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Title: Mini Roadtrip for Zaccaria Quasar dedicated cab.
Post by: Belike on April 11, 2010, 09:07:41 PM
I found a Zaccaria Quasar dedicated on a hungarian auction site, the original monitor glass, cpo and coin door was replaced and there was a Missile Command pcb in it instead of Quasar, but OMG it's an original ZACCARIA QUASAR, so I had to go for it. ;)

Started around 8 friday morning(9th April) with my mini van ;D
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/S8IA1xYEeKI/AAAAAAAAArk/oKE6OFprLQA/s800/k%C3%A9p%20001.jpg)

GPS and radar detector supplied, ready to go ;D
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/S8H_9etnAtI/AAAAAAAAAq4/okekUj6Zp5k/s800/k%C3%A9p%20005.jpg)

My girlfriend started to work at the same time, I asked her to say Hello for you guys :lol:
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/S8IA6wpqzRI/AAAAAAAAAro/Q2Q9h8A90yQ/s800/k%C3%A9p%20003.jpg)

It was a nice sunny morning with little traffic in Budapest
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/S8H_84PbVPI/AAAAAAAAAqs/1E7OMaHSYeo/s800/k%C3%A9p%20006.jpg)



Title: Re: Mini Roadtrip for Zaccaria Quasar dedicated cab.
Post by: Belike on April 11, 2010, 09:18:13 PM
The destination was Nagyszokoly a very small village, it's about 140 km. from Budapest.
The first 100 km. to Siofok was motorway
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/S8H_8jCWEyI/AAAAAAAAAqo/f1VY38QduvU/s800/k%C3%A9p%20009.jpg)

I had to leave the motorway, weather is still lovely
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/S8H_74tv0bI/AAAAAAAAAqc/gWMdASZfzIM/s800/k%C3%A9p%20010.jpg)

Ah I forgot this pic, stopped for motorway badge, bought some overbaked pizza and coke for breakfast ;D
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/S8IBY_MX0MI/AAAAAAAAAsU/fA8gFdoGmi4/s800/k%C3%A9p%20008.jpg)

No time for this right now ;D ;D ;D
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/S8H_8tKDbDI/AAAAAAAAAq0/8yPKVqLJCnQ/s800/k%C3%A9p%20011.jpg)

Passed about 5 road constructions
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/S8H_-ARih7I/AAAAAAAAArE/DPHADkPcDcE/s800/k%C3%A9p%20012.jpg)


Title: Re: Mini Roadtrip for Zaccaria Quasar dedicated cab.
Post by: Belike on April 11, 2010, 09:25:31 PM
Finally arrived to Nagyszokoly, the cabinet was in an empty abandoned house
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/S8IB0R6kzZI/AAAAAAAAAs0/tYBRxInDrbM/s800/k%C3%A9p%20015.jpg)
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/S8H_8r60p3I/AAAAAAAAAqg/UyjoZ0KVUlg/s800/k%C3%A9p%20014.jpg)

The guy had another cabinet for sale, but I'd rather miss it :lol:
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/S8IBqrRjoZI/AAAAAAAAAsw/LqqrDiGLNfQ/s800/k%C3%A9p%20013.jpg)

Car is loaded, ready to go :D
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/S8H_6KtsqxI/AAAAAAAAAp0/GZ4BUwz4MUs/s800/k%C3%A9p%20016.jpg)

On the way back I saw a lot of deers on the fields(try to zoom) ;D
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/S8IB9i-qGHI/AAAAAAAAAtQ/etwEvCQE5cU/s800/k%C3%A9p%20017.jpg)


Title: Re: Mini Roadtrip for Zaccaria Quasar dedicated cab.
Post by: Level42 on April 11, 2010, 09:26:02 PM
Hey Belike this is going to be a very interesting road-trip !!! It's good to see somewhat more Eastern Europe roadtrips !!!

And we wave back at your gf  :spaceace:


Love the Quasar side-art !


Title: Re: Mini Roadtrip for Zaccaria Quasar dedicated cab.
Post by: Belike on April 11, 2010, 09:43:57 PM
So it was about 300 km and a four hour long roadtrip.
I also bought a very good Cadillacs & Dinosaurs bootleg and a non working Shinobi bootleg with jamma adapter from this guy.
The whole stuff (The Quasar cabinet with the original Data east Missile Command pcb and the 2 bootleg pcbs) was 118 eur altogether, I think I made a good deal.(petrol was sponsored by my company shhhhhhhh.........) ;D ;D ;D
More pics from the cabinet comig soon.
I found an original bezel in Italy and a Zaccaria coin door in England, so now I'm looking hard for an original Quasar pcb and a control panel.
Anthony has a  pcb at Quarterarcade, but it has two missing chips, I don't know if it could be fixed or not.
If anybody can help me in this impossible mission, I would be very happy and thankful! :D


Title: Re: Mini Roadtrip for Zaccaria Quasar dedicated cab.
Post by: Belike on April 11, 2010, 09:50:01 PM
Thanks Andre, my gf says Cheers for you! :lol:
And yeah this sideart rocks, I hope I will able to restore everything to original in this cab. ;D


Title: Re: Mini Roadtrip for Zaccaria Quasar dedicated cab.
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on April 11, 2010, 09:53:40 PM
Nice report !

thanx for sharing the story !

Supercool transport !
you see, you dont need a stationcar  :lol:

Car is loaded, ready to go :D
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/S8H_6KtsqxI/AAAAAAAAAp0/GZ4BUwz4MUs/s800/k%C3%A9p%20016.jpg)

Now i see where you take your avatar  ;)


Title: Re: Mini Roadtrip for Zaccaria Quasar dedicated cab.
Post by: Superully on April 11, 2010, 10:47:53 PM
thx for sharing, belike! nice to see a different part of europe for once :)!


Title: Re: Mini Roadtrip for Zaccaria Quasar dedicated cab.
Post by: ckong on April 11, 2010, 11:27:23 PM
Nice report Belike, and say hi to your girlfriend for me. You did get a nice cab, I love those Zaccaria's.

By the way, are those radar detectors still allowed in hungary? And you show it so open on youe windscreen. Here in Holland we get a large fine when we get caught with such a device.


Title: Re: Mini Roadtrip for Zaccaria Quasar dedicated cab.
Post by: Belike on April 11, 2010, 11:39:32 PM
Yes Erik, the detectors and jammers are legal in Hungary since 2005, but you are right, it's a big risk to use them in several European countries. ;)
Thanks for the "hi" for my girlfriend, she is very happy to hear your greetings. ;D


Title: Re: Mini Roadtrip for Zaccaria Quasar dedicated cab.
Post by: Muerto on April 12, 2010, 05:55:57 AM
Nice report! - and like Eteinne said, you donīt need a station car  :D
also the weather seems a lot warmer in your region - itīs all blooming telling spring is on the way!
- and please say hi to your gf for me as well  ;D


Title: Re: Mini Roadtrip for Zaccaria Quasar dedicated cab.
Post by: baritonomarchetto on April 12, 2010, 01:46:18 PM
My girlfriend started to work at the same time, I asked her to say Hello for you guys :lol:
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/S8IA6wpqzRI/AAAAAAAAAro/Q2Q9h8A90yQ/s800/k%C3%A9p%20003.jpg)
Helloooooo  :o :D

Did you really travelled for 4 hours with half the cab out of your machine? There are no cops in Hungary? I would not run 100 meters in those load conditions in Italy  :oops:


Title: Re: Mini Roadtrip for Zaccaria Quasar dedicated cab.
Post by: Belike on April 12, 2010, 04:19:43 PM
No it was just 2 hours on the way back ;D ;D ;D
By the way, in Hungary it's "half" legal if you put something heightened colour red to the item you transport, and the cops are extremly corrupt in poor former communist countries, so you can guess what happens if they stop me. ;D
A bit offtopic, some political overview:
Yesterday there were elections in Hungary and the communist party shamefully defeated, so maybe we have a little hope to reduce the 30 years disatvantage that we gained in the last century in contrast to Western Europe.


Title: Re: Mini Roadtrip for Zaccaria Quasar dedicated cab.
Post by: baritonomarchetto on April 12, 2010, 04:38:24 PM
[...]cops are extremly corrupt in poor former communist countries, so you can guess what happens if they stop me. ;D
[...]

 :D


Title: Re: Mini Roadtrip for Zaccaria Quasar dedicated cab.
Post by: Level42 on April 12, 2010, 05:31:50 PM
Well, looking at the roads they look pretty decent and the cars are very modern now too.....

You guys are on your way up I'm sure !


Title: Re: Mini Roadtrip for Zaccaria Quasar dedicated cab.
Post by: gyruss on April 12, 2010, 08:17:37 PM
Nice story, congratulations with your cabinet (and your girlfriend) ;)


Title: Re: Mini Roadtrip for Zaccaria Quasar dedicated cab.
Post by: DarthNuno on April 12, 2010, 09:04:41 PM
Thanks for this nice story Belike  :-*

It's very interesting to see pictures on that part of the Europe... very uncommon  ;)
I love the way you protect (or I would say : 'hide') your cabinet  8)  :arrow:

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/S8H_6KtsqxI/AAAAAAAAAp0/GZ4BUwz4MUs/s800/k%C3%A9p%20016.jpg)

I've also used a cover for my 'E.T' cab'  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/computerspace/cs-rt19.jpg).

Congratulation for your new game  :-*

Of course, you get the homepage  ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/news/quasar.jpg)

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: Mini Roadtrip for Zaccaria Quasar dedicated cab.
Post by: Belike on April 12, 2010, 09:27:52 PM
OMG, i'm on the main page with that style of transfer!!! ;D :shock: ;D ;D
Thanks for you all! ;)


Title: Re: Mini Roadtrip for Zaccaria Quasar dedicated cab.
Post by: vernimark on April 11, 2011, 01:47:57 AM
Probably I'll pick up a complete quasar soon...
did you restore completely yours?
;)

vernimark


Title: Re: Mini Roadtrip for Zaccaria Quasar dedicated cab.
Post by: PaulSwan on April 11, 2011, 03:38:24 AM
Nice save!

It's going to be quite a bit of work to get that back to Quasar - it looks completely gutted save the marque :( When you get a chance, post some pics of the insides.

Paul.


Title: Re: Mini Roadtrip for Zaccaria Quasar dedicated cab.
Post by: Belike on April 11, 2011, 08:40:24 AM
Nice save!

It's going to be quite a bit of work to get that back to Quasar - it looks completely gutted save the marque :( When you get a chance, post some pics of the insides.

Paul.
I have plans with this cab in the next few days, stay tuned! ;D


Title: Re: Mini Roadtrip for Zaccaria Quasar dedicated cab.
Post by: vernimark on April 11, 2011, 04:22:07 PM
anyway i'd like to restore and trade it for something more interesting for me...


Title: Re: Mini Roadtrip for Zaccaria Quasar dedicated cab.
Post by: Belike on April 11, 2011, 11:17:43 PM
anyway i'd like to restore and trade it for something more interesting for me...
What do you mean by that?


Title: Re: Mini Roadtrip for Zaccaria Quasar dedicated cab.
Post by: vernimark on April 12, 2011, 01:27:29 PM
I found this cabinet:

(http://www.vernimark.com/temp/quasar_05b.jpg)

but probably in few months I'll have not enough space for it so I'd like to restore it, play a bit, probably have a party with it like "special guest"  :P and then Id like to find a new family for that child...

vernimark


Title: Re: Mini Roadtrip for Zaccaria Quasar dedicated cab.
Post by: Belike on April 12, 2011, 02:47:35 PM
Sounds good, can't wait the "before-after" pics after the restoration. :D