Which turntable


Recently thinking I new what I was doing it seems that I messed up my turntable. I was reriwing the whole tonearm as the wires had broken . So I sent out to project for a new set of tonearm wiring .
When I took a good look at the tonearm and wiring I noticed that the wiring would have to go threw a set of holes where the only way to get the wiring threw those holes was to disassemble the whole tonearm 
After disassembly and with the new tonearm cables at hand believe you me just to get those cables threw the tonearm tube was a project by itself . I finally did it but now I had to get it threw a hole in one of the round gimbals and the adjust the bearings afterward which required a special tool which I did not have .
Well... At that point I realized I was over my head and there was no way I would be able the wire the tonearm let alone put it back together . The turntable is a 1 expression 2 . Had it for many year. 
Now I've got to buy me another turntable but no way I'm going to be cash capable of getting something as good as what I had . What would you guys recommend ? Was considering a project Debut carbon Evo or a Rega 1 or 2. 
I would buy me another tonearm but I would not know what to consider as I know nothing on the tecnacalities of putting a tonearm on my plinth . What fits...what doesn't ...
To make things worst I've got advance lung cancer so don't have a lot if time left even tought I'm stable right now receiving quimio but keep on playing with our hobby...keeps my mind ocuppied ...HELP!!!!!!

mcmvmx
Don't waste time buy a table that is great. I'd call Upscale and have them set one up for me. They know more than I'll ever know and they have a turntable specialist to set up your table. 
I suggest you buy a good budget TT to keep listening. This comes with preconfigured cartridge, plug and play.

https://www.turntablelab.com/products/pro-ject-t1-turntable-walnut-open-box-special?variant=39253459...

Also pre-mounted cartridge

https://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-AT-LP60X-BK-Belt-Drive-Hi-Fidelity-Anti-Resonance/dp/B07N3XJ66...

I used one of these for years, comes with cartridge, I changed it to my cartridge

https://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-AT-LP120XUSB-Direct-Drive-Hi-Fidelity-Anti-Skate/dp/B07N3W8B5M...

Sound’s good enough, done!

If wanting better:

Repair tour existing TT

1. find someone to overhaul it.

Can you remove your Tonearm from your TT?

2. find someone else to repair just your Tonearm (easier shipping to and from)

b. buy an arm the same length spindle to pivot that works with your decks hole and thickness.

How are your cartridge mounting and alignment skills?
Spend the kids' inheritance! Good luck whatever happens.
Well my cartridge.mounting skills are not that bad the tonearm is of the plinth completely disassemble . After I dissambled it was when I realized that I couldn't put it back together so a turntable without a tonearm is nothing . Anyone know of a proper tonearm that might fit on my plinth ?The tonearm is Projects 8.6 inch carbon fiber that comes with the turntable called the 1 expression 2
Get the Project 1 mentioned in elliottbnewcombjr's post above. $299 + free shipping! This is a good deal!
Do you need a cartridge? A Grado for $89 will work well on the Project 1.
Stay away from those wicked cheap belt drive toys and buy yourself at least Technics SL1500c (with built-in MM phono stage and cartridge). This turntabe is brand new with decent Direct Drive motor, nice tonearm, removable headshell, great for the money and will serve you for entire life.
I’m really sorry to hear about your illness. You can buy a replacement tonearm for the Project I expression II from Analogue Seduction here: https://www.analogueseduction.net/tonearms/pro-ject-replacement-tonearms-spare-parts.html. The replacement arms come pre-wired. The model you need is 225 GBP, or approximately $310.
@chakster : the OP has limited funds and a serious illness! That is why I suggested the cheap alternative! 
+1 cmdc! Buying a new arm is a sound choice! 
@chakster : the OP has limited funds and a serious illness!

I missed info about illness, sorry 

Ive got three cartridges an Nagaoka MP110 . A Ortofon salsa moving coil cartridge plus a Grado Black . My sistem comprises a Elekit tu 6500 tube preamp ( sounds great ) Mccormack DNA 125 power amp , Opera Audio turandot Forbidden city series cd player 
 Everthing connected with JPS Labs interconnect and power cable into a richard gray power station 
 Speakers are Magnepan MG12 with modified crossovers . Turntable was a 1expression2 with its carbon tonearm which I disassembled and now dont have the nowho or the tools to put it back together . Add to all that my desease so you can have a better picture of what I'm going threw . Dont have money 
 Leaving of SSI .
seems like you can install a prewired replacement arm and align a cartridge, so your music problem is waiting for the new arm to arrive:


cmdc
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03-07-2021 9:10am
I’m really sorry to hear about your illness. You can buy a replacement tonearm for the Project I expression II from Analogue Seduction here: https://www.analogueseduction.net/tonearms/pro-ject-replacement-tonearms-spare-parts.html. The replacement arms come pre-wired. The model you need is 225 GBP, or approximately $310."