Hey Qarl, that is a beautiful Pavoni! You made it better than new. I have very fond memories of mine. I gave it up a few years back for a Jura semi-automatico, which I do love for its ease of use, but I rather miss my old Pavoni. I bought it in Milan in 1979 with a 220 heating element, which of course didn't work when I returned to the US. I managed to find a 120 heating element in Boston and changed it out myself. I had my Pavoni for about 20 years before moving over to the Jura. Mine was sputtering steamy hot water from the bottom and top of the glass tube, and I was getting tired of having to mess around with it. Kind of wish I'd kept it now that I'm looking at your beauty!
I don't know if you roast your own beans (probably you do) but the crema with fresh home roasted beans is way better. I imagine you know that already though!