Free advice for the week:
I will start by saying I am not an experienced pin tech or pf installer. I get a lot my experience working with pros and first timers who call on me when there is a problem.
So when you are installing a pf, its not like putting a water pump on a cars motor, where you use screws and a prefit gasket, and you tighten as hard as you can since the water pump, screws and engine block are for the most part the same material steel
On a pf you have wood which is soft, (very soft.black gumwood sandwiched by 2 paper thin sheets of maple which is not very hard either), with an eight of an inch of hard but brittle clear coat (or less depending if it is nos, repro, or my work). Hard things tend to shatter when they are stressed, and soft things deform. So you want to be careful when you attach a metal screw (especially if it is going in to a metal t nut) to a softer material. The important thing is to not over tighten it since you have 3 materials you are compressing that are different density.
I know it is a pain but when attaching things to wood (and you need to remember you are a finish carpenter, not a framer) I perfer to fit them enough to hold steady and then when I am done with that job I go back and lightly tighten the rest. then after you play 50 games or so, go thru and check everything. If you have the mentality of a mechanic of framer using air wrenches and nail guns, you may not have a good finish. Its a really hard balance, pinball.
The person who invented the nylon lock nut deserves a nobel peace prize. I swap every single nut that I can with nylon lock nuts. On top of the pf they are perfect. I have seen people over tighten them out of habit. Try to avoid doing that also. They will never loosen or come off. Pinball is the perfect application for them.
I hope I dont sound like I am trying to be a know it all, and I am not writing a how to, that's all ready been done. I just want to get across the part about balancing the framer and finisher in your pf swap. and dont over tighten!!!!!!