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Posted Tue Jun 5, 2007, 1:00am
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A Legend is Reborn - Faema E61 Restoration
by Paul Pratt

Getting back to his long time column on CoffeeGeek, Paul Pratt writes his first in a series of rebuild articles, this time with a closeup look at the classic Faema E61 full restoration.
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Posted Wed Jun 6, 2007, 6:14pm
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Great article. I'm really looking forward to the next of hopefully many in the series. Great photos, too. And good taste in machines. (Especially looking forward to more tricks of the trade.)
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Posted Wed Jun 6, 2007, 8:11pm
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Paul is an inspiration to me. In fact he's the reason I started rebuilding machines for friends & family. His web site made it look so interesting that I had to get one & tear into it myself.

Paul's efforts in restoring espresso machines is beyond anything I aspire to, but it's like reading Sports Illustrated; I may never be Jeter or Pujols but that doesn't mean I can't dream about it.

Keep up the great work Paul.

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Posted Fri Jun 8, 2007, 9:28pm
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What a great restoration - have fun!

I had the opportunity to pull shots this week on a retooled E-61 in front of a group of 100 CEOs for a major Intl. corporation.  As far as I can tell, the only difference between the remake and the old design is the autofill and the progressive preinfusion.  A camera man filmed every shot and broadcast it on a 25 foot screen to the crowd, so I COULD REALLY SEE ANY CHANNELLING (not that any of the incredibly drunk CEOs would have noticed), and shot after shot came out beautifully.  It is a shame that sexy design is such a lost art, and coffee is fueled by so much romance.

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Posted Sat Jun 9, 2007, 5:29am
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Thanks guys.  Well I can tell you that the machine is done and looks incredible, it makes me smile every time I look at it. At the moment I'm pulling shots and learning all the time.  

Tony I think the E61 legend has another trick up it's sleeve with a thermosyphon loop thermostat which tries to get a more stable group temp.  

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Posted Sat Jun 9, 2007, 4:28pm
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Paul_Pratt Said:

Tony I think the E61 legend has another trick up it's sleeve with a thermosyphon loop thermostat which tries to get a more stable group temp.  

Paul

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Yes - you are absolutely right.
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Posted Mon Jun 11, 2007, 2:21pm
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Sutono Said:

What a great restoration - have fun!

I had the opportunity to pull shots this week on a retooled E-61 in front of a group of 100 CEOs for a major Intl. corporation.  As far as I can tell, the only difference between the remake and the old design is the autofill and the progressive preinfusion.  A camera man filmed every shot and broadcast it on a 25 foot screen to the crowd, so I COULD REALLY SEE ANY CHANNELLING (not that any of the incredibly drunk CEOs would have noticed), and shot after shot came out beautifully.  It is a shame that sexy design is such a lost art, and coffee is fueled by so much romance.

Tony
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Tony,

Aren't you a CEO?

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Posted Tue Jun 12, 2007, 6:33am
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ilVecchio Said:

Tony,

Aren't you a CEO?

Joel

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LOL
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Posted Fri Jun 29, 2007, 4:02am
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Speaking of restoration projects - How about this guy's story:

http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1121040424  

Best regards

Peter
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Posted Sun Jul 8, 2007, 3:45am
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A Turkish cafe near where I work has one of these on their counter.  In daily use, and looks to be in good condition.  I can see what you mean about older machines looking far more stylish.
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