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Title: 1970s Hoover Constellation
Post by: Madrat on February 23, 2016, 05:43:29 PM
So this is my Constellation, it's in great condition.

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b29/madrat/SDC10098_1.jpg) (http://s16.photobucket.com/user/madrat/media/SDC10098_1.jpg.html)

Came with original pipes and what's left of cleaning head.

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b29/madrat/SDC10097_2.jpg) (http://s16.photobucket.com/user/madrat/media/SDC10097_2.jpg.html)

The hose was damaged but easily fixed, went through the machine OK

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b29/madrat/SDC10100_1.jpg) (http://s16.photobucket.com/user/madrat/media/SDC10100_1.jpg.html)

Connection end is in good condition.

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b29/madrat/SDC10102_1.jpg) (http://s16.photobucket.com/user/madrat/media/SDC10102_1.jpg.html)

Lift the lid

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b29/madrat/SDC10099_1.jpg) (http://s16.photobucket.com/user/madrat/media/SDC10099_1.jpg.html)

3 screws hold the top plate on, with that removed you have access to the motor, It's only held by a rubber socket at the bottom and a rubber ring on the top.

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b29/madrat/SDC10104_1.jpg) (http://s16.photobucket.com/user/madrat/media/SDC10104_1.jpg.html)

Hmm hairy motor.

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b29/madrat/SDC10105_1.jpg) (http://s16.photobucket.com/user/madrat/media/SDC10105_1.jpg.html)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b29/madrat/SDC10106_1.jpg) (http://s16.photobucket.com/user/madrat/media/SDC10106_1.jpg.html)

The hair was stuck in the veins of the fans, after pulling out as much as possible i burned the rest off with matches.  The inside bottom of the motor was full of 40+ years of crap, after digging it out and sneezing like a maniac (dust allergy and vac reconditioning really don't go together) I put a drop of oil on top and bottom bearings and set the dc14 to work.

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b29/madrat/SDC10107_1.jpg) (http://s16.photobucket.com/user/madrat/media/SDC10107_1.jpg.html)

With it put back together I got the filter, I hand washed this as I didn't want to risk it falling apart in the wash.

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b29/madrat/SDC10103_1.jpg) (http://s16.photobucket.com/user/madrat/media/SDC10103_1.jpg.html)

Fitted

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b29/madrat/SDC10108_1.jpg) (http://s16.photobucket.com/user/madrat/media/SDC10108_1.jpg.html)

Video of it below.



Title: Re: 1970s Hoover Constellation
Post by: beko1987 on February 23, 2016, 07:35:17 PM
sounds perfect! I got one the other day (as you know)  and it sounds shit and doesnt float (just how we like em though!)
Title: Re: 1970s Hoover Constellation
Post by: Madrat on February 23, 2016, 07:54:59 PM
Have discovered the filter is fitted wrong and there is a seal missing in the top part where the lid fits into bag  ::) Tracking down the correct cleaner head is going to be hard.
Title: Re: 1970s Hoover Constellation
Post by: Parwaz7862 on February 23, 2016, 08:43:08 PM
That looks like in really good condition! You scored big time :thumbsup: Loved the video too, floats much better than I expected a constellation to :o Couldnt help but noticing your DC14 in the background lol ;D

I should take a break from Dysons and move into oldie stuff, the oldest vacuum I ever played with was a Dirt Devil handy Zip  :duh: Want something like a nice Hoover upright or traditional kirby ;D

I am a bit scared now, a lot of oldie vacuums have supressors which go bang :o
Title: Re: 1970s Hoover Constellation
Post by: Madrat on February 23, 2016, 08:50:03 PM
All vacs have suppressors, even my 1955 junior.
Title: Re: 1970s Hoover Constellation
Post by: Parwaz7862 on February 23, 2016, 08:54:29 PM
I thought it was only pre 90's vacuums? I believe they were used to stop inteference with TV's or signals, or something
Title: Re: 1970s Hoover Constellation
Post by: Madrat on February 23, 2016, 09:03:40 PM
Yep thats right, anything with a motor will have a suppressor to stop Rf interference.
Title: Re: 1970s Hoover Constellation
Post by: beko1987 on February 26, 2016, 03:05:45 PM
A connie will have a big Hoover Junior/Senior style suppressor. I've known of them to go pop, but not as much as Electrolux ones