(Topic ID: 272002)

Trouble closing new lockdown bar/receiver


By dr_nybble

12 days ago



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    #1 12 days ago

    I got a new lockdown bar & receiver from Pinball Life for my Bram Stoker's Dracula

    I've installed the lockdown bar as high as it can go in the cabinet. Think I've adjusted the brass screws so they are not protruding from the nut at all.

    Still I have to really lean on the bar with my whole arm across it and really force it closed.

    Any other adjustments I can make? Any trick to getting it to close?

    #2 12 days ago

    Remove the lockdown bar and playfield glass. Lift playfield up and lean back. Remove the lockdown bar receiver.

    Put lockdown bar in lockdown bar receiver and lock it. Make adjustments as needed. Then fasten it back down. New screw holes if necessary.

    Done.

    LTG : )

    #3 12 days ago
    Quoted from dr_nybble:

    Any other adjustments I can make? Any trick to getting it to close?

    Are you sure you are adjusting the screws the correct direction? You said the screws are adjusted close to the nuts. If you want to raise the bar, need to protrude the screws away from the nuts, not closer to them.

    #4 12 days ago

    You might have the wrong receiver.
    A WPC 89 style receiver has larger slotted holes and a notch cut out in the lower part compared to a WPC-95.
    These are often marketed as one size fits all but they do not.

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    #5 11 days ago

    High_End_Pins for the win! Some of the screw holes on the WPC-95 bar I have are drilled a little lower, I guess those few mm makes the difference.

    So after playing around with it out of the machine, I found the "trick" needed. It closes easily if I lift the yellow handled lever UP while moving it to the right. There is some slop there and lifting it while moving to the right raises it up enough to easily engage the bar.

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