For years I only collected Singer and Kenmore machines. But this Stradivaro was a good buy and looked interesting. I am looking for a manual or one that is comparable to it. The model no. is J-A31 3166. From what I can tell, it has a left homing needle. Something I've never had before also. At least I haven't found anywhere to adjust the needle position. Would appreciate any info out there. Thanks so much!