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Thread: !!!WITHDRAWN!!! - FS Vintage Faema Lambro Lever Melbourne

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    !!!WITHDRAWN!!! - FS Vintage Faema Lambro Lever Melbourne

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Probably a bad time to offer but anyways..

    A vintage Faema Lambro lever. I purchased this gorgeous machine off a fellow snobber a while ago who in turn had bought it off Kofekitt who had done a comprehensive rebuild. First thing I did was strip the head down, cleaned everything and replaced the seals. I also rewired and installed an on board switch in the front panel. Makes superlative expresso and looks fantastic. Only offering for sale because since I got the Decent it just doesn't get the use it deserves. Plus there's the Tell and a soon to be recommissioned two group E61. Requires plumbing in. Comes with bottomless and double portafilters.

    $3650. Pick it up on the Mornington Peninsula.

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    Oh wow! That looks superb!
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    Thanks! I don't care if it just sits in the kitchen looking pretty.

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    /|\ Oh my goodness...
    This Ladies and Gentleman....Please read the Ad....
    Is the Espresso version of ....
    Alan Moffat's first 2Door Hardtop Falcon which was passed onto...
    Jim Richards, who in turn handed it onto the care of...
    Peter Champion who has lovingly caressed it back to its true glory...

    A piece of true Italian Engineering brilliance.
    Just lubbely Espresso there waiting to be enjoyed...!

    GLWS Jim.
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    A rare opportunity for a wannabe leverlover...at a decent price, too-

    I can personally endorse 2 things that are relevant to the sale of this machine:-

    1) The Faema Lambro is the genuine article. I have owned one for several years now. I had my Lambro turned on for around 15 hours yesterday. I was making coffees with it for a post-Christmas throng...and doing it damn well. Once up to speed it maintains its temperature perfectly. It is a 'walk-up-and-shoot' machine. Feed it fresh and properly roasted beans and it will churn out divine shot...after shot...after shot. AND it has killer looks!

    2) I have purchased the odd machine restored by Kofekitt and can attest to the quality of his restorations. They are done with care and with experienced hands. They are also done with sensitivity to their age and lineage...and they are done properly.

    GLWS. I can't imagine that this one will stay around for long.
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    Excuse my ignorance, but a couple of questions (more out of curiosity, your machine is beautiful but my wife would kill me if I purchased another machine).
    1. How many AMP’s required to power this bad boy?
    2. What do you mean by the “tell and a soon” comment?
    3. Do you know what year it is?
    4. How well does the descent replicate the profile of your Lambro (if at all)?
    It really is a beautiful machine.
    Thanks
    Faatshank

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    Can't help with the wife but machine is 10 amp.

    Probably early sixties.

    "Tell and a soon" as in I have a restored Gaggia Tell (orione) and a '63 Faema E61 soon to be working so something should go but probably wont. I'm in the unusual position of wife not wanting to sell anything. The Decent replicates the Lambro nicely but there's something special about an analogue lever.

    Good luck with your missus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faatshank View Post
    Excuse my ignorance, but a couple of questions (more out of curiosity, your machine is beautiful but my wife would kill me if I purchased another machine).
    1. How many AMP’s required to power this bad boy?
    2. What do you mean by the “tell and a soon” comment?
    3. Do you know what year it is?
    4. How well does the descent replicate the profile of your Lambro (if at all)?
    It really is a beautiful machine.
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    Faatshank
    hahahaha, thinking of a 3rd machine mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnA View Post
    hahahaha, thinking of a 3rd machine mate
    There is something very captivating about the Lambro..... Where would I even put a third machine?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Faatshank View Post
    There is something very captivating about the Lambro..... Where would I even put a third machine?!
    one at the office and 2 at home, problem solved
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    If this had a water tank I would be all over it

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    Quote Originally Posted by mariovalentim View Post
    If this had a water tank I would be all over it
    Its an interesting point, i've often considered adding water tanks to these levers to make them more attractive to home users. But then you get into other parts needed, like pump, boiler fill solenoid, manual switching for the pump and solenoid, and then you could always add an auto-fill board too :-) . It gets expensive pretty quickly, especially if you want to keep it reversible/original , but it can be done .
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    OK colour me ignorant but I thought a mains pumbed machine still required a boiler fill level controller. If this isn't true, how is the boiler fill level maintained?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyrebird View Post
    OK colour me ignorant but I thought a mains pumbed machine still required a boiler fill level controller. If this isn't true, how is the boiler fill level maintained?
    The water level in a Lambro is decided by the operater. There is a manual fill lever that he/she activates when more water is to be added, allowing water under pressure (like mains pressure) to enter the boiler. Take the finger pressure off the lever and the water stops flowing into the boiler.
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    OK, thanks. Does it have a low water cutoff for the boiler element or do you just have to keep an eye on it?
    Last edited by Lyrebird; 15th January 2019 at 05:55 PM.

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    Paolo and Mike summed it up nicely, the manual fill was the way it was always done with early analogue machines like my two group Gaggia Tell and E61.

    You get a feel for these machines like no other. Auto-fill can be added if you don't mind the expense but it's not hard. Personally i think tanks are for pussies :-D
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    Withdrawn

    Due to personal stuff the Lambro is withdrawn from sale. Thankyou all for the interest.
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