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

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    So you think it will be a hot rod?
    You have seen me drive haven't you?
    I have and have even been in the car when Miriam was driving. I kept my eyes closed the whole time. Red is a good choice and the color of her little car.
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    He was praying.
    He never saw much of Indianapolis when I drove.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    Skip,
    Praying is good and it worked as you are still with us. VBG



    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    I have and have even been in the car when Miriam was driving. I kept my eyes closed the whole time. Red is a good choice and the color of her little car.
    Skip
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    "Most sewing machine problems are due to the carbon based unit in the chair in front of the machine"

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    Miriam,

    No, I haven't seen you drive.
    I had a customized Corvette years ago that was painted a real Ferrari Red (the paint came from Ferrari). And red is my favorite color.

    Cathy

    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    So you think it will be a hot rod?
    You have seen me drive haven't you?
    Cathy

    "Most sewing machine problems are due to the carbon based unit in the chair in front of the machine"

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    Since I haven't put any scratches on my little red Honda Fit, I'm thinking some of Skip's paranoia was the size of my car plus we bought so much stuff there was almost nowhere for him to sit back there.

    BTW Skip, I sold that pink machine we were fighting over.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    Ok, I went to a Sewing Social last night planning to do some thread play free motion work on a Christmas wall hanging. I got all my stuff out, threaded my Pfaff 360 - which is the best FM machine out there in my opinion! I started to sew . . . . and had a thread mess. I had to rip out what I had sewn. Tried again after checking the thread path - again a thread mess! I took out the bobbin case. The bobbin case was missing the tiny screw that sets the tension! Somehow that screw had fallen out since I used that machine last month at the same social doing FM work! What a weird thing to happen! I have never had the screw just disappear from a bobbin case! I fixed it this morning robbing the screw off a BC that doesn't go to any of my machines . . . it came with some attachments I bought on e-bay. I guess from now on, I will take a back up machine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    Nancy,

    I said the small post sticking out from the right side of the bobbin winder was for a grinding wheel. Can you post a picture of 'that funny looking thing on top' of your machine. I'm not sure what we're talking about here.

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    Here you go Cathy! Charlee you sure have a good memory!!!!! I had forgotten all about the dohickey on top probably there for a light of some sort. I keep that Pfaff's hat on (coffin top) all the time. I don't use her . . . I only open her up to show her off occassionally. Name:  Pfaff dohicky.JPG
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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    Nancy, I would start by taking off the foot pressure release mechanism. It looks to me like it has to come off to get the top off anyway. It should be the start. Is there a screw or some kind of fastener on the underside of the neck or near the needle bar that holds the face on? If so, try loosening them to see if they do anything. ~G~ p.s. LOOK! there is a pink controller in that pic!
    Oh Grant, I am sorry I didn't acknowledge your help too! Besides Joe and Miriam, you also had the right plan! It is great, the more we all get into these antique/vintage machines, the more we all learn about their differences/idiosyncrasies (spelling?)! It is so much fun to get something different so everyone can learn!

    Nancy

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    Miriam that 15-30 would be a great condidate for a do-over red paint job!

    Cathy, I had never heard of the Happy Sewing Machine company until now! You are such an asset to this group!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Miriam that 15-30 would be a great condidate for a do-over red paint job!

    Cathy, I had never heard of the Happy Sewing Machine company until now! You are such an asset to this group!

    Nancy
    I hadn't heard of it until I saw it on that MW
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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