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1970s Hoover Constellation
« on: February 23, 2016, 07:43:29 PM »
So this is my Constellation, it's in great condition.



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



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



Connection end is in good condition.



Lift the lid



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.



Hmm hairy motor.





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.



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.



Fitted



Video of it below.

https://youtu.be/NkS2sXVffqw



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Re: 1970s Hoover Constellation
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2016, 09:35:17 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!)
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Re: 1970s Hoover Constellation
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2016, 09:54:59 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.


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Re: 1970s Hoover Constellation
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2016, 10:43:08 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
DC14s are tanks, just need a slightly longer motor life. Do plastic parts often break on DC14s? Nope. DC41- Sexy looking futuristic and powerful machine. Just needs a better designed cleaner head wheel and cyclone clip along with a dense metal rod in the chassis.

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Re: 1970s Hoover Constellation
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2016, 10:50:03 PM »
All vacs have suppressors, even my 1955 junior.

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Re: 1970s Hoover Constellation
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2016, 10:54:29 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
DC14s are tanks, just need a slightly longer motor life. Do plastic parts often break on DC14s? Nope. DC41- Sexy looking futuristic and powerful machine. Just needs a better designed cleaner head wheel and cyclone clip along with a dense metal rod in the chassis.

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Re: 1970s Hoover Constellation
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2016, 11:03:40 PM »
Yep thats right, anything with a motor will have a suppressor to stop Rf interference.

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Re: 1970s Hoover Constellation
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2016, 05:05:45 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
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