photo of where the boiler was cut and a new piece was tig welded on.
Great work, you should be very proud of what you have recreated there. Better than new without a doubt (Italian wiring is never that neat).
I will try and take some better quality photos as I just finished the machine this evening and grabbed the camera and took some quick shots. Tomorrow hopefully I will have time to start making coffee with it and as you can imagine I am very excited.
What a fantastic job of restoration.
That looks truly amazing - better than a new one. You have a machine which will provide many years of excellent brews - and the satisfaction of knowing you refurbished her yourself!
... and have come up trumps mate - very nice looking work, considering the mess you had to begin with.Originally Posted by retroman link=1182951021/45#48 date=1197635467
Just remove that silly rubber thingy that manufacturers insist on clipping on top of the steam wand (pic 1)
Only a couple of words comes to mind..... Bloody Beautiful 8-)
Fantastic. Stand-out welding, too. It may have been (and was!) frustrating, and time-consuming....but from this perspective at least, when you stand back and look at it, it was worth it. You must be and should be very proud Retroman.
I am SO-OO impressed with the attention to detail and the quality of wiring, welding....you name it!
Take a huge bow, Retroman!
Could I be an absolute twit and ask what inclined you to choose Retroman as our CS screen name? ;D Great work!
Im in LURVE!!!
Do you need a barista to test it for you?? * Im not a barista, but Ill lie, steal, cheat and kill to get my hands on that baby!!
[smiley=tekst-toppie.gif] * Gotta give you 9.95 / 10 for that. * I always leave room for improvment, but I really cant see where!
Only on Marzocco, Andy ;)Originally Posted by Andy Freeman link=1182951021/45#55 date=1197636170
Great work Retroman....sterling effort and looks as good as new...any snob would be proud as punch to have that at home. And if there was no space for it....build a new kitchen around it!
Mate that is truly a work of art. Congrats!
:o As you can see Retroman, all your hard work has not only paid off for yourself but sharing it with your fellow CSers has also kept us entertained (and v.v.v.v.v. jealous at the end result) watching the process roll over. Top job mate.
I have some better quality shots
A thing of beauty is a joy forever......
Please keep image size to a maximum of 640x480 pixels to ensure it is easily viewable in most browsers to avoid excessive scrolling, can be very annoying mate.... ;)
How about a shot of it oozing espresso??? :)
its got the dual linea manometer...nice
Where did you get the ACF Marzocco espresso cups from?
They only come with new La Marzoccos.
Nice pressure gauge too! ;DOriginally Posted by Wushoes - David S link=1182951021/75#79 date=1197891415
Gorgeous looking machine there Retro!! A real thing of beauty!! [smiley=tekst-toppie.gif]
Java "Look at all the purty chrome!" phile
retroman that is fantastic work, do you restore old machinery for work / hobby or is this a one off for you?
I have a request, would you be able to repost one or more of the finished pics in bigger than 640 x 480? I would love to make them a desktop background / screensaver, 640 wide is just ridiculously small in this day and age of massive monitors
That would be against CS policy Sunbeamer. Best bet is to ask retroman to host the image somewhere, post the link to it on this thread so that you, or anyone else, can then link to it and download it at your leisure.....
Another option highlighted to me by a very knowledgeable CSer, is for retroman to ZIP a high-res image and then attach this to a reply post. Pick an option retroman..... ;) ;D
do I spy an E61 in the background ;)
It is a 1961 Faema President 1st series with the scalloped cup warmer not the normal plastic cup warmer you get on E61 machines.
Also The GS will be up for sale, so anyone who has a genuine interest feel free to contact me for more details.
I think hes scared to use it Greg ;) we all want to see and all have a genuine interest ;)Originally Posted by Greg Pullman link=1182951021/75#78 date=1197890770
That thing is so nice it should be in a museum. As it so happens, I have just made a museum in my new kitchen...
hey retroman do you rekon you could tell me what that wand and swivel nut is that you used for this machine?