what I'm surprised is that with 6 pages of arcade games, no one owns a gottlieb reactor? awesome attract mode music.
I picked up a DK cocktail which was in pretty nice shape (worked but have some screen wrap). however, after capping the monitor, issues are starting to pop up left and right. I've haven't given up yet, but am getting close to pulling the plug and outsourcing some help on the board set.
the only problem with the EDOT is that we're alot bigger today than we were when it came out (both in height and girth
it makes squeezing into that cabinet a bit tougher
nabbed the following over the past few days
- tempest cabaret board set (complete w/ marquee)
- q*bert board set (x2) (complete w/ marquees)
hoping to get the cabinets for all 3 games in about 2 weeks and then restore them like new
I'm not particularly a fan of the candy cabinets, but you've got a killer shooting collection there!
Quoted from labnip:
Sa-weet !!! Let's make 2 Q*bert cabaret cabinets for the boards to go into
they will be restored to their former stand-up glory. my neighbor has already done one and it came out amazing
did they even have q*berts in cabarets [officially, not operator conversions]?
hehe. it's amazing how good we were at these games back in the '80s and now, 30 years later, are getting our butts kicked by the very same titles
I'm crossing my fingers that the tempest board set works and will soon be back in a cabaret. and fortunate appears to have smiled upon me with the guy in australia who has reproduced the pc board sets, allowing you to convert tv tubes to color x-y monitors
both q*bert sets that I picked up work 100% , so its just a matter of find the correct cabinets for those guys as well
Quoted from PACMAN:
Polishing up a super rare one right now.
Here's the control panel
I remember playing snake pit in the arcades back in the day. good times
I never understood why they bothered to list the whip joystick as an 8-way (on the cpo) when you could only whip in the 4 cardinal directions
Quoted from girloveswaffles:
Worse comes to worse, you could always get a reproduction cabinet from Arcade Shop LLC:
... and if it has the same pin out as Galaga and other Namco games of the period, they sell harnesses too. The real trick would be to get the original "Gaplus" marquee and ROMs to go with the boards.
I've got a complete, original and up and running Gaplus that I'm looking to sell. everything is original (matching serial no's) with the glass marquee. the artwork on the control panel and cabinet is probably what I would give an 7.5/10 and some idiot before me taped up the instruction card windows on the glass bezel with electrical tape.
I just recapped the monitor and it looks beautiful. the only issue is a weird graphical glitch for the last ship in reserve (down in the lower left corner of the screen). I've verified all of the roms and everything checks out ok.
pics upon request
boy, they really got their money's worth out of the tron joystick, didn't they?
that's got to be the 4th or 5th title that I've seen where it was used.
in other news, does anyone have any q*bert joysticks that they'd like to part with? I'm attempting to restore 2 cabinets right now and those are the last pieces of the puzzle. good money will be offered!
is anyone looking for either of the following (michigan location)?
gaplus - matching serial no. cabinet, monitor and board set/power sled
all original including the glass marquee and bezel (bezel has electrical tape mess where instruction card windows are). the monitor (an electrohome G07) has been degaused and re-capped and the display is nice and crisp. the coin door has been restored with 2 working coin mechs and slots with a lock installed. the cpo is a bit rough per a 30 year old game. cabinet is probably a 7.5/10. artwork is 95% intact
donkey kong cocktail - matching serial no. board set, monitor, transformer and power sled
the monitor has been degaused and recapped. audio board recapped and the display looks beautiful. (3) new tubular cam locks have been installed for the table hinges and coin door. it looks nice for its age with no rust. a new coin door plate and hardware has been installed. the glass top corner brackets are bright and clean.
pm for more details, photos
question for all arcade owners. I've got an NOS joust marquee which has what appears to be a protective masking tape on both sides.
seeing as this is now 30+ years old, I don't want to ruin the marquee, so what would be the best solvent to safely remove the masking tape (and its adhesive) from the marquee?
I'll try the hair dryer to remove the masking tape, but that's just going to leave a sticky mess. what about all of that? goo gone? (not goof off which is nasty stuff and very aggressive)
is anyone interested in a few working board sets? I have the following that I'm looking to get rid of and clear some space
- jail break
- primal rage
- twin eagle
pm me for pricing
you wouldn't happen to have an extra WG6100 that you'd be interested in selling, would you?
I purchased one off of a KLOV member, but the neck got broke in transit
is anyone here planning on attending MGC in april? if so, swing by my booth, say 'hi' and buy all my stuff!
the classics can all be played using something like arcade sd (from phoenixarcade.com) if you're looking for something like a multi-cade, however you will still be limited to playing games which have either a vertical or horizontal orientation (based on how the monitor is installed in the cabinet).
you might want to look at just a cabinet and a mame solution if you want to play classics, dragon's lair (which was a laser disc game) and stuff like mortal kombat (games that started using a lot more in the way of board logic and ram/rom chips) all in one cabinet.
sold my gaplus and the extra gaplus and galaga board sets today
however, instead of walking away with a pocket full of money, I purchased a working 100% clean [no hacks at all] major havoc board set and space duel to major havoc converter
here's a cellphone walk-thru of 'the arcade' in brighton, mi (owner: mike magyari) that I shot on jan 02, 2016
Quoted from PACMAN:
Wow!! Some amazing titles in there. I wonder why so many are shut off? Not working or not enough power to go around. I've experienced both :/
shut off probably because they are not working. mike buys a lot of stuff in bulk deals and then either fixes or flips them. he's got a stand-up discs of tron, tron, 720 and dedicated major havoc at his home, which are all in really nice (but not restored to the level that I've seen here
here's a question for the experts out there. I picked up a new in box wei-ya M2820HR monitor yesterday. can the tube from this be used as an amplifone replacement for a major havoc project?
if the size/resolution of the monitor is compatible, my thought is that I'll purchase the boards from dez in australia and build my own
Quoted from MustangPaul:
I just turned the lights off in the garage where the game is and now I can see that there 4 tiny spots in the neck that are very faintly glowing but still no screen.
all neck glow indicates is:
1) you are getting power to the monitor and
2) the neck is intact and a vacuum still exists inside of the tube)
if you are not getting a picture then your problem resides elsewhere (most likely on the deflection board, commonly referred to as the chassis for raster monitors), but it could also be something on the arcade game's circuit board(s) (depending on the game)
Quoted from MustangPaul:
My Leg Light-Ups ship free to the lower 48 and a flat $10 to Canada, maybe I'm doing something wrong. NOT! I don't like ripping people off.
dude! you really have to quit trying to shill your product in just about every. single. thread. that you post in (just sayin'
this thread isn't even pinball related
Quoted from PACMAN:
My original dedicated Sente Snake Pit
I remember dumping a ton of quarters into this game back in the 80s when it was released. I also remembered to thank nolan bushnell for it when I ran into him at one of the early E3 shows (still have his business card somewhere
Quoted from Mrbill:
I would never do what Pacman does to his games. Some of it looks nice, but I would rather have original with minor imperfection than fake and 100%.
kind of a left-handed compliment there. why the disdain for what he does? what's you next move, going into one of chris hutchins' or brian kelly's threads and dumping on them for their "fake" restorations?
Quoted from Mancave:
I would have said a back handed compliment but you know us Aussies we're all upside down and backwards
I was thinking of the dennis farina quote from the movie "bottle shock", when I typed that
Maurice: [on a Britisher saying Californians make wine in unorthodox ways] Where I'm from, they call it a left-handed compliment. They don't have a name for it in England: it's too ingrained in their culture.
I'm just putting the finishing touches on an atari warlords cocktail restore. it may not be at the level that @pacman does, but it came out pretty nice
the owner is now interested in selling it, so I'll post some photos once it's complete. everything is original except for the cabinet (markrl from crystal lake, il made this one which is all black melamine).
Quoted from Jason43:
60 in 1's get a lot of grief from the hardcore arcade guys, but I love mine. It scratches the arcade itch pretty well.
I think that part of the grief comes from the guys using cheap, crappy 60-in-1's in a cabinet and then charging an arm and a leg for it. the phoenix arcade arcade sd is a nice solution for those looking to jam more than 2-3 games into a single cabinet using a board switcher. I know a number of people who flip cabinets for a living and will pop in one of the cheap chinese 60-in-1 boards and set it to a single game to sell the cabinet to an unsuspecting (and unknowledgable) person rather than fix the original board sets. they then sell off the original board set to double-dip.
personally, I think using an LCD panel over a raster tube is the larger crime in terms of an arcade cabinet
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