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The Getaway is Here :).


By NewPinOwner

5 years ago



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#1 5 years ago

As the title states, the Getaway is here at last. Bought this machine back in early February from bjoechamp here on Pinside, and for that I will once again make a donation later this weekend to Pinside! He was gracious enough to do 2 payment installments, and then he got the machine out first thing.

The shipping was a bit rocky (delayed nearly 2 weeks), but all in all things went well. Bjoechamp was a dream seller - buy with confidence from him!!! He packed this thing so well it would survive a street war at Gaza Strip.

Anyways, I am just now unpacking it, and I am waiting for a friend to help me get it up the stairs, so there'll be a delay for new pictures until later tonight.

Pics of its arrival not even 2 hours ago!

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#2 5 years ago

damn, nice packing job

#3 5 years ago
Quoted from northvibe:

damn, nice packing job

Ya I think they forgot the titanium steel cased box, bummer it was so poorly packed

#4 5 years ago

I think it could even sustain an I.E.D. I'm just happy she arrived safely! Nice to meet such a great person.

#5 5 years ago

Joe was awesome. I've played 2 games on it so far, and it's a great lil' machine. It's a solid player's machine. This is not a HUO or CQ, and that's great - I love great player's machines like this. I was not disappointed at all; this is a GREAT machine to restore down the road. The cabinet art is dynamite - that alone was worth the $2200. Really, it's in damn good shape.

The packaging was insane. I have so much plywood from pallets, plastic wrap, bubble wrap, and carpet it's unreal. I could start building a home with all of this.... but let me tell you; this guy can pack a pin. Ship with confidence here - there was NO WAY this thing was going to get beat up.

Here's a couple quick pics!! And thank you, Joe, you were a GREAT seller.

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#6 5 years ago

She is alive!!

#7 5 years ago

That is a fine looking game. An upgraded sub makes a huge impact, if you get around to it...highly recommended! Especially during the bonus tally and the RUN THE RED LIGHT sequence.

I am jealous, Congrats!

#8 5 years ago

Thanks everyone! Here is a quick video of LEDs just in the traffic light so far... man did THAT make a difference.

#9 5 years ago

you know I never thought I would buy a shipped pin, but packing like this is very uplifting

mad props on the stellar job and packing he did, also nice looking pin esp for the price !

#10 5 years ago

I cant believe no credit dot after that trip.

#11 5 years ago

Oh look .... LEDs to install .

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#12 5 years ago

I've never had a game shipped that well, WOW! I just bought a Getaway also but won't get here for another week or so.

Question... are you putting reg. or non ghosting leds in yours? I don't want to spend the money if I don't have to.

Thanks

#13 5 years ago

I got regular frosted bulbs at 0.79 a piece from CT. I already see a tiny bit of ghosting in the traffic light. Not enough to warrant buying non-ghosting to me, but it's there. Just a heads up. My wife was playing when it happened. She didnt see it...but I did... (:

#14 5 years ago
Quoted from NPO:

I got regular frosted bulbs at 0.79 a piece from CT. I already see a tiny bit of ghosting in the traffic light. Not enough to warrant buying non-ghosting to me, but it's there. Just a heads up. My wife was playing when it happened. She didnt see it...but I did... (:

Thanks. Non ghosting bulbs in the stop light...check.

#15 5 years ago

LEDs in the translite !

Before.....

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After!

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#16 5 years ago

What a difference! Wow!

#17 5 years ago

Great packing job!. Nice pin. Congratulations!!

#18 5 years ago

Washed out the reds a bit...or is that just the picture.

#19 5 years ago

Just a bad picture. Looks screaming awesome in person.

#20 5 years ago

Key ignition mod installed. SUPER easy and fantastic instructions!

#21 5 years ago

Got the Red Line Mania indicator light working again!

The light fixture that holds the light was roughed up a bit. Had to take a small blade and cut a new groove out a tiny bit to get it to click into the PCB board. Took a lil' force - made me a tad bit nervous, but it worked!

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#22 5 years ago
Quoted from NPO:

Key ignition mod installed. SUPER easy and fantastic instructions!
» YouTube video

Hey...that sounds just like my Mustang. I gotta put a sub on mine, really bother the neighbors.

#23 5 years ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

Hey...that sounds just like my Mustang. Where did ya get that key switch?

Right here .

https://www.etsy.com/listing/174175696/key-mod-for-high-speed-ii-the-getaway?ref=listing-shop-header-0

#25 5 years ago

Great Packing Job!!! I have never had a machine shipped but as others mentioned above this may change my mind. If nothing else I would buy with confidence from him. Good job all around.

#26 5 years ago
Quoted from mulder2010:

Great packing job!. Nice pin. Congratulations!!

Thanks, Pete! It's good to be back in the hobby!! I had to take 1.5 year off and just...reset. I'm back now though, and man, I've been missing this!

#27 5 years ago

We Air Force kids have to stick together!

Great lineup BTW. I'm picking up a Getaway next month, T3 is on my shortlist, and I'm restoring my TFTC soon.

#28 5 years ago
Quoted from fryeguy7:

Great Packing Job!!! I have never had a machine shipped but as others mentioned above this may change my mind. If nothing else I would buy with confidence from him. Good job all around.

All the games that have been shipped to me have all been legs on and have come from as far as Florida with zero problems via STI. I've seen packing like this for pins that come from overseas or a high end resto. That seller really wanted the game to arrive in one piece.

#29 5 years ago
Quoted from Mudflaps:

We Air Force kids have to stick together!
Great lineup BTW. I'm picking up a Getaway next month, T3 is on my shortlist, and I'm restoring my TFTC soon.

They are three great games! Looking to trade up TFTC for something like Corvette, BSD, or RFM. My TFTC would come with cash obviously, but yeah, just ready to move on....

Cool to meet another airman, Flaps! How'd you know ??

#30 5 years ago

^^ Saw your T3 thread where you mentioned it. Plus I'm a pinside stalker...

#31 5 years ago

must have taken you 4 hours to unpack /unwrap it. : P looks great.

#32 5 years ago

It did take a while to unload, but it was well worth it. Game came without a single scratch - looks outstanding!

#33 5 years ago

The joy of pinball right here in a single thread. Great job to buyer and seller.

#34 5 years ago

Let me know if you're interested in buying the prototype mountain tunnel mod.

#35 5 years ago

Already bought one - thank you though!

#36 5 years ago
Quoted from NPO:

Thanks, Pete! It's good to be back in the hobby!! I had to take 1.5 year off and just...reset. I'm back now though, and man, I've been missing this!

You're on a pinball binge again. Quite the rush. You might have 4-5 games by summer.

#37 5 years ago
Quoted from mulder2010:

You're on a pinball binge again. Quite the rush. You might have 4-5 games by summer.

I wish my man, I wish. I promised Jessica that I would not leave the gameroom with pins invading the house (we moved into a new place about 1.5 miles from where you visited in 2012).

We painted the living room walls a medium red to make it a movie theater kind of atmosphere. She DID give me the ok to put a RFM down there due to its crazy weight getting it upstairs.

Pity ....

I'm keeping my eyes out for a RFM now.

#38 5 years ago

That's a fantastic looking Getaway! Congrats on the purchase, and thanks for sharing. It's on my "Next-3-Games" list if I see a nice one for sale and have the cash to make it happen.

I'd like your opinion on LED's if you don't mind. I was thinking about doing back box LED's behind the translite but not on the playfield. In your opinion, would the LED's on the translite overpower the playfield lights if the playfield was not LED?

#39 5 years ago
Quoted from RVApinballer:

That's a fantastic looking Getaway! Congrats on the purchase, and thanks for sharing. It's on my "Next-3-Games" list if I see a nice one for sale and have the cash to make it happen.
I'd like your opinion on LED's if you don't mind. I was thinking about doing back box LED's behind the translite but not on the playfield. In your opinion, would the LED's on the translite overpower the playfield lights if the playfield was not LED?

Thank you for your kind words! The condition of the game speaks very well for Joe - the seller. Great game and fantastic seller! Hear about that shipping ...?

Well, I had just the translite LED'd lastnight, and I think it was a good balance. I didn't feel like the PF was drowned out by the translite at all. Ultimately, it's your decision, but with frosted regular LEDs from CT installed, I would say it was not overpowering to me!

Now, here's a good example from lastnight as to WHY I go LEDs. It is not for the bling factor; it is to keep the current low and the heat on the PF - particularly the inserts - down. Check out this pop bump cover right out of my HS2 from lastnight:

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#40 5 years ago
Quoted from NPO:

Key ignition mod installed. SUPER easy and fantastic instructions!
» YouTube video

How did you get the sound of your engine so loud? I can barely hear mine when I start my Getaway.
That is totally cool with the Key Mod. Btw, I went to the site that was referenced for the key mod and couldn't find one for sale. Anyone know where else I can get one?

#41 5 years ago
Quoted from NPO:

Thank you for your kind words! The condition of the game speaks very well for Joe - the seller. Great game and fantastic seller! Hear about that shipping ...?
Well, I had just the translite LED'd lastnight, and I think it was a good balance. I didn't feel like the PF was drowned out by the translite at all. Ultimately, it's your decision, but with frosted regular LEDs from CT installed, I would say it was not overpowering to me!
Now, here's a good example from lastnight as to WHY I go LEDs. It is not for the bling factor; it is to keep the current low and the heat on the PF - particularly the inserts - down. Check out this pop bump cover right out of my HS2 from lastnight:

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That pop cap is a good reason to go led. I put Cometpinballbulb "Crystal Fan" bulbs in all my games and they really light up the caps. Color match of course. That's the first thing I'm going to do when my Getaway arrives.

#42 5 years ago
Quoted from NPO:

Thank you for your kind words! The condition of the game speaks very well for Joe - the seller. Great game and fantastic seller! Hear about that shipping ...?
Well, I had just the translite LED'd lastnight, and I think it was a good balance. I didn't feel like the PF was drowned out by the translite at all. Ultimately, it's your decision, but with frosted regular LEDs from CT installed, I would say it was not overpowering to me!
Now, here's a good example from lastnight as to WHY I go LEDs. It is not for the bling factor; it is to keep the current low and the heat on the PF - particularly the inserts - down. Check out this pop bump cover right out of my HS2 from lastnight:

Congrats on a great Ritchie classic! I don't think mine will ever leave my collection. Have Cointaker LED's throughout mine. A blast to play and one of the two games (Along with Fish Tales) that gets the most play when my non-pinhead friends stop over. Again congratulations and I agree…that is one of THE BEST Pinball packing for shipment that I have ever seen.

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#43 5 years ago

Got a lot more fun stuff for you guys later today!! Right now, I'm circular sawing the "safe" Joe sent me . That and getting my garage under control. It is SO bad since we moved in 3 weeks ago. Today is the day it all begins to take shape!

For the key ignition mod, contact Chris over at PinballToys. He should have more coming soon.

#44 5 years ago
Quoted from pinrock:

How did you get the sound of your engine so loud?\

My bad, I missed this question. My volume is set at "9" I believe. Maybe my phone has a really good mic ?

#45 5 years ago

It begins....

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#46 5 years ago
Quoted from NPO:

I wish my man, I wish. I promised Jessica that I would not leave the gameroom with pins invading the house (we moved into a new place about 1.5 miles from where you visited in 2012).
We painted the living room walls a medium red to make it a movie theater kind of atmosphere. She DID give me the ok to put a RFM down there due to its crazy weight getting it upstairs.
Pity ....
I'm keeping my eyes out for a RFM now.

Good luck with the RFM search.

#47 5 years ago

Small progress.

Going under the PF from here!

Here, the bulbs near the flippers have been changed:

Now I have hit the top of the RPM circle:

#48 5 years ago

All of underside of PF is done. Working on GI now.

Video of underside of PF done:

#49 5 years ago

All done with the PF and the GI. Took me a good solid 4 hours, but it's done, and man - does this baby pop.

All bulbs are CoinTaker frosted bulbs - nothing extraordinarily fancy or unique.

Next - to install the mountain - in the morning!

#50 5 years ago

I'm not normally an LED guy, but your game looks fantastic with them. Might have to consider it for my games at some point. I was curious to know a time estimate for doing the switch, so thanks for adding that. The mountain is a great mod IMO, that will look really good so be sure to post some more eye candy. Enjoy

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