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Some nice looking EM classics just came up on CL

By o-din

6 years ago

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#8036 4 years ago
Quoted from NextoPin:

Aztec, only $1400 No low ballerz!11!!1!
seattle.craigslist.org link

I emailed for pics of playfield with glass off, I wanted to see what the playfield on a $1400.00 Aztec looks like.

#8039 4 years ago

Yeah, I'm just curious how it compares to my $400.00 Aztec.

#8079 4 years ago
Quoted from poppapin:

That chick with the strange stockings needs to get her facts straight, Royal guard was made in 1968, not '66

Yeah, what the hell was she thinking?

6 months later
#11851 4 years ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

It was most likely some woman in her 50's or 60's that sold it off and had no clue nor did she care what it was worth. Someone's either spouse, father,grandpa, uncle passed away most likely. If god forbid I passed my wife wouldn't have the foggiest of clues what my games are worth nor would she care.

Hey, let me know if you plan on croaking anytime soon. I will be over with offers.

#11859 4 years ago
Quoted from DirtFlipper:

Decent Surf Champ in PA for $1000:
" target="_blank">poconos.craigslist.org link
But with a moving seller, so might be a good one for offers.

Nice looking game...

#11931 3 years ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Satirical artwork by Leroy Parker, brilliant design by Wayne Neyens, a blatant parody of Walt Disney's hugely successful Davy Crockett TV dramas, exciting target-shooting challenges for flipper aficianados and double-digit relay possibilities make Frontiersman one of the finest games from pinball's Golden Age in my opinion.

Tom -
Do you have one of these in your vast collection?

#11944 3 years ago
Quoted from AlexF:

I like brush on Semi-gloss. A good brush makes a big difference.

I like Purdy brushes, paint just flows better with a good brush.
Makes a world of difference --- the low end brushes lose bristles....

#11945 3 years ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Nope, but have played it at several PPE and PAGG shows in past or was it
at Sam Harvey's home collection.
The game play reviewed was cut&pasted from Gordo on ipdb.
Only woodrails i own
are WMS Golden Bells and Gusher
and a flipperless GTB Bordertown

Yeah, looking forward to my first woody
Will find one someday.

#11983 3 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

After getting ejected from another thread for posting a pic of a lady, Aurich commented that I wouldn't do that here. So in all fairness....

Damn O-din, you ARE a rebel.

#12118 3 years ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

this video reminds me of a camping retreat my college dorm went on about some 37 yrs ago.

Which one is you Tom?

#12124 3 years ago

Damn, you guys all look so cool. It's hard to decide.

#12156 3 years ago

BR resto has done that one. High hand - It's in their files, they can make it.

#12202 3 years ago
Quoted from DirtFlipper:

Team One for $850 in NY:
hudsonvalley.craigslist.org link

That's a damn fine playing game. I put a couple of hours on that title at the NW pin show.

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#12333 3 years ago
Quoted from songofsixpence:

This one's mine
" target="_blank">newjersey.craigslist.org link
50 bucks for any pinsider!

I'm glad you are in NJ -- I'm up to my neck in projects already.

#12385 3 years ago

portland.craigslist.org link

What a sweet looking backglass. If only I had the room!

#12388 3 years ago

Go for it Mark!
I want a woody bad, but the wife would crap a brick if I brought it home....

#12393 3 years ago
Quoted from DirtFlipper:

Vulcan for $900 in OR:
" target="_blank">eugene.craigslist.org link
Looks like it might be nice. Can't quite tell if the plastics are intact or not from the pics, but if they are, could be a nice example.

I think I have played it in their Eugene, Oregon barcade, Blairalley. Really nice group of guys there. Do all of their own repairs on site, they have a separate building devoted to repair/resto.

#12488 3 years ago
Quoted from Wickerman2:

No way, can always count on pin rescue for that: http://www.pinrescue.com/games/300.html

& it sold @ $4795 ?

1 week later
#12605 3 years ago
Quoted from Wickerman2:

That's a haul...I'd wait it out for a local one. There's probably an elderly couple with a Capt. Card getting ready to sell nearby.

What is your definition of "elderly"?

#12627 3 years ago
Quoted from Bigbarlo:

Jumping Jack $100
sfbay.craigslist.org link

I'm West coast, but that's 14+ hours each way. Dammit.

#12711 3 years ago
Quoted from DirtFlipper:

Gtb Auto Race among a couple bingos in OR:
portland.craigslist.org link

Too bad I have no room, I'm close & would love a shuffle bowler

#12750 3 years ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Here's a beauty! Ouch!
" target="_blank">hudsonvalley.craigslist.org link
"Great project for family fun".
Dad: "Johnny, get that can of gasoline out of the garage and bring it here. Missy, ask Mom for that box of matches in the cupboard".
Johnny: "Can I keep the backglass and put it up on my bedroom wall?"
Dad: "Sure, son. Now you're thinking!"

Hey now- that Grand Slam looks better than most of the projects I start with!

#12802 3 years ago
Quoted from Chuck_Sherman:

Portland, OR CL
$250 Sonic Prospector
" target="_blank">portland.craigslist.org link
$125 Gottlieb Jumping Jack Basket case
portland.craigslist.org link

Dammit, like I need another project... my work is pretty close, perhaps I will stop by tomorrow & check it out.
I have bought from this guy before - nice fellow.

Basket cases are my specialty.. a dubious honor.

#12804 3 years ago
Quoted from dasvis:

Dammit, like I need another project... my work is pretty close, perhaps I will stop by tomorrow & check it out.
I have bought from this guy before - nice fellow.
Basket cases are my specialty.. a dubious honor.

Just informed that the Jumping jack sold quickly. Probably a good thing for me......

1 week later
#12986 3 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

When I first came across El Toro when it was shiny and new it stood out and did not look old hat like some of the other machines around it of which I can't remember what they were. But I did drop $5 of quarters in it and had a great afternoon. It seemed like it would be easy to get the special but didn't hand it out that often. I will reserve judgment until I have a chance to play one again as that was 1972 and I was 10 at the time.

Damn - that makes me 4 years older than O-din. Crikes.

#12989 3 years ago

Dammit, you kids get off of my lawn!

#13015 3 years ago

Would love to have that Cap Card sitting next to my high hand...

#13061 3 years ago
Quoted from DirtFlipper:

Royal Flush for $250 in Spokane:
spokane.craigslist.org link

Damn, I would make the 800 mile drive round trip from Salem, OR for that one, but there's no way it's going to last very long at that price.

#13124 3 years ago
Quoted from dmbjunky:

I was just about to post the Card Whiz. If I was closer it would be worth picking up or at least take a look.

For $50 ? Hell buy it sight unseen. Way more than $50 in parts there... just a bonus if it can be made to work.

#13136 3 years ago
Quoted from WilliamsFan:

" target="_blank">chicago.craigslist.org link
My Hometown- I emailed the seller, we will see! Too many vultures in ChiTown though...

Dang, that's nice.

#13148 3 years ago
Quoted from Wickerman2:

This isn't the guy featured in Special When Lit is it?...the guy in the ill fitting striped shirt? He had some sort of binder/notebook system and a couple hundred woodrails. I can't remember where he lived but it was in CA somewhere

My wife compares me to that guy, threatened to get me a red striped shirt. No respect I tell you.

#13208 3 years ago


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#13319 3 years ago
Quoted from dmbjunky:

ebay.com link » Shangri La Pinball Machine By Wiliams 1967 Classic Em 199 Ship No Reserve
Are those panels on the sides normal? I remember looking at some photos of the old Gottlieb factory and when they were testing prototype EMs, they had a hole cut out of the side to adjust things on the fly. Could that be what those panels are hiding?

Must be a prototype, the ad states that they warrant the electronic PCB's for 30 days.

1 month later
#13524 3 years ago
Quoted from chrisnack:

you got link for the auto crimper?

Yes, do tell.

2 months later
#13937 3 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Glad I'm not closer!

I agree. That would be in my garage for sure.

2 weeks later
#14082 3 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

This one's too far, but if somebody in the bay area wants to pick it up an bring it on down, dinner at El Farolito's is on me!
I'm down in the boondocks...
sfbay.craigslist.org link

I dig it.

2 weeks later
#14228 3 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Me wantum $150 Big Chief.

Ugh & how!

#14307 3 years ago

That is a fine looking Bally.
After working on my current Bally EM project, I think I really prefer them to Gottlieb for servicing. The score reels are nicer, the relay switches are easier to adjust, & the match unit is not a &&%^%@# Gottlieb "AS" relay.
not that I dislike Gotts, but I am impressed with Bally -

#14337 3 years ago
Quoted from goldenboy232:

Barn of games near me in the Seattle area. Can tell what all of them are -- can some of you identify the ones where you can only see the sides of the games?:
seattle.craigslist.org link


#14342 3 years ago
Quoted from goldenboy232:

Actually, i just looked at the area code on the posting. Down closer to you (503 area code; near Portland).

Yeah, if it's close to me I can go take a look & get some photos perhaps.
........ I have no $$ right now, leaving on vacation to the British virgin islands for a week of sailing soon....

#14346 3 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Well then, how is it that you can travel for free?

Blowing my wad on vacation!

Tough call though.

1 week later
#14516 3 years ago

H-O-B-O K-E-Double L-Y

Hobo Kelly, sure and be-gor-ah 'tis I!

Come on along to Hobo Junction

Where fun happens every minute

It's a mythical, magical kind of place.

1 month later
#14857 3 years ago
Quoted from Budman:

I can vividly remember the smell of all those new bikes in the Schwinn store.

Mine was a Schwinn Super sport in opaque green like this one.

Damn though, that green pea picker crate bike was cool.


2 months later
#15171 3 years ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

Oooooo Royal Flush and 2001 for $850 in Lancaster...
lancaster.craigslist.org link

Dang. I would be all over that pair if it was closer....

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#15232 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Reminds me of those Odd Rod cards I used to collect and weird models I built as a kid.

Still have a complete collection of Odd rod & Odder odd rod cards tucked away......

#15279 2 years ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

They used pretty solid paint back then. Probably lots of lead holding it together.

--- Start old man rant --
Wish they still had the stuff available. That old paint that contained lead was really nice to work with - it flowed & laid down much more evenly than today's stuff & we liked it. You kids stay off of my lawn.
--- end old man rant ---

Seriously, it was good stuff!

#15281 2 years ago

Yes it was.
My '64 Thunderbird ran SO much better with the leaded Ethel hy-test. Now I have to load it up with damn octane booster.
Ahh- the good old days.

#15285 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

At the same time lack of lead destroys valve seats in older vehicles that don't have hardened seats installed. But they can be retrofitted during a valve job.

That's right. We had an automotive machine shop & made good $$ on valve job work replacing seats with hardened. We really did not see too much valve seat recession in heads unless the motors were used often under heavy load situations... pulling trailers, etc.

#15304 2 years ago
Quoted from jasonp:

columbia.craigslist.org link
Rough Shape Mustang 300.00

Seen worse. If it were local I would jump on it for sure. I like the 2 player versions.

3 weeks later
#15412 2 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.

#15437 2 years ago
Quoted from Otaku:

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

Escort service?

#15456 2 years ago

Probably the chipboard playfield one anyway....

1 month later
#15602 2 years ago

In Oregon that title would have sold for double that in an hour.

1 month later
#15762 2 years ago
Quoted from jodini:

And it looks like that corner of the blue thing on the left is a Ripleys Believe it or Not....another non EM! Traitor!

Next thing you know he will be getting a virtual pin.

#15768 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Believe me, it doesn't need it! Some of these early solid states are like the EMs that never got made. With great layouts that could have very well been on an EM.
Bally was well on their way by the time solid states came on the scene, and sure took charge once that happened. A great advancement for a company that was mostly known for bingo games until the mid 60s on thru the 70s. Once you've had every EM or any other era games you always wanted and then some, the only thing left to do is diversify.

I REALLY like the Bally pins, early 70's thru '82... the quality of construction, the unique layouts, the general "one more game" feel that they have. Of course, that was the era that I discovered pinball & our local OP had more Bally pins than any other.

#15771 2 years ago

I love the detailed artwork on the '60's Williams pins, but the 2" flippers just piss me off.

1 week later
#15782 2 years ago
Quoted from EM-PINMAN:

"some damage from being old"
The description is interesting. I guess getting old is damaging.

I can attest to that.

1 week later
#15853 2 years ago
Quoted from Pin-it:

Gottlieb Royal Flush
$300 or best offer
annapolis.craigslist.org link

Hell yes..... of course, if i WERE CLOSER.... Dammit

3 months later
#16044 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

I would like to add that pinwiztom showed no mercy when he stepped up to my games. He played amazingly well even on the ones he'd never played before. They don't call him pinwiz for nothing.

Did you ply him with liquor

3 weeks later
#16117 2 years ago
Quoted from hoov:

DennisDodel on Pinside is selling one with a nice playfield in St.Louis on ebay:
ebay.com link

Good dude, no worries buying here.

#16125 2 years ago
Quoted from goldenboy232:

Still regret selling my Top Card last year...

My project Top card is still in storage - three, four years now?.
Almost feel guilty leaving it there so long, but other projects keep popping up.

#16152 2 years ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Rather than helping the player, I think the double flipper was designed as a deceptive way for an unwary player to lose the ball. Not a fan of them at all.

Once you get used to them on certain pins they are kind of fun. King kool/King rock is one.

1 week later
#16229 2 years ago
Quoted from emguy:

Breaking the Bally streak...
Williams Skill Pool - $250 in Turlock
Someone grab this deal !!!
modesto.craigslist.org link

Dammit- I will be driving through Turlock today with no room in the minivan to haul it.

#16235 2 years ago
Quoted from emguy:

That just means one of your passengers has to find another way home

My wife would not have liked staying in Turlock, exciting as it sounds.
Just pulled into the driveway, 12 hours on the road. Let's play some pinball!

#16270 2 years ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

a mix of EMs
and some interesting SS games
for sale in Oregon
salem.craigslist.org link

That's Eugene, do you suppose it's the Blair Alley guys?

#16273 2 years ago
Quoted from Chum43:

Quite the barn find here
portland.craigslist.org link

Old news. That has been posted for many months... heard he wants $15,000 for a bunch of rough projects.

3 weeks later
#16318 2 years ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Well, he says he isn't giving them away. Looks like he isn't going to be selling them either!

& at least one has the ever popular "Doorbell mod"

1 month later
#16388 2 years ago

Old farts rule

6 months later
#16676 1 year ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

I do not know if this pin qualifies as nice looking
but here is listing anyway (not mine)
salem.craigslist.org link
For sale sir Galahad pinball machine.
Have owned it for about 30 years it worked 25 years ago
haven't used since
350 or best offer. Needs a new cord.

Yeah, saw that. Horrid looking pin, how does it play?

1 month later
#16789 1 year ago
Quoted from hoov:

Please sell all the Gottlieb replay em's with specials (the "Blech" kind) you come across to me! And cheap too since they're no good

Me too if they are on the West coast!

#16800 1 year ago
Quoted from hoov:

I have an Abra Ca Dabra but have heard Team One has a better ruleset although I just can't get past the artwork. Still, would like to try one someday.

Team one is a fun pin. Tim M brings his very nicely restored example to the NW pin show in Tacoma, WA every year.

3 weeks later
#16873 1 year ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

The reason prisons aren't overcrowded in many other countries is that they simply execute, maim, or beat lawbreakers senseless for seemingly minor infractions. Maybe that would work here.

Damn straight. Hang'um high.

1 month later
#17013 1 year ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Genco's South Pacific in Salem OR
salem.craigslist.org link
unfortunately game does not look as good in person as it does thru photos.
CAB is in very good shape, but it is
missing lockdown bar and back door missing key to coin door.
Slight paint flake on BG, I would rate it about 6.5/10
But what most turned me off was that it appears the PF had some water damage,
since some of the PF was starting to de-laminate.
Too much of a project, so i walked away,
but if you needed parts you might be able to offer $100 and owner likely would take it.

Yeah, I emailed him too. Would be easy to get a lot of $$$ into this.
Well, that & my wife would kill me if I brought another one home....

4 weeks later
#17052 1 year ago
Quoted from ccotenj:

blows the dust off his userid.
hey gang. remember me?

Good to have you back!

#17055 1 year ago

Chris -
Three years ago you sent me the backglass for my Royal Guard project.. FINALLY got it working a few months back & am prepping the cabinet for paint..

2 months later
#17113 11 months ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

Well then, here’s a $2000 King Kool project...

Hey, be nice.... I have a King Kool.
Would be kind of cool to have a "turd" collection.... Rogo, Jubilee, El turdo, Darling, Bowlo, king kool, king rock....

7 months later
#17227 3 months ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

not mine
ice reveiw and WMS 4 Roses
seems to be very fair prices
eugene.craigslist.org link

I was tempted.....

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