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Show us your EM Bowlers, Mechanical, and old Electrical Toys in your Gameroom!


By EM-PINMAN

6 years ago



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#1751 10 months ago

Germany and Britain together at last

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#1752 10 months ago

Drive-in speakers converted to Bluetooth/stereo.

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#1753 10 months ago
Quoted from presqueisle:

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Hell yeah thats Cool! Any chance your selling anything like this?? Really looks great.

#1754 10 months ago

Thanks, I like them too. The dome lights up when on. Sounds pretty good to me, too.

Check out Detroit Diecast online.

Their page may be down now. The owner said he shuts it down when he has too much work backed up. Said it would be back up shortly.

#1755 10 months ago
Quoted from presqueisle:

Drive-in speakers converted to Bluetooth/stereo.

You can't help but to give that a Thumbs Up!

#1756 10 months ago

Here's my old school pachinko machine. One day I'll get around to restoring it...
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It's at my rental lodge in Hocking hills if you want to take a look!
https://www.luxuryloghomelodginghockinghills.com/Rosewood-Lodge-Hocking-Hills.html

#1757 10 months ago
Quoted from daveyvandy:

It's at my rental lodge in Hocking hills if you want to take a look!

Rustic with even a vintage park grill. Has to also look nice when the foliage is out..
That I did enjoy checking out..

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#1758 9 months ago

I guess I like the purely mechanical machines... story and related videos at https://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/2020/04/fill-em-up-curiosity-inc.html
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#1759 9 months ago

My quarantine goal is to bowl a perfect game. 9 and a spare frame one, strikes every frame after. Sooooooo close.

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#1760 9 months ago
Quoted from gliebig:

9 and a spare frame one, strikes every frame after. Sooooooo close.

That has to be a Marti Gras Big Ball. That's a damn good score.
What length is that machine? I think my high score on a goose neck
bowler was 278. That was on a 20 footer (Top Hat)..

#1761 9 months ago

16'

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#1762 9 months ago

I missed a perfect score on my ‘64 Majestic on the very last ball!
Lucky I didn’t have a coronary.

#1763 9 months ago

I have the same bowler and i messed up on the 7th frame with a 9 pin spare... so I too was one away from perfect. Done that a few times but the 7th frame game is the best i have been able to do. Finished it out with strikes. So mad I missed in the 7th and not the 10th (for higher score).

#1764 9 months ago

Finally rolled my perfect all strike game....but it was during Step Up. Doh

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#1765 9 months ago

Love those 16 ft ball bowlers
I have a chi coin gold medal I need to restore

The 16 ft are awesome

#1766 9 months ago
Quoted from rollinover:

chi coin gold medal

1973. The last EM ball bowler produced..

#1767 9 months ago
Quoted from Mopar:

1973. The last EM ball bowler produced..

Dammit - wish I had room for one.....

#1768 9 months ago

Just completed resto of an Advance 1930s Shock Tester.

This actual machine had featured on American Pickers some years ago. The guy that sold it to me had been a neighbour of Frank from the show and from whom he had purchased. Interestingly it would appear from a marking inside the upper section of the housing that the machine was originally owned by 'Oakland Novelty Store'. I have not been able to discover any info on this store but if anyone has any info I would really like to hear.

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Machine works perfectly and is a real hit within my gameroom.

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#1769 9 months ago
Quoted from dasvis:

Dammit - wish I had room for one.....

Add on!

#1770 9 months ago
Quoted from Mopar:

1973. The last EM ball bowler produced..

That's sweet didn't know it was the last one
I had a digital one but it never worked right plus doesn't have the chimes etc

I plan on restoring it one day.
Love the lazy Susan head design

#1771 8 months ago

Hey everyone i'm working on my 1963 united sabre ball bowler and ran into a snag. mopar has been helping me out a ton with some needed parts but I am missing 5 of the round pins that hold the actual pins on and 3 others are missing the tiny hairpin clips and he doesn't have any extras. Is there any chance anyone on here has any of these they would be willing to part with? I need a total of 5 pins and 8 of the tiny hairpin clips. If you haven't seen it yet you can check out what i've been doing over on my thread. Thanks guys, Bill. https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/reviving-a-1963-united-sabre-ball-bowler-

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#1772 8 months ago
Quoted from PinDeLaPin:

Hey everyone i'm working on my 1963 united sabre ball bowler and ran into a snag. mopar has been helping me out a ton with some needed parts but I am missing 5 of the round pins that hold the actual pins on and 3 others are missing the tiny hairpin clips and he doesn't have any extras. Is there any chance anyone on here has any of these they would be willing to part with? I need a total of 5 pins and 8 of the tiny hairpin clips. If you haven't seen it yet you can check out what i've been doing over on my thread. Thanks guys, Bill. https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/reviving-a-1963-united-sabre-ball-bowler-[quoted image][quoted image]

Did you post in the EM seeking parts thread? I always have good luck there

#1773 8 months ago
Quoted from edward472:

Did you post in the EM seeking parts thread? I always have good luck there

Will give that a try also just thought this group being more geared towards bowlers I would have better luck in here.

#1774 8 months ago

I may have a few laying around. I'll check for you tomorrow.

#1775 8 months ago
Quoted from PinDeLaPin:

Hey everyone i'm working on my 1963 united sabre ball bowler and ran into a snag. mopar has been helping me out a ton with some needed parts but I am missing 5 of the round pins that hold the actual pins on and 3 others are missing the tiny hairpin clips and he doesn't have any extras. Is there any chance anyone on here has any of these they would be willing to part with? I need a total of 5 pins and 8 of the tiny hairpin clips. If you haven't seen it yet you can check out what i've been doing over on my thread. Thanks guys, Bill. https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/reviving-a-1963-united-sabre-ball-bowler-[quoted image][quoted image]

You should be able to replace the hairpin clips with eclips. You can should be able to find one pretty easy that will fit and do the same job.

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#1776 8 months ago

Just completed resto on a Daval 1940s Gusher trade stimulator. Machine takes a nickel and provides tokens out right hand side for symbol wins. Bonus door on the front is for jackpot in which I have lodged a dollar bill. Nice looking machine and plays smooth and precise.

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#1777 8 months ago
Quoted from wayner:

Just completed resto on a Daval 1940s Gusher trade stimulator. Machine takes a nickel and provides tokens out right hand side for symbol wins. Bonus door on the front is for jackpot in which I have lodged a dollar bill. Nice looking machine and plays smooth and precise.
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This restore looks amazing, love these mini units. What does “jackpot in which I have lodged a dollar bill” mean? Is that the award you put in for some form of jackpot?

#1778 8 months ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

This restore looks amazing, love these mini units. What does “jackpot in which I have lodged a dollar bill” mean? Is that the award you put in for some form of jackpot?

There is a bonus door on the machine front. The bonus or jackpot would normally be given for a specific 3 of a kind-in this case x3 daval. The door is manually released by the operator. Alternatively the bonus could be given by the token value which is dispensed from the side chute

#1779 8 months ago

Very nice machine!!
I’m always interested in how these different games worked in the ‘wild’. Here is something I found posted regarding it.

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#1780 8 months ago
Quoted from presqueisle:

Very nice machine!!
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Very interesting-thks. I had not posted a pic of the rear of the bonus door-here goes

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#1781 8 months ago

Very cool. Have you had luck finding the correct size ‘good for’ tokens?
I have quarters spitting out of one, cents another..hard to find the different token numbers/values.

#1782 8 months ago
Quoted from presqueisle:

Very cool. Have you had luck finding the correct size ‘good for’ tokens?
I have quarters spitting out of one, cents another..hard to find the different token numbers/values.

The machine came with around 42 non original 'good for' tokens in a range of denominations. This is a '3'

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I would dearly love to have a full set of the originals. There is one on ebay currently where the seller is asking $US14.95!!

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#1783 8 months ago

Yep, gotta start somewhere though. Not sure complete sets are available.

#1784 8 months ago

Game 1 tonight.

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#1785 8 months ago
Quoted from gliebig:

Game 1 tonight.

Yea, but that was on Flash..
What size is your machine, 16'?
My best on a goose neck was 272 on a 20 footer..

#1786 8 months ago
Quoted from Mopar:

Yea, but that was on Flash..
What size is your machine, 16'?
My best on a goose neck was 272 on a 20 footer..

This was regulation.
Had a perfect step up game the other day.

16'

#1787 8 months ago
Quoted from gliebig:

Had a perfect step up game the other day.

You were zoned in!
I have a couple in the game room, but they only score regulation,
but I remember the other games. Although mostly playing
Regulation, I remember liking Dual Flash. Some liked Red Pin.
Still have one goose neck set up at the local VFW..

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#1788 8 months ago

In case anyone missed my acquisition from the other thread, here's my 1966 United's Amazon 16 footer.

Comes with
* regulation
* flash
* dual flash
* strike 90
* bonus lane

She'll need a paint job, and I'm still putting her together, but overall should be a fun machine.

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#1789 8 months ago

I love that backglass!!

#1790 8 months ago

What do you have your strikes jumper set to? Mine is on the hard setting so you have to hit the little pin switch.

#1791 8 months ago

Anyone have one of these?
Looking for a replacement goalie on a 1969 Chicago Coin Slap Shot head-to-head.

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#1792 8 months ago
Quoted from Pugsley:

What do you have your strikes jumper set to? Mine is on the hard setting so you have to hit the little pin switch.

I think mine only has easy/normal.

So normal.

#1793 8 months ago
Quoted from Pugsley:

What do you have your strikes jumper set to? Mine is on the hard setting so you have to hit the little pin switch.

Not sure where this setting even is, is it typically in the backbox or where?

#1794 8 months ago

has anyone ever seen Perfect Bowler before? a cool bowler in a pinball cabinet!
I'm assuming this only ever came out in Japan?

Kinda like a Big Lebowksi without all that pinball in the way

as spotted here: https://rocketnews24.com/2018/07/30/1095473/

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#1795 8 months ago
Quoted from cait001:

has anyone ever seen Perfect Bowler before? a cool bowler in a pinball cabinet!
I'm assuming this only ever came out in Japan?
Kinda like a Big Lebowksi without all that pinball in the way
as spotted here: https://rocketnews24.com/2018/07/30/1095473/
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That is an awesome looking game. Those look like Sega or Chicago Coin score reels.

#1796 8 months ago
Quoted from PinDeLaPin:

Not sure where this setting even is, is it typically in the backbox or where?

Yeah its a jumper in the back. Mine has 3 positions and its set on hard.

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#1797 8 months ago

1963 United "Fury" 16 foot ball bowler is now set up in the basement. built some legs and put casters on it so it can slide in and out. my wife has won every game so far and my dog loves watching the ball return lol

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#1798 8 months ago

The 'Silverball Express' circles my modest gameroom. This is an 80s era Lionel HO set, given to me by a friend who had it stored in his attic 'for about 25 years.' It will soon be joined by my late BiL's O gauge Lionel, from the 70's, and a second HO set I picked up on freecycle. Shelf space limits what I can do with them, but so far, it seems to add to the fun of the gameroom. I am trying to stay a pinball guy who happens to have trains, rather than a train guy who happens to have pins, but I gotta say, I'm having a blast restoring these old trains.

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#1799 8 months ago
Quoted from bobnatlanta:

The 'Silverball Express' circles my modest gameroom. This is an 80s era Lionel HO set, given to me by a friend who had it stored in his attic 'for about 25 years.'

Do you have any train cars that could haul pinballs along?

#1800 8 months ago
Quoted from cait001:

Do you have any train cars that could haul pinballs along?

Not pinballs, they're too heavy. But come this fall, I'm going to go to hobby lobby or michaels and get some little silver Christmas balls and load up a couple of the gondola cars with them. I have an airbrush for pf restorations, so some of the freight cars might get a custom paint job, Bally or Gottlieb logos, etc...

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