We have a Williams Grand Prix 1976 EM machine which I have been restoring back to its former glory
As part of the refurb, I gave the flippers the once-over and adjusted the EOS switches to give the flippers the correct amount of power i.e. EOS switch opens right at the end of the flipper travel. The game is now transformed as the ball now flies around the play field as it should.
It was all going well until one of the drop targets broke in half during a game. I guess that the old plastic is now brittle and can’t handle the power from the newly set up flippers. The right hand target looks like its already been replaced at some point.
- Can i fix the drop target plastic by gluing or other method?
- I can’t seem to find Plastic spares anywhere - Maybe I can make new ones, if i can find the right type of plastic.
- Anyone made their own replacement plastic parts and if so, what type of plastic is best?
- Maybe i should reduce the flipper power a bit to minimise any chance of further damage?
The drop target still works fine, so could be left as it is. It’ is a bit annoying though.
What do you think?