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Re: Hoover Senior 652a/6525a - Restoration for the ManchesterVacs museum!
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2020, 03:49:02 PM »
The good thing about doing this from 2 machines is I can choose the parts that came out the best, on silly things like these front wheel axles

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The best wheels

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After lots of polishing the original paintwork is firmly in patina territory, rather than trashed!

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Best stick the motor down

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Plug all the wires back in and route them all

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An brushroll and new belt fitted

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These parts were the lesser of a pair

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Re: Hoover Senior 652a/6525a - Restoration for the ManchesterVacs museum!
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2020, 03:52:06 PM »
We take a slight tangent here. On both of the machines so far, neither had a complete handle bail's worth of non damaged parts. So I paid postage for this poor old thing

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Can't notice much difference tbh...

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Especially after I polished the hood

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Soon we have lots of parts again

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And a correct 652a rear wheel axle

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A much nicer lower handle cover

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And most needed, a non bent handle bail axle

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Re: Hoover Senior 652a/6525a - Restoration for the ManchesterVacs museum!
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2020, 03:56:37 PM »
Time to rebuild

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Axle in one side, then fit the spring and flange latch

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Wire clip and circlip

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Height adjust pedal

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A non bent height adjuster bracket came out of the scrapper too

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Recline lock can be built up

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Rear wheel axle fitted with the space shim

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Re: Hoover Senior 652a/6525a - Restoration for the ManchesterVacs museum!
« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2020, 04:01:44 PM »
A non cracked tool port diverter flap came up too!

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A spring hole is drilled into the 652a chassis for the height adjuster spring

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That's all looking much better

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Time to build the cable up quickly

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Find a more appropriate bulb

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Fashion a bag flange seal out of silicone

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And with the handle from the scrapper fitted it looks a fair bit better



It all works alot better too!


I guess we need some up to date pics of it now...
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Re: Hoover Senior 652a/6525a - Restoration for the ManchesterVacs museum!
« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2020, 02:51:55 PM »
Bazzing refurb! I'll get some photos of it this week.  :icon_nod:

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Re: Hoover Senior 652a/6525a - Restoration for the ManchesterVacs museum!
« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2020, 10:28:08 AM »
I like doing these sort of refurbs, open a box of rubbish and find a diamond in the rough!
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Re: Hoover Senior 652a/6525a - Restoration for the ManchesterVacs museum!
« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2020, 11:38:38 AM »
I like doing these sort of refurbs, open a box of rubbish and find a diamond in the rough!

Speaking of which, the 262 wants to come home!

Here's piccies of the 652 today.







I'd like a new badge on the head if one crops up.

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Re: Hoover Senior 652a/6525a - Restoration for the ManchesterVacs museum!
« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2020, 01:25:41 PM »
262 still needs paint, been raining here constantly, and now it's sunny I'm neck deep in my day job...
Haven't got the kids this weekend, concerted effort is needed
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