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

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#2151 61 days ago

Old meets new.

My complete restoration is making small steps in it's process.

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#2152 61 days ago
Quoted from Sea_Wolf:

Damn sweet. Great job.

Didn't need a lot. Just clean and shine everything. Mechanically, the motor was stuck, and a zero position switch on one of the score reels was out. It's working now, but I'm going to tend to some of the steppers in the head.

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#2153 60 days ago

Well, just about that time of the year, and Bristol is just about ready for the line up.
Just have to get a ball count (showing the ball it's on) made for the instruction card..
She's not in superior shape, but decent and does play strong..

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#2154 60 days ago

Just completed my restoration of a German import Four Million BC.
When I started on it I discovered the tar pit mech was missing. Thanks zacaj for hooking me up with one! Full rebuild of everything and restencils, too. It's turned out to be a beautiful machine!
Now I just need to move it out of the shop and into my basement arcade. This was a fun restore.

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#2155 59 days ago
Quoted from Enaud:

German import Four Million BC.

I had one of those,
Other Bally German export/import pins I had were FireBall and SeeSaw
I find them fascinating.

#2156 59 days ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

I had one of those,
Other Bally German export/import pins I had were FireBall and SeeSaw
I find them fascinating.

I have a German "Band Wagon".

#2157 57 days ago
Quoted from Enaud:

Just completed my restoration of a German import Four Million BC.
When I started on it I discovered the tar pit mech was missing. Thanks zacaj for hooking me up with one! Full rebuild of everything and restencils, too. It's turned out to be a beautiful machine!
Now I just need to move it out of the shop and into my basement arcade. This was a fun restore.
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Beautiful work! Very nice restoration.

#2158 57 days ago

“Lite” cleanup for a Hurdy Gurdy. (Next up - change that broken monkey in the back box)

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#2159 57 days ago

I think she turned out ok for her age!

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#2160 57 days ago

And Dunn!

This thing was filthy. Some Back box bulbs hadn’t been changed since first installed - amazing

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#2161 56 days ago

Working on a Gottlieb Straight Shooter that had been stored for a long time. These three steppers on the PF were seized up and need to be fully disassembled and cleaned up. Question: since these are one way steppers, I’m assuming I don’t need to worry about a home position and just need to make sure the contacts are aligned. Can anyone confirm?

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#2162 56 days ago

Also, if someone has a schematic they could take few pictures of, please PM me.

#2163 56 days ago

Nice job. Came out nice!
I have a Hurdy in the game room and another in a local Ice Cream Parlor.
In the Summer, the Kids love it..
There's a couple other things in the works, but this will be the next machine
I'll periodically be working on..

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#2164 56 days ago

Bally "Flip Flop" for a new customer. Coming along good.

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#2165 56 days ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Bally "Flip Flop" for a new customer. Coming along good.

That's some gobble hole.

#2166 56 days ago
Quoted from SirScott:

That's some gobble hole.

I removed the entire flip flag assembly. Very easy to do. I'll go over it on my bench, then reinstall it.

#2167 56 days ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Bally "Flip Flop" for a new customer. Coming along good.
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Such a pretty game, just never liked the features on this one enough to want one but you never know until you play it. I never got the chance.

#2168 56 days ago
Quoted from Sea_Wolf:

Such a pretty game, just never liked the features on this one enough to want one but you never know until you play it. I never got the chance.

I've always liked this game, but never owned one. I did buy a backglass though, because I really love the artwork on it.
Dick White's best effort imho.

#2169 55 days ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

I've always liked this game, but never owned one. I did buy a backglass though, because I really love the artwork on it.
Dick White's best effort imho.

It's unique and kinda cool. I restored one for a customer several summers ago. Game is quick and snappy, but for me, I tired of it quickly.

#2170 55 days ago

I'm redoing the art on my Chicago Coin 'Bullseye' pitch & bat targets.

I *think* the material they are screen printed on is this: https://www.mcmaster.com/vulcanized-fiber/ ; 3/32" thick.

Anyone have experience cutting this stuff? Thinking to just use my compound miter saw and chopping away.

The existing targets are screenprinted and were covered in a clear (thin) plastic like mylar (but crappier, it was 1967). Suggestions on what to use for replacement art? Some kind of laminated sticker?

#2171 55 days ago
Quoted from SirScott:

That's some gobble hole.

Scott, as soon as I saw that photo, I was immediately going to post the same thing, you beat me to it. Great minds think alike!

Knowing jrpinball, he’ll have that pin in tip-top shape in no time.

#2172 55 days ago
Quoted from wolverinetuner:

Scott, as soon as I saw that photo, I was immediately going to post the same thing, you beat me to it. Great minds think alike!
Knowing jrpinball, he’ll have that pin in tip-top shape in no time.

He brought me half the game. Got the playfield and motor board done. Waiting for the rest of it.
He has another playfield that I'm going to use for some parts.
These relays have the screws broken off in them. Hopefully, I can salvage some from the other playfield.

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#2173 54 days ago

Working on this Bally Twin Win. Filthy and rusty. Slowly getting it back together, cleaned and polished.

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#2174 53 days ago

not an em but I'm working on a pharaoh

#2175 52 days ago

Finally able to get back to Flipper Fair.

The red board on two coils was broken, on the alternating relay and the #1 relay.

True to this machine, two wire sets popped off the #1 relay because I looked at them too hard. This machine is so bad about that I take pictures of any relay before I touch it in case more than one wire set jumps off, so I can put it back in the right place.

On the bright side, I bet that fixed the problem with the flickering #1 rollover and #1 pop bumper (their lamps are wired together). Next step is refurbishing the pops.

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#2176 52 days ago

This game doesn't get much love, but it made the owner very happy to pick it up this morning.! It's actually pretty fun when set up correctly. Has the same upper corner shots as Big Hit and 3" flippers bring it up to honorable mention in the Gottlieb baseball themed wedgehead competition.

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#2177 52 days ago

Evel Knievel EM almost done, built on top of a Night Rider base

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#2178 52 days ago
Quoted from stashyboy:

This game doesn't get much love, but it made the owner very happy to pick it up this morning.! It's actually pretty fun when set up correctly. Has the same upper corner shots as Big Hit and 3" flippers bring it up to honorable mention in the Gottlieb baseball themed wedgehead competition.
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Played this game tons at a Zayre department store in Alexandria VA... it sat next to a GTB Royal Guard and a Buckaroo... all games in great shape and always worked perfectly... Michaels Vending in Northern Virginia - one of the best operators a young pinballer could ever have. You're right, set up properly and flip mechs at 100%, vari-targets between conservative and liberal, and you've got a solid machine.

#2179 52 days ago

Hi every body.
Nice job Pinhead52.
EK EM, for me one of the best EM pinball, nice and very good to play.
Perhaps your next job will be the Mata Hari EM.
Good day.

#2180 51 days ago
Quoted from pinhead52:

Evel Knievel EM almost done, built on top of a Night Rider base
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Impressive

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#2181 51 days ago

Strato Flite is getting a deep shop

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#2182 50 days ago

After 5 months and many distractions, I finally got back on board with my 4MBC. To be honest, the grays are kicking my butt. The other colors weren't as difficult. I've gotta admit that before I started the pop bumper area, I was a little intimadated, but had to remind myself that this is a players+, quality game.
Many thanks to Enaud for sending me some reference pics.

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#2183 50 days ago
Quoted from phergott:

After 5 months and many distractions, I finally got back on board with my 4MBC. To be honest, the grays are kicking my butt. The other colors weren't as difficult. I've gotta admit that before I started the pop bumper area, I was a little intimadated, but had to remind myself that this is a players+, quality game.
Many thanks to Enaud for sending me some reference pics.
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nice job!

#2185 50 days ago

That is excellent. Are you brushing or air brushing?

#2186 50 days ago

Thank you. Brushing.

#2187 49 days ago
Quoted from phergott:

After 5 months and many distractions, I finally got back on board with my 4MBC. To be honest, the grays are kicking my butt. The other colors weren't as difficult. I've gotta admit that before I started the pop bumper area, I was a little intimadated, but had to remind myself that this is a players+, quality game.
Many thanks to Enaud for sending me some reference pics.
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Well done. Looks amazing to me. One day I will get up the guts to attempt something similar on my worn out Flight 2000.

#2188 49 days ago

Anyone with the hood up on a Williams EM with a Bonus Unit under the play field able to tell me what the STD-# is on the label? Trying to recreate the label and I didn't get a clear pic of the number before I scraped it off.

EDIT: Cancel that, found a rebuild video on YouTube and its STD. 35

#2189 48 days ago
Quoted from stashyboy:

This game doesn't get much love... Has the same upper corner shots as Big Hit and 3" flippers bring it up to honorable mention in the Gottlieb baseball themed wedgehead competition.

That game is a total classic. The early 70s Gottlieb baseball games need far more attention and appreciation.

World Series/Grand Slam are great. I think that might have been my very first pinball experience in the mid-70s.

#2190 48 days ago
Quoted from Gott72:

That game is a total classic. The early 70s Gottlieb baseball games need far more attention and appreciation.
World Series/Grand Slam are great. I think that might have been my very first pinball experience in the mid-70s.

Agreed. One of my earlier projects when I got into the hobby was a mint World Series. It had been stored in a closed storage trailer for many years. The bullseye on the head (and rest of body) had very little fade and played great. I rank that layout as my #2 favorite bball themed wedgehead.

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#2191 48 days ago

Solar City is getting a full shop job after sitting in an attic for 20+ years. Everything was seized up but it’s slowly coming along.

Playfield side is done. Working on the power board and cabinet now.

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#2192 47 days ago
Quoted from stashyboy:

This game doesn't get much love, but it made the owner very happy to pick it up this morning.! It's actually pretty fun when set up correctly. Has the same upper corner shots as Big Hit and 3" flippers bring it up to honorable mention in the Gottlieb baseball themed wedgehead competition.
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Wow! Looks like you found a stunningly nice condition Play Ball. Congrats. I've often see them in far worse condition. I recalled playing the game as a teen and picked one up, but had to do quite a bit of touchup and refurb on mine. It can indeed be a fun game. I like the sounds it produces with the standard chime box, plus the 5" bell for runs scored. When you score points/runs that fire the chimes, ring the bell, and fire the knocker too, you really get treated to a symphony.

#2193 47 days ago
Quoted from stashyboy:

This game doesn't get much love, but it made the owner very happy to pick it up this morning.!

I have 4 of the aab Gottlieb baseball theme pinballs, and although it's the aab version,
my vote goes to Home Run..

#2194 47 days ago

Have been working on getting this Williams “set up” playing perfectly. A guy I know is getting it for his son as a surprise Christmas present(they are a big skiing family). I haven’t touched it cosmetically, but it plays great now. Nothing too serious, just lots of removing old gummed up lube off just about everything.. ugh.. a broken spring, switch adjustments, two shorted flipper coils giving the machine-gun effect, some stuck plungers and a good cleaning.

As you can see in the photo, I have two of these. One has upper flippers and one doesn’t. The upper flippers make the game WAY more fun, so that’s the one I’ll be passing along. I’ve never met the kid, but I imagine he’s going to freak out when he sees this thing.

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#2195 47 days ago


Quoted from Runbikeskilee:Wow! Looks like you found a stunningly nice condition Play Ball. Congrats. I've often see them in far worse condition. I recalled playing the game as a teen and picked one up, but had to do quite a bit of touchup and refurb on mine. It can indeed be a fun game. I like the sounds it produces with the standard chime box, plus the 5" bell for runs scored. When you score points/runs that fire the chimes, ring the bell, and fire the knocker too, you really get treated to a symphony.

Ahhh, you should have seen what I started with. Heavy touch up on the cabinet. Backglass has lots of flaking, looks ok after extensive touch ups, and playfield was blownout. Donor game used that had really roached cabinet paint. Appreciate the props even if a misconception.

#2196 47 days ago

Working on Chicago Coin Hee Haw, Williams Dealers Choice and Gottlieb Close Encounter of the Third Kind. Do a little on a different pin each day, that way I won’t get bored.

#2197 46 days ago
Quoted from BeachPickle:

As you can see in the photo, I have two of these. One has upper flippers and one doesn’t. The upper flippers make the game WAY more fun, so that’s the one I’ll be passing along. I’ve never met the kid, but I imagine he’s going to freak out when he sees this thing.

You need to send photos of the game with the 4 flipper set up, from above and below the Playfield, to ipdb.org;
Also send along the serial numbers of the two games if you can.

Most WMS Set Up pins (the AAB) only had the 2 flipper set up.
While the Replay Seven Up had 4 flippers

#2198 45 days ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

You need to send photos of the game with the 4 flipper set up, from above and below the Playfield, to ipdb.org;
Also send along the serial numbers of the two games if you can.
Most WMS Set Up pins (the AAB) only had the 2 flipper set up.
While the Replay Seven Up had 4 flippers

I’ve brought two of these back to life, and am fully aware of what they are, the rarity of the upper flippers, and anything else it says on IPDB.. but thanks for the primer!

Someone has already provided images of the inside and playfield of the game with 4 flippers.. Not sure what “need” they’d have for additional photos? Especially considering it’s extremely unlikely that mine are factory, as the wires are plastic covered, (not the original cloth), and were poorly soldered. I could be wrong, but I don’t think IPDB is too keen on posting mods..

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#2199 45 days ago

A few more trial games, and the P.I. will be going in the line up.
I have to agree with the ratings. Nice playing machine..

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#2200 45 days ago

On Deck..

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