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Re: Hoover Convertible U1124A May 1961 - Stripdown and Refurb! (Dial-A-Matic)
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2018, 11:33:55 PM »
And screwed down

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Off to one side

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As it's time for the hood!

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First on is the release pedal, and the rubber pad needs fitting to the pedal

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Then fitting to the machine

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Rear wheels

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Time for the height adjuster knob now



And bracket

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Re: Hoover Convertible U1124A May 1961 - Stripdown and Refurb! (Dial-A-Matic)
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2018, 11:37:58 PM »
Front wheels

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Then it's time for the hood to be lowered down over the body of the machine



Then the two pivot points can be done up

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Bag door now

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Felt pad in, as well as the two felt strips that run up channels on the side. One of these was half out, which I think made the adjuster knob harder to turn

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Diverter valve fitted

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And the suction ducts screwed down

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The knob can be screwed down now

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Then finally the bag door can be screwed onto the main machine

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Re: Hoover Convertible U1124A May 1961 - Stripdown and Refurb! (Dial-A-Matic)
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2018, 11:40:13 PM »
Release pedal spring fitted

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Then the wonderfully clean external hose can be fitted

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Brushroll next

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Strips in

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And assembled fully with new bearings

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Fitted

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Baseplate fitted

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Big scary spring fitted

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Re: Hoover Convertible U1124A May 1961 - Stripdown and Refurb! (Dial-A-Matic)
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2018, 11:45:03 PM »
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External hose pushed fully home

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Up top now, and the cable is fed through the strain relief and screwed down

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And fitted

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The handle can be fitted and screwed fully home, making it less wobbly than it was before

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Cover clips on over the screw it seems

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And by jove it's done!



That would have been the middle of October going by Charlie's birthday balloons, and come November I chose it for that month's vacuum!


Where it served a DC04 it's arse on a plate!

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It was very good

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Re: Hoover Convertible U1124A May 1961 - Stripdown and Refurb! (Dial-A-Matic)
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2018, 11:53:33 PM »
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Well, deeper pile carpet like my mums anyway. I did find a toolkit from my Hoover Freedom fitted it though, which was nice

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Teamed with a Hoover BrushVac they make a good team!



However, November turned into December


And it was time to not use it anymore, however... In the intrim above, a chap called Jae from America gave me some lovely detailed instructions on how to REALLY take the motor apart, so apart it all came again!

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Up top first

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Straight in with belt spindle removal

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Then off with the carbon brushes

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Smash out the 3 pins on the other end of the motor



Then lever the end off

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Re: Hoover Convertible U1124A May 1961 - Stripdown and Refurb! (Dial-A-Matic)
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2018, 11:57:55 PM »
But (and I missed this last time), lever on the first bit, not the second and BOOM, out it all comes!

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All laid out! Sadly the upper hidden fan wasn't really dirty as apparently they can be

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But meh, we've come this far!

Inside here are 2 nuts

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Undo those and the top black part falls off

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These two springs keep stuff under tension, and releases the coil



I could also now get to the top bearings and pack it full of grease

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Lovely! It's not done until it's messy!

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That done, it can all go back together

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With another blob of grease on the other end. I know it should be oil as it mates with a sleeve bearing, but I could not find my oil at the time...

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Re: Hoover Convertible U1124A May 1961 - Stripdown and Refurb! (Dial-A-Matic)
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2018, 12:00:23 AM »
Job done, back in the motor goes!

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But before I screwed it down, I had noticed that the suction from the tools was pretty lacklustre for it's wattage, so I helped it along by sealing up the motor housing with silicone

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And then the inner suction channel

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Just in case, and it did improve it! The motor sounds smoother too, although not quiet and low pitched like an equivilant dirty fan would be! It did knock the high pitched whine off though!

So there we go, although I'm not finished with it yet, I am for now! Bye
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Re: Hoover Convertible U1124A May 1961 - Stripdown and Refurb! (Dial-A-Matic)
« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2018, 12:18:05 AM »
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The only way to fail is not to try.

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Re: Hoover Convertible U1124A May 1961 - Stripdown and Refurb! (Dial-A-Matic)
« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2018, 02:52:04 PM »
Bazzing strip down.  :thumbsup:

I wouldn't mind a mint one of these in the museum actually. Shame about that front grille.

I spy a Dyson brush roll removal tool puller being repurposed in there..........

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Re: Hoover Convertible U1124A May 1961 - Stripdown and Refurb! (Dial-A-Matic)
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2018, 03:47:31 PM »
Yes, it's a shame about the grille, but the price was fair, and it's just one of those things! Do have a plan to improve it some more though!

Yep, the puller of the belt tool was just pointy enough to tap the 3 locating pins out!
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Re: Hoover Convertible U1124A May 1961 - Stripdown and Refurb! (Dial-A-Matic)
« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2018, 04:56:11 PM »
I suppose a replacement front panel is like a left hand rear molar on a chicken to obtain?

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Re: Hoover Convertible U1124A May 1961 - Stripdown and Refurb! (Dial-A-Matic)
« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2018, 04:59:41 PM »
Intact, yes. Broken but with some fins remaining, and a bit of cut and shut, in progress!
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Re: Hoover Convertible U1124A May 1961 - Stripdown and Refurb! (Dial-A-Matic)
« Reply #27 on: January 06, 2018, 08:02:32 PM »
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