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

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5 years ago

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#6444 2 years ago

Sweet Hearts came home not today but a few weeks ago.
Sweet Hearts was my first pin. I got SH out of the neighbors trash about 1976. Took me 2 years to get it working back then with no info and hardware store 44, 47 bulbs. Sold it about 1979 for 150.00. Started life long fun with coin op. This one crossed my path and could not resist. Took over a year to get this one looking like this. Big Thanks to Bgresto, Paintpins, Gmkalos, Pinball Resource for helping to make this better than new.

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#6721 1 year ago

Eight Ball Deluxe came home. After trying to get a nice one for years. Had 2 well worn ones in the past that never worked right. Found one with a NOS playfield that had been swapped in. Playfield was nice but swap was done poorly. Wrong coils put in, wiring wrong, missing parts that took months to scrounge etc. Tracking time took me just under a 100 hours to get it working right.
George, gmkalos on pinside https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/55126. Cleared thr NOS playfield. He did a wonderful job and it looks so nice. Also upgraded to 1984 EBD light boards and linear flippers converted to regular. Game is all sorted and staying. Can't stop playing it.

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#10136 11 months ago

Picked up my First actual 1963 pinball Sweet Hearts Saturday. It was in the same place I put it in 1980s when I sold it for 150.00 to a co worker.
In his mothers basement. I gave 200.00 to get it back. It does not look like it was touched or maintained since except to be painted off white. This is a time capsule to the 1980s when you used what you had. There was no internet. No way to get schematics, parts or even a score card etc. Could get the Western auto to order 44 and 47 bulbs back then.
I put pictures on photobucket of my actual Sweet Hearts as it is now right after coming out of the vehicle into the garage Saturday evening 10/27/18.


I found a Sweet Hearts a few years ago was not looking but came across one. Pictures from restore for this one are on photobucket.


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#11831 5 months ago

El Dorado, Solar City, Lucky Strike, Gold Strike, El Dorado City of gold, Target Alpha all have the same playfield. Different rules and art.
Wander what other pinballs share playfields?

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