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Etienne MacGyver

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[Roadtrip] Time for another Zaccaria
« on: January 27, 2022, 08:31:30 PM »
Looking back a while, my last zacc pickup was published here 14 jan 2011 (https://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=2309.0).

Fast forward 11 years and one day, the date is 15 jan 2022. sjeez, time flies!  :o

As my "generic" spacestation zacc is now playable (https://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=7670.0)
and the 60 in 1 has been replaced by a vertical Pandora box, its time to look for a second zacc with a horizontal monitor.
I want to play also horizontal games, so i bought another pandora box but horizontal.
As a fan of the italian zacc's it has to be another zacc ofcourse.   ::)
Started to look for a zacc on marktplaats and only found rediculous prices  :-\, i stumbled upon this add which had some bids on it, but was never sold.
Made an offer to the seller and he declined :(
I replied to the seller that the offer i made was the max i wanted to spend and did not want to go higher, and tried to forget it and look further.
As the day went by, the seller contacted me and told me i could have it for the price i offered him, that was unexpected!
Perhaps he thought about it and also that it was sitting on marktplaats and it did not sell.
Anyway, lets take a look. It looks like a partly converted Fitter to Comidar by looking at the Bezel.




Oh wow, its even worse, both the marquee and bezel don't belong to this cabinet as it is a Pac and Paint !




Love the artwork with that Cat, it screams Zaccaria!  :spaceace:




Time to hit the road!
127 Km. One way, not too bad...  8)




Not too bad if disaster doesn't strike.. :?
Have not used my little trailer for a long time, and did not even check the tires after all that time..
When i stopped at the first gasstation for a warm cup of coffee, i looked at the trailer when exiting the car and noticed something weird... :roll:




My god  :o :o, i knew it was old, but did not expect this when driving away !
After calling around to some tireshops, i found one in my home town that had the size required.
Drove very carefully back from Tilburg to Breda over the least crowded roads that i could find and hoped for the best that the tire would hold it.




The problem was even bigger than expected, The rim was already bad when i got the trailer 15 years ago and there was a inner tube in the tire already
but at the point where the valve comes out, the metal was completely rotten away !  :o
15 years in the elements did not have a positive effect on my little trailer, time to look for a set of complete wheels i guess...  ::)




Anyway, dropped that piece of s#it back off at my place and rented a trailer..
Started the trip again and after some driving i arrived at the town where the seller resides.




I did not take any pictures at the seller, i removed the glass bezel and placed that safe in the car.
We loaded the cabinet in the trailer, tarped it up and i started the way back.
As the journey started much later than planned it was already becomming dark, and my stomage started to let me know that it was time to eat something.  :D
I stopped again at a gasstation and bought some sandwiches.




Back at home i unloaded the trailer and put the bezel back.
Time to examine the cabinet, we turned it on at the seller and he told me it was working when he put it storage.
There was life in the cabinet but the monitor showed a out of sync picture, but i could hear it play blind.
I don't know if its a simple problem with the monitor but will check that out another day.




Coindoor: Check! it needs some work, but that was expected.




Bezel: Check!, Its not a Pac and Paint, but it looks undamaged.




Marquee: Check! Same as the bezel, not a Pac and Paint, but it looks also undamaged, and yes, thats me on the picture.  ;D ;D




Hacked up controlpanel: Check! Some non original buttons but at least it has the zacc style "pain in your hands pin joystick".




Cardboard bezel: Check! Not a plain blackone but a space themed one, will swap that in my spacestation cabinet i think.  ::)




Backdoor and speaker grill: Check! No serial tag unfortunately, and the lock is drilled out, not a biggie. Will see if there is some other serial somewhere.




Monitor: Check! Hantarex MTC-900, has a sync problem, will figure that out later.




Powersupply: Check! In Working order.  :spaceace:




Cooling: Check! Zaccaria "industrial refrigurator style fan" present.  :D




Transformer assy: Check! Looks complete.




PCB: Check!  its a 60 in 1 and they hacked in a Jamma connector, will have to reverse that and make an adapter.




Coin PCB and Coincounter: No check, completely missing, i have these items in a box somewhere so not a problem.  8)
 




Damaged T moulding: Check! too bad, but what can you do, Zacc T moulding is difficult to find, does not bother me too much, its a battlescar.




C.P.P. (Control Panel Plexi): I looked everywhere, did not find one.  :D




Coinmechs: No check, completely missing along with the lights, switches and harness, oh well, may have some in a box, and if not, i can find them.




Coinbucket: Gone..  ;D




All in all a nice restore candidate, most of the stuff is there, it will live in front of my closet for now..




I was chatting with my girlfriend, and she suggested a very interesting idea. ::)
"Why you dont sell that big closet, the glasses you can put in your kitchen cabinets, and then you have a nice place to create a gamecorner"
So i sold the closet and its ready for pickup.




The closet left the building, time to clean some spiderwebs that where behind the closet.




After the cleaning session, i put the two zacc's in the "to be" gamecorner, Very happy with it!
Great idea honey, thanks!!  :-* :-*



Long day, but mission completed !
« Last Edit: January 27, 2022, 08:36:50 PM by Etienne MacGyver »

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Re: [Roadtrip] Time for another Zaccaria
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2022, 12:48:02 AM »
NICE! Super jealous over here. Not one, but two zacc multi cabs.

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Re: [Roadtrip] Time for another Zaccaria
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2022, 09:27:20 AM »
Nice to see you on the road again, especially for a Zacc! ;)
Looks like it is in good shape.

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Re: [Roadtrip] Time for another Zaccaria
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2022, 09:49:12 AM »
Great story:)

I have the missing Pac&Paint stuff for you;)

Do you need a coinbox, too?

Searching Zaccaria Stuff: Fiiter Marquee, Zaxxon CPO, JumpBug CPO or CPO Repro
next project: assemble Zaccaria Cocktail.

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Re: [Roadtrip] Time for another Zaccaria
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2022, 10:09:39 PM »
wow!!

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Re: [Roadtrip] Time for another Zaccaria
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2022, 10:20:58 AM »
Yeah, roadtrips are back!  :-*
Thanks Etienne for sharing it  :spaceace: :spaceace:
With all these Zac' cabs stories, I think I need one too! But I could start first with a Zaccaria ...Pinball!  :arrow: Robot  ::)

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Re: [Roadtrip] Time for another Zaccaria
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2022, 01:51:26 PM »
Hi,

Great to see that Arcade RT are still alive in 2022 :)

Nice looking machine.
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Re: [Roadtrip] Time for another Zaccaria
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2022, 08:34:52 PM »
Great story:)

I have the missing Pac&Paint stuff for you;)

Do you need a coinbox, too?



thats so cool, and thanks already,
Coinbox, would be nice ofcourse, lets see what i need and we will email about it ;)

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Re: [Roadtrip] Time for another Zaccaria
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2022, 01:40:34 PM »
Holly cow a road trip on DLF !

Great job   ;)
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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2022, 12:28:57 PM »
Great to see a road trip again! How sweet that your girlfriend suggest to you to remove the cabinet in favor of an arcade !

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Re: [Roadtrip] Time for another Zaccaria
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2022, 01:50:27 AM »
Hey Etienne, nice to see you are "back in the hobby"! :)
Great catch you have there! And a nice game corner too!

I have the Zaccaria sticker for the coin door by the way, in case you need one or two.
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Re: [Roadtrip] Time for another Zaccaria
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2022, 09:11:02 AM »
wonder who made that vector  :D :D

Vinyl or the Alu variant ?

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Re: [Roadtrip] Time for another Zaccaria
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2022, 10:25:37 AM »
Nice read Etienne, love those Zac cabs, maybe one day I will find some!

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Re: [Roadtrip] Time for another Zaccaria
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2022, 03:02:42 AM »
Nice pickup, always great to get another roadtrip story.

If you would ever consider letting that bezel go, as it goes with Fitter - I'm trying to piece one together here stateside.

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Re: [Roadtrip] Time for another Zaccaria
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2022, 08:47:27 AM »
Well, i will make this back to a Pac and Paint and have a pac and paint bezel and CP in the works, so i don't need the Fitter bezel.
Shipping glass to the US might be an issue though..