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by icanswim70
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: CALLING ALL PINHEADS WHO HAVE BOUGHT FROM USA!
Replies: 29
Views: 1205

Re: CALLING ALL PINHEADS WHO HAVE BOUGHT FROM USA!

Everything went smoothly. Took less than 5 minutes each way, border guards were very impressed with all the info I brought with me along with all printouts and information!
by icanswim70
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: CALLING ALL PINHEADS WHO HAVE BOUGHT FROM USA!
Replies: 29
Views: 1205

Re: CALLING ALL PINHEADS WHO HAVE BOUGHT FROM USA!

I had to show online banking proof of payment before. Not sure why you would not tell US border guard that you are buying a pinball machine? It has nothing to do with the HST you will pay on the way back into Canada. You have to stay 48 hours minimum to get the $800 exemption. I'm paying cash for t...
by icanswim70
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: CALLING ALL PINHEADS WHO HAVE BOUGHT FROM USA!
Replies: 29
Views: 1205

Re: CALLING ALL PINHEADS WHO HAVE BOUGHT FROM USA!

All graet info, I have printed out the pictures along with all conversation between myself and seller. I go to the states about 15 times a year, I've just never gone to purchase somrthing this big. I will CLEARLY state i'm picking up a pinball machine and go from there. I also highlighted agreed upo...
by icanswim70
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: CALLING ALL PINHEADS WHO HAVE BOUGHT FROM USA!
Replies: 29
Views: 1205

Re: CALLING ALL PINHEADS WHO HAVE BOUGHT FROM USA!

Just picked one up a couple of days ago.....that's exactly what you tell them. Then claim it on the way back....sometimes you walk and sometimes you pay. If you get caught trying to scam,.....well you'll pay in a different way every time you come back. Thanks for the info! I just want to make sure ...
by icanswim70
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: CALLING ALL PINHEADS WHO HAVE BOUGHT FROM USA!
Replies: 29
Views: 1205

CALLING ALL PINHEADS WHO HAVE BOUGHT FROM USA!

I'm driving down to New Hampshire on Saturday to pick up The Simpsons Pin i've been chasing. I have everything figured out EXCEPT... When at the border, what should I say i'm going to states for? Should you be up front and say "I'm buying a pinball machine", i'm worried that'll raise quest...
by icanswim70
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: One Handed Soldering
Replies: 3
Views: 164

One Handed Soldering

I've always had a helper that assisted me with soldering as I can only use one hand. Scheduling is making it extremely difficult to coordinate. So... is it possible to solder with one hand? Are there tools available to make it possible (I.E One Handed Solder Guns, Tools, Techniques?)
by icanswim70
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Pinball Machines WANTED / Machines à Boules Recherchées
Topic: Pinball $2000 ?????
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: Pinball $2000 ?????

megadeth1977 wrote:Have a severe disability so I have to try on spot...….went by "word" got f-ct. Gonna attend Sunday, hope prices!


I hear ya man, this EM repair game proves quite the challenge when you can only use one hand. Stand tall man!
by icanswim70
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: OPGS Games List
Replies: 70
Views: 3402

Re: OPGS Games List

Anyone have a contact number and/or email for pinhead, forgot to grab the card at the show
by icanswim70
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Pinball Machines WANTED / Machines à Boules Recherchées
Topic: WTB The Simpsons Data East 1990
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: WTB The Simpsons Data East 1990

BUMPING this if anyone has/knows one for sale!
by icanswim70
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Pinball Machines WANTED / Machines à Boules Recherchées
Topic: WTB The Simpsons Data East 1990
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: WTB The Simpsons Data East 1990

Bump if anyone has this pin let me know!
by icanswim70
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Pinball machines (EM)
Topic: HELP: EM Fuses
Replies: 1
Views: 133

HELP: EM Fuses

Hey everyone, Looking for some guidance as wire colours aren’t your friend when severely colourblind lol. There are 2 fuses under playfield on my 76 Sure Shot that blew when I replaced a coil. Need to be replaced, but they have no indicator of what ampage fuse it is. I traced the schematic and have ...
by icanswim70
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2019 Ottawa Pinball Show
Replies: 147
Views: 6293

Re: 2019 Ottawa Pinball Show

CANT WAIT!!!
by icanswim70
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Pinball Machines WANTED / Machines à Boules Recherchées
Topic: WTB The Simpsons Data East 1990
Replies: 5
Views: 514

WTB The Simpsons Data East 1990

Looking for the classic Data East Simpsons Pin; Want to give it a nice smoke free caring home!
SIMPSONS1990-2.jpg
by icanswim70
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: The dreaded Stepper Issue
Replies: 1
Views: 194

The dreaded Stepper Issue

Hey everyone! Long story short i'm trying like crazy to get this stepper ditached so i can clean it. Problem is, there are zero videos and resources available for total reset steppers on gottliebs, specifically being my 76 sure shot. I need to get it disassembled as its mucked bad and doesnt manuall...
by icanswim70
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: One Handed Mod
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: One Handed Mod

So I was finally able to put a prototype 1 of my one arm mod together. You can check it out here!

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic ... -it/page/4
by icanswim70
Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: One Handed Mod
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: One Handed Mod

Oh man, thank you guys for all the feedback! Ben Hecks show was great, and I actually contacted him to see if he could make me one, but he's got a lot of other projects, so he's short on time. The pinside forum was awesome, still in prototype phase, so I think it's something I have to do myself. The...
by icanswim70
Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: One Handed Mod
Replies: 10
Views: 562

One Handed Mod

PinballMod.png Hey everyone. With my Sure Shot, 100% functional and AMAZING, a new challenge has sparked this post. As a player with limited function in my right side, it has made my game shaky and inconsistant. But with this obstacle came an idea. While I can get my wrist to smack the flipper, my ...
by icanswim70
Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Pinball machines (EM)
Topic: 1975 Gottlieb Sure Shot (EM)
Replies: 10
Views: 961

Re: 1975 Gottlieb Sure Shot (EM)

Anyone have any ideas?
by icanswim70
Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Pinball machines (EM)
Topic: 1975 Gottlieb Sure Shot (EM)
Replies: 10
Views: 961

Re: 1975 Gottlieb Sure Shot (EM)

Next problem... By shorting the s relay i can get the score motor to run continuously. While inspecting the banks, I noticed none of the other relays were pulling in, so no other jobs started. How do you troubleshoot relays not starting?
by icanswim70
Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Pinball machines (EM)
Topic: 1975 Gottlieb Sure Shot (EM)
Replies: 10
Views: 961

Re: 1975 Gottlieb Sure Shot (EM)

OMG!!!! So i reclipped all the relays back onto the bank, ensured all the switch stacks were adjusted, AND THE MOTOR STARTED RUNNING!!!! Now, it ran until i unplugged the machine. When i plugged it back in it didn't run anymore... Culprits?
by icanswim70
Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: Pinball machines (EM)
Topic: 1975 Gottlieb Sure Shot (EM)
Replies: 10
Views: 961

Re: 1975 Gottlieb Sure Shot (EM)

I also posted on pinside with no replies

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic ... -mechanism
by icanswim70
Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Pinball machines (EM)
Topic: 1975 Gottlieb Sure Shot (EM)
Replies: 10
Views: 961

Re: 1975 Gottlieb Sure Shot (EM)

I have returned to tinkering with this thing. So I started filing all the switches, and when I got to the relay bank, I noticed the 5000 counter relay is the one that is off its clip, which I cant find anywhere to hold in back on the bank... I also noticed on 2 other relays that the switches integra...
by icanswim70
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Stuff Sold and Old Ads (>6months)
Topic: SPIRIT OF 76 $500
Replies: 3
Views: 701

Re: SPIRIT OF 76 $500

What does it need?
by icanswim70
Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: IS THERE ANYONE UNDER 30 WHO STILL ENJOYS THE SILVER BALL?!
Replies: 37
Views: 1326

Re: IS THERE ANYONE UNDER 30 WHO STILL ENJOYS THE SILVER BALL?!

I call bullshit on this. There are lots of young people playing pinball, but most either can't afford a new machine or others have no idea where to pick up an old machine or aren't interested enough to maintain it (all fair enough). It seems majority of people are playing pinball casually in bars, ...

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