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 ๐Ÿ‘

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.

OutRun Restoration Project by Ray Barley (Aus)

Ray picked up an Australian LAI OutRun cabinet this year when he saw it on Gumtree going cheap. Here’s some pictures of the condition when he picked it up.

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As you can see the whole machine needed a good clean, the side art was shot and some of the features like the screen bezel and steering wheel emblem need work.

Several months later Ray sent me these photo and I was amazed at the transformation.

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It’s great to see a good clean upright LAI with the red side panels , front coin and pedal surround variation, there’s definitely not many left around.

OutRun Restoration Project by Dave Penfold (UK)

If your looking for an Outrun restoration project here’s the benchmark!
Check out the Facebook page of Dave Penfold and his OutRun Restoration Page

On the page you find Dave’s love for OutRun goes beyond a lot of fans. Not only does he want to restore the machine to mint condition, he wants to go a little beyond the original.

All of the working parts, inner wire harnesses etc have been either cleaned or replaced with NOS or chromed.
This machine looks to be an OutRun fans dream.
Here’s a few of my favorite photos, but check out his Facebook page for the OutRun restoration journey.

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Beautiful chrome pedals and foot surrounds and new floor matting.

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Steering assembly fully stripped,cleaned and replaced where needed.

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The steering wheel has been covered in leather and professional hand stitched.

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The cabinet has been sanded down and professionally painted, new decals and treated coin door.

Good luck with the rest of the project Dave, I can’t wait to see the finished OutRun restoration project, awesome work!