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Re: Mack’s Factory Proton Pack

Posted: October 30th, 2020, 1:45 am
by kind2311
Some dude on Reddit was trying to tell me that these parts are not as accurate as some of the other stuff that fans have put out over the years. LOL.

Re: Mack’s Factory Proton Pack

Posted: October 30th, 2020, 1:50 am
by kind2311
mike_waclo wrote: October 28th, 2020, 5:50 pm No ribbon cable, either.
I doubt we'll ever see a proper GB1 cable replica. Even the best ones out there have issues due to heatshrink/adhesive lamination combo delaminating after twisting, coupled with the fact that you can't get a truly accurate twist out of a set of laminated wires. I have a feeling Arron and Ron know this, and thus do not want to produce an inferior product. Until someone finds a route for producing the proper wire coating, we won't get GB1 cables.

Re: Mack’s Factory Proton Pack

Posted: October 30th, 2020, 10:32 am
by joezlo
With everything available on the market I'm surprised there isn't a thread dedicated to kitbashing the best of the best together yet. Like people do with Eddie Van Halen guitars : proton packs aren't that much different a this point between the licensed and unlicensed stuff out there-laughs-

Re: Mack’s Factory Proton Pack

Posted: October 30th, 2020, 11:03 am
by Kingpin
kind2311 wrote: October 30th, 2020, 1:45 am Some dude on Reddit was trying to tell me that these parts are not as accurate as some of the other stuff that fans have put out over the years. LOL.
I don't know about you, but I'm totally convinced. :P

Re: Mack’s Factory Proton Pack

Posted: October 30th, 2020, 5:08 pm
by ccv66
The anovos pack is quite a bit shorter than other packs, when the spengler & mack packs comes be nice to get some updates measurements.

Re: Mack’s Factory Proton Pack

Posted: October 30th, 2020, 10:08 pm
by groschopf
kind2311 wrote: October 30th, 2020, 1:50 am Until someone finds a route for producing the proper wire coating, we won't get GB1 cables.
They'll have one, according to the search feature:

https://macksfactory.myshopify.com/prod ... 78fe&_ss=r

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Re: Mack’s Factory Proton Pack

Posted: October 31st, 2020, 7:00 am
by Marcus B
ccv66 wrote: October 30th, 2020, 5:08 pm The anovos pack is quite a bit shorter than other packs, when the spengler & mack packs comes be nice to get some updates measurements.
My Anovos pack is just short of 26" tall which is in line with Stefan's plans

Re: Mack’s Factory Proton Pack

Posted: October 31st, 2020, 11:36 am
by Prime 1986
Anyone surprised they called the bumper the "cross bar"?

Re: Mack’s Factory Proton Pack

Posted: October 31st, 2020, 5:11 pm
by Kingpin
Prime 1986 wrote: October 31st, 2020, 11:36 am Anyone surprised they called the bumper the "cross bar"?
I'm guessing it was re-named for people who aren't up on the lingo.

Re: Mack’s Factory Proton Pack

Posted: October 31st, 2020, 10:22 pm
by Borzou
Kingpin wrote: October 31st, 2020, 5:11 pm
Prime 1986 wrote: October 31st, 2020, 11:36 am Anyone surprised they called the bumper the "cross bar"?
I'm guessing it was re-named for people who aren't up on the lingo.
I don't think ignorance of the lingo is cause to change the lingo.

Re: Mack’s Factory Proton Pack

Posted: November 1st, 2020, 5:50 am
by Marcus B
I wonder if it's referred to as a crossbar in Afterlife

Re: Mack’s Factory Proton Pack

Posted: November 2nd, 2020, 10:51 pm
by kind2311
ccv66 wrote: October 30th, 2020, 5:08 pm The anovos pack is quite a bit shorter than other packs, when the spengler & mack packs comes be nice to get some updates measurements.
I have it on good authority that the Anovos pack was cast from a mold made using the Sony lobby pack. Is there another version that was not?

Re: Mack’s Factory Proton Pack

Posted: November 2nd, 2020, 10:55 pm
by kind2311
groschopf wrote: October 30th, 2020, 10:08 pm
kind2311 wrote: October 30th, 2020, 1:50 am Until someone finds a route for producing the proper wire coating, we won't get GB1 cables.
They'll have one, according to the search feature:

https://macksfactory.myshopify.com/prod ... 78fe&_ss=r
Well there it is! I must have missed it! Here's hoping they found a better method than the current ones. Both of my Fincher cables have delaminated now. They were so nice for months sitting in my closet, then they came apart within weeks of installation :(

Re: Mack’s Factory Proton Pack

Posted: November 3rd, 2020, 7:52 am
by Marcus B
kind2311 wrote: November 2nd, 2020, 10:51 pm
ccv66 wrote: October 30th, 2020, 5:08 pm The anovos pack is quite a bit shorter than other packs, when the spengler & mack packs comes be nice to get some updates measurements.
I have it on good authority that the Anovos pack was cast from a mold made using the Sony lobby pack. Is there another version that was not?
They said the kit is an average of 3d scans, though they don't specify what packs were scanned. The Spengler Pack they're releasing is a direct mold of one of the ones Sony has (they showed this off in a video).

I'm not sure where ccv66 is getting that the kit is quite a bit shorter than others. Having fully assembled mine I think I would have noticed and as noted above the height is close to plans here on gbfans.

Regardless, don't buy an Anovos pack. They're the absolute worst company to deal with and the kit at least has a lot of issues.

Re: Mack’s Factory Proton Pack

Posted: November 3rd, 2020, 12:48 pm
by ccv66
So I bought a shell like 15 years ago from ebay, about 5-10 years ago I bought a aluminum mother board from the gbfans shop. I pulled it off my first pack to see if it works with my anovos shell, hoping I could just order another one, but the gbfans shop width and length was off. Which would mean the gbfans shell would be off too , with the addition of my random shell.. But the shop might have changed over the past few years. I've never scratched built a shell before so I've never used plans. But probably worth double checking measurements on the mack, spengler and anovos shells vs other gb blueprints.. I think gb's fans website had a different name when I ordered the motherboard, come to think about it

So mack is giving us a preview of the product , we have an idea what we are getting. Doing waiting lists with out taking our money. . Already kicking anovos ass .. I waited years of crowd funding with no clue what I was getting until it showed up at my door. Definitely never buy from anovos

Re: Mack’s Factory Proton Pack

Posted: November 16th, 2020, 2:56 pm
by Ectojeff88
Looks like Anovos caught wind of Mack’s plans and suddenly their 3-years old announced $3,500 Spengler pack is up for reservation! LoL
Limited stock and estimate delivery 120 days? Yikes

https://www.anovos.com/products/ghostbu ... -pre-order

Considering the horror stories experienced with Anovos’s main kit from members here and others online I dunno how this one will go.

I’m still thinking Mack’s will be superior in the end.

Re: Mack’s Factory Proton Pack

Posted: November 16th, 2020, 3:11 pm
by JWils23
Wow! Seeing that there’s a new thread in this section where Anovos shipped a kit missing half the parts and won’t replace them, I’d STRONGLY urge anyone considering this to think long and hard about it. The issues are well documented on here regarding Anovos. My own experience, I ordered two patches from them that were “in stock” and it still took 4+ months and multiple emails to get them. I’d be terrified to give them $3,500...

Re: Mack’s Factory Proton Pack

Posted: November 17th, 2020, 12:58 pm
by ccv66
Friend don't let friends do Anovos!

They've been sending me a bunch of emails about the spengler pack. What bugs me the most, it's been 3 years and there still is no indepth look at the pack. For $3500 I want to at least see a demo of product and packaging. My kit, granted first wave, was shipped with two boxes tapped together. :boogieman::angryvigo:

Re: Mack’s Factory Proton Pack

Posted: December 10th, 2020, 10:36 pm
by Ectojeff88
Anovos is getting REALLY desperate to sell those Spengler packs. I’ve had emails for a deal weekly since before Thanksgiving in November and just got a new one today, 25% off!
Really curious to see how it turns out for anyone who bites on the deal. LoL

Re: Mack’s Factory Proton Pack

Posted: December 10th, 2020, 10:43 pm
by deadderek
For anyone interested on Facebook there's a group all about Mack's Factory Proton Pack building:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2806200 ... ?ref=share