I'm rebuilding the pop bumpers on my Surf Champ. They worked previously, but were a little sluggish, so I'm replacing everything, including the switches.
I ordered replacements from PBR (B-17108 and B-17109). But when comparing them to the switch assemblies that were already on the game, I noticed a difference. The new switches had the tabs reversed: Old assembly had two tabs on the scoring switch (which is normally closed) with one wire soldered to each tab. The activation (spoon) switch has only one tab with one wire soldered to it.
The new switch assembly is the reverse: two tabs on the activation (spoon) switch, and only one tab on the scoring switch (NC). I checked the Gottlieb parts catalog and the new switch from PBR is exactly as pictured in the 1978 catalog. It appears to me that most/all of the parts on this game are original, but the switch assembly doesn't match.
Can any other SC owners out there check and confirm the correct configuration?
And the big question: Should I replace the switch assemblies and, if so, how should I wire the new ones?