(Topic ID: 280542)

Leveling / Adjusting Bally EM pinballs

By Rufus1980

11 months ago



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#1 11 months ago

Hello
I have a Bally Dogies EM with zipper flippers from 1968 and it responds quite slowly. At the moment the playfield is practically horizontal with a slight slope. Does someone perhaps know in which angle the playingfield will be placedbest ? 6.5 degrees seems quite sharp at first sight.
Thanks in advance

#2 11 months ago

On most games you can hold a level on the bottom of the cabinet to set the playfield angle. Also sometimes the manual will specify the slope.

#3 11 months ago

i like to run most of my EM's with 3 inch leg levelers almost all the way out on the back and all the way in on the front. It's more angle than they were designed for but I like the way they play.

#4 11 months ago
Quoted from edednedy:

i like to run most of my EM's with 3 inch leg levelers almost all the way out on the back and all the way in on the front. It's more angle than they were designed for but I like the way they play.

Likewise. It's really all about personal preference. Europeans apparently like them cranked up even more.

#5 11 months ago

Hi Rufus1980
I believe in some manuals is written something like "have the underside of the pin horizontal - then the built-in 'slope' is good - fun to play the pin". We may adjust "slightly steeper" - see here https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=289&picno=12435 - https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=935&picno=30386
A general rule is " kicking the ball upwards with the flipper-bats - the ball must get to the top of the playfield - https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=1724&picno=18560 --- of course when there is a path / lane upwards like here on the left https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=245&picno=19595 the ball shot "full power" shall not only come up - it also shall roll rightbound and be bounced leftbound. Greetings Rolf

#6 11 months ago

If your running on a circuit with low voltage, that may be making your game weak.
I guess make sure your flippers are clean and linkages in good condition first.
Then if you need more power theres a possibility you could change input power from the low tap to the high tap on the transformer if it isn't already.

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