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Post# 391046   4/25/2018 at 20:42 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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Picked up these gems yesterday. A headlight lens for my Eureka 2050, some floor nozzles, new Electrolux XXX carbons, and these units.

A Hoover model 66 with replacement cord and replacement bag. I needed a beater vacuum to leave at my Grandmothers house.

Also picked up this Hoover Pixie that matches the 1060.

Both need bearing done and the entire brushroll in the 66 needs to be reworked. I wire brushed the brush roll after work. Bearings and brush strips will be done tomorrow with the motor.


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Post# 391047 , Reply# 1   4/25/2018 at 20:43 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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Post# 391049 , Reply# 2   4/25/2018 at 20:54 by Paul (MN)        

Nice finds—congrats; and the brush roll is cleaning up well!

Post# 391081 , Reply# 3   4/26/2018 at 09:02 by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Beater? lol That 66 looks beautiful so don't beat it too much lol.
It's weird but looks like that 66 has a handle grip?????


Post# 391100 , Reply# 4   4/26/2018 at 17:51 by broomvac (N/A)        

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Although it looks like you already have that brush well on its way to looking new again, I'll go ahead and post a link to a thread of mine where I restored a convertible brushroll just in case there is anything there you would find useful.

Good luck! I'm looking forward to seeing the "after!"


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Post# 391102 , Reply# 5   4/26/2018 at 18:02 by broomvac (N/A)        

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I like to use synthetic high-temperature motor bearing grease called Mobil 1 Polyrex EM in all small rolling element bearings I lubricate, including these Hoover brush roll bearings. It is a blue sythetic grease and is the product used by many of the small bearing suppliers who provide bearings for vacuum motors. It may be overkill for a brush roller bearing, but the result is amazing.

I load this grease into a fine-tipped syringe and squirt it in between the little ball bearings, as shown in my thread. It is imperative to clean out all of the old grease first. Not only does this remove potential contamination which can accelerate bearing wear, but it also prevents the bad things that can happen if you mix incompatible greases. Mixing incompatible greases can result in a gummy mixture or a really thin, runny substance. Both would be bad outcomes.

Finally, don't overload your bearings with grease, lest you get grease on your carpet.

Hope that helped.


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Post# 391133 , Reply# 6   4/26/2018 at 22:56 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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Ive rebuilt tons of these lol. I have a Hoover Grease gun for the job. This one has been back burnered as im working a double shift every day that is weekend.

Phil, I need to post more pipictures It appears to have been repainted and has a later handlegrip on it.


Post# 391134 , Reply# 7   4/26/2018 at 23:03 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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For example, this is my Hoover Grease Gun (tips) being used on a model 51. I've rebuilt hundreds of vacuum cleaners. Every one it my collection, as well as countless customer machines or restorations.

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Post# 391137 , Reply# 8   4/27/2018 at 01:29 by broomvac (N/A)        
My apologies.

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I did not realize I was preaching to the choir. I have rebuilt several vacuums and repacked many bearings, but certainly not hundreds. It seems like I should be learning from you! Lol. I hope you took no offense.

Out of curiosity: what grease do you use in your grease gun? I performed some highly extensive (read: way too much!) research trying to find the best grease for vacuum cleaner rolling element bearings. I even consulted the grease experts at BITOG (Bob is the Oil Guy) and this Mobil 1 Polyrex EM was the best they could recommend. It’s designed for high speed, high temperature electric motors and it is my understanding that this stuff is even the grease of choice for small bearing manufacturers. It even has “Electric Motor” (EM) in the name! What more could I ask for?

Anyhow, I was very excited to find the stuff and have been nothing short of impressed by it. :)



Post# 391139 , Reply# 9   4/27/2018 at 06:44 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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I'm from a farming background. I work at 2 farms presently. Both use different grease, so it gave me a chance to try several out. There are a couple I have used. Lucas Oil's Red-N-tacky is pretty good. As is Mystik number 6 grease. Our member Chris S (Hoover28) recommended a BradPenn grease to me, which he says is just like the old grease Hoover sent out to the service centers.
In all reality it's a matter of personal opinion. I use the Mystik grease because the local farm supply shop carries it. I have not tried that Mobil grease, but nobody around here sells it. Any good grease with a high dropping point will work well. Just make sure the bearing is fully cleaned out first. I soak mine for 2 hours in cleaner before greasing them.
No offence taken, that's what this hobby is about. Learning from each other! Happy Hoovering!


Post# 391401 , Reply# 10   5/1/2018 at 20:51 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        
Got her on the bench today

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Noticed the Hoover Logo was painted over...


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Post# 391402 , Reply# 11   5/1/2018 at 20:51 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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Other than some scuffs, its in really nice shape.

 

Say "Ahh" darlin, and lets see that motor!


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Post# 391403 , Reply# 12   5/1/2018 at 20:52 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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It appears the upper bearing was replaced recently. It was in nice shape, so I re-lubricated and cleaned it. Motor was very clean...


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Post# 391404 , Reply# 13   5/1/2018 at 20:53 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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No big chips missing on the fan. Didn't even need to grind the blade edges smooth... That belt pulley was a real bugger to get off...Never seen one that stuck before!


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Post# 391406 , Reply# 14   5/1/2018 at 20:54 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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The usual fine dust under the fan, although less than usual. Must have been serviced not long before...


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Post# 391407 , Reply# 15   5/1/2018 at 20:55 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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Carbons were nearing the end of their life, so I figured I would just replace them while I had it open


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Post# 391408 , Reply# 16   5/1/2018 at 20:55 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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Pumping the lower bearing full of Grease with the Hoover Grease Gun. She was bone dry!


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Post# 391409 , Reply# 17   5/1/2018 at 20:56 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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New Carbons installed


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Post# 391410 , Reply# 18   5/1/2018 at 20:57 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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New LED headlight installed


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Post# 391411 , Reply# 19   5/1/2018 at 20:58 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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The freshly painted brushroll gets new brush strips and had its bearings cleaned and greased


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Post# 391412 , Reply# 20   5/1/2018 at 20:59 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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I uncovered a service tag on the back of the handle. Last serviced in June of 2012, by one of my favorite Vacuum Shops!


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Post# 391413 , Reply# 21   5/1/2018 at 20:59 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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A new paper bag and bet were installed when I put it together. Bag has some tears, but is in nice shape overall.


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Post# 391414 , Reply# 22   5/1/2018 at 21:00 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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Maiden Voyage with a new lease on life!


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