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[FOUND]: WTB - F-14 Tomcat

Discussion in 'Pinball Machines / Parts WANTED' started by stiffler4444, Dec 12, 2013.

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    Hi all,

    Ok, so originally I was going to wait until May, but one that intrigues me has come available. Unfortunately, it is near Boston MA. So the plan is fly down, do two nights in Boston, rent an SUV and lug this thing home .

    Unless anyone with a nice local unit can persuade me to buy theirs, it looks like a fun adventure.....

    Dave
     
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    Re: WTB - F-14 Tomcat

    Saw that one, a bit rough for my taste. Don't think it's a $1200 machine either, but even if it was cheaper, I'd still pass.

    thanks for the heads up though!
     
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    Re: WTB - F-14 Tomcat IMPENDING purchase

    bump
     
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    Re: WTB - F-14 Tomcat IMPENDING purchase

    Flying to Boston for an F-14 seems excessive no?

    Hope you locate one.
    I find this game a to be a lot of fun and have to play it whenever I come accross one.
     
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    Re: WTB - F-14 Tomcat IMPENDING purchase

    Excessive...maybe a bit....but I've not seen too many good examples come up lately. As well, it helps to convince the wife if she happens to REALLY REALLY want to go to Boston...... ;)

    But of course, I am open to a local machine, but time is a bit tight now. Cheap flights have to be booked by tomorrow..........

    We'll see.....
     
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    Re: WTB - F-14 Tomcat IMPENDING purchase

    Deal made, flights booked.....off to Boston on Jet Blue and coming back in an F-14.....well, a rental with an F-14 in tow......... :p
     
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    Re: WTB - F-14 Tomcat FOUND

    Sweet!
    Congrats.
     
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    Re: WTB - F-14 Tomcat FOUND

    Congrats on the purchase. Have a safe journey!
    Let us know how it goes once you are back.
     
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    Pretty cool significant other to go along with that scheme! Congrats. Safe journey.


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    Nice! I love Boston! You should make a side trip to the Pinball Wizard arcade in Pelham, NH
     
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    Thanks guys, I'll report back my experience and include some photos. I'm leaving next Thursday and picking up the machine on Saturday, so I'll have some time to look around Boston. We are staying down at the harbour. :D
     
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    Yes, my new plan when pin shopping is to only look in areas that the wife wants to go. Seems to work flawlessly!! :lol:
     
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    I'll google that...sounds fun!
     
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    Re: WTB - F-14 Tomcat FOUND

    My girlfriend told me to buy a pin in Montreal so we can go visit :-D. Don't mind if I do haha!

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    Amazing what a girl will do for a vacation.... ;)
     
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    Re: WTB - F-14 Tomcat FOUND

    So, got the machine home and played a few very enjoyable games. Then the left flipper coil kept sticking. Coil sleeve was not coming out for replacement, so I replaced the entire coil. Played a couple more games, then the left coil started feeling weak. Moments later, I lost power to all 50V coils..........

    Guess I'll be doing some trouble shooting this week, was too tired to delve into in yesterday.... :x
     
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