Put on my Detective's badge to learn more about drop targets.
Started with Meteor -- I realize it is different game but thought there could be carry over from one game to the next.
I was surprised to find the "METEOR" drop targets were actually less than an inch above the playfield surface in the up position. I suppose they could have been replaced in the past, but they sure have a vintage patina to them. Shorter faceted posts are behind the targets as well compared to NB.
The three bank drops were closer to an inch above the playfield. Noticed the stubbier faceted post behind the "M." (vs. the taller ones elsewhere) Looks like I will be in need of at least on passive bumper unit when its Meteor's turn.
I thought the best thing to do was dig out the large bank assembly from the second Nine Ball machine and measure one of the original targets in it. About 1 1/2" -- got it.
Measuring the new drops at home, what do you know? About 1 1/2" !
Soooo, basically I may be making a big deal about nothing. (I believe that was mentioned previously in the thread, only the bottom shim was really needed ). Well, now I know for sure.
The plan is to install the large target assembly as is and move forward with getting the playfield into the cabinet. If I am unsatisfied after getting a few games in I can modify parts later. Game on!