Quoted from Gozzle:
Rdoyle1978 - Does your Mantis not exhibit the same problem as per my two photos above?
Absolutely not. I do have the Mantis protector also installed, but I do not believe that is a factor. It does seem that your scoop sits too high from the playfield. When I did my restore I seem to recall mine had 2 sets of washers underneath (4total) which forced it to sit a bit lower. Perhaps this is why