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Electrolux Model L on Steroids!
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Post# 384937   1/27/2018 at 20:06 (199 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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I've had this rebuilt Model L for a few years. A couple of weeks ago, I decided to open it up and clean it out. The motor (circa Model G) was in great shape so I decided to save it for another application.

I had one of the new replacement motors being sold for the newer metal tanks, so I modified the Model L mounting flange to accept the new motor. That was pretty easy to do. All I did was use the hole positions from the flange on the new motor as a template. I also fashioned a new gasket and now the thing is like a BEAST on steroids!

However, it is also the most offensive sounding vacuums I've ever owned. LOL! So the moral to this story is that I now have a powerful machine to vacuum out the car. It's too loud to use in the house!

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Post# 384938 , Reply# 1   1/27/2018 at 21:20 (199 days old) by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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One of my daily drivers is a Hot rod Hoover. I had put a decade 80 motor in a 1060, but It was so pristine that I returned it to original condition. I ended up putting that decade 80 motor into a Hoover model 70 and put a HEPA bag on.
It's always fun to customize a bad, and make it one-of-a-kind!

Post# 384946 , Reply# 2   1/27/2018 at 23:14 (198 days old) by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        


I have a 1970s Eureka 4420 that I put a Sanitaire motor into -- a perfect fit. Talk about a vacuum cleaner on steroids!


Fun topic!!

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Post# 384954 , Reply# 3   1/28/2018 at 08:46 (198 days old) by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
modifying vacuums

I guess these would be known as Frankenvacs. I have never swapped out motors but I love pairing up vacuums with different attachments than what they came with, particularly hard floor brushes and power nozzles. For hard floors I will usually use my Centec ct10 which is a power nozzle designed for hard floors, or my sidewinder hard floor brush, you can clean the floors in about half the time with it.

Post# 385003 , Reply# 4   1/28/2018 at 21:02 (198 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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I love that Eureka! I'll bet the new motor creates quite a bit more airflow when compared to the old 4 amp motor.

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