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Ok so in the age of lockdowns and mindless rants on the forum I thought it was about time to impose another over detailed pimp.

1986 Brass Pav - never been restored or serviced - not in great condition but I've seen a lot worse - so on with the mindless condition details¬†ūüĖē

 

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Short boiler cap has a brass insert for the screw threads

 

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The lever is close fitting with no waggle !

 

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The brass pavs are not all brass, in particular the base is brass plated steel so takes the most damage. Im probably not going to do a total refinish on this one as it starts to get hideously expensive, for example a replacement base would cost 180 Euro !!! so the existing base will be pimped

 

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Hmm after much thought about the music to pimp by and having just heard the Charles has corona I think I will go with

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, jimbojohn55 said:

The brass pavs are not all brass, in particular the base is brass plated steel so takes the most damage. Im probably not going to do a total refinish on this one as it starts to get hideously expensive, for example a replacement base would cost 180 Euro !!! so the existing base will be pimped

 

Curious about how you are going to approach this one as I have the exact same problem with a chrome plated base although mine is way worst than this 

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Looking forward to seeing this as all your previous refurbs have been top drawer. 

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ok so on with the strip down and a light descale

 

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The element on these has a copper shroud , in place to promote the flow of heated water circulating around the boiler

 

 

 

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So the pressurestat  on these is a quality bit of kit, and engineering, I knew that the pstat was not working and as suspected on closer inspection it was not possible to blow air through the pipe, a quick wiggle with a pressicion tool that took several house to make sorted that.

I took the pstat apart just to check the microswitch was working, which it was.

 

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So now the neighbour has stopped singing and holding a candle on their balcony I can concentrate on more important things FFS¬†ūüôĄ

The pressure gauge has a cracked face and some discolouration of the surround, so tapped off the bezel using a small hammer and a flat washer to  work against the bezels edge all the way round.

Then pop in a replacement glass and holding the gauge face down force the bezel back on, after cleaning up the parts.

 

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On with the pimp, group strip down,  pass me a shovel

 

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And the prize inside is of course a rusted in steel circlip

 

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Yay refurb thread
Love the look of the brass pav..... Looks even more stream punk than usual

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Gaggia Classic Chrome - Mignon Specialita 55

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The rusted in circlip actually proved quite straight forward, with a soak in penetrating oil overnight and prying it with a scriber and screwdriver  it came out quite easily.

next popped the group, piston and shower screen into a jug of pulycaf for the initial clean up.

 

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On 27/03/2020 at 13:13, jimbojohn55 said:

On with the pimp, group strip down,  pass me a shovel

 

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Pfft practically a brand new piston that ūüėČ

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Nice work :)

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1995 'Coffee Gaggia' with full Gaggia Classic conversion, DIY PID Controller, OPV set to 9bar, Silvia steam wand, Botomless PF, VST 15g Basket, Motta 58mm Tamper and Ascaso I-Mini grinder

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On with the teardown, removing the lock ring with a few careful taps and a three leg oil filter wrench.

this allows for a closer look at the discoloured brass, much of it appears to be an oxidised layer under the clear lacquer.

 

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Can you make it look like this though

 

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OOF I have seen worse Pavonis but this is the type that is good as a project machine for the right price! I rest easy though knowing this particular one is in good hands.


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"I'll throw my portafilter in the ring"

2018 Bosco Sorrento, 1964 Faema President 2 Gr, 1977 Faema Zodiaco 2 Gr, 1979 Gaggia Tell 2 Gr, 1991 La Pavoni PRG & Elektra MCAL, Olympus 75E, Quickmill Omre, Lido E, Virtuoso, 30+ Moka Pots, Chemex 8 cup, Siphon 5 Cup, French Press 1L, 75 espresso cups

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