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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    Yes, I am a lurked, I also own a few oldies but goodies. Actually betters. Why in the pic are the quilting done towards the inside of the machine and not the outside?
    Brbrmaza, I don't think anyone on here understands what you are asking? What pictures are you referring to? It helps when you ask a question about a photo/previous post if you do a "Reply with Quote" so we know what you are asking about. Please try again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    Mine is one smooth machine. Easy conversion. Just took the motor off and used the original hand wheel.
    Here's a picture. The bright white knob on the top is a window crank knob from the hardware store. It is replacing the button hole pot metal knob that was disintegrating.
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    Cathy
    Mine Signature is similar but different, not a match exactly to yours. The knob to the right of the zig zag width - what does that do? On my machine that knob is also frozen. I would think it locks the zig zag at a certain width?

    Thanks Miriam, I have oiled the feed dog drop button, but so far it is still stuck solid. Nothing rusty on this machine, it is very clean, but I doubt it was ever really used much. I almost completed the cheater quilt I am making for my new camper's bed yesterday. Since I had the Signature out oiling and cleaning it, I used it on the whole top. Well, the top I am making is very simple with a panel in the middle and rows of borders! I want it done in a hurry as I already have a horse camping trip planned! I already had all the fabric so I just went to town with it yesterday. This machine is VERY heavy. DH had to carry it out of the Thrift store. I started to carry it and dropped in on his foot! Luckily, I had almost set it down already so no drop to it, just a set down on his foot!

    I am impressed with this machine. I have always avoided the MW and Sears machines - except for a Minnesota treadle I have - because I like the vintage Singers and Pfaffs, a few Japanese clones too!

    Nancy
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    Here is my new Signature. I think this machine is a later model than your machine Cathy. But, like I said it weighs a ton! It was worth the $20 for sure!Name:  SignatureHappy.JPG
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    Oh Cathy, this is the cam. Do you have them?

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    Nancy,

    You asked about the knob on the right of the ZZ knob. On yours that knob does lock in the width. It doesn't more the knob, only locks it. Try moving and holding the ZZ lever in position with the left hand and locking it with the right hand. On mine the right knob picks the pattern, as the cams have four patterns on each cam.

    Those cams sure look familiar. I'll check.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Oh Cathy, this is the cam. Do you have them?
    Cathy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    Nancy,

    You asked about the knob on the right of the ZZ knob. On yours that knob does lock in the width. It doesn't more the knob, only locks it. Try moving and holding the ZZ lever in position with the left hand and locking it with the right hand. On mine the right knob picks the pattern, as the cams have four patterns on each cam.

    Those cams sure look familiar. I'll check.


    Cathy
    I figured that knob locks the zig zag width, but no it is frozen solid! I can't budge it either way! I also can't budge the feed dog drop button. It is fozen in the 'sew' position. I doubt anyone ever dropped those feed dogs!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    I figured that knob locks the zig zag width, but no it is frozen solid! I can't budge it either way! I also can't budge the feed dog drop button. It is fozen in the 'sew' position. I doubt anyone ever dropped those feed dogs!

    Nancy
    One of those knobs may not ever move. Your machine is not the twin to mine. Mine has only one cam - zz. Those feed dogs seem to suck in oil then when it drys up the dog's knob does not move. It isn't the knob that is stuck it is the thing that locks the feed dogs in or out that sticks - that is what needs the T-F and or heat. I've never seen a stuck knob.
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    Nancy'

    Want me to play with it?

    Cathy

    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    I figured that knob locks the zig zag width, but no it is frozen solid! I can't budge it either way! I also can't budge the feed dog drop button. It is fozen in the 'sew' position. I doubt anyone ever dropped those feed dogs!

    Nancy
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    the feed dog drop thing - this is what freezes up give it oil, time, oil and if necessary some heat:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    Nancy'

    Want me to play with it?

    Cathy
    AW you just want to have all the fun........ When those start to move it is pretty cool isn't it.
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    Miriam,

    Of course I want all the fun! I'd much rather play with/ work on machines than sew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    AW you just want to have all the fun........ When those start to move it is pretty cool isn't it.
    Cathy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    Miriam,

    Of course I want all the fun! I'd much rather play with/ work on machines than sew.

    Cathy
    sigh - me too - so much more fun... lately I've been getting derelict machines - all kinds of issues. I wish you could stop by, Cathy - we could have so much fun... Yesterday I worked on a 'Capital' - outside looked good. It was ejecting bobbins. Then I noticed the needle was hitting somewhere way off. I reset the timing. Then I test sewed with it. The tension was way off. I rebuilt the tension/bobbin tension - the little thing that the pin hits on was in backwards. Nice machine. It does zz, ss and blind hem and has an automatic buttonhole maker - it would treadle and do it well. I also got a Singer 223 with the same throat plate/bobbin cover as the Capital... also made in Japan. It had remarkably the same problems. I'm thinking the worst machines in town go to shopgoodwill - so far they all need something. I'm learning so much!!! I also got a Brother machine that seems real bouncy - it's the only way I can describe that machine. I oiled it up with T-F and gave it time out. There is something wrapped around the motor shaft, too. The belt is wrong. The motor is reluctant.
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    "There is something wrapped around the motor shaft, too."

    I had one with hair wrapped around the motor shaft. That must have hurt whoever was sewing at the time. OUCH!

    "The motor is reluctant"

    I've got some like that too. They're just not overly thrilled about working.

    Joe

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    I finished cleaning the 185K and had no screws left over! And she sews! I watched Muv's video and learned a lot. Did you know that every little-bitty piece in that machine is marked for singer? My only problem was the light. The housing is painted green and will come off if you scrub too hard. Otherwise, everything Muv suggested was perfect! Thanks Muv and thanks to Miriam for her help, too.

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    Cathy I'm so glad you're feeling better!
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    Wow that is such a cool collection. I don't think I could ever be that organized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    the feed dog drop thing - this is what freezes up give it oil, time, oil and if necessary some heat:
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    Hehehehehehehe! Miriam you are so funny - I love your posts! Thank you for chastising me about the 'knob' not being frozen but the mechanism that it is connected to! You are so right, but right now I am busily finishing a quick quilt for the camper - sewing like crazy with the Signature. When I get this top pieced and the back pieced, I will go back to the stuck parts!

    Cathy, I might just take you up on that offer if I don't have this machine unstuck by Girls Night Out! Other than the stuck "knobs" - oh sorry, I mean the parts the knobs are connected to, this machine sews like a 'Pfaff' - oh I mean a dream! It is very strong, smooth, and quiet!

    Nancy
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    Good, that means I will see you for this next GNO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Hehehehehehehe! Miriam you are so funny - I love your posts! Thank you for chastising me about the 'knob' not being frozen but the mechanism that it is connected to! You are so right, but right now I am busily finishing a quick quilt for the camper - sewing like crazy with the Signature. When I get this top pieced and the back pieced, I will go back to the stuck parts!

    Cathy, I might just take you up on that offer if I don't have this machine unstuck by Girls Night Out! Other than the stuck "knobs" - oh sorry, I mean the parts the knobs are connected to, this machine sews like a 'Pfaff' - oh I mean a dream! It is very strong, smooth, and quiet!

    Nancy
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    I'm having fits with this one... It is a Singer 223 made in Japan
    She does have a pretty face:
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    The Singer 223 has straight stitch, zz and a blind hem stitch. I am impressed that the machine for the most part is well made. Maybe someone else has one and can help me out a little bit. Some times I'm blind as a bat. I got it mostly cleaned up and then I tested it. It would zig but not zag if you know what I mean... I gave it more oil and time out. LOL...
    Today, after working on a couple other projects, I thought I would tackle the timing issues. I looked at the needle bar and thought it looked like it was fine. Then I thought aw why not - I hadn't cleaned out the grease trap to the rear of and below the shuttle I guess. Two little old screws. I'll NEVER not look there again. Nope not ever... Probably do it first from here out. YETCH. Full of grease and lint. There is a little opening behind the shuttle for all the lint to funnel right in there. SO I dug it out - hard dried up grease mixed with lint. As I was digging I noticed that the set screws on the gears were loose. I'm thinking there is another set screw for the shuttle holder that is not holding either. I think it will need to be timed as I tighten up the set screws. I put it back together and gave it some time out... me too... I'm hoping the of the gear box comes up - below is the cover with some grease and lint still on it. I must have dug grease out for a good hour....
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    The thing that keeps the shuttle moves when you touch it...
    you can also see the hole all the way to the gears if you look hard...
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    Maybe one more pic... I should have used this one in the first place. Can you see a little channel on the bottom just above where the cover rests - a set screw back there... Set screws in the gears are loose. I didn't probe that screw. Time out. Anybody tackle something like this before?
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    Miriam, You just have too much fun. Where in the world do you find all these toys?
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    I have absolutely no problem finding tons of machines. Indianapolis has no basements. We have garbage rationing here. We get one can a week - granted it is big enough to be a homeless shelter - kind of comforting if the need arises... So people donate or have garage sales... My biggest problem is to get rid of fixed up machines. I sell them dirt cheap on CL... I quit doing garage sales... We live in a crappy neighborhood... I am running out of room at the shop. I am finding that there were a LOT of cool machines other than Singer and other than the ones made in Europe... A whole lot more than I ever dreamed. No wonder everybody collects... I am LEARNING a lot working on these derelict machines. I just hope that Singer 223 doesn't end up a parts machine. It may be one of the best other than those gears.... an ounce of prevention would have gone a long ways. I wonder what grease should go back in there? Maybe there is a way to stick a cork in that hole to keep the lint out.
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    I know I'm wayyyy behind ya'll, but this is a truly stiff price for this Boye case. I have several (and just sold an empty case on wooden base for 5% of that), and believe me, I would NEVER have paid that high a price!! I know they have gone way up in price on Ebay, but this is pretty much ridiculous.
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    Chris, That is a double edge sword. Do you buy it and sell some of the contents and let it pay for itself but lessen it as a collection and devalue it in the process, or leave it and be called a hoarder? I would love to have that thing for the shuttles and needles for inventory just in case, but leave it in tact.
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