Hey everyone, hoping you guys and gals can help me with my new to me Firepower.
I bought the PBR 05 "Complete" flipper rebuild kit. Seemed pretty straight forward. I did NOT remove the mounting plate from the bottom of the playfield, as I felt I could do the replacement without doing that..... These are the one piece kind with attached stops, only removable part is the coil bracket.
-New coil sleeve in the coil. a bit tight.
-New Crank & Link assembly and rubber stop.
-New return spring.
-New flipper bat.
So despite the difficulty of assembling it with the mounting plate still attached, I got it all together. Everything seemed to fit and move freely, but.......... Two things appear to be amiss.
When I went to tighten the flipper bat holding nut, the entire crank, link, and plunger assembly stopped moving freely to the point it would hard move into the coil. Loosen it again, no friction. I cannot tell if the friction is on the bushing or within the coil sleeve. Also, the coil sleeve is not in any way floating in the bracket.
The other issue, is that the plunger does NOT reach the the stop. It also does not appear that the bat gets full motion. It appears that the part that I replaced, was squared off to allow that to happen.
So here are my questions:
-Causes of the friction? Should I take the entire flipper assembly including the mounting plate, and build it from there?
-Should I just bite the bullet, and get new mounting plates? So as everything is new?
-What should be done with the different sized link? Should I shave down the edges to make it touch the coil stop?
Any other suggestions? Happy to take more pictures and go through any suggested actions.