(Topic ID: 196505)

Changing "Rear" High Speed 5" Rubbers


By grantopia

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

I picked up a High Speed recently that I'm just about done cleaning up and getting fully working again. Last night I was working through all the burnt bulbs and a new rubber kit and started with the flippers and worked my way up the playfield. When I got to the last 2 rubbers, they are 2 5" rubbers that look like they wrap around some posts at the rear of the game, but have a metal plate or large bracket/piece through them also that's connected to the ramp. I'll grab a picture after work tonight if this isn't making sense. I was too tired to tackle it last night, but is taking apart the whole ramp really the only way to get at those and swap it out? Or is there a simpler access solution I'm not seeing right away? Thanks!

#2 1 year ago

You have to take the ramp off, but not the diverter assembly. If I remember correctly. They are a bit of a PITA to change, but I shopped 2 High Speeds and left the diverters on both times. I seem to remember needing to wedge the rubbers passed the post/plate using a small screwdriver. Patience is key!

#3 1 year ago

Yeah, they are a pain and do require that you remove the ramp, although as pinwizkid mentioned at least the diverters can be worked around. They are really hard to get in there and spaced properly, etc. I remember the first ring kit I bought for HS many years ago didn't even have those 5 inch rings in it and I had to order them separately.

#4 1 year ago

That is what I waa afraid of ha. Ugh, here we go...

#5 1 year ago

Note that the two 5" rings in the back center go around behind the diverter...not in front of it.

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#6 1 year ago

Was thinking to changed mine before when I had this machine.
I just gave up and leave it whit the one that was there.And yes it must go behind the diverter.

#7 1 year ago
Quoted from arakissun:

Was thinking to changed mine before when I had this machine.
I just gave up and leave it whit the one that was there.And yes it must go behind the diverter.

Yeah, I sucked it up and did it but man what a pain in the ass. At least it's done!

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#8 1 year ago

Working on this at the moment. So, the osts where the rubbers sit has just one notch. I imagine one rubber goes in the notch but should the 2nd go over or under the one on the notch?

#9 1 year ago

From my recent shop out..Shows 1 rubber ring above the one in the notch.

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#10 1 year ago
Quoted from dozer1:

From my recent shop out..Shows 1 rubber ring above the one in the notch.

This is how mine was as well.

#11 1 year ago

I removed the wood on the back of the playfield as well when i did mine years ago. It helped a bit

#12 1 year ago

I need to replace those rubber rings on my High Speed. I was locating all of the screws to remove the ramp. On the right side of the ramp it looks like there is a rivet holding the ramp in place. See the picture. Must this be removed to remove the ramp?

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#13 1 year ago

No, you don't remove the rivet. Remove that plastic between the ramp and the cabinet. I remember it being a little cramped in that area, but once the plastic is out, that riveted bracket is screwed to the PF.

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#14 1 year ago
Quoted from dozer1:

No, you don't remove the rivet. Remove that plastic between the ramp and the cabinet. I remember it being a little cramped in that area, but once the plastic is out, that riveted bracket is screwed to the PF.

Thank you. I was able to install these 5" rubbers today. I was surprised that the connection to the ramp switches would not fit through the playfield to disconnect the entire ramp. I was able to slide the rubber over the ramp and get to those back posts without the switch wires being completely disconnected.

#15 1 year ago
Quoted from matt1999:

I was surprised that the connection to the ramp switches would not fit through the playfield to disconnect the entire ramp.

If only they had switched the plugs, the male will fit through the playfield...Female will not. I reversed the plugs on mine so I could get it in and out easier. The only other way to get the ramp out without removing the back board is to dismantle the switch stacks.

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