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


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#4649 2 years ago

What can I say? I like a challenge. Got it working fairly quick.

1964 Bally Grand Tour

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#4658 2 years ago
Quoted from SilverUnicorn:

Whoa! Is that a Shelby Charger, circa 1987?!
Chris

Shelby Rampage actually.

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#4659 2 years ago
Quoted from MikeO:

Did they even paint the instruction card holder?!

They painted everything! The only thing that is really a loss is the apron, when cleaning the paint off it took the original paint and bally logos with it. I'm looking for another nice apron now or at least a decal, without luck so far.

#4665 2 years ago
Quoted from dasvis:

Too bad that Pinball rescue quit making Williams & Bally apron decals, they really do a nice job. We can thank PPS for that. If we are lucky(?), PPS will license Action pinball to make some substandard reproductions, as is their custom.

I sent them an e-mail asking if they could point me in the right direction of someone who could do them, I take that company doesn't exists? Well that sucks.

#4666 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Super K car!

No THIS is the super k-car.

10.4 at 132 mph

But back to our regular program!

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#4670 2 years ago
Quoted from donnj:

sure looks like Englishtown not Cecil

You sir are a steely eyed missile man and 100% correct. I salute you! And up vote!

Here is a Cecil shot.

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#4677 2 years ago

Did I mention I like EM?

First Gottlieb, Jungle King.

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#4685 2 years ago
Quoted from emkay:

Been a busy weekend for haulin' pins.

I thought I had another one today but after conferring with colleagues and doing some research a flag was thrown on the play.

Pity.

#4714 2 years ago

Chicago Coin Hi Flyer

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#4769 2 years ago

1967 Williams Touchdown
1974 Bally Knockout

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#4787 2 years ago
Quoted from ejacques:

It's a mess. .... but complete!

That playfield looks interesting to play!

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#4834 2 years ago

I have never seen machines in near "out of the box" condition aside from the elastics being shot.

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#4836 2 years ago

Pictures of the interior of Lucky Hand and Ship Ahoy are in the "show us your EM games" thread, sorry about that. Had to step out to an appointment with my daughters doctor and clicked on the wrong link.

#4837 2 years ago

Ship Ahoy now running at 100%!

Be a few days before Lucky Hand can be looked it, have work to do tomorrow..

P.S. SN is scrubbed out as someone posted the SN from one of the games I'm restoring over at the SN Database without permission for doing so or use of photo which wasn't cool.

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#4838 2 years ago

Very cool- Lucky Hand serial number is in the single digits!

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#4930 2 years ago

Chicago Coin Moon Shot 1969

40,000 plays on the meter, needs a little love but nothing terrible. Backglass just starting to flake (going to seal and repair) and have to replace a coil. Playfield and cabinet are GREAT!

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#4944 2 years ago

Follow up to the Moon Shot pictures from the other day, its up!

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#4982 2 years ago

These were delivered, does it count?

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#5009 2 years ago

Klondike

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#5019 2 years ago
Quoted from dasvis:

Nice looking pin. Klondike is the first pin that I remember playing on location as a kid, fun game & I could actually win credits on it!

Sadly it will be a few more weeks before I can get to it, working on 4 pins now simultaneously!

Grand Tour is stalled till the playfield is re-cleared, Lucky Hand got sold and I have to finish installing elastics, new plastics and setting it up for free play for the new owner, might have Heatwave stenciled this weekend and finishing up the last of the mechanical issues on Moon Shot and it needs minor cosmetic touchups.

So no playing with Klondike... though I did look at it quick. It does power up and resets but has some reset issues. Acts like there isn't enough voltage to operate the ball kicker or has a very week coil. Looking under the hood I see some monkey has been in there so I'm going to have to go over it contact by contact and make sure everything is set as it left the factory first..

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#5154 2 years ago
Quoted from xTheBlackKnightx:

Highly uncommon, borderline rare game now, Bazaar (Bally, 1966).

Reminds me a lot of Grand Tour.

#5180 2 years ago
Quoted from Barkz:

Truer words have never been spoken, Colson hit the nail on the head.
Bought my second pin 22 days after my first. Couldn't even make it a month. You are not alone haha.

I started 3 months ago, 14 pins.

#5183 2 years ago
Quoted from jsa:

Holy crap. That's a seriously impressive 3 months. How do you get them?

Craigslist, local forum, word of mouth and in one case arcade close out sale.

#5205 2 years ago
Quoted from RonSS:

That's impressive, and frightening at the same time.
I have still been scouring CLIST every morning. ..... and night. You know, just in case someone is selling for pennies on the dollar.
I've only got room for 1 though, ok probably 2. Yeah, I could definitely fit 2, maybe 3 if ......

I was never one to do things by halves.

We have moved from the first stage "ok we like pinball lets pick some up" to identifying what we like about various games and looking for pins similar features.

Current line up is Night Rider, Ding Dong, CC Moon Shot, Olympic Hockey, Touchdown, Hi-Flyer, Ship Ahoy and Time Zone.

In the workshop:

Grand Tour and Heatwave (getting repaints and in case of GT full resto)
Knockout (selling to friend after tune up)
Lucky Hand (sold and being shipped this week)
Orbit (up and running but need to tune and evaluate)
Klondike (been monkeyd with, need to diag and evaluate)

Night Rider and Olympic Hockey are the clear favorites for 2x player while my wife likes Hi-Flyer and Ding Dong for single play. I lean towards Touchdown and Moon Shot and our designated resident Gottlieb Ship Ahoy. The CC Moon Shot has a charm I can't put my finger on and a tough game with those 2" flippers and wide spacing. Touchdown with its speed and voracious out lanes is favorite and very much like the Hockey game which sizzles too.

Time Zone isn't going to make the cut I think, just one of those games that looks cool and has some cool features and theme but isn't gelling for either of us. As you can tell we like EM's very much, though I'm keeping an eye out for an SS title and even looked at a few wood rails to round things out.

I'm considering opening a part time business doing repair of EM's here in SE CT, no one else offers the service and my automotive restoration and troubleshooting skill set is serving me well in this venue.

Edit:

Technically I have had 16 pins in the last 3 months, 17 if you extend out another month to the first one. 3 have been sold or traded.

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#5249 2 years ago

Our one and only solid state in a room full of EM's came home today. I was "meh" about the gameplay but perhaps some extended playing will change my mind or the boys will take a shine to it. Seller gave me a very good deal on it so worth giving it a chance.

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#5250 2 years ago

Big Guns in the line up! Had to fix a broken speaker wire, otherwise no problems at all.

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#5271 2 years ago

Something to park next to my '72 Williams Olympic Hockey.

Heading into enemy territory with a System 80A!

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#5277 2 years ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

Drooling! Can we see play field pics?

Documented home owned since 1995, came with receipt from operator it was purchased from.

I actually like the sound effects and music on this one, have to see how it plays after cleaning. Back glass is MINT!

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#5280 2 years ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Thing looks great, and awesome that it still has original mylar on the main center of the playfield.

Starting to take a shine to it.

Tonight replaced a bunch of bulbs, fixed a bad coil connection, replaced a bad spring, repaired a bad post, replaced the flipper shoes and elastics, cleaned up one of the display connectors (displayed trash every once in awhile), cleaned and adjusted some roll over contacts, repaired the back glass puck (it did not like to return to the bottom) and then rattled of a dozen or two games.

I kind of like it; The electronic sounds are appropriate for a hockey game (crowd noise, whistles, organ music, buzzer) and some of the shots difficult but you make them just often enough to keep it interesting. The high score that is saved on is in the 3,000,000 range, the best I have been able to do at this point is 700,000 but I'm learning the table.

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#5342 2 years ago

Home yesterday actually:

Replace a bad coil, cleaned and lubricated all stepper units, adjusted/clocked and tightened allen screws, fixed roto stop, replaced bulbs, fixed grounds on sockets, cleaned and adjusted scoring reels, stripped and polished playfield, repaired popper with bad switch, cleaned and adjusted all relays and contacts, washed and vacuumed cabinet, replaced blown fuse for bank reset, polished legs, replaced elastics, polished plastics, setup for "free play," fixed broken solder connection for main bell, printed out instruction card, photoshop'ed mask for ball count and game over.

Plays GREAT.

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#5398 2 years ago
Quoted from nascarrey:

Pulled this Night Rider out of a basement in Chicago...someone hacked a connector on it years ago.....

One of our favorite games here, EM version.

#5400 2 years ago
Quoted from nascarrey:

Good to know-seeing that you have 15 games, that's surprising! Cant wait to get it cleaned up!

Just a fun, fast paced EM with multi-player which really brings out the competitiveness in visitors here and it does not hurt that it sounds great too! Toss up between Williams Olympic Hockey and Night Rider which one slings the ball fastest around the table.

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#5488 2 years ago

Curious, what title?

#5521 2 years ago
Quoted from wolfy:

Nice original cabinet on IJ. Looks much better with slight fade than new decals. Mine is very similar to yours. Enjoy one of the greatest pins of all time.

Been thinking of picking one up to round out our little collection. A little bit of everything but a wood rail and I have looked at more than a few of them too. Missed out on a Williams Wonderland which would have been perfect.

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#5601 2 years ago
Quoted from porkcarrot:

Nothing too amazing, but this week I brought home my first two EM machines. Gottlieb Mustang and Super Soccer.

Congratulations!

Even though I'm of a "certain age" who grew up playing video games in arcades (and very few pinball games) I find restoring and playing 65-77 EM's to be a very enjoyable experience.

#5618 2 years ago
Quoted from MiamiRedSkin:

This is my first real dip into "older games," and I'm scared it will turn into a new obsession.

Older games he says, chortle!

Enjoy! I'm looking for a few "newer" games myself in the late 70's to early 90's range.

Gary

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#5686 2 years ago

Machines!

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#5689 2 years ago
Quoted from RonSS:

A threesome? Nice!

I was tempted to try and make it a quartet but decided not to push my luck! Enough projects on my plate for now.

#5690 2 years ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Bus Stop looks nice man! You know you like the LED selection in the Star Action...
If you want any more keychains let me know. And tell Faith better luck next time on Phantom LOL.

Bus Stop is not bad, has had some minor touch up of the play field but not terrible. As Todd states, the scoring motor just cycles. I'm looking forward to playing it, looks fun!

Star Action needs some love, was tinkering around with it last night. Typical Williams chimes need a tune up, one of the poppers got stuck time to time and the scoring is a bit wonky. Very similar PF to 1974 CC Hi-Flyer (the upper is identical) with the only real difference being Hi-Flyer has a spinner in place of the SA post setup. I do like a few of the LED and my son remarked it was very bright while playing, I'll have to find out from you which LED's were used. We will get it sorted out fairly quick.

Big Ben going to need the most help. Found a blown fuse and it will reset (which is amazing in itself) but nothing else going on (no power to flippers, poppers and targets) scoring motor sounds like it is grinding which is what might have popped the fuse.

Again thanks for your hospitality and always welcome to stop by if in the area for a cup'o joe and run off a few games in our little EM haven.

Gary

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#5953 2 years ago

Sign me up!

I'm looking for a Williams woodrail if it becomes available.

#6068 2 years ago
Quoted from dirtbag66:

And lots of facial hair!
My dad always told me "facial hair is a sign of laziness".
Words to live by!

I have a finely trimmed beard thank you, takes effort to keep it that way.

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#6110 2 years ago

Buying and selling has slowed down to nothing this month, I assume normal through the summer? Had one or two possible pickups... but you know how sellers on CL can be unreliable at times.

Item for sale -> ok I'll buy at the listed price -> radio silence.

wth.

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#6392 2 years ago
Quoted from crosbyjack:

Freedom '76 and Magic City '65 middle pop. 300$ total, three miles from my house via online auction . Freedom works after new fuse housings and magic city is badly planked so it will be a demonic re-theme

Almost had a Magic City a few months ago- I was signed up for an Ebay live auction and had made an initial bid and for some reason my account became "unapproved for bidding" during the last 5 minutes of auction.

I was pissed off, phone calls were made, promises of investigation of the matter.. and nothing. No surprise. I'm sure the item is sitting over a friends of the auction dealer.

#6405 2 years ago
Quoted from RonSS:

Yeah, it's funny, many of the coveted pins do little to move me. .

I gave Abracdabra a spin at Pintastic, I fail to see what all the fuss was about, same for Lucky Hand.

On the other hand Domino is a little regarded pin and I find mine to be a blast and it gets played at least 2-3 times when I step in the shop.

#6406 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

No pins all summer and now two pins in three days. When it rains it pours. I am really curious to see how these slot type reels are integrated into the rule-set. Everyone likes slot machines, right? Some pinball purists won't agree with me but I won't mind waiting for the reels to stop spinning - or do you keep playing while the reels are spinning. Lots to explore with this one.Love these 70's Williams pins!

I had that one, they don't spin but advance just one position like scoring reels per ball strike on the targets/roll overs.

The game is ok. As the reels advance the collectable bonus changes up/down depending on the value displayed.

This one has a happy home now in Virginia, guy was really excited to buy it as he use to play it when he was a kid.

What more could you ask for?

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#6466 2 years ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

Damn... That space Odyssey backglass looks great! Mine is all flaky....

Mine was a little, touched up and sealed.

The red is really faded and the Ruushin capsule not in great shape but with some green LED not so bad.

Fun game, it is in our long term line up.

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#6470 2 years ago
Quoted from dasvis:

Ruushin capsule?

You know, the Ruskies. Red Dawn ring a bell?

#6487 2 years ago
Quoted from Grayman_EM:

Looks great! I like the older unknown pins that I have never seen. Should clean up great also.

Same- Love 60's Bally and Williams single player in particular.

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#6547 2 years ago

A good thing I like challenges...

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#6637 2 years ago
Quoted from ZNET:

You're on a roll, Colson.

Getting bad as me.

It has been suggested I move down to Jersey as I have been there so often or passed through in my to-ing and fro-ing collecting pins.

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#6789 1 year ago
Quoted from kidchrisso:

I have an ad up...trying to source an original leg if anyone has any leads...

With a good vise you should be able to straighten it out with ease.

#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.

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#6935 1 year ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

One player? I did grab it from Gary when he was swinging down by the area. It is intermittently jumping the second and fourth player, but otherwise plays perfect. Might be the stepper unit. It's definitely a players game by the playfield and BG condition, but cab is really nice and it's a fun EM.

About time you set that up! It is a very fun game to play, great seeing it setup again.

I'll give you a shout later, need to decide what to do about Bus Stop and Ship Ahoy.

#6950 1 year ago
Quoted from freddy:

Just walked this one down stairs so light no need for a dolly !

Is that the one that was for sale on CL in PA? I can across it a few times in my search for a Williams wood rail but a little bit further than I wanted to drive.

Looks great!

#6999 1 year ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Any pictures of the six pins in one trip?

He got me beat, did three at once on two different trips. I bet I could have done four or five tops.

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#7010 1 year ago
Quoted from Mopar:

I've done 4 many times with a 6' box.

Well I would have done four if there had been four to buy or I had sold four

I was really tempted to buy that forth but left before Colson could convince me.

#7029 1 year ago
Quoted from pinheadpierre:

Aaaand on the opposite end of the spectrum, 1.3 Space Missions. My neighbor says I don't buy pinball machines. I buy do-it-yourself pinball kits. This definitely falls into that category. Two cabinets (one toasted/one decent), two bottom boards (mostly complete), one decent playfield, one head (complete and pretty intact) and and one flaky backglass. Should be an interesting journey to make a functional game out of this collection of parts!
Thanks to Cheddar for facilitating the transaction!

I have a Space Odyssey, fun solid game with lots to shoot at.

Spent a lot of time trying to make the chimes better would be my only gripe, worst era for Williams when it comes to chime quality.

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#11436 7 months ago

First pin purchase in well over a year as we were working on downsizing the EM fleet and diversifying. Added a solid state to the lineup and keeping an eye out for a second. It has some minor issues (broken popper ring and a driver issue for one of the lights) but seems pretty fun and the siren is a hoot.

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#11772 5 months ago

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I have to look it over close in the morning, if it looks like most of the hardware is there I think I'm going to take the shot on fixing it. I know its missing the power board at the top left and one of the displays are broken.

#11798 5 months ago
Quoted from erico201:

Today was a good day! I picked up a couple of great EMs that are in perfect working order and decent condition! Strange World is added to my collection while Solar City is going to malibu-ss which is great because I’ll get to play it!
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Strange World looks like one of those layouts I find interesting, hope I get the chance to try one someday.

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#11857 5 months ago

Heat Wave is out, Spring Break is in!

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#11874 5 months ago

Hearts and Spades finally was obtained!

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#11888 5 months ago

Three this week, I'm on a roll.

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#11890 5 months ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

That thing looks nice!

Works perfect and fully LED'd.

#11896 5 months ago
Quoted from alexmogil:

Hot Shots is a shooter’s dream. The music is hilarious!

My wife came home from work last night at 9:30 and played a single game, she took to it instantly.

I was thinking this was going to be a fairly short term game, now I'm not so sure!

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#11961 5 months ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Definitely Mick...awesome original Marvel art on this pin. Don’t see these down under? I’ve had quite a few of them pass through my hands.
I should be able to make one pretty nice one out of the two, and I’ll pass the other one onto someone else who wants it.

Were these the two down at Allentown?

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#12019 5 months ago

An insanely clean Time Machine followed me home this morning..

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#12021 5 months ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

A second one in addition to the project one you’ve been working on?

Yes.

So I could speed up diagnostics and it came with a spare original backglass, which the project needed. I didn't want a reproduction as they are plastic and don't have mirroring.

The project is now operating at 95%, all I need now is to either replace the two lower dead displays or upgrade to LED units and there is a fussy connector under the playfield that causes two standups to register erratic. I'm going to re-pin that connector this week.

Darn funny hearing them run side by side!

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#12024 5 months ago
Quoted from JethroP:

Looks like it has a blown flux capacitor.

Just a fuse!

I'm on the edge of ordering new LED displays for the project one, waiting to hear back from one or two folks first.

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#12194 4 months ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Is your couch comfortable? I think you'll find out tonight....

My wife is awesome, she comes with me on pin road trips and enjoyed the hell out of Allentown.

She would be tapping her foot waiting to get the box open.

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#12306 4 months ago
Quoted from Matthew2000tx:

Drove 8 hours to get this EM that needs a little work. It’s my first pin. (Second if you count the one we are having professionally reconditioned). I wanted to Learn how to work on EMs and this was too good of a deal to pass over.
It lights up but just clicks I think the reset relay is the issue...but need to drive the 8 hours back home and get it in the garage to trouble shoot
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If the score motor is just running and running check the switch stacks for the score reels first, 9 times out of 10 there is your problem. In one of the pictures you posted it shows one reel not at perfect zero location and I'd manual bump that one first to see if it resets.

If all the reels are not at zero, the motor will continue to run trying to reset the reels to zero position and you will go no further till it does.

#12350 4 months ago
Quoted from northerndude:

Obviously my favourite place to post!! Brought home this players cond. This afternoon after a 300+ km detour on the way home from a provincial track meet my boys had. Just fit below the roll cover in my truck with it laying on its side. Had to remove the aluminum posts from the roll top to fit under with pressure on the cover which was perfect.
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This is without a doubt the funnest pin I have played to date; the theme, music, call outs and EM chimes just work.

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#12430 3 months ago
Quoted from oilspot:

I know , I know... but the price was right, REAL right! Needs some work, this pic was after scraping 20 years of attic dust, cobwebs, dead flies and pigeon poop off it.[quoted image]

We have one, fun game! Don't get crazy on the angle, I think 5.5 to 6 degrees is in the manual. Too steep and it throws some of the shots off.

One of these days going to try the later roms which starts off game with single ball and you have to get all the drop targets to start multi-ball.

#12432 3 months ago
Quoted from oilspot:

This one is non working at present, and being my first Gottlieb I have a bit of a learning curve before I heat up the iron. I like the playfield layout but never liked the photo translites Gottlieb used through these years. In fact, Speedo Man in the middle of the pic kinda creeps me out, I may change the translite image eventually!

Ok, anything I can do to help let me know.

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#12435 3 months ago
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#12485 3 months ago
Quoted from Kingpin22:

Just added this beauty! Had to go all the way to Quantum City Babee but well worth the trip, what a well made machine, great job to the JJP team, this Babee is a masterpiece![quoted image]

Played it for the first time this weekend, thought it was interesting and worth playing again.

Initial impression was pretty good.

#12494 3 months ago
Quoted from OTTOgd:

Nice classic Sega arcade cab.

Sega/Gremlin actually.

Fascinating history on Gremlin Industries if you get the chance, started off in the very early 70's before teaming up with Sega and vanishing in the arcade crash of '83.

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#12502 3 months ago
Quoted from poppapin:

My wife actually worked at Gremlin when we lived in San Diego back in the 70's assembling video games!

I have a Moon Cresta and found this site while doing some research;

http://allincolorforaquarter.blogspot.com/

Lot of history about Gremlin there.

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#12521 3 months ago
Quoted from Skyemont:

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I have a Defender in my repair queue, maybe get to it this winter.

#12555 3 months ago
Quoted from Dallas_Pin:

HUOBally Playboy with custom instruction cards ... probably just a fuse will get it going. [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

I have ones that were done back in the day on Night Rider with a typewriter, just something cool about it that someone took the time to do it on 3 x 5 card stock.

#12562 3 months ago
Quoted from RonSS:

Met a really nice guy today. Pinball brings out the good in people.[quoted image]

A-go-go, very nice.

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#12620 3 months ago
Quoted from RonSS:

Picked this up yesterday with a fellow Pinsider. The price was right and the labor free.
No glass, or keys.
Backglass looks great.
I think the cab will clean up nicely.
Playfield is what it is, but some cleaning and a coat of wax wouldn't hurt.
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I saw that the other day, too busy to even think about another pickup. Nice!

#12622 3 months ago
Quoted from RonSS:

You have been busy! My wife wishes you had picked this up instead though

Too busy! Now that Melody is ready for play action I need to shuffle around the game room and get back to Hearts and Spades. Will be my first attempt at shooting webbing on a cabinet. There is a Bally solid state after that...

#12698 3 months ago
Quoted from RonSS:

Yeah, so I started with SS and DMD, and now I've got 3 EMs and no SS or DMDs! They're a little addictive, and cheap!

We have a mix of EM and SS, all are fun to play! Something about a good EM play and sound that just can't be replicated with an SS. Ship Ahoy is an excellent EM that sounds great! We had one in our collection for a time.

Tip having owned one- Do NOT install LED or 47's in the WOW locations. Gottlieb uses a resistor there and it will burn out the bulb if the wrong one is used. I have some free resistors if you need to change the resistance value to run a 47. I think I purchased a bag of 10.

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#12728 3 months ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

2 1/2 hours does not a trek make.

Someone say Trek?

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#12738 3 months ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

LMAO, hey I drove to Long island last week for TNA..... LONG Island!!!!!

I hear ya. Coming from Eastern CT via I-95 LI is its own hell to get too and back unless you go at 4AM.

Grabbed at least three pins from da'Island.

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#12780 3 months ago
Quoted from AlexF:

Love my Kickoff. I'm on my second one.

Touchdown!

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#12802 3 months ago
Quoted from epeabs:

Nice grab Ryan. Such a nuclear fast game.

One of the few new titles I'd consider getting.

#12850 86 days ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

Wow that’s dirty. What did you use to try and clean it?

Citrus strip!

#12869 85 days ago
Quoted from MikeO:

The TA and a scotchbrite pad did this much tonight. I used Mean Green for a bit of it.
The green paint is thinner than the brown and not holding up as well but I’m impressed that it is having this large an impact.
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Scotchbrite is rather aggressive, better off trying steel wool first or magic eraser.

#12903 81 days ago
Quoted from play_pinball:

Is it floating or did you join the EM club when this fell out of the sky? What is going on in this pic?!

On a pin mover my guess.

Welcome to the club! EM's have a charm all their own.

#12944 76 days ago
Quoted from starfighter:

Capt. Picard & his girlfriend Genie
This one was a tight squeeze.[quoted image]

Genie is a big girl!

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#12998 72 days ago
Quoted from dc2010:

Sooooo.....what's up with the De Star Trek 25A
????....color me intrigued!

I saw that too, would look nice next to this and I'm going to York =)

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#12999 72 days ago
Quoted from PinballManiac40:

4 hours away at 2nd cousin's wedding yesterday, my oldest brother tells me of an older SS pin at an Antique store that he sound early that morning. We left the reception a bit early to check it out. It was labeled with '$250 firm' but walked out with it for $50 plus $4.20 in local sales tax.
MPU board has battery corrosion, especially around the ground plane and currently it does not boot. I'm going to start with sanding the corrosion, replace damaged parts, and fixing damaged traces to see if I can revive this board. The front cabinet has some 'water' damage, but I have no doubt I can find another good used donor cabinet. The backglass has very few minor scratches and the playfield is decent for its age.

Score! Playfield is very nice for that title, I have the EM version. Fun-fun game with great chimes!

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#13112 65 days ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

So.....got abducted during an early a.m. trip this morning. I voluntarily requested additional probing, so the little green guys and gals gave me a nice little parting memento once they were all done...a very nice SI.
Sweet example. Very nice cab, and only very minimal insert wear on the PF, both infrequent to come across on this title.
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Had a chance to pick one up here and there and then I remind myself that without exception every single wide body game I have played has been a snooze fest for some reason.

#13118 65 days ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Paragon is not a snooze fest

Have not played that one yet.

#13119 65 days ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

And pitch has to be at least 14.5 if not higher. I like a few, including this, Future Spa and Embryon.

Not like I can change the pitch of machine while at a show! That would be rude.

#13123 64 days ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Sure you can. Open the ol’ PinGuy app and throw your phone right on the glass. Quick duck, crawl and lift and the game’ll be playin like a charm.
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No can do, I feel creepy opening a coin door to add credits when at a show. Not my machine, I no touchy.

I'm willing to be proven wrong on the widebodies though, have to swing by your place and give it a go

Not going to name any titles I have tried, someone will be offended for sure.

I like'em tight and fast, the more crazy the action the better.

#13125 64 days ago
Quoted from dasvis:

Space invaders has such an awesome backglass.

I like the whole theme and art, awesome looking pin.

#13128 64 days ago
Quoted from RWH:

IMHO most wide bodies don't play well due to not being setup correctly, my Circus is a prime example, set on a 5 degree slope it is slow and listless with the ball floating around, but at 6 degrees it plays like a beast, fast despite a more open PF and it really compliments the variety of shots you need to make.

Slow and listless describes things well.

Shows are such a crapshoot sometimes, sellers should take more care in setup. I'm assuming you want to make a good impression on a buyer.
I'll play a game that has some much slope you can't get the ball up a ramp and the next one will be set so shallow that the ball needs a GPS while traveling from point A to B.

Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Played a Future Spa that was like that and I wanted to like the title, very cool backglass animation too.

#13135 64 days ago
Quoted from dothedoo:

Every game has its sweet spot. I’m not a believer in setting the game where the manufacturer recommends. That’s for consistency in the arcades. Experiment....find the slope that plays best for you.

I find that setting them on or near what the manufacture recommends is pretty much the sweet spot. Been a few games where the angle has been wrong several shots could not be made as designed.

#13136 64 days ago
Quoted from dothedoo:

My friend and I decided some people set their games so shallow that players will walk away after the first ball, minimizing the amount of play and reducing the wear and tear on their game. That’s akin to bringing dead games just to get free admission to the show.

There was one restored EM game at Pintastic set so shallow it was dreadful. After 2 balls I was done, it was unplayable.

#13255 58 days ago
Quoted from RonSS:

I LOVE Craigslist! It's like a box of chocolates!

lol! That is one way to put it.

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#13298 57 days ago
Quoted from jimgravina:

Thanks guys! Also brand new to the forum and the whole pinball world. Played a few games in the arcade as a kid but that's about the extent of it. And yeah, this is really just part of a Back To The Future collection piece...but I guess time will tell!

Someone say Time.. Machine?

Careful they start breeding.
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#13328 56 days ago

Been a day or two, Colson is due for another selfie!

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#13410 46 days ago
Quoted from woody76:

Has great ramp shots. I have only seen 2 ever and the second is in my house. Got to play a super nice one a few years ago and have wanted one ever since. With what I paid for it and the $600 in parts I just ordered plus several hundred more when freeplay gets the ramps done I will probably break even on it one day if I sell.

Been one on the PA/NJ CL for a few weeks.

#13413 46 days ago
Quoted from bluespin:

$3,195 and the ad has been up for over a month.
nh.craigslist.org link

Not that one, this was down in the Philly area. Been in my search results there for a few weeks. The NH unit has much better pics.

Here is the link to the Philly unit, gone now.

philadelphia.craigslist.org link

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#13542 35 days ago
Quoted from transprtr4u:

Spock from Star Trek... bowling

What is seen cannot be unseen! lol!

Works of art.

#13593 30 days ago
Quoted from Yoko2una:

We were digging DP and JP2, but the boy (he’s 10) really wanted a music pin. Careful what you wish for...
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We played ACDC for the first time up at Fun World in NH this weekend, damn near one of the funnest new Sterns I have played.

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#13644 23 days ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Probably $1,150. That’s what I’m into it for. I’ve gotten a few PM’s and a buddy texted me about it already but nothing definite.

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#13689 17 days ago

Try Xenon!

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#13691 17 days ago
Quoted from Tbpilot78:

She sure looks sweet,good game

Dumb luck to be at the right place and time. Just have to rebuild sound board and it looks solid.

#13697 16 days ago
Quoted from Tbpilot78:

Easy enough,from the pics it looks very well kept

All the lights work, not a single one burned out which has never happened! Mylar on the playfield, backglass is great, minor scars on the cabinet and coin door. Fix the sound board and clean & adjust some switches and it will be in the lineup. Someone gave it some attention which is a nice change of pace.

#13712 13 days ago
Quoted from Max_Power:

Is that the Embryon I buy pinballs had for York, I was #3 in line for it. I also missed out on a Xenon he had. I'm never quick enough on my pm's.

Embyon intrigues me, have to give it a try again next time I'm down at Colson's. Only had a chance to play one and it was sluggish and always like to give a fair shake.

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#13742 12 days ago

Temporary guest in the workshop!

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#13745 11 days ago

Secret Agent Man..

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#13747 11 days ago
Quoted from psd4me:

How are you liking it?

Initial is good, only played 2 games before heading into house, brutal drive back. Great DE humor, look forward to digging into it in a few weeks. Need to wrap up Grand Tour. Nice to meet you Mike! Great show, I like it.

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#13771 8 days ago
Quoted from psd4me:

And made a trade with gdonovan for a Gottlieb Hots Shots.

Already fully LED'd Secret Service, what a light show!

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#13774 8 days ago
Quoted from woody76:

DE had some of the best light shows ever. I like Time Machine as well.

I think SS might have a better show than TM, I think I had triggered a jackpot shot and for a second or two everything went nuts and I lost track of the balls.

Time Machine is why I sought out a Secret Service even though I never played one, the gameplay, audio call outs & sound and lighting are excellent.

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