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 Posted: Fri Nov 29th, 2019 07:46 pm
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Joel Schmid
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Rattle Can Restorations would like to present its latest restoration project :

1902 GE pancake Type AD Form B

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Restoration work performed :
  • Complete disassembly of motor, base, switch, speed coil.
  • Clean and de-grease all parts.
  • Sandblasted all cast iron parts
  • Repair rear casting broken rib with plastic form cut from Tupperware bowl, covered in JB weld, then hand carved and shaped to match rest of ribs.
  • Cast iron parts primed, then painted with Rustoleum premium gloss black. Paint baked in home made paint booth and space heater at 100-120 degrees for 24 hours. This resulted in a nice hard, clear, blemish free finish. Not bad for rattle can paint.
  • Painted stator dark orange to make it visible from inside casing.
  • Cleaned and reconnected speed coil and switch to stator.
  • Cleaned and buffed all brass hardware to mirror finish.
  • Cleaned fan blades with 800 wet sand to remove old brown lacquer coating.
  • buffed brass blades and hub on bench buffer (new piece of equipment for my shop - love it)
  • attached new wires from switch to stator
  • reassemble parts and tested with temp leads.
  • Now waiting on a new line cord from Vintage wire.
Huge thanks to fellow AFCA members Kim Frank for the correct motor tag. Ted Kaczor for the brand new hand made cage, and Darryl Hudson for the new rubber feet.

Last edited on Fri Nov 29th, 2019 07:50 pm by Joel Schmid

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 Posted: Fri Nov 29th, 2019 08:10 pm
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That looks awesome, Joel! Great job!

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 Posted: Sat Nov 30th, 2019 01:00 am
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Dave McManaman
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Nicely done. Good to see you bring this one back, particularly with the repair to the busted out casting. 

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 Posted: Sat Nov 30th, 2019 01:03 am
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Scott Marley
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Looks NICE indeed. Anyone know when they finally started putting a cage on the fans?

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 Posted: Sat Nov 30th, 2019 01:15 am
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David Kilnapp
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GORGEOUS Joel. Great repair on the back of the case. Well done indeed!! Love it!!

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 Posted: Sat Nov 30th, 2019 01:51 am
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Scott Marley wrote: Looks NICE indeed. Anyone know when they finally started putting a cage on the fans?Yes always had a guard from their first fan in 1894.  

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 Posted: Sat Nov 30th, 2019 06:17 am
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Pete Moulds
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Beautiful work Joel. A pleasure to see.
Another one kicks the dust off and emerges for another generation to enjoy and many more probably.
All of these restorations are important.
Congratulations

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 Posted: Sat Nov 30th, 2019 01:04 pm
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Bobby Gaines
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looks Great! Good job.

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 Posted: Sat Nov 30th, 2019 02:17 pm
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Joel Schmid
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Thanks everybody !
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 Posted: Sat Nov 30th, 2019 06:19 pm
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Sean Campbell
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Very nice Joel! It never ceases to amaze me how good a rattle can job can look!

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 Posted: Mon Dec 2nd, 2019 04:14 pm
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Richard Daugird
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Good save.

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