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Offline jason60

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Hello! Hoover Constellations
« on: August 10, 2018, 12:45:20 AM »
Hi :tiphat:
I have just joined Manchester Vacs, it seems like a great site. Eventhough I dont collect Dysons myself, i find all aspects of Vacuums interesting.
 I not only want to gain more knowedge about Hoovers, but share some of my knowledge to others on how to service constellations, improve floatation using simple but effective methods on differing surfaces. :reading: We can learn together on how to get the best out of your Hoover. Renovation and polishing the aliminum wands to look like chrome, refurbing the tools and so it goes on. :thumbsup:

Current Vacuums
5 Constellations model 862
2 Constellations model 848 x1 boxed and unused
2 Constellations model 867A
6 Hoover Dustettes 1930s to 1960s
2 Hooverettes  x1 boxed and unused

1 Electrolux Za 65 cylinder boxed and unused 1963

So thats me, quite mad, friendly, chatty and hopefully useful  :boggleeye: :grinn: we are all here to learn, vent our frustrations  :angryman: , share  :coffee: whilst at the same time taking a lighthearted approach :biglaugh:
so lets chat :smokin: :


kind regards
Jason60

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Re: Hello! Hoover Constellations
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2018, 01:15:42 AM »
Welcome to the site, Jason.  :tiphat:

Please feel free to wake up old topics or start new ones as you see fit!

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Re: Hello! Hoover Constellations
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2018, 08:55:29 PM »
Nice to see you on the forum Jason.

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Re: Hello! Hoover Constellations
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2018, 12:43:34 AM »
I love my constellation.

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Re: Hello! Hoover Constellations
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2018, 10:04:32 AM »
Welcome! Do like a nice constellation, have a Hop Green one in the loft that I have done nothing with for ages annoyingly. I can also confirm that nailing a 1200w henry motor in peps them up a bit but makes them run really hot (2200w Miele motors fit too, even more insane!

Keep them as standard, they work much better. The motor strips down very nicely bar the fancase bearing which is rivited in with bespoke rivets, I scrapped a motor removing those to see what could be done. Remove the supressor too, a collector I know had one blow on him, but due to where it's situated inside, it blew the explosion through the exhaust vent and burnt his carpet.
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