(Topic ID: 105495)

TAF - Stupid Shooter Rod Issue

By robbiedoo

5 years ago

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  • Latest reply 5 years ago by LTG
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#1 5 years ago

So I recently came into possession of a TAF, but the plunger would only shoot the ball barely past the swamp.

Easy fix, right? I bought new springs for the plunger and thought that would fix it... weirdly enough it made only a slight difference. It still only makes it up to thing once in 10 pulls, and you can forget about getting the ball around to the pop bumpers.

I feel it might have to do with the 'sleeve' which surrounds the rod itself. On my ToM it pulls out with the rod, but on TAM it pulls out so far that it is completely out of the hole. It catches the lip of the hole on release and slows it down, but that's not all of it... even if I pull it out 80% of the way and release, so it doesn't come out and therefore can't catch, I feel the ball shot is far too weak... and still won't make it up to thing.

Should I replace the whole assembly? I feel kinda dumb for not knowing why it's functioning so poorly. Is the sleeve supposed to pull out that far with the rod?

#2 5 years ago

You need a new sleeve, the end of yours broke off. It shouldn't pull out at all.

I'd start there. And be sure your rod is hitting the center of the ball, inside the cabinet there are three screws on the assembly you can loosen and line up the shooter rod better if needed.

LTG : )™

#3 5 years ago

http://www.pinballlife.com/index.php?p=product&id=92 see the flange on the end.

Get one for your TOM too before you beat up your shooter rod.

LTG : )™

#4 5 years ago

Yikes. Ok, thanks I'll check that. Does that mean I need a new sleeve for my TOM as well?

I shouldn't be seeing any of the sleeve when the plunger is pulled back?

EDIT: You beat me to it!

#5 5 years ago

2 Sleeves + 2 new tips:

Cheapest shipping option to Canada:

#6 5 years ago

Try and find in Canada. John's Jukes, https://www.flippers.com/
or something. Star Burst ?

LTG : )™

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