Dug out my Lenco L75 which has been lying around. Time to rebuild and restore it. This will be a budget restore. Just the bare minimum required to get it running properly. However no half measures in the motor and bearing area. So motor inspection and lube or whatever is required, bearing inspection and whatever is required, idler wheel is plastic but will do for now, spark suppressor cap to be replaced. I’m junking the lenco tonearm cos the rear was off and I don’t want to handle rewiring this completely. So first step took off all the tonearm bits and bobs, the collar nut was a struggle till WD 40 helped loosen it and pliers did the rest. Removed the brake too since it was grating on the platter. Don’t use a brake on my Garrard either, it’s there but angled away from the platter rim. I’m also rewiring an SME 3009 Series II tonearm which will be used with this till I have funds and figure out a final tonearm for this deck. Hence the temporary plinth will be my own design of independent pieces of layered ply stacked where space dictates under the top plate for now just like bricks to hold it up and drain the vibration. This will be a leisure rebuild no hurry. Lots of reading to do on the lenco site for motor structure drawings mainly. Restoring these decks is work but a hell of a lot of fun and so much learning too.