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DKong
29th January 2008, 09:55 PM
Well picked up the bohemeth Championship Sprint cab today $70.00, just under two cartons of beer, but will most likely take a ship load more to get running.
From Rollerballs thread http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php?t=11687&highlight=atari+sprint
Man he was right this thing weighs a tonne.
So here are the first opening shots, I'm sure this beast had its own eco system going on inside
Start with the insides
The power supply WTF is that black pebbly crap, didn't want to examine to much and was sucked into vacuum sphere (that after photo later)
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd199/DKongAA/CSAtari1restore1.jpg



A close up, this badboy has some surface cancer, we have to operate and not a minute to soon :)
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd199/DKongAA/CSAtarirestore2.jpg

More filth

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd199/DKongAA/CSAtarirestore4.jpg

The PCB looks cleanish phew, but seems to be missing some roms:(
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd199/DKongAA/CSAtarirestore3.jpg


Destined for our own Foot :unsure ;)
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd199/DKongAA/CSAtarirestore5.jpg

the further we dig the more grime we find, sound board caked in crap
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd199/DKongAA/CSAtarirestore6.jpg

Thu neck yoke is busted, and there are funny worm like lines on the tube, are worms living in the tube and shitting black balls :unsure:lol

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd199/DKongAA/CSAtarirestore7.jpg

Oh yeah the missing plastic, no not the Pinball IJ one :) but the one used to hold the second steering wheel in place, found behind control panel
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd199/DKongAA/CSAtarirestore8.jpg

Made a start today, should look a lot tidier in the next photos

GIBO
29th January 2008, 10:01 PM
Good score ,now the fun begins

Johns-Arcade
29th January 2008, 10:02 PM
Nice pick up! Keep us posted on any progress made.

Regards,

Johns-Arcade.

stu
29th January 2008, 10:14 PM
Dkong, i still have a spare CPU board here from my machine....those chips aren't missing they are suppose to be blank.... ;) There should be two missing in the row of chips.

Roxbury
29th January 2008, 10:20 PM
Ah yes it is a labour of love really. I reckon if you restore something from poor condition, you end up appreciating it a lot more.

Davefjedi
30th January 2008, 07:13 AM
Yep when finished you will have to have a Taswegian meet
may have to row over there to have a game:evil

GameDude
30th January 2008, 08:24 AM
Nice find.
Whenever a tube suffers sudden decompression the phospher often falls off leaving the little worm shapes, if you see this on a tube its history for sure.

Shock_And_Awe
30th January 2008, 08:27 AM
Nice work DKong. I love that game! Can you get repro artwork for the cab and control panel?

DKong
30th January 2008, 08:54 AM
Thanks for the comments and advice everyone :)


Dkong, i still have a spare CPU board here from my machine....those chips aren't missing they are suppose to be blank.... ;) There should be two missing in the row of chips.

Good news, thats a relief.


Yep when finished you will have to have a Taswegian meet
may have to row over there to have a game:evil

hmm there's a thought


Nice work DKong. I love that game! Can you get repro artwork for the cab and control panel?

I have no idea, would be interested to know though

DKong
30th January 2008, 10:39 PM
Did a bit of cleaning, not to bad under all that crud

Under control panel

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd199/DKongAA/CSAtariunderCP.jpg


Soundboard and behind coin slot, cleaned the PCB with Isopropyl, bought a few new stainless screws $1.20 spent so far

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd199/DKongAA/CSAtarirestore9.jpg

The top with a lot of cleaning, brown seen in grill is not rust but the naked chipboard, Authentication stickers intact.

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd199/DKongAA/CSatarirestore10.jpg

Haven't really touched this section but adding the before shot, the chipboard at the bottom two corners , next to the foot pedals are poor. I think this section unbolts so will make it easier to work on/rebuild if thats the case

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd199/DKongAA/CSatarirestore11.jpg

Cleaned a wheel tonight, and stoked to find the steering housing which was broken available as NOS, this was making the wheel sit in limbo.

Before

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd199/DKongAA/csatarirestore12.jpg

After, Pinball cleaning products/tips are useful, Never dull metal polish will get some autosol and maybe redo, plus novus for plastics

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd199/DKongAA/CSAtarirestore13.jpg

I also might have a NOS Control Panel overlay lined up, heres hoping. I will be able to strip the whole CP and bring it up light new :D

shooter
30th January 2008, 10:48 PM
you are an inspiration to us all! :) I just wish i had the money and the space to do this more :P or to finally start mine hehe

DKong
30th January 2008, 10:54 PM
you are an inspiration to us all! :) I just wish i had the money and the space to do this more :P or to finally start mine hehe
Cheers
The inspiration comes from this site;) $71.20 spent so far, the new steering housing and CP overlay will double that :rolleyes. and a new monitor will run it up a fair bit more (at least it should last a while)
I think its more a time factor with these sort of things nearly two hours on one steering wheel, cleaning polishing, polishing

Space whats that I need more room :lol

DKong
31st January 2008, 10:07 PM
Cleaned the Power supply section and inside today, didn't go overboard but looks a hell of a lot better. Scrubbed the bottom with a scotchbrite (was going to sand but CBF :lol) Sprayed a coat of Triple thick left over from a Pin project to get rid of the "not Arcade smell"(think it was Rat piss:unsure and gained a quick buzz:033:
Still under $5.00 spent so far, hours spent about 10 but loving the work:)

Does anyone know what the yellow wire from the stepdown transformer (2nd photo) should be connected to. It was like this when I received it.

Also can a mod change the title to Championship instead of Champoinship it makes me feel like a mushroom ship :)

No need to repaint in here, original service sheet still intact :)

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd199/DKongAA/CSatarirestore16.jpg

A couple of rust spots still on the PS frame, the camera tells no lies. Maybe get chromed or replaced if the rest works out. Still a lot better than before.

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd199/DKongAA/CSatarirestore15.jpg

The overall inside.

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd199/DKongAA/CSAtarirestore14.jpg

comments welcome :)

GEMINI
31st January 2008, 10:27 PM
nice and original
great to see

DKong
31st January 2008, 10:40 PM
nice and original
great to see

Quite surpised myself to see what a bit of TLC can do, I think keeping it original is important:). Just think this cab was destined for the tip in a few days as the guy who bought it for $45.00 could not get it to run (busted monitor yoke) like its going to work like that :rolleyes
He said he hooked a power cord up and the lights worked on the coin door, just hope he didn't change plugs around on the PSU :o

Seems the game only requires 5volts, no 12volts needed, and the sound board runs off the 110 volt stepdown I think.

Hey rollerball I need a photo of your PS in the bottom of the cab (the whole section would be cool) or are you to busy spinning wheels :)

David_AVD
31st January 2008, 11:25 PM
Does anyone know what the yellow wire from the stepdown transformer (2nd photo) should be connected to. It was like this when I received it.
It's only a guess, but the tranny may be 240V with a tapping for 120V. If that's the case, the yellow wire should stay unconnected (and insulated!) for 240V operation. The switchmode power supply is probably universal input. (90V - 250V)

DKong
31st January 2008, 11:40 PM
It's only a guess, but the tranny may be 240V with a tapping for 120V. If that's the case, the yellow wire should stay unconnected (and insulated!) for 240V operation. The switchmode power supply is probably universal input. (90V - 250V)


Makes sense and there is nowhere in close proximity for it to be connected except the mains adapter.

Thanks David AVD :) Always good to bounce stuff off other people:)

Roxbury
1st February 2008, 08:40 AM
Wow thats coming along really well already. I really need to get my current cocktail restores moving so I can go find myself some sort of dedicated cab to nurture back to good health.

Crafty
1st February 2008, 09:36 AM
Nice, it's amazing how as you put it "TLC" brings a cabinet back to life..

Keep up the photo's...:D

DKong
5th February 2008, 09:17 PM
Hit a bit of a brick wall with the monitor, spoke to Joey at http://www.jomac.net.au/ and unfortunately there is no med res chassis (25K) available for 19" TV tubes.
So I have two options fork out big bucks for a Triple Res Wei-ya 19" from http://www.cashbox.com.au/ (have not confirmed price yet) or put in a 59cm or maybe 63cm TV tube and use Joey's Universal chassis. They should both fit, the 59 cm will fit better, does anyone think it will ruin the overall restore or maybe enhance the game using a bigger tube. I think it may be better? The only butchering I will have to do is the monitor surround bezel or maybe fabricate another and keep the originial:unsure
The 59 cm will fit nicely and would look good as the cabinet is fairly large

Suggestions most welcome here

So to get my mind of bloody monitors I started on the accelerator pedals :)

This is them pulled straight from the game
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd199/DKongAA/CSAtarirestore17.jpg

Inside view not to bad all intact left foot pedal is cracked in seam but seems strong enough for now
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd199/DKongAA/CSAtarirestore18.jpg

The rod that holds them together yeah Tassie is great :badgrin (funny the full headline reads Tassies great home squeeze "rising home prices")
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd199/DKongAA/CSatarirestore19.jpg

The Foot pedals getting the undercoat after sanding (by hand:cry) got to love my backyarders spraybooth, made in 10 minutes :lol Hail the Backyarders ( think I'm damn high from the fumes! Bonus)
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd199/DKongAA/CSAtarirestore20.jpg

And a back yarders spraying booth would not be complete without a BY'ers drying rack :lol

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd199/DKongAA/CSAtarirestore21.jpg
Cleaned up the internal parts of the pedals, as much as I am going to, who TF looks down there anyway:D Sprayed a coat of Matt black (maybe should of gone gloss:unsure) but too full of fumes to touch anymore:lol
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd199/DKongAA/CSAtarirestore22.jpg

Just need to source some "no slip stick on stuff" its like sandpaper for the pedals should be a Bunning's job I think

Comments and suggestions welcome

DKong
5th February 2008, 09:20 PM
Edit have a NOS CPO on the way and steering housing, both together cost more than the cabinet in whole:o and also found some guy who has reproduced the Atari Games system 2 artwork but for $70.00 US + $40.00 shipping I think I will stick with the original for now, it will be jammed between a few cabs anyway. How much can you spend on an Atari Sprint FFS, and I still don't know if the board works yet. Might have to to hook it to my dual res monitor on another cabinet:unsure Once Rollerball sends me some photo's I need;)

GIBO
5th February 2008, 09:38 PM
I would hate to ruin your paint job but that crack probably should of been ground back and welded also try saturn black instead of matt apart from that its coming along great,I dont think the larger tube will look out of place in such a big cab

DKong
5th February 2008, 09:57 PM
I would hate to ruin your paint job but that crack probably should of been ground back and welded also try saturn black instead of matt apart from that its coming along great,I dont think the larger tube will look out of place in such a big cab

Thats cool. I was thinking that for the crack in the pedal, might even go ahead this week and get it done, just got board today and decided to tidy it up but that crack annoyed me :) simple weld and grind should be cheap enough for a local, no drama with the paint as only done one light top coat.
Thanks for the advice mate!

DKong
8th February 2008, 04:46 PM
A couple of pics of finished foot pedal assembly

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd199/DKongAA/CSatarirestore23.jpg

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd199/DKongAA/CSAtarirestore24.jpg

Shock_And_Awe
8th February 2008, 05:01 PM
wow that is just awesome!! Top job mate! It's like new!

I was talking with 4ur-amusement (Troy) maybe a year ago when he had a Super Sprint he was thinking about selling. He said he had upgraded the 19" monitor to a 26" and it was heaps better. He also said something about ball bearings in the steering wheels that made them spin "forever".
IMO it's an awesome game and well worth the time and $$s. I spent an hour or so on a Championship Sprint with ZXR at the Canberra Pinball Faith night.....hmm what a great night that was:lol

Gav
8th February 2008, 05:10 PM
Looking great, I love these restoration threads! Keep up the good work, will keep watching with baited breath.:)

GIBO
8th February 2008, 05:16 PM
Pedals came up awesome:023:

Johns-Arcade
8th February 2008, 05:51 PM
Nice job DKong, keep the up-dates coming :)

Regards,

Johns-Arcade.

dmworking247
8th February 2008, 05:58 PM
Those pedals are a work of art, well done.

I want your cab (not the work) :)

The Pinny Parlour
8th February 2008, 09:27 PM
Geees. Nice work there. :o

DKong
9th February 2008, 12:51 PM
Thanks for the comments guys. :)
I cheaped out on the non-slip material, the only stuff I could find was self adhesive step stuff. Its wasn't wide enough and $33.00 for a 2metre roll:o, so I bought a sheet of 80 grit wet/dry sandpaper ($1.40) and used some Bostick Multi Bond (ideal for metal, paper etc) $3.29.
Looks and feels the part :D

Yeah Shock and Awe, looks like no alternative but to go the bigger monitor. Cashbox http://www.cashbox.com.au/parts.php apparently stock the 19" med res monitors but still waiting for a price(expecting big dollars with postage). Whereas a 59cm TV or bigger with a dual res from Jomac shoud be under $300.00.

Also still debating if I should redo the side art, I have sourced the white and black vinyl locally at a reasonable price, but the "Atari Games" sticker is going to end up costing $100+ US inc postage.

Shock_And_Awe
9th February 2008, 01:00 PM
the sand paper looks good on the pedals but if it doesn't wear right you can always get skateboard deck grip which would do the trick. I haven't ridden a skateboard in a few years now :D but as a kid I remember getting some from a surf shop cheaply.

DKong
9th February 2008, 01:07 PM
the sand paper looks good on the pedals but if it doesn't wear right you can always get skateboard deck grip which would do the trick. I haven't ridden a skateboard in a few years now :D but as a kid I remember getting some from a surf shop cheaply.

Agh I didn't think of that, great suggestion. Thanks!

hamish_nz
11th February 2008, 06:33 AM
Nice. fresh and minty

Jomac
12th February 2008, 12:45 AM
Thanks for the comments guys. :)
I cheaped out on the non-slip material, the only stuff I could find was self adhesive step stuff. Its wasn't wide enough and $33.00 for a 2metre roll:o, so I bought a sheet of 80 grit wet/dry sandpaper ($1.40) and used some Bostick Multi Bond (ideal for metal, paper etc) $3.29.
Looks and feels the part :D

Yeah Shock and Awe, looks like no alternative but to go the bigger monitor. Cashbox http://www.cashbox.com.au/parts.php apparently stock the 19" med res monitors but still waiting for a price(expecting big dollars with postage). Whereas a 59cm TV or bigger with a dual res from Jomac shoud be under $300.00.

Also still debating if I should redo the side art, I have sourced the white and black vinyl locally at a reasonable price, but the "Atari Games" sticker is going to end up costing $100+ US inc postage.

Mate just scored a good 59cm Tube , also have a nice bezel so it will look sweet if you go this way :)

DKong
12th February 2008, 09:00 AM
Mate just scored a good 59cm Tube , also have a nice bezel so it will look sweet if you go this way :)

Cheers Joey, what would postage and cost be for the tube and dual res chassis. There's a Phillips 59cm TV at Cashies down here at the moment for $70.00 I was going to buy it, if its an appropriate tube. Just weighing up costs :)
Defiantly want the bezel though.
PM me prices if you like or I will give you a phone call later today.

Thanks mate!

mamejay
12th February 2008, 11:17 AM
Hi Guys,
I picked up a championship sprint last year. It was working when I got it but sometimes the cars would got a bit screwy. I suspected the ram at the time. Now the machine fires up but I do not get the game running. Only get a coloured strobing screen. Any ideas or anyone who knows how to fix this? Awesome work on the pedals. I started working on mine. I had the same idea. Where did you get the replacement CP from?

DKong
12th February 2008, 12:51 PM
Hi Guys,
I picked up a championship sprint last year. It was working when I got it but sometimes the cars would got a bit screwy. I suspected the ram at the time. Now the machine fires up but I do not get the game running. Only get a coloured strobing screen. Any ideas or anyone who knows how to fix this? Awesome work on the pedals. I started working on mine. I had the same idea. Where did you get the replacement CP from?

I am still waiting for it but found this place which has quite a few NOS bits and pieces

http://www.usamusement.com/nos_list.html

narf_
12th February 2008, 10:34 PM
hey dk

found that wheel its different but the pcb ect looks the same

DKong
12th February 2008, 11:11 PM
hey dk

found that wheel its different but the pcb ect looks the same

Backslapping thanks! :lol I think I have one in the mail, if its a sham will talk to you, but thanks Bunbury boy, when I get over there to visit the rel's we will have to catch up

narf_
12th February 2008, 11:26 PM
not a problem will have to meet

im planning the smallest shed with the largest amount of stuff display

ill hang on the wheel for you

DKong
19th February 2008, 11:51 PM
not a problem will have to meet

im planning the smallest shed with the largest amount of stuff display

ill hang on the wheel for you

Yes mate, The Steering wheel housing arrived and its the right one :)
The CPO arrived and well words don't do it justice, it said championship sprint overlay NOS, no graphics( I thought OK I could live without the writing) but take a look for yourself WTF is this some test print for the colours :unsure
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd199/DKongAA/CSoverlay.jpg

Even the blue and red are on the wrong side, looks like Silverchairs latest album cover:lol oh well will stick to the original just glad I didn't rip it off before it arrived

On a brighter note have the 59cm monitor installed (tight fit) and made a simple Horizontal, Vertical circuit(74LS00 chip) to get one sync ( thanks Joey from Jomac) Joey was a great help on the phone cheers mate, as this is a 25k res game and the tube had some obscure wiring.

I can't test the PCB till I get a transformer that will give me 12vac (hi) 12vac(lo) and 18vac. looking at the schematics the pcb gets 15v from the soundboard so will need this..Anyone??
So tomorrow I'm going to hook the monitor up to another cab to test it on 15k

Shock_And_Awe
21st February 2008, 08:50 PM
man what a shame about that CP overlay! Was it from a reputable seller? Did you see pics beforehand? Did you pay on credit card?
Great about the monitor....bigger is always better!!!:D
I would love one of these cabs, I've been looking out for one for ages now.

dmworking247
5th March 2008, 08:41 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ATARI-CHAMPIONSHIP-SPRINT_W0QQitemZ130201740139QQihZ003QQcategoryZ394 5QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Another one going in perth in a few hours.

dracer
12th March 2008, 05:37 PM
what a bargain, shame it was in perth...

mamejay
22nd November 2010, 09:25 PM
Sorry to bring up a very old thread but I was wondering DK did you end up finishing the Sprint?

Womble helped me get mine started and i have already started pulling the pedals apart and going to do the whole spray thing on them as you did.

Would love to see how it turned out.
My monitor bezel is a bit screwed and was thinking of trying to make up a new one from black cardboard. Anyone made one up before?

wingtipvortex
22nd November 2010, 09:30 PM
Think Ben sold it a while back mate.

DKong
23rd November 2010, 09:47 AM
Sorry to bring up a very old thread but I was wondering DK did you end up finishing the Sprint?

Womble helped me get mine started and i have already started pulling the pedals apart and going to do the whole spray thing on them as you did.

Would love to see how it turned out.
My monitor bezel is a bit screwed and was thinking of trying to make up a new one from black cardboard. Anyone made one up before?


Think Ben sold it a while back mate.

Yes sold it, went to Victoria, was a shame really , I had everything right( new monitor chassis etc) except the Atari PS kept blowing fuses, couldn't get any help on it so hit a brick wall basically.
I ended getting my money back + some, but would of loved to get that PS working.

Good luck with yours mamejay, the pedals etc looked great when when repainted and cleaned up:cry

mamejay
23rd November 2010, 10:46 AM
Cool Dk.
Why did you not replace the PS with another one? My cabinet actually has a standard arcade PS and not the original one so I suspect sometime in its life it also died.

I am planning on sandblasting all metal parts such as the pedal assemblies, monitor bezel and marquee frames and the steering column's and then getting them powered coated black.

Should make it look pretty sweet!!
Think I will start a new thread with my escapades.

Was playing the machine last night. Such a cool game!

DKong
23rd November 2010, 11:37 AM
Cool Dk.
Why did you not replace the PS with another one? My cabinet actually has a standard arcade PS and not the original one so I suspect sometime in its life it also died.

I am planning on sandblasting all metal parts such as the pedal assemblies, monitor bezel and marquee frames and the steering column's and then getting them powered coated black.

Should make it look pretty sweet!!
Think I will start a new thread with my escapades.

Was playing the machine last night. Such a cool game!


Actually meant the ISO transformer , sorry. Had a lot of strange voltages not common