Cold Blast from the Past !
It was one of those days where I was sitting in front of my computer, bummed, trying to figure out a few life issues I have mainly with the care of my mother who is in a dementia/Alzheimer’s care facility, but my thoughts kept going to benching as they always seem to do LOL
An email dropped in my inbox from a person I had not heard from in some time and that in itself was surprising to me.
I opened the email and my jaw just about dropped to the floor.
A most amazing thing was dropped on my door step, well email inbox
completely out of the blue.
I had to reread it several times just to make sure and I hit the reply button and asked to tell me more !
Several email exchanges went back and forth, my mind was racing thinking about the details and basically how the heck am I going to pull this off.
Finally a phone call from this person and things were settled on with dates and times etc.
The day came today and off I went, leaving at 1:00am and just returning at 7:30pm, something like 18.5 hours of solid driving of 856 miles. I am very tired LOL.
This is what dropped into my benching room tonight. This is the build log.
Just a pic of it here, this is a 3 year old picture btw
And it in it’s new home :up:
I want to make this clear here. I do not know who the original owner of this machine is. From what I was told it was only used a few times and put into storage for all these years.
Please do not ask any details of any of the parties involved in this as they wish to remain unknown, for whatever reasons they have, I will honor their wishes.
All I know is it was offered to me by a 3rd party broker and I went for it.
The unit needs a bit of cleaning, mostly dust, and a few other things tidied up. But all in all it is in great shape.
It was run for me so I could see how it works and with different loads.
At 200w… it is holding -95c…
At 270w… it is holding -89c….
At 285w… it is holding -87c….
As I am a bit tired atm I will test this myself here at home, get used to running it and get to work on cleaning it up. I will post more pic’s of it and do a few benches with it to see how it handles these loads.
You cannot imagine how I excited I am to have this unit in my bench room, it was the first 2 stager build that I just feel in love with back when I first started looking at these things, and now here it is <pinches self> :rofl:
Additional pictures and operation video