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#1 Yurkie OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:42 PM

2 Sold. I have one more of these. It is not often that I get a damaged Roller Controller with an excellent condition donor cord and an excellent condition Steering Wheel to put together and make one of these up.

I made a few of these a couple years ago and was looking thru my stuff and decided to sell this excellent condition super clean modded steering wheel. I am including a tested and working Turbo cartridge. $69 + shipping.

This connects to the power supply and the console like the roller controller and you don't need to use batteries. It will however work with batteries also if you wanted to use it that way.

Here is a link to an old thread from a couple years back when I first did this mod.

http://www.atariage....ntroller-cable/

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Posted Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:49 PM

I made a few of these a couple years ago and was looking thru my stuff and decided to sell this excellent condition super clean modded steering wheel. I am including a tested and working Turbo cartridge. $69 + shipping.

This connects to the power supply and the console like the roller controller and you don't need to use batteries. It will however work with batteries also if you wanted to use it that way.

Here is a link to an old thread from a couple years back when I first did this mod.

http://www.atariage....ntroller-cable/

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Nice!! I would have definately bought it from you if I hadn't invested in some of those power batteries that you can plug in so that you don't have to use real batteries.

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Posted Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:53 PM

You can always use an extra wheel as a back-up Dan:)

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Posted Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:02 PM

Nice!! I would have definately bought it from you if I hadn't invested in some of those power batteries that you can plug in so that you don't have to use real batteries.


What are "power batteries"? I hadn't heard of those before. Are they D cell/C cell equivalents that you can use in any device that needs them? Very curious to learn more about these, as I'm tired of always having to buy new D/C batteries because my kids leave their toys on.

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Posted Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:06 PM

It's an old device made by Coleco that was 2 hollow C size plastic cases connected to a 6Volt transformer. I think it was called adapt-a-power

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Posted Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:07 PM

What are "power batteries"? I hadn't heard of those before. Are they D cell/C cell equivalents that you can use in any device that needs them? Very curious to learn more about these, as I'm tired of always having to buy new D/C batteries because my kids leave their toys on.


I think if you search perma - cell batteries that you will find them. They were C batteries with a power cord designed for those coleco stand alone miniture arcade games. they happen to also work for the driving module which has made them more popular and more expensive. They usually sell for around 50 bucks. Unless it is a toy that they wouldn't be moving around like an arcade game I don't think they would help you very much.

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Posted Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:09 PM

Sorry it was called Perma Power. Here is a picture link.

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/%24%28KGrHqRHJC4F!l%2BtZtD0BQ%288uzCEcg~~60_35.JPG&imgrefurl=http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem%26item%3D280986112559&h=225&w=300&sz=32&tbnid=ENghOLY31QBT1M:&tbnh=90&tbnw=120&zoom=1&usg=__aKs8PRG5gczzSAKmeR-gNcOPp1Y=&docid=Ozn2Sxu668M8CM&itg=1&sa=X&ei=NC5CUd_qBYO4yQGW-4CYBQ&ved=0CFQQ9QEwBQ&dur=10672

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Edited by Yurkie, Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:13 PM.


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Posted Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:09 PM

You can always use an extra wheel as a back-up Dan:)


I bought an extra wheel when collectorvision came out with Burn Rubber and let us know that it could use multiple steering wheels. I also bought a second set of the perma batteries.
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Posted Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:16 PM

The advantage with this mod is you plug it into the ColecoVision and don't have to use a power outlet.

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Posted Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:37 PM

This one is Sold. I may have another if your interested send me a PM.

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Posted Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:28 PM

Sorry it was called Perma Power. Here is a picture link.

http://www.google.co...QEwBQ&dur=10672

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Here a better picture with description of the Perma-Power Battery Eliminator. While it's a good alternative to expensive batteries, I consider Yurkie's modification with the Roller Controller cord to be the best option, HANDS DOWN! If we all didn't know better, you would think that Coleco made the Driving Module like this.

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Posted Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:36 PM

Thanks for the compliment NIAD. I have another one of these available.

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Posted Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:28 PM

You can always use an extra wheel as a back-up Dan:)


Or better! Play a 2-Players Burn Rubber game using 2 Steering Wheels :)

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Posted Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:17 PM

I made a similar mod for my steering wheel and didn't need to destroy a Roller controller to do it... any 5V-6V DC power supply will work, cut the original tip off and solder on an atari style tip (radio shack), drill a small hole on the back of the driving module for the corresponding atari style jack (radio shack) and install in the case... the jack wires up with only 2 solder points.

Walla, no more batteries... total cost about 5 bucks (because I hoard power packs and had one on hand) -- yes you need to use a wall outlet.

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Posted Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:50 AM

I've sold 2 of these. One final unit available.




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