Gaggia lever group in parts

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Paul_Pratt

#1: Post by Paul_Pratt » Jun 18, 2016, 10:31 pm

This was a bit of fun last friday afternoon to finish up a long week. I was about to assemble a Gaggia group when I realised it was 100% in bits so took a quick snap of all the parts laid out. AFAIK the group was unchanged until it was then updated for the Spanish Gaggias.

At the very top you can see a factory spanner and underneath that is the spring assembly tool - a very clever system. You can take the spring out safely in mere minutes.

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And here is a Gaggia group assembled on my Spagna.

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Paolo

#2: Post by Paolo » Jun 18, 2016, 11:54 pm

A thing of beauty!

Thanks for sharing....

jontyc

#3: Post by jontyc » Jun 19, 2016, 2:23 am

One can start to appreciate why commercial groups cost so much. Thanks for posting, very interesting.

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Paul_Pratt

#4: Post by Paul_Pratt » Jun 19, 2016, 6:02 am

I have zoomed in and cut the picture into sections to show the detail.

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wreckfish

#5: Post by wreckfish » Jun 19, 2016, 10:02 am

That's awesome. The complexity of it is really intriguing. Thanks for sharing!

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zeb

#6: Post by zeb » Jun 19, 2016, 11:23 am

This makes a very nice picture ;)

turboyeast

#7: Post by turboyeast » Jun 20, 2016, 4:29 pm

Paul_Pratt wrote:At the very top you can see a factory spanner and underneath that is the spring assembly tool - a very clever system
Hi Paul,
Could you explain in a bit more detail the working principle of the spring assembly tool?
Thanks in advace, TY

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cuppajoe

#8: Post by cuppajoe » Jun 20, 2016, 5:57 pm

Nicely done, have always been fond of the looks of the Gaggia gear head and your photos show not only the complexity, but the thought that went into the design that makes it so reliable. About the only wear points are the rack and pinion and with proper maintenance it should last several lifetimes. Also looks like it was engineered with service in mid.
David - LMWDP 448

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