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More progress today! Warm white playfield GI LEDs put in as well as the new rubbers and of course I ordered plenty of wrong ones and had to make do with what i had, will order more soon.
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The LEDs are glaring badly in the picture but look nice in person, need to order some smaller LEDs for the jet bumpers as the style i ordered are too big to fit under the caps, happens every time but i never remember!
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Flipper mechs back in, chuffed with these (yes i will change all the coil wrappers)
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My box of bits arrived today as well with a gorgeous clear top ramp that will make a massive difference (thanks @Mooseman)
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I’m still looking for slingshot plastics (especially the left hand side) so if anyone has any spare or would be able to make some for me i would really appreciate it!
 

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Hello,

Re. the flipper assemblies; I'm afraid that the modern-shape plastic link* doesn't agree with the older-type conical compression spring. The introduction of the new link (on one of the early Fliptronic games) was preceded by the change to the external return spring, on Hurricane. I never rated the external spring arrangement, or the new link, but using the conical spring on games with the new type link saw the spring broken soon afterwards

* which at first glance seemed to be fitted to the r/h flipper (see subsequent picture)
 
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The link on the left looks different than the one on the right. The one on the left looks correct. The right one doesn’t. If you bought the kit from me I can send you a correct plunger and link.
 

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Hmmm. Your earlier photo shows both have pointy links. The installed picture appears to have a new link on the rhs. Did you change the right hand one out? Or perhaps it’s just the camera angle?
 
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Plastics all polished and added back to the playfield. I just need to populate the new top plastic ramp and then the topside of the playfield is mostly done. Will order LEDs for the inserts soon as well as some suitable sized ones for the jet bumper caps. What are your opinions so far? Considering how it started I’m very happy with how its coming along, its just a shame theres not a way to change the awful music!

I will have to admit i did rest the top ramp in place just so i could have a quick flip to test the game so far and all seems good. The only issue is the far right hand flasher isn’t working (i checked the lamp and connections - I must be out of luck as it wasnt that) so i will have to trace that back to the boards and see whats happening there.

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Taken a bit of a break on this project, life tends to get in the way sometimes. However, more progress has been made this week and I'm starting to see the light at the end of this project.

So I took all of the light boards out cleaned them up, reflowed solder on the header pins as most of the lamps were very intermittent and swapped in some LEDs

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Some before and after shots of the coil wrappers, definately looks a lot nicer with new ones!
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Made a start on swapping over parts to the new plastic ramp, this should make such a huge difference!
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