Joe, you might try www.tias.com/stores/relics
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I have a repair manual pdf for Singer swing needles (like a 401). I would be happy to share it with anyone here.
I would love to take Ray's course as well, but it's a little pricey for me right now.
I'd love to have it or a copy of it. We've got a 401 too.
Have you tried the Vintage Singers Yahoo group? or the Vintage Sewing Machine group? I found one or two repair manuals in those groups.
jlm5419-an Okie in California
Nope I haven't gone to the Yahoo groups. I have one devil of a time navigating that site. If all else fails I suppose I could pop a hand full of Excedrin and try .... again.
I do now have a 538 manual. Thanks grannysewer I really appreciate it.