so i decided to put a fanta in my TE since i tried the crown 303/307 series korean sticks and i hate them. theyre ok to get the idea of how a korean stick operates over a sanwa, but even with the fanta upgrade, theyre not good, have a huge deadzone, missed inputs and overall just feel like a chinese knockoff of a fanta.
so i looked into putting a fanta in my TE since all ive heard was “just drill the hole out and buy the kowal plate adapter and youll be set”…not so at all. i ran into several problems that if someone told me, id be happy.
1- you need to trim parts of the fanta so the mounting screws will fit. this was easy enough, just use a diagonal cutter or something since the plastic is soft, so it wont snap.
2- drill the hole with a step bit to 1 3/8ths, and go SLOW this was the biggest pain, for one theres no way i could use a normal cordless drill since it took forever and took a lot of power to drill through, and also i was going really fast at first and it started to separate the artwork and get shavings in between the plate and plastic. i might have to look into a plexi to put on top or something. youll also have to wiggle the step bit in the hole since its not exactly 1 3/8ths size
other than that it was pretty simple especially since i already had a harness from when i put the crown into it. all in all, im happy i did it because its superior to the crown and maybe even the sanwa imo, i didnt think it would be almost automatic, but im able to korean backdash like crazy now when i was barely able to with my crown or sanwa