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 Posted: Tue Nov 10th, 2009 11:16 pm
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Adam Rohn
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Is there a way to remove the brass oscillator bell from a GE AOU for polishing?

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 Posted: Tue Nov 10th, 2009 11:44 pm
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There is always a way... the question is, do you really want to do it? It won't be easy. :down: 

You might not be able to polish it with your mounted buffer... but you certainly could with a handheld drill. :up:  

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 Posted: Tue Nov 10th, 2009 11:46 pm
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You could paint the brass bell the same color as the rest of the fan. That's the way GE did it.

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 Posted: Wed Nov 11th, 2009 12:17 am
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yeah, I was just thinking that..I probably wouldn't be able to use my bench buffer, so I'll probably use my drill mounted buffing wheels

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 Posted: Wed Nov 11th, 2009 11:18 pm
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If you can not see a pin that holds it on, it pressed on. I have restored several of these and I buffed the bell with it still on the fan.

Steve Sherwqod

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 Posted: Thu Nov 12th, 2009 12:52 pm
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The ones I have encountered were pressed on.  I have removed them, but I also have screwed up at least one of them by managing to bend the shaft when trying to press it back on.  Polishing them on the fan is probably the best advice.

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 Posted: Thu Nov 12th, 2009 02:51 pm
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I've tried doing it both ways. For me. it's easier to polish them attacked. Then mask them off when painting.

Winter project, anyone wanna help re-assemble?

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 Posted: Thu Nov 12th, 2009 03:02 pm
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Seriously,

 I could use a little help putting all these back together. :D

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 Posted: Thu Nov 12th, 2009 03:04 pm
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:shock: whoa!!! Cannot say I've ever even remotley considered taking on 22 at once.

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 Posted: Thu Nov 12th, 2009 03:24 pm
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Mark,

Wow! Are these headed for ebay. Keep this up and you may out-Newcity'ed, Tom Newcity. He once told me that he was in possession of ~100 29646s.

By the way- I have polished these knobs and wheels on my pedestal buffer without removing them.

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 Posted: Thu Nov 12th, 2009 05:20 pm
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Richard Larson wrote: :shock: whoa!!! Cannot say I've ever even remotley considered taking on 22 at once.

It's taken me several months to prep these. I'm at the end of my endurance with this portion. They are'nt going anywhere just sitting on the shelf.

 Ebay sales? not certain at this point. Just want them finished. May take a few and use them for xmas gifts.

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 Posted: Thu Nov 12th, 2009 07:46 pm
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Mark Hogan wrote: Richard Larson wrote: :shock: whoa!!! Cannot say I've ever even remotley considered taking on 22 at once.

It's taken me several months to prep these. I'm at the end of my endurance with this portion. They are'nt going anywhere just sitting on the shelf.

 Ebay sales? not certain at this point. Just want them finished. May take a few and use them for xmas gifts.


Want to be my new best friend? :imao

 

Very impressive though, I can only do one fan at a time right now.

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 Posted: Thu Nov 12th, 2009 07:47 pm
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Michael Rathberger
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That is ridiculously cool Mark. 22 fans in one go, aside from the factory, it's probably some record, you should ask Guiness...

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 Posted: Thu Nov 19th, 2009 02:18 am
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Mark Hogan wrote: Seriously,

 I could use a little help putting all these back together. :D

Mark,

The photo of the assembly line of GE AOUs in your garage has got to be one of the best inspirational photos we've had on here in a very long time aside from all the photos from Geoff's fan workshop.  You're definitely a kook like the rest of us.

Seriously, if you lived closer I'd enjoy helping you put them back together.

Nick

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 Posted: Thu Nov 19th, 2009 08:02 am
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I would'nt mind the help or the company for that matter. Naturally, my wife does not understand the attraction for these old fans. After working on these guys for several months and several hours a day. I have to step back and take a break for a while.

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 Posted: Thu Nov 19th, 2009 02:07 pm
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jeez Mark, got enough G.E. loophandles???. Were you in socal, I would help. They are easy for me, fun too.

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 Posted: Thu Nov 19th, 2009 05:36 pm
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Erich Martin wrote: jeez Mark, got enough G.E. loophandles???. Were you in socal, I would help. They are easy for me, fun too.
This was a small portion of a package deal that came along years ago. If I bought one, had to but them all. Filled entire Mercury Villager, with just about 200 fans. Talk about over loaded. I was lucky to make it home. Can't image what a Cop would have said if I was pulled over.

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 Posted: Fri Nov 20th, 2009 03:43 am
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Mark Hogan wrote: Naturally, my wife does not understand the attraction for these old fans.
Join the club.  Yes, my wife does not understand the antique fan obsession either.   Although, my wife does like when I bring a fan I've just restored in from the shop though.

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 Posted: Fri Nov 20th, 2009 04:34 am
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Nick Rodnicki Jr wrote: Mark Hogan wrote: Naturally, my wife does not understand the attraction for these old fans.
Join the club.  Yes, my wife does not understand the antique fan obsession either.   Although, my wife does like when I bring a fan I've just restored in from the shop though.

 Mine only likes seeing them going out.    :imao

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 Posted: Fri Nov 20th, 2009 04:40 am
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Mark Hogan wrote: Nick Rodnicki Jr wrote: Mark Hogan wrote: Naturally, my wife does not understand the attraction for these old fans.
Join the club.  Yes, my wife does not understand the antique fan obsession either.   Although, my wife does like when I bring a fan I've just restored in from the shop though.

 Mine only likes seeing them going out.    :imao

Same here, I forgot to mention that two fans is one too many according to the wife.  So much for that rule, OOPS!! 

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