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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 (7 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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#270 6 years ago
Quoted from Tsskinne:

Can I use this new style in my 1978 World Cup, or do I need to order the properly dated rebuild kit from pinball life website?

I upgraded my flash flippers with new mechs. Should be the same with World Cup.

5 months later
#378 5 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

When installing the Coil, squeeze the brackets towards each other as you tighten the cap head bolts.
You don't want the coil moving around robbing your game of power. Tight is what you want, no play, no slop.

Doing a flipper rebuild on my High Speed now. Had to replace the coils, but the new coils are like a mm shorter than the factory ones, preventing me from getting the coil in tight. Any idea what I can do?

#385 5 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

Make sure that the coil stop bracket is square (90*) to the base.
Bend it in a vise if needed.
Using a small rat tail file, you could also elongate the mounting holes by 2mm to make up the gap.

Rat tail file worked brilliantly, thanks vid!

1 month later
#398 5 years ago
Quoted from Jeff_PHX_AZ:

This great thread! Really helpful. Did you do this on the PAPA website? It the exact samething thing. Just curious! I cant flip my coils around on my High Speed, its not designed like that and after viewing other peoples High Speeds its the same as mine, coil lugs same side as coil stop. Gonna do the updated spring hook up. Thanks.

Recently rebuilt mine and discovered this as well. Came to the conclusion that I'd need new bases in order to update the springs, and new bracket in order to reverse the coil. I had already decided to sell mine, so decided to just keep it like it came from the factory.

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