Trying to add some text to my photo of the Kings that I'm fixing up in the post above. I purchased it for $70 at one of the David Silverman auctions a few years back. I'm now have more invested than what its worth. Another games saved though.. This weekend I put flipper coils in it. It had pop bumper coils installed for flipper coils bypassing the eos switches. I was able to find what I think are the original marble flipper bats that I've installed on new shafts.
Quoted from jaytrem:
Cool flippers, are there any more available?
I got most of my problems fixed this weekend. Scoring a lot more points with the left side pop bumpers working, only needed a bit of contact cleaner. Other issue was the 100k chime that had a burnt coil, luckily I had a suitable replacement on hand. It's also been a while since that million point problem has show up. Actually not since I fixed the other stuff, so who knows.
As for spending more than they're worth. Yup, probably me too, but the machines are survivors and deserve it.
It was also nice to hear one of my kids blurt out "I love Kings" while we were playing tonight. Makes it worth the time and money for sure!
The flipper bats were in the cabinet with a bunch of other stuff. The are red with white marble. I think most of the marble colored plastic parts can only be found used. I'm actually looking for a bag or lot of used marble playfield posts for a Williams Crosswords I picked up.
The pinrepair.com website indicates that Williams changed from impulse to standard flippers in mid 1955. When I went looking for my first woodrail, I sonly wanted a post impulse flipper game...if it was a Williams. Since then, I've played many games with impulse flippers and have found that they are just as enjoyable if they are working properly.
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