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 Posted: Thu Jul 5th, 2012 02:49 am
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David Branson
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This was bought at a flea market about a year ago. I know next to nothing. I am new at all of this. I just know that I love those old fans. I have completely torn this down....don't know that I really needed to but thought I would replace the electricals inside to be safe. I get down to the stator and caannot get it to move....now thinking maybe I should leave it in place.

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More piks on the way....

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 Posted: Thu Jul 5th, 2012 02:53 am
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David Branson
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Before I removed the core...

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 Posted: Thu Jul 5th, 2012 02:55 am
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Here is the problem area.....won't budge....afraid to try to hard for fear of messing something up.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 5th, 2012 02:55 am
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Here is the problem area.....won't budge....afraid to try to hard for fear of messing something up.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 5th, 2012 02:56 am
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David Branson
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BTW....I paid $12 for it.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 5th, 2012 03:21 am
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David Branson
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Sorry....I just realized this is in the pre-1950 forum.....mods feel free to move it if you want to do so.

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 Posted: Fri Jul 6th, 2012 05:52 pm
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Nicholas Denney
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I just noticed that I was the one to reply to your initial posting a year ago. :imao

Come back!! :clap:

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 Posted: Sat Jul 7th, 2012 03:56 am
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lol.....I am back and trying to do something that I know very little about, but willing to try because I really like those old fans.

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 Posted: Fri Jul 13th, 2012 11:07 pm
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With these fans, sometimes the stator just will not budge, I think they may be pressed in place. Just clean it the best you can without breaking any of the wires. If you plan to paint it, stick some masking tape or a balled up plastic bag inside to keep the paint out, then tape off the rest of the stator and paint. Enjoy it! I'd like to see the the finished product. I'm about to tear down an old Zero I've had hiding on a storage shelf for a couple of years myself...

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 Posted: Fri Jul 13th, 2012 11:14 pm
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Ryan Lemke
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This is that next project.

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 Posted: Mon Jul 16th, 2012 02:07 pm
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i would not remove that, i would just put a new headwire and cord on it.... if the motor buzzes then you work on the windings, but i would not take them apart....

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 Posted: Tue Jul 17th, 2012 11:15 pm
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David Branson
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Wow! Looks much like my Manning-Bowman!

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 Posted: Thu Jul 19th, 2012 06:28 pm
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Michael Mirin
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Manning:D Bowman

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 Posted: Wed Aug 1st, 2012 06:22 pm
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Ryan Lemke
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Just finished the Zero fan. Not a full resto, but a mild refurbishment. This one put up a good fight in several areas. The blade simply did not want to come off at first. Replaced the rubber "feet", the cord, the switch, the blade set screw, and unfortunately after a good cleaning and rebuild, I was unable to save the oscillator gears, so I had to convert it into a stationary fan. Runs good with no vibrations. Has that classic air plane sound and puts out good air.

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 Posted: Thu Aug 2nd, 2012 11:53 am
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Michael Mirin
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Nice Job!:D

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 Posted: Tue Aug 7th, 2012 06:50 pm
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Ryan Lemke
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David, from your pictures, It looks like the oscillator on your M-Bowman is toast and missing some linkage. When you get ready I can show you how I converted my oscillator gear box into a non-oscillating grease box/oiler to keep the rear bearing lubricated. Good luck!

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