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  1. Screwdivers

    It's pretty amazing, cost $63.13 delivered in 1996.
  2. Screwdivers

    This is the only set I've ever used.....bought it in 1996. It normally resides in a leather saddle bag on my Harley. https://www.specialized.net/wadsworth-super-deluxe-mini-ratchet-screwdriver-set-4-52-pc.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIif_G_8Sf2wIV3LjACh3rYwdLEAQYASABEgIz__D_BwE
  3. Sewing machine repair book.

    When I was first getting familiar with restoring some Singer machines , I learned a tremendous amount from this U. S. Naval training manual. Sewing machines start at Ch. 4, (page 53). http://militarynewbie.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/NAVEDTRA-14217-Aircrew-Survival-Equipmentman-1-C.pdf
  4. Thank you Merlijn. I'll check that out. Do you happen to have the number for the part you used?
  5. These parts are going on to a Singer 45K69. Thank you very much for any assistance you care to offer. Thank you.
  6. Singer 45k53 questions

    The screw in the picture is SS218. Good luck
  7. Anyone recognize this machine

    These may be useful http://dixiesewingmachine.tzo.com/MANUALS/SINGERPARTS/7-1 - 7-55.pdf http://dixiesewingmachine.tzo.com/MANUALS/SINGERSERVICE/7 CLASS 202, NDLS.pdf
  8. Hi Folker, "last night I couldn't sleep well " Isn't that the wife's responsibility? Folker, that part does look similar. Are you able to take some measurements and maybe figure out what the thread is? If you're suggesting taking one off of your machines, I wouldn't want you to do that., but that may give me another option in my search. If the thread diameter is larger, I can turn it down and re-thread it. Thanks a lot. Al
  9. I'm restoring two Singer 45 industrial machines and would like to buy a couple of original Simanco presser feet, feed dogs and throat plates. Would you please PM the Simanco part number, a picture showing the part number and a price? Thank you.
  10. Crackle Coating Singer 111G156, 107W1...

    as it is easier on my eyeballs these days. LOL. Copy that! If you want to see what the texture really looks like, check the engines on the bikes.
  11. Crackle Coating Singer 111G156, 107W1...

    Suzelle, as far as I know, Harley only offers black.
  12. Crackle Coating Singer 111G156, 107W1...

    This shows the difference"
  13. Crackle Coating Singer 111G156, 107W1...

    Folker, that's a very nice wrinkle finish, far better than I've been able to achieve with Harley-Davidson's wrinkle paint.....with and without heat. Now I'm using their "Textured Black", p/n 98606BF It gives a much finer/smoother/more consistent texture than "wrinkle" without heat and better matches the "blackside" paint shown on the machines in the link you posted above.
  14. Thanks Glenn. Yes, I'm still looking.
  15. Singer Leather Sewing Machines

    Singermania, What manuals do you have for the Singer 45K53? Thank you
  16. Screw Threads

    You're welcome Uwe. ( I had looked at it before and forgotten all about it ) Yes, I notice that happening to me more often as I season.
  17. Screw Threads

    While searching the internet for the thread size on a Singer No. 69 screw, I stumbled upon the link below that seems to contain some extremely important information (for me at least) on thread sizes, including Singer, and how they're determined. Experienced members most likely know this. One of the people responding to the post seems to have some good tips. https://groups.io/g/Wheeler_and_Wilson-Sewing-Machines/topic/493006?p=,,,20,0,0,0::,,,0,0,0,493006 By the way, does anyone know the size of the threads on a Singer 69 screw?
  18. Screw Threads

    Uwe, The screw is used on a Singer 45K69 to hold the spirit box cover on to the sprit box while allowing the cover to rotate.. "There's no cross-reference that correlates Singer screw part numbers to thread size that I know of. " This website, singersewinginfo.co.uk, has them and more, but not the 69. : http://www.singersewinginfo.co.uk/screw_threads/ Thanks Uwe
  19. Screw Threads

    brmax, Both.....a replacement and a repair of the area. I snapped the screw in two while trying to remove it, so I need to drill out and tap the hole, plus I need a replacement screw. I can/will make a repair, but I would like to keep it original Simanco if I can. Thank you for your interest.
  20. Thanks Jimi, I'll add it. Jimi, you don't ever need to apologize to me, as far as I'm concerned, you can do no wrong.
  21. Hello vintage iron admirers. Recently, I picked up this Singer 45K69 circa 1919 from an eBay seller who knew nothing about it. It was even filthier on the outside than it is now, but the gearing and shafts are fairly clean inside. The screws don't appear to have been abused. The foot, dog and needle plates look to be in good shape as well. It has 2-3 miserable coats of rattle can paint and no decals. It came with part of the heater tubing, but nothing else. It turns over freely as the seller said, however it's not sewing.......it's not forming the loop for the hook to catch using 346 bonded poly and a #26 needle. It may be a timing issue, but before I start doing something I'm not sure about, perhaps you can offer your thoughts. I believe this subclass normally uses heavier thread, but since the loop doesn't even begin to form, I think it may be something other than timing, perhaps a missing part. I'm not sure if the tension assemblies are positioned properly either, although the tension on the top and bottom thread feel good.......similar to my Singer 45K25 and 45K53. Would you please look at these pictures and tell me if it's threaded properly and what's missing or incorrect? Any other comments you care to make will be greatly appreciated. Before I go too far refurbishing this machine, I'd like to know if it sews. I have a copy of the Singer illustrated parts list, but no service manual. Thank you good people, thank you very much.