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(Topic ID: 190915)

Zaccaria - problem with flipper bat strenght

By jimy_speedt

3 years ago

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#1 3 years ago


I have finished restoring my Time Machine. I replaced the flipper bats and coils with the original ref from Pinball Center. I can manage quite well. However, the inner left flipper is not powerful enough to kick the ball across the ramp. I seems to be good enough for the ball to reach the top targets but the half circle ramp no. Voltage is good.

What can I do ? I was thinking of a more powerful coil, but which ref ?


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#2 3 years ago

I assume you meant "strength" and not "strenght"

Woop, Woop, Woop . . . English spelling/grammar police on your six!

#3 3 years ago

Is the pitch of your game too high?
Is the end of stroke switch gap about 1/8"?
Is the plunger tip of the flipper smooth?

#4 3 years ago

the plunger is smooth. at least the same as the 3 others. the eos is ok and this is the flipper pitch.

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#5 3 years ago

The pitch of the game legs.
Try taking the back levelers down a bit.

#6 3 years ago

Thanks for the suggestions.

I did, lowest height possible at the back, not really working.

There is a circuit between the two left coils, I thought voltage was lost as the current seems to go to the inner bat, goes to the the outer one and comes back. But the continuity is perfect. The bat seems to be energic, but the ball hit is weak.

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