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  • Gottlieb Centigrade 37

    Finally moved back from Brisbane to Adelaide and unpacked. Now it's time to start the restoration on this old pin. Im not very experienced in these things and welcome information and advice from all.

    Still havent got NBN set up but thought id put a few posts up here. The machine is in average condition but its all here and is playable.

    Its getting a cabinet redo with pinball pimp stencils, new siderails from Railways (arrived very well packed last week) a new backglass (probably 6 months away), new legs, new shooter rod assembly, custom top apron decal, new playfield plastics, a custom made thermometer ribbon (thanks rabbits for your advice) plastics, posts etc. Hopefully, if im not too late to the party, I will have a repro playfield too.

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    Putting out the feelers for my next early Gotlieb project

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    • #3
      Nice looking forward to updates but from these photos your original playfield loos pretty good


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      • #4
        Originally posted by ddstoys View Post
        Nice looking forward to updates but from these photos your original playfield loos pretty good
        probably got soup bowl inserts the same as mine.

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        • #5
          Yep thats right cupped. Covered in mylar with damage around the kickout hole and pop bumpers.

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          • #6
            cut circles out of mylar to build the inserts up then wax it and play it. dont spend any money it in until you've played it a while
            Last edited by wiredoug; 28th November 2018, 02:00 PM. Reason: cant type

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ddstoys View Post
              Nice looking forward to updates but from these photos your original playfield loos pretty good


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              I was thinking the same, looks pretty clean under it also, I guess some closeup Photos may say other wise though?

              Edit: posted before seeing that about inserts.


              cut cirles out of mylar to build the inserts up then wax it and play it. dont spend any money it in until you've played it a while
              Does casting epoxy poured on top of inserts work for something like that Doug?

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              • #8
                Some wear in the usual spots.

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                • #9
                  Have played a few games and found:
                  Knocker not firing - fixed.
                  Replay unit not working at all.
                  Thermometer not advancing at all.
                  FS relay not working - I think this is the little stepper bugger that alternates bagatelle lights and does a whole bunch of other things.
                  Score reel hundreds unit needs cleaning and adjustment.
                  Chimes not firing - fixed
                  Tilt assembly in pieces - fixed
                  The smallest chime coil fires when the other 2 fire. Not sure what this could be.

                  Starting with the cabinet and then looking at these problems down the track.


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                  • #10
                    Fs relay in backbox

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by kimbleseven View Post
                      Fs relay in backbox

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                      FS in the backbox is usually the Match stepper.
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                      • #12
                        Yes match stepper and I think it does the lights too - will check when schematics arrive

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jason1 View Post
                          Does casting epoxy poured on top of inserts work for something like that Doug?
                          not sure. I reckon it might if you were skilled with it. probably have to take it out and fill it then sand the surface flat again i suppose. Im not good enough with it to make it not look crap and at that amnt of work you have to wonder if a new insert is a better plan anyway? some ones bound to chime in and say "tip 2 pack in" .. but thats a long windy road too.

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                          • #14
                            I think I will put leds under playfield and behind backglass and use 47s above playfield. Worked well with joker poker. The photos dont do the coloured insert leds justice.

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                            • #15
                              I have filled inserts with acrylic clear from a spray can (semi gloss )and sanded flat then polished they come up a treat. Can take quite a few layers before they fill. Then wet sand carefully.

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