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Centaur Club.....Members Only!

By vster23

8 years ago

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#1158 11 months ago
Quoted from mr2xbass:

..still a ways to go on this legacy Centaur II project. But at least I now have the entire bottom and top sides rebuilt (save for the pops). The metal posts are powder coated black with red rings for contrast against red plastic posts with black rings.
Drop targets cleared by Neo
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Looks interesting. I'd like to see some wide shots of the playfield when it's ready.

#1159 11 months ago

Joined the club today with a CII! The game is going to need a good once over. Going to put in LEDs. On my EBDLE I needed to leave an incandescent bulb for the solenoid expander bulb. Is there such a lamp for CII?

Also, what's up with the awkward way to flip up the playfield? Seems unnecessarily complicated. What am I missing?

#1161 11 months ago
Quoted from mr2xbass:

It’s near the “O” side of the ORBS drop assembly.

Yeah those hinges are poorly designed.
To remove pf, lift up about 1in and pull forward (should be able to just set on edge of lockdown receiver). It is now out of the inside of the hinge. Then lift pf to about 15 deg, enough to get your hand behind it , and lift straight up.
Not the best technical description, but you’ll get the hang of it. Had it not been for the orb release subway track, I was considering trying to retrofit some stern style rails. Probably wouldn’t work.

Thanks for the pointers. I'll have to work under quite a bit, so hopefully I get the hang of it before I break anything!

#1162 11 months ago

My 5 yr old breaking it in. His skills impress me every time I watch him.

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#1163 11 months ago

Stupid question, How do you remove the red score display panel on the LE cabinet? On my EBDLE, I can just lift up the panel and remove it. On CII, i can't quite lift it up to clear the bottom lip. Is there a latch or something that I need unlock? Is something missing on my EBDLE?

#1165 11 months ago
Quoted from mr2xbass:

Hm, odd. I have no issue removing it on this CII, same as an EBDLE.

Definitely feels like theres something blocking it on the left side. I can lift the right side up to clear the bottom panel but not the left side

#1168 11 months ago
Quoted from vec-tor:

Center panel has two slide angle brackets that must be pushed to the back of the cabinet...
The angle brackets are located to the left and right sides of the opening from the top back box.

Got it! That square tab is the latch that holds the display panel in place. One on each side. Can be slid forward and back just like you said. Thanks! My EBDLE must have both brackets slid back always.

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#1170 11 months ago

Another dumb question. When the ball goes into the inlanes, the transition to the flippers is pretty clunky. Is that due to the gate or the little plastic that is there, or is it supposed to be much more smooth?

#1172 11 months ago
Quoted from mr2xbass:

New plastics made all difference on mine. Was clunky before, smooth after. One of the two original pieces definitely had a lil chunk of the corner missing.

I was considering getting plastic protectors because of this.

#1174 11 months ago
Quoted from Tallon:

Just order the cliffies for it. Once adjusted, plays awsome

Sweet! I didnt know they existed.

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#1257 5 months ago
Quoted from Tallon:

Make sure you use a bingo ball in the chamber. That’s what shipped originally and it does make a difference In completing the chamber

I had no idea. Quick google shows that its a 1 1/8" ball. Absolutely necessary?

#1262 5 months ago
Quoted from Mad_Dog_Coin_Op:

You could always install a Twilight Zone power ball. That would make the chamber much easier to complete.

I might try this since mine needs a perfect shot from an already fast ball to hit the target in the back, plus I have a spare one I can toss in.

#1271 5 months ago

I think the Queen's chamber and bingo ball thing is just so strange. I bet whoever was cutting plastics for the game unknowingly put a bingo ball into the queen's chamber to get final measurements, and here we are today. Strange indeed.

I'll have to get a bingo ball or two in my next PBR order, whenever that is. I'll try a Powerball in the meantime. Just got to get around to it

#1276 5 months ago

I put a Powerball in and I can hit the target in the back with a trapped ball through the star rollovers. I could never do that unless the ball was already screaming fast, double or single scoring. Works well if you have one.

I'm using linear mechs.

#1296 5 months ago

Cliffy makes a replacement out of thin gauge stainless steel. Works perfectly.

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#1349 3 months ago
Quoted from Quench:

CPRs done a small batch of oldskool silkscreened Centaur playfields:

Thanks for the post! I just put in an order for one and a new set of plastics!

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#1369 57 days ago
Quoted from Kevster219:

Okay well thats a start thanks for that info. But I’m not sure what you mean by “re-terminated”?

new crimp connector on that wire

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