Its time now to start the restoration of my LAI Space Invaders upright. LAI (Leisure & Allied Industries) is an Australian producer of amusement and arcade games. This cabinet is quite similar to the original Taito Space Invaders, using a lot of the same components. However the LAI variant is
I am on the home stretch of finishing this project now! I have noticed that the bezel I have is way smaller than the tube. I think the standard tube size for T2 is 59 CM, and it looks like mine has been replaced with a 63cm tube. As the
Following on from http://www.tehkella.net/retro/?p=1333. The guns on this need a bit of work. They are quite dirty, and the recoil doesn’t work. There is some sort of black grease on them. I don’t know where that has come from? EDIT: The black grease stuff is actually the bump stop on
Well sooner than expected I couldn’t pass up this new project, an upright Outrun! It is not working, and needs a lot of TLC. This project needs to wait in line behind T2 and Space Invaders restoration. I am just imagining the sweet music and play of Outrun. Ahhhhhhhh
I remember back in the day when the Terminator 2 movie came out, and playing the arcade shooting game. This great big behemoth of a cabinet. Loud recoiling guns, movie like scenes and fantastic sounds. It comes as no surprise I have always wanted one as an arcade collector. Well my
This is the final installment for the Chase HQ restoration – Woo hoo!
This time I sort out harness wiring modification and monitor installation, with some steering mech modifications
The cabinet is starting to come together well now, and it feels like I am making progress! In this update I finish off the bottom half of the restoration.
At this point I was going to put new graphic decals on the steering unit, but for now I am just going to clean it up a little and get it functional. Putting new graphic overlays on won’t get done till the end of the project. I will also neaten
Following on from part 1, the initial teardown http://www.tehkella.net/retro/?p=853. Now this Chase HQ cab needs some body repairs straight up. At the same time before starting the internal rebuild, I will also cosmetically fix up most of the outside too. As this upright is mostly chipboard, it is not particularly