Quoted from slizzap:
3) Most of these are likely all superficial, but looking to get input. The most important concern is the first photo showing a comparison of the left and right outlane. It appears to me the left outlane should have a post with rubber to match what's on the right outlane, but looking for confirmation.
For the rest, it looks as if someone that serviced this pin in the past may have just used whatever hardware they had on hand to fasten various pieces to the playfield. However, some of these are using plastic standoffs with screws that make me question whether they were propping up a piece of plastic or something else above it, or if it's simply incorrect and should be a simple screw/nut.
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Welcome. And all good questions. I'll try and answer a few of them, easy ones first maybe...
Ok, so the last two photos of your #3 and possibly superficial posts... those are definitely supposed to be there. They are intended to stop any errant air balls (of which there are many on this game as it sounds like you already know) from getting stuck. Those two spots stop the ball from getting wedged in between the side of the cabinet and the plastics or flasher dome, etc.
The wire gate leaving the number three hole is an interesting observation / question too... because I have that exact same hex bolt on top of mine. And not sure why... may be another thing to limit where errant balls could get wedged. Stay tuned on that one as I'll keep looking...
I get far too many rejects out of hole #3 too. Not anywhere near as high as 90%, but probably 2 or 3 out of 10 I'd say. Definitely enough that when I shoot for that hole I try and baby it in there by either trying to hit it soft or glance it purposely off the sides as it goes up into the catch.
When you mentioned taking off the plastic and looking to see if you could add some padding to the bracket, you do indeed have a bracket, right? Your photo has it removed, which I think you just did to show that post without a ring, but wanted to confirm.
I think I put a rubber ring or post sleeve on that post up in there too. Not clear to me whether it is technically supposed to be there or not. I'll look into that one a little more as well...
The two outlanes are different on my game as well. Right side has a post with a ring like yours, however, the left side does not. It could though as the tiny hole is there for it. I think I have tried one in there at times as it can go down that left outlane a lot when you play and the kickback is not always lit to save you. Again, not sure on that for certain either. Hopefully you asking gets a few more of the LW3 veterans to chime in.
That centre plastic you mentioned is part of the full replacement plastic set. I have a attached a photo. It is the one in the upper left hand corner. I'm not sure what the specific part number is for ordering it separately, or who has them for sale.lw3plas01 (resized).jpg