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Re: A Nintendo Red Tent - My First Original Cab
« Reply #40 on: July 11, 2021, 09:59:15 pm »
Wow! Those are beautiful!

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Re: A Nintendo Red Tent - My First Original Cab
« Reply #41 on: July 12, 2021, 04:04:54 am »
Beautiful!  :cheers:

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Re: A Nintendo Red Tent - My First Original Cab
« Reply #42 on: July 12, 2021, 04:59:37 am »
Beginning to look like they will turn out nicer than when they were new.

Outstanding effort.
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Re: A Nintendo Red Tent - My First Original Cab
« Reply #43 on: July 13, 2021, 11:30:43 am »

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Re: A Nintendo Red Tent - My First Original Cab
« Reply #44 on: July 17, 2021, 02:48:47 am »
So are you going to assemble this thing or leave us all with blue balls?  :afro:

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Re: A Nintendo Red Tent - My First Original Cab
« Reply #45 on: July 22, 2021, 02:14:07 pm »
So are you going to assemble this thing or leave us all with blue balls?  :afro:

I'd love to and will...waiting on an order from Mike's Arcade for a couple little things mine is missing. And with his fire, my order keeps getting delayed. I've been told "soon" though.

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Re: A Nintendo Red Tent - My First Original Cab
« Reply #46 on: July 22, 2021, 04:57:31 pm »
That looks fantastic!  Better than new.

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Re: A Nintendo Red Tent - My First Original Cab
« Reply #47 on: August 29, 2021, 09:38:26 pm »
Got a real update today fella. Was able to finally complete my Mike's Arcade order so finally started re-assembly. Didn't get super far but progress is progress. I also printed and cut out all the instruction cards for the games I have games for. More to come later this week!

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Re: A Nintendo Red Tent - My First Original Cab
« Reply #48 on: August 29, 2021, 09:41:58 pm »
Looking fantastic! Can't wait to see the finished product.

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Re: A Nintendo Red Tent - My First Original Cab
« Reply #49 on: August 30, 2021, 12:05:34 pm »
This thread is my happy place.

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Re: A Nintendo Red Tent - My First Original Cab
« Reply #50 on: August 31, 2021, 01:16:39 am »
This thread is my happy place.

Have to agree.

Thie restore is awesome.
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Re: A Nintendo Red Tent - My First Original Cab
« Reply #51 on: August 31, 2021, 05:58:44 pm »
This thread is my happy place.

I've seen your work, so I'm taking this as pretty high praise. Thanks Mike! It has been fun.

Small update today, got the hardware installed on one hood - lining up these coin mech chutes to work consistently is a b*tch. I can't imagine being an operator back in the day and relying on these things. Anyway, it's looking good.
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Re: A Nintendo Red Tent - My First Original Cab
« Reply #52 on: September 01, 2021, 11:34:33 am »
Holy ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- that looks incredible.  You are taking the restoration to the next level.

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Re: A Nintendo Red Tent - My First Original Cab
« Reply #53 on: September 02, 2021, 09:46:29 am »
Yeah that looks like it rolled off the showroom floor.   :applaud:

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Re: A Nintendo Red Tent - My First Original Cab
« Reply #54 on: September 02, 2021, 12:18:49 pm »
Quick update this morning. Got some of the electronics in, like power supply and power cord. The new power cord is a bit shorter than the old but in much better shape. Decided to use a rubber grommet to hold it in, instead of the original plastic strain relief. Much easier to take in and out now - but a little less protected too. Started putting the harness back too, and decided to mark all the connectors with either an M or S (sub or main side) because boy-howdy is it confusing where everything goes when there's two of everything. Continuity test and the original schematics helped me line everything up though.


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Re: A Nintendo Red Tent - My First Original Cab
« Reply #55 on: September 02, 2021, 03:36:08 pm »
that some sweet powder coating

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Re: A Nintendo Red Tent - My First Original Cab
« Reply #56 on: September 03, 2021, 03:50:36 am »
Thats coming together real nice!
Great Job :)

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Re: A Nintendo Red Tent - My First Original Cab
« Reply #57 on: September 03, 2021, 02:20:03 pm »
Probably gonna do a couple posts today. Just finished assembling control panel #2. This is the better of the two panels - using all new switches and buttons. I also needed 4 more "tall" button spacers - mine was missing them. The manual has the dimensions right there and it's an easy shape, so I 3D modeled them quick and printed out. Boom - free spacers. You can see them in the first picture and I'm linking to it on thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4948693

Not sure how much it matters but I'm following the manual to the specs on these. Using the roller switches on the select buttons and flat on A/B.

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Re: A Nintendo Red Tent - My First Original Cab
« Reply #58 on: September 03, 2021, 09:03:21 pm »
Last post today - Got the second hood assembled so I could attach both hoods back to their hinges. got the coin buckets and locks assembled. Attached control panels. Took a couple sexy pictures of the machine all assembled (at least cosmetically). Everything but the monitors is wired up. I almost put those in too, but wouldn't you believe it, one is acting a little funky so going to mess with it a bit outside the machine. Hopefully final pics coming soon!

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Re: A Nintendo Red Tent - My First Original Cab
« Reply #59 on: September 03, 2021, 09:37:57 pm »
Id be very happy if that were mine .   :applaud:

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Re: A Nintendo Red Tent - My First Original Cab
« Reply #60 on: September 04, 2021, 08:41:00 am »
I don't know anything about them - but I know good work when I see it.  Well executed.  :applaud:
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Re: A Nintendo Red Tent - My First Original Cab
« Reply #61 on: September 04, 2021, 09:34:28 am »
They had one of those in one of the Pizza Hut's near me when I was a kid.


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Re: A Nintendo Red Tent - My First Original Cab
« Reply #62 on: September 04, 2021, 12:56:59 pm »
They had one of those in one of the Pizza Hut's near me when I was a kid.

Yeah, my pizza hut did too. Would have been the early 90's for me. I think it only ever had Excitebike in it. We only went a couple times a year and I'd get 4 quarters to try my luck.

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Re: A Nintendo Red Tent - My First Original Cab
« Reply #63 on: September 04, 2021, 03:19:43 pm »
Man that turned out nice.   Even though I normally loathe Nintendo cabs with a passion I'd give my left arm for one of those.  I'd probably put a better joystick in it though.  ;)

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Re: A Nintendo Red Tent - My First Original Cab
« Reply #64 on: September 04, 2021, 05:55:29 pm »
They had one of those in one of the Pizza Hut's near me when I was a kid.

Yeah, my pizza hut did too. Would have been the early 90's for me. I think it only ever had Excitebike in it. We only went a couple times a year and I'd get 4 quarters to try my luck.
Excitebike here too.

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Re: A Nintendo Red Tent - My First Original Cab
« Reply #65 on: September 24, 2021, 06:12:53 pm »
Final post for now, here she is running! I couldn't help taking a photo with it. I need to do some tweaking of the coin mechs, they only register every third or fourth time but other than that all is well.

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Re: A Nintendo Red Tent - My First Original Cab
« Reply #66 on: September 24, 2021, 10:05:01 pm »
Beautifully done. Congrats. Great machine to have. I am jealous.

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Re: A Nintendo Red Tent - My First Original Cab
« Reply #67 on: September 25, 2021, 06:29:30 am »
Dude. Seriously. Nice ---smurfing--- job.

Come out to my place and help me with some of my stuff.

I pay with beer, homemade pizza, and an arcade to play in.

That is a great restore on a machine that is difficult to restore.

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Re: A Nintendo Red Tent - My First Original Cab
« Reply #68 on: September 25, 2021, 08:05:59 am »
Great work.  Really well done.   :applaud:
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Re: A Nintendo Red Tent - My First Original Cab
« Reply #69 on: September 26, 2021, 03:44:25 pm »
Sexy.  :cheers:

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Re: A Nintendo Red Tent - My First Original Cab
« Reply #70 on: September 27, 2021, 11:02:28 pm »
Man, that is gorgeous.

Proof that patience and skill pays off.
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Re: A Nintendo Red Tent - My First Original Cab
« Reply #71 on: September 28, 2021, 10:03:30 am »
That is so outstanding.  You really should be proud of it.   :applaud:

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Re: A Nintendo Red Tent - My First Original Cab
« Reply #72 on: October 12, 2021, 04:37:47 pm »
Damn.  Impressive work on this restoration.  It looks brand new!    :cheers:

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Re: A Nintendo Red Tent - My First Original Cab
« Reply #73 on: October 18, 2021, 08:51:35 pm »
Thanks all for the nice words! Been playing a bunch of tetris on it so far. Waiting to have friends over to give 4 player tennis a try. For people interested, made a super brief video tour.


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« Reply #74 on: October 19, 2021, 07:43:14 am »
Thanks all for the nice words! Been playing a bunch of tetris on it so far. Waiting to have friends over to give 4 player tennis a try. For people interested, made a super brief video tour.


Are we close enough friends yet that we could play some 2 player head to head tennis?  :D My brother and I used to play teams on the NES and we always wanted to play each other where we could both play from this side of the net, if you get what I mean.

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Re: A Nintendo Red Tent - My First Original Cab
« Reply #75 on: October 20, 2021, 09:38:51 am »
Thanks all for the nice words! Been playing a bunch of tetris on it so far. Waiting to have friends over to give 4 player tennis a try. For people interested, made a super brief video tour.

It's beautiful. Clearly a labor of love and it shows - can't say enough good things about it.   :cheers: