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

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#3201 17 days ago

Marathon Gottlieb arrived yesterday.
Still has old dust on it, but it's not gonna last
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#3202 17 days ago
Quoted from Flipsteen:

Restoring Williams Rocket. Cleaned very dirty PF with Novus 2 and then 99.9% alcohol and magic eraser and repeated both. Touched up a lot of missing paint. Next will level inserts with polyurethane drip method. Then more cleaning and clear. Before and After pics.
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Great work! Wanna do mine next?

#3203 17 days ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Great work! Wanna do mine next?

Thanks JR. I'm gonna be at this Rocket for awhile. All steppers, pop bumpers, flippers have to be cleaned, polished and rebuilt. Looking forward to the day when I'm finally playing these games.

#3204 16 days ago
Quoted from Flipsteen:

Restoring Williams Rocket. Cleaned very dirty PF with Novus 2 and then 99.9% alcohol and magic eraser and repeated both. Touched up a lot of missing paint. Next will level inserts with polyurethane drip method. Then more cleaning and clear. Before and After pics.
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Nice looking touchups but may I suggest you completely clean the playfield before doing touchups. You risk ruining your good work cleaning more now. And pull out the nails and rollover wires, anything protruding so you can clean thoroughly. Looking good though.

#3205 15 days ago
Quoted from John_in_NC:

Nice looking touchups but may I suggest you completely clean the playfield before doing touchups. You risk ruining your good work cleaning more now. And pull out the nails and rollover wires, anything protruding so you can clean thoroughly. Looking good though.

Agreed - definitely don't clean with any chemicals after paint but I like to wipe off with microfiber cloth to remove any dust before clear. My last restore had a dozen rusty rollover wires that had to come off and clean so I got a little lazy here. Again you're right about nails - they also badly poke your hands badly no matter how much you try to work around them.

#3206 15 days ago
Quoted from Flipsteen:

Restoring Williams Rocket. Cleaned very dirty PF with Novus 2 and then 99.9% alcohol and magic eraser and repeated both. Touched up a lot of missing paint. Next will level inserts with polyurethane drip method. Then more cleaning and clear. Before and After pics.
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Quoted from Flipsteen:

Restoring Williams Rocket. Cleaned very dirty PF with Novus 2 and then 99.9% alcohol and magic eraser and repeated both. Touched up a lot of missing paint. Next will level inserts with polyurethane drip method. Then more cleaning and clear. Before and After pics.
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That looks great. Your touch up skills are incredible. I can’t wait to see this finished.

#3207 15 days ago
Quoted from Silverstreak02:

That looks great. Your touch up skills are incredible. I can’t wait to see this finished.

Had a lot of help with the paint touch up from an artist friend. She's amazing with color match.

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#3208 12 days ago

I’ve moved this 1956 Williams Crane over to the workshop for an overdue tuneup. The “gravel” that the crane moves around is actually lentil beans. It seems that dust from the beans has caused friction in the scale bearings such that it’s not smoothly registering the weight of each new load added to the hopper. Thankfully, I have the actual factory pencil drawing of the scale pointer assembly to reference during the overhaul!

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#3209 12 days ago

wow i used to play that when I was a kid at the arcade up the beach....when a dime had value

#3210 11 days ago

was there a goal to it? Usually those types of games want you to try and scoop something to win it, but winning a pot of lentils doesn't sound like much of a prize

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#3211 11 days ago

Finishing Ice Revue playfield. My restoration partner cleaned and touched up the playfield and cleared it. I did all the metal polishing, and all the rebuilding of the top and bottom. Just the flippers left and the upper arch and apron to install.

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#3212 11 days ago

Looks beautiful!

#3213 10 days ago

Those metal posts are cool when all shined up like that!

#3214 10 days ago
Quoted from DanMarino:

Those metal posts are cool when all shined up like that!

There is nothing prettier than the jeweled post and brass plated games.

Check out my partner's work on the kickout holes. Can't do any better

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#3215 10 days ago

Decided to start restoring my Target Pool yesterday. Its been sitting in my garage waiting for over a year. Its been about 8 months since I got the Playfield back from being restored and cleared. I figured it was time. This will be a big job since I am going to try and do the stencils myself, as well as all new Pool Ball Stand Up targets need to be painted and installed as well as all the hex bullseye targets need to be replaced. Unfortunately PBR does not have the pool ball stand ups since his hotstamp guy passed, so I have to make them myself. Ugh. Also I'm going to try and make new plastics since the old ones are super yellowed.

I also picked up a repo back-glass from Ron Webb. here are some pics of the beginning.

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#3216 10 days ago
Quoted from tscottn:

Decided to start restoring my Target Pool yesterday. Its been sitting in my garage waiting for over a year. Its been about 8 months since I got the Playfield back from being restored and cleared. I figured it was time. This will be a big job since I am going to try and do the stencils myself, as well as all new Pool Ball Stand Up targets need to be painted and installed as well as all the hex bullseye targets need to be replaced. Unfortunately PBR does not have the pool ball stand ups since his hotstamp guy passed, so I have to make them myself. Ugh. Also I'm going to try and make new plastics since the old ones are super yellowed.
I also picked up a repo back-glass from Ron Webb. here are some pics of the beginning.
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Nice playfield, rough cab.

Gook luck with all that work.

Those stickers are history, I guess, but most of the time they got stuck on aprons and look like shit on there.

#3217 10 days ago
Quoted from EMsInKC:

Nice playfield, rough cab.
Gook luck with all that work.
Those stickers are history, I guess, but most of the time they got stuck on aprons and look like shit on there.

yeah I feel bad about the stickers, but it is what it is I guess. I've restored worse cabs, so I'm not really worried about that. Never made plastics before so that's the thing that I'm more concerned about.

the PF did come out really nice. I'm very happy about that

#3218 10 days ago

EMsInKC That ice revue looks great. I’m waiting on my extra Ice Revue playfield to come back from being restored. I’m really looking forward to it. I got the game from my wife’s 93 y/o neighbor she knew really well growing up. I hope I can show her the end result.

#3219 10 days ago
Quoted from tscottn:

Decided to start restoring my Target Pool yesterday. Its been sitting in my garage waiting for over a year. Its been about 8 months since I got the Playfield back from being restored and cleared. I figured it was time. This will be a big job since I am going to try and do the stencils myself, as well as all new Pool Ball Stand Up targets need to be painted and installed as well as all the hex bullseye targets need to be replaced. Unfortunately PBR does not have the pool ball stand ups since his hotstamp guy passed, so I have to make them myself. Ugh. Also I'm going to try and make new plastics since the old ones are super yellowed.
I also picked up a repo back-glass from Ron Webb. here are some pics of the beginning.
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Oh another game I’m looking forward to getting to with a great back story. I found a body in NJ and was able to find a head in MI. Delivery of the head to the Allentown show in May! One of my favorites.

#3220 10 days ago
Quoted from EMsInKC:

There is nothing prettier than the jeweled post and brass plated games.
Check out my partner's work on the kickout holes. Can't do any better
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It does look great! What product did he use for the kickout putty material? How about the finish on the sanded surface, is that some kind of tinted poly?

#3221 10 days ago
Quoted from tscottn:

Decided to start restoring my Target Pool yesterday. all new Pool Ball Stand Up targets need to be painted and installed as well as all the hex bullseye targets need to be replaced. Unfortunately PBR does not have the pool ball stand ups since his hotstamp guy passed, so I have to make them myself. Ugh. Also I'm going to try and make new plastics since the old ones are super yellowed.

Maybe you can just buy white stand up faces from PBR and have someone print you some labels to add to them. Pinsider djblouw created his own labels for Stern Nine Ball. Maybe he can print some decals for Target Pool/Mini Pool striped stand up targets. I have a Mini Pool so I'd buy a set.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/nine-ball-club-all-welcome?tq=decals&tu=djblouw

#3222 9 days ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Maybe you can just buy white stand up faces from PBR and have someone print you some labels to add to them. Pinsider djblouw created his own labels for Stern Nine Ball. Maybe he can print some decals for Target Pool/Mini Pool striped stand up targets. I have a Mini Pool so I'd buy a set.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/nine-ball-club-all-welcome?tq=decals&tu=djblouw

Thanks for the tip. I already got the white faces, and I downloaded the target files from the virtual pin site. (Those guys have so many high quality art files for their pins. ) Now I'm just gonna clean them up in photoshop and have them printed on vinyl. Should work just fine ( I hope)

#3223 9 days ago
Quoted from tscottn:

Thanks for the tip. I already got the white faces, and I downloaded the target files from the virtual pin site. (Those guys have so many high quality art files for their pins. ) Now I'm just gonna clean them up in photoshop and have them printed on vinyl. Should work just fine ( I hope)

Hell yeah! Honestly I encourage anyone looking for art assets to check out the VPin community via https://www.vpuniverse.com/ as there is a heavy focus on preservation there. Lots of scanned and recreated resources (for free!) and very friendly and helpful people, so if you're not able to find or extract what you need there will always be someone willing to help out.

#3224 9 days ago
Quoted from mark532011:

was there a goal to it? Usually those types of games want you to try and scoop something to win it, but winning a pot of lentils doesn't sound like much of a prize

As you scoop the beans and drop them into the hopper, the scale pointer indicates the tonnage that has been collected. If you move approximately 50 tons, you achieve “Expert Crane Operator” status.

No prizes, but what little kid doesn’t dream about operating a crane?

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#3225 8 days ago
Quoted from Dono:

It does look great! What product did he use for the kickout putty material? How about the finish on the sanded surface, is that some kind of tinted poly?

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#3226 8 days ago
Quoted from Dono:

It does look great! What product did he use for the kickout putty material? How about the finish on the sanded surface, is that some kind of tinted poly?

JB Weld Kwik Wood epoxy stick. On the amber shellac, covered with two coats of Varathane then urethane auto clear. The clear reacts to the shellac but not Varathane.

#3227 7 days ago

Bally Wizard CPR playfield swap. Doing this for a local collector. This is my 7th swap, and by far the most challenging. A lot of the dimples on the top of the pf are off. Underside marks for drilling holes are etched, not dimpled(auto centering punch was a great investment), and key component location marks off as well. Lots of measuring old pf and new with a square and decimal scale ruler.
Did wood rails first. Had to Dowel left and right rails, inboard rail good. All arch dimples were off, and now drilled correctly using arches as a template. Currently checking etch marks underside of pf, almost done so I can start drilling. At the end of it all it will be completed-correctly.

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#3228 7 days ago

1977 Williams Wild Card

Match not awarding replay. I had gone through the 00-90 unit previously and it appeared to be cleaned and functional. Inspected 10’s unit and found one of the horseshoe contacts not making contact with the pcb. Took the unit apart and adjusted the horseshoe contacts. Reassembled unit and match still not awarding replays. Went down a few dead ends on the schematic until I came back to the 10’s unit. I must have knocked the horseshoe out of alignment when I reassembled the unit. Repaired the match while the 10’s unit was assembled with a switch adjuster.

1977 Williams Lucky Seven

Restored playfield wiring harness reinstall. I managed to knock two wires off their lugs and chewed up a section of ground braid during disassembly or storage. Lots of photos taken so recovery should be easy.
I’ve done a few other playfield swaps and was always let down by my inability to neatly clamp down the ground braid. I bought a long nose pneumatic stapler from Amazon to tighten up and short circuit proof my harness installs. This pf about 10% complete.

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#3229 6 days ago

You guys have some great looking and clean pinball machines. Your stuff is in way better condition than all of mine. Mine work, but have lots of cosmetic wear. Nice going everyone.

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#3230 4 days ago

Drop Target Saturday. Broke this down today and installed all new springs and targets. Moving along on this Pin-Up, thanks to PBR. (Not Professional Bull Riding)

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#3231 4 days ago

Is that from a Gottlieb? I have a Far Out which has a couple hacked springs which are too strong. Do you know what part numbers to order from PBR.

Alberto

#3232 4 days ago

rebuilding a gottlieb sea belles

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#3233 4 days ago
Quoted from Peruman:

Is that from a Gottlieb? I have a Far Out which has a couple hacked springs which are too strong. Do you know what part numbers to order from PBR.
Alberto

Yes that's from a Gottlieb Pin-Up.

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#3234 4 days ago

The assembly also takes 2 of the #A-13455 springs. Sometimes these are missing or broken.

#3235 9 hours ago

Coin door for Williams Travel Time. Dents removed and polished by my partner

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#3236 8 hours ago

Howdy. I’m working on my 1963 Williams Swing Time AAB machine and I’m a bit stuck.

I was chasing down an issue with the controlled playfield lamps that were intermittently working about 5% of the time.
I cleaned and adjusted the switches and finally got the lamp issue remedied, but now I have an endless ball issue. The final trough switch that allows the ball to pass by and into the inlane always allows the ball to pass and never removes the ball from the ball count.

I’ve gone over and over the switches without finding this issue. Any help forward is greatly appreciated!

Online schematics:
https://www.ipdb.org/files/2483/Williams_1963_Swing_Time_Schematic_Diagram_continuous.pdf

Thanks!

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