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    Sunday Morning Project

    I cleaned this up, and gave it a drink of oil. The zig-zag was skipping stitches, so I took the bobbin area apart and gave it a good clean. Also replaced the needle. This machine is one of the most quieted machines I have...if I were to compare...I think it sounds a lot like my singer 201-3.

    Feet can drop, but the button under the zig-zag width will not budge. I have tried oil but not heat...that will be next. I posted a pic the first day I picked it up but here is another after some TLC.

    It is model 764 and reminds me of a 50s car! A quirk, the needle is an extreme left position when in SS mode, thus my 1/4 inch green tape guide on the metal plate. Think I will get some trendy washi tape to replace it.

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    ​What a sweet machine! How much does she weight? It looks handy to move with the nice handle on top.

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    vanginney,

    Love the upside down pic.

    Tilt the machine back on it's hinges and follow the feed dog drop controls from the knob to the feed dogs. There will be a round pointy part that slides in a tube like affair. Oil it there. That is probably where it's gummed up.

    You can buy dedicated left side straight stitch feet for your machine, and there is the old fashioned fabric guides that screw onto the bed and ... and ... Dritz still sells the magnetic ones too. I've seen them at JoAnns. Lots better than tape.

    And again, I know you have trouble getting it up in Canada, but I do suggest Tri-Flow oil.

    Joe

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    Well the machine weighs a TON. I would guess 40 lbs. Joe, I had no idea about left dedicated feet, will do a search....she is worth it to me. The soft sound of the sewing was a surprise.

    Heat made the knob work, but I will have to find that place you talk about because even though the button moves freely its not dropping the feet.

    I will have to place an order into sew-classic but, I have a couple other things on order...my DH will start to make comments. My hobby is cheap compared to his....so I rarely listen to him but maybe next month I will place and order...I need a singer lite from them too.

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    Found that pointed part in the tube. It's oiled and freely moves...didn't do the trick. Also held heat to the underside - pointed at everything - its toasty warm now!!!! I have an extra flat plate from a buttonholer, I could always use to FMQ on it. Thanks for all the help.

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    I have the 763 straight stitch model http://images.search.yahoo.com/image...mb=3SnodLNzGRx

    Otherwise called the Fair Lady, since it debuted at the World Fair.

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    Otherwise called the Fair Lady, since it debuted at the World Fair.
    Would you know what year that would be? I like the clean lines of your SS machine Candace! There kinda of heavy...take all my strength to lift her up. I just ran out of sewing desks....so this one is moved often. Maybe its a sign that I have enough now

    **Not sure why my pic ended upside down...I did have a glass of wine this afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanginney View Post
    Would you know what year that would be? I like the clean lines of your SS machine Candace! There kinda of heavy...take all my strength to lift her up. I just ran out of sewing desks....so this one is moved often. Maybe its a sign that I have enough now

    **Not sure why my pic ended upside down...I did have a glass of wine this afternoon.
    I'm thinking you could google it to find out. They're very heavy. Mine is a nice machine and cool looking, but I don't find myself grabbing it to go anywhere because my 301's are so much lighter.

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    Wine helps everything I hear! A little spirit helped my first crack at FMQ today.
    Anyway, TriFlow in Canada can be found at MEC, do you have one there? As for the other SC parts, PM me before you send the order, for reasons I'm not supposed to discuss publicly on the board.
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    Joe, where can we buy feet for a left homing machine???????

    "You can buy dedicated left side straight stitch feet for your machine, and there is the old fashioned fabric guides that screw onto the bed and ... and ... "

    Joe[/QUOTE]

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