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Tomcody
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Posted Thu Jul 26, 2012, 6:34am
Subject: Re: Silvia Mods
 

tracerbullet Said:

LED's?

Posted July 18, 2012 link

Hey yes from pidsilvia.com  Its a square white led array its small hidden and brightens it up under the group.. Easy to install easy to remove too.  " and like it completly changed the way the espresso tastes, like totally"  Not really but the lextra light is nice.  My bar has RGB leds set to change slow. so the Silvia stands out with the thing being lit up now.

 
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Posted Thu Jul 26, 2012, 7:20am
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Tomcody Said:

..., besides the quarter turn thing interested me too.

Posted July 26, 2012 link

So it's more than just aesthetics after all.

 
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Posted Thu Jul 26, 2012, 12:01pm
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Tomcody Said:

Hey yes from pidsilvia.com  Its a square white led array its small hidden and brightens it up under the group.. Easy to install easy to remove too.  " and like it completly changed the way the espresso tastes, like totally"  Not really but the lextra light is nice.  My bar has RGB leds set to change slow. so the Silvia stands out with the thing being lit up now.

Posted July 26, 2012 link

hey, see this for the led's...
you can get all components on eBay etc...

have fun

 
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Posted Thu Jul 26, 2012, 4:06pm
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Tomcody Said:

Looks Large.  small machine large handle...hope it doesnt get a complex....

Posted July 26, 2012 link

Totally! You wouldn't have to use the Clever lever though; any commercial handle/knob would work, like the Epoca water valve ones. They's pretty too...here
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Posted Wed Aug 8, 2012, 3:29am
Subject: Re: Silvia Mods
 

While contemplating what to do with miss Silvia. I came across a deal I couldn't pass up.  So I am now the proud owner of a La San Marco Practical 95E.   After freeing the pump, the machine came to life. A few leaks and some corrosion and old coffee grinds. It all seems to work as advertised. took a bunch of pics and began tear down. So I think Miss Silvia will have to wait, or maybe I will put her up for adoption after Marco moves in.  :-)

Here's Marco as I bought him. I Probably should start a new thread too eh?

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Posted Thu Aug 9, 2012, 1:32am
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wow, you are upgrading fasssssssssssssssssssssst !
have fun and don't forget to treat miss Silvia properly '-)

 
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Posted Thu Aug 9, 2012, 11:21am
Subject: Re: Silvia Mods
 

coffeeee Said:

wow, you are upgrading fasssssssssssssssssssssst !
have fun and don't forget to treat miss Silvia properly '-)

Posted August 9, 2012 link

I've had Silvia several yrs. Ive enjoyed her. Got interested in these commercial jobs after the purchase of an Acorto 2000S and then an Acorto 1500s elite for work. It needs love and affection to keep it going so I call it my part time job at work. But this San Marco seemed to be a good deal. I was going to restore and resell.  But I've learned that it is a pretty damn good machine. So Im going to tear it down clean it up and put it into service in the place of Silvia. Gotta say I'm excited.

 
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