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    Old 08-08-2011, 04:34 PM
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    Gym uniforms are making a come back!! I didn't have to wear them, but I noticed that now they all have the same t-shirt and shorts at the high school
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    Old 08-08-2011, 04:37 PM
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    Originally Posted by Kas
    My 301 is running fine, I just wanted to look at the brushes to make sure they are still good. How would I go about doing that? Are they reachable without removing the motor? They are the same as the 221 brushes, right?
    On the 301 I would say if its not broke dont fix it! Those motors are no fun to take apart and look at, and most of the time your going to have to rewire the field because the wires are so brittle after 50 years of heat and use. But the brushes should come out easily by removing the set screws and sliding them out.

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    Old 08-08-2011, 04:39 PM
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    Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Originally Posted by Kas
    My 301 is running fine, I just wanted to look at the brushes to make sure they are still good. How would I go about doing that? Are they reachable without removing the motor? They are the same as the 221 brushes, right?
    On the 301 I would say if its not broke dont fix it! Those motors are no fun to take apart and look at, and most of the time your going to have to rewire the field because the wires are so brittle after 50 years of heat and use. But the brushes should come out easily by removing the set screws and sliding them out.

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    Billy when you pull the brushes out the whole thing can come apart on those - unless you know what you are doing they need to be left alone. The one with the oil inside needs to be cleaned up - it smells horrid when it runs.
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    Old 08-08-2011, 04:41 PM
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    Originally Posted by miriam
    http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/atq/2494887005.html
    sinful - they beheaded her - probably made a tractor or something. :evil:
    I would get it just because but I already have 3 of them complete with machines and all of the attachments.

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    Old 08-08-2011, 04:43 PM
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    Originally Posted by miriam
    Billy when you pull the brushes out the whole thing can come apart on those - unless you know what you are doing they need to be left alone. The one with the oil inside needs to be cleaned up - it smells horrid when it runs.
    Is this the machine that was drowned in oil? if so just shake the living crap out of it after warming it up with a hair drier and run it like you stole it! It will smoke and smell but it will go away eventually.

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    Old 08-08-2011, 04:43 PM
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    Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie
    Originally Posted by miriam
    Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid
    Originally Posted by jljack
    We made Gym bags (remember when we had to wear shorts & shirts for gym class?), skirts, and something else, but I don't remember what it was.
    We had to wear one-piece gym suits. The top and the shorts were connected. UG---LEEE!!!!!
    were they turquoise??? ;)
    My one piece gym suit circa 1961 was a dull shade of washed out royal blue.
    Mine too and I hated it.
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    Old 08-08-2011, 04:46 PM
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    Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Originally Posted by miriam
    Billy when you pull the brushes out the whole thing can come apart on those - unless you know what you are doing they need to be left alone. The one with the oil inside needs to be cleaned up - it smells horrid when it runs.
    Is this the machine that was drowned in oil? if so just shake the living crap out of it after warming it up with a hair drier and run it like you stole it! It will smoke and smell but it will go away eventually.

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    now that's good to know - DH took the one I bought like that apart and refurbished it - runs great now.
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    Old 08-08-2011, 04:49 PM
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    Miriam just remember all the machine I have are missing the motors except my industrial W&G. That is the first thing that happens to them when they come home.......bye bye motor :lol:

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    Originally Posted by Weedwoman
    Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie
    Originally Posted by miriam
    Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid
    Originally Posted by jljack
    We made Gym bags (remember when we had to wear shorts & shirts for gym class?), skirts, and something else, but I don't remember what it was.
    We had to wear one-piece gym suits. The top and the shorts were connected. UG---LEEE!!!!!
    were they turquoise??? ;)
    My one piece gym suit circa 1961 was a dull shade of washed out royal blue.
    Mine too and I hated it.
    HA HA HA - I lucked out - the year I got in high school was the year they switched to shorts and blouses. But the older girls still had to wear the dumb things. The swim suits were what got me - athletic type undershirt with a crotch. One size fits all - either it was falling off or you were hanging out. :oops:
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    Old 08-08-2011, 04:56 PM
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    Originally Posted by Candace
    Originally Posted by Miz Johnny
    I belong to several--never had any trouble with any. Info is asked generally to keep out folks trolling to sell or scam. vintagesingers has been around for many years.
    Originally Posted by Kas
    I was wondering if anyone here is a member of any of the Yahoo groups for vintage machines. I am thinking about joining, but I feel uncomfortable with all the info they ask about. The problem is I am not finding much info on how to actually take apart the motor on my 500a or how to check the brushes on it and my 301. Any thoughts?
    Just know that the Vintage Singer Yahoo site is HEAVILY moderated and you will get verbally spanked if you don't follow every rule to the letter(and there are many). I joined, asked a question and posted a thank you to someone who responded. My response was yanked, I was sent a nasty e-mail about 'wasting space' thanking people and not clipping my posting down enough. I will lurk, but never post again!!

    The same thing happened to me only it was regarding my question which they never posted. It really turned me off.
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