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.
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This post is placed in the arm of the machine in the hole just above and to the left of the needle bar crank (see photo below).
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Once the post is in the hole, then all that is needed is to put in and tighten the set screw in the hole on the side of the arm.  The two photos below show the set screw location and the thread take up lever after it is in place.
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Now the Needle Bar Link can be put in place.  The photo below shows the flat edge on the post for the set screw. 
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This post is placed through two holes – the hole in the Thread Take-up Lever and the hole in the needle bar crank.  My husband was kind enough to point these out using toothpicks in the photo below.
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Just like the thread take-up lever, once the post is in the hole, then all that is needed is to put in and tighten the set screw.  The only challenge is that the set screw is in a slightly awkward position.  The two photos below show the set screw location and the needle bar link after it is in place.
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So, as you can see, this part of reassembly was pretty straight forward.  I would like to think that the rest of Ms. Rusty’s resurrection/reassembly would go as smoothly, but the chances of that happening are about as good as me winning the lottery – and I don’t play the lottery.
Next time I think I’ll tackle the upright arm shaft.

2 comments:

  1. I'm following your posts with fascination and awe!
    Cheryl Warren

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    1. Thanks! I really enjoy your blog as well :)

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