Gottlieb playball 1971

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Gottlieb playball 1971

Postby Rickysag » Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:42 am

Hi everyone,
I got this Pinball for notting, but the playfield is in bad Shape. I am a newby with pins, so do you think It is possible to restore it? Where could I buy pièces to restore? Thank you for your advices.
Eric
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Re: Gottlieb playball 1971

Postby novaguy » Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:12 am

Where are you located?

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Re: Gottlieb playball 1971

Postby Jays » Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:38 am

Ho! I remember that pin! I told the girl that her pin was in such a bad shape that she should just give it away instead of trying to sell it. Now you have it! Great! But It's a long way to resurect it! Bonne chance!

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Re: Gottlieb playball 1971

Postby Rickysag » Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:31 am

Novaguy, i am from montreal area.


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Re: Gottlieb playball 1971

Postby Sisyphus » Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:22 am

You can get factory schematics, owner's manual and other parts from http://www.pbresource.com/. Another US supplier I've used is http://www.marcospecialties.com/. Your best option might be Pinball Medics, http://pinballmedics.ca/, which is a MAACA member and can get you stuff with no BS about customs and currency because they're in Ottawa.

Lots of good repair information on line. Here's two good ones http://www.pinwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=EM_Repair, http://www.pinrepair.com/em/index.htm.

I'd start with this video [youtube][/youtube] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czyW_EA ... w_KidWeSCS.
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Re: Gottlieb playball 1971

Postby semicolin » Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:44 pm

Oh my God, was it stored in a swimming pool?
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Re: Gottlieb playball 1971

Postby Sparky » Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:11 pm

Start by cleaning the wood with Magic Eraser and rubbing alcohol. Don't go too aggressive.
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Re: Gottlieb playball 1971

Postby Rickysag » Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:46 pm

Finally, I will get rid of all the electronics and playfield. I will convert it to a virtual pinball.
Thank you again for your comments.

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Re: Gottlieb playball 1971

Postby cait001 » Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:02 pm

Rickysag wrote:Finally, I will get rid of all the electronics and playfield. I will convert it to a virtual pinball.
Thank you again for your comments.


that backglass seems to be in good shape, you could easily sell it.
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Re: Gottlieb playball 1971

Postby Sparky » Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:33 pm

I would rather trade you a solid empty cabinet in exchange for your pin, instead of you gutting it. Would be a shame, considering the nice bg.
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Re: Gottlieb playball 1971

Postby AC70 » Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:14 am

Rickysag wrote:Finally, I will get rid of all the electronics and playfield. I will convert it to a virtual pinball.
Thank you again for your comments.


I would be interested in the Playing field.

I anyone in Montreal area picked this up, let me know as this particular PF fits very well for specific project I have in mind. I put a WTB add up for mini cycle PF which also has a vari-target but no reply yet. This PF will actually work better with layout I have in mind.

Ok, let me know what you want for it.

Thanks,

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Re: Gottlieb playball 1971

Postby Statsman1 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:20 am

This might be a dead thread, but I have two copies of schematics for this PlayBall machine (originals), if anyone would like one.

PM me if you want me to send you one.

Patrick



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