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 Posted: Wed Nov 8th, 2017 08:08 pm
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Jeff Earl
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any of you like to get this Westy in tip top order for me? No paint, just mechanical and cosmetics. I don't have a big budget but would like a pro's touch on this one.

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Lane Shirey
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Just FYI, that is one of the more difficult motors to work on, and as I see the missing parts on the cage, you're looking at $150+ to have the cage repaired by a pro given its missing s-wires. 
Just trying to set a perspective. 


Best of luck in finding a restorer. 

Last edited on Thu Nov 9th, 2017 02:27 am by Lane Shirey

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$150 is not an accurate price for that cage repair. Not sure if tha was a typo or what but I’d bet you could find a nice member to do it for around $40.  You can buy that cage for less than half the price Lane quoted.
Ask around, there is another member in the club  that has a removal technique for the stamped steel models.

Don’t be scared and do your research. Best of luck !


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 Posted: Fri Nov 10th, 2017 01:46 pm
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Lucas Beshara
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That fan can turn out really nice!  But to restore / rewire without paint doesn't make sense. It is pretty tough to disassemble and then re assemble just to do it again for paint.  The bearing lineup and potmetal gearbox housing is pretty tricky and can sometimes be broken, even though it's not visible. I would advise finding someone locally for the fan fixing if possible. It would be expensive with shipping both ways and a full "repair". It can turn out really nice once restored though!  



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 Posted: Fri Nov 10th, 2017 05:09 pm
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Jeff Earl
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Ok, seems as though the conscences is do it myself. I was prepared to spend a few bills but I guess i will do myself. I didn't want new paint because I wanted it to remain as original as possible.

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 Posted: Sat Nov 11th, 2017 09:50 am
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http://www.afcaforum.com/view_topic.php?id=48215&forum_id=1&highlight=fan+doctor


Check with Carl Parker, I bet he will do it.

Last edited on Sat Nov 11th, 2017 09:52 am by Craig Robbins

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