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ORBS:
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One more drop bank.
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the drops are meant to spell BROS
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shaddap!

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semicolin wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:03 pm
Now this is what a rebuilt flipper should look like.

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Unfortunately I have to take a brief pandemic pause. The new flipper plate I ordered for the second one needs 10-32 screws and I've finally used my entire stash. Put in a curbside pickup order at home depot for hardware and I'll just have to wait.
I also kept the original style of flipper mechanism in my fathom playfield swap
will probably do the same on the the centaur ( i like to have things original if possible for the era )
also put all new coil wrappers :thumbup

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cait001 wrote:
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the drops are meant to spell BROS
Must admit, I had to go check! Lol

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Pinoffski wrote:
Sat May 01, 2021 12:28 am
I also kept the original style of flipper mechanism in my fathom playfield swap
will probably do the same on the the centaur ( i like to have things original if possible for the era )
Why would someone change them?

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Why would someone change them?
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Lots of people convert the old Bally games to williams fliptronic style... ( like Mike at neighborhood pub)...while it is a better design, I am purist and prefer the linear mechs... makes it harder to slap save etc...
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Bah! Look how shiny mine are! I could never change them up.

Perhaps if parts became scarce I might convert them to the older generation of Bally, but a dialled-in set of linear flippers is what Centaur really called for.

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Shiny in-line drops!
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Got my parts mixed up. Which one of these two is the new coil stop?
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semicolin wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 1:07 pm
Shiny in-line drops!

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Damn, that is shiny!

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semicolin wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 1:43 pm
Got my parts mixed up. Which one of these two is the new coil stop?

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Left one.

(you knew someone was going to be a smart ass here)

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Fifty wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 10:22 am
Left one.

Neither! Both pulled out of the same game, but the one on the left was the low point where "fluids" dripped over the years. It was the rustiest and crustiest part of the game.

I put a new coil stop in. Has anyone noticed that the stops from PBR aren't precisely vertically aligned with the originals? Every time I install one the plungers bind against the sleeve until I realign everything. Sometimes I even have to bend the mounting plate.

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Centaur's whip is now mine! Taken with minimal blood loss and only a few burns. Straight into the dishwasher tomorrow morning.
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Almost naked on this side. Time to start tracing out the buss wire path on the new field.
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Even screws and other fasteners get a dip in the ultrasonic bath. Why replace perfectly good hardware?
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Ultrasonic bath and that tumbler seem to be things I'd like to get! I like shiny parts!

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semicolin wrote:
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Almost naked on this side. Time to start tracing out the buss wire path on the new field.
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AHAHAHA CPR STRIKES AGAIN

This whole line of lamp holes was milled so close to the edge that they’re obstructed by the playfield bracket. Off by almost a centimetre.

I’m really not sure how I’m going to deal with this yet.
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Pas sur que c'est si off que ca, ma Centaur est serré et je ne peut pas confirmer, mais les sockets qui vont là sont flush et il y a juste deux petites pattes a tacker sur le playfield. C'est pas mal proche mais tu devrais t'en sortir. J'ai fait un swap de Centaur voilà plusieurs années, je me souviens que j'avais mis du tape car je ne voulait pas que les pattes du socket touche la bracket. Au pire tu peut grinder la bracket un pti bout juste a cet endroit pour dégager le trou.
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Yeah. I just cut down the bracket in that one spot.
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Progress. All the mechanisms installed, moved the new playfield to the rotisserie.

I’ll staple down buss wiring tomorrow.
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Getting closer! Keep up the good work!
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Motherfucker.

The holes aren’t even drilled out large enough for the original lamp sockets.

I think I’m going to cry.
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F-----ar out
Can you convert to 44/47 type sockets lamp holders ?
or are they bigger ?
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