LAI OutRun Restoration Update 7

Lots has been going on with OutRun restore over the last month or so and it’s not just me sticking a screwdriver into my finger so here goes……..

It’s take about 4 weeks to put in the wire harnesses and repair damaged ones. Several wires in the machine had been twisted together and taped. So all of these were remade with new wire and some new connectors were also required as pins broke trying to remove them.


Everything now pretty much in place. No more tape on the monitor wires, monitor isolator. I also fixed up the eight 5v power cables to the PCB.


Next the control panel was re installed. Since this pic below everything has been greased too with will miniseries wear but also makes the mechanical parts quieter when moving.


I’ve bought 2 new coin mechs and the back plate and pedals have been sent off to be chromed


A new LED light has been wired to the AC power box and then after 13 months of restore I finally turned it on.


Some adjustments were made to the monitor and then all electrical parts were checked. No sound was coming from the machine so after a few days of investigation I found both speakers were shot. Will need to pick some up soon.

So here’s a few pics of the machine with some work still to do which includes installing –

Brake

Coin mechs

Monitor Bezel

Control Panel Bezel

New Speakers




One or two more updates to completion 👍

LAI SEGA OutRun Restoration Update 5

3 months have gone by since my last restoration update when I had the side art printed but there’s been plenty going on in the background so here goes….

More work and time has been put into repairing the cabinet, I’m finally happy with it and it’s painted ready for the side art. This is planned to be applied in the next few weeks.

3 locks have been fitted and all doors are repaired. Foot plates have been polished up too. 

The steering mech has had further assembly and this has now been fitted to the freshly painted wooden control panel.


More updates soon …

LAI OutRun Restoration Artwork

Today I’ve received from a graphic designer redrawn side art for the OutRun resto project. As it was for just for personal use and not for business he did the work for free, so thank you Alfonso, top man.

Originally I was given totally redrawn side art from an OutRun buddy called David in the UK. He had paid to have it painstakingly recreated after not being happy with the poor mirrored side art you can pick up online.

  

The Australian machine has a curved section at the rear of the cab whereas the uk version goes straight down. I took photos and measurements of the curve and had the artwork modified. (Above you can see a curved area now at the rear just above the road)

The Australian machine also has the manufacturers logo on the side art so I had this added too like the original. You can see this below in the photo (Just below the seagul)

  
I plan to get the artwork printed out in April.

Please note- as this artwork was gift and had been expensively recreated and paid for by a friend in the UK plus modifications have been carried out in good will not to sell it I have been asked not to share it or have it reprinted. I respect this request so please do not contact me to get a copy, request a print or request to pay me for a set as I wont do this or answer requests on the subject.

SEGA OutRun LAI Restore

Tonight I’ve managed to hit a milestone and complete the restore of the steering  mechanics of my Australian OutRun machine.

On and off its taken 3 months from start to finish, jet washing, cleaning, polishing, researching, ordering parts, more polishing and greasing.

Looking back to what it was originally like is quite an eye opener now, the effort, moskito bites and sweat has paid off.

   
    
 

Happy 29th Birthday OutRun

Today was a strange day. 2 weeks ago a friend made me aware of an Australian OutRun machine for sale in Melbourne Victoria. I’ve been looking out for a machine for several years and they are few and far between in Australia. 

Today I finally became the owner of a Leisure and Allied Industries licences SEGA OutRun and it happen to fall on OutRun’s 29th Birthday. How weird!

  
This is going to probably be a long term project to get the machine how I want it. I will use this Blog to document the challenge and restoration of the machine so it will hopefully help others who want to do a machine in the future. I am excited to study this Australian version and share the differences from an OutRun that came from my original country England.

LEGO SEGA Mini Creations

Today I have come across a great LEGO project that  user SPACEYSMOKE created and has uploaded to the LEGO IDEAS website. 

He has recreated 3 great SEGA games from the past …….

OutRun



Space Harrier



THunderblade



Not only has he done a great job of these he’s also included a Yu Suzuki Minifig (falls to the floor in disbelief ) pure genius!!!



Having created a working LEGO OutRun Deluxe I know this project has taken a lot of effort to do and to also proffesionally upload it to LEGO Ideas has taken time and dedication. 

Even though this kind of project is very specific to a fan of Yu Suzuki / SEGA arcade games please support this guy and let see how many supporters it can gain. 10000 will get it to view stage.



Recent OutRun pick up

Just thought I would share my recent OutRun item that I picked up at Auction.
It’s a 1986 SEGA game card from the 24th Amusement Show in Japan.
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This show was where SEGA first showed OutRun to the press and public and the card could be dispensed from a vending machine and used from credits within the SEGA stand.

Here’s a write up from a while back HERE