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

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#23701 40 days ago
Quoted from mitchzizzle:

Ooooh great game! Nice and congrats! I love your work in the VPin world by the way, you deserve it!

Thanks! Tommy is super accurate already (I can verify it now!), but it will be getting some more upgrades soon

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#23702 40 days ago

3 hr drive down to buy a #Diner...which was a bit rough. Seller had about 10 machines he was looking to part with so came home with a nicer #Whirlwind instead. On the way home wife says "if you wanted any of his other machines make sure you let him know before he lists them for sale"... ...this sounds suspiciously like PERMISSION to me!!!

So, we have now our 7th Pat Lawlor machine...only NGG, Dialed In, and perhaps Safe Cracker left that I'd like to add. And of course "Toy Story" since that was the first movie date with the wife. Shes already excited about that one.

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#23703 40 days ago
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#23704 40 days ago

Brought this home from Pinfest! Can't break 2 million yet. Fun game!

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#23705 40 days ago

" CHIMICHANGA TIME !!! "

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#23706 40 days ago

Twin Win, in an Impreza.

Very nice condition. Someone did a nice restore job on it before my seller got it. BG is too nice for mid70s. Thinking it may be a reproduction.

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#23707 40 days ago

My wish has been granted, cost me a few jewels but I landed one of my grails today! Welcome Tales of the Arabian Nights!

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#23708 40 days ago
Quoted from undrdog:

Twin Win, in an Impreza.
Very nice condition. Someone did a nice restore job on it before my seller got it. BG is too nice for mid70s. Thinking it may be a reproduction.
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Congrats on the new acquisition. Got that piece in the mail for you yesterday, there's no need to fear.

#23709 40 days ago
Quoted from undrdog:

Twin Win, in an Impreza.
Very nice condition. Someone did a nice restore job on it before my seller got it. BG is too nice for mid70s. Thinking it may be a reproduction.
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Mid-70's Bally BG hold up really well, you would be surprised.

#23710 40 days ago

Congratulations on the game! Even more for having an understanding wife!

Quoted from DuffysArcade:3 hr drive down to buy a #Diner...which was a bit rough. Seller had about 10 machines he was looking to part with so came home with a nicer #Whirlwind instead. On the way home wife says "if you wanted any of his other machines make sure you let him know before he lists them for sale"... ...this sounds suspiciously like PERMISSION to me!!!
So, we have now our 7th Pat Lawlor machine...only NGG, Dialed In, and perhaps Safe Cracker left that I'd like to add. And of course "Toy Story" since that was the first movie date with the wife. Shes already excited about that one.
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#23711 40 days ago

Two games in the same week. Geez, do I have a problem.....! And you people here keep acting as enablers...!!

Thank you Jimmyhonda for an incredible game. You do NOT find F14s in this good a shape very often!

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Acquiring this game is a bit of an emotional backstory. My dad used to play F-14 in the arcades, and he would often tell me about how he wanted to bring one home back in 1992-1995. I was all of 11 to 14 back then, and I remember the sheer excitement of the idea of having a pinball machine in the house.

While we were a middle class family, the idea of owning a pinball machine just seemed like another world - like we'd easily be the coolest house in the neighbor hood. Sadly, this dream did not become reality as other things came up, and we had to pass on the opportunity. Still, it was Dad's favorite pinball machine, and I wanted to get one.

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Vehicle that has transported Transformers: Autobots Edition, Jurassic Park Pro, Harlem Globetrotters, and now F-14 - a 2015 Honda Fit EX. It is my little workhorse.

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Fast forward to now, and with prices going up so fast, I knew I needed to get one soon. Dad is 75, and he has had some nasty battles with cancer. There were two dreams he wanted to make come true. One was acquiring an original Shelby Cobra - and I've done the best I can with a 1965 Shelby Roadster MK2 from F5. The other was to bring F-14 home, and now I have done it.

The goal is to bring him down from Wisconsin to Dayton soon, and we go for a ride in the Roadster and play some F-14 together. Better late than never.

I did tell him and show him the above pictures already. In his words: "I'm jealous!!!"

My response: "Don't be, Dad! You'll get to play it when you come over. I'll even put it on free play for you." ; )

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#23712 40 days ago
Quoted from undrdog:

Twin Win, in an Impreza.
Very nice condition. Someone did a nice restore job on it before my seller got it. BG is too nice for mid70s. Thinking it may be a reproduction.
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The glass was redone by BG Resto, including a topless version . However, as gdonovan said, many Bally backglasses of that era hardly ever flake.
Most are multi-player games. I've never seen a flaky "Old Chicago" backglass, for example. Many others as well.

#23713 40 days ago
Quoted from NPO:

The goal is to bring him down from Wisconsin to Dayton soon, and we go for a ride in the Roadster and play some F-14 together. Better late than never.

Post a photo of him playing it when it happens!

#23714 40 days ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

The glass was redone by BG Resto, including a topless version .

My wife already nixed the topless version. My games are at work and she doesn’t think it would be appropriate .

#23715 40 days ago

Nice. Was that the one from villagebbs?

#23716 40 days ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

The glass was redone by BG Resto, including a topless version . However, as gdonovan said, many Bally backglasses of that era hardly ever flake.
Most are multi-player games. I've never seen a flaky "Old Chicago" backglass, for example. Many others as well.

This one is mint.

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#23717 40 days ago

My old Chicago's glass is very nice.

#23718 40 days ago

Not surprising. Never seen a bad "Capt. Fan", "Wizard", "Old Chicago", "Flip Flop", and many others. I don't know what they did, but all those glasses held up great.

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#23719 40 days ago

My 3 year old is always excited for “new pinball day”. It’s a rough one, but it’s all there and Iam excited for my next project.

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#23720 39 days ago

Nice to see all these F14s. It's in my top 5 game list. Still miss it and think of it routinely.

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#23721 39 days ago

#64 in the house...to be, or not to be?

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#23722 39 days ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

Nice to see all these F14s. It's in my top 5 game list. Still miss it and think of it routinely.

It’s a cool game for sure. I dig the top gun type Theme. cool sounds, lighting effects/flashers, and playfield. Gotta love good ol’ system 11s

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#23723 39 days ago

Finally landed a WH20!

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#23724 39 days ago
Quoted from BenB:

It’s a cool game for sure. I dig the top gun type Theme. cool sounds, lighting effects/flashers, and playfield. Gotta love good ol’ system 11s

Just tonight my wife was talking about seeing the new Top Gun movie. I took the opportunity to bring up getting an F14. The ploy worked and it’s now at the top of the list for my next pin!

#23725 39 days ago
Quoted from BenB:

It’s a cool game for sure. I dig the top gun type Theme. cool sounds, lighting effects/flashers, and playfield. Gotta love good ol’ system 11s

I think it has the best lightshow in all of pinball. Set up fast and brutal It's one of the best shots in pinball when you lock that 4th ball and the siren goes off and the beacons start flashing, waiting for the mayhem about to start. Absolutely love it. Ha hahahaha

#23726 39 days ago
Quoted from BenB:

My 3 year old is always excited for “new pinball day”. It’s a rough one, but it’s all there and Iam excited for my next project.
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GREAT photo!! Frame that one and hang it in the gameroom someday.

F-14s are ALWAYS a project. I just finished restoring mine and it seems to be one of the worst-surviving pins of all time. Inserts always raised, cabinet flaking, typical stuff. Good luck and congrats!

#23727 39 days ago
Quoted from schudel5:

#64 in the house...to be, or not to be? [quoted image]

Last Action Hero is awesome, get the "aftermarket" rom.

#23728 39 days ago
Quoted from bigguybbr:

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Nice. Was that the one from villagebbs?

yes it was. Some bumps and bruises, but very nice under the glass!

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#23729 39 days ago

Picked it up from the terminal today. Went from Pro to Premium for my favorite Spike game. I didn't ever want to regret not getting the fully featured game before it goes out of production and prices get even more stoopid.

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#23730 39 days ago

Just got DP premium

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#23731 39 days ago

Closest pick up ever!

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#23732 39 days ago

Normally I don't move machines with the heads and legs but...

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#23733 39 days ago

So 2 EMs and 3 property lengths later, a Comet is back in the line up

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#23734 39 days ago

My only sports theme machine.. but one I remember vividly from childhood.
Thanks to pinsider jbovenzi for the hook up. Was an easy car transfer and I got to see a new Costco

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#23735 38 days ago

bigguybbr what is retrobriting, and where do I get it? That looks amazing! Does it work for colors other than white?

Thanks in advance!

#23736 38 days ago
Quoted from PinAL:

bigguybbr what is retrobriting, and where do I get it? That looks amazing! Does it work for colors other than white?
Thanks in advance!

My guess its soaking them in a hydrogen-peroxide solution and placing them under a black lamp (UV), very common in the console restoration community.

http://www.retrofixes.com/2013/10/how-to-clean-whiten-yellowed-plastics.html
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#23737 38 days ago

This one is coming with me!

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#23738 38 days ago

And this is how we move pinball machines in the small swiss mountain villages
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#23739 38 days ago

Looks like it would make things WAY easier!

Quoted from Nihonmasa:And this is how we move pinball machines in the small swiss mountain villages
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#23740 38 days ago

Yay! New pinball day. And another new to me game.

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#23741 37 days ago

Picked up a Card Whiz in a Jet Spin base cabinet and a project Fireball!

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#23742 37 days ago

Traded my CV for a NIB Deadpool Prem today. Win win for me and delt31. Always a pleasure to do business with this man. Enjoy!! Mirror blades are a must on this title!!

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#23743 37 days ago

A lot of Deadpool lately.

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#23744 37 days ago

Finally got a chance to unload the F-14 I picked up this week.

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#23745 37 days ago
Quoted from Zartan:

Looks like it would make things WAY easier!

It sure did. Lots of steps and around 200m uphill to go, would've been a nightmare without it...

#23746 37 days ago
Quoted from ThatOneDude:

Finally got a chance to unload the F-14 I picked up this week.
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Now that looks much better than the one with all those crazy aftermarket stickers all over it. Just my opinion. You also have an earlier run with the clear white dome and rear play field lenses. Always preferred those over the opaque white ones.

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#23747 37 days ago

Purchased a Dale jr. We are 2nd owner. The original owner purchased it NIB in 2007 because he was a Dale jr fan. The pin has never been cleaned or serviced. It had the original batteries in it. It showing a low number of plays.

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#23748 37 days ago
Quoted from hawkeyexx:

. It had the original batteries in it.

At least they didn't look like this .....

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#23749 37 days ago
Quoted from PinAL:

bigguybbr what is retrobriting, and where do I get it? That looks amazing! Does it work for colors other than white?
Thanks in advance!

Quoted from gdonovan:

My guess its soaking them in a hydrogen-peroxide solution and placing them under a black lamp (UV), very common in the console restoration community.
http://www.retrofixes.com/2013/10/how-to-clean-whiten-yellowed-plastics.html
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Exactly. You soak your yellowed plastics in a solution of hydrogen peroxide and Oxyclean and leave it in the sun. Works like a champ.

#23750 37 days ago
Quoted from transprtr4u:

At least they didn't look like this .....
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The owner had no idea it had batteries behind the back glass.

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