No. It isn't laying in the cabinet! This game is so weird. Here is the back story from the recepits I found inside:
Game purchased new by an arcade in Rome, Georgia. It sold in 2004 to a "high end" (that means high priced) amusement store north of Atlanta. In 2009, the previous owner bought it for $6,000 cash and a Ms. Pac-Man for $2,000 cash. Wow.
The lady I bought it from said they never removed the glass during the time they owned it. The game had five balls (not six), six switch errors, missing parts on the trough boards and this missing drop target part. The broken off pieces of the trough boards were not in the cabinet and neither is the drop target piece. Actually the inside of the cabinet is mysteriously clean. There was an opened goodie bag, manual, reciepts and plastics.
The playfield (underneath the dirt) is in very good shape. The right ramp has a melted spot from the 555 pop bumper bulb underneath of it. I have one on order (where is that package?!?!). I sure hope it gets here tomorrow or Saturday.
I'm checking to see if the gentleman I got today's coil from may have one of these drop target actuators laying around. I punched it up at marco's. It's just $7.95 but overnight shipping is $35.
I need to go to the hardware store, but this piece needs to be exactly the correct length and then bend at the right spot. I'm not sure if there is enough American Ingenuity to make that happen.