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Only 67 days left until the Convention......how's those machines coming?
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Post# 142708   7/10/2011 at 22:43 (4,609 days old) by Crevicetool (GA )        

Construction has officially begun on one of my entries in the non-cleaning contests. Thought I would let you all know that time is moving pretty quickly (snuck up on me too)!

Since this is a vacuum related thread...

(wait for it)


I have begun work on my UNIVERSAL upright

(Gawd - it felt good to type that word)

Here's a pic of the motor as it left the base for the first time in about seven hundred years.

Hey, BTW - how do you guys get those pulleys off when they are rusted on? I ain't too good on uprights....


Post# 142710 , Reply# 1   7/10/2011 at 22:48 (4,609 days old) by Crevicetool (GA )        
UNIVERSAL upright work has begun......

This UNIVERSAL sat in water for a number of years I am guessing, and many of the parts are rusted. Salvageable - but rusted. Here is the two-piece UNIVERSAL rug-plate/belt cover getting treated with Navel Jelly prior to wire wheeling. Wondering if this design was exclusive to UNIVERSAL (I'm O D'ing) or not.

Post# 142711 , Reply# 2   7/10/2011 at 22:49 (4,609 days old) by Crevicetool (GA )        
UNIVERSAL UNIVERSAL ......

yucky stuff!

Post# 142713 , Reply# 3   7/10/2011 at 22:51 (4,609 days old) by Crevicetool (GA )        
Preparing to make a pattern....UNIVERSAL bag

Laying out what was left of the bag to make a new one.


Check out that knee....


Post# 142714 , Reply# 4   7/10/2011 at 22:53 (4,609 days old) by Crevicetool (GA )        

That's it... no more UNIVERSAL upright pics until after the convention.

Get on those machines kids!

Rick


Post# 142716 , Reply# 5   7/10/2011 at 23:07 (4,608 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Well my raffle machine is doing great.

Post# 142718 , Reply# 6   7/10/2011 at 23:43 (4,608 days old) by kirbyeureka95 ()        
excuse me for asking but...

what exactly is up with the name of universal on this site?! lol ive never actually found the answer

Post# 142719 , Reply# 7   7/10/2011 at 23:53 (4,608 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Universal is to Rick as uncle Sam is to country pride. You just can't separate the two! :)

Post# 142757 , Reply# 8   7/11/2011 at 10:38 (4,608 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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What I would like to see as pictures from this year's convention are Tom Gasko's collection of Rainbow vacuums, including the 1980 model D2A and D3A.

Thank you,



Ben Edge (KirbyClassicIII)


Post# 142764 , Reply# 9   7/11/2011 at 11:29 (4,608 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
and, as HOOVER is

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to some other folks,  Some, perhaps, in Ohio and possibly one in Pennsylvania,  around the base of the Pocono Mountains,  near Scranton, perhaps. I dunno.


Post# 142969 , Reply# 10   7/12/2011 at 15:20 (4,607 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

There's a convention?


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