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What ho everyone! Decided to give my now completed IBM Thinkpad T40 a good run tonight, and what better way than writing a thread that I need to do!

The subject of tonight's how to? Well, this thing

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As usual with machines people send me to repair, it was broken

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Once it was fixed, it was time to pretty it up. On the surface, it looks OK, let's see what hides beneath!

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First off, time to remove the bag

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Inside was a brand new genuine H1, which I forgot to give back, sorry Roger!

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The bag retaining screw was in good order. Some slight corrosion to the zip, but I didn't even contemplate removing it as damage to the bag would have not been good

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Removed from the bellows

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Bellows and bag fill tube split

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Handle now, top half off

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Re: Hoover Junior Exclusive U1034 (Dec 1977) - Stripdown and Refurb!
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2018, 10:44:03 PM »
Hoover - Who Better?

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Down below now, and to remove the bottom bolt

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The rubber comes off the bottom of the handle

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Next off is the Release Pedal screw

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and the release pedal itself

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Time to look underneath, and it's 97% cleaner than most of the chod we see at this stage already!

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Brushroll and belt out

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Axle out

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Some lovely growth on one side

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Re: Hoover Junior Exclusive U1034 (Dec 1977) - Stripdown and Refurb!
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2018, 10:48:24 PM »
One bearing came right out. The other one exploded in stubbornness

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I employed a hammer to remove the shell

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And fished out the wobble washers from each bearing carrier

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Brushes out

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Bumper off now

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And up with the wiring cover

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Reference shot

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And the mains cable is first off, along with the cable guide

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Front wheels now

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Re: Hoover Junior Exclusive U1034 (Dec 1977) - Stripdown and Refurb!
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2018, 10:53:13 PM »
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Split down

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The height adjuster does not come out easily, not without drilling out rivets and replacing them, which is never fun. This got left alone...

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And I took the rear wheels off instead

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After that the handle bail comes out

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The main part is held together with the central 'bolt', which is actually held on with a circlip

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Then the bush that allows the release mechanism to move comes out

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Said plate lifts off

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The central bolt taps out and the assembly splits in two

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Re: Hoover Junior Exclusive U1034 (Dec 1977) - Stripdown and Refurb!
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2018, 10:56:09 PM »
So what makes it an "exclusive" looks identical to every other dirt searcher.

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Re: Hoover Junior Exclusive U1034 (Dec 1977) - Stripdown and Refurb!
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2018, 10:57:49 PM »
There's a little it of wear to the central pivot, but the assembly is not sloppy, so it's fine for a good while yet!

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The spring may have fallen out of the bracket already

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The locking plate is held in with another rod and circlip

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Split

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Job done! Time to extract the innards now. Unplug the headlight wiring

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The live wire connects to a little spade adapter

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Switch is removed

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And the motor can come out!

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Empty but pretty clean!

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Re: Hoover Junior Exclusive U1034 (Dec 1977) - Stripdown and Refurb!
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2018, 11:05:17 PM »
So what makes it an "exclusive" looks identical to every other dirt searcher.

Exclusive to a store. No idea which store (probably Co-Op or a department store), but that very fragile, thin Éxclusive' branding makes all the difference! Hoover were very good at flogging a horse back in the day!

Anyway, I think this may be Mer, a remnant of past cleaning attempts!

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I had not fully planned to take the firewall out, but I removed the screws, and it just fell out, the sealent having given up a long time ago...

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2 screws remove the air duct

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Aha! Some filth, finally!

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No idea what this is, it didn't wipe off though

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The wiring protector falls out too, held in with the firewall

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Belt guard and it's spring can be removed

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As can the brushroll retaining springs

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Re: Hoover Junior Exclusive U1034 (Dec 1977) - Stripdown and Refurb!
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2018, 11:13:54 PM »
Cable exit grommit out

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Then off with the bulb plug, and it's wires

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This red blanking piece was very stuck in, so I left it alone so I did not break it

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Powerplant now. Seal

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3 motor casing bolts

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Lifted

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Innards now. Rear bearing clamp first

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Bit more rust here

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Carbon brush holders out

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Re: Hoover Junior Exclusive U1034 (Dec 1977) - Stripdown and Refurb!
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2018, 11:22:28 PM »
Carbon brushes are beautiful

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Clamps out, the armature can come out, and the fan and belt spindle removed

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More tiny rust

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Getting there now, onto the headlight lens! One screw was already missing

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The 2 outer ones removed and the lens comes off

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Inside the reflector housing

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25w max

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The airflow side was a bit grubby, the seal is stuck on, no way will that come off and go back on nicely!

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More polish residue

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Re: Hoover Junior Exclusive U1034 (Dec 1977) - Stripdown and Refurb!
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2018, 11:35:24 PM »
And it's apart! Screws

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I washed the bag, which although looked clean made the water filthy

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Rinsed

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And all was washed, dried, polished, machine polished where applicable and laid out to dry!

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First up was a splodge of silicone grease on the end sleeve bearing

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Then grease on the fan side bearing

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Bearing and spacers fitted

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Re: Hoover Junior Exclusive U1034 (Dec 1977) - Stripdown and Refurb!
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2018, 11:40:06 PM »
Fan and belt spindle spun on

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Carbon holders refitted

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Armature and coil dropped on

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Clamp and seal fitted

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Carbon wire fitted

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And the casing is fitted, along with the wiring block

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Now to seal the firewall back into the hood. My poundland sealant had long dried up, but I spotted this in Robert Dyas for a reasonable fiver

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And with the tip cut off to leave a very small hole, was easier to use than a big mastic gun. Extra points for it being able to live under the sink easier and hopefully not dry out as quickly

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Sealer also applied to the firewall for the air duct

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Re: Hoover Junior Exclusive U1034 (Dec 1977) - Stripdown and Refurb!
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2018, 11:55:09 PM »
The first of the nicely polished metalwork went on now, the belt guard

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Then the wiring for the headlight

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Then, once the headlight wire protective tube was sealed up, the motor can plop in

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Switch fitted

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Front wheels now, lubricated

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And fitted

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Brushroll now

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Centre bar is lovely and clean now, and new bearings ready for re-assembly!

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Re: Hoover Junior Exclusive U1034 (Dec 1977) - Stripdown and Refurb!
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2018, 11:59:49 PM »
Much better!

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That gunk on the firewall didnt wash off either, so I cleaned off the visible part with the wire wheel

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Handle bail was reassembled now. Shame about the paint chip, but this was the ONLY bit of iffy paint, and I'd have made it worse by trying to fix it! It's patina

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Rear wheels were assembled

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And everything fitted back

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Much better!

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The wiring underneath was tidied up and screwed down

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Then the bag reassembled

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Starting with the VERY fiddly bellows assembly

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Re: Hoover Junior Exclusive U1034 (Dec 1977) - Stripdown and Refurb!
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2018, 12:03:52 AM »
Time to fit an inner bag now, but no paper bag for this now, it can have a non genuine Sebo bag!

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Lovely!

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Outer bag fitted back on, always does these plastic type bags good to have a wash, they hang better

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Headlight now

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Done!

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Time to fit the cleaned up mains cable, and the ends of the wire were tatty, so I started afresh with them

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Much tidier!

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Time to pop the handle back together



Then fit the bag

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Re: Hoover Junior Exclusive U1034 (Dec 1977) - Stripdown and Refurb!
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2018, 12:08:45 AM »
And after a good few layers of wax to tidy it up, Debbie Dirtsearcher is done!

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Marvellous! It was then time to box it back up and send her home, hoping she didn't have the shit kicked out of her en route. But did it survive, and is the owner happy?

Well...

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I think that's a positive there!

Until next time, thanks for reading!
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