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Author Topic: [Roadtrip] The Raiders of the lost Zacc  (Read 30501 times)
Etienne MacGyver
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« on: January 14, 2011, 10:20:11 AM »




This is the story of the 2 guy's that teamed up to save a part that was lost during transport.
This is a real story, and is based on true events that occurred   Roll Eyes

An early attempt to save the artwork by scanning, vectorising and reproducting was done, but we had a lucky break when Ronald pointed us to a Zacc with the original Bezel!

I saw in the marktplaats pics that the coindoor decal was uncracked and that the door seems to be unscratched.(mine is cracked and has scratches.. Undecided)

Now what to do  Huh? As you know i don't have space for a second cab, but some spare parts are always welcome.
I decided to send the seller an email with some information questions about the cab Roll Eyes

Later i checked my mail, and i received a request from Bela if i could contact the seller, wich i already did at that time..
i had a feeling he would ask me that..  Cool

So Bela and me made a deal, he pays the cab, i pick it up, strip the parts he need, and keep the rest.

from now on we like to call ourselfs "the raiders of the lost zacc"  Grin

I made the offer to the seller with the amount of cash that bela told me, and the seller agreed.

ROADTRIP TIME !  Cool

I work in Zoetermeer and in Den haag, so i decided to leave my job early on the day of the pickup and drive to the seller after work.

Here is the route that i took last week when i picked up the cab.



Starting at Point F is my home.
I travelled to point B wich is my job in Zoetermeer.
After work i drove to point C wich is where the cab was located.
and from the sellers place i took some detours to avoid traffic jams back home.

6.46 a.m. Usual time to leave for work, only this time i will bring my little trailer.
The last pickup i did in Bela36 style, but that was close to my place, and it was good weather..




Let me see, Toolbox; check, Tarp; check, Straps; check, Lots of other junk  Cheesy, check




Ladies and gentleman, Start your engines !  Cheesy




Hmmm rain and traffic jam..  does not look good  Undecided




Arrived at work in the parking, i disengaged the trailer and put it next to my car in a "deadspot"




I stopped working around 3 p.m. and its time to head for Zaandam.
 



No roadtrips without snacks & coffee Wink




Passing Schiphol Airport..




And another traffic jam at Amsterdam...
18 minutes delay through the "coentunnel"   Angry




First glance of the Zacc at the sellers location.




Time to load this one.
I removed the monitor, Bezel and Marquee because i don't want them in the trailer with a change of possible damages..




The rest goes in the trailer   Tongue




It was a bit rainy this day, so i wrapped the tarp around it to protect it.
There is still some plaster leftovers on from the rebuilding of my house.  oppps




5 p.m. Time to start the trip home!




A little break at the gasstation, just to check if everything was still strapped and safe.
i dont want to loose the cab on the highway  Wink




Breda north, thats my Exit, almost home  Smiley








7:38 p.m. Safely arrived at home  Cool




Time to unload the cab, my friend helped me to unload it and bring the stuff into the house.




Time for a little inspection and put the parts back inside again.
you may ask why, but if you have children, then you know why  Cheesy
The locks where drilled already, so it was easy to open




I noticed that the T-moulding and wood surfaces on this cab are in better conditions than mine, so i decided to transplant all my CK stuff in this cab, that gives me 2 advantages; 1. better looking 2. the cab can go to my mother where i can transplant the stuff and then ditch the old CK so there is only one again in my mothers place....  or not.. and leave it there, its upstairs already then, and she will not bring it down  Cheesy oppps
We will see what happens.....




this label indicates that it was a Comidar before they converted it to Timepilot84
I think i will leave it there, this gives some soul to the cab   Tongue




Back of the cab is never looking nice with the zacc's if you ask me
poorly painted and looks dirty..




It looks like this machine made his money  Wink




Time Pilot 84 Original Konami PCB inside..
Anyone interested ? i don't need it...




After putting it back together, i fired it up.
Looks like there is a problem with the monitor..




this was also in the sellers place, so it was not due to my transporting
Looks like the blue is missing, although i see some purple wich comes from blue.
Or is that a matter of degaussing...
don't know, will test it on my CK, and see what it does.




In the coinbox i found some guilders, and i tried one to see if the coinmech is working.
i could not get the guilder in, something seems to have jammed the coinslot...
lets find out...




only 9 guilders where stuck in there  Cheesy
Now its working !




My wife asked me what i am going to do with this cab in the kitchen..




I said, well, the dog will guard it for the time beeing ..
After that i started to sing a great 80's song Grin



I will post again when there are developments  Wink


Statistics:
Breda - zoetermeer 72Km - 2 hours
Zoetermeer - zaandam 68 Km - 1 hour 15 minutes
Zaandam - Breda 145 Km - 2 hour 39 Minutes due to traffic jams..

Total time 6 hours 32 minutes
Total Km. 285

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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2011, 10:53:22 AM »

Maybe the monitor just needs to be degaussed, did you try that red button on the back of the cab?
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2011, 11:10:59 AM »

Maybe the monitor just needs to be degaussed, did you try that red button on the back of the cab?
ofcourse  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2011, 01:14:39 PM »

wow, etienne! what an effort for a fellow collector. bela must be dancing around in joy, let's hope the bezel arrives safely in the tropes hungary this time! thx for sharing, nice story Space Ace
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2011, 01:33:42 PM »

Hi Etienne,

Im interested in the board (Timepliot 84), if it's still available?

Great tripreport btw!!!

Regards,
Barry
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2011, 03:17:35 PM »

I count 14 guilders? nice find!!!!!!!!!! pacman Ghost Ghost Ghost Twisted Twisted
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2011, 03:19:02 PM »

The Zaccaria Bros are at it again! That's going to be a very nice Crazy Kong!
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2011, 03:44:07 PM »

Thanks everybody,

Hi Etienne,
Im interested in the board (Timepliot 84), if it's still available?
Great tripreport btw!!!
Regards,
Barry

Yes sir, its still here..
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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2011, 05:46:56 PM »

wow, etienne! what an effort for a fellow collector. bela must be dancing around in joy, let's hope the bezel arrives safely in the tropes hungary this time! thx for sharing, nice story Space Ace

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Great story, nice pictures... and Hail to the Zaccaria Glory  Wink

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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2011, 06:19:17 PM »

I just got home from skiing and the first thing I did, was reading this roadtrip report. Cheesy
I'm really dancing around in joy and sending my mega thanks for Etienne for picking it up. Wink
Great roadtrip, I didn't know you have a trailer btw., I thought it was the "kamikaze" style transport. Cool
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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2011, 07:20:02 PM »

Nice arcadestyle story  Space Ace Thanks Etienne Kiss
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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2011, 07:38:33 PM »

Thanks for the headline bruno !
cool banner !  Space Ace

@bela; Yes, i picked up that trailer without the "white" part, so basicly it was just a chassis with wheels  Roll Eyes
Long live Marktplaats ! , i got hold of that trailer for 10,-   Cheesy

And this was too far away and rainy to do a trip with the cab hanging half out of the back  Grin
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« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2011, 10:44:51 PM »

Best roadtrip name (and soundtrack) of the year so far  Grin
Etienne I'm tired of saying this out loud when I read your posts so I'm writing it down once for all: you're crazy (but GOOD crazy, don't get me wrong)... Space Ace Space Ace Space Ace
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« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2011, 11:56:43 PM »

I'm just wondering the possible history of this cab, originally it was Comidar (Amidar clone), now it has a Time Pilot pcb, Crazy Kong bezel and the cpo was disappeard.This baby didn't have an easeful life, but she is in the best hands by now. Wink
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« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2011, 07:54:22 AM »

well it was not totally selfless, i have profit of this too
the cab will be again transformed to crazy kong  Grin

So, the story continues here;

Time to slaughter this cab out  Twisted

My son discovered that it was not working anymore, and tried to put in a guilder and see if it works then  Tongue




Its not working dad !




Also its so dark inside..., hmm let me see what i can do about that...




Yes ! a flashlight will work dad !




I tried to explane to hime that i need to take it apart, and later he can play again with "the monkey" when we visit grandma.
he looked at me with a face like "dad you cannot do that!, its not good to destroy things"
but i already took my boxes for bits and pieces and this zacc needs to go under surgery..
(i did not call doctor MAD for this, but i think i can also perform the operation Grin)




First i removed carefully the precious bezel and marquee.
 



Both glass so i packed them straight into styrofoam bags and secure them.




Next Item, The board.




Halfway there  Cool




When i was doing shopping last week in my local Aldi, i found that there was a gas solder tool in offer.
I could ofcourse not resist to put it in my shopping wagon  Roll Eyes




Lets try my new tool to remove the wires from the coindoor.
That works like a charm !




Anybody in need for some wires  Grin




Marquee light fixture and board documentation.




Look dad, i found another coin !




Control panel..




Found some label in the bottom of the cab.
does anybody recognise it  Huh?




Cab empty, and parts in boxes..




Ready to transport this and donate it to my Crazy kong so he will have a nice cosy home  Cheesy




delivery pictures soon  Wink
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