Sunday, May 27, 2012

Reassembly of Thread Take-up Lever

Today’s post cover’s the reinstallation of the Thread Take-up Lever Assembly and the Needle Bar Link.  These parts attach to the end of the horizontal arm shaft that we installed in the previous post.  Fortunately, these are pretty easy to put back on.
The thread take up lever goes on first.  A key land mark on this piece is the flat edge on the post for the set screw.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

HAS Reassembly

The Horizontal Arm Shaft, or HAS as I like to call it, is the next part I put into Ms. Rusty. Ms. Rusty’s driveshaft has 5 pieces. There is a 6th piece, which is a bushing near the needle bar area, but I couldn’t manage to remove that during the disassembly process so it is still in it’s original place.
The 5 parts that were removed are shown in the next photo. The long bar at the bottom is the HAS and the four part at the top, from left to right are the stop motion flanged bushing, the feed cam & feed lifting eccentric, the bevel gear, and finally the needle bar crank.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Upper Bushing and Needle Bar Post Reassembly

Today I will show you how I returned the upper bushing for upright gear shaft and the needle bar post to their proper locations.  These were the last two mechanical parts to be removed from Ms. Rusty before she was cleaned and stripped many moons ago (click here for a flashback).
I started with the upper bushing for the upright gear shaft.  Notice that there is a mark at the top of the bushing that “points” toward the hole in the side of the bushing?  This hole will face toward the back of the machine when it is properly placed into position.  Also note the slightly flat side of the top of the bushing?  This will face the side where the set screw holds the bushing in place.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

A little teaser

I started reassembling Ms. Rusty today, but didn’t have time to put together a decent post.  So I thought I just give you a little teaser by showing you a picture of all her parts laid out on my kitchen table.


Each of those little bags is worth at least one good post.  So that means you can count on 17+ more blog posts before Ms. Rusty is even close to being complete. 

I’ll try my best to get the next post up before Mother’s day.  I just know you can’t wait to see how to install the drive shaft Smile