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Tis the season to pimp red vintage levers, welcome to the world of the svelte looking Bruni Brunella

 

A quick read on these is available here on Fransesco's great site, http://www.francescoceccarelli.eu/m_bruni_eng.htm

 

Based on the info this is a third generation and in theory has a thermostat and is somewhere between 1965 and 1973

 

as it only came yesterday I haven't had a chance to open it up yet but first look shows it to be an open boiler type with the piston sitting directly in the middle of the water heater.

 

Its missing the power light and the drip tray and looks like it will need a tool making to get it apart, but wheres the fun in an easy life.

 

 

[ATTACH=CONFIG]37827[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]37828[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]37829[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]37830[/ATTACH]


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[ATTACH=CONFIG]37823[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]37824[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]37825[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]37826[/ATTACH]

 

and it needs a name ………….Carla I think as in Carla the Bruni

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A spring lever to boot .. Make the Pavoni look complicated ..

Interested to see it in bits .

Anything without a pressurised basket boiler & steam wand would make a La Pav look complicated!

Looking forward to seeing the restoration.


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"The Brunella is aesthetically very attractive and has an expression reminiscent of the monolithic statues of Easter Island." (http://www.francescoceccarelli.eu/m_bruni_eng.htm)

 

...not only do they share a fair bit of expression, but also their fate it seems.

 

Haha, apparently the base heats up along with everything else... in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTTafjxf0gE, Doug of Orphan Espresso suggests the Bruni doubles as a hand warmer :D

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Orphan espresso - that will be me in the not to distant future , but with a fake beard and American accent

 

moving on swiftly - I took the base plate off earlier quickly to reveal -

 

[ATTACH=CONFIG]37847[/ATTACH] and [ATTACH=CONFIG]37848[/ATTACH]

 

 

no thermostat and 9 / 67 as the year of manufacture, so it looks as though its a Mk 2.5 then

 

still 1967 it gives the opportunity for some good pimping music...


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[video=youtube_share;rXwMrBb2x1Q]
Wasn't that released in December 66?

September 67 would be more like


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Is red the original colour Jim?


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Is red the original colour Jim?

 

it is, im not going to repaint this one, but I might touch it up here and there,


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Further Brunella strip down with a surprise

 

First - shower screen off with a simple internal circlip

 

[ATTACH=CONFIG]37886[/ATTACH]

 

Second the clue to disassembly are the two holes in the piston - put there in order that you can rotate and unscrew the piston from the piston rod

In this case I used an adjustable pin spanner (designed for use with angle grinder nuts)

 

[ATTACH=CONFIG]37887[/ATTACH]

 

To start of with its quite solid as the spring tension is pressing against it but as it progresses it gets easier and in the end I used my fingers

 

[ATTACH=CONFIG]37888[/ATTACH]

 

What I wasn't expecting was to find that it has a clear plastic piston !

 

[ATTACH=CONFIG]37889[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]37890[/ATTACH]


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Next unbolt the element mounting plate after disconnecting the wiring.

 

Unique element designed for the purpose and shape of the casting

 

[ATTACH=CONFIG]37891[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]37892[/ATTACH]


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[quote name='jimbojohn55']Further Brunella strip down with a surprise First - shower screen off with a simple internal circlip [ATTACH=CONFIG]37886[/ATTACH] Second the clue to disassembly are the two holes in the piston - put there in order that you can rotate and unscrew the piston from the piston rod In this case I used an adjustable pin spanner (designed for use with angle grinder nuts) [ATTACH=CONFIG]37887[/ATTACH] To start of with its quite solid as the spring tension is pressing against it but as it progresses it gets easier and in the end I used my fingers [ATTACH=CONFIG]37888[/ATTACH] What I wasn't expecting was to find that it has a clear plastic piston ! [ATTACH=CONFIG]37889[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]37890[/ATTACH][/QUOTE]Looks like Polyurethane, very nice material isn't it @joey24dirt ?


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[quote name='Hasi']Looks like Polyurethane, very nice material isn't it @joey24dirt ?[/QUOTE] Kingpin rubbers if I ever did see them!!


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Kingpin rubbers if I ever did see them!!
or skate wheels

 

 

Historically the fact that led to the revival of skateboarding in the late 70s: someone put PU wheels on a deck. Sean Penn tells the story in 'Dogtown and Z-Boys' - way off topic but deffo worth watching, folks!


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Me and a mate had the brilliant idea of putting roller boot wheels on our decks once just for fun. Mainly cos they looked a lot like the Kryptonics I wanted as a kid but couldn't afford in the 70s on 5p a week pocket money! We hadn't bargained on how fast they were, we had to check ourselves before we wrecked ourselves!

 

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^ it is, but surprised to find in a 1967 espresso machine.

 

On with the citric and clean up

 

First the element

 

[ATTACH=CONFIG]37905[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]37906[/ATTACH]

 

then the spring, which turned out to be nickel plated if a little rusty under the scale

 

[ATTACH=CONFIG]37907[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]37908[/ATTACH]

 

still needs the plating topped up as its liable to get wet


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Me and a mate had the brilliant idea of putting roller boot wheels on our decks once just for fun. Mainly cos they looked a lot like the Kryptonics I wanted as a kid but couldn't afford in the 70s on 5p a week pocket money! We hadn't bargained on how fast they were, we had to check ourselves before we wrecked ourselves!

 

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...cos roller boot wheels are bad for your health :whistle:

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Deep Thought says 'tight wiggles' is the answer. @Scotford

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^ it is, but surprised to find in a 1967 espresso machine.

 

On with the citric and clean up

 

First the element

 

[ATTACH=CONFIG]37905[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]37906[/ATTACH]

 

then the spring, which turned out to be nickel plated if a little rusty under the scale

 

[ATTACH=CONFIG]37907[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]37908[/ATTACH]

 

still needs the plating topped up as its liable to get wet

Again, it's just such a pleasure watching the resurrection of a piece that's seen so much, had a life, has been put aside, and now is looking forward to a second summer

 

It must be full of 'holy' moments, kind of. Hopefully I can follow your path one day, Jim. Enjoy requickening your Carla mate


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Deep Thought says 'tight wiggles' is the answer. @Scotford

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^ it is, but surprised to find in a 1967 espresso machine.

 

On with the citric and clean up

 

First the element

 

[ATTACH=CONFIG]37905[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]37906[/ATTACH]

 

then the spring, which turned out to be nickel plated if a little rusty under the scale

 

[ATTACH=CONFIG]37907[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]37908[/ATTACH]

 

still needs the plating topped up as its liable to get wet

It almost looks like you went for the easy option of making yourself a new element!

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Again, it's just such a pleasure watching the resurrection of a piece that's seen so much, had a life, has been put aside, and now is looking forward to a second summer

 

It must be full of 'holy' moments, kind of. Hopefully I can follow your path one day, Jim. Enjoy requickening your Carla mate

 

Its also full of less holy moments, anyway whats stopping you, apart from the self levelling compound? - I think you should be lining up a machine or two as part of the wider roastery decoration, ;)


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chrome cap given a once over inside and out, just for the shiggles

 

[ATTACH=CONFIG]37909[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]37910[/ATTACH]

 

it always looks clean to start off with but the improvement is clear, particularly the depth of reflection in the surface


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Its also full of less holy moments, anyway whats stopping you, apart from the self levelling compound? - I think you should be lining up a machine or two as part of the wider roastery decoration, ;)
I hear you... maybe it's working two jobs as of soon, all the preparations going into that and the three more or much less healthy kids (the elder having had his 8th birthday today, you might have seen him in the photography corner thread lately), the tree house (or maybe at least a bird house to begin with) I should finally build with/for them, my car crash of late, two modern classic cars (1983 Rover 3500 V-forking-8 and 1985 VW Golf) waiting in garage for their share of screwdriving madness... erm, apart from that nothing is stopping me

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Deep Thought says 'tight wiggles' is the answer. @Scotford

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Fair point ^ - don't worry once you hit 50 you get the last few years to devote to your own interests as you slowly crumble away :good:

 

Also good luck with the Rover V8, particularly the electrics, they used to call Joe Lucas the 'Prince of darkness' !

 

Now the 85 Golf now that should be straight forward ;)


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