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Finally got a head
« on: January 04, 2017, 09:14:31 PM »
Picked this up today for 8, just up the road from me in Wigston.

s-l1600 by Ian Grice, on Flickr

Only wanted it for these.

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They are the proverbial rocking horse, hen's teeth.

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Re: Finally got a head
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2017, 02:30:59 PM »
Nice one! I agree, bloody rare are connie heads of any shape and size! But clean up the Hop Green connie body and bung it on ebay at 9.99 start with postage, might go for more than you think.

Hose and wands are scrap though, although you might get a few quid for the hose/machine end.
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Re: Finally got a head
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2017, 04:52:34 PM »
Yer the rest is scrap, will keep bend and machine end though, that is just the thing you accidentally step on.


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Re: Finally got a head
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2017, 04:55:31 PM »
Does the motor run? I could do with a connie motor to put mine back to stock. I would offer to buy the machine itself from you (my connie is painted and has a 1200w motor in) but I've banned myself from buying anymore vacs this year...
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Re: Finally got a head
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2017, 04:57:52 PM »
Haven't even tried it yet  :))

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Re: Finally got a head
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2017, 05:15:07 PM »
It'll run beautifully if maybe a little dry, it's a proper hoover don't forget! Whatever you do, don't drill out the fancase bearings with a view to replace them, their special, I need to find a supplier of special rivets in less than 1000 quantity now
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Re: Finally got a head
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2017, 07:29:47 PM »
Ok the motor works, but I only ran it for a few seconds. When I opened it up, apart from the bag, that was about 30 years old and full to bursting, and the cut up tea towel for a filter I found this.

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IMG_20170105_170428 by Ian Grice, on Flickr

That filter plate is tissue paper thin, started to fill the house with dust and rust when I switched it on.  I will strip and test it again but I think its OK, at least it came with proper filter clip and rubber dust bag seal. And I now have a full tool set.

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Re: Finally got a head
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2017, 11:07:53 PM »
WOWW! I love your Carpet man! And it goes well with that Vacuum!
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Re: Finally got a head
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2017, 02:42:48 PM »
How very dare you.  they are the ebay pictures.  :angryman:  I might like vintage things, ( you only have to look at Mrs Madrat ) but I draw the line at carpets like that.....

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Re: Finally got a head
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2017, 09:12:59 PM »
Awwww that's a shame... :(
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