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  • #16
    http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Kaizen088/media/Chase%20HQ%20DX%20Motion/20150716_173403_zpsjnokhf8k.jpg.html][/URL]

    Job done.
    Prime and fill tomorrow, paint on Saturday.
    Last edited by Kaizen; 16 July 2015, 11:30 PM.
    Namco Starblade - Taito Cocktail 14" x 3, 20" x 2 - NZ SI PtII Upright - Chase HQ DX, Taito Top Speed - Taito Grand Champion - Taito Safari - LAI SI Head to Head Cocktail - SI Cocktail Clone x 2, Pong Clone x 3

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    • #17
      Look what I just found on YouTube...







      Namco Starblade - Taito Cocktail 14" x 3, 20" x 2 - NZ SI PtII Upright - Chase HQ DX, Taito Top Speed - Taito Grand Champion - Taito Safari - LAI SI Head to Head Cocktail - SI Cocktail Clone x 2, Pong Clone x 3

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      • #18
        For a moment I thought that was your machine in the videos!

        It's great to see that someone else has tackled the exact same restoration.

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        • #19
          Yeah definitely, ive alredy gotten a few good ideas from the clips and will try to get in contact with him.
          If any of the roms are shot there's a chance he could dump them for me.
          I like the black paint job as well.
          Namco Starblade - Taito Cocktail 14" x 3, 20" x 2 - NZ SI PtII Upright - Chase HQ DX, Taito Top Speed - Taito Grand Champion - Taito Safari - LAI SI Head to Head Cocktail - SI Cocktail Clone x 2, Pong Clone x 3

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          • #20
            I manged to find some spare time late last night so I set about swapping all the ROMs from the original board that was corroded to another Chase HQ DX board that had standard ROMs in it.
            Once cleaned and reassembled I plugged it in and it fired up the video is fine but there's no sound.
            I've double checked the pinout which I believe is correct and tested the speaker at the board so I'll have to do a bit more investigating.



            I finished prepping the top of the base today and will get it painted on the weekend.

            The tube and chassis have been cleaned and I'll get to testing that as well.
            Last edited by Kaizen; 29 April 2017, 02:04 PM.
            Namco Starblade - Taito Cocktail 14" x 3, 20" x 2 - NZ SI PtII Upright - Chase HQ DX, Taito Top Speed - Taito Grand Champion - Taito Safari - LAI SI Head to Head Cocktail - SI Cocktail Clone x 2, Pong Clone x 3

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            • #21
              Not a lot of progress this week with short days and cold weather.
              I primed and painted the base section today and started refitting some of the parts.


              http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Kaizen088/media/Chase%20HQ%20DX%20Motion/20150802_214004_zpsyzrhrjkq.jpg.html][/URL]

              http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Kaizen088/media/Chase%20HQ%20DX%20Motion/20150802_213940_zpsfzaiqb80.jpg.html][/URL]

              All going well I should be ready to plug in and test the whole thing next weekend.
              Namco Starblade - Taito Cocktail 14" x 3, 20" x 2 - NZ SI PtII Upright - Chase HQ DX, Taito Top Speed - Taito Grand Champion - Taito Safari - LAI SI Head to Head Cocktail - SI Cocktail Clone x 2, Pong Clone x 3

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              • #22
                I finished work early yesterday and got in a solid 6 hours work on the cab.
                There was a heap of small jobs that needed doing like removing broken bolts, replacing rusted bolts, wiring repairs etc.
                Gotta love the quality crimp job done with bull nose pliers.

                http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Kaizen088/media/Chase%20HQ%20DX%20Motion/20150806_181010_zpsvx0dthd8.jpg.html][/URL]

                Wires have now been soldered.

                http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Kaizen088/media/Chase%20HQ%20DX%20Motion/20150806_190320_zpsuvmkofx5.jpg.html][/URL]

                http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Kaizen088/media/Chase%20HQ%20DX%20Motion/20150806_210853_zpsvwrvpuwm.jpg.html][/URL]


                http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Kaizen088/media/Chase%20HQ%20DX%20Motion/20150806_210813_zpslp91yixo.jpg.html][/URL]

                http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Kaizen088/media/Chase%20HQ%20DX%20Motion/20150806_211809_zpsba4q9gjv.jpg.html][/URL]

                http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Kaizen088/media/Chase%20HQ%20DX%20Motion/20150806_211845_zpsm7cs7sye.jpg.html][/URL]

                http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Kaizen088/media/Chase%20HQ%20DX%20Motion/20150806_230220_zps0s0kirwm.jpg.html][/URL]

                Both halves of the base section are now together.

                I'll now turn my attention to the rest of the wiring harness, power supply and PCB's etc.
                Last edited by Kaizen; 7 August 2015, 11:07 AM.
                Namco Starblade - Taito Cocktail 14" x 3, 20" x 2 - NZ SI PtII Upright - Chase HQ DX, Taito Top Speed - Taito Grand Champion - Taito Safari - LAI SI Head to Head Cocktail - SI Cocktail Clone x 2, Pong Clone x 3

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                • #23
                  I tested the PCB the other night so it went back in its cage and installed in place.

                  http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Kaizen088/media/Chase%20HQ%20DX%20Motion/20150807_215510_zpsbug80dqe.jpg.html][/URL]

                  The wiring on the top has been sorted with all boards cleaned, installed and connected.

                  http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Kaizen088/media/Chase%20HQ%20DX%20Motion/20150808_172746_zpsq1hydfpi.jpg.html][/URL]

                  A new 50 pin ribbon cable made up.
                  There were a few cut wires that needed repairing and the 12v regulator board for the motor controller driver board had to be rewired and mounted.

                  The monitor and control panel fitted.

                  http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Kaizen088/media/Chase%20HQ%20DX%20Motion/20150808_172829_zpshhqt38lo.jpg.html][/URL]

                  http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Kaizen088/media/Chase%20HQ%20DX%20Motion/20150808_172803_zpsbwgxp49y.jpg.html][/URL]

                  The original speaker was rotted so I fitted a used speaker from a cab I parted out.

                  http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Kaizen088/media/Chase%20HQ%20DX%20Motion/20150808_201319_zpsfdhvcl6w.jpg.html][/URL]

                  http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Kaizen088/media/Chase%20HQ%20DX%20Motion/20150808_201324_zpsz6w9eezb.jpg.html][/URL]


                  With the cab top section completed I started to look at how I could lift the top section on and off without needing top bug other people to give me a hand to lift it.
                  I decided to sling the front from the overhead support beam using ratchet straps and rest the rear on a table frame which sits just above the base section.

                  http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Kaizen088/media/Chase%20HQ%20DX%20Motion/20150808_201358_zpsnesozjpo.jpg.html][/URL]

                  http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Kaizen088/media/Chase%20HQ%20DX%20Motion/20150808_201440_zps2ktavf7l.jpg.html][/URL]

                  I straighten the pins for the rollers (above right) tomorrow.
                  Namco Starblade - Taito Cocktail 14" x 3, 20" x 2 - NZ SI PtII Upright - Chase HQ DX, Taito Top Speed - Taito Grand Champion - Taito Safari - LAI SI Head to Head Cocktail - SI Cocktail Clone x 2, Pong Clone x 3

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                  • #24
                    Well after putting 30 hours into this thing since Friday afternoon I finally got to the stage where all wiring had been checked and repaired where necessary. All wiring checked again.
                    I switched the power on and BAM!

                    Namco Starblade - Taito Cocktail 14" x 3, 20" x 2 - NZ SI PtII Upright - Chase HQ DX, Taito Top Speed - Taito Grand Champion - Taito Safari - LAI SI Head to Head Cocktail - SI Cocktail Clone x 2, Pong Clone x 3

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                    • #25
                      Awesome work! How are you going with the getting the drive logic board to run

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                      • #26
                        That's the next big challenge, the brake release switches are working and the boards seem to be working/powering up.
                        I'll get to work on it once I've sorted out the broken rod ends and ball joints that connect the car to the base section.
                        Namco Starblade - Taito Cocktail 14" x 3, 20" x 2 - NZ SI PtII Upright - Chase HQ DX, Taito Top Speed - Taito Grand Champion - Taito Safari - LAI SI Head to Head Cocktail - SI Cocktail Clone x 2, Pong Clone x 3

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                        • #27
                          I really need to get in contact with this fella...
                          I'll do some tests tonight to determine where there is/n't power through the motor controller boards.





                          I changed Dipswitch A1 to on and it now checks motor cpu.
                          It comes up with 'Motor CPU Stop Error'...
                          Last edited by Kaizen; 10 August 2015, 10:37 PM.
                          Namco Starblade - Taito Cocktail 14" x 3, 20" x 2 - NZ SI PtII Upright - Chase HQ DX, Taito Top Speed - Taito Grand Champion - Taito Safari - LAI SI Head to Head Cocktail - SI Cocktail Clone x 2, Pong Clone x 3

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                          • #28
                            I spent the last 10 hours troubleshooting the Motor fault.
                            First I started by tracing the 40v drive motor power supply and all checked okay (44.4v) where it should be so I turned my attention to the servo motor driver boards.
                            The horizontal board 5A fuse had blown but the Vertical (15A) wasn't blown when I picked up the cab, my guess is that this was the original fault that caused the cab stop a decade ago.
                            When I first powered the cab up it blew both fuses on the 40v supply on each servo board.
                            With brake released on the vertical motor it took a little force to turn it by hand, once it started moving it freed up instantly so I'm hoping that the seized motor was all that was causing the 15A fuse to blow, it's common for the brake friction plates to hold when not used and or been wet.
                            Focusing on the Horizontal board I checked the MOSFET Transistors as these often blow on Electric Forklifts (similar electrics).
                            One of the MOSFET's was shorted between S & G, I removed it from the board and confirmed it was faulty.
                            Altronics have them so I'll see if they're open tomorrow/today (Ekka Show Public Holiday).
                            This would definitely have blown the fuse so I'll replace all 4 on the board and retest.
                            I've ordered some replacement opto's from RS so they'll arrive in the next day or so as well.
                            I'm pretty happy with the progress being made, I've now logged over 50 hours labour on the beast.
                            It'll be well worth the effort to get it fully working.
                            Namco Starblade - Taito Cocktail 14" x 3, 20" x 2 - NZ SI PtII Upright - Chase HQ DX, Taito Top Speed - Taito Grand Champion - Taito Safari - LAI SI Head to Head Cocktail - SI Cocktail Clone x 2, Pong Clone x 3

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                            • #29
                              http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/Kaizen088/media/Chase%20HQ%20DX%20Motion/20150812_125052_zpsmifrjsdo.jpg.html][/URL]

                              I just picked up the 4 new MOSFET Transistors for the Horizontal Servo Motor Controller, I'll fit them shortly.
                              I also found these home security LED strobes in red and blue so I grabbed a pair of these. They light up when you have caught up to the bad guys car in the game.
                              Namco Starblade - Taito Cocktail 14" x 3, 20" x 2 - NZ SI PtII Upright - Chase HQ DX, Taito Top Speed - Taito Grand Champion - Taito Safari - LAI SI Head to Head Cocktail - SI Cocktail Clone x 2, Pong Clone x 3

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                              • #30
                                Cant wait to see this baby up and running
                                The best action is wrist action!!!!!!

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