(Topic ID: 243123)

Can you make a switch that is insanely hard to find?

By arcadeforever

2 years ago

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  • Latest reply 2 years ago by Crash
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#1 2 years ago

I am working on a game (highspeed) It has a switch 17-1085 (Lower left hideout). I cannot find it anywhere for sale. I was wondering if there was some technique where I can make a custom activating lever out of a paperclip work or something to that effect? I have used them for ball guides before when desperate and you really cant tell. I could probably make the correct activator our of a paperclip. I'm just not sure how I would affix it to the switch. I cant be the only person to have made something like this work and make it look good in the process.

Thanks for your time!

#2 2 years ago

I'm wondering if you could get something like this and just bend the wire to fit?


#3 2 years ago

Check action pinball, they have a great site.

Here is the description from the site:

Discontinued - may be able to use # 180-5040-00 as replacement (may require cutting blade short to fit wireform frame properly).

#4 2 years ago

If you have the broken switch can you find another common switch and just move the armature to the switch itself? I have done this before with good results.

#5 2 years ago

Thanks, those are some great ideas! Ill go buy another set of jewelers needlenose pliers and give it a shot.

1 week later
#6 2 years ago

Any luck?

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