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Couldn't quite let it go out the door like that though, so I spent many hours cleaning the hose up

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Until eventually I had a toolkit fit for display

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With some tape, the box stayed together too

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And boy, do they complete the machine!



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So there we go, NOW we are finished! Time for an after video

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8k3oAGb7vU" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8k3oAGb7vU</a>

Hopefully Stu can post some pictures up of it in it's new home, I think some might be up in the museum thread actually.

Still, onto the next terrible vacuum he has sent me for a wipe over!

Thanks for reading, good night!
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So are we done now? Well no! You see,  Mr Stuart has said to me before that he would love a toolkit with one of these old wrecks one day. And I just so happened to know someone selling some. So, in early september, I unboxed all of this!

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Not all of it was mine, 1 senior toolkit and a dustette was for someone else who happens to live very near me, so I saved him some postage, but I ended up with 3 toolkits, two for my own machines, and one for Mr Stuart!

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I gave him the boxed one, as it's probably easier for him to store

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it had a floor and wall brush

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A Crevice tool



Dusting Brush

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2 wands

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and a hose and adapter

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But did it work?

Yep!

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So it was time for a few layers of wax

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And with some precise tweaking, got the handle bolt to hold the handle rock solid

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A slight tangent here to the mains plug. And whilst doing all this, I realised that the plug was possibly original... So polished the pins up with the rest of the metalwork



re-wired more tidily than it was before

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Much better!

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And with that done, and the top handle attached, it's finished!









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I then got my box of cool senior stuff Dilys sent me ages ago fro my Hoover Senior 652C, and found a belt

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Even from a genuine packet, it's a pattern part belt!

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Still, does the job

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Baseplate on

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I also had a spare lamp

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But had to stop, as I'm not qualified in electronics... (Microsoft VBA and ISTQB Foundation qualified, but that's no help here)

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However, I stuck 2 fingers up to the man, and fitted the bulb

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With that done, the upper hood can go on

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And we can start to finish off. The vintage cardboard was still needed, so back on it goes!

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I then had another brilliant idea, and grabbed the 900 miles of foam strip left over from the Hoover Sensotronic, and cut a little piece off

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To replace what I imagine was a similar sealing piece here for the plastic flap

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Whilst that stuck, I grabbed the cable

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As I'd noticed, whilst cleaning, that the neutral inner core was exposed, so had to chop the lovely original crimps off

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I then, after ruining the whole machine, built the wiring block back up

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Done!
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Spring for the rear wheels was fitted

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One of the metal screw threads decided to fall off at this stage, so here's what it looks like!

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A slight tweak with some pliers had it gripped on once more

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The back plate for the 2 speed switch was fitted now

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Then  the switch itself

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Then both covers. I also re-positioned and re-glued the ratings plate so it wasn't hanging off so much

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It now stands up correctly

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Time to fit the baseplate seal to the baseplate

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Drop of glue here and there will hold it enough, it'll be clamped between plate and machine for ever more anyway

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Then the pivot brackets fitted as it holds it all down

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Wire holder circlipped into place next

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Then the height pedal

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The one wheel was fitted to the rear axle

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Then it was all slid into place and completed

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Tool plate now

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The spring and bar were fitted to the plastic firewall, with a squirt of lithium at all possible times

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Then it was screwed down

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The mains switch was fitted

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The various wirings were wired up/pushed towards where they needed to go

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Now, it was time for some improvement, so I snipped the spinal cable from my spares DC07 and bought it in, then precision measured* the precise length I needed and cut that to size

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Using the inner cores from that, and some crimps procured especially for this job as I didn't have any, I replaced the supressor with wires, keeping as much of the original cables as possible incase Stuart fancies re-instating it one day and playing russian routlette

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It vaguely follows the original path

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I even put the now bypassed supressor back in, lest it should add to its value one day

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Improvements over, time to pop the front wheels back in

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Then, time for the handle bail, bag holder, metal bar and a hammer, and a nice layer of grease everywhere

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Handle release pedal greased up and fitted (the rollers it rides on were lubricated too)

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The top half was screwed up

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Cooling fan screwed on

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And a drop of lubrication was added to the top sleeve bearing

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Which was then fitted

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Underneath now

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The spacer washers, fan and spindle were fitted

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Then the outer seal

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Then the sheild

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The whole lot was then dropped onto the chassis

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