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Fixing some Bally Bricking

By mkdud

7 months ago



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#1 7 months ago

I had a bricking issue on my EBD inline bank, specifically with the 3x target. The target looked no different than the other new replacement targets that are in my EBD. Playfield is a IPB repro from 2005 and was clearcoated @ IPB. My pf is pitched to about 6.3 degrees.

I did try Slochar's technique (https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/bally-drop-target-bricking-fix) of slightly bending the top metal edge upwards and I still had the bricking. However, this technique combined with the spring solution below appears to have solved the issue.

My solution was to make a new spring that had a bit more tension - about 1/8 " shorter than the original. I attached the spring to the attach point CLOSER to the target (see pic). So far, may games have been played, no bricking. I will follow up with more data as more games are played. Please post your results / experience if you try this idea.

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