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Two pinball firsts tonight. First free pin and first EM!

By Whridlsoncestood

7 years ago

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    #1 7 years ago

    Had an electrician I've worked with on job sites for the past few years. Pinball came up and he mentioned a machine thats in his garage thats been there for years. Couldn't remeber the name. It was burried. Of course that started my brain trying to figure out what it was. I kept asking him things about it. Eventually he just said why don't you come by and check it out sometime.

    I was about to leave for vacation for 2 weeks so I went by to check it out. All I could se was the name and that it was burried deep in the garage. Asked him what he wanted for it. Said I could have it just so he could have the room back. I wanted to take it then but it was too burried. I didn't want to lose out on it while I was on vacation. He told me he would clean out a path to it and to give him a call when I got back.

    Just drove there tonight and picked it up. 1976 Playmatic Conquest 200. Game had mongrel bolts for the legs and back box but overall this is going to be a great looking game when I'm done. The cabinet has a few minor dings. The front someone wrote with sharpie press here

    Backglass has a few minor scratches. No flaking at all.

    Playfield is filthy but not wear at all. No insert cupping, no worn keylines. Nothing. Just chunks of caked on dirt. Cleaned just a tiny area to see. SHINY! I think playmatic used some sort of plastic coating on there playfields. Let me say it holds up remarkably. Even the whites on this game are still white.

    Inside of cab and underplayfield almost look factory fresh. A light coat of dust on the bottom of the cab. Every score motor and switch stack look beautiful. Even the white plastic holders for all the switch stacks are clean and fresh white.

    Adjust a few switches when I got it set up and everything works! Very fun game. Great use of spinners. Round drop targets, rollovers, very active pop bumpers. Some very cool shots.

    Here are some pictures.

    These held the game together. I already had some new leg bolts here.

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    #2 7 years ago

    Backglass and cabinet

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    #3 7 years ago


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    #6 7 years ago

    Under playfield

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    #7 7 years ago

    Inside cabinet

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    #8 7 years ago

    Nice find - and for FREE!!! Congrats!! Amazing shape for an EM - probably the cleanest I've seen.

    #9 7 years ago

    Inside cabinet and play counter

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    #10 7 years ago

    Damn, I would have never guessed it had over 10,000 plays.

    #12 7 years ago

    Party Hard!!! Sorry, now it's stuck in my head

    #13 7 years ago

    This game is super clean inside, especially for 10,000 plays! Go spanish manufacturer!
    Good continued luck with it, definitely fun for free. Congrats again

    #14 7 years ago

    Those square pop bumper caps always seem odd to me. Nice score!
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    #15 7 years ago
    Quoted from jkdblaze:

    Party Hard!!! Sorry, now it's stuck in my head

    Best conecert I've ever been too. Couple hundred people in Mohegan Sun 10 year anniversary of I Get Wet. Played the whole album straight through. Such a fun person to be around.

    Ben enjoying this since you left Jespo. Now my new Dredd feels unwanted

    #16 7 years ago

    Dude thinks that gun is a guitar.

    I just stared at that backglass for way too long

    #17 7 years ago

    Nice! I'm sure you'll have it looking brandy new in no time!

    #18 7 years ago
    Quoted from Dr_Gonzo:

    Dude thinks that gun is a guitar.
    I just stared at that backglass for way too long

    Jespo said the same thing when he was over. It's suppose to be a bicentennial theme. Guess this is what the Spanish thought encompassed that theme the best.

    #19 7 years ago

    Way to go Whridls. That sure was nice for him to give it to you. Looks great on the inside.
    I know you'll get the playfield lookin better soon.
    Never seen that machine before. The green 2-way arrow rollover lane guides look cool.
    The square pop bumper caps are unique, but take some getting use to.

    #20 7 years ago

    Both pops fire at the same time too. Very good action on them.

    I love those lane guides as well.

    I tried to offer him some money. He wouldn't take it. Said he tried selling it for 500 on Craigslist years ago and no one was interested at all in it.

    #21 7 years ago

    Oh, it is a layer of plastic. It does this when left in the sun.


    #22 7 years ago

    Nice score, good on you!

    #23 7 years ago
    Quoted from D_Graunch:

    Oh, it is a layer of plastic. It does this when left in the sun.

    How long was that baking for? I guess there always a way to destroy anything

    #24 7 years ago

    Spanish version of Spirit of 76/Pioneer/Liberty Bell?

    #25 7 years ago
    Quoted from Whridlsoncestood:

    How long was that baking for? I guess there always a way to destroy anything

    Not sure. I can tell you how long it took to get it off, though!

    #26 7 years ago

    Very nice score!

    I don't think I have ever seen a cleaner EM machine!

    Now, don't let this interfere with your High Speed resto! LOL


    #27 7 years ago

    I have gotten magic marker off with aqua net hair spray before. You might give it a try.

    #28 7 years ago

    Sweet pin!
    Gotta love the freebie classics.

    #29 7 years ago

    Why, why, why couldn’t it be me. Great score. Inside the cabinet looks as if it was just shipped. Great score.

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