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 Posted: Sun May 13th, 2018 12:18 am
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George Ramos
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Hi all i just unpacked a hunter century type 16 i purchased and it seems to be missing an axle...
The photo shows the top of the motor housing which is basically suspended on the oscillator arm inside the surround but not attached top or bottom.  The photo is upside down for some reason.  Next i will post a photo of the bottom.
Ive contacted the seller but can anyone tell me what i am looking for?
Thanks!

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 Posted: Sun May 13th, 2018 01:00 am
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The seller called and it sounds like a single ball bearing is what holds the motor housing up and allows it to pivot...to the hardware store.

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 Posted: Sun May 13th, 2018 01:46 am
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Might check an auto shop if the hardware doesn't have one. They are about the size of a carburetor check ball.

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 Posted: Sun May 13th, 2018 02:15 am
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Thanks Stan, all my cars have Webers and Ive done many rebuilds and cant say Ive seen a ball bearing in there...at least not one I got out.
Is about 1/4" right, wouldn't more than one size be OK since you tighten it from the top after the bearing is seated?

Frankly Im using a glass marble at the moment and while I think it's too big it's actually working!  On to the next problem the fan runs FAR too slowly.  On high maybe 900-100rpms...

the seller claimed it got a bit hot during running but never mentioned the speed (or lack thereof) so I don't want to assume that he knew but can anyone tell me what to look at to check this out?

Thanks again.

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 Posted: Sun May 13th, 2018 02:33 am
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Its about a 1/4" ball. The old Rochester & Carter carbs used them for check balls for the accelerator pump, they were smaller, but worked.
Running slow is usually a lube issue.

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 Posted: Sun May 13th, 2018 03:01 am
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I will investigate, thanks again Stan.

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 Posted: Mon May 14th, 2018 04:30 am
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Actually your fan from what I can see appears to be a Hunter Badged GE AOU Fan and those didn't have anything at the top or bottom, except screws that the motor housing pivoted on, and it appears that in your picture that the top pivot screw is loose which once that screw is tightened that little "nipple" on the bottom of the pivot screw on the top will rest inside a divot on the top of the fan motor housing and the motor housing will move back and forth in that.  it should look a lot like the fan pictured below, which has no bearings in those pivot points just a simple setscrew style pivot screw that is held into position with a secondary setscrew that screws in from the back of the fan as can be seen in the photo below. So your fan's not missing anything just needs a little tightening.

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 Posted: Mon May 14th, 2018 04:47 am
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It is whatever goes into the hole in the bottom of the motor housing that is missing.  A small glass marble is working so a ball bearing will do the trick for the time being.  It was pretty well lubricated but i cleaned the wick and added fresh oil and it still gets very hot...

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 Posted: Mon May 14th, 2018 04:51 am
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OK, Well I may have that part you need possibly because the fan pictured in my post was a fan that I was going to try and restore but it tured out to have too many problems to be worth my time to fix, I'll take a look through my parts from my AOU and let you know if I come across the part you need.

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 Posted: Mon May 14th, 2018 11:15 am
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Levi Hunters were different from GE on several things. On the pivot instead of having a pointed screw like GE, they uses a concave screw & a concave socket. They had a small ball bearing went in the space to give it a smooth oscillating motion. That ball is often missing as most people do not know it is there & drop it when disassembling.

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 Posted: Mon May 14th, 2018 02:59 pm
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Levi Mevis
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Ok, sorry about that, I kind of forgot about that, because I knew Hunter did rebadge some GE fans for a while.

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 Posted: Tue May 15th, 2018 03:26 am
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I may have the parts you need from a junk fan in my basement. I'll look.

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 Posted: Tue May 15th, 2018 03:31 am
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No worries its just a ball bearing.

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