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FREE - Kirby Classic 1CR working vacuum motor units, extra castings and shampooer set
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Post# 426583   6/6/2020 at 21:30 by texaskirbyguy (Plano, TX)        

Yes, these were supposed to have been dispositioned long ago...
However, three local buyers ended up leading me on and two online ones backed out. At the same time I had an emergency medical procedure and was out of action until about now.
I have recovered most of the way but phase 2 starts early Sept and I will be down for many months after then. This years projects have been postponed indefinitely.
Therefore if anyone wants these, please respond (and follow through) before August. They will be discarded before then as the patio will have to be cleared out.

All Kirby units with motors work fine electrically with normal current draws.
No cords, emtors, or bags included.

FOUR of these are good enough for restoration or even regular use after adding a bag assy and cord and replacing the belt and maybe the roller brush. If you plan to restore some I will pick out the best ones and make sure all parts are there, less bags, emtors, and cords.

I have:
2 Classic 1CRs - good condition. They are dirty but will clean and shine up well. Very suitable for restorations - just add bags and cords.

2 Classic 1CRs - fair condition. They are very dirty and are scratched up but still could be usable as vacuums or restored with more elbow grease. and cleaning. (I can include extra castings if any are better then what is on them now.)

5 Classic 1CR casting sets, two with working motors. Many are scratched and are dirty but are usable for vacuum use, or could be sanded and polished to look close to new. Not all are pictured.

I also have one complete shampooer set for the Classic 1CR. Box is not pretty but its contents look to not have been used - it is all extremely clean.

Many Classic 1CR parts interchange with the D50 and D80 and some earlier models. Let me know if you have questions.

First come, first serve.
Locals can take all they want for free. I can ship them for the cost of shipping only... Based on recent experience, shipping for whole units range between $30 for one unit without the long metal handle to $45 for two entire units in a full-size Kirby box.
Parts and 1CR bare motors of course will be less to ship, depending on what you want. If you send me your zip code and a wish list I can estimate a shipping cost.

Please send a private email or message to me if interested in any of this. I check email only once an evening so expect a delay in communication. Feel free to ask general questions in the thread.

Hate to chunk them, but will have to soon; things will be changing this summer...

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Post# 426643 , Reply# 1   6/7/2020 at 20:58 by KirbyCollector (Columbus Ohio USA)        
Metal Fan

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May I just have a metal fan? I need one for a Kirby I am getting soon. I will be in Texas on vacation just south of Waco.

Post# 426947 , Reply# 2   6/14/2020 at 19:37 by texaskirbyguy (Plano, TX)        

Sorry for the delay - have not been on here for a while...
IF you are passing through my area we might be able to arrange something, as I do have a spare fan in my junk box. I can even include the rest of a vacuum if you want it. Just let me know...

Post# 427219 , Reply# 3   6/18/2020 at 20:08 by texaskirbyguy (Plano, TX)        

The two 'good condition' units (first picture) have been sold.
Everything else listed is still available.

Post# 427431 , Reply# 4   6/20/2020 at 20:32 by texaskirbyguy (Plano, TX)        
Correction and addition...

I have THREE units that are restorable, not just two.
Also I have two metal handles for the Heritage (with the turbo wheel on top).

Post# 427944 , Reply# 5   6/30/2020 at 22:47 by KestinFox (Renton/Washington)        
Wonderful machines!

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Hello everyone! Just wanted to share my progress on these Omegas, I picked up two of them from Rob.
So far, I've only been able to do a little bit of work on them, but they're turning out to be really great machines!
Here's a few pictures of the process so far. I haven't gotten to actually polishing them up yet, but I'm getting there. So far I've just removed most of the oxide from one of them with a couple of different things, but eventually they'll be back to shiny!
The first pic is the steel wool I used, then the second shows the power plants and rug nozzles in the shipping box. The third is when I took everything out to verify it all came through. The fourth and fifth are before pics, then the rest are in-progress pics until the last one, which is where I stopped for the night. So far I think it's looking good! Eventually I'll get both units completely scuffed, then it's on to the polishing and buffing.

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Post# 427948 , Reply# 6   6/30/2020 at 23:24 by Lesinutah (Utah)        
Not bad

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I have a few from Kirby guy 505,508 and cr1 coil and a 519 parts machine I got cr1 and trim. I got a green 513-515 a non badged 513-515, 2 omergs in probably worst outer body. Every machine internals other than bearings and one fan is immaculate for the age.
Every machine except 505 and 508 are tore down and internals cleaned and ready for reassembly I just need to push all of them.
The 505 and 508 are polished some and we're in good condition when I received them. I did minimal polishing and there almost showroom.
Good job so far on the omegas your polishing is further along than mine but I'll ressurecct the body to perfect condition. I'm challenging myself.

Post# 428094 , Reply# 7   7/3/2020 at 20:28 by texaskirbyguy (Plano, TX)        

Hey Kestin - Looks like you are making some good progress on your Classics! Keep it up, but dont overdo yourself - just do a little each day as polishing those things can wear your arms out.
On the outside (and inside) they look intimidating. But under all that dirt, dust, and oxidation are some really good vacuums. Glad that you and Les and many others have had good luck restoring them and had some fun in the process.

I do hope that last 3 can soon make their way into someone's skilled hands also and not the dump. These last ones are a bit dirtier and have more scratches, but are still restorable. I consider them just a bit more 'challenging'.
I also have enough parts to build up a fourth machine as well.

Post# 428105 , Reply# 8   7/3/2020 at 22:56 by rivstg1 (colorado springs)        

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glad to see you saved some Kirby's from Rob's 'collection'. Polishing takes time....but its rewarding! keep going!

Post# 428390 , Reply# 9   7/9/2020 at 21:35 by texaskirbyguy (Plano, TX)        
Just two more...

If someone will take these last two restorable units below (pic 1), I will consider the rest of the stuff scrap (unless someone wants it). Most of the 'rest-of-the-stuff' (pic 2) has deeper scratches and would not be as desirable.
The really scratched up castings are already in a box for our 'Midnight Scrapper' who comes around quietly the night before big trash pickup in search of metal to recycle.
This will finally get my patio free of Kirbys!

I also have a G6 shampooer head and replacement brush (both were washed and in good shape), two Heritage handles (with the turbo wheel at top), and the 1CR shampoo set that looks not to have been used. I also have some 5xx handle pieces.
These small items I can keep in the shed a while longer, but eventually they will need to leave my hands one way or another.

Just pay shipping or come get any of this free if you are local to the Plano, TX area. These units will thank you...

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Post# 428684 , Reply# 10   7/16/2020 at 20:11 by texaskirbyguy (Plano, TX)        
All gone!!

At last, all the Kirby parts are gone and off my patio.
A local collector came to get them and took everything, even what I had already deemed scrap.
Therefore my scrap rate was 0% for everything I got from that shop.
Now that is what I call environmental compliance, and helping out fellow collectors and hobbyists at the same time.
Glad to have all that behind me and my patio decluttered.
Thanks to all here who got stuff from me - it was a fun run indeed.
Maybe next year in spring I will do another restoration of my own - I have four more Kirbys in line...

Post# 428695 , Reply# 11   7/16/2020 at 22:23 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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I am glad that this worked out in your favor, and that the remaining machines finally found a good home!


This post was last edited 07/17/2020 at 04:19
Post# 428780 , Reply# 12   7/20/2020 at 00:31 by rivstg1 (colorado springs)        

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GOOD TO HEAR, and yes, do another restoration!

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