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  1. Guys, I've also found that same link arm part 52165 supposedly on a 95-1... and I have one of these at home for scrapping so might be in luck- just not there for a couple of weeks so will hang in suspense. Thanks again for leading me in the right direction.
  2. Bummer indeed... just too keen to get movement. As long as I can get the part off... there are two bolts, and I notice, from what I can see, one at least has a screw slot on its other end (behind that main link arm to the left in the image above. It also seems like I'll have to get it moving to access both bolts which poses a problem given the weakness I've generated
  3. Thank you Jimi... this is all helpful once again. I now for some people this one might be a bin job- but this is where my machine interest started- I'm attracted to the rescue, but this is not a two hour free-up like I've had in the past. Its a shame it was left exposed to the elements, as it is so intact- which probably means the mechanics are good beneath the rust. I'll douse it with WD40 then oil once it is out of the bath tomorrow, then try some heat this week... it seems well bound up- I need to observe some vids of moving parts to know exactly which bits should move and how far- this is a new machine to me. My son is a fitter, so I should be able to get that part machined if I can't fix it any other way or find a replacement.
  4. Great thanks- I have it soaking in oxalic acid at the moment- couldn't find enough bulk vinegar near where I am so went for another mild solution- its quite a hefty machine so I needed the full 2kg to immerse, with a few bricks, then I'll roll it over tomorrow. The Repco product I will check out in the future... I have in mind you did a restoration once on a 45k am I right? Let me know if you can offer any advice on the part I've cracked (see earlier post), or any general 'releasing suggestions (apart from telling me to take more care..!). Cheers.
  5. Please note I've now created separate post relating to this cracked component.
  6. Hi, I've cracked a major drive component in a 45k-93- this is a 1964 late model 45 with reverse- image below. I am seeking a replacement part, which I believe works in a cam- type arrangement? and links the main drive shaft to a rod which goes to the bottom of the machine. As the machine is not yet freed up (thus the cracking!) I'm not sure what it does, or how exactly it works under movement- but given I can't find the part in other exploded views of 45's I think it must be associated with the reverse function (not than many 45s have reverse)- image below shows the cracked part (view through top inspection hole with the top of the machine to the right)- about 5cm long fixed with two bolts. Hoping someone can help, or guide me to parts list or supplier of odd bits... I think this may be hard to find her in Tasmania, Australia. Oh, when tapping parts with a hammer to free things up, remember to see what they are attached to before you decide how hard to tap... (and use a soft face hammer and/ or something like a piece of wood...hmmmm).
  7. eddo

    Hi Jimi, I am communicating with you as you seem to be the manual guru.  I have cracked a major linking component trying to free up a singer 45k93.  The part is a small linking arm (around 5cm long) located at the top end of a main machine shaft- seen below with top to the right. The part links to an arm to the lower end of the machine- feed dog or perhaps reverse related- I say this as cannot find it in other parts manuals for other 45's (most of which have no reverse). The 93 is a late (1964) version which does have reverse (image below).  Let me know if you have a manual for any model 45's with reverse and I can begin my hunt for the part... Thanks.IMG_20210619_151013_resized_20210619_031102712.jpg.b7dec0c37c78d1308f2e81644eff5cf9.jpg 


  8. Thanks both for your speedy input. I'm currently working away from home... covid trapped in another state, so don't have access to many tools at all, but I think I will try a mild acid bath and then electro zap the beast when I'm back home... in the meantime I've done a fair bit of wire brushing and found plenty of fine steel underneath. BUT... Some tapping to release components and I've learnt my first major lesson... checking what the next link is in the sequence... In tapping a lower link arm in the main body of the machine, I've stressed and cracked another linking piece at the top of the associated rod. Watch this space... I'll find the part number and start my hunt... I'll attach an image of the good, and the bad, below. Let me know if you know this link arm part- it looks replaceable- with two accessible bolts... but its a matter of wether I can locate the part. Now I'm going to slow down...
  9. Hi, I'm a new member, and have acquired a cheap and neglected Singer 45K93 (circa 1964). The odd screw comes out after drowning in WD40 and a WD 40 penetrant, so I believe it is still alive and metal intact, and with rescue. I love that it is still threaded. I have restored around 30 old domestic Singers (Covid obsession) but haven't yet encountered this much work. I would like any advice on rust removal... prior to hopeful 'release' and a possible need to fully strip down- but I'd like to get it 'moving' before deconstruction so I can learn more about its various actions first. I am thinking at this stage after research that the best cheaper and safe? option (given that I need to submerge the whole thing to get to the inner rusted components) is to submerge the whole machine in a bath of oxalic acid. I'd appreciate any advice! i.e. will oxalic acid strip paint? (not that it matters too much). BTW Evapo Rust is very expensive here in Aus.
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