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Plastics are loose - Acorn Nut is Bottomed Out


By Skidave

5 months ago



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#21 5 months ago

Dave, Bally has 2 different length posts. The one on the right in your post is the wrong length, hence the loose plastic. The short posts are 1", longer are 1-3/16". I usually swap out the longer ones under plastics to the shorter length to avoid the screw head scratching the plastic. The white nylon acorn nuts are what was OE for Supersonic but the rubber nuts are easier to remove during the enviable switch adjustments under slings and other PF work. The OE nylon nuts are easily stripped out from over tightening so if that's your choice do not over torque them. Also the old nylon nuts will clean up nicely if soaked in bleach for a week, will look nearly new. If you prefer the rubber style, PBR has the best price on them.

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#22 5 months ago

And yes, the nylon post nuts are correct for Supersonic.

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#40 5 months ago
Quoted from wayout440:

Those are rubber post caps in the flyer pic.
Here is another link to a discussion thread. I am in the belief that the flyers *possibly* do not always match production games, and both were used around the years of this Bally era. My 1981 Bally Elektra had the rubber caps...and regardless of keeping a game original, eventually you end up finding these critters down in your outhole
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/nylon-acorns-postnuts-vs-rubber-nuts

I have to respectably disagree. I have bought 2 dozen early SS Bally project games, many in the early 2000's which were from operators warehouses that still had the OE #44 brass base bulbs under the plastics and PF. Supersonic was a March 1979 release. While I've haven't owned one, I have bought a Star Trek 4-79 release, 3 Paragon's 6-79 release, 4 Silverball Mania's 2-80 release and a Space Invaders from 4-80. All had the nylon post caps. 1st game that I encountered that had rubber post caps was Xenon (11-1980). I know I'm splitting hairs but I believe the nylon post caps were installed into 1980.

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