Dennis , Nick not sure myself I picked up but never put it together. Gonna do that tonight and have my son Mike go over it. I'll have him take a video and post it for you guys.
Hey there Butch and Bingopodcast,
I just pinged you and have been loving reading through your posts and the posts of so many others. I wanted to post my machine because from the photos I've seen, I'm not sure the cabinet I have is like everyone else's Bally High Flyer. Can you comment on the pics attached. Is this a hybrid machine or something else ? Thanks.
Here is a photo of my High Flyer, produced just a month prior to yours. It has the original cabinet artwork. At some point, they must have switched the cabinet artwork from the original to Wall Street artwork. I can only assume that Bally was getting near to the end of the High Flyer run and decided to use up some already-painted, old stock cabinets for Wall Street, which was produced in 1974.
Thanks for the replies guys. I think I like the Wall Street design better. As Nick just said, it certainly gives the machine a nice story to tell. Probably some combination of truth and tale will make it to the finished product. Thanks again !
Here's some photos of some bingos I picked up in eastern Colorado about a year and a half ago. They'd been sitting in a barn for almost 40 years after having been retired from service when the poker games took off in the mid 70's. I'm finally getting around to restoring some of them, many will be parted out eventually. I'm nearing completion of a Parade, the only one I've ever seen in all the years I've been doing this. Good that's a walk out basement!
The barn find was:
Sun Valley 2
Key West 3
Show Time 4
Beach Time 3
Carnival Queen 1
Miss Am '57 2
Plus some parts and flasher games
I've got a Bikini, a Sea Island, a Gay Time and a Show Time running at the house now. In addition to the games pictured above as sold, I've turned over Roller Derby, Double Up, Bonanza, Shoot A Line, and another Key West.
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Congrats! Great game (looks like your backglass is nice, too)!
Thanks! I saw that I can get a replacement from http://www.coos.net/bingo_e/ for about $200, but I think I will restore this one as its not too far gone.
I've enjoyed your podcasts. I hope to add two Miami Beach machines to my collection later today!
Be aware that the $200 option does not have mirroring. Only their full glasses have the mirror lines.
Thanks for listening!
Miami Beach is a really neat game with a unique feature (the curtains). Having a pair will be helpful for repair of one or both.
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Your going to enjoy hopping holes and moving lines on this great playing Bally Bingo Machine. I love mine.
Check out my Gay Time bingo here at » YouTube video
Nice pick up...
I can start a game, but it doesn't pay out credits when you win. It did when I played it at the seller's place, so I'm not sure whats going on.
I found a loose wire that I need to repair, and some of the fingers on the reflex unit had been intentionally bent up so as to not make contact. Was this done by an operator to reduce payouts?
When I put in a nickel, the game automatically starts. I can keep adding nickels for extra features, but the red button on the face of the cabinet seems to do nothing. Shouldn't the nickels show as credits on the counter, giving me the option to push either the red or yellow button for extra features or extra balls?
I am unable to try for extra balls, as the yellow button doesn't do anything either.
NicoVolta will be at my house on the 16th to fix some EM pinball, I sure hope he can help with bingo!
If anyone has a suggestion, I will definitely take it!
Dunno if he's a bingo guy, but the basics are the same.
Here's some stuff:
1) reflex fingers bent: without contact some of the portioning of the game is defeated and stuff won't step up or trip with coin play as easily. On Miami Beach, it will still trip & step up, it'll just take more coins.
2) coin play: if there are coins being used, no credits are added to the counter (unless a different game or a change was made to the wiring). You only get credits on the register if you win!
At that point, you can press the red button or yellow button instead of inserting coins.
3) the extra balls only function if you've shot your fourth ball. At that point, pressing the yellow button should highlight extra balls. Dropping a coin at that point will play for a chance at getting one or more extra balls. It can sometimes take many nickels to get an extra ball. It depends on the reflex position and the position of various other units. After the coin flash finishes, extra ball will no longer be lit. Press the yellow button before dropping the next coin or the game will reset.
Thanks BPC for that good reply to my question! In the bingo simulator program, which I greatly enjoy, you can play for extra balls before the game even starts - perhaps this is an error on the programmer's part?
I'll post a report on NicoVolta's visit, and our success (or lack thereof) with the bingo.
Oh, interesting! Yes, that's an error. There are certain very early games that allow you to play for an extra ball along with other advantages, but you cannot play for eb alone on any game (aside from Leader and Bolero).
Read that on Danny's site some time ago. Good they got a few things really wrong there, or it would paint the bingos in a worse light.
Also, curious choice of games to highlight in '79.