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 Posted: Sun Jun 16th, 2019 08:08 pm
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Robert Avary
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Picked this little beast up yesterday while in Savannah, Georgia. Haven’t been able to find much about it being that it is a rebranded Ilgwind....Firestone tire and rubber co. First glance I knew what it was(blades gave it away first then the faded green paint) so I had to get it. Didn’t really pay much attention to the data plate till I got home last night and saw it said firestone. Not sure on the year, anyone have ideas? It runs great and low amp draw .42 Super quiet and pretty strong for its size, wouldn’t expect any less from an Ilg. I will be cleaning it up and oiling it here soon. I’m also assuming there was a small length of pull chain hooked to the switch? I have seen the two other “firestone” Ilgs on here but are there more? If anyone has a fan like this feel free to share pictures I’d like to see them. 












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 Posted: Mon Jun 17th, 2019 01:37 pm
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That is pretty cool! I love how tire companies sold appliances as well. When I was a kid, we had a Firestone window unit air conditioner.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 17th, 2019 03:22 pm
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Stan I agree, too bad they don’t anymore. I guess that was one way of keeping up with competition.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 17th, 2019 03:38 pm
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Looks like I’ll be repairing some frayed insulation. I was toying with the idea of completely replacing the stator leads but seeing as I don’t have any cloth covered wire on hand and don’t want to risk doing any more damage, I’ll just slip on some heat shrink. The levolier switch is in pretty good shape, good firm snap action. Would it be worthwhile to put a small fuse inline or fusible link since it’s not thermally protected?




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 Posted: Mon Jun 17th, 2019 06:35 pm
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If it was mine, I would replace all of the wiring with some modern "lamp cord". Leave a couple of inches of the old cloth wire coming out of the motor, slide heat shrink tubing over it to protect what is left of it, then splice the new wire on the two stubs. I don't trust the old rubber cord either, have had too many of them fail over the years.

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 Posted: Tue Jun 18th, 2019 01:25 am
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I will do that! That’ll give me more peace of mind. I do believe someone may have replaced the cord at one time due to the fact the oil port in the motor didn’t line up with the hole in the cover. But I’m in agreement with replacing what I can and starting fresh. Thank you Stan for the input and advice. 

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Anyone know what the end play should be or reasonably be for this motor? Took it apart to do a quick inspection and put some oil directly on the felt and noticed one of the many fiber washers was laying inside the front housing. Has anyone been able to find fiber washers locally to them? Stator leads are heat shrinked. Time to check out the switch. Came across this in my search. http://www.afcaforum.com/view_topic.php?id=13034&forum_id=1&highlight=levolier   Excellent write up from Russ on levolier switches. 






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