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    Today's score... a 1976 Gottlieb Sure Shot.












    $275 on craigslist. A couple hours of tinkering with it and it's working great.
    Has some rotten rubber and a few busted posts, but only 18,000 plays on the counter. The playfield is in really great shape.

    I love old EM pinballs, and I finally own a wedgehead!
    PinCup
    We leave our greatest mark on this earth with the quality of our craftsmanship.

  • #2
    Omg..... cool!

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    • #3
      The playfield looks almost new. Has it been restored?
      www.bigclive.com

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      • #4
        I love that type of mechanical scoring!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by BigClive View Post
          The playfield looks almost new. Has it been restored?
          It has not.
          The story is, his Grandfather bought it new in 1977 and put it in his bar. Customers were too rough with it and spilling on it so he took it home after a couple months were it stayed. After a few years in the house it was moved out to his shop where it's been for the last 30 years.
          I bought it non-working, but after an hour of tinkering I have it 100% working. Needs a playfield waxing, new rubber and has some post rot. $83 in parts on the way.
          I stole it for $275

          PinCup
          We leave our greatest mark on this earth with the quality of our craftsmanship.

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          • #6
            That's awesome.

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            • #7
              Nice! Did a quick shop (for me that's a playfield and rubber cleaning and waxing while leaving the playfield intact) on my buddy's Flash a few weeks ago. Thing played wicked fast after just a little freshening.

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              • #8
                Awesome find. Pinball is making a comeback in my area. An arcade that serves beer opened up a quarter mile from my place and is doing quite well. They have tons of pinball and they rotate and trade out all of the time. I've been trying to get them to get older style game like that, but the oldest they have is one of my favorites Eight ball deluxe, along with Black knight and a bunch of newer pins.
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                • #9
                  Ever so gently removed the reminisce of an old sticker with a single edge razor blade.





                  Now in service with the rest of the fleet,



                  PinCup
                  We leave our greatest mark on this earth with the quality of our craftsmanship.

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                  • #10
                    Nice collection Eric!
                    I can't even spell Brunsw-ick anymore!!!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by pinfeed View Post
                      Nice collection Eric!
                      It's an addictive hobby. I'm already looking for another EM pin.



                      PinCup
                      We leave our greatest mark on this earth with the quality of our craftsmanship.

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                      • #12
                        I always liked Hurricane and the rare, flat Joust where 2 people could play simultaneously, one on each end of the table.

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                        • #13
                          OK.... technically, it's NOT another pinball machine. So we won't count this one.

                          1970 Midway Sea Raider







                          The "Ship Hit" sound is generated by a relay slapping a long spring and a small microphone.



                          Took a couple hours, but I have it working.

                          PinCup
                          We leave our greatest mark on this earth with the quality of our craftsmanship.

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                          • #14
                            Nice. I think I may have played that game when I was a kid. On a boat of all places!

                            Is that a reverb spring next to the audio board?

                            The Midway stuff is always really well laid out and labelled. Very good for maintenance.
                            www.bigclive.com

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by BigClive View Post
                              Is that a reverb spring next to the audio board?

                              Yes, that's it. The relay armature smacks the spring, the microphone coil at the top picks up the vibration and feeds it to the amp. Does sound like an explosion. Clever indeed.


                              PinCup
                              We leave our greatest mark on this earth with the quality of our craftsmanship.

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