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VID's Guide to Upgrading/Rebuilding Flippers

By vid1900

9 years ago


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Post #6 Get the right EOS switch Posted by vid1900 (9 years ago)

Post #8 Make System 11 Flippers Feel Tight Like Fliptronic Posted by vid1900 (9 years ago)

Post #88 Replace Old Series Coils With New Parallel Coils Posted by vid1900 (9 years ago)

Post #140 Udate Old Solid State Flippers Into Fliptronic Style Posted by vid1900 (8 years ago)

Post #292 List of games with longer/shorter flipper travel Posted by vid1900 (8 years ago)

Post #294 Rebuilding 1967-1979 Flippers Posted by vid1900 (8 years ago)

Post #390 Coil stop differences between system 11 and Fliptronic Posted by vid1900 (7 years ago)

Post #520 Rebuilding Bally Linear Flippers Posted by vid1900 (7 years ago)


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#282 8 years ago
Quoted from MnHotRod:

UPDATE: Lloyd said the coil can be mounted either way and provide the same performance. Maybe I just got lucky but my flippers clearly work much better than they did prior to flipping the coils.

Lloyd also pointed out that diodes and wires on the pawl side is better as when they are on the coil stop side, vibration is more likely to break wires and diodes.

LTG : )

2 months later
#347 7 years ago

Get stronger.

Worst case scenario - you break the allen head off or the bolt off, and then you are home free anyway.

I've had some mean ones, a ten inch T handle allen wrench 5/32 and a small wrench on the nut usually does it. Or put a ratchet or breaker bar on the nut side for better leverage.

I've never had it happen, but once you have it off, check that you didn't bend the flipper shaft or crack the nylon bushing the flipper shaft rides in.

LTG : )

7 years later
#2673 60 days ago
Quoted from rmillman:

does turning the coil around make the plunger want to go in the opposite direction?

No. Coil only pulls in one direction.

Quoted from rmillman:

but do I need to change the wiring when connecting back to the game,

It has to be identical no matter which end of the coil is up or down. Keep wires in the same spots no matter what.

LTG : )

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