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  • Restoring La Cimbali M30 Classic

    Hi,
    I have received my La Cimbali M30 and are about to begin a restoration.
    Can anyone give me some pointers on where to source  spare parts including spare cabinet parts?
    What is recommended to soak pipework and boilers in to clean etc.




    many thanks
    Lee



  • #2
    Re: Restoring La Cimbali M30 Classic

    HI Lee

    I have a heap of spares laying about. A few panels as well. Send me a PM if you are after anything specific.

    cheers

    Clint

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    • #3
      Re: Restoring La Cimbali M30 Classic

      pm sent, thanks

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      • #4
        Hey! I recently acquired the same exact machine (Cimbali M30 classic 2 group). What did you end up doing for power? Did you have to convert the power cable or source?

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        • #5
          PS. I live in the U.S. I'm sure power is different elsewhere, not sure where you live.

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          • #6
            I live in Australia, 240v or 3 phase. The machine can run on either, if you have a manual there is a page showing how to change the wiring between single and 3 phase. I would guess in the US, it would be 3 phase or at least 2 phase as the current draw is high.

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            • #7
              Progress

              I have started putting it back together now, many months spent dismantling and cleaning, replaced lots of o-rings etc.
              http://coffeesnobs.com.au/attachment...0&d=1343465735
              http://coffeesnobs.com.au/attachment...1&d=1343465742
              Attached Files

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              • #8
                Rebuild continues.

                All the plumbing is complete, next the wiring, might be making coffee in a week or two.

                I have to install a 25Amp power socket to run the machine before I can use it.



                I have two different model sides on the machine at the moment, my original M30 diecast bases are damaged, I picked up some M21? sides from Pip (Thanks Pip!) and are looking at integrating them into the existing cabinet.





                I still have some work to do on the sides and a few special mods under the hood but I want to get to know it better before I change things.
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                Last edited by lmclaren; 5 August 2012, 04:21 PM. Reason: Make it a bit prettier.

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                • #9
                  A few more pictures.

                  More pictures attached




                  Attached Files

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                  • #10
                    Looks awesome. How old is the beastie.

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                    • #11
                      amazing job so far on the resto mate, looks brand new so far... officially jealous of your work

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                      • #12
                        That is very beautiful.

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for the positive comments.

                          At a guess it would have been build around 1998, I am working on the electrics next I expect to be able to find a date on one of the components to give me a better idea.

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                          • #14
                            You have done a great job of restoring the machine.

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