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For sale: Grand Slam (1972, Gottlieb)

Added: 2021-12-06 Ended: December 19th, 2021
Condition: Fully shopped/refurbished

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$ 1,295

Item description

Grand Slam by Gottlieb with the EM Score Keeper mod. Save your High Scores (and initials) on the Pinball Machine! :)

This EM pinball machine has an amazing theme and art package. This game keeps track of men on the three bases (Out-holes). You can advance these men by hitting runs (singles, doubles, triples) or getting Home Runs. When you have all bases loaded and you hit a Home Run, you’re awarded a Grand Slam worth 5,000 points! The spinning Roto-Target tops it all off. A pin that will likely stay in your collection for many years. Not many pins like it in this era.

Has been completely serviced and is completely working. For a full list of what has been done, see below:

-Installed the EM Score Keeper mod. Saves your high scores right to the machine. Enter scores using coin return button and flipper buttons. Displayed on OLED display on apron. TheEMScoreKeeper dot com.
-Playfield paint touch ups on wear spots
-Playfield cleaned and waxed
-New playfield rubbers installed
-New Pinball ball
-New Leg Levelers
-Replaced two cracked playfield plastics with new original plastics. All plastics are original. Complete set.
-LEDs installed throughout the entire machine. Shouldn’t ever need to replace a bulb again.
-Original white posts were replaced with clear, see-through posts to allow more light on the playfield.
-Added a post LED mod from Comet Pinball to the back playfield to brighten that space up
-All switches cleaned and adjusted. Switch stack screws tightened.
-Coil sleeves replaced on steppers, roto target, flippers, and score reel.
-Cabinet body cleaned and vacuumed, inside and out.
-2 New Roto-Target springs installed
-All steppers we’re taken apart, cleaned, and put back together. Renewed.
-Score motor cleaned and properly lubricated
-Backglass is sealed so that it will never flake
-All metal (side rails, coin door, legs, lockdown bars) has been cleaned and polished.
-All new fuses installed
-New outlet plug installed

Outside cabinet paint shows typical wear for its age and use. Backglass is near perfect with only a few small spots above score reel displays. Hardly noticeable. Original schematics and manuals included.

Q: I’ve never had a pinball machine. Do they break easily?

A: EM Pinball machines are some of the most reliable and bullet proof pinball machines available. Even after 50-70 years, they typically stop working because they sat for 30 years and didn’t get played, collecting dust. All they typically need is a good cleaning and adjusting of the switches and they start right up again for many, many years.

Q: Can it be taken a part so I can fit it in my car?

A: Yes, the backbox can be removed with 4 bolts and comes off the cabinet. The legs can be removed with 2 bolts on each leg. Once it is disassembled, the pinball machine can easily be carried or moved with a dolly.

Q: If something does need replacement, are parts available to be bought?

A: Yes! The Pinball Resource has parts for nearly any pinball machine at reasonable prices and fast shipping. You can also contact me if you’d like parts. I’m happy to help.

Located in Lakeville, MN.

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