rancilio m-jet lever, original and 70s orange what more could we all ask for
hey all, noticed on other sites that they have a thread dedicated to the retro and classics from yesteryear so i thought maybe we should start one hear also. ill get it kicked off with some of my oldies. enjoy
rancilio m-jet lever, original and 70s orange what more could we all ask for
gaggia classica 1948, where it all began
Bo-Ema, early 60s
sold this eterna to classic throttle shop in sydney, coolest 70s machine with matching wood trim grinder, mmm... shouldnt have let that one go
I need more bench space.
I need a shed... then Ill need more bench space ;D
Originally Posted by 6649435E270 link=1243430341/5#5 date=1243437415
I need more moola. >:(
TCM I should have brought your Z9 2 group lever when I had the chance ;)
What is that lovely retro machine in the first picture, i.e. sm_001?
I want that one :-)
They all look in such nice condition as well.
MACHINE IN FIRST PICTURE IS GAGGIA INTERNAIONAL SINGLE GROUP
OK. WE HEAR YOU! No need to shout!!! * :D :POriginally Posted by 14030D4D0705050C0F0E07600 link=1243430341/10#10 date=1243552651
Nice machine btw...
Wow...I am loving those! Please stop posting up such pictures because Im now hatching plans to rip off my FAEMA side panels and stick on chromed steel sides instead, and perhaps adding spay paint....arrrgghh!!!
single aurora with factory heat exchanger. makes an great coffee. we dedicated this one to the xu-1 torana
rancilio z9, with flat sides. love the 70s feel of this machine
Hi, do you still have the Rancilio or did you finish up selling it?
the E61, 2 group. this is one of the re-release for the 40th aniversery in 2001. will add some original E61 pics soon
hey still have one rancilio, we restod 2 of them identical to use at a function a while back and we sold one a while ago. great machine so easy to use
I nearly put my $$ at your other one then ;) Looking at doing one of mine up as a lever instead of the pumped version (Burnt Orange *8-) )
great collection BTW, Andy warned me a while back he new a collector of shiney toys *:)
Wow. *:) Do they end up looking as good on the inside as they do on the outside? I guess that kinda goes without saying...
Are parts often difficult to source?
parts are very difficult to source so if your looking at undertaking a project try finding something complete to start with, and yes the inside look as good as the outsides as this pcture shows. am happy to help anyone with info, but i rarely sell so no point asking. this is a La Pavoni Concorso, or Diamante dipends which name. will have the body on it soon attached a pic of what i will look like when done
Another Aurora. It must be one of the very first as it has no heat exchanger. Have successfully tamed overheating by replacing the boiler/ grouphead gasket with a PTFE one. Now makes a great coffee.
Hows the steam wand! Someone should make a bendy straw version to bling up otherwise mundane machines...
great aurora, it is the earlier model. great resto
A Conti Princess from the early 60s. Pictured as I received it. Only 1/2 renovated at the moment. Love that stirrup handle.
anyone noticed the beautiful 1950s faema urania on the bay of evil?
Sure did! Wish I could find the cash for it though - so beautiful.Originally Posted by 56717A4B47140 link=1243430341/25#25 date=1244768678
The Maling Room have a restored 1957 single-group Faema (not sure if it is a urania) that is a work of art - so beautiful!
wow - its gone!Originally Posted by 76515A6B67340 link=1243430341/25#25 date=1244768678
A CS member?
jmc - that aurora is HOT
I would love just one of these machines...
Really nice restoration work!
I especially like the La Pavoni, I have a soft spot for them (been looking for one to restore as a first project).
Originally Posted by 77505B6A66350 link=1243430341/27#27 date=1244851280
The Urania is back on the bay of evil. Failed sale last time.
mmmmmmmmmmmmm i wish...... :D
To add to the collection of Rancilio Z9s above, heres mine. Its my primary machine, taking up a good proportion of my tiny Sydney-inner-west terrace kitchen (the base you can see in the photo is the dishwasher).
1984, black, single group. Im not sure it had ever been cleaned before I got it.
Like beanflyings project (hows that coming along, by the way?) I bought it for next to nothing on ebay, stripped it down, cleaned it up, replaced a bunch of stuff thanks to the folks at coffeeparts, and its working well. For real restoration points it would need a proper sandblast-and-repaint job, but thats out of the question on my current student income. Despite Attilios dire warnings of burnt coffee, as is historically the case with these machines, its not been a problem at all.
someone just emailed me this. its a photo of andy and i making coffee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:o Andys shaved!!!!Originally Posted by 36212F6F2527272E2D2C25420 link=1243430341/32#32 date=1248669860
Hi, does anyone know what a 1979 LA CIMBALI LEVER 2 group in working order might be worth these days?
There are a number of restored vintage machines for sale at the moment. They are from New Zealand and available from the bay of evil. They are worth whatever someone is willing to pay for them. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
hi guys near completion this is my la pavoni project just found some new mercury switches ready to be switched cant wait love to get some feedback
Welcome to CS Sparco parcoOriginally Posted by 262A392824143B2E3F392427244B0 link=1243430341/36#36 date=1255361817
Well 1st you have to sort the switch, heat it up, invite us all over to your house and give us your address. Once we have had some coffee we can provide constructive feedback *:D.
But seriously :) that looks very nice, it sure is RED!!
Let us know how the coffee comes out, and give us some more pics :)
I think this fits in here, I know they dont make em like this anymore! My LaCimbali M27 Start.
I have a 1950s twin group LaCarimali machine that I have owner for a number of years. I have had it serviced many years ago and it is plumbered into my home kitchen, however now I would like to get it completely restored. Can ane one recommend someone for this project. I live in the inner west of Sydney.
well thats a nice 1st post :) welcome to CS very nice machine. Not sure i would let that out of my sight for to long.
good luck with the rebuild, give us some more pics when its done.
CS member TCM-geelong might be worth a PM, he has some posts up there ^^^^^ He might put you on the right track. Or a few of the sight sponsors might help.
hey very cool carimali, nearly bought one this year but wasnt meant to be. ive restod plenty in my time can definatly help with any info you need. is the murano glass on back in good nic?
Hi thanks, it is great machine and very functional. I think it has had a pretty easy life so far.
All glass pieces appear to be original and in good condition with only a very small chip to the bottom corner of the yellow glass panel and I have the fragment to re-glue.
It sounds to me like you did a lot, if not all the work with your restorations, however rewarding this would be, I just do not have the time and am looking for someone to do this for me.
Hey all, just finished this one. Its a serie 2 La Cimbali Rubino. the first photo is the before shot then we got to it. Makes a decent cup as well i might add. will post a picture of it later next week with the original La Cimbali 1951 grinder that goes with, Enjoy. also mv750s found this original brochure for the carimali
Very nice restoration (or better-ation! :) )
Great workmanship on this beautiful machine
A credit to you
coffee porn....... *:-*
who would sell such a thing of beauty........ if only it was closer.....
Ooooh, Faema Urania - theres a 1 group at The Maling Room which I assume has finally been plumbed in.
Theres also a 3 group in a cafe on Brunswick St Fitzroy.
Oh stop it!!!
You guys are driving me nuts.
Ive had my scouts out for a couple of months now looking for a single lever, preferably like the Gaggia Classica 1948 model above.
One lives in hope. *:-X
mod edit- we are working on restoring lost graphics *:(
Hi Daniel I seen your post and I am really keen to know how the restore went on this? I have the same machine coming from Italy via England in the about 7 weeks and I would like to restore before I put it into service. How did you go with person from Geelong?Originally Posted by 372C6D6F6A295A0 link=1243430343/39#39 date=1256797865