(Topic ID: 32981)

Alvin G flipper crank?

By system11

6 years ago

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#1 6 years ago

Hi all, does anyone have a right hand Alvin G flipper crank for sale in NOS/good used condition, or know of a place that actually sells them?

#2 6 years ago

I have never found any of the flipper parts available anywhere. Please let me know if you do find something.

#3 6 years ago

If I can't get one, I might need to research converting to WMS flippers or something. My right hand crank is .. it's toast, really bad - a second hand one would almost certainly be better.

I've been looking at the parts, and if a Gottlieb style fiber link could be made up from a pattern, it would be possible to drill out the middle of a Gottlieb System 3 crank (optional, or you could fit Gottlieb flipper + bush at the same time), and replace the flipper link on the plunger. The actual differences are tiny. You'd take the exact size and shape of the Alvin G link, only changes would be the material used and make the hole where the metal bearing sits the same size as a Gottlieb Sys 3 link hole.

Not sure why nobody has thought of this yet, the only difference is the EOS switch pin is maybe half a mm out of place, certainly within the realm of switch adjustment to resolve. It's only the different size of the link pin which stopped me making hybrid flippers this afternoon.

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