Just finished two restorations, Eight Ball, and Xenon. In both cases I replaced the corroded bumper light sockets with new ones from Marco. They are driving me crazy. Brand new installed, they flickered, so I tweaked them with pliers to tighten them up. The problem is the tang underneath gives way no matter how carefully I insert the bulb.
On Eight Ball vibration from the bumpers blew #49s after 30 minutes of play, I gave up and put in LEDs, not sure if I did something wrong with respect to vibration.
On Xenon, the LEDs turn on an off with the vibrations. If you didn't know the machines you might think they were controlled lighting.
Any suggestions? I tried a 55 style socket in Eight Ball but there is no room under the caps. Xenon is really the problem, I just cannot keep the lights on stably.