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#26 5 years ago

I am seeking all parts for a Williams River Boat. Preferably in good shape, assembled, and ready to ship!

2 weeks later
#141 5 years ago

I could use the wood pedestal for the head on my recently acquired Gottlieb flipper. It fits most early wedgheads. Preferably with original paint. Thanks! It looks like I may also need one score reel assembly for the Big Casino of the same era.

#143 5 years ago
Quoted from DirtFlipper:

Something like this perhaps?

That would work! Ones score reel please.

#145 5 years ago
Quoted from DirtFlipper:

Pretty sure I have one. Do you need the score reel too, or just the stepper assembly?

Send me an email and we'll work out the particulars.

The reel also. This one got cooked. I will take inventory and see if there is anything else I might need. Please hold that pedestal until I do. Thank you very much!

#148 5 years ago

Thank's for looking boilerman. I will get Mike's. I am really loving that Flipper. I guess if I am going to collect wedgeheads, I might as well start with the first and work my way up. But with everything else I have there is only room for so many. Glad I got this one.

#150 5 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

ok did we just convert the williams guy? lmao

That's pretty funny! I had a couple of nice wedgies before. KoD and Buckaroo. But when I got that Big Daddy I found it a lot harder to beat. Or should I say it beats me and everyone that plays it. Flipper is similar in toughness. I guess I just like hard games from the early 60s. Both companies seemed to be making high quality games at that time from what I can tell. But Gottlieb kept the quality going a lot longer. All the way till the end of the EMs.

The same guy has a Skyline, it is in decent shape, but he wants good money for it. With two inch flippers and the grand canyon for outlanes, it does look pretty tempting.

#154 5 years ago
Quoted from MikeO:

But if you are looking for challenging there are more challenging games out there.

The Big Casino I am working on is pretty challenging, but the art package is not that appealing to me. Especially with the repainted cabinet. But I am going to finish it up and play the heck out of it before it moves on. He has quite a few other wedgeheads to move, So I will assess them as they come up for sale. He is now into old furniture instead.

#159 5 years ago

Well, if my Big Casino looked like that, I might be inclined to keep it around for awhile. But with the yellow repaint on the cab, and the backglass in sad shape, it is pretty tough to look at for an extended period of time.

#161 5 years ago

Sad to say, mine is destined to be here a little longer than that.

#163 5 years ago

Sea Ray is one of those games from my youth that has eluded me. There is one on CL right now, but with lousy pics. Rob tried to get some better pics to spare us the drive, but the guy didn't respond. I know a lot of people don't like pointy people, but this is a beautiful machine when it is all lit up.

inlandempire.craigslist.org link

#165 5 years ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

The game basically sucks, but it has a certain charm.

I quit! I'm not sinking another dime or ounce of energy into that Big Casino! I just used up it's last bit of charm trying to fix one of the stepper units.

This machine is used up. Anybody need any parts?

#166 5 years ago

This Big Casino is so far the hardest game I've ever dealt with. I bought a machine that literally should have been parted out or thrown in the dumpster decades ago. But for some reason someone held on to it. And somehow such a difficult game got played to the point where it is no longer playable. It was patched up many times over. There must be a reason for this. i am not ready to give up yet. Somebody slap me.

#168 5 years ago
Quoted from EM-PINMAN:

it may just need a fuse.

The fuses are the only good parts left. lol.

#170 5 years ago

So a poll must be added. Should I resurrect this one and bring it back to it's former ungloriousness? Or should I gut it and make a bon fire out of the rest on the Fourth of July. I'm open to suggestions. If anybody thinks my energy would be better spent on a different project, I'm all for it. But I hate to start something I can't finish.

#172 5 years ago

If I was worried about cosmetics or profit, I wouldn't have touched this machine with a ten foot pole! But I saw the opportunity for a challenging game to play. But that King on the backglass is the dividing line. He's got a face that only his mother can love.

1 week later
#236 5 years ago

A care package from DirtFlipper just arrived. Thank you kind sir!


#238 5 years ago
Quoted from AlexF:

Dirt's the man.

Agreed! Now both Flipper and Big Casino have all the parts they need (I hope). Not bad for a couple of machines older than me that got the heck played out of them back in the 60s and early 70s.

#240 5 years ago

3 Coins is not older than me.

1 month later
#322 5 years ago
Quoted from EM-PINMAN:

Could use 1 correct pop bumper cap for a 1975 Williams Triple Strike in good condition. Same used on a 1974 Williams Star Pool. Green 100 point. Mine has the wrong one and PBR does not make them.
IPDB example: http://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=2652&picno=24628

I know where there are two. Same guy I got the Flipper from. PM me and I'll hook you up if he still has them. I saw them in person. You may want to request not using UPS.

3 months later
#463 5 years ago

Looking to see if anybody has a decent Trade Winds backglass they might be willing to part with.

#465 5 years ago

It would be nice if someone remade those lockdown bars.

1 month later
#568 5 years ago

It's like a feeding frenzy around here.

2 months later
#794 4 years ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

Anyone else you would like to recommend for replating?

This guy's good with plates.


#806 4 years ago

I always loved that worthpoint site. They got what you're looking for! Two years ago.

1 month later
#961 4 years ago

Good job boilerman! Now I don't have to buy it and send it to you for a x-mas present.

#965 4 years ago

Big Hurt is a great machine! It is one of the first I bought and was high on my want list. I know it is not an EM, and not high on most DMD guys list, but if you like baseball at all it is a lot of fun. It gets a lot of play this time of year.

#967 4 years ago

I have an extra glove motor as well. I had a couple of other system 3s and they were both a lot of fun. There were times that they were the only three getting played. As more EMs came in I whittled it down to Big Hurt as I agree it is the best. No shortage of quality went into building them. They are solid as a rock.

1 month later
#1057 4 years ago

It's looking more and more like the legs for my newly acquired Teachers Pet and Wishing Well may be lost for good and won't be showing up.

So if anybody has the two short 25" inch front Williams legs for Teachers Pet or the original wood legs that would go on a Gottlieb's Wishing Well I am now looking for those.


#1059 4 years ago
Quoted from balzofsteel:

Have a pair that are less than beautiful.

Less than beautiful is better than none! PM sent.

#1061 4 years ago
Quoted from cpiel:

Hey Odin - can hook you up with some nice 25" TP legs - just PM me your address:

Thanks buddy! Those should do!

2 weeks later
#1091 4 years ago
Quoted from cpiel:

Hey Odin - can hook you up with some nice 25" TP legs - just PM me your address:

The legs showed up yesterday and now Teachers Pet is back on it's feet again and fully working. Thanks cpiel!

All I had to do was put the legs on, drill the lock, and drop a ball in it and it fired right up. Nothing else to do. The rubbers still look new after sitting in storage for almost 20 years. Fun game!

#1093 4 years ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

I would still shop it out with bulbs, rubbers and wax.

Oh I will, but I have others that are more needy at the moment. This one is still pretty fresh all things considered.

3 weeks later
#1161 4 years ago
Quoted from 4Max:

Anyone got a white 3" Williams flipper lying around? Need one for my 1974 Dealer's Choice.

Quoted from 4Max:

Forget that - just seen then are cheap on PBR.

He may sell replacement bats but I believe the only place to get the correct shaft is Marco.


4 months later
#1649 4 years ago
Quoted from prock:

WTB: back door for a 1967 Gottlieb Sing Along.


#1661 4 years ago

I say since it will be a retheme anyway....get bells instead.

#1665 4 years ago
Quoted from RyanClaytor:

Is this possible? Never heard of a chime to bell conversion.

If they could put a chime unit in my Magic Clock then surely it could be done the other way around.

4 weeks later
#1804 4 years ago
Quoted from jdoz2:

Anyone need any parts from this old wood rail? Just wanting to keep the playfield, so everything else is up for grabs. I don't have the head or legs for it.
1947 Williams Amber

I may. I still need to tear into my 1948 Speed Way and see what's up. They used some pretty unique pop bumper parts back then and this one has a few.

Don't throw anything out just yet. Please.

#1807 4 years ago

I like it when you look up Amber on ipdb. It says the theme is Girls-Women. Pinball needs to get back to the basics.

#1814 4 years ago

I'd like to find an original painted coin door for Ali Baba. The game is in great shape but came with a door off a different game. I don't need the mechs, just the door. Thanks!

2 weeks later
#1896 4 years ago

I need a bell clapper and arm for Lady Robin Hood as it is missing. I have the bell and relay but not the clapper. The metal or plastic tip would be fine. Also the hold relay assembly. These are pics from the ones in Ali Baba.



#1899 4 years ago

It's missing the plate too and I don't have too many extra parts as I've never parted one out yet and there are no pinball bone yards around here that I know of.

#1902 4 years ago

Thanks buddy! I'll make em work!

#1907 4 years ago

Timesavers? What I need is a time machine!

#1909 4 years ago

Magic Clockit?

#1918 4 years ago
Quoted from metahugh:

Need a back glass from a 61 Williams Reserve, mine is toast.

That is one that will probably be very hard to find in decent shape that is not already in a machine. Might be a good candidate to have restored.


1 week later
#1944 4 years ago
Quoted from fast_in_muskoka:

open up an old rotary phone with the old skool bells inside

How will I know when there is an incoming call then?

2 weeks later
#1989 4 years ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

If you know the part number this would be great as well.


According to the parts manual. But sorry I don't have a spare.

#1999 4 years ago

The 10,000s unit on my 1957 Williams Steeple-Chase has worn thru on one of the large rivet plates and other rivets too. I fixed it once but it didn't last. If anybody has a stepper unit like this with at least the correct # of terminals and rivet plates like this I could probably make it work. Thanks!



#2001 4 years ago

Yeah, I fixed the holes again with silver solder this time and filed it down. Should last a little while. Still if anybody has a stepper in better shape than this one it would be much appreciated. Now to clean it up and put it back together for now.


#2003 4 years ago
Quoted from DirtFlipper:

What the heck is that Gottlieb coil doing in there?

I knew somebody would ask. I didn't even know they used 50 volters. But who am I too question what works? it's back together and working like a champ. One dime at a time.

#2005 4 years ago

Except for the flaming bits of solder its throwing it's working like a champ. That's the spot that fires the 100,000 coil during reset. No wonder there's a hole there. So I will move it to one of the other four unused rivets at the zero position. Or maybe two of them to spread the load around. Super Bowl can wait.

#2006 4 years ago

And the wrong coil on the 100,000 pt unit. Not enough resistance. Time to put out the fire and order some parts.

(just kidding about the fire. )

#2007 4 years ago

Found both coils I needed in the parts bin and moved the wire to an unused rivet on the stepper. Now it's fixed just in time for kickoff. No more sparks.

Don't put 24 volt coils on a 50 volt machine!

#2009 4 years ago

It wasn't me! I just play em till they break. Then fix em....

How was I to know the last guy didn't know what he was doin....

#2011 4 years ago

My bad for not going over these with a fine tooth comb when I get them but finding out coil specs on some of these old games can be pretty tough. I'm sure coils of the same resistance would work in some cases but it was obvious that 3 ohms wasn't enough once I tested it. But I played the heck out of it last night and all seems well now.

1 month later
#2195 3 years ago

If any body has one of the Rocket backglasses that Shay did a while back and are not using it, I would be glad to pay you paid. I'm not sure he'll ever do another run at this point. No, I don't want the Classic Arcades one. Thanks!


#2196 3 years ago
Quoted from EM-PINMAN:

Looking for an adjusting/limit pin/nut or 2 for a Williams Credit Wheel. If you have a junked out Credit Wheel and have this part PM me as I have 2 good units missing them.

I'll look when I get home.

#2198 3 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

JR has a cool dark blue version i am sure he will part with cheap!

Wishfull thinking. LOL! I kind of like my light blue one, but my red rockets have faded...

#2200 3 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

is this for the rocket our buddy got from shay?

No it's for mine. Shay said he was doing another run....two years ago.

#2202 3 years ago

I was going to put it off until tomorrow anyway so thanks for the heads up!

1 month later
#2284 3 years ago
Quoted from Catch86:

Looking for a Gottlieb Flipper 1960 playfield.

Get enough people on board and maybe Wade Kraus can do a repro. Mine is still good, but I've heard a lot of them have issues.

It is the first and and one of the better and most collectable wedgeheads and the backglass has already been done by Shay so a repro playfield seems inevitable.

#2286 3 years ago
Quoted from Catch86:

Yeah, my backglass is really bad but I'd rather do that myself.

I'm not that talented, but I did get a Shay and it is very nice. A lot of games have come and gone but Flipper remains a fixture and gets played regularly.

5 months later
#2723 3 years ago
Quoted from hoov:

Wms Rocket (rare version - Dark Blue Background)

That's interesting. Not sure who will want these.

I'm not knocking it and I'm glad he's doing all these glasses now, however I only know of one Rocket that had that dark blue glass and it looked to be in really nice shape. The rest are light blue.

I've been waiting for the light blue one for at least a couple years and hope he does another run of that one too.

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#2758 3 years ago
Quoted from John_I:

I am working on a Gottlieb Paradise and the plastic guides that hold in some of the score reels are broken and mangled. If someone has two of these plates with the plastic guides in tact, I would really appreciate it.

I think I might have the parts you need. If they are the same as Whirl Wind.

1 week later
#2834 3 years ago

The flat Williams ones from the 50s are a little different. At first I had mixed feelings about them, but they are very easy to clean.

#2837 3 years ago

Yep. If the lights go out, just cross your fingers, reach inside the coin door and wiggle the thing and the lights are sure to come back on.

#2840 3 years ago

I'm waiting patiently for your annual visit Pafasa. Always a pleasure to see you. Pizza's on me next time.

#2842 3 years ago
Quoted from Pafasa:

How was the Avocado harvest this year?

Ask the squirrels. They ate them all.

I don't know what size lane guide you need, but somebody around here is sure to have one they can measure.

#2844 3 years ago

Public enemy #1

#2850 3 years ago

Served up with a little possum stew.

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#2853 3 years ago
Quoted from Pinballprowess:

But I 'can' tell you... fried squirrel is surprisingly good, way better than rabbit or young raccoon.

You're welcome to come by and hunt all the squirrel you like.

1 week later
#2871 3 years ago

Does Space Ship have wingnuts holding the bar down? I know some of the early of that style did. Don't have a spare but will keep an eye out.

3 weeks later
#2951 3 years ago
Quoted from AlexF:

That is much closer but this one has bolts with wingnuts for the hold down. It's in that transition era from woodrail to metal cab. I wonder though if that style could be modified to work.

I've wondered the same thing too. I have both styles on my machines including one of the wingnut ones modiifed to work on the later style. I think to use the later one on the early cabinet might require removing some wood and installing the correct receiver.

4 weeks later
#3007 3 years ago
Quoted from pinballbrian:

Does anyone know where to find score reel units for reverse wedgehead.I need one.pin that holds gear on is worn at bottom. Two piece lever won't catch gear to turn reel.any help appreciated.

I have a few spares I believe. What I need to know is which part you actually need. If it is the plate with the posts attached I can probably hook you up. I have used a few of the plastic gears already because they were worn and have also used the main coil levers but have a few good plates with posts I think.

Send me a PM and I will look at what I've got left.

#3009 3 years ago

I think I've got you covered. I'll look in my box of score reel parts and hand pick one. Any other parts you might need while I'm at it?

I actually have a Skill Pool parts machine, so think hard.

#3011 3 years ago
Quoted from pinballbrian:

could use under play field button switches.

I've got all those but have been using up the buttons them selves. Got all the guts to the machine, bottom board too, but the top of the playfield looks like it had a fire so nothing on top is any good. No cabinet though so take inventory and make a list before I send you all you need. OK?

#3015 3 years ago

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#3019 3 years ago
Quoted from pinballbrian:

did not know you ran boneyard.

I don't, but I spent a good part of my life going to those pick your part junkyards looking for gold. Before I started buying pinball machines. Nothing like making a day of it and hitting five or six of those places in the surrounding area and coming home with an AMC 401 Jeep motor complete for $150. Vroom vroom!

#3022 3 years ago

I've replied to all three messages you sent me. Are you not getting them?

1 week later
#3057 3 years ago

You are very welcome. Glad you got what you needed. If there are any more parts you can use for it, just let me know.

2 weeks later
#3090 2 years ago
Quoted from RyanClaytor:

Long shot: Anyone have a Williams "Hong Kong" backglass they're interested in selling?

Here's one. And it includes a lot of other parts as well.


2 months later
#3360 2 years ago
Quoted from 1974DeltaQueen:

Need a backglass for a 1960 Gottlieb Flipper , location Eastern CT
no BG resto It's not my cup of tea

Try Shay.

#3362 2 years ago
Quoted from 1974DeltaQueen:

Yes Shay has them. $330 shipped, ouch but it is what it is

I got one, it's very nice.

I still have the original as well. It is somewhat presentable, but has paint loss mostly in the cards area. It wasn't good enough for me to not get a new one. I don't need it anymore. But may serve your purpose. I'll have to dig it out later to get better pics. This is when I first got it.

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#3365 2 years ago

It's more faded than anything else. And there is tape on the back holding some of the paint together. If you want it, make me an offer, but personally I'd just get one from Shay while he has them.

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#3370 2 years ago
Quoted from 1974DeltaQueen:

yes Odin, you are correct, while he has them. I may catch a break and pick it up in Pintastic, it's in our neck of the woods.

You won't be disappointed. Shay's Flipper glass is as nice as all the others he has done and really makes this old machine pop. It is correct for the wedgehead version. The woodrail version is slightly different.

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#3373 2 years ago
Quoted from Mopar:

they both look like your original with the guy's jacket (and the other objects of
the same color) being a lighter purple than the repro.

I didn't even notice that till now. I thought my original was just faded which it mostly is. Without having them side by side, it's not something to be bothered about anyway. The repro is very nice.

If you ever decide to part with that 1956 Williams Fun House you posted about a while back, let me know would ya?

2 months later
#3511 2 years ago

I am looking for a Beat The Clock backglass with a little more color than the one I have.

Thanks in advance!

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#3546 2 years ago
Quoted from monsonb:

This picture shows the exact opposite of what I need.

I've got a bunch of those used if you still need one.

3 weeks later
#3597 2 years ago

I need the backbox metal real door for a Williams Shangri La. Is probably the same as any late 60s thru 70s multiplayer Williams. I can make one out of wood but would rather have the correct one. Thanks!

3 months later
#3786 2 years ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Wasn't that a song by Emerson, Lake and Palmer?

First and second impression.

Edit- forgot the third.

#3824 2 years ago
Quoted from willbeEM:

Novaguy here's a picture of the Gottlieb 1955 Marathon score reel part I am looking for. Its the metal one with the pin and the hook for the spring. The pin slides up into the plastic part. These are from another score reel in the game. Who ever had the machine before had creatively found a nut and bolt that fit into the plastic part and then hooked the spring to the bolt and then managed to get it re-assembled. It must have been a real effort with a very poor result. I included a picture of the top of the score reel to identify the vintage
thanks WillbeEM

If he can't help, I've got a junker 1957 Whirl Wind that still has all the score reels. I'm not sure about condition of the parts you need, but I will be glad to take them apart and see.

#3829 2 years ago

Cool. If anybody needs anything out of that 1957 Gottlieb Whirl Wind, let me know. No backglass and the playfield is trashed, but most mechanical parts are there.

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#4543 1 year ago

I am looking for a ball lift rod, housing, spring and washers for a 1960 and newer Williams. Up to about 1966 when they stopped using them. Late 50s will also work, but not the earlier all in one skinny rod version.

I don't need the lever mech that lifts the ball as that is intact. Just the rod assembly and housing.

Thank you.

#4546 1 year ago
Quoted from pinhead52:

i have a friendship7 im parting out... should have what you need

Thanks! Sounds good.

That should be it. Do you have a picture?

10 months later
#5591 4 months ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

Im looking for a missing spring for the plunger that moves inside the coil. It is where the balls collect in a manual loading ball trough. The coil opens and closes a small gate and without the spring there isn’t any tension to do so and it stays open giving an endless amount of balls. Also, is there a pin in that hole that can be removed so I can put it on?
There are a ton of springs on Marco’s site I’m just not sure which one I need. I’m assuming a flipper compression spring would work?
Man this machine I’m working on is dirty. I think someone sprayed most of the machine with lubricant. I have a long road ahead of me.
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If you look to the right of the yellow oval you drew, below the retainer clip and washer, you can see part of the original spring. It is not a coil and is very light duty. Clean up the assembly and the thing should almost work without one. I've had that same spring broken and never noticed. The weight of the gate is sometimes enough to make it drop.

I suppose a light duty coil compression spring would work OK and there is no pin you would need to remove to install it.

Original part# is 10A-134.


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#5593 4 months ago

Yep. I just looked at a couple of my games and at least one of them that spring was off on one end and it's still been working fine. I see it as more of an insurance policy they put on there to make sure the gate would close.

I think I had one stubborn game where it did however make a difference.

And on this one, where there's a will I guess there is a way.

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#5595 4 months ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

So Williams doesn’t use a tension spring on the plunger like Gottlieb does. Good to know.

Depends on the plunger. I'm not seeing a compression spring on the gate of my Gottlieb, but it is from 1955 so if it was there, it is long gone now. Still works without one and it has to actuate switches.

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