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« Reply #75 on: 02/02/2013, 08:41 PM »
Awesome FC. If the east coast wasn't either flooded or on fire I could go on my planned road trip to Canberra and see it it person.

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« Reply #76 on: 03/02/2013, 12:22 AM »
Thank you for the kind comments. If we are happy with its capability when we are finished sorting it, we may place it in our cafe for limited special use.
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« Reply #77 on: 03/02/2013, 12:51 PM »
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Wow friggen WOW!

When my eye caught that first pic... With the light on...
Well I kinda thought..."That is so... 'Doctor Who!'"
Then when I scrolled through and saw that electrical control panel thingie...
And all those pipes and valves... Well my poor Ol' sci-fi brain went into electrical fusion meltdown...

That is definitely Very Super Cool!
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« Reply #78 on: 03/02/2013, 06:26 PM »
Truly beautiful, FC.

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« Reply #79 on: 03/02/2013, 10:11 PM »
The tears are stinging my eyes!  Just glorious!  How have you done the light in the back? 
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« Reply #80 on: 23/02/2013, 01:21 PM »
First couple of (phone) shots of the Rancilio N/CL - a Z9 with some interesting flat panels and a stainless steel back panel. I'll take a couple more once batteries are charged for my wife's point & shoot.

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« Reply #81 on: 23/02/2013, 01:38 PM »
That's a great looking machine CH!  What are the specs if you don't mind me asking... Any mods?
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« Reply #82 on: 23/02/2013, 01:54 PM »
Love that style of machine CH
I am so pleased that its up and running for you
Many enjoyable coffee shots await  :thumb:

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« Reply #83 on: 23/02/2013, 06:40 PM »
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:

Generic bits:

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.

Negatives:

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.

Work:

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)

Mods:

Swapped to naked portafilter & 22g VST.

Plans:

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.
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« Reply #84 on: 24/02/2013, 12:32 PM »
Fantastic CH.  I know that folk are tempted to restore their machines and panel work past new quality but I really like the nostalgia of that machine.  I'd leave it personally and know that you've resurrected a treasure!
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« Reply #85 on: 24/02/2013, 12:33 PM »
Agreed. I love particularly seeing the patina of age on old Faema restorations.
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« Reply #86 on: 08/03/2013, 10:49 PM »
Feel almost embarrassed to post mine now after seeing some of the others here, but I think she is a sexy 60s/70s example of a club machine. It's a little difficult to part many images using the phone so I reserve the right to come back and post one or two more.
 

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« Reply #87 on: 08/03/2013, 10:58 PM »
That one doesn't seem to be loading eggbert, but we're most keen to see it!
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« Reply #88 on: 08/03/2013, 11:15 PM »
That one doesn't seem to be loading eggbert, but we're most keen to see it!

Will try again when I can get into a proper pc instead of this phone

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« Reply #89 on: 08/03/2013, 11:30 PM »
Hi Eggbert and welcome!  I'm sure you'll get plenty of Ooos and Ahhhs from us when the photos load! 
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« Reply #90 on: 09/03/2013, 12:08 AM »
Oh, this place looks different on the pc compared to tapatalk.

Anyway, here goes again.
The only problem with it is the stupid milk foam attachment someone has previously added to the machine, and I have been too scared to remove thus far.
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« Reply #91 on: 09/03/2013, 12:16 AM »
I love that model
Reminds me of the BZ 40 as a lever  :thumb:

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« Reply #92 on: 09/03/2013, 12:21 AM »
I need to get a double basket, good beans and proper sized flat tamper for it. Once i have them I think I can start to iron out problems with my technique. Which is probably why she hasn't been used as much as she deserves to be.

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« Reply #93 on: 09/03/2013, 12:25 AM »
I need to get a double basket, good beans and proper sized flat tamper for it. Once i have them I think I can start to iron out problems with my technique. Which is probably why she hasn't been used as much as she deserves to be.

I may have a 21 gr genuine Bezzera basket that my tamper won't fit as its a little tight
You are welcome to it IF I can find it

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« Reply #94 on: 09/03/2013, 12:30 AM »
Thanks for the offer KK, but these are a 49mm basket. I think most modern Bezza's are 58mm?

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« Reply #95 on: 09/03/2013, 12:34 AM »
Thanks for the offer KK, but these are a 49mm basket. I think most modern Bezza's are 58mm?

Yes mine is a 58mm

Somebody on the forum may have some 49mm baskets available
Let's give it a day and see what surfaces  :thumb:

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« Reply #96 on: 09/03/2013, 07:27 AM »
Oh wow, that's a beauty!
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« Reply #97 on: 09/03/2013, 10:01 AM »
Oh wow, that's a beauty!

My thoughts too!  What a stunner!
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« Reply #98 on: 13/03/2013, 02:16 PM »
I thought I would finally get around to posting a photo of my Londinium 1. As my kitchen is very small it lives in the laundry next to the kitchen. Also sneaked in a photo of the HG one. A few months on and I still love both machines.
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« Reply #99 on: 13/03/2013, 02:18 PM »
Looking great Chris, thanks for posting!

Does that mean you're having to grind in the kitchen, then brew in the laundry?

How are you finding the HGOne?
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