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

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#2001 78 days ago
Quoted from joshmc:

Just out of interest, what are you using for a stencil? I've been using Mylar on my "Big Deal" but have had a few issues with the paint bleeding and had to re-paint[quoted image]

I bit the bullet and bought the stencil from Pinball Pimp. I had no trouble with bleed. I used Rustoleum 2X Brilliant Blue amd Molotow Mad Psycho Pink.

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#2002 77 days ago

Satin Doll finished. This will be auctioned off at the Project Pinball charity auction in October at Expo. It's actually not a bad game.

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#2003 76 days ago

Finished Quick Draw restoration. Added to my em lineup. New clearcoated playfield, new backglass, plastics, posts, light sockets, cabinet restore to original, playfield glass, coin door. I have too much in it but it’s a keeper.

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#2004 76 days ago
Quoted from EJS:

I wanted my tropic isle to completely light up after being triggered by a remote switch so I bypassed the hold relay (fiber actually cracked when I took the iron to it from the pressure) and shorted out the lights from the tilt relay. I made it obvious so I can easily go back and reverse it when/if needed.
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I do a similar thing for the "no coins needed" fix. A Big yellow wire with a tag on it that explains what it is. Nice and easy to find and reverse if somone wants to.

#2005 76 days ago
Quoted from John_in_NC:

Finished Quick Draw restoration. Added to my em lineup. New clearcoated playfield, new backglass, plastics, posts, light sockets, cabinet restore to original, playfield glass, coin door. I have too much in it but it’s a keeper.
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Truly fabulous. Maybe better than new!

#2006 76 days ago
Quoted from schudel5:

Satin Doll finished. This will be auctioned off at the Project Pinball charity auction in October at Expo. It's actually not a bad game.
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Nice work, all the Satin Dolls I've ever seen are beat to a pulp, nice job! Let us know what it pulls at the auction. I did up a Bally Flip Flip that won on a > 5K bid at my son's school. Crazy what a bit of alcohol and a bunch of worked up folks can do once the competitive juices start flowing... in my case two drunk guys bid it up from 1500!!

#2007 76 days ago
Quoted from John_in_NC:

Finished Quick Draw restoration. Added to my em lineup. New clearcoated playfield, new backglass, plastics, posts, light sockets, cabinet restore to original, playfield glass, coin door. I have too much in it but it’s a keeper.
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Wow great job

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#2008 70 days ago

Except for the ball return stuff and the apron playfield swap of Old Chicago is done. Head all stenciled. I'll get started on the cab tomorrow 20210807_112835 (resized).jpg20210809_115841 (resized).jpg20210817_160555 (resized).jpg

#2009 70 days ago
Quoted from EMsInKC:

Except for the ball return stuff and the apron playfield swap of Old Chicago is done. Head all stenciled. I'll get started on the cab tomorrow [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Lovely, one of my favorite Bally’s

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#2010 65 days ago

Hit the deck coming along well

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#2011 58 days ago
Quoted from EMsInKC:

Except for the ball return stuff and the apron playfield swap of Old Chicago is done. Head all stenciled. I'll get started on the cab tomorrow [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Looks super! Did you end up putting a lamp underneath the star rollover up top?

#2012 58 days ago

Keeney Poker Face is done (except for the plastics my wife is helping with now); ready for York. One of five flipper games Ed Krynski designed prior to moving over to Gottlieb. Despite the drawbacks - Inferior mechs, poor start/reset circuit design, no match feature, only one bell, impulse flips (modded them to dual wound), and a klunky feel during play, it's not a terrible game. Next owner can spruce it up with a cab repaint.

Big shout out to Tom C. for a beautiful repro BG, just fantastic in all respects.
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#2013 58 days ago
Quoted from Dono:

Keeney Poker Face is done; ready for York (except for the plastics). One of five flipper games Ed Krynski designed prior to moving over to Gottlieb. Despite the drawbacks - Inferior mechs, poor start/reset circuit design, no match feature, only one bell, impulse flips (modded them to dual wound), and a klunky feel during play, it's not a terrible game.
Big shout out to Tom C. for a beautiful repro BG, just fantastic in all respects.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

#2014 58 days ago

That back glass looks great. Tom does excellent work.

#2015 57 days ago
Quoted from Hyperball91:

That back glass looks great. Tom does excellent work.

Agreed, he's the finest out there, bar none.

#2016 54 days ago

Keylines on the inserts are repainted and inserts have been filled with Polycrylic. Next step is a good cleaning then two coats of wax and repopulate.

I’m really looking forward to playing this machine.

Alberto

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#2017 35 days ago

Just finished a '67 Apollo. It was in bad shape after being unused for almost 30 years but after refurbing the cabinet and playfield and new Bgresto backglass and new legs, its alive again and saved from the graveyard. Sorry about the image quality, its playfield colours are brighter than they look.

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#2018 35 days ago
Quoted from Classicpinballs:

Just finished a '67 Apollo. It was in bad shape after being unused for almost 30 years but after refurbing the cabinet and playfield and new Bgresto backglass and new legs, its alive again and saved from the graveyard.

Nice work! You have to wonder if that playfield was ever waxed. Like EVER?

#2019 35 days ago

1947 flipperless woodrail: GTB Bowling League. Hope to have it at York for sale.

#2020 35 days ago
Quoted from Classicpinballs:

Just finished a '67 Apollo. It was in bad shape after being unused for almost 30 years but after refurbing the cabinet and playfield and new Bgresto backglass and new legs, its alive again and saved from the graveyard. Sorry about the image quality, its playfield colours are brighter than they look.

Beautiful game!

#2021 35 days ago

Damn good job on that Apollo playfield!
Well, after doing 6 straight woodrails the past couple months,
I have a mid 60s Gottlieb true 2 Player AAB on the table..
This is a sample machine, and I have a strong feeling that all
U.S. version Hyde Parks were samples..
I know of one other that was found in a basement (had to of been a
damp basement, looked pretty rough) but it was definitely a U.S.
version.
This one's pretty decent and it's the next rainy day(s) project..

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#2022 35 days ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Nice work! You have to wonder if that playfield was ever waxed. Like EVER?

It's like my poor ASTRO. That machine seems to have been the pride of someone's life, but they never cared for it properly. Everything was original and unkept, much bent or broken, the playfield worn down to wood. A tragedy! Yet a triumph to see people doing restorations, however thorough.

#2023 35 days ago

Right now a Centigrade 37 for a client. I was stumped for quite a while as to why the game wouldn't do squat. When I lifted the playfield it kinda sort of worked. Put the playfield down, nothing. Then I discovered this. The wiring harness ran right over the top of the prop rod bracket. That's been crushed/pinched/cut for a while.

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#2024 35 days ago

Does anyone know how I might be able to remove scratches to side rails. I have a table
mounted buffer with a sisal attachment but it didn’t work

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#2025 35 days ago
Quoted from joshmc:

Does anyone know how I might be able to remove scratches to side rails. I have a table
mounted buffer with a sisal attachment but it didn’t work
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You need to get aggressive and sand out the scratches. Depending on how deep they are, I would start with 80 grit sandpaper mounted on a palm sander and sand the entire area of each rail. Then move up to 120, 150, 220, 320, 400, 600, 800, 1000, 1500, 2000, 3000 and THEN you can go to the buffing wheel or just hand polish with 0000 steel wool with Mothers Mag polish. The rails will come out to a near-mirror finish.

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#2026 35 days ago
Quoted from joshmc:

Does anyone know how I might be able to remove scratches to side rails. I have a table
mounted buffer with a sisal attachment but it didn’t work
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Get one of these, chuck it in your cordless drill, and you will be done with nicely refinished side rails.
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#2027 35 days ago
Quoted from schudel5:

Satin Doll finished. This will be auctioned off at the Project Pinball charity auction in October at Expo. It's actually not a bad game.
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very nice. original playfield or did you restore?

#2028 35 days ago
Quoted from joshmc:

very nice. original playfield or did you restore?

Original. You can see the wear around the pops. I'm not skilled enough to mess with that. I did use Magic Eraser to clean up the swirl marks.

#2029 34 days ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Nice work! You have to wonder if that playfield was ever waxed. Like EVER?

It was certainly played to almost to death. Many Apollo playfields suffered wear but this one was by far the worst I've ever seen! It also had a fire underneath where a pop coil had locked on so I had to deal with the burnt wiring, etc.

#2030 34 days ago
Quoted from Ballypin:

You need to get aggressive and sand out the scratches. Depending on how deep they are, I would start with 80 grit sandpaper mounted on a palm sander and sand the entire area of each rail. Then move up to 120, 150, 220, 320, 400, 600, 800, 1000, 1500, 2000, 3000 and THEN you can go to the buffing wheel or just hand polish with 0000 steel wool with Mothers Mag polish. The rails will come out to a near-mirror finish.

Thanks for posting that. I’m doing 6 rails tonight, for the first time, and needed hope.

All the tools are lined up, I just need time.

#2031 34 days ago

I meant to say you will be able to redo the grained finish on two side rails in less than 10 minutes with this flapper.

#2032 33 days ago

Working on an El Dorado that's having a problem with one of the score reels.
Looks like a pad fell off of the EOS switch. Can some one verify what part number the switch would be? Is is B14249?
Anyone have any spares they would sell?
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#2033 33 days ago

Working on a Flipper Cowboy. Repopulating cab after repair, prep, repaint and Pimp stencils.

Anybody have a clue where this bar/bracket (pictured) goes? I disassembled a year ago, and now have no clue as to it’s purpose.

thanks
alex

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#2034 33 days ago
Quoted from mbott1701:

Working on an El Dorado that's having a problem with one of the score reels.
Looks like a pad fell off of the EOS switch. Can some one verify what part number the switch would be? Is is B14249?
Anyone have any spares they would sell?
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Pinball Resource has the contact points to repair the drum E.O.S. switch.

#2035 33 days ago
Quoted from gameroomfan:

Working on a Flipper Cowboy. Repopulating cab after repair, prep, repaint and Pimp stencils.
Anybody have a clue where this bar/bracket (pictured) goes? I disassembled a year ago, and now have no clue as to it’s purpose.
thanks
alex

I don't think that piece belongs to that game. It's for a wooden lockdown bar on a woodrail game. Check the underside of your lockdown bar. That one has the stud and wingnuts, so I don't know; maybe it does go on the lockdown bar?

#2036 30 days ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

I don't think that piece belongs to that game. It's for a wooden lockdown bar on a woodrail game. Check the underside of your lockdown bar. That one has the stud and wingnuts, so I don't know; maybe it does go on the lockdown bar?

You know what? Good call! I also have a Miss Annabelle torn down, and somehow that part wound up in the FC pile.

Thanks for the input!

#2037 25 days ago

Wrapping up Spirit of 76.

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#2038 25 days ago
Quoted from bonzo71:

Wrapping up Spirit of 76.
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That's cool. I grew up just south of your area--in Brandywine Hundred--and that game was EVERYWHERE in 1975/6.
I remember it well.

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#2039 25 days ago

Hit the Deck is ready to go

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#2040 25 days ago

Just finished up C37.

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#2041 24 days ago

Doozie is on its way back together. Lot of new parts going in. Waiting on more parts from PBR.

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#2042 24 days ago

Just finishing off my Sing Along. New cab artwork and a full overhaul. Really good to play, a ' just one more game' machine.

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#2043 23 days ago
Quoted from Dono:

Looks super! Did you end up putting a lamp underneath the star rollover up top?

Yes. I already had one on the old playfield so just swapped it over.

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#2044 21 days ago

In the process of doing a complete restoration on a Strange World. Cabinet is in primer and now working on the head. New playfield is on order. It's a very fun game even though there are no drop targets.

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#2045 17 days ago

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#2046 17 days ago
Quoted from Playdium:

In the process of doing a complete restoration on a Strange World. Cabinet is in primer and now working on the head. New playfield is on order. It's a very fun game even though there are no drop targets.
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Might be my favorite part of restoring these games. I have fixed some butt ugly cabinets.

#2047 14 days ago

Shopping out an Ice Revue and half the bulbs are missing in the back box. Can anyone tell where the flasher bulbs should be located? Thanks!

#2048 14 days ago

Okay, did some research and used some logic… I believe one 455 goes in the center of each skater and one in the last ball in play. Can anyone confirm?

#2049 14 days ago
Quoted from aahgo:

Okay, did some research and used some logic… I believe one 455 goes in the center of each skater and one in the last ball in play. Can anyone confirm?

That is correct. I believe the flashers illuminate only at "game over".

#2050 14 days ago

Great! Thanks JR

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