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10 Amp Fantom Fury
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Post# 187172   6/25/2012 at 21:39 (2,842 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        

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Hey guys, I found a 10 Amp Fantom Fury on craigslist in another state, and the lady was nice enough to ship it! :) It came today, and while it needs some work, *well, a lot to be exact* I am very proud to have it. I have to remove the sticker on it from the vacuum shop, I will do that tomorrow, but I wanted to post a pic. Let me know what you think! :)

Post# 187230 , Reply# 1   6/26/2012 at 13:51 (2,841 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        

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I really wanted one since forever but there's none in or arround my area! :( Anyway, what needs to be fixed?

Post# 187231 , Reply# 2   6/26/2012 at 14:02 (2,841 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        

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I had to reglue the collection bin inner cyclone down because it had come lose, the hepa filter was put in backwards and was BLACK because it was the original from 1997, the machine had scuffs and a sticker I had to remove, the belt was almost twice as long as it should have been and had at least 20 *way more probably* cracks in it, the headlight was burned out, I opened the clean out port and had a sand slide of dust, dirt, sand, etc start pouring out into a PILE on the floor, and the body of the machine was filthy. Below is an updated picture of it, and you can see it looks even better than it did in the pic above because the sticker is gone, some of the scuffs are gone, and the bumper is on better than it was.

Post# 187232 , Reply# 3   6/26/2012 at 14:04 (2,841 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        

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Is a pic of the old belt still on the Fury.

Post# 187233 , Reply# 4   6/26/2012 at 14:08 (2,841 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        
And here...

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Is a pic of the new belt vs the old belt.

Post# 187251 , Reply# 5   6/26/2012 at 17:44 (2,841 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        

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That was ONE DIRTY FANTOM! I watched your video on it and thanks for the Magic Eraser tip!

Post# 187339 , Reply# 6   6/27/2012 at 16:35 (2,840 days old) by vacuumfreak95 (Aransas Pass, Tx)        
Great find!

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Now that I'm here on vacuumland I can keep up with everyone! You know how much I love fantoms so I for sure love this one!

Post# 187426 , Reply# 7   6/28/2012 at 10:27 (2,839 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        

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Its good to have you here! And just keep looking and maybe you can find a few. :)

Post# 190400 , Reply# 8   7/17/2012 at 22:41 (2,820 days old) by man114 (Buffalo NY)        

I have 2 Furys here at the moment, my uncle has the other. One might have a 10 amp motor. Two were bought new at Ames back in the day, the other I hackjobbed from a couple I garbage picked. I had another hackjobbed one I sold to a coworker who as far as I know still has it. I know I used a 10 amp base to make the one my coworker ended up with.

There really isn't a lot of difference between the 10 and 12 amp in terms of performance. Was probably more marketing to sell the Thunder.

FYI non abrasive liquid car wax shines these things up like new.

On a side note I don't know why they'd want to sell Thunders over the Fury, it had twice as many parts (by my estimation, probably really does), probably cost more to make. They could easily have made more selling the Fury instead, lower parts count easier to disassemble/assemble.

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