Saturday, January 19, 2013

Feed Rock Shaft (FRS) Reassembly

This segment covers the reassembly of the Feed Rock Shaft, or FRS as I like to call it.  The forked arm at the end of the shaft is what lifts and lowers the feed dogs (once they are installed).

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There is a protruding nub on the FLRS (see previous post).  This is what the fork goes around to do its job.  The photos below attempt to demonstrate this.

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The screw at this end of the rod (left side of the FRS) is used to adjust the position of the feed dog Centrally in the feed dog slots in the throat plate. I’ll have to fine tune this later when the feed dogs have been installed.

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The screw at this end of the rod (right side of the FRS) is used to adjust the position of the feed dog lengthwise in the feed dog slots in the throat plate.  Again, this will be adjusted later when the feed dogs have been installed.

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As you can see, the reinstallation of the FRS is pretty straight forward.  I suspect the fine tuning later on will be the challenge.  Below is a photo of both the FRS and FLRS installed on the rust-free Mrs. Rusty.

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Next time I’ll tackle reassembly of the needle bar.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Mrs Rusty! Welcome to the new year. I need to adjust the feed dogs on my Spartan. I took them off the arm last week to clean the lint (oops, didn't clean often enough) and I think I set them too high.

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  2. Let me know how it goes. I'm afraid that once I get Mrs Rusty back together that it will take forever to ger the adjustments correct!

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