Gottlieb Star Race Playfield Question

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Gottlieb Star Race Playfield Question

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I’m working on a Gottlieb Star Race and the top left horseshoe didn’t have rubbers.

I’m placing one across the front as per the manual, but I have no information as to what stops the ball from falling into the centre of it doesn’t make a full orbit. There are 3 posts in the back without protection. They aren’t designed to facilitate a rubber and there aren’t any guides.
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Re: Gottlieb Star Race Playfield Question

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Wrong posts? If they were a bit shorter the half-moon plastic would act as the ball guide.
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Re: Gottlieb Star Race Playfield Question

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mrmikeman wrote: Wed May 29, 2024 8:53 pm Wrong posts? If they were a bit shorter the half-moon plastic would act as the ball guide.
I’ll be taking that section apart next. I bet they do and they were just placed together like that. I’ll find out tomorrow and let you know. 8-)
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Re: Gottlieb Star Race Playfield Question

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Agreed with mrmikeman. These seem to look like small split posts - each made in two-halves,
where the transparent ball guide plastic should be sandwiched in the middle instead of on top?
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Re: Gottlieb Star Race Playfield Question

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You’re both correct guys. I came out at 5:30 this morning to settle on it in the garage. I would’ve found out if I just got to that corner before the end of the day.

At some point in the machines history, it was left improper and incomplete in the top corner. I figured he didn’t care because it was the wrong coil on the lower right flipper and the ball never made it that far anyway.

Thanks for chiming in. :)
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Re: Gottlieb Star Race Playfield Question

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Full respect and so much thanks to mrmikeman for helping me breathe life back into this turd. Some playfield touchups and this thing will be as good as new. :D

I could still use some playfield plastics for Spit Second and Star Race if anyone has anything laying in a box.
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