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The EM seeking parts thread.


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#6651 14 days ago
Quoted from DropTarget:

Thanks, I considered that. I'm not certain that the missing "spring wire things" (I like saying that) are the same length and shape of the remaining one. Odds are they are though.

Use brass wire...

#6652 14 days ago

Good ol’ Steve at PBR sells piano wire for all your “spring wire thing” and other needs

#6653 14 days ago
Quoted from MarkG:

Hmm. Doesn't look like it. From the 1966 Williams parts catalog:

Great, Thank you Mark.

Off to the music store.......

Of course, I'd still prefer original parts!

"Use brass wire..."

good idea

#6654 14 days ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

Good ol’ Steve at PBR sells piano wire for all your “spring wire thing” and other needs

lol,

Steve already holds the 2nd mortgage on my house!

I'm not sure if his wire is thin enough. The page says "to make your own ball gate" I need much finer gauge. Plus I'd hate to pay shipping for a 2 dollar part (again!). I'll talk to him on Monday if the local stores don't have stock.

#6655 14 days ago

I see that flipper.com has the part. but at 10 bucks each......

#6656 14 days ago
Quoted from DropTarget:

"Use brass wire..."
good idea

I've never seen brass wire with the same yield properties as spring piano wire. Good luck if you use it.

#6657 14 days ago

oops

#6658 14 days ago
Quoted from JethroP:

I've never seen brass wire with the same yield properties as spring piano wire. Good luck if you use it.

It looks like the original wire is brass. It's stiff, but not so much that you can't bend it by hand. As it turns out the wire from a pop bumper spring would work gauge wise, but it's too stiff, at least for me, to wrap such a small radius.

Edit: the small spring from a pop bumper assembly is the correct gauge and is flexible enough to reshape.

#6659 14 days ago

Looking for one of these brackets that holds the coil stop for the reset coil in a Gottlieb bonus stepper. This is in a 1972 Jungle.

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#6660 13 days ago
Quoted from goldenboy232:

Looking for one of these brackets that holds the coil stop for the reset coil in a Gottlieb bonus stepper. This is in a 1972 Jungle.
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PM me your address and I’ll send one out Monday.

#6661 13 days ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

PM me your address and I’ll send one out Monday.

Thanks, Murph! Sending PM

#6662 13 days ago
Quoted from goldenboy232:

Hi guys, I’ve got more of the wooden wedgehead faces available. I just sold two of them this morning, so I do have a third one available if interested. The cost is $45 plus shipping.
Mark
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Weekend bump. I still have two of these with very minor flaws (easily solved with a bit of filler and sanding -- and I'll send you a video so you can see before I ship). Reduced to $40 apiece plus shipping. Already packed them together if someone wants both. PM if interested.
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#6663 13 days ago

Long shot, but if someone has a Gottlieb 300/Top Score playfield available it would be greatly appreciated.

#6664 13 days ago

The pbr piano wire sampler kit comes with different gauge wires from thick to thin.

#6665 13 days ago
Quoted from PinballAir:

The pbr piano wire sampler kit comes with different gauge wires from thick to thin.

Thanks to you for the info and Jethro for the suggestion.

I needed up using a 17 gauge guitar string. It's a tiny bit thinner than the originals, but the new springs work just fine. I may heat treat them, but it's probably not necessary.

I used a transfer punch, just slightly smaller that the radius needed. Put it in a variable speed drill and wound the coiled portion around that. Piece of cake.

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#6666 12 days ago

Anybody got an extra black plastic switch-cover for a Gottlieb? The Jungle I'm shopping out doesn't have one.

#6667 12 days ago
Quoted from goldenboy232:

Anybody got an extra black plastic switch-cover for a Gottlieb? The Jungle I'm shopping out doesn't have one.

they did not start using those until a year later. yours should just have shrink tube over the solder tabs.
i do install the all the same

#6668 12 days ago
Quoted from goldenboy232:

Anybody got an extra black plastic switch-cover for a Gottlieb? The Jungle I'm shopping out doesn't have one.

rixzilla has one on Ebay. Contact him here directly.

#6669 12 days ago

I have a file if you have a 3d printer

#6670 12 days ago
Quoted from DropTarget:

I have a file if you have a 3d printer

Funny I was just working on a new 3D printer file that will not require as much support material but will still look just like the original Gottlieb covers. Basically I print the top of the cover separately and attach it to the base and side walls with a tiny bit of glue after printing.

#6671 12 days ago
Quoted from goldenboy232:

Weekend bump. I still have two of these with very minor flaws (easily solved with a bit of filler and sanding -- and I'll send you a video so you can see before I ship). Reduced to $40 apiece plus shipping. Already packed them together if someone wants both. PM if interested.
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Can you make the Gottlieb cabinet parts from the 1970's?

#6672 12 days ago

Hi. Can someone tell me what they used for the apron graphics or overlay for a 1955 gottlieb southern belle? The one im working in is bare wood. Thank you

#6673 12 days ago
Quoted from boilerman:

they did not start using those until a year later. yours should just have shrink tube over the solder tabs.
i do install the all the same

Good to know! Yes, it has the shrink tube over the solder tabs. Ok cool -- one more item checked off the list! Thanks, Boilerman!

#6674 12 days ago
Quoted from smersh:

Hi. Can someone tell me what they used for the apron graphics or overlay for a 1955 gottlieb southern belle? The one im working in is bare wood. Thank you

PBR sells them

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#6675 12 days ago
Quoted from John_I:

Funny I was just working on a new 3D printer file that will not require as much support material but will still look just like the original Gottlieb covers. Basically I print the top of the cover separately and attach it to the base and side walls with a tiny bit of glue after printing.

PM sent

#6677 12 days ago

Looking for an early Playmatic metal backbox cover (specifically for 1976 New World) - thanks

#6678 12 days ago
Quoted from DropTarget:

Thanks to you for the info and Jethro for the suggestion.

Lol,

Sooooo, I went and made these springs......

It turns out PBR has them for a couple of bucks! Still, it was gratifying to fabricate the part.

#6679 11 days ago

I think your idea was awesome.
I love that: hmmmm what do I have lying around......and how can i use a tool i have to make it into what i need......
One of my favorite parts pf the hobby.
A fine job.

Steve young has all kinds of stuff if you can get him on the phone.

#6680 11 days ago
Quoted from PinballAir:I think your idea was awesome.

Thanks, but it wasn't my idea, credit where credit is due...twas Jethro's idea.

But yes, it did feel good recreate the parts at home.

Quoted from PinballAir:

Steve young has all kinds of stuff if you can get him on the phone.

I haven't had to wait very long to get through recently, as a matter of fact, he's picked up on my first try numerous times in the past few months.

I emailed Jimmy on Saturday about the parts, he responded 1st thing this morning (Monday). I had already fabricated the springs by then.

#6681 11 days ago

I need... a 8 1/2 inch bally shooter rod to a Mata Hari (EM). PBR/Marco only have the pointy knob. I like my knobs smooth. The one I have is too chewed up on the restro project Im working on.

thx
ken

#6682 11 days ago

Jimmy is very good about turning around parts from email but i dont think he has the knowledge of their inventory that steve does.

#6683 11 days ago
Quoted from PinballAir:

Jimmy is very good about turning around parts from email but i dont think he has the knowledge of their inventory that steve does

He doesn't, but it was a Saturday, so I emailed instead of calling.

#6684 10 days ago

I asked Steve about a round knob for Bally Mystic last fall. He suggested I grind down the pointy one it came with.

#6685 10 days ago
Quoted from pinhead52:

I need... a 8 1/2 inch bally shooter rod to a Mata Hari (EM). PBR/Marco only have the pointy knob. I like my knobs smooth.

PBR has a nice off brand (Bruswick) shooter rod on their Specials page, part # K-55-101764-003. It might not be appropriate for a purist but it's harmless and works well.

#6686 9 days ago
Quoted from undrdog:

I asked Steve about a round knob for Bally Mystic last fall. He suggested I grind down the pointy one it came with.

good ol Steve!

#6687 8 days ago

Hey Gang,
Anyone happen to have a yellow 100,000 point domed deco cap to match the old one on the right they can part with?
I did purchase new ones from Steve, on the left, but they just don't cut it for me. Cash or trade, LMK

Thanks!!

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#6688 8 days ago
Quoted from waltrr:

Hey Gang,
Anyone happen to have a yellow 100,000 point domed deco cap to match the old one on the right they can part with?
I did purchase new ones from Steve, on the left, but they just don't cut it for me. Cash or trade, LMK
Thanks!!
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Auto Race! Looks like the mold cuter did not take into consideration that the font is bold.
If all else fails... Some careful Frisket and a blue Sharpy pen could repair the hot stamping.

#6689 8 days ago
Quoted from vec-tor:

Auto Race! Looks like the mold cuter did not take into consideration that the font is bold.
If all else fails... Some careful Frisket and a blue Sharpy pen could repair the hot stamping.

Auto Race it is. And actually the fonts don't bother me as much as the bright white does

#6690 7 days ago

What size roll pins are used in flipper linkage?

#6691 7 days ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

What size roll pins are used in flipper linkage?

.125 X .500 or 1/8" X 1/2"

#6692 7 days ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

What size roll pins are used in flipper linkage?

I would imagine it is game dependent. I don't have any roll pins in any of my flipper linkages.

#6693 7 days ago
Quoted from JethroP:

I would imagine it is game dependent. I don't have any roll pins in any of my flipper linkages.

The pin that holds the link of the plunger onto the flipper pawl.

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#6694 7 days ago

Looking to buy all 4 sides of the frame off a single player gottlieb woodrail. not looking for the entire head, just the timber surround.
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#6695 6 days ago

I need a back door for this 4 player Gottlieb Fast Draw

Thanks have parts to trade, maybe a translite wall hanger?

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#6696 6 days ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

The pin that holds the link of the plunger onto the flipper pawl.
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The catalog shows that on page 14. It is 3/16 x 3/4.

#6697 6 days ago

It is 1/8 x 1/2 for the earlier design flipper lever arm.

#6698 6 days ago
Quoted from Playdium:

The catalog shows that on page 14. It is 3/16 x 3/4.

Thanks

#6699 4 days ago

I’m looking for a coin box for a late 70’s Gottlieb if anyone has one.

#6700 4 days ago

ISO backglass and new themometer for Williams heatwave. I DO NOT want to get a repo backglass. Thanks

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