I 'inherited' a 221 that was in a house fire, not in it's carrying case. Smoke damage took the japan finish off the head and base. Wheel turns, feed dogs work, gears look pretty good, smoke got in there too. Chrome all got blackened. What is the best chemical to remove the smoke coated parts? Smoke also caused some rust. I think some will need to soak a bit.
I have no idea what it would cost to take it down to bare metal and have it re-painted, new decals, etc. Motor looks in good shape, checking the bushing, like new. Would it be worth restoring? May have to re-wire.
Suggestions and comments welcomed. Thanks, Libber