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Where to find Capcom Flipper parts


By bstyles

4 months ago



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#1 4 months ago

My Capcom Pinball Magic is now offline. Turns out a small part (Actuator arm) on the flipper mech seems to have sheered off.

The part number is A-00425-R-2 (but is interchangeable with the A-00425-L-2 pat). See picture.

Unfortunately, like so many Capcom parts, this one appears unavailable at Marco. I'm not even finding it in Australia which is where I've stocked up on many other hard-to-find Capcom parts and plastics for my PM.

So the first question is where can I find this specific actuator part to at least get the game up and running?

The next obvious question is where can I find the parts to do a complete rebuild?
There are no Capcom kits that I can find, so searching for individual parts (I think this is most of what a rebuild should replace):

A-00429-L/R - Plunger assemblies ... not available
PL00132-5 - 2.218 inch (2 7/32") collared coil sleeves ... not specifically available, but maybe something close in the b/w parts pin?
SG00111 - Spring Ext. 0.200 x 1.063 L ... not available
A-00378 - Coil stops ... reproductions available from Marco. Originals from PSP/AU
SW00127 - Leaf Switch ... available from PSP/AU

And if I were doing it, now after 30 years of play, I'd replace the following parts as well:
PL00264 - Bushing ... available
A-00217-Y - Flipper bat & shaft ... available from PSP/AU

Who's going to make and sell Capcom flipper rebuilt kits? The Capcom titles are just too awesome to have to retire due to no parts....

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#2 4 months ago

Don't some folks simply replace it with a full B/W flipper assembly? Some say the Capcom flipper has better 'feel', but if a B/W unit will drop in that may solve your problem.

#3 4 months ago

I think I have one or two of those if you can't find one let me know...
Regards
Rob

#4 4 months ago

I have a NOS complete flipper bracket set for Pinball Magic if interested

#5 4 months ago

Actually I got 2 for the right side only. One used, one NOS

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#6 3 months ago
Quoted from Toucanf16:

Don't some folks simply replace it with a full B/W flipper assembly? Some say the Capcom flipper has better 'feel', but if a B/W unit will drop in that may solve your problem.

I did find a thread elsewhere that said a BW setup could be retro-fit to Capcom, however, I'm a purist and try to keep my games as original as possible. I don't like putting extra holes in the playfield, even if under the playfield. Sooner or later, someone's going to have to address spare parts for Capcom games...

#8 3 months ago

I just saw this on pbresource in the specials.

http://pbresource.com/special.html
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#9 3 months ago

Thanks Latenite04.

I had just placed my order for them with bestofpinball.com in Germany. I found a small supply there.
Though, for anyone with Pinball Magic, or any even rarer Capcom game, I'd suggest buying a spare set of these.

I attempted to edit my original post with an update, however, the forum denied me and said I wasn't a high enough level user or some crap. So, here's an update in the thread...

I just found a small supply at BestofPinball.com (Germany)]. Not sure if they now have any more left...

Here's an updated list of what I have found for individual parts:

A-00429-L/R - Plunger assemblies ... not found
A-00425-R-2/A-00425-L-2 (L & R are interchangeable if you find one but not the other) ... PBresource.com
PL00132-5 - 2.218 inch (2 7/32") collared coil sleeves ... not specifically available, but maybe something close in the b/w parts pin will fit?
SG00111 - Spring Ext. 0.200 x 1.063 L ... found at BestofPinball.com
A-00378 - Coil stops ... reproductions available from Marco. found originals at pinballspareparts.com.au and BestofPinball.com
SW00127 - Leaf Switch ... found at pinballspareparts.com.au

And if I were doing it, now after 30 years of play, I'd replace the following parts as well:
PL00264 - Bushing ... available Marco/reproduction
A-00217-Y - Flipper bat & shaft ... found at pinballspareparts.com.au

And the bigger question remains -- who's going to offer a complete Capcom flipper rebuild kit in the future?

#10 3 months ago

thanks for the tip.

#11 3 months ago
Quoted from latenite04:

I just saw this on pbresource in the specials.
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hanks for this. I missed these on their site. Bought some spares.

Chris

#12 3 months ago

Purchased the "NOS" and used RH assemblies pictured above as they were nearby (many thanks to MeNaCeFiRe!)

I am still waiting for more spare parts from Germany and Australia to perform complete flipper rebuilds, however, the one part I could not find anywhere in stock is the collared coil sleeve. The part identified by the game's manual is PL00132-5, a 2.218" long sleeve with collar.

I was hoping that the NOS assembly I purchased would have included the original sleeve so I could have put a set of calipers to get measurements and then try to find the closest thing in the Williams parts bin. Unfortunately the assembly did not have the original collared sleeve type.

This either means that a post instruction manual change was made and that a collared sleeve was not used on the production games (i.e. regular non-collared sleeve flipped around) -or- that the manual is correct and I just have had the bad luck of not finding an original sleeve in my game or with the NOS assembly purchased.

What have others done to address this?

#13 3 months ago
Quoted from latenite04:

I just saw this on pbresource in the specials.

Are they already gone? can't find them on the site

#14 3 months ago
Quoted from Triplecdad:

Are they already gone? can't find them on the site

They are still listed. Go to http://pbresource.com/special.html and search for capcom, it's about 2/3rds of the way down the page.

#15 3 months ago

Thanks, just overlooked it the first time, much appreciated.

#16 3 months ago
Quoted from bstyles:

Purchased the "NOS" and used RH assemblies pictured above as they were nearby (many thanks to MeNaCeFiRe!)
I am still waiting for more spare parts from Germany and Australia to perform complete flipper rebuilds, however, the one part I could not find anywhere in stock is the collared coil sleeve. The part identified by the game's manual is PL00132-5, a 2.218" long sleeve with collar.
I was hoping that the NOS assembly I purchased would have included the original sleeve so I could have put a set of calipers to get measurements and then try to find the closest thing in the Williams parts bin. Unfortunately the assembly did not have the original collared sleeve type.
This either means that a post instruction manual change was made and that a collared sleeve was not used on the production games (i.e. regular non-collared sleeve flipped around) -or- that the manual is correct and I just have had the bad luck of not finding an original sleeve in my game or with the NOS assembly purchased.
What have others done to address this?

I’ve rebuilt 8 flipper mechs. It took me a few hours online but I sourced everything i needed. Not everything was original but definitely interchangeable. I’ll go through my old orders and report back where I got what parts. Plungers, springs and sleeves are just a case of finding the right size.

#18 3 months ago

Unfortunately I didn't see these when I placed my order. Hopefully they last.

I kid you not. I have an email from Nancy at Marco from Feb.2, 2019, that states the Actuator (1) was out of stock, (2) no plans to make more, and (3) that bestofpinball.com had some inventory....

The failure of the actuator in my game started this topic, but the most important pieces to find a source for are going to be the Plungers, Coil Stops, Coil Sleeves, EOS switches and springs. Those are the minimum replacements I'd think you want to do during regular flipper rebuilds.

#19 3 months ago
Quoted from bstyles:

Unfortunately I didn't see these when I placed my order. Hopefully they last.

I kid you not. I have an email from Nancy at Marco from Feb.2, 2019, that states the Actuator (1) was out of stock, (2) no plans to make more, and (3) that bestofpinball.com had some inventory....
The failure of the actuator in my game started this topic, but the most important pieces to find a source for are going to be the Plungers, Coil Stops, Coil Sleeves, EOS switches and springs. Those are the minimum replacements I'd think you want to do during regular flipper rebuilds.

It looks like they have the same item listed twice. I've always just searched "Capcom" and trawled through whats there. I found some pics I took of all the bits needed to rebuild the flippers I will post below. I've dug out my receipts too - and if I find some part numbers and vendors I'll post here.

#20 3 months ago

Here's my last rebuild. The little bolts with the thread only part way along were hard to find. I recall buying some longer ones and cutting them down. The part without the thread rubs on the bushing and lasts longer. When there's a thread there instead the contact surface against the bushing is softer and it gets blown out and loose faster. Still - it will be okay for home use.

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#21 3 months ago

In your pictures, those are not the collared coil sleeves shown in the manual. I'm wondering if the game ever shipped with them. Have not found them anywhere, and if collared secion extends too much it'll get whacked by the paw cam on each flip.

Also, those aren't the original style coil stops.

#22 89 days ago
Quoted from bstyles:

In your pictures, those are not the collared coil sleeves shown in the manual. I'm wondering if the game ever shipped with them. Have not found them anywhere, and if collared secion extends too much it'll get whacked by the paw cam on each flip.
Also, those aren't the original style coil stops.

I wouldn’t worry about the sleeves. I spent hours trying to find the exact ones but these ones are 100% fine. I’ve purchased five flippers second hand and rebuilt two others and they all had the non-collared sleeves in them. You just use the ones I have pictured but put them in with the collar at the coil stop end and the sleeve at the plunger entry end which fits nicely through the coil retaining bracket. The plunger link “just” hits it ever so slightly when it’s all the way in. The coil stop is not original but a new stronger version. It’s made for Capcom as far as I can tell - all the vendors list it as the Capcom coil stop. I’ll try and get some more pics up.

I can’t remember exactly but I also recall one of the vendors having extra detail inside their product descriptions such as “also works with Capcom” etc. so someone’s blazed this trail before us.

#23 84 days ago
Quoted from bstyles:

In your pictures, those are not the collared coil sleeves shown in the manual. I'm wondering if the game ever shipped with them. Have not found them anywhere, and if collared secion extends too much it'll get whacked by the paw cam on each flip.
Also, those aren't the original style coil stops.

Here’s some more pics that might help. The plungers I’ve used I recall are called Williams new style - I think they’re the rounded grey ones. For comparison I’ve shown a Capcom original flipper mech - prototype I’m guessing. The flipper plunger and link are the same length as the Williams grey ones. The sleeve in the original mech was the same as the new ones you get now and which I’ve shown here. One of the coil stops I have has the part number stamped in it so you can see it’s definitely for Capcom. The Williams coil stops will sit too low and the stop itself might not be long enough so I’d use the four-holed Capcom ones.

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