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The Shadow. Mini playfield shooter. How to tighten ?

By Flippermatt

5 years ago

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  • Latest reply 1 year ago by okgrak
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#10 4 years ago
Quoted from gwynners:

I have a loose shooter...its because the square section shaft has been worn by the guide metal into almost an hourglass shape. The thing is, i cant find that square section shaft to remedy it!


bend the retaing piece forward slightly this will decrease the size of the square hole the shaft travels thru. don't bend it too far as to impede movement of the coil shaft just enough to minimize left to right movement when paddle is in resting position. hope this helps.

#13 4 years ago

A replacement guide would solve your problem as i can see the guide wearing before the shaft. As long as the shaft has four flat sides it should be good. if bending does not help then get a new replacement guide or make one your self. You only need to reduce the tolerance between the shaft and guide plate.You could add pc. of metal to your guide plate (left and right) for shaft to ride against. GL.

#15 4 years ago

dam sure a local machine shop could make a new shaft in quick order!

#17 4 years ago
Quoted from gwynners:

That's my thinking also....

you may even make a new friend!

#23 4 years ago

don't hold the upper right flipper out! Use it to hit the ball around the shadow loop as may time as you can!

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