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

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#28301 49 days ago
Quoted from KJS:

A nice System 11 added.[quoted image][quoted image]

LOVE Whirlwind! Enjoy it!

Chris

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#28302 49 days ago

This came home last night.

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#28303 49 days ago

Picked up Demolition Man, haven't put the handles on yet!

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#28304 49 days ago

Goodbye Airborne and welcome Ultraman CE! This clearcoated cab is the smoothest pinball cab I’ve ever touched.

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#28305 49 days ago
Quoted from Max_Badazz:

This came home last night. [quoted image][quoted image]

Awesome game. Put a couple games on one yesterday. Can’t wait for my LE.

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#28306 48 days ago

First Pin in the garage! Pool Sharks

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#28307 48 days ago
Quoted from Cire50:

First Pin in the garage! Pool Sharks
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I find Pool Sharks to be surprisingly fun. Enjoy!

Chris

#28308 48 days ago
Quoted from OldHockeyGuy:

#StrikesandSpares contains some delightful, sexist and now politically incorrect artwork representative of my father's generation of 1950's bowlers who also appreciated attractive woman and social drinking..
Fun to see and play. Looking forward to seeing yours

Yes it does.. My friend put the Bally game in a sports handball gym.
The owner called to get this "filth out of here." I went with him to help
pickup the game. The back glass was covered with newspaper. All we could do
was laugh, as we were removing the game from the location.

#28309 48 days ago

Compared to other bawdy pins of the era, it's pretty tame. Just guys gawking at pretty women in 1950's clothing and one wife yanking her husband away from temptation.

Great story!

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#28310 48 days ago

Bought my first Capcom game yesterday, welcome Pinball Magic!

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#28311 47 days ago

Picked up this survivor yesterday. Original playfield. Not bad for a 40 year old game

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#28312 47 days ago

I just need to remove all those purple and pink leds and we will be in business

#28313 47 days ago
Quoted from Ranpastrana:

Picked up this survivor yesterday. Original playfield. Not bad for a 40 year old game

Looks real nice. Let me know when you’re done with it. One of my offices is right there on Franklin Avenue and I could swing by easily.

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#28314 47 days ago

The Shadow knows!
Had to go through all the settings. At least the previous owner didn’t go over the top with the full 60 second savers.

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#28315 47 days ago
Quoted from Boof-Ed:

The Shadow knows!
Had to go through all the settings. At least the previous owner didn’t go over the top with the full 60 second savers.
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Wonder if it was set to Luppin rules. That’s how I’ve had mine for a while. Search it here if you’re unfamiliar. Enjoy!

#28316 47 days ago
Quoted from Ranpastrana:

Picked up this survivor yesterday. Original playfield. Not bad for a 40 year old game
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Wow, that is super nice. Must’ve had an easy life. Congrats!

#28317 47 days ago
Quoted from evileye:

Wow, that is super nice. Must’ve had an easy life. Congrats!

Yes. Apparently home used only and bought new by Meatloaf and sold to the guy I bought it from right after. So it never saw a location. Pretty stoked about it.

#28318 47 days ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Looks real nice. Let me know when you’re done with it. One of my offices is right there on Franklin Avenue and I could swing by easily.

Sounds good

#28319 47 days ago
Quoted from evileye:

Wow, that is super nice. Must’ve had an easy life. Congrats!

Looking at the playfield it looks like it was coated with something at one time, I have run across a handful that operators had done this.

#28320 47 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Looking at the playfield it looks like it was coated with something at one time, I have run across a handful that operators had done this.

Yes looks like it. Still amazing to see that there is no wear on pop bumpers and locks. Definitely not played much

#28321 45 days ago
Quoted from Ranpastrana:

Picked up this survivor yesterday. Original playfield. Not bad for a 40 year old game
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What a beauty and one of the best machines to come out of the 80's era IMHO. Love mine and recently picked up a Space Station to pair with it!

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#28322 45 days ago

1961 Williams Metro. My first pinball. Excited to clean it up and start playing. Picked it up for $150

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#28323 45 days ago

Got a nice garage restoration project

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#28324 45 days ago

What exactly needs restoration on that? Looks very nice already.

#28325 45 days ago

You moved it with the head on?

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#28326 45 days ago

Following up from a previous post…
With the arrival and set up of Scared Stiff, I now have the twins featured in my “Dark Lounge”.

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#28327 45 days ago
Quoted from play_pinball:

You moved it with the head on?

It had a very weak base in head, ie it got dropped at some point in its life and the entire thing is being held together with drywall screws in the base of the head, so i didn't want to risk taking it apart at the sellers and messing something up further...it got home fine. I'm restoring the entire thing

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#28328 45 days ago
Quoted from snyper2099:

What exactly needs restoration on that? Looks very nice already.

Looks are deceiving It's definitely a nice player condition pin but I want to take it to collector level. I'm swapping the playfield with a CPR, putting in new boards, cabinet bondo work, LED's, plastics, pretty much the works

#28329 45 days ago
Quoted from fooflighter:

Looks are deceiving It's definitely a nice player condition pin but I want to take it to collector level. I'm swapping the playfield with a CPR, putting in new boards, cabinet bondo work, LED's, plastics, pretty much the works

That game was partially restored by someone else though, right? Just looking at the head/cab?

#28330 45 days ago
Quoted from Whistles:

That game was partially restored by someone else though, right? Just looking at the head/cab?

They put in a new backglass for the sale but that's about it. Everything else was original, so it didn't get abused too bad

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#28331 45 days ago
Quoted from fooflighter:

Looks are deceiving It's definitely a nice player condition pin but I want to take it to collector level. I'm swapping the playfield with a CPR, putting in new boards, pretty much the works

Cabinet certainly needs attention but, I do not like the trend of slapping new boards and a PF into everything that comes down the street.

Quoted from Whistles:

That game was partially restored by someone else though, right? Just looking at the head/cab?

There is no sense at all trying to figure out someone's reasoning on Pinside. Looking over popular Pinside threads, here's a recap of the recent week's happenings.

Drive a 70’s Bally game home with the head connected. Check.

Attach the game's legs when it's on it's back, before you tip it's entire weight onto two legs to get it to it's upright position. Check.

Cutting a playfield after it's clear-coated. Check.

Installing a hardtop because "it's the only available option". Check.

"Restore" a game that already looks nice. Check.

Not saying any of these are wrong or correct, either way. You all do you!

But hell if I will ever understand any of the reasoning behind most of these decisions.

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#28332 44 days ago

Switched out my Jaws Pro order for a JP Prem.. aww heck it’s still an Elwin, right??

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#28333 44 days ago
Quoted from snyper2099:

Cabinet certainly needs attention but, I do not like the trend of slapping new boards and a PF into everything that comes down the street..

It may be a trend but I am unaware of it. It's my first early SS and my first playfield swap that I've always wanted to do. The rectifier board is trashed, burned out connections and fuses with multiple quick tech arcade patches throughout, the lamp board is failing and the sound board has blown amp chips. I want to get the game to new + status with flicker free LED.

Quoted from snyper2099:

Drive a 70’s Bally game home with the head connected. Check.

Explained above with photos

Quoted from snyper2099:

"Restore" a game that already looks nice. Check.

The playfield is shot... scalloped failing cupped inserts, planking, deep ball cut paths, multiple cracked plastics and broken mechs..the cab is busted and needs a new head rebuild / paint / structure rebuild

I don't want just a playable game, I want to create an immaculate one that plays as well as it looks and lasts another 45 years. So there's the reasoning.

#28334 44 days ago
Quoted from snyper2099:

Cabinet certainly needs attention but, I do not like the trend of slapping new boards and a PF into everything that comes

Why? Modern boards are just better, and cheaper to just replace then to get the board work done if you lack the skills to do so yourself.

#28335 44 days ago
Quoted from cookpins:

and cheaper to just replace then to get the board work done if you lack the skills to do so yourself.

This. New repro boards make these old pins playable for the masses.

#28336 44 days ago
Quoted from cookpins:

Why? Modern boards are just better, and cheaper to just replace then to get the board work done if you lack the skills to do so yourself.

How exactly do they make games play better?

I prefer OEM boards since I can repair most of them. Surface mount crap is a pain. Through hole, not so much.

#28337 44 days ago
Quoted from PinJim:

I prefer OEM boards since I can repair most of them.

Key point: A lot of people cannot repair the boards. Or perhaps more importantly, cannot trouble shoot what the problem is. And there are not that many people around the country who can.

Given a choice of a new Alltek or Weebly board for around $150.00, or packing and shipping a board off to some long distance repair shop, paying $150.00 for the repair plus shipping both ways, I'd take the repro boards and get back to playing.

#28338 44 days ago

EDIT: Delete

#28339 44 days ago

I enjoy learning and trying to repair boards myself, but admit I've also bought a replacement lamp board that works fantastic.

#28340 44 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Key point: A lot of people cannot repair the boards. Or perhaps more importantly, cannot trouble shoot what the problem is. And there are not that many people around the country who can.
Given a choice of a new Alltek or Weebly board for around $150.00, or packing and shipping a board off to some long distance repair shop, paying $150.00 for the repair plus shipping both ways, I'd take the repro boards and get back to playing.

Agreed, and the components on the original bords will not last forever as they become prone to failure with age.

The new replacement boards also keep the hobby going and allow for stored games with seriously damaged/missing board a new life.

#28341 44 days ago
Quoted from Garrett:

Agreed, and the components on the original bords will not last forever as they become prone to failure with age.
The new replacement boards also keep the hobby going and allow for stored games with seriously damaged/missing board a new life.

To each their own. Surface mount stuff is hard to repair. Older stuff, much easier. Then again, I love doing board work. And I love keeping stuff OEM.

#28342 44 days ago
Quoted from PinJim:

To each their own. Surface mount stuff is hard to repair. Older stuff, much easier. Then again, I love doing board work. And I love keeping stuff OEM.

Yes, of course they are easier.

The aging of the components is undeniable.

#28343 43 days ago
Quoted from PinJim:

To each their own. Surface mount stuff is hard to repair. Older stuff, much easier. Then again, I love doing board work. And I love keeping stuff OEM.

Original boards have already stood the test of time and their failure points (battery, AMI chips and sockets) are well documented.

#28344 43 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

This. New repro boards make these old pins playable for the masses.

Not always. Any many new boards have issues down the road.

If you need one you need one, but I always get the old repaired first if possible.

#28345 43 days ago
Quoted from PinJim:

To each their own. Surface mount stuff is hard to repair. Older stuff, much easier. Then again, I love doing board work. And I love keeping stuff OEM.

Same here for original boards, that is unless they are really toasted.

#28346 43 days ago
Quoted from chad:

Same here for original boards, that is unless they are really toasted.

Many years ago I got a Gottlieb System 1 (TOTEM) that was totally dead. I painstakingly rebuilt every board. What a joy it was to see it come back to life.

For some reason, I feel like I've rebuilt a ton of Williams System 7 machines over the years. And a heck of a lot of WPC89 machines. I'm a W/B guy, so I love working on them.

Conversely, I inherited a Rottendog board once and wanted to burn it, lol.

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#28347 43 days ago

From Cortland, NY to NC, then back home .. sleep 5 hours .. head off to RI, quick turnaround, and back home to NY .. total drive time 33 hours .. and met two super nice, long-time Pinsiders.

Some may ask, "Was it worth it?"

Me .. "Absolutely, no doubt about it."

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#28348 42 days ago
Quoted from snyper2099:

Just because something is typically sold at a specific price does not always mean that the person selling the item does not know it’s value. I told the seller it was worth way more and he said he already knew that and he refused to take more for it when I offered. He needed stuff gone that day and insisted that I was doing him a huge favor.

Same here...guy posted a Who Dunnit, Bally El Toro, Revolution X dual shooter arcade game, and 4 player NFL Blizt arcade game, all for $500. He had sold his house for twice what he expected and needed everything gone that day. I was happy to help him out.

#28349 42 days ago
Quoted from pinzrfun:

Same here...guy posted a Who Dunnit, Bally El Toro, Revolution X dual shooter arcade game, and 4 player NFL Blizt arcade game, all for $500. He had sold his house for twice what he expected and needed everything gone that day. I was happy to help him out.

There's giving a discount, giving a steep discount, and then just giving it away. I think both examples are the final option there. He could've asked $2000 and still had it gone that day I'd bet.

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#28350 42 days ago

5 pinball machines saved from being dumped. the owners kids were so fed up with their dad hoarding everything but luckily I could buy them instead. It took 12 hours to load the van since we needed to move insane amounts of things to get to the machines. Whitewater, giligans island, wipe out, rocky, bullwinkle and friends, super mario, one arcade and some slot machines.

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