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Old 12-07-2014, 01:12 PM
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Great find.. Saved machine from a life of doom/gloom/
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Old 12-07-2014, 06:41 PM
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The battle wages on. The Singer 403 I was a bit less than accurate about. I called it a sewing machine, but at this point it's risen from boat anchor, to doorstop, to lamp. It's now fairly clean and the light works! I am making headway very slowly I saw just a bit of movement down the main shaft closer to the front of the machine. More oil, more heat, more patience. As long as I don't get in a hurry and wrench on it too hard, I may just get it running yet!
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Old 12-07-2014, 09:31 PM
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*Update: I went out after dinner to give it more heat and another wiggle or two or three and it broke loose! It's still pretty rough but at least it's moving. Now I can do a better job of cleaning and oiling and try and get it to smooth out.

My only concern now is the handwheel's paint is chipped pretty good and I think it may have been dropped. I can tell the handwheel is bent some when I spin it, but I'm not sure if there would be any other damage or if this will affect the movement at all.
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Old 12-08-2014, 07:36 AM
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Wonderful find....
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