First lets look at the common wear areas on a flipper return frame. What should be a straight, smooth transition to the flipper has become a dip, the reverse of a speed bump if you will. This dip cause a ball to launch up and over the flipper instead of rolling smoothly down.
Wear at the junction of frame and flipper bat on a Road Kings. This causes a ball trap and can be quite annoying.
On the left are the direct replacements for the purist. On the right are my enhanced versions which match the shape and width of the B-8239 exactly.
To the left is the direct replacement for B-8239-1 and my enhanced A-8108-R. The pic on the right shows the difference between the enhanced and original more clearly.
Below are pics of Steve's Firepower showing the fit of the new frames.
Wonderful! This is the direct replacement set.
THE ENHANCED VERSION
Here's my enhanced A-8108-R on Steve's Firepower. Note the precise, smooth line from guide to flipper. MUCH better than stock - ZERO ball hop!
David's Cyclone Steve Faith's Data East Time Machine. Yep! Data East!
Andy's High Speed Matt's Whirlwind!
Pictures above show all variations I'm making. Check back often as more will be added. 'm making some game specific sets now too like Funhouse, CFTBL and Whirlwind. In all cases check the part numbers against your games manual as the same types are used in many games across multiple generations.
Steve Turner created a nice guide showing how to install frames with attached spacers. Click HERE for his guide, thanks again Steve!
Get the ball rolling the way it was meant to be! The A-8108 series are $11 each
side. The B series and game specific frames are $12 each side. Prices do not include
shipping. California residents please add 8.5% sales tax. Email me
order a set for your game!
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