Pins got a lot of love over the weekend

Left flipper collar Bride of Pinbot

I have been wanting to do a complete flipper overhaul on both machines for a long time. I figured it would make a huge difference and the flippers were a bit wonky. You can purchase rebuild kits that have all you need and I did, but the kit for pinbot did not have coil sleeves or flipper bushings so I waited till my next order to get those. Over the weekend I did both machines. The Bride of Pinbot had some repairs over the years so its bits were not all that bad, but I do not think Pinbot’s had ever been done. The shafts and stops were badly mushroomed and the bushings crumbled when I took out the screws. They are both playing really well now.

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Installed new beer strips on both lock bars. The old strips were disintegrated. The fit is really tight now and the lock bar does not wiggle around now.

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And finally some new leg levelers. Needed to bust out the floor jack and 7 2X4s for that one. Need to pick up one of those level thingers that tells you angle of slope to get the table just right.

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