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Some nice looking EM classics just came up on CL


By o-din

6 years ago



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#15401 3 years ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

You... got... THAT one? Like, you're going to rebuild a whole new cab/head/wiring harness and piece it all back together?!?

Yeah. Crazy, I know. However the bottom board wasn't clipped/pieced apart yet, just the head. If the bottom board was clipped apart I probably would have let it go.

I realized even reusing the old harness from the head (even though it was cut kind of short in some spots) would be much easier than remaking it, just going to extend the wires where need be. I just sit there with a schematic and have at it. Still have a while to go though, been spending a lot of time away from it, need to find some more time to sit down and get a lot done.

Still searching for an original February '63 to February '66 cabinet to use for it, and if it's from a single player I'd just build the head. The cabinet is very particular though and having the lockdown piece that is attached to the cabinet would definitely help so I'm waiting on that route first.

Some call it the "EM grail" though, and I also took an interest in it before this whole opportunity came up, so I jumped on it as these never seem to come up, and if one did it would probably be way out of my price range.

#15403 3 years ago

A Sonic Mars Trek came up today in Lynchburg VA for the grand total of $0. That right, free. And seems it was in decent condition. If I brought home one more pet my wife was going to kill me so I let it pass. I'd post a link but some lucky person got it and it was already deleted so no link.

#15404 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Wild Wild West / EM 2 Player
Month/Year: August 1969
Production: 1,350
Cost: $350
Location: Ozello (Ocala), FL
Link/Contact: ocala.craigslist.org link
Condition: OP: "...all flippers, features & lights in good working order."

Added over 3 years ago: **This posting has been deleted by its author.**

#15405 3 years ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

You... got... THAT one? Like, you're going to rebuild a whole new cab/head/wiring harness and piece it all back together?!?

ask him what he paid for it in that condition.

#15406 3 years ago

William's Big Ben in New Jersey with what looks to be a one off custom backglass.
newjersey.craigslist.org link

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#15407 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Wild Wild West / EM 2 Player
Month/Year: August 1969
Production: 1,350
Cost: $350
Location: Ozello (Ocala), FL
Link/Contact: ocala.craigslist.org link
Condition: OP: "...all flippers, features & lights in good working order."

One on my list, however that drive certainly is not! (obviously )

Quoted from boilerman:

ask him what he paid for it in that condition.

What would you pay for it, and what would you pay for a working Star-Jet? Genuinely curious. I don't think I got an awful deal. I certainly did not pay buy-it-now price on all those items if that's what you're thinking. This seems like the second or third time you've said this to somebody on here, all that soldering doesn't bug me. Just takes time, it's like a puzzle with flipping through the schematic. Fun story to tell too. Something I can be even more proud of at the end.

The amount I paid for it will not go to waste, it will bring me great enjoyment both in building and playing, and also others because I'm pretty committed to bringing it to shows since it seems even a lot of collectors have never played one. Worth it to me. I think I paid a lot less then you think I did...

#15408 3 years ago

One on my list, however that drive certainly is not! (obviously )

Steven, you have to ad Wild Wild West to your want list. I just came across the original Wild West from 1951. Very hard title to find.

#15409 3 years ago

That is the most hilarious backglass on the Big Ben I've seen in a while. Perhaps American folk art. Makes it more valuable ????

Quoted from ibuypinballs:

William's Big Ben in New Jersey with what looks to be a one off custom backglass.
newjersey.craigslist.org link

#15410 3 years ago

500 dollar 100% working Bow and Arrow!?!?! That is a steal.

#15411 3 years ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

500 dollar 100% working Bow and Arrow!?!?! That is a steal.

It looks very nice. I want it... but they made a lot of them. I can wait for one to pop up within my driving radius. Examining it in person is also a huge plus.

To me, the Bally EM Trifecta is Freedom prototype, Old Chicago, and Bow and Arrow. All have that sexy top rail, huge glass, powerful mechs, nice artwork, and killer gameplay. All produced during that tiny span between 1975-1976 just after Wizard! blew past 10k production but just before Bally switched all production to SS. It's a real sweet spot. Some other nice ones in there too... Aladdin's Castle, Night Rider, Hang Glider...

#15412 3 years ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

To me, the Bally EM Trifecta is Freedom prototype, Old Chicago, and Bow and Arrow. All have that sexy top rail, huge glass, powerful mechs, nice artwork, and killer gameplay. All produced during that tiny span between 1975-1976 just after Wizard! blew past 10k production but just before Bally switched all production to SS. It's a real sweet spot. Some other nice ones in there too... Aladdin's Castle, Night Rider, Hang Glider...

Right on! That's the era that I originally got into pinball. Our local operator had mostly Bally pins.

#15413 3 years ago
Quoted from ibuypinballs:

Big Ben in New Jersey with what looks to be a one off custom backglass.

Actually, i think the custom glass is an improvement over the original.

#15414 3 years ago

That Big Ben backglass is awesome!

#15415 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Palace Guard / EM 1 Player
Features: AAB
Year: March 1968
Production: 625 (!)
Cost: $425
Location: Algoma (Green Bay), WI
Contact/Link: greenbay.craigslist.org link
Condition: Cosmetics look good in pics. Backglass may have been touched-up. OP: "Everything works good. Can try before you buy."

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#15416 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Big Indian / EM 4 Player
Month/Year: February 1974
Production: 8,030
Cost: $450
Location: Vineland (Atlantic City), NJ
Contact/Link: philadelphia.craigslist.org link
Condition: OP: "Pinball machine antique. Single level old school pinball machine. The machine is in perfect working condition. Had inside rebuilt and put back in to working order a few years back. Fully functioning."

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#15417 3 years ago

That Big Indian gas been up for a few weeks and it's near me but it's painted Black!

#15418 3 years ago

I stripped a whole cabinet with Goo-gone aresal.....and underneath all the latex, I found the original cabinet. But yes, they really hosed the cabinet. Talk'em down to $350.00 and have a fun repaint project. Big Indian is a fun game and worth the effort !

#15419 3 years ago

I'm not into cabinet work. I can fix them but cabinet work is not my thing

#15420 3 years ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

To me, the Bally EM Trifecta is Freedom prototype, Old Chicago, and Bow and Arrow. All have that sexy top rail, huge glass, powerful mechs, nice artwork, and killer gameplay. All produced during that tiny span between 1975-1976 just after Wizard! blew past 10k production but just before Bally switched all production to SS. It's a real sweet spot. Some other nice ones in there too... Aladdin's Castle, Night Rider, Hang Glider...

Then you wouldn't be interested in this one, would you.

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#15421 3 years ago

Moving right along...

1968 Williams Lady Luck in Las Vegas, will need service $750 -

lasvegas.craigslist.org link

#15422 3 years ago

Sky Divers- $150
Score Board- $295
Tropics Bingo- $150
and a Grand Lizard $1100
sacramento.craigslist.org link

#15423 3 years ago

Clean Sing Along-
sfbay.craigslist.org link

Not sure how this pic fits in with the ad, but I like it!

#15424 3 years ago

Hey is that your Pit Stop O-Din? When did you get the juke and tile floor?

#15425 3 years ago
Quoted from AlexF:

Hey is that your Pit Stop O-Din? When did you get the juke and tile floor?

I almost forgot about that juke box and the floor.

Oh... Pit Stop, it really doesn't get much better than that. I've had several people tell me it's not just the best multiplayer, but the best EM of them all. And who am I to argue with that logic.

#15426 3 years ago

Description > Kid tested and mother approved Sing Along would make a nice addition to your game room.
Except for the Pit stop might not go over well!

#15427 3 years ago
Quoted from Pin-it:

Except for the Pit stop might not go over well!

Looks like he's keeping the Pit Stop, and all the other family friendly items.

Welcome back my friend to the thread that never ends, we're so glad you could attend...

Looking back to page one, you were there in the beginning.

#15428 3 years ago

Lyrics sound familiar.

Quoted from o-din:

Looking back to page one, you were there in the beginning.

From the beginning sounds better....

Yes i was , this is a classic thread that just keeps getting better with age...

#15429 3 years ago
Quoted from Pin-it:

Yes i was , this is a classic thread that just keeps getting better with age...

So lets be honest here, when did you get out?

#15430 3 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

when did you get out?

Never went in , because....

#15431 3 years ago

The good times have returned indeed! Next thing you know a whole page in this thread will be dedicated to potato chips.

#15432 3 years ago

I remember that....

#15434 3 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Then you wouldn't be interested in this one, would you.

NICE!

#15435 3 years ago

Now we just need ccotenj and IntoPinball back.

#15436 3 years ago
Quoted from AlexF:

Hey is that your Pit Stop O-Din? When did you get the juke and tile floor?

Most important to ask is how the hell he got the girl

#15437 3 years ago
Quoted from Otaku:

Most important to ask is how the hell he got the girl

Escort service?

#15438 3 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Then you wouldn't be interested in this one, would you.

i saw that one too. really nice to bad it is not a single player

#15439 3 years ago

Question: What it the advantage of bundling all your services with AT&T?

Answer: When you get home on a Friday evening and that temporary line they hung up over a year ago has given way without a drop of rain in sight, you've got nothing! No phone, no internet, and no TV!

U-Verse, my ass! AT&T can kiss my ass...

#15440 3 years ago

The good times have returned indeed.

#15441 3 years ago

Yes, O-din... Mata Hari EM would fit in very nicely! But I l don't find the gameplay quite as riveting as the other three. Which is a good thing, considering the price and rarity!

Nevertheless I'm sure I'll end up with one eventually...

#15442 3 years ago

You should try a Hokus Pokus. Great gameplay and three ripping spinners.

Fortunately we never have phone or internet problems at work, unless of course the boss forgets to pay the bill. Which has happened...

#15443 3 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

that temporary line they hung up over a year ago has given way without a drop of rain in sight, you've got nothing! No phone, no internet, and no TV!

Not that wiring again Geez....

Didn't you climb the pole one time and fix it?

#15444 3 years ago
Quoted from Pin-it:

Not that wiring again Geez....
Didn't you climb the pole one time and fix it?

It's a long story but if you remember it was the rain that used to mess it up but I would sometimes still have internet. So about a year ago they finally replaced the line that runs across the street and serves the last five houses along the creek. Mine is one of them.

I talked to the guy when they did it and he had said it was only a temporary line. I asked why bother then. "It's all we have on the truck, and it will be replaced permanently soon...."

I looked at that mess last night and it's a joke. Hanging in spots no more than 10 feet up and tied to tree limbs... lol

#15445 3 years ago

These same clowns keep calling me and telling me I should upgrade to U-Verse so I can enjoy the quality and reliabillity of their fiber optic network. That will run thru the same old lines...

#15446 3 years ago

no internet or TV
just an excuse to play more pinball

#15447 3 years ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

just an excuse to play more pinball

And that's what we did last night with no distractions.

Actually my TV is DirecTV and haven't had one outage in 8 years.

The scenario of having it all run thru AT&Ts dilapitated phone lines sounds like a no win to me. So I'm going to switch internet to cable, and tell them what they can do with their u-verse bundle offers.

#15448 3 years ago

At least you didn't get what i got a few years back.

I have underground electric service which is fine but back when they laid the wires it had a bare copper neutral which is not a good idea from the point corrosive soil had eaten it away and lets just say it was looking for a return path with no such luck so it was going back and forth through the 2 hot lines. One side of the power feed was 80 volts the other was 160 volts.
Lost a few electronics and some other appliance parts which let the smoke out which really sucked....
Anyway power company ran a new feed about 2 weeks later (They contracted a crew out to horizontal drill the new feed service) which they ran an encased plastic conduit then the wires this time around a neutral not being bare.
Had to live an aerial neutral from the pole at the street to an evergreen tree at the corner of house up the sidewalk and into the meter box.
Something i do not want to go through ever again....

#15449 3 years ago

My Williams PADDOCK

ogden.craigslist.org link

Thanks for looking!

Robert

#15450 3 years ago

My Williams JIVE TIME

ogden.craigslist.org link

Thanks for looking!

Robert

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