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Restoring Italian La Pavoni 1980ish

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Proceed with caution but you will get there.


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16 hours ago, StevenG91 said:

I'll see what I can do tomorrow 🙏

I've tried rust remover, a pick, hammer and screw driver (not got enough of the washer to tap it out without damaging brass), dremmel is a no go. Any other ideas? 😂 Your right about it being therapeutic until something goes wrong, now im just loosing patience. 

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Small taps with a metal bar on the pick if you can get behind it.

Try a bit of wd40 at well

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3 minutes ago, Nopapercup said:

What a headache. Worse case you'll have to get a new group

The price of a new group is too expensive. 😑 I'll just need to persevere even if it takes me weeks. I've tried all day today to even budge it but no joy. 

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35 minutes ago, StevenG91 said:

The price of a new group is too expensive. 😑 I'll just need to persevere even if it takes me weeks. I've tried all day today to even budge it but no joy. 

Yes but you may find a knackered 2nd hand Pav with a decent group but getting that clip out some way would definitely be the preferable solution 

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9 minutes ago, Nopapercup said:

Yes but you may find a knackered 2nd hand Pav with a decent group but getting that clip out some way would definitely be the preferable solution 

True. I'll persevere for now, I've got it soaking in penetrating oil at the moment. 

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Plug the hole and fill the recess with oil and let it soak. Not just a little bit. Good thin penetrating oil.

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So I've still not managed to get the circlip out. I've tried everything I can. I'll continue to persevere. If I can't get it out I may have a back up option, I've managed to pick up another 78-83 La Pavoni from Italy for a pretty decent price of £114, which even for parts I think is a pretty good deal. It's battered and bruised but it could be a good project. If I could just get that circlip out I'd have another La Pav to restore. 

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Okay 😁😁 so I only got the damn thing out 😂. A few extremely hard taps with a small metal bar after soaking for over 24 hours. I have slightly damaged the brass but it shouldn't have any impact on the machine. So through my impulsity I also own another La Pav. 

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That was a battle! But glad you got there in the end.

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18 minutes ago, jimbojohn55 said:

That was a battle! But glad you got there in the end.

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It was indeed a battle. 😂 I got another La Pav out it, so not a bad battle. 

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