Help needed with an old old taito cab


#1

A freind of mine has a 1979 taito lunar rescue cocktail cabinet (i believe it’s the same as this). He wants to know if I can swap the board for a different game for him. I don’t really have experience with arcade boards but I am a qualified computer technician and pick up things like this pretty quickly. The question is Would I be able to put this board in that cabinet? I’m guessing at minimum I’d need to put a 4 way stick in instead of the 2 way stick that it has in it at the moment.

Any help at all would be appreciated


#2

You’d have to rewire the cabinet, that came out way before jamma…

Chad
www.lizardlick.com


#3

I thought that might be the case. How about the power supply and monitor would they need replacing aswell or should they be ok? what would I need to buy to rewire it? I’ve seen jamma harnesses is that all i need? also am I likely to have problems with the size/shape of the jamma board?

thanks!


#4

A cabinet that old will be using an isolation transformer to power the monitor… If it works, I would probably just leave that alone… Depending on your picture quality, you might want to cap it, or if it’s dead, you could always just replace it with a new lcd monitor…

If you’re going to rewire the cabinet to jamma, you might as well put a new switcher in there for the board… It will actually be easier than trying to hack into the old existing (and possibly flaky) power supply…

Here’s a quick shopping list for this project: board, switcher, quick connects for the buttons, test/service switches; spade connects for the switcher; molex connector (and pins) for monitor (video connection). I can’t remember how many buttons that game uses, you’ll want at least 2 per player for a 48-in-1… If you need some help with the harness, email me. We have done complete custom harnesses for customers in the past…

Thanks,

Chad
sales@lizardlick.com
www.lizardlick.com


#5

Awesome thanks for the help. The monitor and power supply in it are working perfectly as the machine is used on a regular basis in his pub. The only thing I was worried about with them is if they would actually be compatible with the newer gear. Also currently the controls on his cabinet only have a 1 player setup as 2 player lunar rescue is turn based. Would it be a must to install player 2 controls? I was hoping the only new controls I’d need to put in would be an extra button and maybe a 4 way stick since it only has a 2 way stick and 1 button.

I can get pictures of the power supply and monitor if it would help figure out what connectors and such I’d need on the harness.

Thanks again


#6

Those boards have a “cocktail” mode, so you would just need to make both sides 4-way, with 2 buttons… If you want to send pictures, it’s probably best to email them to me, we can continue this conversation that way if you still need help…

Chad
sales@lizardlick.com