Quoted from FatPanda:
I noticed that the flipper brackets are missing the rubber grommet that the flipper plunger rests on when not in use. Can someone send me a pic of what it looks like so I can replace them, or do they not have them?
Something like this I'm assuming. I notice in older games they are typically tan colored.
Laser Cue is NOT supposed to have them on. I asked this question when I first got mine and that's what the pinball ninja told me. In fact here's his responses.
"actually on that era of flipper, the plugs are not utilized."
" i should say, "in my experience.""
" i should add a bit more info... if the flipper links are bakelit, then no, the plugs are not used. If the flipper links are plastic, yes the plugs are used. that has been my experience."
"i can add more... laser cue, system7, used non-replaceable coil stops (they are part of the flipper assembly bracket.) so if this is a keeper, my suggestion is to go to pinballlife.com and order WPC style flipper assemblies with replaceable coil stops and expansion flipper return springs (opposed to compression springs.) also buy new flipper bats. this will give you the best of all worlds. you will probably have to send Terry at PL an email to make sure he populates these assemblies with the correct coils (i can't remember if Laser cue is 30 or 50 volt flippers. i think they are 30 volt, so you need the correct coils, you can't use FL11630 for example.) Of course you could transplant your stock coils too. i highly suggest doing this. Also then you can "micro-manage" the flipper travel on the new brackets (which will have the plunger rest plug.)"
"if you put them on, the flipper travel will change. Actually pretty dramatically. So it will change how the game plays. But it's like ice cream, some people like long flipper travel (big "V"), and some don't. but if there's bakelite flipper links, they shouldn't be there."