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    Old 03-19-2018, 10:53 AM
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    [ATTACH=CONFIG]591292[/ATTACH]Presser foot lift linkage. arrow where a foot pedal would lift the arm ( right)

    a pivot, ( center) and teeth to reach to the presser foot arm. ( left) Nothing here is moving yet.
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    Old 03-19-2018, 10:59 AM
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    right beside the presser rod is a secondary rod tied into it. Anyone have a clue what this is for?

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    Old 03-19-2018, 06:33 PM
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    And you thought the Adler had different needles. I tried calling local industrial SM parts place but only got voice mail, but didn't leave a message.

    Does the number 14500 have a letter after it??? I did download https://www.universalsewing.com/imag...l/r96nsjo3.pdf and it says that either needle 124 or 144 (on page 8 of the pdf according to the letter after 14500). I didn't download from http://unionspecial.parts/manuals It might be - http://unionspecial.parts/manuals#view-14500 I started and decided against downloading at home.

    Janey - Neat people never make the exciting discoveries I do.
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    Old 03-21-2018, 07:23 AM
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    from the parts manual, it appears that the letter suffix may depend on what presserfoot is on it. Machine isn't at my house now. will take a better look and maybe call Union Special when it is in my hand.
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    Old 03-26-2018, 07:28 AM
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    Haven't got the presser foot off yet, but the needle[ATTACH=CONFIG]591754[/ATTACH] finally was persuaded to leave the machine.




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    Old 03-26-2018, 07:54 AM
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    One step further :- )

    If you can get the neelde polished up and tip sharpened you might be able to test stitch with it. I guess you can identify the type once it's out and ne is hopefully not too difficult to find. The tooth and pivot part for the knee lift looks like it needs quite a bit of work to move again. I had a bit of rust behind the face plate on my 201, it took me a year of oiling and cleaning before it was all gone. I can't say I worked hard at it, just a bit now and then when I oiled and cleaned. Your Union Special needs much attention though, might even need replacement parts.
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    Old 03-26-2018, 10:52 AM
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    I knew this was going to be along term project before I bought it. Luckily, I can't say I really need a bag closer. I'd have to use a lawnmower engine to get it to turn today and parts would break everywhere. Oil oil wiggle wiggle, heat repeat.
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    Alternating with clever things like PB blaster, wintergreen, what ever you might have on your shelf. I agree with patience and a gentle approach, it's often the best.
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    Old 03-28-2018, 07:06 PM
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    I wonder if soaking in Evaporust would help.

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