(Topic ID: 208945)

Restoring a 1976 Exidy Death Race


By PACMAN

2 years ago



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  • Latest reply 2 years ago by Brazy
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    #51 2 years ago

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    #54 2 years ago

    Amazing. Thank you for doing and sharing !

    LTG : )

    #55 2 years ago

    What a cool machine. Its a rare one, a fun to play piece of nostalgia, and the restoration is awesome. So dang shiny, better than new!

    #56 2 years ago

    Nice job!

    #57 2 years ago

    Awesome.

    #58 2 years ago

    Thanks guys! On to the next restoration....

    #59 2 years ago

    Your very welcome Lloyd

    As my #1 fan and for all your help in this and other communities i'm giving you a lifetime VIP pass to my place once it opens.

    Quoted from LTG:

    Amazing. Thank you for doing and sharing !
    LTG : )

    #60 2 years ago

    No way, i didn't know there was one at the Santa Cruz boardwalk. I took a group of scouts there awhile back, must have been gone by then. I wonder how rusty it got being so close to the beach.

    Good luck on your search. Prices keep going up. Last few on Ebay were in the $3500+ range.

    Quoted from Brian541:

    That game has been on my wish list for a long time.Looking good!Played one on the santa cruz beach boardwalk years ago and got to see one again this last year in san francisco.Hope to own one someday for my arcade!

    #61 2 years ago

    Thanks! Agreed. Lots of rare games aren't fun but this one definitely is.

    Quoted from xsvtoys:

    What a cool machine. Its a rare one, a fun to play piece of nostalgia, and the restoration is awesome. So dang shiny, better than new!

    #62 2 years ago

    Awesome!

    #63 2 years ago

    Great looking machine! Very nice work!

    #64 2 years ago

    Bad ass old school game. Phenomenal work.

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    #65 2 years ago

    Thanks guys!!

    Quoted from nman:

    Great looking machine! Very nice work!

    Quoted from hAbO:

    Bad ass old school game. Phenomenal work.

    #66 2 years ago

    Found out that the start button wasn't original (Atari volcano) so i tracked down the correct button.

    $11. Looks a lot better.

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    #67 2 years ago

    Will get the original power supply back in a few days. Once thats installed this will be 100% done and have the option of using the original setup or the FPGA setup.

    #68 2 years ago

    two questions .... is that aluminum strip attached to the control panel or just loose?

    where did you find the start button?

    thanks

    #69 2 years ago

    Attached.

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    two questions .... is that aluminum strip attached to the control panel or just loose?
    where did you find the start button?
    thanks

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    #70 2 years ago

    And the button...

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    #71 2 years ago

    question ..... what did you do for the accelerator pedal springs that look suspiciously like a screen door spring ? reuse the old ones or were you able to find a source for new ones - i looked all over the place and never found anything close to what i have as originals

    also, i installed a return spring on the shift levers to keep them pulled into the forward position - this works much better than the lockball thing originally used - found pictures of this mod some where on the webs and its a good thing

    #72 2 years ago

    Looks great. Classic game that upset the video industry with its theme.

    #73 2 years ago
    Quoted from PACMAN:

    The controls are super smooth. Plays like new.

    Bad ass.

    #74 2 years ago

    Wait, what?!?! A marine boat RV pushbutton switch? How the heck did you even find that???

    #75 2 years ago

    Used the original.

    Do you have pix of the mod you did for the shifter?

    Quoted from creepykenny:

    question ..... what did you do for the accelerator pedal springs that look suspiciously like a screen door spring ? reuse the old ones or were you able to find a source for new ones - i looked all over the place and never found anything close to what i have as originals
    also, i installed a return spring on the shift levers to keep them pulled into the forward position - this works much better than the lockball thing originally used - found pictures of this mod some where on the webs and its a good thing

    #76 2 years ago

    Same way I find all this weird, rare crap. Luck. Oh and an exhaustive search of the internet

    Quoted from xsvtoys:

    Wait, what?!?! A marine boat RV pushbutton switch? How the heck did you even find that???

    #77 2 years ago

    if you look closely in these you can see the spring - zip tied to the shift lever & an eyescrew attached to the wooden control panel - these are to only ones i currently have of it since this was my back-up control panel & it was sold

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    #78 2 years ago

    Ah, very cool. Thanks.

    Quoted from creepykenny:

    if you look closely in these you can see the spring - zip tied to the shift lever & an eyescrew attached to the wooden control panel - these are to only ones i currently have of it since this was my back-up control panel & it was sold

    #79 2 years ago

    Loved playing this at my aunt and uncles bar when i was a kid... looks awesome! Great job

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