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    Billy, Not sure where you want questions on the tutorial to be posted. So if you want to move this somewhere else let me know.

    Working on the disassembly. The pressure foot bar finally came loose. Should I try to get the sleeve thing it was frozen in off? There is a screw but it does not want to come loose.

    2nd - Not sure what you call it, but seems like the ridges in the female side of the plastic belt holder on the motor rotor are all sheered off. I am sure they tried to run the machine with the needle frozen, there is plastic dust in this area. I would like to buy one and I think she may be ready to go! But I don't know what to call it or how to find a part number. Should I just take the part to the shop?

    3rd - can I get away without taking the tension off? I cannot seem to figure out how to. There is not a regular screw inside the center of the knob.

    Not bad for a free machine if that is all it is going to take.

    Thanks for all your help.

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    Just call her "Lady Red" she is really pretty!

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    Hi, is anybody still around that can look at this machine and see if it is what I think it is? It looks like a FW, but the colors are wrong. I have told the gal I want it. And of course people are will to pay more for it, so I need to jump on it before anyone offers her more then I have.

    http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/atq/1746397406.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katia
    Hi, is anybody still around that can look at this machine and see if it is what I think it is? It looks like a FW, but the colors are wrong. I have told the gal I want it. And of course people are will to pay more for it, so I need to jump on it before anyone offers her more then I have.

    http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/atq/1746397406.html
    That's a Mint Green Featherweight, and ABSOLUTELY you want it for that price!!

    Singer made Black, White, Tan, and Green FWs...it's just that most were black....
    Jump hard and fast on that one! :)

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    She says I can have it and and I am over the moon. She said a
    guy wanted it, but just as an antique. She wants it to go to someone who will use it and love it. She even gave me the serial number. So it is mine. I just hope someone does not come in and offer her a ton more for it. She will not be home to get it till Thursday, so I will be holding my breath till then. But she is so - so cute. I am paying her more the the 45 but I don't even care. I think she will be a treasure.

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    Lisa...I'm cheap, and *I* would drive to Riverside to pick that one up!! It's gorgeous!

    Quote Originally Posted by quilt addict
    You're such an enabler. But is it a really good deal? I sent an email and will call tomorrow and see if they will hold till weekend when I can drive up there. Putting some miles on my car.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by quilt addict
    I know I wasn't supposed to be looking at CL this week. But look what I found. It seems like such a good deal. I have never seen a machine like this before.

    What to do :?: :?: :?:
    Buy it!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katia
    She says I can have it and and I am over the moon. She said a
    guy wanted it, but just as an antique. She wants it to go to someone who will use it and love it. She even gave me the serial number. So it is mine. I just hope someone does not come in and offer her a ton more for it. She will not be home to get it till Thursday, so I will be holding my breath till then. But she is so - so cute. I am paying her more the the 45 but I don't even care. I think she will be a treasure.
    You're going to love her....I promise! :) Need I tell you that I'm just a bit jealous? ;) :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Jan are you going to convert your first "Red Eye" to a 66-1?

    I was looking at the photos of when you first posted it on like page 1 or 2 and it is a really nice looking machine! It would do it justice if you did do the conversion. You are already half way there all you need to do is pull the Presserfoot Bar out of the 66-1 you just picked up and put it into the other machine you have torn down.

    Just a thought, plus with sooo many 66 Red Eyes out there it would not hurt the value any if anything it would make it more desirable.

    Billy
    I haven't decided yet. I would probably need help talking me through it. 8-) :wink:

    I can't pick it up until next Wednesday as her son is here from AZ. They are going to be making a lot of day trips. I was kind of waiting to see what kind of condition it is in. Some people (like me) when they see rust they think it is ruined. Others know what they are doing and can look beyond it. It really depends how much work it needs. Besides what would I do with the rest of it?

    I love my redhead, and definitely want all the attachments for it. Is it difficult to convert. Remember I broke an indestructible bobbin winder! :) :) :)

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    Charlee, you're and enabler too, I sent an email and will call this morning once it is a decent hour.

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Lisa...I'm cheap, and *I* would drive to Riverside to pick that one up!! It's gorgeous!

    Quote Originally Posted by quilt addict
    You're such an enabler. But is it a really good deal? I sent an email and will call tomorrow and see if they will hold till weekend when I can drive up there. Putting some miles on my car.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by quilt addict
    I know I wasn't supposed to be looking at CL this week. But look what I found. It seems like such a good deal. I have never seen a machine like this before.

    What to do :?: :?: :?:
    Buy it!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt addict
    Billy, Not sure where you want questions on the tutorial to be posted. So if you want to move this somewhere else let me know.

    Working on the disassembly. The pressure foot bar finally came loose. Should I try to get the sleeve thing it was frozen in off? There is a screw but it does not want to come loose.

    2nd - Not sure what you call it, but seems like the ridges in the female side of the plastic belt holder on the motor rotor are all sheered off. I am sure they tried to run the machine with the needle frozen, there is plastic dust in this area. I would like to buy one and I think she may be ready to go! But I don't know what to call it or how to find a part number. Should I just take the part to the shop?

    3rd - can I get away without taking the tension off? I cannot seem to figure out how to. There is not a regular screw inside the center of the knob.

    Not bad for a free machine if that is all it is going to take.

    Thanks for all your help.

    Sorry the pictures are turned
    Okay you can leave the tension and all of that on the machine. You only take all of that off if it is REALLY grubby or OLD one! :-D

    Now the part that is sitting on the plate is it plastic on the inside and the "splines" are ripped out? All you need is the model number of your machine and the part in hand and run to the repair shop and see if they have one. They should but if they do not then they could order it for you or you can go here and see if they have it: http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/

    As far as the presserfoot bar sleeve try and soaking it in WD-40 and seeing what happens. Or try hitting it with the hair drier and see if you can warm it up and loosen the rascal.

    Lisa you are turning into a regular sewing OSMGal!!!!


    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by no1jan
    I haven't decided yet. I would probably need help talking me through it. 8-) :wink:

    It really depends how much work it needs. Besides what would I do with the rest of it?

    I love my redhead, and definitely want all the attachments for it. Is it difficult to convert. Remember I broke an indestructible bobbin winder! :) :) :)
    You would just swap the presserfoot bars out and you can still use both of the machines. I was looking at the decals on the machine and they look worn that why I said I would swap presserfoot bars out on it. You can still clean it up and use it like you stole it and not have to worry about hurting the decals of your other machine.

    Billy

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    I posted this last night and my internet went out on me before it was posted so here I go again.

    If anyone is in the St Louis area this is a killer deal on a 66 in a bentwood case!!!

    http://stlouis.craigslist.org/atq/1746337867.html

    Billy

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    Ok I am an addict too apparently LOL
    Is this a good deal?
    http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/atq/1740975470.html
    or this one
    http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/app/1731204403.html
    although I can not figure out what the aluminum foil looking thing is for??
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    ETA: Somebody stop me please!!
    http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/atq/1715495087.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by LovingIzabella
    Ok I am an addict too apparently LOL
    Is this a good deal?
    http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/atq/1740975470.html
    or this one
    http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/app/1731204403.html
    although I can not figure out what the aluminum foil looking thing is for??
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    Its good to be an addict!!!

    As far as the machine goes I would go look at it and see what the bed decals look like. They would have to be almost perfect before I would spend that and the machine. It looks like a 66-1 or 66-3 but I can not really tell from the photos. If the veneer is ruined on its the fold out top then its an easy fix but any other spot its a lot of work.

    I would make an offer of $50 just to see. There were millions of these Model 66 Red Eyes made so its not like we are lacking in them at all. And for a $100 you can find an almost perfect one with all of the attachments.

    Billy

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    I have not found anymore badged Davis machines :-(
    I am thinking I may grab the $25 one..
    Thanks for the input Billy I sure do appreciate the advice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LovingIzabella
    Ok I am an addict too apparently LOL
    Is this a good deal?
    http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/atq/1740975470.html
    or this one
    http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/app/1731204403.html
    although I can not figure out what the aluminum foil looking thing is for??
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    April
    ETA: Somebody stop me please!!
    http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/atq/1715495087.html
    Jump on the last two and you will be very happy. But the last one make an offer on it. But the one with the pie plate inspection plate is a steal!!!!!

    Billy

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    Thanks Billy-is that pie plate legitimate? I have never seen that before...sorry don't mean to sound dumb..
    I will see if they will take less on the last one :-)
    I truly truly appreciate your guidance...my home is going to become overrun with machines lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by LovingIzabella
    Thanks Billy-is that pie plate legitimate? I have never seen that before...sorry don't mean to sound dumb..
    I will see if they will take less on the last one :-)
    I truly truly appreciate your guidance...my home is going to become overrun with machines lol
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    No they just stuck something over the inspection area in the back. I might have a spare plate out in my studio if I do you can have it.

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt addict
    I know I wasn't supposed to be looking at CL this week. But look what I found. It seems like such a good deal. I have never seen a machine like this before.

    What to do :?: :?: :?:

    http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/fuo/1746391045.html
    OH

    :shock:
    Please hurry and buy it! The machine is just like the one I brought home from CL but the cabinet is to die for! And the price, please tell me you will buy it. :?:

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    I did not think so lol
    I am going to look at that one this evening. I am sure I will grab it. I will send you pictures when I get home and if you had a spare plate that would be awesome-thank you so much! May I send you something in return for it if you do have it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LovingIzabella
    I did not think so lol
    I am going to look at that one this evening. I am sure I will grab it. I will send you pictures when I get home and if you had a spare plate that would be awesome-thank you so much! May I send you something in return for it if you do have it?
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    The machine?!?!? :lol: :lol: :lol:

    J/K you dont have to worry about it I will go out there in a bit and see what I have laying around in the stock pile!!!

    Billy

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    LOL :-)
    Thank you thank you!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LovingIzabella
    Ok I am an addict too apparently LOL
    Is this a good deal?
    http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/atq/1740975470.html
    or this one
    http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/app/1731204403.html
    although I can not figure out what the aluminum foil looking thing is for??
    Hugs
    April
    ETA: Somebody stop me please!!
    http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/atq/1715495087.html
    Sorry April, there isn't anything to help you stop. I think Billy may have put something in the coffee water that has affected us all. I am sure he thought it was for our own good. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtreme
    Sorry April, there isn't anything to help you stop. I think Billy may have put something in the coffee water that has affected us all. I am sure he thought it was for our own good. LOL


    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Billy

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    Linda you might be on to something because I just looked at this thread and the numbers and it is amazing how much the shop has grown!!!

    Over 24,800 views, 69 pages and 1025 post including this one!! In comparison the closest thread count to this one was started in December of last year and it has over 570 post with 26,000 views. (Which is a really good thread by the way :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: )

    And our shop has not even been opened a month yet!! So I want to thank you for all of your support and all the fun we have been having here!!!!

    I am looking forward to the next 1000 post and all of the neat machines and information that comes with them!!!!

    Billy

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