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Author Topic: Data East 1" flipper buttons vs 1-1/8" flipper buttons  (Read 210 times)

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Data East 1" flipper buttons vs 1-1/8" flipper buttons
« on: March 02, 2017, 12:34:56 am »
I Have a DE simpsons cabinet (1990) thats been gutted, I'm tracking down parts lockdown bars, and receivers and coin doors . and flipper buttons.
the original had 1" flipper buttons but all i can locate in north america is 1-1/8"  does anybody out there there know if it there is any significant difference" can I just use 1-1/8" buttons?

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Re: Data East 1" flipper buttons vs 1-1/8" flipper buttons
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2017, 03:45:37 am »
I Have a DE simpsons cabinet (1990) thats been gutted, I'm tracking down parts lockdown bars, and receivers and coin doors . and flipper buttons.
the original had 1" flipper buttons but all i can locate in north america is 1-1/8"  does anybody out there there know if it there is any significant difference" can I just use 1-1/8" buttons?
According to page 32 of the manual here, the Flipper Button (Item 2) P/N is 500-5026-18.

500-5026 series buttons are 1-1/8".


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Re: Data East 1" flipper buttons vs 1-1/8" flipper buttons
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2017, 08:02:26 am »
I did order the 1-1/8" buttons even though I'm still not convinced.

That part number which I found is not listed here  http://www.pinballlife.com/index.php?p=product&id=1692


And then I found this here. 
https://www.flippersloop.nl/en_GB/a-38485823/buttons/flipper-button-1-white-new/

Anyway I'm assuming that if the extra 1/8" is a problem I can just shim it with a washer or something. I'll post here afterwards for future reference .




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Data East 1" flipper buttons vs 1-1/8" flipper buttons
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2017, 06:36:20 pm »
Turns out that the button size isn't as important as the leaf switch.  I ordered leaf switches for 1-3/8 buttons.  Should have ordered 1-3/8 buttons
 
For the purpose of a virtual pin setup it is important to note that an arcade control panel button would not fit because of plunger clearance. I took a 1/4" thick piece of basswood and a small strip of cardboard because of it's flexibility to get just the right clearance on the button and a solid contact on the switch.  A quick fix but it gets the job done.  If I had ordered leaf switches for 1-1/8" instead of the wrong leaf switches (1-3/8) I wouldn't have been doing this quick fix.

Hope this might help anybody else looking to replace flipper buttons on a DE cabinet or convert one to vpin



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