Question about what to buy.
Was playing a game on my Big Deal (1977) when the right flipper just went to mush. I noticed that a little bit of the tip of the flipper bat had broken off as well. Took the bat out and huh. Not sure it could break in more ways at once.
I was just going to buy a new bat, but read your post that mentioned not to put a new style flipper shaft into an older pawl since it wouldn't come back out due to the lack of a keyway. Checked a few places, but wasn't finding the older style online.
Prior to my picking it up and getting it running a few months ago, the machine had sat unused for who knows how long, so I'm thinking I should just rebuild the flippers and be done with it.
If I get a couple of these kits
As well as two new bats/shafts:
Will I have to worry about not being able to ever remove them if needed? I would assume that the rebuild kits include the older style pawl - sure looks like it in the photo.