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    Junior Member makitmama's Avatar
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    Gosh, I have 5 66's and they all have a thread channel in front of the winder. They are earlier, tho
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    Junior Member makitmama's Avatar
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    Well duh. It also has reverse, a different stitch length indicator, and a thread guide on the base.
    Cil




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    (proud caretaker of a magenta 221, purple 222, assorted 66's, a 301, a pink Atlas and Monarch, and Granny's 201-2.

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    thanks everyone. I have never been so interested in these machines before. So now the question is... can I clean it up myself and repair it or will I need to have it done. I would really like to do it myself unless it's way beyond my abilities.

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    ArlaJo,

    They are simple. All you need is a few screw drivers, get good ones like the gunsmiths use, some oil (Tri-Flow is recomended ) and some cotton balls or soft cloth to clean with.

    That is really about it.

    Joe

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    and go watch Muv's video on cleaning - she rocks!!!
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    I have a crinkle 66 too...it is a nice sewer and actually quite desirable. Enjoy it. Parts are easy to find.

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    This is a simple machine to work on.

    shop.sew-classic.com can sell you a replacement motor, cords and foot control, all wired up for you for about $25 - piece 'a' cake to replace them and you'll have peace of mind about running the machine with safe and sound wiring in place. You'll probably need a replacement belt, too.

    Takes a standard 15x1 (HAx1, 2020) needle and a class 66 bobbin.

    There are some excellent tutorials for cleaning the operating parts of the machine right here on this board. I always recommend the Tools for Self Reliance site, as well: http://www.tfsr.org/publications/tec...achine_manual/ These guides cover the 66, 99, 201 and class 15 machines and with all the pictures and easy to understand directions, they're a prize for any machine refurbisher, especially a beginner.

    It's a wonderful hobby and I hope you have a lot of fun with it!

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