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The EM seeking parts thread.

By Shapeshifter

5 years ago

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#2424 3 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

i need one of these.....

You may want to contact Mayfair Amusements . They had a booth at Pintastic and had a barrel full of older caps like that.

1 month later
#2561 3 years ago
Quoted from Lermods:

Anyone able to get in touch with bgrestore lately? Looking for a sample Atlantis backglass. Sent them a couple of emails through their site, but no response...yet.

Try again on e-mail. He can be difficult to get thru to BUT well worth the effort.

1 month later
#2672 3 years ago
Quoted from jdapolito:

need parts for a midway rifle range

Check on E-bay.
OldTomCat selling lots of motors.
I have not purchased anything from him but I did speak with him over the phone.
He was an op and has a warehouse full of parts he is selling off.
If you know the part # google it and see if he comes up.

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#2720 2 years ago
Quoted from Chloro:

Are these individual contact fingers available?

Is that a Chicago Coin ?
If so they will be difficult to find.
I have purchased entire score reel units and pieced and parted what I needed over the years.
The is a Chicago Coin Club thread on Pinside. Maybe someone has them over there.

#2726 2 years ago
Quoted from Chloro:

It is indeed a Chicago Coin, Soundstage.

I have a Sound Stage myself. It is the second one I have owned.
I also had a Hollywood.
Simple but fun games.

2 months later
#2986 2 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

i just use 3 of these

The remote control part is cool.
I use a power strip that is long enough to come out to the front of the machine.
I also turn the machine off by the switch in the cabinet.
I am kind of paranoid about lightning strikes and surges so the redundant shut off makes me feel better.

1 month later
#3074 2 years ago
Quoted from John_I:

I make one out of 5/8 plywood.

Me too.
Quick and easy. Much quieter.

1 month later
#3212 2 years ago

Its not a pin but it is em and a Williams.
Looking for an amp for a Williams Music Mite.
Or, if someone has an RCA RP168 with the amp in it I would take that.

5 months later
#3614 2 years ago

Hi guys, I need a 3/4" wire form for a gottlieb. If some has one from any game I will take it.

#3616 2 years ago

Yes sir.

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#3618 2 years ago

I never knew.....
I looked up the one I needed and stopped there.
I also contacted PBR but nothing.

Thanks for the heads up.

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#3625 2 years ago
Quoted from PinballAir:

Hi guys, I need a 3/4" wire form for a gottlieb. If some has one from any game I will take it.

I received it today.

2 months later
#3705 1 year ago

I believe I need a coil stop.
The one on the right has some material in between the steel and copper.
The one on the left moves in and out.
From a 1951 Williams Music Mite credit unit

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#3754 1 year ago
Quoted from bob_e:

Gottlieb playfield plastics Big Indian - Big Brave

That target over the drops is always broken. PBR sells the set.

I am sorry, I just sold my big brave after 10 years and I let the old plastics go with it.
I had the sling plastics intact....
I bought the repos because the one over the drops was broken and poorly repaired.

#3755 1 year ago

Good Morning and Merry Christmas to all.

I got this Jacks to Open paperwork inside a Chicago Coin Hollywood or Sound Stage a while back.
There are 2 schematics and some of the other original paperwork. It is probably not the complete package.

If you have the game and need the paperwork send me a PM and I will mail it out to you.

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#3756 1 year ago

Jacks or Better paperwork is spoken for.
Merry Xmas!

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#3844 1 year ago
Quoted from singlezero:

that plastic cog looks ridiculously familiar

I needed that same cog for my 1956 Williams Cross Fire and Steve at PBR sold me a used Gottlieb one.

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#3912 1 year ago
Quoted from illawarra92:

looking for the left and right side to the backglass frame

Doesn't home crapo sell that or something very close to that by the foot?

#3917 1 year ago
Quoted from illawarra92:

i am in australia and our large chain of hardware and timber doesn't

I am so sorry.
I missed your location.

While it might be possible to make that with a router/ router table it would be time consuming.
Good luck with your search.

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#3946 1 year ago
Quoted from dr_nybble:

Looking for a play counter for a 1954 Williams Spitfire

In restoring a 1956 rifle game I used a 48v relay ( coil voltage) and a 120v play counter. I believe I wired it into the coin switch and used that pulse to pull in the relay and make the counter. The 120v was fused off of line voltage.

It is probably more work than what it is worth but I was doing some major wiring on the game anyway.
I got the relay from Grainger with the terminal base and mounted it and some other relays on a din rail.

#3968 1 year ago
Quoted from Heaterguy:

I’m goin to flippers.com

John is a great guy.

1 week later
#3994 1 year ago
Quoted from MikeO:

Good to know. That "Steve" guy is OK in my book.

If you get past the first impression he is a wealth of information and has some of the most obscure parts when you need them.
He is ok in my book as well.

#4028 1 year ago

I have found the metal coil mechs fit into almost anything. They have the pins on the ends that can be relocated to accommodate fitting into most pins. The plastic ones ( Like Monex) can be more specific because the pin locations are fixed. If you get one with all the pins on it, you can always cut off the ones that conflict with the installation.
You have to use a coin mech for the coin you wish to use. Dime, Nickle , quarter and all of the different token sizes. Some token mechs will also accept quarters.

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#4089 1 year ago
Quoted from AlexF:

Pull the mech board and see what treasure

I have always referred to the stuff in the bottom cabinet as treasure.
I always look for the bits and pieces of the broken plastics to see if I can repair the ones I have in the game.

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#4215 1 year ago

Showing the goodness in the hobby.

#4228 1 year ago
Quoted from pinhead52:

Im looking for pieces to the GTB 2p game call Mini Cycle

Check the Projects thread there is one for sale.

1 month later
#4361 1 year ago
Quoted from Toyguy:

Here’s the match unit. Note the broken armature plate and missing ratchet pawl.

Johns Jukes sells new replacements

#4362 1 year ago

I bought one for space mission and has worked excellent since I installed it.

3 months later
#4487 12 months ago

I found that the sights on my cc twin rifle were Remington rifle parts. I believe the trigger and guard may be as well. Go to any gun site and look at Remington stuff.

2 months later
#4683 10 months ago
Quoted from Nate:

Looking for a pneumatic damping cylinder

A similar device was used on 1950s RCA RP-XXX record players to dampen tone arm movement. They were about 1/2" in diameter and about 1 1/2" long. I cannot remember how they are mounted.
I may be able to find a picture of one if you come up empty looking for one.

#4686 9 months ago
Quoted from Nate:

The Damper isn't really a shock absorber.

Like I said, phonographs use these air cylinders to smooth out the drop on the tone arm.
Same principal, the arm is moved and the air is in the cylinder, then the weight of the extended arm pushes the air out of the cylinder so the arm drops at a constant and smooth rate.

If you cannot find what you are looking for there has to be more than one type used on phonograghs of the period or into the 1940s. The one that I am familiar with is on the RCA RP-168 and RP-190.
Definitely smaller in size but same concept.

#4702 9 months ago

Buy the match unit from flippers.com.
repro and re-engineered.
I have had it my space mission for 500 to 600 plays.

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#4739 9 months ago

I like the new avatar

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#4809 8 months ago

I found that on my computer the pdf file prints the wrong size.
I use the doc.x file and fool with the size until it is correct out of the printer.

3 months later
#5083 5 months ago
Quoted from John_In_WI:

Looking for Bally L-248 relay actuators. Not sure how long they used this specific part but the machine it's for is a late 50's model.

I do not have that one with the slots all the way across but I do have some of these.

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#5165 4 months ago

Do you need just the reel or do you need the hub as well?
Doesn't the hub unscrew from the reel by 3 slotted screws on the other side?
I ask because I have some score reels from a 1956 crossfire but I am not sure on the hub having the zero detent.

#5167 4 months ago

Oldgoat, I will send you a pm.

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#5275 3 months ago

Parts - For Sale
New “72 New and Used EM coils. These coils likely fit both EM pinball machines and EM arcade games. I have listed what there is. Most are NOS, some are used. Will ship. $40 or BO plus...”
56 days ago
Boston, MA

#5294 3 months ago

Those clips are usually in the hardware section in the drawers at home crapo. You may have better luck at a real hardware store or aubuchon which carry Midwestern Fasteners. Also in the drawers in the hardware aisle.

#5305 3 months ago

Did you check with Jeff wager in Andover ma.
He advertises on ebay

#5306 3 months ago

I have purchased from him before.
EXCELLENT guy to deal with

#5310 3 months ago

From his website:

Contact Information

(978) 475-0144
Postal address
6 Pinecrest Road Andover, MA 01810 USA

2 weeks later
#5369 70 days ago

I have purchased that for my SM.
Improved design and worth the money.

#5382 68 days ago

I have found flippers.com to be pricey as well but sometimes you have no choice.
I do not remember being upset by the cost of the part and i am ALWAYS upset by shipping and "handling" at all the vendors so if it was high I would have just mumbled under my breath a few choice works that would be inappropriate here.

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#5455 40 days ago

My 1956 Williams Crossfire used a Marlin A100 22 Caliber rifle.
My 1973 CC Twin Rifle uses Remington rifles.

1 week later
#5488 29 days ago
Quoted from psd4me:

Picked up a Williams Fast Ball it's missing some of the bat mech parts.

Check with steveintexas on pinside. He is everything Williams pitch and bat.
Also look at Flippers.com. John is a Great guy to deal with.
I found lots of parts at Allentown when I had my pitch and bat. Shows are a good source of used and NOS parts if you know what you are looking for.
I gave the new owner of my pitch and bat most of the parts I had.
The only thing I think I have is a NOS pitch motor.

3 weeks later
#5577 9 days ago
Quoted from SadSack:

I'd give it all away.

I have given away parts over the years and paid thru the nose to buy parts.
I have also had parts sent to me free of charge.
I am always grateful when I get something cheap.
If I pay too much, it must be something I really need.
In the end I like to think it all evens out.
Either way, its a hobby.
When that stupid nothing that I paid too much for shows up, I am still happy I have it!

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