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TAF Swamp help


By snowvictim

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

Hi!

I'm having some difficulties in setting down the swamp kickout and bracket on a Mirco Playfield. The holes don't line up, and when they come close to doing so there isn't enough room for the round targets. Did anyone have similar issues rebuilding their TAF? Would anyone be kind enough to post a picture of the underside of their swamp assemblies? Attached are pictures of mine when I tried to align it. I know the angle is wrong, but this is the only way the holes even came close to being properly aligned.

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Any help is welcome!

#2 1 year ago
Quoted from snowvictim:

Any help is welcome!

My first thought is work on the stand up targets. Remove the front or rear fiberboard spacer ( or both ) and replace with fish paper. Making the blade stack thinner.

LTG : )

#3 1 year ago

Honestly, I would not use the dimples provided. Take some paper and trace the old hole and screw holes and transfer them over and drill. There was so much hand fitting of parts, even on the line, it’s better to make the part fit and ignore the provided dimples; they’re just a suggestion.

#4 1 year ago

The trace method worked and I managed to get a satisfactory alignment (had to morph some of the parts).
Just one question - does the bracket go over the kickout or under it? I would imagine the latter as the ball has to roll from the bracket to the kickout assembly, but just wanted to make sure.

#5 1 year ago

The ball has to roll; there is only one way to do it or the ball gets stuck.

#6 1 year ago

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#7 1 year ago

Damn, I can't get mine to fit properly. These "improved" parts are a joke... When the swamp bracket is under the kickout, it pushes the kickout up in a way that prevents me from screwing the hex screw in all the way. The only way I can get anything close to a satisfactory fit is with the kickout under the bracket... Any ideas? I compared the new parts with the old parts and there are some discrepancies.

#8 1 year ago

Here's another.

Edit: this is the original playfield before teardown.

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#9 1 year ago

Bryan your picture helped a lot! I was aligning it with the wrong hole. I managed to get a good alignment now, but the swamp bracket still doesn't want to go under the kickout. There's a tiny ledge, but I can't imagine it acting as an obstruction for the ball rolling down to the kickout with the playfield tilted. Thoughts? I'm really tempted to screw it in like this, having tried to fix it for 2 hours without success. The old parts would require considerable cleaning, sanding, replating, welding, and the new ones were costly so I don't want to just throw them away...

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#11 1 year ago

Did a swap and have all new metal parts. I will try to get a picture in the next 24-48 hours.

#12 1 year ago

Thanks, I'd appreciate it a lot!

#13 1 year ago
Quoted from pintechev:

Did a swap and have all new metal parts. I will try to get a picture in the next 24-48 hours.

Any luck with those photos?

#14 1 year ago
Quoted from snowvictim:

Any luck with those photos?

Sorry — worked late. Here is one for now from my swap. I know this isn’t close enough, but it’s at least a start until I get home tonight.

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#15 1 year ago

Here are the close-up pictures from tonight. I hope they are helpful.

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