Day three was a busy day repair wise.
I started by laying the playfiel upside down atop the cabinet. I used small pieces of wood (1 x 2) at both extremities rest the playfield on, being careful not to damage anything. With the playfield upside down it's way easier to work on.
|Flipped over playfield resting on strips on 1 x 2|
Then I removed the ball return panel to inspect the switches for the trap holes. Disaster! Rivets on 5 switch stacks were broken. The switch stack were falling apart, or barely holding together.
|Can you spot the busted switches?|
I used a roll pin punch and a small ball pein hammer to extract the broken brass tube rivets. Also used a small piece of 2 x 4 with a 3/4" hole to use as a sturdy base to rest the shutter on when knocking out the broken rivets.
|Line up the switch stack with the hole in the base and knock the rivets out.|
|Williams parts! in a Gottlieb|
Shutter switches repaired. Naturally, I burnished the switch points while I was in there.
|Fixed shutter switch stacks|
With the trip bank flipped over, it gives easy access to the switch blade points. I burnished every contact. That bank is huge so it took many hours to clean all the switch points. I also checked every switch stack to make sure the switches open and close with the proper gap.
|Flipper over trip bank|
|Lots of work|
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