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« on: 24/08/2011, 03:55 PM »
Well I'm impatient and couldn't wait until it arrives to tell.

On it's way to me is an 'Original condition' La Marzocco GS2 Paddle 2 group.
It works, but........

Photos to come when it arrives.

AM, you wanted a project didn't you?
A rewiring project?   ;)


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« Reply #1 on: 24/08/2011, 04:04 PM »
Hey Brisbane buddy.... Jealous: yep... really jealous. I'm looking forward to you filling this thread with amazing pictures and stories! Congratulations.
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« Reply #2 on: 24/08/2011, 04:19 PM »
Thanks Brett

Don't be too jealous yet.
I'm going to be on a huge learning curve.
Not much to look at at this point, but I'm thinking something along the lines of the Intellengencia coffee GS 2

Time will tell
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« Reply #3 on: 24/08/2011, 04:56 PM »
I love watching the old machines being restored.  Some are just beautiful and it's sad that they are rusting away when people don't want them any more.
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« Reply #4 on: 26/08/2011, 11:39 AM »
Posted By AM in another thread.


All is OK, but remember some Tecs may or may not be Electrical focused 

And even then some  Electricians just F%$##@ do not know what they are doing...

PLC controller ( 3 phase and high power) and the soft keys don't work, because the stand has broken / come away inside.

Solution by Electrician = Fill the key pad with superglue and re attach the little push rods. 

Yep, looks OK.  OH F^#$^%  the soft tough flexible membrane is now hard and rigid.

PS.  Ya contacts ever come across another single or double... Us Queensland people got to stick together.

PPS. How is the Misses, We are going through similar if I recall correctly.....
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Peter Wolff Knows some stuff I guess  ;)
And so does Dave Ringwood from Espresso parts (specialist in customization & restos)

There is a single group GS1 Auto for sale also if interested I could give you details.

Misses is doing better Thanks. Best wishes for yours.

Arrives in AU this weekend, then Probably a steam clean for me from customs  :o
Maybe at home by Christmas  :D










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« Reply #5 on: 27/08/2011, 07:31 AM »
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« Reply #6 on: 03/09/2011, 06:52 AM »
So it's cleared customs and I'm awaiting (insert thumb tapping here) for delivery.
suppose to be yesterday but looking like Monday now.

Curses.  >:(
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« Reply #7 on: 03/09/2011, 09:25 PM »
Cool, you must be very anxious, I know I would be. Lookimg forward to seeing some pics soon...
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« Reply #8 on: 06/09/2011, 04:36 PM »
So here I am with the machine at home and I realise it's a GS not a GS2.
Oh well, still the machine I wanted.
I have photos waiting but I can not find the damn mini USB cable for the camera.

Anyway got a bag of goodies too.
New motor & pump
New group handles & baskets
Group head rebuild parts
Fuji PID kit
and fun times ahead  ;D
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« Reply #9 on: 06/09/2011, 05:23 PM »
So here I am with the machine at home and I realise it's a GS not a GS2.
Oh well, still the machine I wanted.
I have photos waiting but I can not find the damn mini USB cable for the camera.

Anyway got a bag of goodies too.
New motor & pump
New group handles & baskets
Group head rebuild parts
Fuji PID kit
and fun times ahead  ;D

Sounds amazing!  I can't wait o see the pics...  ;)
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« Reply #10 on: 06/09/2011, 09:05 PM »
Ronin I will be watching this thread and Borats Urania thread with interest
I love this sort of stuff
I wish both of you an easy & trouble free rebuild

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« Reply #11 on: 07/09/2011, 09:08 AM »
pics, pics, we need more pics....   ;D


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« Reply #12 on: 08/09/2011, 04:22 PM »
Sorry for the delay, but here they are.
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« Reply #13 on: 08/09/2011, 04:23 PM »
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« Reply #14 on: 08/09/2011, 04:23 PM »
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« Reply #15 on: 08/09/2011, 04:24 PM »
Old School cup warmer ;D
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« Reply #16 on: 08/09/2011, 04:24 PM »
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« Reply #17 on: 08/09/2011, 04:34 PM »
Pleased to find out it's only 15 amps, I thought it'd be more.
Also pleased to learn I've got a 20 amp circut into the garage.
This news makes Ronin a happy little camper.

PID controler was missing but arrived in seperate box yesterday, along with some teflon discs needed for the group head.
(custom laser cut ones too  ;D, and why not at only $10)

Some upgrades to come are  - OPV, boiler safety valve, anti siphon valve, PID heating controls, updated and safer wiring, body/ cosmetic mods., steam wand conversions.

I'm thinking it needs a name and a theme for the cosmetic mods.
Any suggestions?
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« Reply #18 on: 08/09/2011, 04:46 PM »
Pleased to find out it's only 15 amps, I thought it'd be more.
Also pleased to learn I've got a 20 amp circut into the garage.
This news makes Ronin a happy little camper.

PID controler was missing but arrived in seperate box yesterday, along with some teflon discs needed for the group head.
(custom laser cut ones too  ;D, and why not at only $10)

Some upgrades to come are  - OPV, boiler safety valve, anti siphon valve, PID heating controls, updated and safer wiring, body/ cosmetic mods., steam wand conversions.

I'm thinking it needs a name and a theme for the cosmetic mods.
Any suggestions?

Ronin's Reintegrare (restoration) or Ronin's Renaissance (rebirth)?  It looks awesome!
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« Reply #19 on: 13/09/2011, 12:11 PM »
Have some time today
Not as bad as I thought it'd be.
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« Reply #20 on: 13/09/2011, 12:13 PM »
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« Reply #21 on: 19/09/2011, 04:59 PM »
I made some good progress on Sunday.
Made a wiring diagram of existing wiring (was crumbling to touch)'s
Removed wiring
Removed most of the plumbing.
Removed Steam element (sludge in your coffee anyone)
Removed 1 group head.
Found some damage to the removed group, not bad and should be fixable. Bent brass leaver for the paddle.
Photo's uploaded prob tomorrow
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« Reply #22 on: 21/09/2011, 03:46 PM »
I believe you are right AM.
Someone with more knowledge than me suggested no mods that can't be easily undone.
Wise words I'm thinking
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« Reply #23 on: 21/09/2011, 06:32 PM »
Steam boiler

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« Reply #24 on: 21/09/2011, 06:34 PM »
My type of multi tasking
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