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  • Gottlieb Play Pool - 1972 Italian AAB

    been a long time since finding the right game to do a full ground up resto on. the search is over and will arrive tomorrow via bill.

    this the single player gottlieb pin that was made just for italy august 1972.

    most people know the 2 player big shot and the 4 player version of hot shot. there was also an aab pin (pro pool) made for new york and wisconsin only as those 2 american states outlawed games that awarded replays.

    this game will need a ground up resto, also everything on the top of the playfield is missing.

    very fortunate securing the last set of repro plastics off lee at pinball rescue.

    hoping this will inspire others to document their restores, being either em, ss or dmd.

    have just attached just one photo until tomorrow - an original nos schematic for the game.
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    Is this the game?..If it is or very similar, I love those rules.

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    • #3
      kinda. same layout on the playfield but totally different add a ball rules.

      this is why I really wanted it to bring it back to life.

      the single player play pool made for the aab market added the balls on the backglass. so there was a light behind the 'balls to play' from 10 to 1.

      the italian version doesn't work like that. it still has the balls to play but when you win a free ball (remember you can't win a free game/credit). it adds the free ball to that ball in play.

      also there are no bonus system on this game. so the pool ball lights just are there for sequence. just like in the real game.

      so..if you are on the 3rd ball and you win an extra ball you are still on 3rd ball with one in the bank. if you win more for that very ball then more are added.

      they play so differently.
      looking to buy gottlieb electro mechanical pinball machines from any era

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      • #4
        lots of repro parts ready, much more to come.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by illawarra_steelers View Post
          kinda. same layout on the playfield but totally different add a ball rules.

          this is why I really wanted it to bring it back to life.

          the single player play pool made for the aab market added the balls on the backglass. so there was a light behind the 'balls to play' from 10 to 1.

          the italian version doesn't work like that. it still has the balls to play but when you win a free ball (remember you can't win a free game/credit). it adds the free ball to that ball in play.

          also there are no bonus system on this game. so the pool ball lights just are there for sequence. just like in the real game.

          so..if you are on the 3rd ball and you win an extra ball you are still on 3rd ball with one in the bank. if you win more for that very ball then more are added.

          they play so differently.
          An awesome game to restore - one of my fav layouts. I love add a balls but I dont like the numbers 1-10 on the backglass. Ship ahoy and bank shot are the same as this where if you get an extra ball you get (up to 5) flags on the backglass.
          Looking forward to seeing this game come back to life!

          Sent from my AGM A8 using Tapatalk

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          • #6
            okay game in the steelers shed. just went over it and will be an awesome project.

            came with a spare playfield as the one in the game has seen better days.

            just bought some beers so time to tear it down tonight and have tomorrow off work

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            • #7
              so this is the better playfield. will touchup under the eject hole in the green but that is all.

              basically my blank canvas to rebuild top and bottom
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              • #8
                Great to see you are saving another great game, following your restore keep the updates coming.

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                • #9
                  so stripped the blank playfield and still saved this.

                  also every screw. they don't make this stuff anymore.

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                  • #10
                    have today off work and might do tomorrow. have forgotten how much I love doing this.

                    good playfield cleaned. have some cupping on all the solids and stripe balls.

                    now starting to swap the lower playfield over.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for sharing Tony. Bumped your attachment space up.

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                      • #12
                        Sweet, another Tony resto thread!

                        Love all those drop targets

                        Brad
                        My Projects - Space Invaders Bartop, Williams A-Go-Go, Galaxian Bartop, Jukebox Kiosk 1&2, Jukebox Kiosk 3, Virtual Minipin, Generic Upright, MultiCab, Rampage,

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                        • #13
                          Coming along nicely. What did you use to clean the playfield?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by kimbleseven View Post
                            Coming along nicely. What did you use to clean the playfield?

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                            seriously, just spray and wipe. my days of novus and wax are gone. brings up those old em playfields.

                            if anybody has ever wondered if they could do a playfield swap. this shows how easy it is. can't be done in a day and rebuilding and cleaning everything as i go.

                            will be rebuilding the drop target banks next.

                            coil stops, yeah think these ones have earned their keep. new vs old.
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                            • #15
                              Good to follow this resto Tony. Congratulations on keeping these EM's alive. !!!!!
                              http://www.oldpinballs.com/

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