(Topic ID: 181610)

What is the best way to fix this Cirq highwire lock problem?

By supermoot

2 years ago

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#1 2 years ago

Helping a friend with his CV. When a third ball is locked in the highwire ramp, it pushes the first ball off the switch up front. It kinda pushes it up onto the ball-release post. I could bend the guide above the balls down to keep it from raising, but that didn't seem right. My other thought was replacing the nyliner the post goes through to snug things up a bit.

Pitch is correct, btw.

The post just seems off-center and short, but nothing looks very adjustable.

Has anyone encountered this before? Hopefully you can see what I mean with these pics. Thanks for your time.

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#2 2 years ago

That's really far off center, are there extra washers or anything between the anchor for the ball guide and the top of the post? When I first installed the protector for the skill shot plastic (which is directly below that habitrail and gets broken easily) I had to readjust switches and such but never had this problem.

#3 2 years ago

Check that the ramp is centered over the lock post.
Then, if it still happens, or yo ucan't center it anymore, *gently* bend down the top guide, so the ball cannot pop up that much.

#4 2 years ago

Just looked at mine. The wire ball guide is too far off to the right. The up/ down post is almost touching the ball guide. If there is no further adjustment to move the ball guide over to the left, you may have to tweak the mounting flanges to obtain better centering of the up/down post. Here are a couple pictures of mine.

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#5 2 years ago

Just had a closer look at your pictures compared to mine. It looks like your upper guide is bent way further out than mine is. If you move both the ramp and the upper guide, I believe this will solve the issue.

#6 2 years ago

Thanks for your help! I will give it a shot!

#7 2 years ago

Mine is the exact same alignment but the post sticks up higher. I would check the up/down post under the playfield.


#8 2 years ago

Mine has a shield mounted there. I think it was a part of some Upgrade Kit. It's the only part on the pin I forgot to mirror polish...

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