(Topic ID: 216419)

Gottlieb Surfer Pop bumper rod and ring


By Jho928

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

Can anyone tell me the rod and ring part number for a Surfer.
I am finding conflicting info on weather it uses a long one or a short one. The parts that are in there now measure 3" from the ring bottom to the stud bottom, but i want to make sure the r&R are correct
Thanx

#2 2 years ago

According to Pinball resource:

"Pop Bumper Rod And Ring:

Substitute for early GottliebĀ® games before Surf Champ(1976) A1316
and for later game Surf Champ to End(BarbWire)
A16634"

Presumably, those above would also apply to the 2/4 player versions.

Best contact Jimmy @PBR to clarify

#3 2 years ago

If the game has the bumper pad on the underside of the playfield, it uses the longer rod and ring, A-16634+

#4 2 years ago

Has anyone received one of these longer rod and rings from PBR lately or are they out of stock?

#5 2 years ago

There is no pad so it must be the shorter one.
Thanks

#6 2 years ago
Quoted from Jho928:

There is no pad so it must be the shorter one.
Thanks

Then any standard rod and ring will work.

#7 2 years ago
Quoted from MikeO:

Has anyone received one of these longer rod and rings from PBR lately or are they out of stock?

Mike, per the website he's out of stock.

#8 2 years ago

May provide a substitute. (Williams)

#9 2 years ago
Quoted from stashyboy:

May provide a substitute. (Williams)

If the williams rod and ring is used the gottlieb base plate should be removed. Otherwise the stroke will be reduced making the pop weaker.

#10 2 years ago
Quoted from MikeO:

If the williams rod and ring is used the gottlieb base plate should be removed. Otherwise the stroke will be reduced making the pop weaker.

That is true, but that is what Steve has available.

#11 2 years ago

I can get you what you need. PM me.

I don't think you want to remove that plate and essentially degrade your game. That plate helps give your bumpers good action and was a brilliant design.

#12 2 years ago

Or better yet, get this:
ebay.com link

#13 2 years ago

I have used the Williams replacements provided by PBR on 2 Gottliebs and they work great.
Can't get too freaked out over OEM parts. As long as you use all new parts and replace the coil sleeve you are good.

#14 2 years ago
Quoted from newmantjn:

Or better yet, get this:
ebay.com link

ebay.com link

Good find. If you use that coil on an EM pin, be sure to remove the diode or you'll blow fuses.

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