Problem 2: what freakin size is the leaf switch mounting bolt ?!?!?
I need a longer bolt, so I took the existing one out of the flipper assembly to get the correct size and thread.
The bolt appears to be some weird non standard size. It seems to thread into a 6-32, but there’s the tiniest bit of play. I bought them, but the bolt is just a bit too fat for the sleeve through the leaf switch. 4-40 is too small.
Metric M4 is too big.
Metric M3 is hard to find, but when I found some, the original bolt from the machine doesn’t thread into an M3 nut... too big or wrong thread.
So... my bolt is something between a Metric M3 and an imperial 6-32.
Is there a bolt size I’m not aware of? Discontinued? Did Gottlieb make their own screws just to be a pita? I doubt it.
So... any experience on this would be appreciated.
I’ll check to see if a 6-32 threads into the flipper plate.
If it does then I could drill the sleeve slightly bigger.
If it doesn’t then I get either 4-40 or M3 screws and put nuts on the bottom of them instead of screwing to the flipper plate.
All in all a real pita just to add a second switch... might not be worth it.