Can I join?
Late last year I grabbed this Centaur which had been sat stored for around 30 years. It had no legs and was missing the SDB and power board in the backbox.
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Until a couple weeks ago the cab was stored at a friends who had helped us pick it up. We took the backbox as it would fit in our car and I could then work on cleaning and checking the remaining boards.
With it being home now I've finally started work on restoring it.
I've already got two replacement boards from the Nvram, SDB minus the high power as ive got some red LED displays.
The game was sitting in its bottom for decades, in a damp environment. So it was crumbling away and even had a thumb sized hole in it. That's just been resolved by a friend
(I know the battons with gliders on aren't original but I thought it's a good addition to keep the bottom nice)
When I say restore, I don't mean new cab decals and playfield. I just want to get it cleaned up, replace broken and worn parts and get it playing well.
(If I love it I'll look into going further in future)
I'm in the UK so don't have the wealth of parts shops you guys have. I've already done a big order from Bestofpinball, containing new drop targets, star posts and general bits.
Have a new CPR plastic set
And just general orders as I go.
I didn't have a chance to test the game at all as the head was missing hinges and even the T nuts and when I got the new t nuts I'd already taken the pf and coin door out ready for the cab to get repaired. The power module tests ok, (even though a bridge rectifier has been installed on the top).
I expect the Say it again board to be toast but the sound board might be ok and repairable with help from a friend. Even so there's options for repros for both
I cleaned up the coindoor while the cab was away, no more rust and dirt. It's not super shiny but it'll do! Added one of the old playfield plastics to one of the windows, I think it works!
A few things to start of,
I got new silver ribbed legs, I did do a search but they might not be original?
I'm going to get comets for the GI and inserts. Does sunlight work throughout?
I've attached a new more photos so you can see the state of it. I think the playfield isn't too bad?
I'm hoping to get it playing before mid April as we're running a comp.
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