VID's Guide to Upgrading/Rebuilding Flippers

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VID's Guide to Upgrading/Rebuilding Flippers


By vid1900

6 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 (6 years ago)

Post #8 Make System 11 Flippers Feel Tight Like Fliptronic Posted by vid1900 (6 years ago)

Post #88 Replace Old Series Coils With New Parallel Coils Posted by vid1900 (5 years ago)

Post #140 Udate Old Solid State Flippers Into Fliptronic Style Posted by vid1900 (5 years ago)

Post #292 List of games with longer/shorter flipper travel Posted by vid1900 (4 years ago)

Post #294 Rebuilding 1967-1979 Flippers Posted by vid1900 (4 years ago)

Post #390 Coil stop differences between system 11 and Fliptronic Posted by vid1900 (4 years ago)

Post #520 Rebuilding Bally Linear Flippers Posted by vid1900 (3 years ago)

Post #710 Classic Bally Early Solid State Flippers Posted by vid1900 (3 years ago)

Post #712 Coil Stop Wear Posted by vid1900 (3 years ago)

Post #713 Plunger wear Posted by vid1900 (3 years ago)


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#1809 1 year ago
Quoted from vid1900:

UPDATING OLD SS FLIPPERS:
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Ok, so you've got an old game like Disco Fever and you want to update to the modern style flipper mechs. This will REALLY tighten up the feel of the game and eliminate that 'bounce back' feel.
First label your wires so you know where your 28v and ground is.

Just an FYI. I bought these to upgrade my 1978 Williams World Cup flippers.

Won't work. There's no room. No matter how you spin them there's just to many lights and switches in the way.

#1811 1 year ago
Quoted from vid1900:

Yeah, World Cup has that strange bottom layout.
But, you should be able to still do it.
Using Flexi LEDs and Laydown lamp sockets, you poke the LED under the flipper baseplate (put some tape on the back of the baseplate, so that it does not short out the LED.
You might have to move a few wires.
Spin the baseplate until you find the spot that requires the least amount of BS.
Post some clear pics of the underside if you need suggestions.

No it won't work. It's not just lights. There's also the switches and rollovers and kickers for the 2 holes next to the flippers. Believe me I tried everything including using parts from other machines. I stripped everything out and still wasn't even enough room for the 2 new flipper assemblies to go in. It just won't work.

#1813 1 year ago
Quoted from vid1900:

That sucks!
I wish I had access to one of those games to see if I could outsmart Tomaszewski (or however you spell him).
How 'bout raising the flipper mech and using a long shaft flipper, a la No Fear?
You will need a Nylon standoff to **extend** the existing flipper bushing.
If you have to hacksaw off a base leg, use the same size Nylon standoff to secure it by drilling straight through the baseplate.

Yes that would work. A longer flipper shaft and one base leg off each one. And then one bendie light. I just wound up rebuilding the old ones and they are "good enough".

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