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« Reply #30 on: January 13, 2007, 12:18:36 AM »

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I just ordered some stuff for my Galaxian:  a nice new  CPO, T-molding (yes, the black-leathered !). 3 white push buttons, some bolts and the midway Coin door logo plate gold . PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU NEED ONE OR TWO OF THOSE AS WELL, I CAN NOW STILL ADD THEM....


Great  Cheesy So please  get three Coin door logo plate gold for me  Tongue
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« Reply #31 on: January 13, 2007, 12:31:00 AM »

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I just ordered some stuff for my Galaxian:  a nice new  CPO, T-molding (yes, the black-leathered !). 3 white push buttons, some bolts and the midway Coin door logo plate gold . PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU NEED ONE OR TWO OF THOSE AS WELL, I CAN NOW STILL ADD THEM....


Great  Cheesy So please  get three Coin door logo plate gold for me  Tongue


OK, I just sent him a mail with an update of the order with 3 more Coin Door plates.

He's not always answering quickly (sometime he is, sometimes not), I'll keep you posted. I bought his very last Galaxian CPO for the upright....I hope it's the same that you got.

I guess I am going to have to bring the Coin  door plates to Belgium personaly Wink Wink Wink


There's a Xevious being offered here ....I have no space Sad !!!

I'm PM-ing you my mail adress on the BYOAC forum so we can keep some more personal contact through mail...
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« Reply #32 on: January 13, 2007, 11:42:09 PM »

^^

Got a package from USA...   what's this  roll eyes



Yeah  Tongue  It's a package from Fred "ArcadeFever"... Some US sellers don't want to ship to Europe... so I ask the sellers to send him the items, and he send me back the stuff in Belgium... Thanks thanks thanks Fred  Shocked  Shocked  Shocked

Great packaging  Shocked



It's not a repro marquee, but an original one  Shocked   there is some scratch on it, but it is in very good condition regarding his age ( 27 years old... )  Tongue



Ok, now here's the original upper/lower header retainer... full of rust  confused  :



... and the coins door :



I'm removing everything on it... full of rust, and it's not the right color for a Pac Man cab'  



I asked to a professional to sand all the stuff ( 20 for the work )... her's the result :



Ok, I manually sand the marquee retainers...



Ready to paint... 'Primer' first ...



...and two layers of black/mate paint  ...beware ! fresh paint  Cool



One of the two 'original' bulb is dead... I prefere to put 2 *brand* new 40W bulbs  lol  lol  lol  



It's time to put the marquee + the two retainers on the cab' :



...another view...



The marquee looks very nice isn't it ? Shocked  



Opsss... There is still some area to wash  confused



OK, I'm using soap to remover the worst spots, but I'm also using this :



...looks better huh Tongue



...I really like this one, from the top  Tongue



...the end is near  Cool



Arghhh... I can't wait to play my first game on it...



...soon... very soon  Cool
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« Reply #33 on: January 14, 2007, 08:55:00 AM »

Cool  great .....

did i miss something ? is that a arcade monitor or tv ?

ps: the cab look way to new for me  lol  i be scared to play on it  shock

you are almost done ...

so xevious as to go Huh?
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« Reply #34 on: January 15, 2007, 07:25:59 AM »

Hey Bruno,

Will you be replacing the CP with a new one ? There are reproduction panels that are meant for this kind of thing available. Or will you restore the old one ?

Fred, could you do me a favor of forwarding me a package as well ? It's a manual I got from Ebay, same problem like Bruno has, seller doesn't want to ship outside US....

I can Paypal cost etc.

Thanks !   If anyone has a very poor quality Galaxian left over......I would LOVE to do a conversion like Bruno is doing Smiley !!! It's totaly beautiful !
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« Reply #35 on: January 15, 2007, 09:50:23 AM »

level42 no problemo my freind...

i will send you a pm asap ...

 
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« Reply #36 on: January 15, 2007, 11:54:25 AM »

shock  shock  shock  shock  shock  shock  shock  shock  shock
impressive
you have made me the desire to have a cab of  Pac man shock
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« Reply #37 on: January 20, 2007, 11:47:26 PM »

Thx Igor  Smiley

Ok, let's finish the coin doors.

The two parts of it :





...for both, I apply 'Primer' paint first...



...on both side of course ...





Next, I'll apply two layers of  'black satin' paint  :



...on both side of course ...



...fresh paint...



Done ! Now let's clean all the parts of the coins door... here's the original status :



...rust  confused  ...



After  Shocked  :



Don't forget the small detail  roll eyes  



Let's put all the items together  arrow



On location  Shocked  :



NNiiiiiiiiiiccceee  Tongue  Tongue  Tongue



STay TuNeD  
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« Reply #38 on: January 21, 2007, 07:55:58 AM »

Very exciting to follow the progress
There will be so much changes since the last time I visit you !
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Keep up the good work, mate
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« Reply #39 on: January 21, 2007, 12:21:45 PM »

Compliments  
but thing I see??  shock   shock  
the cd of galaxian 3?!?!?
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« Reply #40 on: January 21, 2007, 09:54:56 PM »

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Compliments  
but thing I see??  shock   shock  
the cd of galaxian 3?!?!?


Yes it is    Stay Tuned, I'll post soon all of these new 'goodies' in a new topic of course  

Ok, back on the Pac Man  Tongue

Got recently an orginal Galaxian bezel :



After cleaning...



Quick test, on location :



Here's a view of ...Pac Man arrangement... still great colors under that smoked bezel isnt'it  Smiley



...back to the original game  

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« Reply #41 on: January 22, 2007, 10:50:40 PM »

Looking great....what's that game with the little ghosts Huh? Wink Wink Wink Wink

I also got the same bezel on my Galaxian. Do we all agree that this is plexi ? I am wondering how to remove the scratches.
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« Reply #42 on: January 27, 2007, 10:42:31 PM »

OK, let's connect the original speaker to the pcb :



...I need to put an audio amp between the pcb and the speaker... so i'm building a 'jack' connector, like this :



AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I've made a mistake  Twisted  Twisted  Twisted  The PCB was ON, and ... I dunno why... but a huge noise, like a gun, and... no more sound from the pcb !!!  Evil  Evil  Evil

Here's why there is no more sound  :x  :



 arrow  a hole in the LA4705  oppps  This chip is an 15W 2-channel BTL AF Power Amplifer...

Fortunately, the game still works, but of course... no sound !

Ok, one week later, I get a couple of brand new LA4705 chips  Smiley



This Namco collection pcb is a 'modern' board, it has 2 layers of track on it. SO it'll be very difficult (for me) to remove the chip   confused

...SO I ask to my bros' to do the job (he's tehnician in electronics)   roll eyes  

 arrow

...a delicate job on such 'recent' board  Cool



Done  Smiley



...and guess what ? Sounds are back  Tongue  YYeeeehhhhhhaaawww  Shocked
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« Reply #43 on: January 27, 2007, 10:55:55 PM »

...got a new package from twobits  Shocked



Here's a *brand* new control panel + a repro CP overlay under Namco Licence + few twobits goodies : ballpoint, stickers, calandar...



Perfect control panel...



...but I need the wood part for fixing the buttons and hold-down brackets. So I'll use the one from my personal stock of various arcade items  Smiley



...of course it needs some adapation to fit the Pac Man specs :



To fix that wood part on the metal panel, I'll use original skrews from the old panel :



...ok, let's remove the rust with sand paper like this :



...and as always : Primer first...



...then balck satin, and here's the result :



StaY TUneD  
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« Reply #44 on: January 28, 2007, 10:58:31 AM »

Now, let's apply the CP overlay :





... done  Smiley







...some holes to do for the skrews...



...done...



unfortunately, I can't use the Galaxian push buttons without huge modification  confused  So I'll use two new switch push buttons. I just have to build this before :



... oh by the way, I also put a *brand* new 4 ways joystick, especially build to fit a Pac Man panel  Tongue

Now all the wiring is done :



I place all the material quickly inside...



I adapt the jamma wiring to fit that original connector, so I'll be able to quickly remove the control panel for maintenance by exemple :



... and now... power on...   Tongue  Tongue  Tongue





... LET'S PLAY  Tongue  Tongue  Tongue




YYEEEEHHHHHAAAAAWWWWW !!!!!

Now have a look at this VIDEO HERE :

http://www.dragonslairfans.com/pacman/pacrun.AVI

...the end is near  Shocked  Shocked  Shocked
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