Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 101 of 4375 FirstFirst ... 51 91 100 101 102 111 151 201 601 1101 ... LastLast
Results 1,001 to 1,010 of 43746

Thread: Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

  1. #1001
    Super Member quilt addict's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    2,320
    Billy, Not sure where you want questions on the tutorial to be posted. So if you want to move this somewhere else let me know.

    Working on the disassembly. The pressure foot bar finally came loose. Should I try to get the sleeve thing it was frozen in off? There is a screw but it does not want to come loose.

    2nd - Not sure what you call it, but seems like the ridges in the female side of the plastic belt holder on the motor rotor are all sheered off. I am sure they tried to run the machine with the needle frozen, there is plastic dust in this area. I would like to buy one and I think she may be ready to go! But I don't know what to call it or how to find a part number. Should I just take the part to the shop?

    3rd - can I get away without taking the tension off? I cannot seem to figure out how to. There is not a regular screw inside the center of the knob.

    Not bad for a free machine if that is all it is going to take.

    Thanks for all your help.

    Sorry the pictures are turned

    Need the belt thing sitting on the cover plate
    Name:  Attachment-69384.jpe
Views: 322
Size:  47.1 KB
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  2. #1002
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Some where in way out West Texas
    Posts
    2,423
    Blog Entries
    3
    Just call her "Lady Red" she is really pretty!

  3. #1003
    Senior Member Katia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    655
    Hi, is anybody still around that can look at this machine and see if it is what I think it is? It looks like a FW, but the colors are wrong. I have told the gal I want it. And of course people are will to pay more for it, so I need to jump on it before anyone offers her more then I have.

    http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/atq/1746397406.html

  4. #1004
    Super Member Charlee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    PNW (I wish it was the Ozarks!)
    Posts
    6,510
    Blog Entries
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by Katia
    Hi, is anybody still around that can look at this machine and see if it is what I think it is? It looks like a FW, but the colors are wrong. I have told the gal I want it. And of course people are will to pay more for it, so I need to jump on it before anyone offers her more then I have.

    http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/atq/1746397406.html
    That's a Mint Green Featherweight, and ABSOLUTELY you want it for that price!!

    Singer made Black, White, Tan, and Green FWs...it's just that most were black....
    Jump hard and fast on that one! :)

  5. #1005
    Senior Member Katia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    655
    She says I can have it and and I am over the moon. She said a
    guy wanted it, but just as an antique. She wants it to go to someone who will use it and love it. She even gave me the serial number. So it is mine. I just hope someone does not come in and offer her a ton more for it. She will not be home to get it till Thursday, so I will be holding my breath till then. But she is so - so cute. I am paying her more the the 45 but I don't even care. I think she will be a treasure.

  6. #1006
    Super Member Charlee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    PNW (I wish it was the Ozarks!)
    Posts
    6,510
    Blog Entries
    6
    Lisa...I'm cheap, and *I* would drive to Riverside to pick that one up!! It's gorgeous!

    Quote Originally Posted by quilt addict
    You're such an enabler. But is it a really good deal? I sent an email and will call tomorrow and see if they will hold till weekend when I can drive up there. Putting some miles on my car.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by quilt addict
    I know I wasn't supposed to be looking at CL this week. But look what I found. It seems like such a good deal. I have never seen a machine like this before.

    What to do :?: :?: :?:
    Buy it!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Billy

  7. #1007
    Super Member Charlee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    PNW (I wish it was the Ozarks!)
    Posts
    6,510
    Blog Entries
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by Katia
    She says I can have it and and I am over the moon. She said a
    guy wanted it, but just as an antique. She wants it to go to someone who will use it and love it. She even gave me the serial number. So it is mine. I just hope someone does not come in and offer her a ton more for it. She will not be home to get it till Thursday, so I will be holding my breath till then. But she is so - so cute. I am paying her more the the 45 but I don't even care. I think she will be a treasure.
    You're going to love her....I promise! :) Need I tell you that I'm just a bit jealous? ;) :lol:

  8. #1008
    Super Member no1jan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Upstate New York
    Posts
    2,065
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Jan are you going to convert your first "Red Eye" to a 66-1?

    I was looking at the photos of when you first posted it on like page 1 or 2 and it is a really nice looking machine! It would do it justice if you did do the conversion. You are already half way there all you need to do is pull the Presserfoot Bar out of the 66-1 you just picked up and put it into the other machine you have torn down.

    Just a thought, plus with sooo many 66 Red Eyes out there it would not hurt the value any if anything it would make it more desirable.

    Billy
    I haven't decided yet. I would probably need help talking me through it. 8-) :wink:

    I can't pick it up until next Wednesday as her son is here from AZ. They are going to be making a lot of day trips. I was kind of waiting to see what kind of condition it is in. Some people (like me) when they see rust they think it is ruined. Others know what they are doing and can look beyond it. It really depends how much work it needs. Besides what would I do with the rest of it?

    I love my redhead, and definitely want all the attachments for it. Is it difficult to convert. Remember I broke an indestructible bobbin winder! :) :) :)

  9. #1009
    Super Member quilt addict's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    2,320
    Charlee, you're and enabler too, I sent an email and will call this morning once it is a decent hour.

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Lisa...I'm cheap, and *I* would drive to Riverside to pick that one up!! It's gorgeous!

    Quote Originally Posted by quilt addict
    You're such an enabler. But is it a really good deal? I sent an email and will call tomorrow and see if they will hold till weekend when I can drive up there. Putting some miles on my car.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by quilt addict
    I know I wasn't supposed to be looking at CL this week. But look what I found. It seems like such a good deal. I have never seen a machine like this before.

    What to do :?: :?: :?:
    Buy it!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Billy

  10. #1010
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Bikini Bottom
    Posts
    5,746
    Quote Originally Posted by quilt addict
    Billy, Not sure where you want questions on the tutorial to be posted. So if you want to move this somewhere else let me know.

    Working on the disassembly. The pressure foot bar finally came loose. Should I try to get the sleeve thing it was frozen in off? There is a screw but it does not want to come loose.

    2nd - Not sure what you call it, but seems like the ridges in the female side of the plastic belt holder on the motor rotor are all sheered off. I am sure they tried to run the machine with the needle frozen, there is plastic dust in this area. I would like to buy one and I think she may be ready to go! But I don't know what to call it or how to find a part number. Should I just take the part to the shop?

    3rd - can I get away without taking the tension off? I cannot seem to figure out how to. There is not a regular screw inside the center of the knob.

    Not bad for a free machine if that is all it is going to take.

    Thanks for all your help.

    Sorry the pictures are turned
    Okay you can leave the tension and all of that on the machine. You only take all of that off if it is REALLY grubby or OLD one! :-D

    Now the part that is sitting on the plate is it plastic on the inside and the "splines" are ripped out? All you need is the model number of your machine and the part in hand and run to the repair shop and see if they have one. They should but if they do not then they could order it for you or you can go here and see if they have it: http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/

    As far as the presserfoot bar sleeve try and soaking it in WD-40 and seeing what happens. Or try hitting it with the hair drier and see if you can warm it up and loosen the rascal.

    Lisa you are turning into a regular sewing OSMGal!!!!


    Billy

Page 101 of 4375 FirstFirst ... 51 91 100 101 102 111 151 201 601 1101 ... LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.