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

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#1651 1 year ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

I remember someone picking up a game with the Neptune reels in it a short time back. I wish I remember what game it was and when so you could hunt them down for them and trade. I just remember it looking really odd.

I saw one on the Facebook EM group and asked the person who posted it if they were interested in working out a deal for those reels, but didn’t hear back after they responded saying they didn’t have the game yet.

The one that got away

#1652 1 year ago
Quoted from StratDoc:

what size lock cam for the front door of 1972 Fan--Tas-Tic and what size for the rear back box plate?
Thanks. Picked up a really nice one that will look good next to the A-Go-Go as they both have the roulette wheel spinner.

1.5” on both

#1653 1 year ago

Finally finished my Miss-O and now I have moved this beauty into the workshop. She is going to get a total makeover.

Fortunately its all cosmetic, its actually working and I can play a game on it. Its a tough game, look at the size of those out-drains!

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#1654 1 year ago
Quoted from mark532011:

Finally finished my Miss-O and now I have moved this beauty into the workshop. She is going to get a total makeover.
Fortunately its all cosmetic, its actually working and I can play a game on it. Its a tough game, look at the size of those out-drains!
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My in-laws have an elderly neighbor with an Ice-review just rotting away in their barn. I’m determined to get that thing from them before it’s destroyed. It appears to be in good shape from the pictures but they absolutely refuse to let it go. I’m just going to have to relentlessly nag them when I visit until they cave. Hoarders...ugh

#1655 1 year ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

My in-laws have an elderly neighbor with an Ice-review

Now you have a reason to visit your in-laws.

#1656 1 year ago

I have an Ice Show. I'm thinking I never knew Ice Review lower playfield
being different..

#1657 1 year ago
Quoted from Mopar:

I have an Ice Show. I'm thinking I never knew Ice Review lower playfield
being different..

The sample game version of "Ice-Revue" (not "review"), has the outlane arrangement like 'Show.
They both lack the two small plastics near the flippers.

#1658 1 year ago
Quoted from mark532011:

Finally finished my Miss-O and now I have moved this beauty into the workshop. She is going to get a total makeover.
Fortunately its all cosmetic, its actually working and I can play a game on it. Its a tough game, look at the size of those out-drains!
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If you weren't across the continent, I'd swap cabinets with you if you're planning on doing a repaint. Mine is way worse, and I'd keep that one original. I also have a blank playfield which although not great, is much better than yours. I don't think I've ever seen that game with such a worn playfield as yours.

#1659 1 year ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

They both lack the two small plastics near the flippers.

Not only lacking plastics, those posts make it a huge plus for nudging,
but still a damn tough machine to flip..

#1660 1 year ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

The sample game version of "Ice-Revue" (not "review"), has the outlane arrangement like 'Show.
They both lack the two small plastics near the flippers.

Yes, that is correct! Here is my sample Ice Revue. Absolutely love the extra nudging required!

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#1661 1 year ago

Shopped out all 25 wedgeheads in my basement collection. New rubbers, clean playfield glass channels, clean and adjust switches where needed, new balls, wax playfield, replace any bad bulbs, polished chrome posts, clean playfield glass inside and out, wipe clean all metal and more.

Some games needed more attention than other due to the longevity of the years in my collection. Started in Nov 2020 and finished in Jan 2021. Man.. they are playing spectacular!

I also started shopping my other games in my collection including my Bally Bingos, Williams games and my Solid State games. Card Whiz,Countdown,Joker Poker,Blue Chip,Lite a Line,Gay Time are completed and l plan on getting to the others soon.

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#1662 1 year ago
Quoted from Vic_Camp:

Shopped out all 25 wedgeheads in my basement collection. New rubbers, clean playfield glass channels, clean and adjust switches where needed, new balls, wax playfield, replace any bad bulbs, polished chrome posts, clean playfield glass inside and out, wipe clean all metal and more.
Some games needed more attention than other due to the longevity of the years in my collection. Started in Nov 2020 and finished in Jan 2021. Man.. they are playing spectacular!
I also started shopping my other games in my collection including my Bally Bingos, Williams games and my Solid State games. Card Whiz,Countdown,Joker Poker,Blue Chip,Lite a Line,Gay Time are completed and l plan on getting to the others soon.
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You’re the man, Vic.

#1663 1 year ago

Far out Vic! That's an excellent collection you have

#1664 1 year ago

Simply stunning, Vic... in breadth, condition and display!

I think I hurt my wrist scrolling back up for the upvote...

#1665 1 year ago

Absolutely Amazing!!

#1666 1 year ago

Beautiful collection and amazing work there Vic! Home confinement does have some positive results!

Anyone have stencils for a Bally Happy Tour? Or measurements / layout ? This one is going to need some TLC!

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#1667 1 year ago
Quoted from Vic_Camp:

Shopped out all 25 wedgeheads in my basement collection. New rubbers, clean playfield glass channels, clean and adjust switches where needed, new balls, wax playfield, replace any bad bulbs, polished chrome posts, clean playfield glass inside and out, wipe clean all metal and more.
Some games needed more attention than other due to the longevity of the years in my collection. Started in Nov 2020 and finished in Jan 2021. Man.. they are playing spectacular!
I also started shopping my other games in my collection including my Bally Bingos, Williams games and my Solid State games. Card Whiz,Countdown,Joker Poker,Blue Chip,Lite a Line,Gay Time are completed and l plan on getting to the others soon.
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Vic, I never get tired of seeing pictures and videos of your collection. I bet the results are very satisfying. Nice work!

#1668 1 year ago

Shopped out all 25 wedgeheads in my basement collection. New rubbers, clean playfield glass channels, clean and adjust switches where needed, new balls, wax playfield, replace any bad bulbs, polished chrome posts, clean playfield glass inside and out, wipe clean all metal and more.
Some games needed more attention than other due to the longevity of the years in my collection. Started in Nov 2020 and finished in Jan 2021. Man.. they are playing spectacular!
I also started shopping my other games in my collection including my Bally Bingos, Williams games and my Solid State games. Card Whiz,Countdown,Joker Poker,Blue Chip,Lite a Line,Gay Time are completed and l plan on getting to the others soon.

Great collection, beautiful. One question, do you use the Rheingold before or after the Wildcat?

#1669 1 year ago
Quoted from Nikrox2:

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Anyone have stencils for a Bally Happy Tour? Or measurements / layout ? This one is going to need some TLC!
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Interesting choice for leg levelers... you planning to do a lot of nudging on this machine?

#1670 1 year ago
Quoted from DaMoib:

Interesting choice for leg levelers... you planning to do a lot of nudging on this machine?

Ha! I know right? They were on the legs when I picked her up. So far they’ve been handy but will need to come off before all is done

#1671 1 year ago

A little Friday night surgery on the Jumping Jack.

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#1672 1 year ago
Quoted from TimMe:

Once in a rare while I think a second artist would help out. On Bank-A-Ball (1965) I could swear that Art Stenholm did the light shields. The PF and backglass are definitely Roy Parker, but those shields don't look anything like Parker's style to my eye, they look like Stenholm's work.

I totally agree, that there are more than a few instances in the 60s EM era
where more than one artist worked on a game,
where some art on the PF or plastics is definitely different from the BG artist.

#1673 1 year ago
Quoted from steviechs:

A little Friday night surgery on the Jumping Jack. [quoted image]

Did the same surgery using a Dremel cutting tool last week on my Fast Draw. Replaced 3 drop targets in 15 minutes.

I’ll never do it any other way now.

#1674 1 year ago

I used a dremel tool today as well. 4 hours of grinding the excess plating from the inside of the newly replated levers!
(Not mine, not for sale)
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#1675 1 year ago

Trying to psych myself into getting back into my fast and quick draw restores I started. New Playfields now clearcoated so it’s time to start rebuilding.

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#1676 1 year ago
Quoted from Sea_Wolf:

Did the same surgery using a Dremel cutting tool last week on my Fast Draw. Replaced 3 drop targets in 15 minutes.
I’ll never do it any other way now

This was my second Dremel fix and it went so much faster than the first, mostly cause I didn’t let the spring come off. It takes longer getting the playfield out (why does the playfield have a jones plug in the back box?), setting it up on the bench, and pulling the back panel off than the drop repair itself.

Afterwards I played 3 games and broke another one

#1677 1 year ago
Quoted from stashyboy:

4 hours of grinding the excess plating from the inside of the newly replated levers!

Beautiful work! Skill Roll is a really fun game, too.

- TimMe

#1678 1 year ago

Top Score done. Significant cabinet touch up, some playfield touch up, added mylar (after waxing) to center lane area from spinner down, and just below kick outs. Polished and cleaned everything. New coin door and legs curtesy of PBR. Solved multiple electrical issues. And removed the jump wire that creatively hacked it to always start a two player game. Heading to it's new home later this week. Next, Doodle Bug.

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#1679 1 year ago

Old Chicago - playfield swap complete. A few minor issues but she's playing! I did some experimenting with LEDs under the inserts - special/extra ball/double bonus. If you decide to use LEDs in this game, you'll need the non-ghosting. Reds and green look great (photo doesn't do it justice), while pink under the extra ball inserts looks terrible; will need to try orange. The Comet 1SMDs are nice and not too bright. Metal trim and cabinet work to follow.

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#1680 1 year ago
Quoted from Dono:

Old Chicago - playfield swap complete. A few minor issues but she's playing! I did some experimenting with LEDs under the inserts - special/extra ball/double bonus. If you decide to use LEDs in this game, you'll need the non-ghosting. Reds and green look great (photo doesn't do it justice), while pink under the extra ball inserts looks terrible; will need to try orange. The Comet 1SMDs are nice and not too bright. Metal trim and cabinet work to follow.
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The teal posts and skirts put it over the top, Don. Nice work.

#1681 1 year ago
Quoted from MikeO:

The teal posts and skirts put it over the top, Don. Nice work.

Much appreciated Mike. I'm typically conservative when it comes to games, but since it's a CPR playfield, I decided on some experimentation. Might get a little crazy with the cabinet art, not yet sure.

#1682 1 year ago
Quoted from Dono:

Much appreciated Mike. I'm typically conservative when it comes to games, but since it's a CPR playfield, I decided on some experimentation. Might get a little crazy with the cabinet art, not yet sure.

Looks great, Don. Yeah, maybe do that alternate cabinet design. I think it looks way cool.

#1683 1 year ago

Might get this

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#1684 1 year ago

Working on the Ice Revue, just scanned in the playfield at 600dpi. Its in moderately poor shape and the next step is to start prepping the image for touchup and paint masking

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#1685 1 year ago
Quoted from pinaholic:

Might get this
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Not a bad game; curious, I see the Stan Harris operator sticker... does this game have one or more holes in the front for a locking device over the coin door and/or an inserted metal plate on the underside of the game? I believe he operated in and around Philly, and was a big fan of theft prevention.

#1686 1 year ago
Quoted from mark532011:

Working on the Ice Revue, just scanned in the playfield at 600dpi. Its in moderately poor shape and the next step is to start prepping the image for touchup and paint masking
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What type of scanner do you scan a play field with?

#1687 1 year ago
Quoted from DCRand:

What type of scanner do you scan a play field with?

Epson Perfection V39, I had to modify it a bit but it seems to work well, see thread: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/scanner-alternative-to-hp

#1688 1 year ago
Quoted from mark532011:

Epson Perfection V39, I had to modify it a bit but it seems to work well, see thread: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/scanner-alternative-to-hp

Interesting. I have tried reproducing small parts of a pf with a close up high res picture, then rather than water slide, printed on to the thinnest photo paper I could find, then laid mylar over the glued down paper. Worked pretty well, and didn't create as much of a "bump" in the playfield as you would think. For the most part though, just use paint, tiny little brushes, and 2.5X magnifying glasses. Will be looking more closely at my printer scanner though to see if it could be laid on the playfield. Thanks.

#1689 1 year ago

Sea Shore Trying to adjust two Gottlieb score control relays with a total of 11 switches, 6 of which are make/break switches will turn your gray hair to white. I think I finally fixed the scoring but those short switch blades jammed into a small switch stack have zero margin of gap error and are not fun to mess with.

#1690 1 year ago
Quoted from Dono:

I believe he operated in and around Philly, and was a big fan of theft prevention.

I worked for an operator in Southern Illinois in the 1970s who had several hundred pingames on location. Every single one of those machines had a strap across the front door, a metal kick plate under the cash-pan area of the cabinet bottom, and a locking strap across the back door of the head. We also had several hundred vending machines out, and many of those had to have locking straps added to them.

That's just how it was back then. If a pingame didn't have a locking strap across the front door, there was a 100% certainty it would be broken into. Any location, any game, any time. It didn't matter. We didn't like those straps either. They were a PITA to install, and a PITA to deal with when doing collections or service. But, the games had to have them. Sometimes when I was installing the straps on a new game, my boss would come out to the shop, see what I was doing, and rant "If people want us to turn these games into prisons, then that's what we'll do!" He hated having to spend all that money on locking straps.

I've talked with several operator friends here in the Seattle area, and none of them have this problem. I'm really glad to hear this, of course. I guess the idea of stealing coins from a cash pan is just too lame these days.

- TimMe

#1691 1 year ago
Quoted from TimMe:

I guess the idea of stealing coins from a cash pan is just too lame these days.
- TimMe

Inflation, a quarter was worth more back then.

#1692 1 year ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Inflation, a quarter was worth more back then.

Back then we probably would have just played more pinball with the quarters we heisted. ‘We’ meaning juvenile delinquents of course.

#1693 1 year ago
Quoted from Sea_Wolf:

Back then we probably would have just played more pinball with the quarters we heisted. ‘We’ meaning juvenile delinquents of course.

I consider myself a middle-aged delinquent. Lol

#1694 1 year ago

I had an acquaintance in high school that unfortunately fed his drug habit by stealing coins out of pin games. If there were no steel plates put in at the bottom of games he could get in and out of a place in a few minutes with a good cache of coins. I guess back in the 70s those coin boxes could be quite full. Still I just couldn't see why thieves would hit games for coins, didn't make much sense to me.

#1695 1 year ago
Quoted from Dono:

I had an acquaintance in high school that unfortunately fed his drug habit by stealing coins out of pin games. If there were no steel plates put in at the bottom of games he could get in and out of a place in a few minutes with a good cache of coins. I guess back in the 70s those coin boxes could be quite full. Still I just couldn't see why thieves would hit games for coins, didn't make much sense to me.

Safer than robbing a bank, I guess.

#1696 1 year ago
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#1697 1 year ago
Quoted from Dono:

I had an acquaintance in high school that unfortunately fed his drug habit by stealing coins out of pin games. If there were no steel plates put in at the bottom of games he could get in and out of a place in a few minutes with a good cache of coins. I guess back in the 70s those coin boxes could be quite full. Still I just couldn't see why thieves would hit games for coins, didn't make much sense to me.

Fairly low risk would be my assumption.

#1698 1 year ago

Fast draw/quick draw restores restarted.

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#1699 1 year ago
Quoted from John_in_NC:

Fast draw/quick draw restores restarted.
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Auto clear on Wade field looks great. It will be fast!

#1700 1 year ago
Quoted from Dono:

I guess back in the 70s those coin boxes could be quite full.

You better believe it. I worked for an operator in a college town back then, and during the school year we had to do collections every Saturday morning on the "strip" (Illinois avenue, the main street with all the college bar and food locations). Otherwise, the cash pans of some games would get so full on Saturday night that the coin chutes would jam up.

I had to help the collection guy bring the satchels into the shop that contained the canvas bags of coins from those Saturday collections. The satchels were too heavy for one person to carry. It was a lot of money.

- TimMe

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