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LD21



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 11:18 pm    Post subject: New Member 399 (pre stripping) Reply with quote

I think I've figured out the pics thanks to nektai and other on the site. Thank you for welcoming me to the junkie family. I can't tell you how happy i am to have my own Oliver. She's not much to look at right now but once you get inside............








yeah i know she's a dirty one. I'm sure we've all taken home something we aren't to proud to look at. thanks again everyone.

leigh
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crzypete



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahh Pictures- worth a thousand words.

Your machine has been modified in the past, probably by someone who didn't understand how to pull the bearings. I have seen this done before. It is most clear in the third photo- someone cut the main casting to have better access to the cutterhead. I do not think it will affect the performance of the machine.

The switch looks to be indentical to the one that came with my machine. Mine was dirty enough that I upgraded it with a more modern magnetic switch. The electrical enclosure is pretty nice looking, but as I recall it was not a magnetic switch which is unacceptable to me.

Also I believe your speed control lever has been altered in some way- the funny extension where it gets narrower is not normal. Also the knob is replaced- I replaced my original knob with a polished steel one from mcmaster.

Keep the pics coming. I will do my best to help with any questions.

pete
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nektai



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel like I am looking for Waldo.

Is this the hack?

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crzypete



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would be it.

Can you advise Leigh on how to downsize the pics a tad- makes it so the thread doesn't scroll left to right.

pete
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nektai



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leigh,

Once you have logged in to Photobucket you should select the image that you want to work with and hit the Edit button. Then choose the 75 % button and apply the change. For more detailed instructions check out the link that Pete had previously referred you to and scroll way down towards the end. I address the image size issue.

Hope this helps and it sure is nice to have your pics in the thread.

Nektai
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LD21



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry about the pics and sorry about the hack job on the machine. Thanks for pointing that out. I completely overlooked it. I guess somebody got lazy or just wasn't looking to do the right thing.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no worries, just trying to give you as much info as possible. Like I said I really don't think it will affect the performance one bit.

I looked at my machine again today and I think there is a difference between the feed speed adjust levers. I believe mine is closer to the machine- less angled.

How's the progress? Did you attempt the cutterhead removal today?

Pete
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LD21



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did attempt the cutter head removal. Attempt being the key them. I removed all the bolts and got the motor free but was unable to slide it out from the casting. any suggestions? how did you go about this. I was reluctant to be too determined before I consulted with some of you.

Also I'm not sure if my machine was cut or not. We have one at school and it is also missing that part of the casting as you can see from the pick below.


also the bottom of the casting on mine where it is gone is rounded quite well.


i looked closely today while trying to get the cutter head out and it is crude bit i don't think it was cut by some one later on. The two machines are a month apart in manufacturing. Could it be that some models possibly earlier ones still had the casting intact and then they decided to remove it for ease of assembly/maintenance?
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LD21



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh yeah, that handle, definitely some budget replacement. I'll be looking to beef that up a bit. What year is your machine Pete?
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crzypete



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really interesting that the cut is factory. When the cover closes do you see a gap? On my machine if that area was cut you would definitely see a space.

My machine was made in 1943. What year is yours?

Pete
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LD21



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mine is 1948. no gap. there is a plate that covers it as well as the top closing.
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