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Some nice looking EM classics just came up on CL

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#17401 6 months ago
Quoted from Sea_Wolf:

Here’s an example of that thinking on eBay.

This machine has been listed multiple times for $500 with no takers, so the seller now has it for sale for $700. Sounds much better I guess.

And this time comes with a threat: "I will be parting it out if it doesn't sell this time around."

#17402 6 months ago
Quoted from tfduda:

And this time comes with a threat: "I will be parting it out if it doesn't sell this time around."

Got a laugh out of this. Also said they relisted it (for $700) after having a non-paying bidder for $500. WTH?

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#17403 6 months ago

Nabbed this one today!
hudsonvalley.craigslist.org link

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#17404 6 months ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Nabbed this one today!

Very timely too

#17405 6 months ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Nabbed this one today!

I like that cabinet! Think it will clean up okay?

#17406 6 months ago
Quoted from jaytrem:

I like that cabinet! Think it will clean up okay?

The dirtiest cabinet I've ever come across. It will clean up nice.

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#17407 6 months ago

Preserve-a-dirt!

#17408 6 months ago
Quoted from jaytrem:

Preserve-a-dirt!

Yup. Exactly!

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#17409 6 months ago

Before and after. Used strong ammonia solution and a toothbrush, then Purple Power and Magic Eraser pads. Graphics are a bit faded, but it's looking very decent. This game sat for a long time, and seems largely unmolested. The playfield looks just about perfect. Backglass is very good too. Has schematic, backbox door, and cashbox! I'm a happy guy!

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#17410 6 months ago

Steal of the century

#17411 6 months ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Steal of the century

I feel very fortunate.
I wasn't expecting much based on the photo in the ad. Then I get there, and it's dark as heck where the machine is. I used the flashlight on my cell phone to give it a quick scan. I figured I can't go wrong for $100.
Threw it in the van, and got it home. The more I look, the more I like. I'm really glad I jumped on it.

#17412 6 months ago

Great, unusual title.

Anytime one of these games re-emerges from a dark basement corner, the entire hobby wins.

#17413 6 months ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Nabbed this one today!

JR - Hopefully you'll bring it to Pinfest next year for free play, would love to give it a try.

#17414 6 months ago
Quoted from Gotemwill:

Great, unusual title.
Anytime one of these games re-emerges from a dark basement corner, the entire hobby wins.

Guy says it was given to him some 20 years ago, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was even longer ago. Apparently, it was not working, and he never did anything with it, except break the top glass. There were some odds and ends on the playfield, but considering it sat uncovered for some time, it's in remarkable condition.

#17415 6 months ago
Quoted from ckcsm:

JR - Hopefully you'll bring it to Pinfest next year for free play, would love to give it a try.

I'd like to, but I usually only bring "for sale" games to the shows.
We'll see.

#17416 6 months ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

I feel very fortunate.
I wasn't expecting much based on the photo in the ad. Then I get there, and it's dark as heck where the machine is. I used the flashlight on my cell phone to give it a quick scan. I figured I can't go wrong for $100.
Threw it in the van, and got it home. The more I look, the more I like. I'm really glad I jumped on it.

Really glad you got this JR. Congrats and thanks for sharing.

#17417 6 months ago

Airing everything out.

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#17418 6 months ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

I'd like to, but I usually only bring "for sale" games to the shows.
We'll see.

Sounds like you need to put it up for sale.

#17419 6 months ago
Quoted from Gotemwill:

Sounds like you need to put it up for sale.

Nope. Was a wish listed game. Maybe I'll bring it anyway though. It'll need some work. Plugged it in for the first time, and within minutes something started smoking. I might need to reach out to the early Bally experts out there on this one. Cleaned up the legs, and they came out great. Not sure if they're the correct originals though. They look to be regular issue Gottlieb 31"ers. I thought Ballys of this era had those chunky light grey painted legs. But, they're OK.
Too bad the top glass isn't standard size. Now it's going to cost me for just a single sheet of custom tempered. Not complaining though. Loving this game!

#17420 6 months ago

Haven’t had the chance to dig into a Bally game yet. They seem like a different animal every time I play one though.

#17421 6 months ago
Quoted from Gotemwill:

Haven’t had the chance to dig into a Bally game yet. They seem like a different animal every time I play one though.

They are a different animal, but this era game has the tiered cam score motor arrangement that Gottlieb used throughout. Can't be much different than a Gottlieb.

#17422 6 months ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

They are a different animal, but this era game has the tiered cam score motor arrangement that Gottlieb used throughout. Can't be much different than a Gottlieb.

JR - You can handle this, I've only done a few early Bally's and they are definitely a little different but I'm sure you expertise will prevail on shoppign out this game.

Quoted from Gotemwill:

Sounds like you need to put it up for sale.

There we go; I've got you thinking on this, would be nice to play.

#17423 6 months ago

Thanks. I brought a totally wrecked Bally "Mad World" back to life, so this shouldn't be much of a problem. But it's nice to know that Pinside is such a wonderful reservoir of knowledge that can be tapped whenever needed.
I'm primarily a Gottlieb guy, but I have a schematic for this game, and it shouldn't be too difficult to get this ol' gal going again.

#17424 6 months ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Now it's going to cost me for just a single sheet of custom tempered. Not complaining though. Loving this game!

If your local glass places are crazy high (mine were), you can get a piece from here...

https://www.onedayglass.com/

Cost me $75.93 shipped for Jolly Ride. I called a couple local places and they were all over well over $100 and about the same amount of time.

#17425 6 months ago

Man, what a clean unmolested game!
Any idea what that giant coil in the middle of the bottom board does?

#17426 6 months ago

Trip bank reset, most likely.

#17427 6 months ago
Quoted from jaytrem:

If your local glass places are crazy high (mine were), you can get a piece from here...
https://www.onedayglass.com/
Cost me $75.93 shipped for Jolly Ride. I called a couple local places and they were all over well over $100 and about the same amount of time.

I just bought 2 tempered playfield glass pieces from a local glass shop and they were $55 apiece. They went up in price from $46 a year ago.

Must just be a location thing.

#17428 6 months ago

Both tempered and plate glass have doubled in price in my area. Been waiting a month for a tempered glass. Used to take about two weeks.

#17429 6 months ago

Love the fact that the Hay-Ride is an AAB and how AABs are counted with a credit wheel instead of lights as was normal.
Got to be very rare with probably less than 25 left in existence.
Only other one I have seen was in Sam Harvey collection.

#17430 6 months ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Love the fact that the Hay-Ride is an AAB and how AABs are counted with a credit wheel instead of lights as was normal.
Got to be very rare with probably less than 25 left in existence.
Only other one I have seen was in Sam Harvey collection.

I have seen a few of them around over the years. Of course, I'm in add-a-ball land. There are lots of Bally titles of this era with much higher production numbers which I have never seen, or maybe just an odd one. "Wild Wheels" for example. Only ever saw one of those.

#17431 6 months ago

I've never seen a "Sheba".

#17432 6 months ago
Quoted from jaytrem:

If your local glass places are crazy high (mine were), you can get a piece from here...
https://www.onedayglass.com/
Cost me $75.93 shipped for Jolly Ride. I called a couple local places and they were all over well over $100 and about the same amount of time.

Thanks for the tip. I'll check my local glass guy and I'll be ready to clutch my chest when he quotes me a price!

#17433 6 months ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

"Wild Wheels" for example

My Wild Wheels has ser# WW1001
and the wiring harness has the wires
hard soldered from CAB to the Head, with no Jones plugs.
My goal this year, is to finally set it up for play,
now that my new flooring is installed in the basement.

#17434 6 months ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

My Wild Wheels has ser# WW1001
and the wiring harness has the wires
hard soldered from CAB to the Head, with no Jones plugs.
My goal this year, is to finally set it up for play,
now that my new flooring is installed in the basement.

That's so cool! Post some pix.

#17435 6 months ago

Got to dig it out of storage first
also want to set my MataHari EM also
along with Team One and Dimension
and maybe moth ball a couple of the solid states
that do not get much play, mostly cause they are not working.
I have more confidence working on EMs than solid states.

#17436 6 months ago
Quoted from DennisDodel:

Both tempered and plate glass have doubled in price in my area. Been waiting a month for a tempered glass. Used to take about two weeks.

I’m lucky I guess. I’m supposed to get them in 10 days but we’ll see.

#17437 6 months ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Thanks for the tip. I'll check my local glass guy and I'll be ready to clutch my chest when he quotes me a price!

Or wait for pinfest in May.

#17438 6 months ago
Quoted from poppapin:

Or wait for pinfest in May.

But would this non-standard-size glass be available there?

#17439 6 months ago
Quoted from wolverinetuner:

But would this non-standard-size glass be available there?

That you would have to ask Ivan.

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