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

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#2901 10 days ago

Hey! That's just not fair!! They're...so... beautiful!

#2902 10 days ago
Quoted from paulace:

Yeah, yeah....rub it in! Did you use Pinball Pimp stencils on that closer cabinet?
Volley's a fun game too!

Yes, he offers a great product. Very happy working with Jeff.

#2903 10 days ago

SW pinball artist: Hey boss, you don’t mind if I smoke a little dope at lunch do you?

Boss: I don’t care, just don’t let it affect your work.

#2904 10 days ago

I wish Gordon had smoked a little more....love that art! Gemini is beautiful too - love what he was doing in the late 70's.

Morison did the artwork for something like 146 games. I read that his apartment was full of his art - backglasses, paintings, drawings. When he died in 2000 of lung cancer, his family (who had never appreciated his pinball artwork) just threw all the backglasses in the dumpster....over 200 backglasses, some one of a kind.

#2905 10 days ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

I don't know. This looked like a lot of fun! LMAO watching this!

Shit.....that's nicer than the dryer we use every day.

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#2906 10 days ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

I don't know. This looked like a lot of fun! LMAO watching this!

HAHAHA I just watched this again, so good. I swear at the 50 second mark I keep waiting for little sparkles to appear in the center and then a Black Hole open up and start sucking everything into it as it implodes on itself. Its like watching the Hadron Collider have a meltdown.

People need to be careful this is how galaxies collapse.

#2907 10 days ago
Quoted from paulace:

I wish Gordon had smoked a little more....love that art! Gemini is beautiful too - love what he was doing in the late 70's.
Morison did the artwork for something like 146 games. I read that his apartment was full of his art - backglasses, paintings, drawings. When he died in 2000 of lung cancer, his family (who had never appreciated his pinball artwork) just threw all the backglasses in the dumpster....over 200 backglasses, some one of a kind.

Very sad if true. What's your source? There's very little information on him..

#2908 10 days ago
Quoted from mrm_4:

HAHAHA I just watched this again, so good. I swear at the 50 second mark I keep waiting for little sparkles to appear in the center and then a Black Hole open up and start sucking everything into it as it implodes on itself. Its like watching the Hadron Collider have a meltdown.
People need to be careful this is how galaxies collapse.

It's amazing that the motor never stopped running, even as it sat on the ground, totally liberated from it's load!

#2909 10 days ago
Quoted from stashyboy:

Very sad if true. What's your source? There's very little information on him..

I read that somewhere as well... perhaps "Pinball News" several years ago at least.

#2910 10 days ago
Quoted from paulace:

I wish Gordon had smoked a little more....love that art! Gemini is beautiful too - love what he was doing in the late 70's.
Morison did the artwork for something like 146 games. I read that his apartment was full of his art - backglasses, paintings, drawings. When he died in 2000 of lung cancer, his family (who had never appreciated his pinball artwork) just threw all the backglasses in the dumpster....over 200 backglasses, some one of a kind.

I love his artwork too, here's a list;
https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/gordon-morison

A brief history;
https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Creator/GordonMorison

#2911 10 days ago

stashyboy - Had to look it up: "The Pinball Compendium 1970-1981" by Michael Shalhoub. page 181:

This paragraph follows one in which the author describes a visit to Gordon's apartment to interview him shortly before, containing a description of the stairwell to his second floor, which "was covered, floor to ceiling, with framed backglasses. It was a sight the likes of which none of us had seen before...or since."

..........................

"Fast forward to the year 2000 and the news is announced that Gordon has died of lung cancer at the age of 70. I was shocked, he seemed so young, he had just finished running in the Chicago Marathon! But that was all over and there would be no more color shots of his apartment, no finish to his King Rock story or anything else. That day in his apartment will live forever with Rob, Gary and myself. The people who got to meet and see him at Expo will always remember. But what of all that stuff in the apartment? A colleague, Keith Egging, was a speaker at Expo 2000, and told us a lot about Gordon, but the part of that talk that sticks in Gary Flower's mind is, "Dr. Egging gave us a detailed insight to this unsung pinball legend. Telling us how his family failed to appreciate Gordon's contribution to the great American tradition that is pinball, we were told that all the pinball glasses that adorned the walls of his quiet suburban home were put in the dumpster. This must have been over 200 glasses, some one of a kind."

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#2912 9 days ago

1977 Bally Evel Knievel
New rings and a fluff and buff. Quite a bit more lively.
The lower center target should be red. I have the part but no time to install it today. That target when hit spots S-U-P-E-R and awards a replay when SUPER is completed. On some games that is the only shot I try for. Makes for a pretty short game because the ball almost always drains unless it’s a direct hit.
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#2913 9 days ago
Quoted from atpcfiaim:

1977 Bally Evel Knievel

I have those same 3 games, however the E.K. still needs much work.
Seems I the B.J. more than the M.H.

#2914 9 days ago

Finally got my Freedom prototype working, and playing 99 percent. It’s been quite a journey, the game has 200k plays. The 1000 when lit lower pop bumper has no wiring to light it. Does anyone know what turns it on so I can wire it?

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#2915 9 days ago

A little “before” and “after” of the intake cleaning my Card Whiz. Now it’s clean enough to head into the house and join my re-build backlog.

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First EM I’ve had come with the coin box, schematics, and operator guide
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Backglass is near perfect, just some cracking in the white around the score reels and the normal discoloration from the foam tape.
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#2916 9 days ago
Quoted from PlanetExpress:

A little “before” and “after” of the intake cleaning my Card Whiz. Now it’s clean enough to head into the house and join my re-build backlog.
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First EM I’ve had come with the coin box, schematics, and operator guide
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Backglass is near perfect, just some cracking in the white around the score reels and the normal discoloration from the foam tape.
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Second game I ever restored. The flipper drag is always an issue with that white paint. Fun game though the outlanes can be brutal.

#2917 8 days ago
Quoted from lincolnv:

Finally got my Freedom prototype working, and playing 99 percent. It’s been quite a journey, the game has 200k plays. The 1000 when lit lower pop bumper has no wiring to light it. Does anyone know what turns it on so I can wire it?
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It’s supposed to light for 1000 points when the spinners light.

#2918 8 days ago

These parts look MUCH better after a lot of work with these ball sander things.

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#2919 7 days ago
Quoted from jaytrem:

These parts look MUCH better after a lot of work with these ball sander things.
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Congratulations.

This works better/more directly for regraining those parts.

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#2920 6 days ago

Took the week off from work, going to finish this dang thing…

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#2921 6 days ago

At long last finally got a Grand Prix. Hope to have it playing by next week.

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#2922 5 days ago

That's a nice looking pf on that Grand Prix! Cleared?

#2923 5 days ago

Thanks. No clear. Touched up keylines and installed a pf protector. There is some wear from the upper kickout and some spots elsewhere but overall it looks pretty good. They can't all be museum pieces.

#2924 5 days ago
Quoted from psd4me:

Thanks. No clear. Touched up keylines and installed a pf protector. There is some wear from the upper kickout and some spots elsewhere but overall it looks pretty good. They can't all be museum pieces.

It still looks great and fast!

#2925 4 days ago

So I replaced the anti-cheat coil on my Safari, now it’s permanently engaged and humming. Game wont boot, but does light up if I hold the anti-cheat mech closed.

The tilt is closed on the coin door. Anything else I can look at?

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#2926 4 days ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

So I replaced the anti-cheat coil on my Safari, now it’s permanently engaged and humming. Game wont boot, but does light up if I hold the anti-cheat mech closed.
The tilt is closed on the coin door. Anything else I can look at?
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Sounds like it’s broke.
That’s a bummer man, wrap it up and set it on the curb I’ll come by and take away for you.

#2927 4 days ago
Quoted from mrm_4:

Sounds like it’s broke.
That’s a bummer man, wrap it up and set it on the curb I’ll come by and take away for you.

Along with my Halloween sitting down here 1/2 done relegated to the basement, sitting lonely in the corner. Lol

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#2928 4 days ago

I keep trying to open the schematics but this is happening
https://www.ipdb.org/files/2044/Bally_1968_Safari_Schematic_Diagram_continuous_red_pencil_corrections_for_game_with_S_N_1098.pdf

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#2929 3 days ago
Quoted from mrm_4:

I keep trying to open the schematics but this is happening

It’s all good. My buddy Mark might help me figure it out Sun or Mon. Thanks for the effort.

#2930 1 day ago

I’m working on a Williams Space Mission and a Williams Strato Flite and both playfields are missing a label in the same place.
Anyone have a Williams game with this label still attached that can post what it is?

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#2931 1 day ago

Getting started on Jacks Open…. Starting small

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#2932 1 day ago
Quoted from psd4me:

At long last finally got a Grand Prix. Hope to have it playing by next week.
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Got it up and running today

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See here for a strange final problem I had. https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/williams-grand-prix-fan-club/page/5#post-7169147

#2933 1 day ago
Quoted from PlanetExpress:

Getting started on Jacks Open…. Starting small
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Nice and shiny.

#2934 1 day ago
Quoted from mrm_4:

I’m working on a Williams Space Mission and a Williams Strato Flite and both playfields are missing a label in the same place.
Anyone have a Williams game with this label still attached that can post what it is?

Just checked my Spacelab, no luck. Mine is missing too.

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#2935 1 day ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Just checked my Spacelab, no luck. Mine is missing too.
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Dude what is this mystery label that is always removed!!!

#2936 1 day ago

My first time really getting a look inside Jacks Open…. Ugh, so many test leads, glad I bought the schematic for this one! On the plus side, it’s pretty clean, and comes with a sweet OG Tap Light

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#2937 1 day ago
Quoted from PlanetExpress:

My first time really getting a look inside Jacks Open…. Ugh, so many test leads, glad I bought the schematic for this one! On the plus side, it’s pretty clean, and comes with a sweet OG Tap Light
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Yikes. Looks like you bought from someone with a fear of soldering irons.

#2938 1 day ago
Quoted from bigguybbr:

Yikes. Looks like you bought from someone with a fear of soldering irons.

But a love of lamp cord… lol

#2939 20 hours ago
Quoted from mrm_4:

I’m working on a Williams Space Mission and a Williams Strato Flite and both playfields are missing a label in the same place.
Anyone have a Williams game with this label still attached that can post what it is?
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Quoted from Colsond3:

Just checked my Spacelab, no luck. Mine is missing too.
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Quoted from mrm_4:

Dude what is this mystery label that is always removed!!!

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/mysterious-williams-em-label

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