I just picked up my next project- Rancilio Z9 AT. It uses hydraulic groups, which should be fun to rebuild. Also has autofill and the original mercury pstat. More pictures to come as I start to work on this beast.
Joined: Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:45 am
Real Name: Thomas Smekal
Equipment: Rancilio S20 (Home Use), Mazzer SJ
Location: Calgary, Canada
Postby Sketcher » Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:04 pm
Represent! I have an S-20 I recently rebuilt, I'd love to see some pics of this beast... I also have no experience with hydraulic controls at all but there's no reason it should be any worse than electronics and at least you don't have to worry about buying a new brain box...
Everything is back together except the outer shell, and I'm almost ready to fill the boiler and throw the switch. Here's a picture of everything but a few wires on it. I'll report later when I know whether or not everything works.
Joined: Fri Dec 19, 2008 5:33 am
Real Name: phillip
Equipment: LSM Model 80, Gaggia Achille, La Pavoni 1976 EP, Rancilio Z9, Behmor 1600, Mazzer M, KYM Wallmount
Location: Nova Scotia
Interests: XC Running
Postby phillip canuck » Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:54 am
Frank, are you pulling shots on this now? A funny question, but where is your switch for this Z9. I have a slowly progressing (rewiring is a bear) Z9 of my own, but I don't have a switch of any kind that I know of. Z9 Lever.
I've pulled some shots on it, but I mainly use my other machine. The power switch on my Rancilio is right above the pressure gauge. You can see the piece of silver metal that it mounts to in my most recent picture.
Joined: Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:46 pm
Real Name: Tom Chips
Location: San Francisco
Postby TomC » Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:12 pm
I'm surprised to find myself admiring the color. It looks like a unique machine that depending on the surroundings, could look quite sharp. Good luck with the rebuild.
California Wine in 70's, Craft beer circa 00's, Specialty Coffee......
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