(Topic ID: 206101)

Space Shuttle toy wire gate - any sources to purchase?

By enjoyvelvet

4 years ago



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#1 4 years ago

So after owning my Space Shuttle for a couple of years I realize that my shuttle toy doesn't have the wire gate that hits the leaf switch. I can't seem to find any online shops that sell it. Does anyone have any idea where this might be able to be purchased?

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#2 4 years ago

If you just need the wire form/gate:

http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/12-6653

#3 4 years ago

Great, because I need this part too.

Do you know the part # for the switch itself?
Also, is the bracket the wire form gate goes into available somewhere?

#4 4 years ago
Quoted from stevevt:

Great, because I need this part too.
Do you know the part # for the switch itself?
Also, is the bracket the wire form gate goes into available somewhere?

Not sure about switch and bracket part numbers sorry. I just handmade a bracket from reference pictures.

I think I used a switch like this, long so you can cut to size:

http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/12-SMSB

I had a spare switch mount like this I think? (not perfect but can make do):

http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/01-8719-1

Sorry, my machine is in storage, so cant take any photos.

#5 4 years ago

Wow thank you so much. I couldn’t find it on their site at all! I can’t believe I never noticed mine was missing! I gotta take a look under mine and make sure the bracket is there.

#6 4 years ago

Great find ! Where the hell was this a few years ago when i was restoring my SS. They were pretty much unobtanium back then !!!

#7 4 years ago
Quoted from OzPaul:

Not sure about switch and bracket part numbers sorry. I just handmade a bracket from reference pictures.
I think I used a switch like this, long so you can cut to size:
http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/12-SMSB
I had a spare switch mount like this I think? (not perfect but can make do):
http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/01-8719-1
Sorry, my machine is in storage, so cant take any photos.

Thanks! Very helpful.

1 month later
#8 4 years ago
Quoted from enjoyvelvet:

Wow thank you so much. I couldn’t find it on their site at all! I can’t believe I never noticed mine was missing! I gotta take a look under mine and make sure the bracket is there.

Do you the dimensions of the bend that you used for that Marco gate on the micro switch (e.g. how long is the flat before you crimped off the 90 degree)? Mine gets "stuck" in the upright position: The pressure of the leaf spring jams the gate if its flipped up too high. And since I'm asking questions, did you put a rubber damper under the wings where it attaches to the plastics?

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