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Anonymous
March 10, 2005 6:18:00 PM

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Recently, I had to cart a Pac Man cabinet to my place. I once acquired
an empty Tempest cabinet in trade from Mark Spaeth. He was able to
somehow fit it in his hatchback. (I remember how surprised I was when
he opened up the hatchback door, and there it was.) That, of course,
got the gears turning. And in this hobby, you don't let anything stand
in your way. So, recently, I drove down to Scott's place
(http://www.agelessarcade.com) to pick up the Pac Man cab. I got some
measurements off the web, made sure it would fit. Somehow, with Scott's
help, we got it in there.

The end result was hilarious and I made it home. It was a bit drafty,
and hearing the cars zoom by on the highway freaked me out a bit.
Fortunately, Scott had a ratchet strap I could borrow, and the Prius has
plenty of tie down brackets inside the car. Thought you all would enjoy
the picture.

http://girasoli.org/?p=37

Tony

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Anonymous
March 10, 2005 6:18:01 PM

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Now there is something only a true addict would attempt. :) 

You need some serious help... Then again, don't we all? :) 

Bill

> Recently, I had to cart a Pac Man cabinet to my place. I once acquired
> an empty Tempest cabinet in trade from Mark Spaeth. He was able to
> somehow fit it in his hatchback. (I remember how surprised I was when
> he opened up the hatchback door, and there it was.) That, of course,
> got the gears turning. And in this hobby, you don't let anything stand
> in your way. So, recently, I drove down to Scott's place
> (http://www.agelessarcade.com) to pick up the Pac Man cab. I got some
> measurements off the web, made sure it would fit. Somehow, with Scott's
> help, we got it in there.
>
> The end result was hilarious and I made it home. It was a bit drafty,
> and hearing the cars zoom by on the highway freaked me out a bit.
> Fortunately, Scott had a ratchet strap I could borrow, and the Prius has
> plenty of tie down brackets inside the car. Thought you all would enjoy
> the picture.
>
> http://girasoli.org/?p=37
>
> Tony
Anonymous
March 10, 2005 6:18:01 PM

Archived from groups: rec.games.video.arcade.collecting (More info?)

Just curious, how did the hybrid handle the weight load?

If I had to guess it'd be rather lethargic. Then again I would be too
if I had something that large shoved up my ass. LOL

- Craig


Anthony Girasoli wrote:
> Recently, I had to cart a Pac Man cabinet to my place. I once
acquired
> an empty Tempest cabinet in trade from Mark Spaeth. He was able to
> somehow fit it in his hatchback. (I remember how surprised I was
when
> he opened up the hatchback door, and there it was.) That, of course,

> got the gears turning. And in this hobby, you don't let anything
stand
> in your way. So, recently, I drove down to Scott's place
> (http://www.agelessarcade.com) to pick up the Pac Man cab. I got
some
> measurements off the web, made sure it would fit. Somehow, with
Scott's
> help, we got it in there.
>
> The end result was hilarious and I made it home. It was a bit
drafty,
> and hearing the cars zoom by on the highway freaked me out a bit.
> Fortunately, Scott had a ratchet strap I could borrow, and the Prius
has
> plenty of tie down brackets inside the car. Thought you all would
enjoy
> the picture.
>
> http://girasoli.org/?p=37
>
> Tony
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Anonymous
March 10, 2005 6:18:01 PM

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impressive that you drove thru new haven on i95 like that. that
stretch of road is just wicked bad. have you ever gone into that op
located in Milford just off of i95? nice place, nice people. Harry in
Mtl.
Anonymous
March 10, 2005 8:17:13 PM

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Anthony Girasoli <tony@girasoli.rem0v3th1s.org> wrote:
: Recently, I had to cart a Pac Man cabinet to my place. I once acquired
: an empty Tempest cabinet in trade from Mark Spaeth. He was able to
: somehow fit it in his hatchback. (I remember how surprised I was when
: he opened up the hatchback door, and there it was.)

That was a Chevy Celebrity station wagon, not a hatchback :) 

....fit every game I ever stuffed into it until I left it dead on the
side of the road (bad diapraphm on the master cylinder was pulling
vacuum off of the engine and causing stalls) with 3 cabarets, and a
pile of misc parts in the back.

--
Mark Spaeth mspaeth@mtl.mit.edu
50 Vassar St., #38.265 mspaeth@mit.edu
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 452-2354 http://rgvac.978.org/~mspaeth
Anonymous
March 11, 2005 4:04:47 PM

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Hey Craig,

The hybrid handled it fine. Well within it's load limits. There was
some smoke coming from the wheel wells, but... just kidding!

The suspension handled fine. Actually, I did the same thing with a
Three Stooges cab on the Mass Pike. That was my dry run before
attempting New Haven rush hour traffic. :-)

I am loving this car more and more. Of course I only got 25MPG because
the tailgate was open the whole way. I think the Prius was screaming for
Metamucil at that point.

Tony



In article <1110484830.397912.48220@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com>,
"Craig Yarbrough" <hyarbr01@harris.com> wrote:

> Just curious, how did the hybrid handle the weight load?
>
> If I had to guess it'd be rather lethargic. Then again I would be too
> if I had something that large shoved up my ass. LOL
>
> - Craig
>
Anonymous
March 21, 2005 3:22:47 AM

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Nice ! So you can fit a video game in one of those....heh

--
-Dave

Dave "aT" AnyWhereCool DoT "com"
ICQ: 10640235 / AIM: DavidinRI
http://www.AnyWhereCool.com


"Anthony Girasoli" <tony@girasoli.rem0v3th1s.org> wrote in message
news:tony-510B4C.10180210032005@newsclstr01.news.prodigy.com...
> Recently, I had to cart a Pac Man cabinet to my place. I once acquired
> an empty Tempest cabinet in trade from Mark Spaeth. He was able to
> somehow fit it in his hatchback. (I remember how surprised I was when
> he opened up the hatchback door, and there it was.) That, of course,
> got the gears turning. And in this hobby, you don't let anything stand
> in your way. So, recently, I drove down to Scott's place
> (http://www.agelessarcade.com) to pick up the Pac Man cab. I got some
> measurements off the web, made sure it would fit. Somehow, with Scott's
> help, we got it in there.
>
> The end result was hilarious and I made it home. It was a bit drafty,
> and hearing the cars zoom by on the highway freaked me out a bit.
> Fortunately, Scott had a ratchet strap I could borrow, and the Prius has
> plenty of tie down brackets inside the car. Thought you all would enjoy
> the picture.
>
> http://girasoli.org/?p=37
>
> Tony
!