It is Saturday. I am waiting for Edwin to drop off some rods and eyelets for our three group San Marco Leva. We carefully left these parts with Edwin because at the time we didn’t know how to repair the damage. We still don’t have a way to repair the wear on the eyelets, but we need the rods in hand to continue work. Although it has been on the back burner, we are not giving up on refurbishing our 1980 la San Marco manual espresso machine. All OEM parts are in from Michaelo, and the three group is sitting on the couch just asking for a little attention. Though the rods from the groups are in great condition, the hard, chrome-plated brass eyelets need some tinkering. The question is do we use new OEM eyelets? or do we try to improve the fit in a non standard way? Already we have been talking about making slight changes to the original design, so perhaps we will make some adjustments… Much love Edwin!