pin in our ride) I asked if he'd had much interest in his ad. He said, "Yah, there's been about 30 other people who called after you."

I'm sure he wouldn't have held it for some out-of-state wacko (me) if I hadn't paid up front. To his credit, he was incredibly honest and held the game for me.

Quoted from zacaj:

I've tried a few times to offer part or full down payments to lock something in, sadly people tend to hate things like Paypal...

Wow, interesting. That's not been my experience.

Quoted from Colsond3:

...or those of us always on the lookout (cough...Ryan...LOL).

#1529 3 years ago
Quoted from hoov:

Here's my Hi Straight on ebay

Neat! Looks like a really unique game. GLWS, hoov!

#1551 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Art by Christian Marche.

#1603 3 years ago
Quoted from MCE_LLC:

I picked this up today. I'll post some pics on what did you bring home.

WOW-WOW-WOW!!! For those who haven't checked out MCE_LLC's pix, do yourself a favor and click over to his post on the 'pick-up' thread:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/what-machine-did-you-bring-home-today-post-your-pictures/page/43#post-3074232

That looks like it's in INCREDIBLE shape. For $400??? You should be very proud. Gorgeous find.

Thanks be to Pecos,
Ryan

#1605 3 years ago

From Mr. P this morning:

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Pinball Pool, 1979 Gottlieb: ALL reasonable offers?!
Machine needs a couple of parts, (flipper rubbers, one score paddle). Worked well until nephew came to visit. Do not know what repairs are needed.
William Lenoch
sthdrum@aol.com, Spokane, Washington 99217
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#1620 3 years ago
Quoted from DaWezl:

I picked up a Hi-Deal today

I've always admired the art package on this game. Nice get! Congratulations on the new pin...and navigating those stairs.

#1627 3 years ago
Quoted from Captive_Ball:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Cyclone / EM 1 Player
Month/Year: April 1947
Specialty: Flipperless
Cost: $225
Location: College Hill (Stillwater), OK
Link/Contact: wichita.craigslist.org link
OP: Picked this up as a project that I never got around to. Now I need it out of the garage. It does not run currently though the back glass does light up. The cabinet is pretty distressed and the side that is not shown has some white spray paint on it. $225 or reasonable offer.

Link wasn't working for me.

#1629 3 years ago

Took me to a page of multiple pinball listings, but the Cyclone was the first. So...GOOD ENOUGH! (I think it's that pinside c-list glitch that's been chat about for a while now.)

#1632 3 years ago
Quoted from Captive_Ball:

Glad you were able to locate it.

Me too! And not a big deal about the multiple-listings page. Thanks for adjusting the link! Fun to see the rest of the listings, too.