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    Posted: 12 May 2013 at 9:39pm
Hey all,

I just picked this cab up from an ebay win today, I was looking a cheap cab to JAMMA up, but I'm feeling this should be cleaned up and kept original. Even if that is Bootleg original? I don't know anything about subelectro, The reverse of the marquee shows it was a Subelectro Scorpio, weather that was  the original game or just what was used I don't know.

Can anyone confirm the PCB is a hunchback? Photos are clickable. I've had a quick look but cannot see a similar board photo on the web. Its seems to have a big audio amp and a G07 Monitor.

A mouse had been living in the cab for some time and has eaten a fair bit of cable and the bottom of the chipboard cab is rotten from damp or mouse piss.

I'm in two minds about what to do as I already have a handfull of projects to be getting on with. What d'ya think?

Cheers, Mart.


In the back of the car before being unloaded at home


Paper instructions and an official License sticker 


PCB. Is this a Hunchback board?


A fairly popular game going by the coin counters


Greeted by this when the rear door came off.




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You sure like to pick the difficult projects Wink
Hmmm...it IS a good game, but it needs more cowboys...
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Bazfish mint.
Had to get that in. I'd be interested in buying the pcb if it is hunchback and you don't want it.
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Milky: All I wanted was a cheap cab to Jamma up :) I do remember Hunchback on the 8bit computers don't remember it in the arcades.

I saw the pcb on crazy Kong . mine looks like it was home made.
 
My board does have Subelectro 034 screened onto it. will sort out sm better photos tomorrow.
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its the sub electro hack as far as im aware!

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The PCB is an 'official' Galaxian hack.
Look at the playpack (black block in the Z80 socket) and it should have
'CENTURY ELECTRONICS ©1983 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED'
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Yep, Hunchback was a century playpack so that's def. a Hunchback.
 
Weren't they ALL bootleg's? I didn't think there was such a thing as an original PCB, just conversions for Galaxian and Scramble?
 
I'm more interested in what a Subelectro Scorpio was (since I've owned Subelectro stuff in the past)? I'm going with a guess of Scramble.
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I thought there were versions of Hunchback for Galaxians, Scramble and CVS hardware (at least). The PlayPack is the security widget. Seems you have a Century kit applied to a Subelectro Galaxians-series board.
Not strictly a booty since it has the official PlayPack in it :)
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Originally posted by guddler guddler wrote:

Weren't they ALL bootleg's? I didn't think there was such a thing as an original PCB, just conversions for Galaxian and Scramble?
 
It was initially released on the dedicated CVS hardware.
I still have one around here somewhere.
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Thanks for all the pointers so far Smile

Originally posted by guddler guddler wrote:

I'm more interested in what a Subelectro Scorpio was (since I've owned Subelectro stuff in the past)? I'm going with a guess of Scramble.

Here's a photo with the marquee cleaned up.



It had a light coat of paint with the Hunchback stickers put over the top.


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Well I know the cab had some rot, after moving it around the garage to make some space one side of the base gave way.

Flipping it onto it's back and removing some rubber matting I was presented with this:

Rotten Chipboard at its best!

The was only one thing for it. It had to be removed, so out came the jigsaw and hand saw and below is where things currently stand.

Most of the rotten chipboard is gone

I still have more wood to chop away from the left side, I think I will probably make a complete new base section and fix it onto what remains of the existing cab. I'm making this all up as I go so any suggestions on how to complete the bottom section would be welcome.

Cheers, Mart.
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I seem to have turned this thread into a resto so mods feel free to move it it you like.

With a long weekend ahead and good weather forecast, I decided to try and get the Subelectro cab back on its feet and get rid of all the remaining rotten chipboard. I was pretty much a case of using a jigsaw to cut away the damage then reconstructing the cab using new wood. 


I also primed and painted the new section of cab, sanded and sprayed the marquee holder and metal control panel, coupled with starting to put components back into the cab.


 Photos below. Enjoy :)


Completely rebuilt base of cab
Primed and ready for top coat
I decided on dark brown as the colour instead of the usual black

 

Mains transformer and monitor being reinstalled

 

Marquee section complete, cpo sitting loose. I also fitted some new rubber matting at the base of the cab which was originally there.

I'm pretty damn happy with the results so far. The G07 monitor fired up which was a bonus to say the least. I couldn't get my test board to sync up correctly but I'm sure that was more to do with me rushing to test it with loose wiring than it being an actual fault. I also made an adapter to Jamma for the Hunchback board that was in the cab which I fired up on my test rig.


Hopefully in my next post, the cab will be pretty much complete, with controls reassembled, and with any luck I'll have decided which game/s will run in the cab.


Regards, Mart

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Looking really good! Thumbs UpFeeling guilty now that I pissed the weekend away doing nothing
Hmmm...it IS a good game, but it needs more cowboys...
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