The "Today I received" Thread

DRD

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This dead Gottlieb. Looks compete. Makes a few noises when you turn it on. It actually sounds like an alarm going off when you turn it on.

The backbox gi fuse keeps blowing. IMG_20181101_1605224.jpg

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This thing is an absolute monster, so I will give it a day or so before getting her on her feet. Same width as fatboy Paragon, but 2.5" longer !!!

5 flippers, with a mini pf in the top left.

Awesome artwork in the mirrored backglass. Some commentary online rates this as the best backglass in pinball.

Never owned a Gottlieb before, so fingers crossed.
 

DRD

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The displays are dead as fook.

Seller seemed genuine. He had an array of jukeboxes, amps, guitars, a fruity, pool table.

So I am hoping that this is a case of lack of knowledge rather than deceit.

I looked at the tnt video about this game and it looks complete.

But it is a leap of faith. I thought I had stopped buying old girls like this, but with all the top end wpc games up for sale and going unsold, spending 370 on this seemed a better bet.
 

James

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Oh for sure @DRD you got a bargain - that backglass looks absolutely GORGEOUS - was a big big seller to me, but if I got this, I had space for 3 not four pins and I wanted 4 and with limited funds wasn't willing to take the jump on it.

Will you do a shop log?
 

DRD

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I will do a brief shop log.

There are plenty of parts for these Gottliebs. And some things like boards and flipper rebuilds are cheaper than the Bally SS stuff from the same period.

So I need to swiftly decide whether to do a make do and mend job on her, keep her a few months, sell on

Or whether I go to town, which is what I usually end up doing.

These old gottliebs play flat and slow. So I may try longer rear legs on her. And slip in a ceramic powerball to liven the old girl up if I manage to get a heartbeat out of her
 
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DRD

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The speakers may have in line connectors part way along their length. Follow from the speakers to the main wiring loom in the head and you will see them.
 

Steve C

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Now you've done it...

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Finally got my grail pin. New playfield, full playfield protector. Got ColorDMD ready to go in.

Hasn't been totally plain sailing though, the front speakers don't work :( the cabinet one does and sounds like it's outputting full range?

Nice one :thumbs: One less person looking for a TAF ;)
 
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Will

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Picked this up today just 5 minutes from my house.

Got it off of Tobin in Hove who was great to deal with, very helpful + has some great pins:) View attachment 74089
Played that round tobins the other day , lovely example of sopranos ....
Didn’t realise there was another south coast pin head so close by :clap::wave:
 
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