1589Re: [Altair Computer Club] Re: 8800 on eBay
- Aug 15, 2008Steve wrote:
> It was built from a kit, so who knows what happened with the frontIt does look very good for a custom job. I'm guessing their original
> panel. I don't recall ever seeing a commercial one advertised in the
> magazines. It looks pretty good, but that paint job probably ruined
> the collector value- it will never sell for $3500. Also, there
> doesn't seem to be a top cover.
silkscreen faded. But if I had too I would have it painted in the
original layout --
> Was it IMSAI who used that kind of card guide?I have the original card guides in my IMSAI. It doesn't look anything
like this, just the common plastic guides you seem most everywhere.
> I know I've seen the 'plastic rod with slots cut in it' somewhere before, but not sureI've seen the same card guides in the ALTAIR at the March Museum in the
> where. Definitely not Altair. The builder must have been a hacker
> who got parts from multiple sources.
InfoAge Science Center. We were working with this several months ago
together with the owner who donated it to the museum. He said it was a
retrofit kit that was made back then by Processor Tech. It bought that
along with their VDM-1 video card which was also included in the donation.
> Among the 9 or 10 boards, I can only identify a MITS 2SIO, CPU-A, andIt does appear to be several 3rd party cards in there, judging from the
> 2K PROM (PMC).
pcb style and parts. It's hard to distinguish which kind from looking at
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