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Area 51: Site 4
« on: August 30, 2018, 01:31:49 pm »
So I have finally got to pick up the Area 51 cab :)

Which means I now have my first original arcade cab :)

So its not a orignal A51, Its a PAC cab that has been converted, Everything works except the marquee light and I cant get the coin door open at the moment but I will work on that!
The bodywork is not bad really but has quite a few small chunks missing, The T molding is knackered and the CP perspex is shattered and needs replacing. Ime not keen on the grey though so I am thinking I may re-cover it with black vinyl or something then add some artwork on ime not really sure atm. So even though its not that bad I still have a fair bit to do with it really.

I wont really be doing anything on it for a while as the wedding is draining all my useable funds and ime still trying to scrape enough to come see you crazy bunch at zapcon for our honeymoon :p

So I guess this is a notice of works for a resto project atm so dont expect any updates for quite some time :p

Anyways heres a pic for now, Ile get some more up later once I have some better light to work with.




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Re: Area 51: Site 4
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2018, 02:23:47 pm »
Anyone got any suggestions on how to bypass one of these coin doors?



Locks been drilled out as you can see but the ---smurfette--- aint moving lmao

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Re: Area 51: Site 4
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2018, 02:24:43 pm »
Dynamite.

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Re: Area 51: Site 4
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2018, 02:41:35 pm »
Dynamite.

Thinking something slightly less destructive lmao

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Re: Area 51: Site 4
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2018, 03:03:52 pm »
Do what my wife hates and go through the back door?
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Re: Area 51: Site 4
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2018, 03:07:15 pm »
She hates going through your back door?

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Re: Area 51: Site 4
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2018, 03:37:31 pm »
Do what my wife hates and go through the back door?

Did consider drilling through the back from the service door but it looks like its a big steel box at the back?
Hard to tell tbh.

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Re: Area 51: Site 4
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2018, 03:39:34 pm »
Few more pics:





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Re: Area 51: Site 4
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2018, 03:39:57 pm »

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Re: Area 51: Site 4
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2018, 03:59:56 pm »
now upgrade the roms and drive to an Area 51/Maximum force combo
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Re: Area 51: Site 4
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2018, 04:10:33 pm »
now upgrade the roms and drive to an Area 51/Maximum force combo

Funny you say that.....

When I brought it I was told it was a A51 & Max force duo. But its defo 51 site 4. But they guys sure I can change a dip to make it boot max force? Didnt know that was a thing tbh but ile have a tinker at some point.

As for my coin door prob I defo cant go in from the back, Theres a large steel coin collector in the way  :cry:
Also means I can go from the top as I wouldn't be able to get my hand down the back to get to the nut so I need to get the door open somehow....

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Re: Area 51: Site 4
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2018, 05:33:59 pm »
Congrats on your first real cab. If you make it to Zapcon we have to sit down to a few good pints. I will even wait until it warms up to room temperature.

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Re: Area 51: Site 4
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2018, 06:02:08 pm »
Congrats on your first real cab. If you make it to Zapcon we have to sit down to a few good pints. I will even wait until it warms up to room temperature.

Defo, But I like my beer cold!

The Germans like it warm I think?

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Re: Area 51: Site 4
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2018, 06:18:12 pm »
It must be just an Irish thing.

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Re: Area 51: Site 4
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2018, 06:25:55 pm »
Or I have bad Intel.

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Re: Area 51: Site 4
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2018, 07:49:15 pm »
Or I have bad Intel.

Yeah think you need a more reliable source lol

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Re: Area 51: Site 4
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2018, 08:13:37 pm »
I had a friend in college who spent 2 weeks over there and talked about the warm unfiltered beer he loved so much. :dunno

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Re: Area 51: Site 4
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2018, 08:15:54 pm »
 I plan on crossing the Atlantic some time in the next couple of years. I want to take my kids to the UK and to Rome.

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Re: Area 51: Site 4
« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2018, 09:09:45 pm »
I plan on crossing the Atlantic some time in the next couple of years. I want to take my kids to the UK and to Rome.

Sod the UK ide go to Rome!

But if you ever do come over give me a shout and Ile take you for a proper pint lol

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Area 51: Site 4
« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2018, 06:24:15 am »
Little update for this morning.....

I broke into that damn coin door!

This sucker is proper heavy duty with 6mm thick steel plate door and a 10mm thick spring loaded deadbolt at the back!



No permanent damage done so ime happy!
Now I can actually see the back it would of been easy to throw it over by wedging a angled o ring pick or something in the teeth to throw it over but I couldn't see or feel that before [emoji14]
But if anyone else ever comes across one of these monsters in the future you will know haha.
Anyways lock replaced and refitted the door.



Also found out why the marquee light doesn’t work - Its not there! LOL so think my next task will be to nab a small light fitting from work and wire it into the cabs mains.
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Re: Area 51: Site 4
« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2018, 06:35:50 am »
Dynamite would have been faster, but I guess your way works too.

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Re: Area 51: Site 4
« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2018, 09:02:40 am »
Whatever you do Titch don't get rid of that sticker above the coin door.  It adds so much character.

Malenko - Might I suggest taking off your shoes when you are going in the back door?  Then you might get back door because of your back door etiquette.

And remember pints should only be drank from the type of pint glass pictured below.  Not one of the american atrocities.


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Re: Area 51: Site 4
« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2018, 09:42:31 am »
Whatever you do Titch don't get rid of that sticker above the coin door.  It adds so much character.

Malenko - Might I suggest taking off your shoes when you are going in the back door?  Then you might get back door because of your back door etiquette.

And remember pints should only be drank from the type of pint glass pictured below.  Not one of the american atrocities.



Nah planing on keeping that.
Want to keep the character as much as possible.

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Re: Area 51: Site 4
« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2018, 10:26:51 am »
shoes come off at the door, she IS Chinese
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Re: Area 51: Site 4
« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2018, 10:45:31 am »
shoes come off at the door, she IS Chinese

Well if she is Chinese the next time you two are being intimate just yell "HERE COMES GENGHIS KHAN!" and slip it in.

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Re: Area 51: Site 4
« Reply #25 on: August 31, 2018, 02:11:51 pm »
Whatever you do Titch don't get rid of that sticker above the coin door.  It adds so much character.

Malenko - Might I suggest taking off your shoes when you are going in the back door?  Then you might get back door because of your back door etiquette.

And remember pints should only be drank from the type of pint glass pictured below.  Not one of the american atrocities.



lightweights need a handle to hold their clear beer.

I prefer my homebrew IPA's to be ice cold and a little cloudy.



bah! I can brew beer but can't seem to post a picture of it from imgur on my phone.
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carry on.
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Re: Area 51: Site 4
« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2018, 02:20:13 pm »
shoes come off at the door, she IS Chinese

Well if she is Chinese the next time you two are being intimate just yell "HERE COMES GENGHIS KHAN!" and slip it in.

genghis khan is actually a very different act according to the urban dictionary. :censored:

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Re: Area 51: Site 4
« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2018, 08:16:19 am »
Small update for the day, New marquee light installed.

I opted for a 12” LED fitting to drop between the speakers.

It gives of a good light but think I need to get a reflector behind it to throw the light into the corners a bit more.


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Re: Area 51: Site 4
« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2018, 01:33:31 pm »
I read the Marquee as Area 51 Shite 4  >:D >:D

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Re: Area 51: Site 4
« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2018, 01:58:00 pm »
I read the Marquee as Area 51 Shite 4  >:D >:D

Think you may need glasses  :lol :lol

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Re: Area 51: Site 4
« Reply #30 on: September 04, 2018, 09:16:44 am »
Think you may need glasses  :lol :lol

Pretty sure I saw a post with Drnick wearing glasses...so....

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Re: Area 51: Site 4
« Reply #31 on: September 04, 2018, 09:35:15 am »
Think you may need glasses  :lol :lol

Pretty sure I saw a post with Drnick wearing glasses...so....

Should of gone to specsavers.... :p

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Re: Area 51: Site 4
« Reply #32 on: September 10, 2018, 01:44:24 pm »
I get my hearing aids from Specsavers and my glasses from boots,  am I doing it wrong :)

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Re: Area 51: Site 4
« Reply #33 on: September 10, 2018, 03:04:37 pm »
I get my hearing aids from Specsavers and my glasses from boots,  am I doing it wrong :)

Thats the one lol

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Re: Area 51: Site 4
« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2018, 08:38:42 am »
Small update for the day, The HDD has now been swapped out!

I originally intended on using the CF flash method as I mentioned before, However turns out that Site 4 does not play nice with CF cards so that went out of the window.
I next looked into IDE SD card readers which are reported to work as long as they have a certain chip set, Which of course is now obsolete and unobtainable....

SOOOOO

After some more digging a Guy over on the KLOV had used a IDE to SATA adapter and used a SATA SSD module to install the game on,
So I tracked the bits down on Ebay and for the pricely sum of around £15 got the adapter and a 16gb module (Which are tiny!) and everything is now working great without the damn HDD whirling!

Incase anyone is interested in doing the same in the future the adapter was just a standard IDE/SATA adapter and the module was a Apacer 16GB MLC SATA Module.


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Re: Area 51: Site 4
« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2018, 08:42:46 am »
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Re: Area 51: Site 4
« Reply #36 on: September 14, 2018, 11:05:25 am »
Small update for the day, The HDD has now been swapped out!

I originally intended on using the CF flash method as I mentioned before, However turns out that Site 4 does not play nice with CF cards so that went out of the window.
I next looked into IDE SD card readers which are reported to work as long as they have a certain chip set, Which of course is now obsolete and unobtainable....

SOOOOO

After some more digging a Guy over on the KLOV had used a IDE to SATA adapter and used a SATA SSD module to install the game on,
So I tracked the bits down on Ebay and for the pricely sum of around £15 got the adapter and a 16gb module (Which are tiny!) and everything is now working great without the damn HDD whirling!

Incase anyone is interested in doing the same in the future the adapter was just a standard IDE/SATA adapter and the module was a Apacer 16GB MLC SATA Module.

hows about pictures, details, and product links so I can do the same thing to my A51/MF
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Re: Area 51: Site 4
« Reply #37 on: September 14, 2018, 11:16:10 am »
Small update for the day, The HDD has now been swapped out!

I originally intended on using the CF flash method as I mentioned before, However turns out that Site 4 does not play nice with CF cards so that went out of the window.
I next looked into IDE SD card readers which are reported to work as long as they have a certain chip set, Which of course is now obsolete and unobtainable....

SOOOOO

After some more digging a Guy over on the KLOV had used a IDE to SATA adapter and used a SATA SSD module to install the game on,
So I tracked the bits down on Ebay and for the pricely sum of around £15 got the adapter and a 16gb module (Which are tiny!) and everything is now working great without the damn HDD whirling!

Incase anyone is interested in doing the same in the future the adapter was just a standard IDE/SATA adapter and the module was a Apacer 16GB MLC SATA Module.

hows about pictures, details, and product links so I can do the same thing to my A51/MF

You can use a IDE to CF adapter on 51 MF.
Its just the site 4 board thats a awkward mofo!

I never took any pics before plugging it in (not much point now its so small its lost in there!)

But heres some links:

Adapter:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F221012878864

SSD module:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F132677710159

But you can use one of these on 51 mf:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F302792109072



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Area 51: Site 4
« Reply #38 on: September 15, 2018, 06:32:23 am »
Was cleaning behind the glass this morning which gave me a better view of the HDD bit so here is the module installed (now fixed in place to the wood)


  
 

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