I've just got this La Pavoni Bar T3 its a 1999 model, missing a few bits, didn't come with porta filters, missing one leg and hot water knob.
I also have a early '70's Europiccola, I was browsing ebay when i saw this Bar T3, seemed like a bargain.
I have no coffee machine experience other than rebuilding the Europiccola. I do have an well equipped workshop to tackle a rebuild.
So far I powered the Bar up and it tripped the circuit breaker in my workshop, so i disconnected the wires to the heating element and it powered up, the pump is working and quiet the auto fill solenoid works, albeit noisy clacking sound, is that normal?
So the plan is to replace the element and rebuild the group heads and get it back into a working condition.