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Centaur Club.....Members Only!


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#1051 71 days ago

Is the SIA board working? Any echo?

#1052 71 days ago
Quoted from jj44114:

Is the SIA board working? Any echo?

Yes, there is echo and distortion. Although no perceptible changes when I twiddle the 2 knobs.

#1053 71 days ago

The delay knob should change the duration of the echo. You should easily notice it. Press the selftest on the S&T board, and while running remove the J1 connector from the SIA board. You should have low volume with no echo. If the echo doesn’t change, the SIA board isn’t running.

#1054 71 days ago
Quoted from jj44114:

The delay knob should change the duration of the echo. You should easily notice it. Press the selftest on the S&T board, and while running remove the J1 connector from the SIA board. You should have low volume with no echo. If the echo doesn’t change, the SIA board isn’t running.

Thanks, I have a repro say it again but looked at the original and appears J1 is the 5 pin on the top of mine. Will report back later with my findings.

#1055 70 days ago

well usually i bad hum indicates a bad capacitor......it might be on the solenoid driver board, that big cap in the center......but it could be caps on the squalk and t6alk board.....get a cap kit and replace them all.....

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#1056 61 days ago

My friend just bought a Centaur and we can find no info in the manual on what the pitch should be set at.
anyone know what it should, or where it plays best at

thanx

#1058 59 days ago
Quoted from Startek2:

6 to 7 degrees

We tried running it at 6.5 degrees but had issues with the ball popping up hitting the glass a lot and jumping over the flippers.
We had to put a 3/4" board under the back legs to get it to 6.5 degrees, because without the board we could only get to 5.5-5.8 degrees.
we were wondering if it had the wrong legs or if were meant to be run at lower pitch

#1059 59 days ago
Quoted from Joe-Ker:

We tried running it at 6.5 degrees but had issues with the ball popping up hitting the glass a lot and jumping over the flippers.
We had to put a 3/4" board under the back legs to get it to 6.5 degrees, because without the board we could only get to 5.5-5.8 degrees.
we were wondering if it had the wrong legs or if were meant to be run at lower pitch

What are you using to determine pitch? Are you taking the reading from the glass or playfield surface? The correct pitch should be around 6 degrees and done from the surface of the playfield. That era of Bally uses the standard size legs (28 1/2"). To achieve proper pitch the front legs are usually flush with the leg levelers while the backs are showing about an inch of thread.

#1060 59 days ago

4.5 degrees

#1061 58 days ago
Quoted from Mad_Dog_Coin_Op:

What are you using to determine pitch? Are you taking the reading from the glass or playfield surface? The correct pitch should be around 6 degrees and done from the surface of the playfield. That era of Bally uses the standard size legs (28 1/2"). To achieve proper pitch the front legs are usually flush with the leg levelers while the backs are showing about an inch of thread.

I used the IPhone app between the flippers on the playfield the measure pitch. the glass on that machine is near parallel with playfield also. The Glass actually seems to be higher in the front than the rear, but only very small amount

#1062 56 days ago

I found a NIW Mirrored Centaur plastics set and am wondering how they are compared to the original repro plastics as they present on a game? Are they worth the upgrade or no? I've never seen them in person.

#1063 56 days ago
Quoted from Joe-Ker:

We tried running it at 6.5 degrees but had issues with the ball popping up hitting the glass a lot and jumping over the flippers.
We had to put a 3/4" board under the back legs to get it to 6.5 degrees, because without the board we could only get to 5.5-5.8 degrees.
we were wondering if it had the wrong legs or if were meant to be run at lower pitch

You might consider swapping out the rear legs to a set of legs from a Bally bingo since they are a bit taller (about 1 1/2”) they would provide more adjustment and if nothing else the casters could be wound all the way in and the game would still have a nice pitch to it. You must have read my mind because I’ve been thinking about this same issue, my OCD wants all four casters wound all the way in and still have the right pitch-plus or minus, so for me that means taller legs in the back.

#1064 55 days ago
Quoted from Cobray:

I found a NIW Mirrored Centaur plastics set and am wondering how they are compared to the original repro plastics as they present on a game? Are they worth the upgrade or no? I've never seen them in person.

I will answer .
I purchased a set of mirrored plastics and they look great when the pin is not on..

If you like how the original look with how the light shines though the plastic ..

See pic slingshot is original and the plastic between the flipper is a mirrored plastic..

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#1065 50 days ago
Quoted from Joe-Ker:

We tried running it at 6.5 degrees but had issues with the ball popping up hitting the glass a lot and jumping over the flippers.
We had to put a 3/4" board under the back legs to get it to 6.5 degrees, because without the board we could only get to 5.5-5.8 degrees.
we were wondering if it had the wrong legs or if were meant to be run at lower pitch

I don’t recall the manual ever stating a pitch. I’ve used 5.5 for all my classic Bally pins, with balanced results.

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#1066 2 hours ago

Buyer just backed out on my nice players Centaur. Resisted and dropped the price down to 3400. Located on marketplace.

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