After consulting with a few people on the Vintage Computer list, I decided
I'm going to remove the connectors for the flat cable, and install 4 single
row pin headers and use two cut down IDE cables (using only one row of the
female on each end to replace them.
After beating my head against the wall at Mouser and Digi-Key, and finding
another place that had them had a $14.00 minimum order (I just placed an
order with them last week.) I thought to check eBay, and got 10 pcs of a 40
pin breakaway header for $3.89 with shipping. So, I'm in business.
Someone sent me a RAM test program, so I'm set there (though I have Super
Utility which also has one). I need to repair the door on the upper drive,
and assuming the RAM and Serial board both work, the Model III will be on
In parallel, I'll get my C64c reassembled, and tackle the JiffyDOS ROMs in
my 1541 drives.
After that, back to getting a working E/I for my "new" Model I. And then,
getting my original Model I working.