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Pimp a 1962 Gaggia Minibar Orione

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Last few bits of chrome to clean up last night, this it the elbow between the lever and the group, the two strips of metal bent around  it held on witgh two screws are part of the lever cocking mechanism , ahem cough

 

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and after clean up

 

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Also solved the heat resistant wiring issue, originally these machines had wires that were threaded with ceramic beads - not exactly IP rated or easy on the eye.

the solution is 1.5mm Sq oven wire only about £1.80 a meter for each colour. Ive also got some silicon coated braided fiberglass cable protector that I will use over it

 

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Also solved the heat resistant wiring issue, originally these machines had wires that were threaded with ceramic beads - not exactly IP rated or easy on the eye.
the solution is 1.5mm Sq oven wire only about £1.80 a meter for each colour. Ive also got some silicon coated braided fiberglass cable protector that I will use over it
 
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That should work nicely
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16 hours ago, jimbojohn55 said:

and after clean up

 

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Not sure if that is shiney enough Jim 😁

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4 hours ago, coffeechap said:

Not sure if that is shiney enough Jim 😁

Jim you need to treble your prices for this one. 😂😂😂

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5 hours ago, coffeechap said:

Not sure if that is shiney enough Jim 😁

You know where you can take it ! 😬


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1 hour ago, Nicknak said:

Jim you need to treble your prices for this one. 😂😂😂

tbh I didn't buy it or pay for the chrome, and its been fun to do...………….also its not back together yet 😬

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tbh I didn't buy it or pay for the chrome, and its been fun to do...………….also its not back together yet 
So nice of toffee chips to gift you a knackered machine & pay for the chroming too.
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Back to the wiring having conveniently pulled a back muscle while tiling the kitchen floor haha

The original grommets on the 80's pressurestat had perished but were an odd size eventually I purchased a box of mixed size blind grommets (make your own jokes up)  and one of the sizes was spot on. This enabled me to punch a hole in each that was the right size for the different size cables

 

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To finish of the cables neatly - because why not, I crimped some old style ring terminals on them and then added a small piece of heat shrink

 

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did you consider buying a box of Wallaces as well?

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One of the issues I noticed when this machine arrived was the lack of  earthing wires to the various parts of the machine - now on the basis that electrical safety has bcome along way since 1962, I though it only reasonable to add some if there is ever to be another lever day.

 

 

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For the main power wires to the element its probably overkill  but ive housed the oven grade wires in a heat shield - silicon coated braided fiberglass

 

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55 minutes ago, jimbojohn55 said:

One of the issues I noticed when this machine arrived was the lack of  earthing wires to the various parts of the machine - now on the basis that electrical safety has bcome along way since 1962, I though it only reasonable to add some if there is ever to be another lever day.

So if there is ever an electrical fault anyone touching it gets to lever 'nother day?

 

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the postie has a hernia, but look at what he brought 😀

remember these

 

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Welcome to the age of chrome ……. damn their shiny 

 

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Ooh pretty.

Very nice work getting the nibbles out.

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Let’s hope the cocking mech matches the quality of that chrome @jimbojohn55


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