That's a great looking machine CH! What are the specs if you don't mind me asking... Any mods?
Thanks Brett (and KK). The element is specced at 2200W, 240V, though it may be a 1720W version. All I've done is the following:
1) Pull the Procon pump off my Z9 2group and wire a switch and 10A lead onto it (including earthing)
2) Buy stainless steel hose, brass adaptors (this isn't my favourite combination but was the only way to deal with 3/8" inlet valve)
3) Replace stock drain hose (black) with clear hose and new clip, so I can see & avoid waste water buildup
4) Buy 25L and 12L tanks for intake/waste water.
5) New Teflon tape around all brass fittings.
6) Disconnected auto-fill (haven't had a chance to test it out, but it trips under unknown circumstances)
7) Some paintwork is faded - thinking about fixing this in the long term, but this is rare enough that I don't know what 'originals' there were.
Replaced shower screen, added spacers and new gasket - sadly this is still locking round too far even after three spacers, so I'm not that trusting of coffeeparts gaskets at the moment.
Restored original mercury tilt switches to operating condition
Checked wiring point-to-point and replaced just a couple of under-sized wired with over-gauge (full re-wire to come).
Checked for boiler taint and found steam wand section only was tainty - stripped and rebuilt steam arm.
Re-wired power lamp (broken shaft, so currently not screwed into the front panel)
Swapped to naked portafilter & 22g VST.
Longer term I'll be plumbing it into the mains water if the landlord approves, and filtering in-line instead of by jug. I'm delighted with the cup profile, but curious as to the temperature and pressure curves and want to see if I can influence the volume through the lever on the initial pull.
I'm keen to keep this as close to 'original' as possible - you'll see from the next lot of pictures that I put up that it's not the standard Z9 1gr in terms of panelling or a few other things, and it seems to be one of two on the internet - the other one is in Greece.