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Thread: My Latest Find....Singer 327 in a cabinet-1964 Model. Anyone else have one of these?

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    My Latest Find....Singer 327 in a cabinet-1964 Model. Anyone else have one of these?

    I wasn't feeling well today, kicked back in the recliner. I got a call from a friend that knew I liked/wanted Singer sewing machines. So.....I told her I really didn't feel well but I appreciated her calling me. I got off the phone and kept thinking about it. I text my Mom....then said....Ahhhh! I can't take it anymore-I have to go see it. When I was on my way my Mom text me back and said my Dad was on his way there too! LOL!!! So, for me to stay with the machine. It runs beautifully-nice, quiet and awesome stitches. Does anyone else have one of these? Cabinet looks nice too. I looked it up and it's a 1964 model. (note: I did call the friend back and Thank her and let her know that I just had to go and look at it and got it)
    Angie S.

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    How fun and exciting. I hope you are feeling better. At least the machine purchase probably cheered you up. Peggy
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    I didn't realize that I didn't post the picture! LOL! DUH!!!

    Here's the picture. Sorry for not sharing. I thought I did.
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    Angie S.

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    The 327 has a reputation for being noisy, clunky and not one of the most desirable vintage Singers. Just being honest, I don't own one, but that's what vintage owners say. They were built as a low end, Singer machine that only did straight stitch and zig zag at the time when other Singer machines had much more capabilities with cams. It's a cute machine regardless. I love the color.

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    Really? Hummm, I like it. I'm an oddity anyway I suppose. I'm adding it to my Featherweight 221, My Singer 99K, Singer 128, 1946 Kenmore and a couple others. It's different than what I have is why I liked it. Thanks for letting me know though. I appreciate the comment.
    Angie S.

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    Don't have one that model but it looks like it's in great shape. Have fun with it.

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    I for one think she's a sexy little beastie! What's not to love about a nice straight stitch??? Congrats on your cool find
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    Great find. Love the color. Get well soon so that you can play with your new toy.

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    Thanks. I think she quite pretty. Not sure what to name her. Ethel-is my Featherweight, my 46' Kenmore is-Aunt Gwen, 1940's Singer is-Pretty, 1957 Singer 99K-Baby. (My Mom suggested Ol Blue)
    Angie S.

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    Lately quite a few people have been wanting a machine that just only does straight stitch and zig zag - if it runs quiet for you and sews through the layers you feed in it I think you should be proud. I just bought a pretty green one. I haven't tried it yet to see if it is quiet or a banger. My guess is it will be reasonably quiet.
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    Use it until one of the drive belts- not the motor belt - breaks. I believe the machine has 2 belts inside, one for the hook and one for the needle bar. As long as it is sewing good and you are happy that is all that matters. If it goes bonky on you don't put any money into it. Put another Singer in the cabinet and move on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngieS View Post
    Thanks. I think she quite pretty. Not sure what to name her. Ethel-is my Featherweight, my 46' Kenmore is-Aunt Gwen, 1940's Singer is-Pretty, 1957 Singer 99K-Baby. (My Mom suggested Ol Blue)
    Whatever you name her, I'm just glad she's going to have lots of new "friends" lol. :-)

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    The Venerable 327 only has one belt

    Two 327s have passed through my hands, and I just fixed a third one up for my own use. This utilitarian machine only has one drive belt typical of the 15 and 66. The 327's belt is under a cover. It's drive train is steel bevel gears, and its hook is oscillating.

    This machine is powerful and reasonably quiet when adjusted properly. It makes a good stitch. Being a straight down, short shank machine its needle can zigzag through thick church quilt corners that would deflect the needle on my slant 401a to hit the throat plate.

    The 327 also has the distinction of being one of the last Singers to take a treadle belt, and I may try that out soon.

    It is a great machine for 99% of my sewing jobs. If you chance across one of these green beauties, buy it. You will be glad you did.

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    I, too, had one. I liked it. It cleaned up beautifully. Mine wasn't a banger. I gave it to one of my employees for his mother. She wanted a machine and I felt like it was a good one. I found a full set of cams on shopgoodwill.com shortly after I bought it. I didn't gift the cams, though, in case I get another 327.

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    The 328 is the one with the cams

    All the 327 does is straight and zigzag. The 328 is the machine that takes the cams. They are stablemates. Oddly, if you look up the serial number on a 327, it will be listed as a 328. The eBay seller for my latest 327 called it a 328 for this reason despite the "327" printed on the stitch plate. And 328s are a tan color with a door for the cams.

    The repair manual is the same one for these two. Some adjustments are slightly different between them. This latest 327 was skipping the right hand stitch in zigzag. The issue was too much clearance between needle and hook. The zigzag width had to be increased too. The manual costs a few bucks but comes in handy!

    Oh, for you Tri-Flow fans, this machine came to me with no bottom cover, full of maple leaves and seeds like it had been tossed into a pile of leaves last fall. It turned, but with resistance and a gritty noise. I had to blow out the insides with an air compressor gun. "Oops" and a little bottle brush helped get the old grease and gunk out of the gears. And Tri-Flow freed up the shafts and cams. Great stuff that Tri-Flow.

    Don't you wonder how many fine old machines like these are thought useless and thrown out for want of a little loving attention? It is nice to read postings on this site and see that there are so many nice people rescuing them.

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