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    I am wondering what the dimensions are for cutting out a hole for the pins to fall through when they travel into the accelerator pan? I searched on the archives for 20 minutes and couldn't find it. Please tell me if you know.
    The older the part, the STRONGER it is.

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    Re: ball accelerator cutout modification...

    The dimensions are 5 3/4" wide by 16 3/4" long. Use a hole saw at each corner and cut to them, this will prevent stress cracks from starting at the corners. A square cut will most certainly result in cracking. Start the cut 18" in from the end the ball enters. This is a great project and we owe thanks to Dave Dirrito from Brunswick for coming up with it.


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      We have 6 spare accelerator tracks and have been planning to incorporate this mod with them and convert all 50 lanes this way. Time alotted, and limited help, has prevented this endevour unfortunatly.

      Member PJ has embarqued on this project, however, and has achieved great results thus far.
      <span style="font-style: italic">Sometimes it is best to use good advice from many individuals to achieve the ultimate result.</span>


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        Re: ball accelerator cutout modification...

        Project complete 24 lane center. Here is the link to the pictures I posted and the dimensions needed.
        I'm going fishing and camping!


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          I did all 30 a couple years ago when we put in ball-walls on all 30. The gutter caps went in so hard, I knew it was going to be a nightmare if we didn't. This is a really good time to go through your rear mounting brackets and weld up cracks... Anyone here want to subcontract reaching between the kickbacks and fishing out pins?
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