Purchasing Arcade Parts to Mod My X-Arcade TankStick (Part 1)

This is the FIRST of the THREE part posts that I wrote to share my experience to mod my X-Arcade TankStick.


See Part Two - My Complete Illustrated Experience to Mod X-Arcade TankStick to see a complete pictures showing you my progress of mounting/installing these parts inside the TankStick.

The first step is of course purchasing the arcade parts. Following are the arcade parts which I purchased from various sites:

FocusAttack
  • Euro iL Short Stem Convex 28mm Push Buttons
  • Cherry DX44 Microswitches with 0.187" terminal size
  • Kowal Universal Joystick Mounting Plate (to fit with American/European and Japanese joystick)








AkiShop
  • Seimitsu LS-32
  • Seimitsu LS-32-02 (same as LS-32 but with PCB mounted)
  • Sanwa JLF
  • Shaft cover and dust washer for Sanwa and Seimitsu Joysticks
  • JLF-5H 5-Pin wire harness (to connect with the PCB on the Joystick)
  • Restrictor Gates




ArcadeWorldUK
I decided to split my order into two separate shipments with declared value of ~USD150 each in order to avoid having to pay for custom duty. I'm just glad I made the decision!



First Box
  • Eurostick iL Arcade Joystick (White)
  • SpinTrak Steering wheel
  • Sanwa GT-0 Round Restrictor Gate
  • Sanwa JLW-TM-8 Joystick with Fine Mesh Ball Top (Green)





Second Box 
  • Euro iL Convex Arcade Start Button (Player 1 & 2)
  • SpinTrak Arcade Spinner with red/silver handle and Large flyweight





More about the parts
Ultimarc SpinTrak

Ultimarc SpinTrak with Large Flyweight, Red Knob, and PCB
Steering wheel
Euro iL Joystick (White)
Sanwa JLW Joystick and GT-O Circle Restrictor Gate

See Part Two - My Complete Illustrated Experience to Mod X-Arcade TankStick to view my progress on modding the TankStick using these arcade parts.


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