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For sale: Hot Line (Williams 1966)

Added: 2021-12-27 Ended: January 7th, 2022
Condition: Fully shopped/refurbished

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$ 1,150

Item description

A fishing themed, Hot Line (Williams, 1966) Pinball Machine.

This EM pinball machine has a fishing theme and art package, perfect for any fisherman’s game room or cabin. This game has the first Dot Matrix display on a pinball machine that spells H-O-T-L-I-N-E as you play. The letters displayed will advance after hitting each lit rollover target. Spelling HOT LINE is difficult, yet rewarding. Hitting “A” target or rollover and “B” target or rollover will open the side gate for a bonus, sending the ball back to the plunger. This is one of the funnest EMs that’ll have you saying “just one more.” Very innovative for its time.

It’s 65th in Pinside’s top 100 EM Pinballs! Scoring 8.074/10!

I Installed the EM Score Keeper mod. This pin will now save your high scores right to the machine! Enter scores using the coin return button and flipper buttons. Scores and initials are displayed on an LCD on apron. I am the creator and distributor of these. You can’t get them anywhere else! TheEMScoreKeeper dot com.

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

-New Complete Flipper Rebuild.
-New Flipper Coils and Switches.
-New Playfield Rubbers installed.
-Warm LEDs installed throughout the machine. Shouldn’t ever need to replace a bulb again.
-All switches cleaned and adjusted. Switch stack screws tightened.
-All steppers we’re taken apart, cleaned, and put back together. Renewed.
-All Score reels were disassembled, cleaned, and restored.
-Score motor cleaned and properly lubricated.
-Coil sleeves replaced on steppers, score reels, flippers, and relay reset bank.
-New Pinball ball.
-New Leg Levelers.
-All playfield plastics cleaned, polished, and look like new. Complete, original plastics set.
-Playfield paint touch ups on wear spots.
-Playfield cleaned and waxed.
-New plunger barrel spring.
-New Tempered Playfield Glass installed a few years ago.
-Cabinet body cleaned and vacuumed, inside and out.
-All metal (side rails, coin door, legs, lockdown bars) has been cleaned and polished.
-All new fuses installed.
-New outlet plug installed.
-New Bumper Ring installed.
-New Chrome Legs and Bolts installed on the front of the pin.

Backglass is in great shape with only a few small spots missing on the boat and fish.

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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