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 Posted: Sat Oct 7th, 2017 07:10 pm
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Brad Sand
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Bought these two fans today, westy with a micarta blade and a century with a brass blade. $150 for both, little more than i felt they were worth but I couldnt get them for cheaper and wanted something to restore this winter.
My biggest question is on the century, which I now think has a gearbox issue as when I got it home I noticed the head of the fan spins freely in about a 360 degree swing, which I bet is not a good sign for the gearbox

Thoughts??

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 Posted: Sat Oct 7th, 2017 07:11 pm
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 Posted: Sat Oct 7th, 2017 07:13 pm
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 Posted: Sat Oct 7th, 2017 07:15 pm
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 Posted: Sun Oct 8th, 2017 12:40 am
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If your Century is like some it will swivel but with clicking of the clutch or whatever it's called.  See how it runs and oscillates and, before you restore the Century, you should be sure it's in running and complete condition.  It's not a fan you want to put work into unless you know you will be able to compete the restoration; same with the Westy.  Those are two of the hardest fans to restore due to pot metal on the century and the difficulty of opening up the motor on the Westy.

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 Posted: Sun Oct 8th, 2017 03:08 am
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Thanks steve, i need to put some power cords on each, then will seewhat I have. HopefullyI wasnt bamboozled

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 Posted: Sun Oct 8th, 2017 06:06 am
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i don't think you were baboozelled, finding fans in the "wild" like that comes with a price tag. I would rather pay more for whats tangible in my hand than risk shipping . personally I think that what you paid is acceptable. Maybe some other more expirienced guys may think diffrent. 

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 Posted: Sun Oct 8th, 2017 11:02 am
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if your happy price doesn't matter. carefully remove the disc on the back of the century. It is a pot metal fan & has a tendency to crumble. The oscillation lever might also be stuck  is such a way that the gears are not meshing at all. Good luck & have fun.   

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 Posted: Mon Oct 9th, 2017 05:14 pm
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Jeff Earl, thanks for the response. Never thought of the price of shipping as I have never bought a fan off of ebay, but $75 each isnt bad when thinking of $25-50 for shipping. My wife may not like your reasoning though, this will probably be "reason enough" to buy more fans 😂

Lawrence Smith, I will try and see how careful I can be with that back gearbox cover, hopefully it will be very accomadating!!

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