Re: Commodore IEEE Adapters Updated

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2009 15:35:11 -0400
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On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 3:24 PM, Matthew Hudson <> wrote:
> Does anyone know of a source of vintage IEEE buffers (besides pulling
>> them from a working machine) or a modern equivalent?
> I can't find MC3446 quads anywhere.

Me neither; one of the reasons I was asking.  I have an old 4040
mainboard I bought for real $$$ back in the early 1980s with the hope
of hacking up a single drive to it, but even though I had (still have)
a real SA400 floppy drive, I never came up with an interface from the
drive mech to the 4040 board, so eventually, the 4040 board became a
parts-donor for my other Commodore gear.  I'd like to restore it for
use as a spare, but one of its missing elements is one or two MC3446s.
 I suppose I could steal some from a dead PET board, but so far, I've
had too much success repairing PETs to have any of those lying around.

> 75160 & 75161:
> I've order them from there and they are a good outfit.

Very nice.  Thank you.  I did not know about that company.  For ~$3
per set, I might have to order a couple of sets as spares for some of
the IEEE cartridges I have (all of which have been previously
mentioned in this thread).

I am coming to the conclusion that I am unlikely to find NOS MC3446s
and will only be able to find them attached to working or
formerly-working boards.



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