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
Recently I scored a great TI99/4A Home Computer plus games from eBay. There are some really good games on this 8bit micro, and luckily most can be picked up relatively cheaply. The item was pick up only, and in another state. Luckily I had a mate visiting that same area
Same mate who had the Warriors of Fate PCB also got a Sega Shinobi PCB in a cab he got hold of. Again these boards also have a suicide battery which maintains an encryption table. These boards are very easy to modify to bring them back to life after the battery
A mate of mine got hold of a Warriors of Fate CPS1 (actually 1.5 due to Q sound) PCB. Not knowing much about them apart from the fact that it was a Capcom board he threw some $$$ at it not knowing that this board contains suicide batteries. These are
My next project will be a restore of a Taito Chase HQ cabinet. I have to say that as awesome as Chase HQ is, the quality of the build of this particular cabinet is really bad. Terrible chipboard, really not made to last. So I really do have my work
A while ago I picked up an Atari Basketball arcade machine. This is a black and white game made in 1979. I really like this one as it has trackball controls, so it is a bit unusual. I also really like the style of the machine, with a very 70s
As per my latest post I have a nice cleaned up ZK Spectrum 48k. Now the most important part, playing some games! Now I don’t have a tope deck to load games, nor do I have a joystick interface. Here is what I did to fix that. Below: the end product!
Locally in Australia Sinclair Spectrums weren’t very common. At the time Commodore 64s were the most popular 8 bit computers amongst anyone I knew, followed by Amstrad CPCs with smatterings of other 8 bit micros around. I cannot ever remember seeing a Spectrum for sale locally, although I am sure