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What machine did you bring home today? Post your pictures!


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#6801 1 year ago

Elvira came home today

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#6802 1 year ago

Glad i can post in this thread after such along hunt.

Fast and beautiful!

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#6803 1 year ago

Picked up this beautiful Flying Chariots yesterday. Needs some cleanup and refreshing, but it'll be even more gorgeous and colorful when it's done!

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#6804 1 year ago

Picked this little beauty up!

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#6805 1 year ago

I got this Super-Flite 2 specifically for the backglass from a great seller in San Tan Valley. I will be putting this backglass on Super-Flite 1 to make a nice game and this Super-Flite will be restored as a players game and sold. Super-Flite has the marbleized gear style pop bumper caps, my all-time favorite pop bumper caps. Too bad Williams didn't use these on more of their mid-seventies EMs. This era of Williams EMs is fast when restored to their former glory.

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#6806 1 year ago

My brother found this advertised as "retro pingball game" I was on the road in 20 minutes.20171029_172735 (resized).jpg

#6807 1 year ago
Quoted from Elvisinmypants:

My brother found this advertised as "retro pingball game" I was on the road in 20 minutes.

Abra Cadabra?

#6808 1 year ago
Quoted from Elvisinmypants:

My brother found this advertised as "retro pingball game" I was on the road in 20 minutes.

More photos... Please!

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#6809 1 year ago
Quoted from Darcy:

More photos... Please!

It isn't terrible could be better, with some love will be decent
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#6810 1 year ago

Couple days ago:

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#6811 1 year ago
Quoted from Astropin:

Couple days ago:

I love the blades on aliens. Very cool.

#6812 1 year ago
Quoted from SkyKing2301:

Picked up this beautiful Flying Chariots yesterday. Needs some cleanup and refreshing, but it'll be even more gorgeous and colorful when it's done!

That the one that was in Omaha on CL for several months? I would have loved to buy it but to far away.

Quoted from Pecos:

I got this Super-Flite 2 specifically for the backglass from a great seller in San Tan Valley. I will be putting this backglass on Super-Flite 1 to make a nice game and this Super-Flite will be restored as a players game and sold. Super-Flite has the marbleized gear style pop bumper caps, my all-time favorite pop bumper caps. Too bad Williams didn't use these on more of their mid-seventies EMs. This era of Williams EMs is fast when restored to their former glory.

Is it just the sun that makes it look faded a little? Pecos we need more people like you saving these EMs.

#6813 1 year ago
Quoted from SkyKing2301:

Picked up this beautiful Flying Chariots yesterday. Needs some cleanup and refreshing, but it'll be even more gorgeous and colorful when it's done!

Quoted from Grayman_EM:

That the one that was in Omaha on CL for several months? I would have loved to buy it but to far away.

I don't think so...? I picked it up in central Florida, from a guy who had a warehouse full of stuff that he's moved into a few garages and is trying to thin out. Is the CL link gone?

I can't wait to dig into this thing (someday when I have the time) and get it cleaned up (looks like it's never been cleaned) and replace these faded parts. Going to be a beauty! Luckily my birthday is right around the corner so I've put all the parts on my wishlist.

#6814 1 year ago
Quoted from SkyKing2301:

I don't think so...? I picked it up in central Florida, from a guy who had a warehouse full of stuff that he's moved into a few garages and is trying to thin out. Is the CL link gone?

Yes, about 2-3 weeks that is why I thought you may have gotten it there. It was a little worse than yours. I think they wanted $400.00. I hope it cleans up good as that is the second one I have ever seen.

#6815 1 year ago
Quoted from Grayman_EM:

Yes, about 2-3 weeks that is why I thought you may have gotten it there. It was a little worse than yours. I think they wanted $400.00. I hope it cleans up good as that is the second one I have ever seen.

I'd never even heard of it until the local listing appeared ... I love the art and -- having grown up with a Slick Chick in my house -- I love those big chunky oval targets! I'll keep you posted on its (likely very slow) restoration; will send you before/after pics.

#6816 1 year ago

Thanks, A heads up I would get your Grand Prix soon. I have run into people wanting to push that up to the $1000.00 mark.

#6817 1 year ago

Got this last week...and an extra pf for it.

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#6818 1 year ago
Quoted from pinostalgia:

Got this last week...and an extra pf for it.

See those around from time to time. Never played one. May just grab the next one at a reasonable price. Have fun!

#6819 1 year ago
Quoted from Grayman_EM:

Is it just the sun that makes it look faded a little?

Yes and no. The backglass is badly faded. The playfield looks faded because of the sun and reflections on the playfield glass.

Quoted from Grayman_EM:

Pecos we need more people like you saving these EMs.

Thank you Grayman_EM! I've been toying around with the idea for a while now of making a video documentary of all the work I do to bring one of these Project Pins back to life. I have started to make a list, still incomplete, of all of the steps I am taking to do my current Project Pin, a Williams 1971 Klondike:

Remove rust from legs, wax and replace leg levelers with new leg levelers. Shine up the leg bolts.
Disassemble shooter rod, clean, replace sleeve, replace barrel spring and lightly lubricate with SuperLube. Reassemble and install. These old plastic shooter rod housings are often broken. A new metal one may be needed.
Remove, clean and insert new solenoid sleeves for the pop bumpers, sling shots and flippers.
Disassemble and clean all stepper units - Credit Unit, Player Unit, Match Unit.
Disassemble and clean the slot-type reels on the playfield. (This should be interesting, never done one of these before)
Remove mech board and vacuum cabinet.
Clean and repaint bottom of cabinet due to mouse mess.
Dust off mech board. Due to mouse mess, sand mech board and clear coat.
Clean and adjust all switches on mech board.
Disassemble score motor and clean cam and brackets.
Clean and adjust all switches on score motor.
Clean and adjust all switches under the playfield.
Replace all insert lamps with new #44 lamps.
Clean and wax with Carnauba the playfield.
Clean all playfield parts - flipper bats, posts, plastics, aprons etc.
New rubber rings on playfield.
Replace all playfield GI lamps with new #47 lamps.
Disassemble and clean all parts for each score reel (four total).
Adjust and clean score reel switches.
Clean and adjust all switches in the backbox.
Clean wooden chime box. Parts missing. Will need to order new parts.
Replace all backbox lamps with new #47 lamps.
Coat backglass with Triple Thick to prevent further flaking.
Clean outside of cabinet with blue window cleaner.
New locks on coin door and backbox door.

Feel free to use this list when planning your next Project Pin restoration. You will be need to modify it slightly for each specific game you are restoring.

#6820 1 year ago

The one thing you don't see on a lot of the pins nowadays are the coin mechanisms. That is part of the feel I get playing a old EM pinball machine and to many people have flipped them over to free play and lost the coin part of it. I know more of the old timers would remember that. I started playing just when the dime was going over to the quarters.

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#6821 1 year ago
Quoted from Grayman_EM:

The one thing you don't see on a lot of the pins nowadays are the coin mechanisms. That is part of the feel I get playing a old EM pinball machine and to many people have flipped them over to free play and lost the coin part of it. I know more of the old timers would remember that. I started playing just when the dime was going over to the quarters.

You should start a "show us your coin mech" thread. Your sentimental meandering is off topic here.

#6822 1 year ago
Quoted from Elvisinmypants:

You should start a "show us your coin mech" thread. Your sentimental meandering is off topic here.

Actually it is not I was referring to Pecos's checklist of refurbishing his pinball project and since the coin mechanism is part of a restoration I see no part of your off topic statement there. Just because I remember the good ol' days doesn't mean it doesn't pertain to the topic in question. That's if you can follow my train of thought?

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#6823 1 year ago

The first pinball machine I bought in March now has a playmate.

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#6824 1 year ago

Took long enough.

#6825 1 year ago
Quoted from Fezmid:

The first pinball machine I bought in March now has a playmate.

Two is a good start....

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#6826 1 year ago

Bought a project. Not sure I wanted it but condition was too nice to pass on it.

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#6827 1 year ago

This just came today, my first pin. Too bad one of the flippers went bad, oh well, it’ll be fun when it gets fixed. Now I see why you need to have multiple pins, if one is down play another.

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#6828 1 year ago
Quoted from DngrWillRobinson:

This just came today, my first pin. Too bad one of the flippers went bad, oh well, it’ll be fun when it gets fixed. Now I see why you need to have multiple pins, if one is down play another.

Also super useful as a reference when you pull a machine apart and are thinking "Where the fuck did this bit go?".

#6829 1 year ago

That Hot Hand is interesting. Haven't seen that one before.

#6830 1 year ago
Quoted from NoQuarters:

That Hot Hand is interesting. Haven't seen that one before.

You should trade me something for it so you can get a better look at it.

#6831 1 year ago
Quoted from RustyLizard:

Bought a project. Not sure I wanted it but condition was too nice to pass on it.

Consider doing the nifty rom upgrade:

#6832 1 year ago
Quoted from ajfclark:

Also super useful as a reference when you pull a machine apart and are thinking "Where the fuck did this bit go?".

That's what I thought... until I realized that Stern 2013 (MET) is nothing like Williams 1992 (T2). Even getting the playgirl up on the MET (and back down) was a challenge!

#6833 1 year ago
Quoted from Fezmid:

That's what I thought... until I realized that Stern 2013 (MET) is nothing like Williams 1992 (T2). Even getting the playgirl up on the MET (and back down) was a challenge!

Sounds like you need to get more machines for reference. At least 2 of every system.

#6834 1 year ago
Quoted from RustyLizard:

Bought a project. Not sure I wanted it but condition was too nice to pass on it.

Damn....the condition is incredible. Nice find!

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#6835 1 year ago

Brought this home Sunday, just in time for Halloween!!!

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#6836 1 year ago
Quoted from ajfclark:

Also super useful as a reference when you pull a machine apart and are thinking "Where the fuck did this bit go?".

You have no idea how true this is.. I pulled apart my Grand Tour to redo the playfield and it was months before it returned. If not for the same year Bus Stop that was here I'm not sure GT would be assembled at the moment.

#6837 1 year ago
Quoted from Grayman_EM:

Actually it is not I was referring to Pecos's checklist of refurbishing his pinball project and since the coin mechanism is part of a restoration I see no part of your off topic statement there. Just because I remember the good ol' days doesn't mean it doesn't pertain to the topic in question. That's if you can follow my train of thought?

you don't follow mine apparently.... I was going to call you and old sap but that is probably a personal attack.

#6838 1 year ago

Let's be nice please. This thread is about sharing pics of pinball - a hobby we all love.

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#6839 1 year ago
Quoted from spinal:

Let's be nice please. This thread is about sharing pics of pinball - a hobby we all love.

I was being nice poking fun, I just won't comment. Back on the rails now please

#6840 1 year ago
Quoted from dothedoo:

That's an original glass? CPR put the pink/red in the upper left corner around the boat like that. I've never seen that on an original glass before. Even the flyer doesn't have it.

Quoted from ZNET:

The original Fathom backglass has considerably more definition in the art than does the repro. The repro is nice; however, the line art is blurry by comparison. The original can thus be easily identified. I have had them side-by-side (however, I can't locate a photo of the repro). Here's the original on a Fathom formerly in my line-up.

Fathom backglass is currently being reproduced again. The same manufacturer that just finished Medusa. They do incredible work so I’m sure we will see the true colors once again.

#6841 1 year ago
Quoted from RustyLizard:

Bought a project. Not sure I wanted it but condition was too nice to pass on it.

Envious of that backglass. I have a nice Hot Hand too but the red in my bg is almost completely gone. Nice find, keep it outta the sun!

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#6842 1 year ago

Dog was certainty curious of today’s delivery

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#6843 1 year ago
Quoted from drinkduffbeers:

Dog was certainty curious of today’s delivery

That second pic is hysterical looks like me when I get a new pin!

#6844 1 year ago
Quoted from drinkduffbeers:

Dog was certainty curious of today’s delivery

That dog is cute for sure but my goodness that cabinet has a mirror finish.

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#6845 1 year ago

This afternoon, first NIB.

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#6846 1 year ago

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#6847 1 year ago

Where did that translite come from?

#6848 1 year ago
Quoted from kidchrisso:

Where did that translite come from?

Im sure he made it...
Look at his walking dead with Michael Jackson

#6849 1 year ago

That translite is bad ass

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#6850 1 year ago

Been on a hot streak picking up newer Sterns. Came home with an old school woody. In the same home from 1962 until last night.

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