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(Topic ID: 18292)

VID's Guide to Upgrading/Rebuilding Flippers


By vid1900

8 years ago



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#2501 36 days ago
Quoted from Gorgar666:

....I just noticed it last night. Comparing to another Pin of the same era...I am the 2nd owner. Every switch and coil is like new. It Was Covered and stored in A/C From day 1. Long story...a real HUO.

#2502 35 days ago

Running into an issue, On my Deadpool (Spike2) I'm finding the left flipper coil is getting really hot (plunger too). Like burn your finger if you hold it too long hot. Right flipper just seems warm after play.

I checked out the coil stops and they look ok, swapped the coil sleeves (no apparent wear or anything really), checked movement up and down which seemed ok, and checked the EOS is registering in the switch test. Flippers seem strong at least initially. I checked for any apparent shorts too, and couldn't see any wires that look problematic.

What can cause this heat build up? Any tips on what to check next?

There are two different coils in Deadpool
Left flipper part number: 090-5020-20-ND
Right flipper part number: 090-5032-ND

#2503 35 days ago
Quoted from Junglist:

On my Deadpool (Spike2)

I'd post this as a separate thread, as most of the conversation here is on older SS machines not modern ones. There are a couple of threads out there already including someone that was putting together fan assemblies to reduce the temp.

Search for Pinmonk or - https://pinmonk.com/collections/tmnt-stern/products/tibetan-breeze-2-flipper-coil-cooling-kit

BTW, I had the same issue with my BKSOR Premium not making it up the center ramp after extended play. I think this is an issue with a number of Spike machines.

#2504 34 days ago

Noob here please go easy on me. I recently picked up a Williams Laser Ball. Flippers need work and I'm thinking of using this modern style upgrade. Old post I know but does anyone know if this will work with Laser Ball as it has a double EOS switch on the right flipper, which works the single flipper on the upper right?

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#2505 34 days ago

I don’t think your issue will be the EOS stack, but the size of the new base bracket. It is much larger than the 2 piece setup on that machine.

I would wait in confirmation from someone who has tried it before ordering parts. I can also take measurements if you need.

#2506 33 days ago

I happen to have my Laser Ball playfield up right now doing a general rebuild/refurb and looked at the spacing around the 3 flippers, there's plenty of room to put the newer style plates in all 3 locations. I use the system 11 style (full stroke) when I do this kind of mod. I did it to Time Warp, Tri Zone, and Flash a long time ago and the only one that required modification was the upper right flipper on flash.

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