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Farmhousesewer 01-03-2016 02:36 PM


If no google, try this

DavidH 01-04-2016 11:34 AM

I couldn't get any of the links to work, but knowing the file names I was able to find those that refer to the 31-15. Think I'll take this to a different thread for discussing the mechanics of my 31-15. You will see me back here I'm sure as I clean up my 15-90. I've decided I will make it as good looking as I can.
David hair

Glenn 01-04-2016 12:36 PM

Post pictures of the clean up. I would love to see the progress. I am sure it will turn out great.

DavidH 01-04-2016 01:20 PM

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Evening Glenn, So far all I have done to the 31-15 is loosen it up with PB Blaster. Then I soaked it in sewing machine oil and run it for a while. I used a 1.5 amp machine motor just to turn her over and get all the old gunky joints loose. After wiping all the excess oil off the machine the brush paint job don't look as bad. My cookie sheets are coming in very handy.
David Hair

Glenn 01-04-2016 01:52 PM

No it does not look to bad. Cookie sheets, PB blaster are wonderful things. I have a bunch of those hypo-needles I use also to squirt oil.

Farmhousesewer 01-06-2016 05:20 PM

Sorry you were unable to use the links. I copied and pasted each link in a browser and they worked.

Spicermommy 01-11-2016 08:00 PM

Hello all. Longtime lurker, I'm most envious of the talent here! I was gifted a 1903 Singer 27 and she was so very neglected. It was either come home with me or go to the dump :(
She is totally seized up and I've been oiling and scrubbing. Oiling and scrubbing and I hope she's not just the world's biggest paperweight.
Any tips to get my lady up and working again?
I've purchased "almost" everything to restore her looks except the aniline dye.
Thanks in advance!

SteveH 01-12-2016 08:33 AM

Originally Posted by Spicermommy (Post 7431318)
Any tips to get my lady up and working again?
Thanks in advance!

I suggest starting here: http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...v-t167789.html

miriam 01-12-2016 08:57 AM

Time out

SteveH 01-12-2016 12:01 PM

Miriam - I think you skipped the "practice swearing" step(or two)

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