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Arcade King
23rd July 2009, 06:49 PM
Man wanted one of these like forever! my fav game of its type :D

Look forward to getting it going.


Big thanks to Steptoe for shipping it up to me and thanks to nick2214 for helping me pick it up on his lunch break ;)

23rd July 2009, 07:15 PM
Woohoo, cool game, even better with unlimited credits :023:

23rd July 2009, 07:18 PM
Never played the Arcade version, had it in the Amiga and was one of my favorite games.

Must kick but with that setup...

If you ever ever sell it, me 1st dibs :D

23rd July 2009, 08:20 PM
man i use to rule this game!!! get it ready for teh mega meet mate :D

23rd July 2009, 08:55 PM
looks heavy

Mickey Juice
23rd July 2009, 09:04 PM
Nice duct-tape! That original? ;)

Arcade King
23rd July 2009, 09:41 PM
Yeah NOS ;)

Made up a harness to test the game boards. 2 came with the cab and I've had one lying around in the cupboard for a few yers me good old mate Turbo Tom gave me.
Ones with the cab=phoobah but the one in the cupboard works! woohoo. Hopefully the sound is ok too.

I'll do some top and bottom board swapping to see if any of the non working game top or bottom boards are ok.
Lots of PAL chips on this game :( Be sweet if the monitor worked I could take it to Stuba meet.

23rd July 2009, 10:01 PM
Nice pickup there AK, its one on my wanted list too, which is one less out there for me to find:cry

23rd July 2009, 10:30 PM
:cool: And you can still hold me to the bits, as they are still sitting there, on hold for you!

23rd July 2009, 10:47 PM
Even though lately, BYOAC has been pissing me off, some threads are still good ;) Artwork as well on this one!


23rd July 2009, 10:54 PM
looks heavy

Its a behemoth of a cab"huge" bigger then sydney 2000 :p

Arcade King
26th July 2009, 04:56 PM
Progress update :D

Fixed up the Kortek chassis that was in the cab (found a couple of dry joints) and fired the game up.
Screen was a bit on the dark side and I couldn't get the vertical size small enough. Had a chat to Jomac who so kindly informed me the chassis was in fact for a 25" screen and was surprised it didnt blow up :D meh good enough for testing purposes until he sends me out the right one to suit a 26" Zenith tube.


Took a bit of fiddling but I finally figured out how to get into the test. Basically nothing worked except the nitro buttons and the Blue accelerator pedal, all steering wheels did nothing.

Pulling out the Steering opto boards its wasnt hard to see why.


Machine must have been stored somewhere damp every PCB the tracks were badly corroded topside look new though.



After some track repair work all 3 steering wheels now work :D


Found the bottom of the cab pulls out for easy servicing :)


This is the red player pedal, you can see the pedal cog isnt even on the pot cog, a bit of adjustment and shes all good.


Middle one will need a new pot. Somebody has tried using a cap to bodge fix it but its not working.


Kids playing :) What an awesome game.

Things to do.

Good clean inside and out.
Replace faulty POT for the middle pedal.
install correct chassis. Tube is good thank god, nice and clear with all colour bright.
Try to salvage the 2 boards that came with it, they are in pretty bad shape though.
Pretty happy with my progress so far kids are playing it even now I can't wait to play it with them.

If anybody can help me with the pot its a 5 Kohm and the shaft is approx 42mm from the end of the thread and the shaft is completely cylindrical. maybe somebody has an old pedal assembly somewhere?


Big thanks to Savage for his help :)

26th July 2009, 06:01 PM
Well seeing you have yours going I should snavel the cab down here for my own;)

26th July 2009, 06:47 PM
This game and Championship Sprint are both awesome - I put so much money into these as a kid.

Trav - didn't you already have a 2 player version and sell it or was that a different game?

Arcade King
26th July 2009, 06:50 PM
That was Badlands mate which is the last of the Super Sprint series.


No where near as fun as Super Offroad :D

26th July 2009, 07:20 PM
Excellent pick up, and glad to see it up and running :D. So many fond memories of this game from when I was younger. Would be excellent if it did make it to Stuba's for the meet

26th July 2009, 07:31 PM
Trav, old style (24mm diameter) pots are getting harder to get these days. I did find this (http://www.altronics.com.au/index.asp?area=item&id=R2164) wire wound one, but not cheap.

Would it matter if the shaft was a conventional D type? I think you will have a hard time finding a general purpose one with a round shaft.

EDIT: I found one (http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Detail&name=43C15K-ND) with a round shaft. Pity about the price!

EDIT 2: I found a 4.7K one with 50mm plastic D shaft for about $7. LMK if you want me to get one/some.

EDIT 3: Would you believe Jaycar sells a metal D shaft one (http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=RP3508) too for less than $3! (shaft only 38mm though)

Arcade King
26th July 2009, 08:03 PM
maybe i could bodge something up with the 50mm one David? can you get me one pls asap :) I might try to get this cab ready for Stu's meet.

26th July 2009, 08:32 PM
No problem. I should have one by mid week for you.

Arcade King
27th July 2009, 07:28 PM
cheers David.

27th July 2009, 08:59 PM
Great game,better than champ sprint hands down,though got bored of both machines after a year and sold both for $140 each:)got my money back which was good.