(Topic ID: 18292)

VID's Guide to Upgrading/Rebuilding Flippers


By vid1900

7 years ago



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14 key posts have been marked in this topic

Post #6 Get the right EOS switch Posted by vid1900 (7 years ago)

Post #8 Make System 11 Flippers Feel Tight Like Fliptronic Posted by vid1900 (7 years ago)

Post #88 Replace Old Series Coils With New Parallel Coils Posted by vid1900 (6 years ago)

Post #140 Udate Old Solid State Flippers Into Fliptronic Style Posted by vid1900 (6 years ago)

Post #292 List of games with longer/shorter flipper travel Posted by vid1900 (6 years ago)

Post #294 Rebuilding 1967-1979 Flippers Posted by vid1900 (6 years ago)

Post #390 Coil stop differences between system 11 and Fliptronic Posted by vid1900 (5 years ago)

Post #520 Rebuilding Bally Linear Flippers Posted by vid1900 (5 years ago)

Post #710 Classic Bally Early Solid State Flippers Posted by vid1900 (4 years ago)

Post #712 Coil Stop Wear Posted by vid1900 (4 years ago)

Post #713 Plunger wear Posted by vid1900 (4 years ago)


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#1801 2 years ago

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.
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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
http://www.pinballlife.com/index.php?p=product&id=1159

As well as two new bats/shafts:
http://www.pinballlife.com/index.php?p=product&id=915

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.

#1804 2 years ago

Don't own a Dremel, and wouldn't trust myself to get it right.

Gonna look some more for a source on the old style shafts.

#1807 2 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

You could put a new flipper shaft into the game, **just slightly** tighten down the set screws to leave a mark, then use a file to flatten a slot where the 2 marks were made.
Now when the metal rises up around the set screw, the metal wont rise above the slot.

Seems a bit easier and cheaper to try. Thinks for the suggestion.

Odd/Annoying that they're not readily available. Surely there's a need out there.

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