Singer 66 to handcrank?

Old 04-20-2019, 11:06 AM
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Ok, DH wanted to go garage sale hunting this morning. Of course, there was something I couldn't pass up. A 66 singer, from 1933. But an English version. Do any of you have experience or guidance if I can convert this to a hand crank? Or simply purchase an adapter? Where do I go from here. It's in beautiful condition but the base is dusty, I think from the case being removed and set aside. $40.00. img_1815.jpgimg_1816.jpgimg_1823.jpg
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Old 04-20-2019, 01:00 PM
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Quick answer is yes. Just get a Chinese made handcrank from eBay or sew-classic, for example, and fasten it to the motor boss under the handwheel. After removing the motor, of course.
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Old 04-20-2019, 01:16 PM
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I just bought a reproduction hand crank from Walmart.com. It's cheaply made but it work on my Singer 66.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Moaere-Ha...ries/490757314
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Thank y'all for the replies. I finally found a you tube on how to convert it. I've always wanted a hand crank.
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Make sure you keep track of shich way the three eared clutch washer goes on. If you turn it over there will be problems.

And be prepared to tinker with which third of the washer will be used to get the stop/release to work.
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Thank you, you sound like the voice of experience. That's one of the reasons I love this board. Someone almost always has done it before and can advise.
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I generally wait for a Singer 66 or 99 without a cover, to convert. Reason, the cover will no longer fit.
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BTW I prefer to support our independent dealers.
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Originally Posted by Farmhousesewer View Post
I generally wait for a Singer 66 or 99 without a cover, to convert. Reason, the cover will no longer fit.
I would too but I think the English version is more of a problem than the hand crank?
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I am not completely sure that I understand what the differences are between the UK version and the US version of the Singer 66?
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