today I bought(off CL) a 128 la Vencedora. It has a motor with the knee pedal, beautiful decals, destroyed wiring... so should I repair the motor and wires, and keep it electric? or should I convert it to hand-crank? and if I convert it, will one of my 66's hand cranks work? sorry about the crappy cell-phone pics.
It runs smoothly but is not gliding, if you know what I mean. Per the seller has been in storage for 15 years at least. Serial number puts it just before the depression- April 1929. So I will of course be lubing, oiling, and learning all about long bobbins. Any other advice? how do you open the side compartment?