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what e.m. are you working on right now?


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    #1451 35 days ago

    Just finished a C37 pf swap. And in parallel prepped an Atlantis cab for painting. Got both colors done today. Tomorrow we'll get the other side done.

    Montana black "hippie" for the green, Montana white "kidney bean" for the red/brown

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    #1452 35 days ago

    Getting close with the Gay 90's — waiting on a coil from Marco. Total playfield repaint using airbrush and stencils.

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    #1453 35 days ago

    Since several folks have posted pinballs on this thread, I will too! ( There is a separate thread just for Em pinballs I believe) This one is sort of a hybrid in my opinion. Early pre war pinball, With miniature football players that move and ball kickers. Very rare, only a handful in existence to my knowledge. ABT All Stars. Both cabinet sides had to be replicated/and replaced along with minor touch ups and shopped out. Upgraded power supply.

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    #1454 35 days ago
    Quoted from dr_nybble:

    Getting close with the Gay 90's — waiting on a coil from Marco. Total playfield repaint using airbrush and stencils.
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    Looks great. How did you do the white letters?

    #1455 35 days ago
    Quoted from Silverstreak02:

    Looks great. How did you do the white letters?

    The playfield was sanded clean. Everything was painted with paint mask stencils cut on a Silhouette Cameo and an airbrush.

    The whole painted area was first painted white, so some white lettering is the colour painted around it (letters masked off).

    Full details here: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/bare-wood-em-playfield-repaint

    #1456 31 days ago

    Williams Super Star needed a new ring set and cosmetic attention. Here is the finished product. I had hoped to start Bally Black Jack EM restoration after Super Star, but now Rancho has a start problem.

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    #1457 31 days ago

    Havent had much time to work on my machine. But here is a current picture. I have a lot of paint touch up where my stencils didn't line up. Plus rounding out my curves. Wont be long before I can play it!

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    #1458 31 days ago

    Does this count?

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    #1459 31 days ago
    Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

    Does this count?
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    Yes!

    #1460 30 days ago
    Quoted from atpcfiaim:

    Williams Super Star needed a new ring set and cosmetic attention. Here is the finished product. I had hoped to start Bally Black Jack EM restoration after Super Star, but now Rancho has a start problem.
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    How do you like your superstar? I’m hot and cold about mine but it’s a fast player for the era so I’m leaning towards keeping mine.

    #1461 30 days ago
    Quoted from EJS:

    How do you like your superstar? I’m hot and cold about mine but it’s a fast player for the era so I’m leaning towards keeping mine.

    I think Super Star is a very under rated game. It is very difficult to find a nice one, but yes, it plays very quick.

    #1462 30 days ago

    I loved playing Super Star. Simple and can be chaotic when set up on the fast side. Underrated game, probably due to the art. Yours looks great! Mine was pretty beat up, so I re-themed it.

    #1463 30 days ago

    I’ve been straightening things out on this ‘54 Stagecoach.
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    Today I made two new switch blades on this Point Unit stack. The tip of the original blade had sheered from years of the lever pushing on it.

    Now it will correctly add games on the free play unit.

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    #1464 30 days ago

    I’ve been straightening things out on this ‘54 Stagecoach.
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    Today I made two new switch blades on this Point Unit stack. The tip of the original blade had sheered from years of the lever pushing on it.
    Now it will correctly add games on the free play unit.

    Five gobble holes? Oh the inhumanity.

    #1465 29 days ago

    This seems to be a pretty popular title these days! Extremely hard to find one especially with the original paint. Not mine but I wish it was!

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    #1466 28 days ago
    Quoted from stashyboy:

    This seems to be a pretty popular title these days! Extremely hard to find one especially with the original paint. Not mine but I wish it was!
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    Pop bumpers are missing.

    #1467 27 days ago


    Quoted from DCRand:Pop bumpers are missing.

    That's the what em 'pinball " thread!

    #1468 27 days ago

    Doing repairs and maintenance on a Bally Fireball Home Edition, will also start working on a Bally Wizard!, a Segasa #GrandRoyale and probably all the other games in the picture:

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    Correction: It's a Bally Fireball 4-player (1972), not the Home Edition.

    #1469 27 days ago
    Quoted from sizteves:

    Doing repairs and maintenance on a Bally Fireball Home Edition, will also start working on a Bally Wizard!, a Segasa #GrandRoyale and probably all the other games in the picture:
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    Added today: Correction: It's a Bally Fireball 4-player (1972), not the Home Edition.

    Looking at your photo... just a note to all EM junkies out there contemplating an Old Chicago repro playfield... CPR's latest run is now available, and let me tell ya, they're absolutely stunning. Once this run sells out, me thinks that there won't be another one.

    #1470 26 days ago

    The front of this game has been bothering me for far too long. Someone white washed the entire front so I’m in the garage grinding off all the paint. The door bracket took longer than expected. Coin returns took longer than expected because of all the curves. Wearing all sorts of gear but I’m hoping the paint is lead free since this was likely painted many years later.

    Now to do the coin door....

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    #1471 25 days ago

    I polished my rods today and replaced the springs.

    Hey Beavis, he said polish his rod

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    #1472 24 days ago

    Any multiplayer gottliebs use the Abra Ca Dabra layout? I know the El Dorado layout is used acrossed many games. I like the layout but don't want to own any single player games.

    Thanks,
    RC

    #1473 24 days ago
    Quoted from RC_like_the_cola:

    I like the layout but don't want to own any single player games.
    Thanks,
    RC

    El Dorado City of Gold is what you need

    #1474 24 days ago

    Tuning my up a gtb 65 kings & queens
    When I rollover ks or qh (which are on different relay banks), the other gets activated. Also not scoring 10, 20, 30 in all holes.
    Working the banks. Not totally scary as it looks, but I’ll probably two steps back, lol.

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    #1475 24 days ago
    Quoted from EJS:

    El Dorado City of Gold is what you need

    Thanks for the reply. I may not have been clear. I would like to find a multiplayer version of Abra Ca Dabra's playfield, if one exists.

    #1476 24 days ago
    Quoted from RC_like_the_cola:

    Thanks for the reply. I may not have been clear. I would like to find a multiplayer version of Abra Ca Dabra's playfield, if one exists.

    no it doesn't... only other flavor was on the AAB sister,
    team one

    #1477 23 days ago

    I am working on a Capt Fantastic and the person I got it from said it worked before being stored. Are there any cliff notes on what steps to takes to get it functioning again? I can research how to adjust the parts, but just wondering what to look for first to narrow down the issue.

    The GI bulbs light up when turned on, and the knocker coil was constantly running due to a stuck switch which I quickly fixed, so at least I know there is power properly flowing through the machine. But I hear no other noises happening and no other moving parts occuring when the machine is turned on.

    #1478 22 days ago

    In the middle of a Gottlieb Pin Up restoration Before & After playfield touch up just completed the head.

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    #1479 22 days ago
    Quoted from stashyboy:

    In the middle of a Gottlieb Pin Up restoration Before & After playfield touch up just completed the head.
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    Nice.

    How is it there wasn't wear at the top kickout holes?

    #1480 22 days ago
    Quoted from MikeO:

    Nice.
    How is it there wasn't wear at the top kickout holes?

    Pin Up generally doesn't have very much.wear from the kickouts. Gottlieb changed the springs and coils for a less aggressive kick from King Pin. This had just a little bit. I also think it was a low plays game maybe 30 to 40000 judging by the amount of wear elsewhere on the game. Drop target mechanisms etc.

    #1481 22 days ago
    Quoted from stashyboy:

    Pin Up generally doesn't have very much.wear from the kickouts. Gottlieb changed the springs and coils for a less aggressive kick from King Pin. This had just a little bit. I also think it was a low plays game maybe 30 to 40000 judging by the amount of wear elsewhere on the game. Drop target mechanisms etc.

    they had the same coils and mechs the reason pin up tends to have less wear is that AAB games generally had less plays overall. you can see it on all replay/aab games of course there are always the few exceptions

    #1482 22 days ago

    Bringing a Bally Bow And Arrow back to life it's up and working just waiting on parts now to finish it off. B&A was the first game I owned 32 years ago glad to come full circle and have one back in the line up taking a nice long break from chasing games for a while.

    #1483 22 days ago
    Quoted from stashyboy:

    In the middle of a Gottlieb Pin Up restoration Before & After playfield touch up just completed the head.
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    Nice job on the touch up work.

    #1484 21 days ago
    Quoted from boilerman:

    they had the same coils and mechs the reason pin up tends to have less wear is that AAB games generally had less plays overall. you can see it on all replay/aab games of course there are always the few exceptions

    Not according to Steve Young....at least the spring is different. I agree they got less play, but if you compare the worn areas, Pin Up does not push the ball as far as King Pin, more of a dribble.

    #1485 21 days ago

    Is this a decent choice for a bench grinder/buffer? I would like to start using a buffing wheel as opposed to hand polishing.

    https://www.harborfreight.com/8-inch-bench-grinder-buffer-94327.html

    #1486 21 days ago
    Quoted from Playdium:

    Is this a decent choice for a bench grinder/buffer? I would like to start using a buffing wheel as opposed to hand polishing.
    https://www.harborfreight.com/8-inch-bench-grinder-buffer-94327.html

    from m experience i almost never use the grinder. i would have two different buffing wheels. you are better off with this one. shafts are longer, easier to get at odd shape things

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    #1487 21 days ago
    Quoted from boilerman:

    from m experience i almost never use the grinder. i would have two different buffing wheels. you are better off with this one. shafts are longer, easier to get at odd shape things
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    Good point. Do those buffing pads throw a lot of debris/fiber?

    #1488 21 days ago

    Mark at Mark’s Basement arcade does a review on it here:

    #1489 20 days ago

    Any reason that couldn’t double as a grinder? Would grinding wheels fit?

    #1490 19 days ago

    The PF of my Far Out after paint touch-ups !IMG_3555 (resized).JPG

    #1491 18 days ago
    Quoted from atpcfiaim:

    I think Super Star is a very under rated game. It is very difficult to find a nice one, but yes, it plays very quick.

    Agreed, art package detracts, but get that bad boy shopped, tweaked, and set up with a 6.5 degree angle, and it's a super player!

    #1492 18 days ago

    Skill Roll deep cleaning

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    #1493 16 days ago

    So I picked these guys up. I figured I would make the best of two and maybe even try my hand at my first playfield repaint on one of them since I have very little invested into them with the help of another Pinsider.The mouse house appears unscathed on the inside of the cab other than the coin chute adjustment wire. The head shows some rust on the inside of the head so that’s where most of the work will be. The other game works about 90% as it sits. One backglass is very poorly touched up and the other one is decent.

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    #1494 14 days ago
    Quoted from Playdium:

    Is this a decent choice for a bench grinder/buffer? I would like to start using a buffing wheel as opposed to hand polishing.
    https://www.harborfreight.com/8-inch-bench-grinder-buffer-94327.html

    I bought the regular 3/4hp HF 8" grinder, then pulled the shroud and grinding wheel off of the right side and installed an 8" buffing wheel. Upgraded from my 1/2hp 6" and much happier. Don't think the size of the wheel makes much difference, but the extra power is really nice. And yes, it throws off a lot of junk. Made a "back stop" out of sheet aluminum bent into a shallow U shape to catch the debris thrown backward.

    #1495 13 days ago
    Quoted from Murphdom:

    So I picked these guys up. I figured I would make the best of two and maybe even try my hand at my first playfield repaint on one of them since I have very little invested into them with the help of another Pinsider.The mouse house appears unscathed on the inside of the cab other than the coin chute adjustment wire. The head shows some rust on the inside of the head so that’s where most of the work will be. The other game works about 90% as it sits. One backglass is very poorly touched up and the other one is decent.
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    I fondly remember playing that game a couple of times in a local "hole-in-the-wall" bar back in the day. It was a fun player as I recall, especially when playing with multiple players.

    #1496 13 days ago

    Finished touch ups today on this cabinet.

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    #1497 12 days ago

    Finally got the hardtop installed on my Wizard and started repopulating the playfield. These hardtops are beautiful and a great solution for a playfield that has major issues. Not a real tough install. All in the prep.

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    #1498 12 days ago
    Quoted from Dono:

    Looking at your photo... just a note to all EM junkies out there contemplating an Old Chicago repro playfield... CPR's latest run is now available, and let me tell ya, they're absolutely stunning. Once this run sells out, me thinks that there won't be another one.

    I got it but haven't seen it yet. It went straight to Ron Kruzman for clearing.

    Once I finish Wizard I'll start on the cab repaint for Old Chicago. I'll do the playfield swap whenever Ron gets it done

    #1499 12 days ago
    Quoted from EMsInKC:

    Finally got the hardtop installed on my Wizard and started repopulating the playfield. These hardtops are beautiful and a great solution for a playfield that has major issues. Not a real tough install. All in the prep.
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    Hardtop. This must have some thickness to it, right? How does the additional thickness affect things such as the flipper bushings, bumpers, and slingshots? Also, all the screws going into the top of the playfield are effectively shorter by the thickness of the hardtop. Just curious if the hardtop introduces any issues due to it's thickness.

    #1500 12 days ago
    Quoted from stashyboy:

    Finished touch ups today on this cabinet.
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    Not cutting corners on that touch up. Nice

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