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Stern Stingray Questions


By CUJO

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

I've got a Stern Stingray that is mechanically/eclecrtonically working.
It has a some playfield planking unfortunately and some paint lifting on the right lower side but my questions are these:

1. Are there any Custom Instruction cards anywhere for this pin? Can't seem to find any.

2. Seems like the playfield slope is to low. I measured the Y: slope as 4 degrees and X: 0 degrees when laying the phone app directly on playfield.
I have (4) 28.5" flat chrome legs which I believe are standard on this pin and the 3" leg levelers which are all the way down in the front and all the way up in the rear.
What is the recommended playfield slope for this older pin? Seems much too slow as it is now and sometimes hangs on the right inner outlane angled corner. Same on the left inner outlane angled corner. Have the tilt off so not to spoil the fun....

#2 1 year ago

I often put longer legs or wood blocks on the back to get my 70s games up to 5.5-6.5 degrees

#3 1 year ago

Great game.

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#4 1 year ago

How accurate is your app? I have a basic leveler IPad app that only shows whole degrees. My Stern Lightning uses the same 28.5 legs and and I have the rear levelers up only a little higher than the front ones and doesn’t play slow. Reads 5 degrees but I can tell by tweaking the Pad either way it’s more like 5 & 1/2. You say u disconnected the tilt... were you unable to adjust it to center where you have the levelers cranked now? And what is the exact point where the balls are getting hung up there around the inlanes?

#5 1 year ago
Quoted from frenchmarky:

How accurate is your app? I have a basic leveler IPad app that only shows whole degrees. My Stern Lightning uses the same 28.5 legs and and I have the rear levelers up only a little higher than the front ones and doesn’t play slow. Reads 5 degrees but I can tell by tweaking the Pad either way it’s more like 5 & 1/2. You say u disconnected the tilt... were you unable to adjust it to center where you have the levelers cranked now? And what is the exact point where the balls are getting hung up there around the inlanes?

Pretty accurate..I use it all the time to check angles, esp Houdini which needs to be right at 6.5 degress.
The app is called Bubble Level on the Google Playstore.

I worked on the 5 rollovers on the upper right the other day. They all needed tightening up under the playfield and all the switch stacks were loose so aligned and tightened all 5.

The only place it gets stuck now is the lower right inlane where the two wireforms meet. The vertical one is leaning to the right ever so slightly. Not sure if that's the way it was originally or over time it bent some but will try to make that wire form perpendicular to playfield and see.

The tilt bob appears to be perfectly centered in the ring. I just raised it very high to avoid tilts during ball hangs.

#6 1 year ago
Quoted from OTTOgd:

Great game.
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Thanks!
I was looking for a pair of color custom cards to "dress up" the game some but haven't found any.

#7 1 year ago

That’s a strange spot for the ball to get hung esp. since you have it leveled horiz., might just be dimpled a little there from balls dropping down there a billion times. And yes the wireforms should sit straight up, not bent.

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