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The Heywood Church Hoover Junior 119 - Restoration Guide!
« on: May 01, 2021, 09:42:48 PM »
A few years ago now, I joined a facebook group for Bellringers and vacuum cleaners found in churches... Bizarre but nirvana for vacuum nerds like us! Some time passed but one day I saw a post that caught my eye somewhat more than usual





It had been found in a long forgotten crawl space, good memories and knowledge reckon 30/35 years... I got chatting to the guy who posted the pictures and would you look what happened...


It's utterly fabulous, I've never seen one so terrible.

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Let's see if we can put it right.

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Re: The Heywood Church Hoover Junior 119 - Restoration Guide!
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2021, 09:50:12 PM »
A donor machine was obtained just in case, and a nice set of tools as a surprise for the church (ideal for cleaning pews is a cloth hosed 119...)

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Unless specified though, not much was used. We concentrate on the Heywood one here



Bag slide off

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The original cloth inner (stops it over-stretching) was perished so was removed

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And the spring removed from the slide

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The bag was then turned inside out and the string dug out

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Cut

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And removed from the bag flange

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The bag was then put into soak number 1 for a few hours, where it immediately went death dark black...Nice  :thumbsup:

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Re: The Heywood Church Hoover Junior 119 - Restoration Guide!
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2021, 09:54:47 PM »
The cable can be unwound from the handle

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And removed from the beautiful vintage plug

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Probably the original fuse

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Time to split the handle

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The handle grip wasn't too hard to get off...

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Then the bottom bolt can be removed

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Re: The Heywood Church Hoover Junior 119 - Restoration Guide!
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2021, 09:58:37 PM »
The rubber boot at the end of the lower handle slid off without too much of a fight

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And with that done, the handle is off, and we can start at the front with the belt guard

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Then get the brushroll out

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Take an end cap off

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Then tap the other end through

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This free's up alot of stuck compacted ancient dust

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The brush strips didn't come out too badly once scraped free of their carpet fluff, and their Genuine Hoover too

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Better-than-this brush strips are becoming VERY uncommon now so these stayed

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Re: The Heywood Church Hoover Junior 119 - Restoration Guide!
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2021, 10:02:34 PM »
Underneath now, to the bottom cover

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Not too bad in here

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Remove the bottom cover rear retaining bracket

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Pop the cable clips off the yolk

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Then with the cable unwired from the machine it is free! I pulled the cable from the outer protective sheath and binned the cable. It was very perishing.

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Next, came 4 screws

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And we can get the chassis split

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Re: The Heywood Church Hoover Junior 119 - Restoration Guide!
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2021, 10:06:16 PM »
Furniture guard next, in surprisingly good order considering

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Front wheel axle circlips were dug out and spun round to be hooked off

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Then the front wheels were removed

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The 2nd side proved more of a struggle

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Luckily the hammer helped tap the seized axle out of the chassis

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The belt guard spring can be unlatched



and removed

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With that the front chassis is empty

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Re: The Heywood Church Hoover Junior 119 - Restoration Guide!
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2021, 10:09:32 PM »
We can move onto the back

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non spring side handle bail bolt removed first

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Lifted

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Other side

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Untension the spring and remove the handle bail

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Remembering to remove the retaining peg, tap the shaft out of the cleaner gently as it goes through the Bakelite

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The hole is bigger now

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Time for the switch now

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(HATE these) Pop the retaining tab out of the top and remove

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Re: The Heywood Church Hoover Junior 119 - Restoration Guide!
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2021, 10:14:18 PM »
A 10mm deep socket or just long pliers remove the nut holding the switch down

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Original switch (or AN original switch...)

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The bracket for the pedal lifts out now

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Time to remove the carbon brushes now... Side one

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Phew

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Side 2... ah, not so good...

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We'll sort that later, onto the motor now, undo the fancase screws

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And withdraw the armature

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Take the belt spindle and fan off to remove the armature from the front bearing and HELLO ancient holy dust!

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Re: The Heywood Church Hoover Junior 119 - Restoration Guide!
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2021, 10:19:51 PM »
Armature looks in good order

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The 3 screws holding the coil in are removed and the coil lifts out.

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We can get at the carbon brush too and the end of it had been trapped in the cover, so it pulled out badly, but I have spare springs, so that's OK

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The coil is held to it's bracket by a shallow screw

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, then lots of small tapping

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The coil sits against indents in the metal shell so never fuses together with a really tight friction fit lucklily



Back there is not nice! Remove the screws holding the carbon brush holders in

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They pull out

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Re: The Heywood Church Hoover Junior 119 - Restoration Guide!
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2021, 10:23:17 PM »
Had I known the end cap of the carbon holder would come apart quite so easily id have not pulled at the brush from inside earlier, but hey ho!

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The back bearing can be unscrewed now

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Then onto underneath and the back wheels

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The rear wheels are held on with this little circlip

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And with that, it is apart! Washables

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Non washables

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And rubbish

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Re: The Heywood Church Hoover Junior 119 - Restoration Guide!
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2021, 10:27:22 PM »
The bag did this 3/4 more times

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Before coming up nice and clear again! I also removed the broken brushroll bearing from the end cap the outer shell was stuck in

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Cleaned up the coil

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Cleaned up the bodywork to be painted (this was done in tandem with the other one as it was all going the same colour)

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Then painted!

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The paint on the chassis was too far gone, too pitted from corrosion, so...

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A better handle grip was obtained too (modern Hoover one but Brown, so that's OK!)

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Re: The Heywood Church Hoover Junior 119 - Restoration Guide!
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2021, 10:32:10 PM »
Which came from a 1346 handle I think, and bar some bits riveted on differently the handle itself didn't change from at least the 50's to the 60's! (in reality the 40's to the 80's...)

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I bopped the bag back together very quickly once the paint had dried as it was easier to store



Then, after everything else had been polished, we have the laid out shot

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And the brushroll can go back together with new bearings (crikey that box is ALOT emptier now...)

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We needed one new slack washer as well, one was cracked. Luckily I have some spares

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(and about a billion used perfectly good ones too but who doesn't like NOS parts!

The brushroll then went back together

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We'll get the front done first

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Rear wheels

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Soon assembled

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Re: The Heywood Church Hoover Junior 119 - Restoration Guide!
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2021, 10:34:44 PM »
The rear bearing can go back into place

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Then the carbon holders, which polished up very nicely

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The coil can go back into its holder

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Then fitted to the cleaner, and the carbon brush wires clipped onto the holders

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Armature now

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Spacer ring first

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Then the washers

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Fibre top washer

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Re: The Heywood Church Hoover Junior 119 - Restoration Guide!
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2021, 10:39:06 PM »
Then the fan

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And finally the belt spindle. Tighten it all up really well

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Fit the armature back into place, screw the housing up then refit the seal (which cleaned up REALLY nicely!)

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I've skipped ahead here (this was years ago now!) and seem to have assembled the entire handle bail in 1 shot so refer to the other 119 threads for that nugget if you need, but shiny...

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I got the SUPER IMPORTANT AND DIFFICULT belt guard spring refitting though, don't worry...





Front wheels can go back on now



And the furniture guard

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Then we can marry the two parts together again

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Re: The Heywood Church Hoover Junior 119 - Restoration Guide!
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2021, 10:43:39 PM »
One end of a new drum of twin core black flex was run through the outer sheath and fitted, safety first especially as this 119 wont be sitting in a glass cabinet, it'll (hopefully) be used by many people.

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The bottom cover can go back on now

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Then a belt

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Then the belt cover (which is not the same one as came off it, I found a better one, although still not fab)

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The remains of the rubber handle bit went back on nicely and lined up as it should

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I then fitted the handle together, and wound on a nice amount of flex, then cut it and found the plug

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