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I'm wanting to HC my 319. When I was down at Glen's we figured out how it could be done. I was just curious to know if he actually did it with his yet. The 319 does not have enough room for both a spoke wheel and a HC. The balance wheel has to be modified to accept the HC. Neither of us wanted to cut away the balance wheel of the 319. But we figured out we could take a balance wheel off another machine and notch or put in a metal piece to hold the HC arm in place. Putting in a piece of metal does require tapping a screw hole in the balance wheel to hold the metal on. http://www.treadleon.net/sewingmachi...k/fwcrank.html here is something I found. You do not have to build up the machine boss on the 319. The HC simply bolts on. A balance wheel is what needs to be modified.
Last edited by BoJangles; 02-06-2012 at 04:31 AM.
Last edited by BoJangles; 02-06-2012 at 04:48 AM.
As far as HC a 319 - I surprise myself with the HC - it IS what I learned on as a little kid though. I can't treadle worth beans. I find that the electric goes way too fast for me on some of the decorative stitching. I think the HC would be slow enough to get some good details. But I won't know until I get the thing to HC.