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CV Shooter rod hits kicker crank and not the pinball


By hardware

6 years ago



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#1 6 years ago

This is going to be a strange question. My shooter rod is not long enough for the rubber tip to touch the ball in the shooter lane. It appears my shooter rod hits the kicker crank and the kicker crank is what hits the ball. Is this supposed to be like this? My shooter rod is the one with the silver marble looking plastic ball and I think there was only 1 rod length made like this. I'm assuming the kicker crank should only hit the ball when it auto-fires, not when you manually plunge the ball. I'm confused and want to get this sorted out. Thanks for any help.

#2 6 years ago

Pretty sure that is not supposed to happen. My CV is in storage atm, but I think I would remember if mine was doing anything that strange. Is the shooter or the kicker crooked in some way? A picture would go a long way

#3 6 years ago

I find sometimes it's the linkage on the auto shooter causing it to droop and sometimes you can adjust the ball shooter by loosening up the 3 screws behind it, moving it and retightening.

#4 6 years ago

What is the length of your shooter rod - just the metal part, not the grip. The one being used by Stern and JJP is just a little under 7 3/4 inch.

7 months later
#5 5 years ago
Quoted from NYP:

I find sometimes it's the linkage on the auto shooter causing it to droop and sometimes you can adjust the ball shooter by loosening up the 3 screws behind it, moving it and retightening.

Ive had this issue on the last 2 machines I've worked on, how can the kicker crank droop, seems to be no adjustment there, loosing the 3 shooter rod housing screws does drop a bit but not enoff, only thing to do is dremel out the bottom of the housing so it drops down more, Finally i noticed the front of housing does not have the W embossed logo on it could the re pop non genuine one be different

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#6 3 years ago

My apologies. LOL. You can tell this was not a priority.

I just completely rebuilt the plunger with the following new parts.

Silver Marble looking shooter rod
shooter rod spring
shooter housing
shooter sleeve
correct power spring (green)
correct washers and mounting screws
retainer ring
ball shooter tip

The center of the rod is not lining up with the center of the ball in the shooter lane. (see picture).

Originally there was ground braid stapled to the cabinet right where you mount the mounting bracket. Just to make sure this was not causing a problem I relocated the braid and now the entire mounting bracket sits flush with the cabinet. Just to mention the kicker crank is not lined up with the lane because it's not mounted right now. The only option I see is to dremel the left edge of the hole in the cabinet to be able to move the shooter rod over a bit. Anyone ever experience this? Thanks for help in advance!

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