(Topic ID: 206639)

Meteor Playfield Posts


By timab2000

1 year ago



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  • Latest reply 1 year ago by drypaint
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#1 1 year ago

Hi everyone,

I am new to the site and have started working on a Stern Meteor. My question is...

The upper playfield, where the drop targets are located, have shorter posts (1 inch tall) than the lower part of the playfield (1 3/16 inch tall). Is that normal or should they all be the same size or does it even matter?

Hope to hear from someone...thanks!

#2 1 year ago

I just did a full post replacement on one a couple weeks ago. There are 42 tall posts (1-3/16") and 15 short posts (1"). It does matter because you want the plastics mounted on the tall posts, and short posts under the plastics so the screw heads don't scratch the plastics.

There are actually two more -- probably short since they are hidden under plastics -- that are not used. It's not necessary to replace them if you don't want to.

#3 1 year ago

Hey thanks for the info. I really appreciate it

#4 1 year ago

You're out hole posts will be shorts as well.

#5 1 year ago

Ok I guess it would help me if I know where all the short one were supposed to go. They may be asking a lot though, don't want to push my luck being new and all.

Thanks!

#6 1 year ago
Quoted from timab2000:

Ok I guess it would help me if I know where all the short one were supposed to go. They may be asking a lot though, don't want to push my luck being new and all.
Thanks!

Ha you're not asking too much no worries, I just don't know if anyone has a map.

It all will really work itself out naturally when you start assembling everything. The tall ones will always go under the holes in the plastics. If there are any posts under the plastics without a hole, they HAVE to be the shorter ones or they wont fit without rubbing the plastics, as dothedoo said.
Just start doing it and it will become obvious. Like I said the 2 in the outlanes are short so only 13 shorts left

EDIT: but there might be some help in the shopout pics here
https://pinside.com/pinball/archive/meteor/gallery/shopout

Look at this pic. See how there's a short in there? It cant be a tall cause no hole and if a tall was there it would be pushing up on the plastic and wouldn;t sit right

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#8 1 year ago

Looking back at these pics I realize what I said before doesn’t apply on Meteor -- short with short, tall with tall.

I hope the pics will help though.

#9 1 year ago

Wow thanks for posting all those pictures.

I know that is somewhat time consuming, but I really appreciate you doing that. Helps me out a lot.

I was thinking at the spot target they should be tall, due to the fact that my plastic at that location was broken and glued back together, I thought that maybe the ball had hit it somehow cracking it, maybe due to short posts being place there. I just about got the playfield all cleaned up so maybe i'll post some pics when it's done.

Thanks again

#10 1 year ago

The only problem with replacing short posts with tall posts is that some posts, like the two surrounding the spot target, have carriage bolts that come up from under the playfield. You might have to install longer bolts too or there may not be enough length for the acorn nuts on top of the plastics.

#11 1 year ago

I am in the process of the same thing on my Meteor and found this thread to answer my questions... Thanks guys!

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