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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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#1377 5 years ago

Love this thread and love Vida work. Personally, I wouldn't do the linear bally swap out....too much for too little; UT that's just me

3 weeks later
#1410 5 years ago

Vid, Can you please tell me the part number of the - 1 Lever Arm Assy-L for the KT-BFLIP03 rebuild kit if you know it? Had an issue with mine and need to replace it

Thanks!

#1412 5 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

BLY-A3711-3 is probably what you are looking for

Great thanks!

1 month later
#1474 5 years ago

OK Vid finally done switching my FG linears out after having a devil of a time. They're snappy alright, but now when now when the flipper is hit in the up position, they get pushed down a bit. Hmm...maybe they always did that, been playing too much GB lately. I'll check out another FG tonight

#1478 5 years ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Hmm...maybe they always did that, been playing too much GB lately. I'll check out another FG tonight

So it is diff'rent...they do get pushed down a bit. And the flipper bat is cranked down tight as hell so its confusing me

#1480 5 years ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

It's the paw. Does it happen when you dead bounce too?

Hmm I don't think so but I'll have to check. I'll crank it down harder and try...it should work fine as I followed vids guide here.

#1483 5 years ago

Ahh...I appreciate you taking the time Chuck, but I have switched out my linear flippers to the ones Vid describes in this thread.
They didn't move at all when I had Linears in

#1485 5 years ago

You can never put a man down for rushing to help another; thanks!

#1489 5 years ago

I see after reading some threads that a poor hold can also come from the coil stops...since they were both reaplced it's a possibility

1 year later
#1948 3 years ago
Quoted from SomeCaliGuy:

FL23/600 - 30/2600? Where does this number come from?

Well the first number is the gauge of the wire and trhe second is how many times it's wond...winded...(whatever the real term is) around

2 months later
#1967 3 years ago

The leaf switch alignment is correct here. You opening is more open than mine, so I would just try adjusting it more away from the arm.
I assume you already checked the sleeve and bushing? Is there a little play on the flipper bat can still move just a touch up and down?

#1969 3 years ago
Quoted from Pball1001:

It does have some play up and down witch the right one does not. Is that whats causing the weakness?

No it would usually be the other way around. Sometimes the the bat is cranked down super hard with no up and down play (just a little wiggles worth) it won't be at 100%.

1 month later
#2007 3 years ago

I just drilled the hole a big bigger

2 years later
#2570 8 months ago
Quoted from lightingnut:

How do I go about fixing this? Looks to need new holes drilled
....

Naw much easier. Get a toothpick or 2 (chopstick, skewer), wood glue/gorilla, dip in glue, stick in hole, snap off or let dry then snap/cut off wood sticking out of hole.
Ready to go after that

5 months later
#2674 62 days ago
Quoted from rmillman:

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

No and Infact many people flip them on purpose to move the lugs away from the stops.

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