First Arcade Machine


#1

So heres the story… I am pretty much the man at bartering… that being said I talked my way into a free cabinet. Now begins the problem… I know nada about arcade machines except I love playing them (and I would like to learn more about them) below our pictures of the insides… only thing I see wrong is the coin dispenser is trashed. Theres loose pieces everywhere… I am going to purchase a replacement pieces for the buttons, and stick. Also I would like to swap the PCB, but am unsure how to really :\ I would like to swap for a neo geo 150 in 1 card

I think I am just going to start simple… new stick buttons, marque. Than work my way for complicated

Any help is greatly appreciated.

I know some of you might be saying why take it if you know nothing? well hell free is free am I right?

:smiley:

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so thats basically the inside.

heres the exterior

http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/7677/39499157152921332113882.jpg

http://img191.imageshack.us/g/jdfkgkl.png/


#2

Nice grab for free man. Post some better pictures of the outside


#3

As long as it’s on a JAMMA harness, then swapping the Sony ZN-1 for a NeoGeo MVS should be a piece of cake.


#4

Ok i added some exterior pictures to original post. On the outside this thing is perfect I would say…

Would this coin door fit?

2-Coin Entry Over/Under Upstacker Validator Door

also do i need this in order to convert the Neo geo 150 in 1?

Arcade PCBs - SNK Neo Geo - NeoGeo SNK 1-Slot Motherboard model M1BBV - JAMMABOARDS.COM - JAMMA Coin-Op Arcade Game Parts - NeoGeo SNK 1-Slot Motherboard model M1BBV


#5

How did you talk your way into getting if for free? I’ve got to learn how to do that.


#6

Oh man… if its one thing I can do is talk :wink:

Basically I bullshit a bunch of people thinking noone owned it and ran away with all 400LBs of glory lol


#7

Ha! Was it just sitting around? I must learn.


#8

Yeah man It was on a Navy base upstairs all alone… One night I had a dream to start an arcade. It hit me that this cabinet would be a good starting place… I thought maybe I could run off with it for 200$. Alas Free!

i did alot of legwork to figure out the whole background of this damn thing. Turns out an arcade owned it, contracted it out to Navy. Went out of business 5 years ago leaving it so noone owns it


#9

Nice! The price was right for sure!
I love the roomy CP. Could use some TLC but definitely a keeper.
Nice catch. :tup:


#10

Yeah I already bought some of the basics


#11

Damn you’re lucky. I’ve always wanted to run my own arcade cab, and my answer for the “what would you do if you won the lottery?” question was always “Start a bad-ass arcade/comic shop.”


#12

I will post it once I fix it up some more


#13

What PCB was in there? Just get a 1-slot Neo MVS as it’s already JAMMA and you won’t have to rewire or anything.


#14

Marvel Superheroes (joystick and CPO) Overlay with Street Fighter EX marquee (possibly board), in an OG Mortal Kombat Cabinet with an oversized 4 player Control panel that’s either midway or konami. Quite the frankensteinien cab, but cool nonetheless.

Need more exterior pics that are less blurry.


#15

very nice. ex series brings back memories XP


#16

From the pics, it was a Sony ZN-1 for SF EX.