Adana Restoration Work

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Last post I mentioned we’d been working on giving one of our 8×5” Adanas a decent going-over prior to it being used for our interactive demonstrations as part of the upcoming London Design Festival event. The original paintwork was badly chipped and flaking off in places so we decided to strip it and give it a fresh coat of paint and a shiny new base, as well as a bit of a servicing.

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We ended up going with a slightly more ‘firetruck / Routemaster bus’ shade of red than the original colour but we’re happy with the end result seeing as it will be very much on display and enticing the public to have a go.

 

 

3 thoughts on “Adana Restoration Work

  1. Hi, what do you use to get the main bearing out – is that the right word for the long bar that goes through the middle. When I tap it with a block of wood it moves, but of course I can only keep on tapping until it is flush with the main casting. I’m sure there’s a clever piece of kit that can help me. Or do I just use something round and smaller and made from metal as a pusher and carry on knocking my block of wood against it? Thanks!

    1. There isn’t any specialised tool as far as I’m aware of, but continued tapping with a thinner diameter rod should do the trick. Could even use the shaft of a hammer with a mallet against the head. Plenty of WD40 isn’t a bad idea either to make sure it’s loosened up a bit beforehand.

  2. Thanks, in the absence of a response I’d tried exactly that with success. Second question, though! What did you do to cheer up the platen and handle and restore the plating? Thanks!

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