AFCA Forums Home
Home Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register

 Moderated by: Steve Cunningham, Rod Rogers, Larry Hancock
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
BIG Vortalex Project  Rate Topic 
AuthorPost
 Posted: Wed Jan 15th, 2020 05:55 am
  PMQuoteReply
1st Post
Richard Daugird
AFCA Member


Joined: Tue Sep 12th, 2017
Location: Texas City, Between Hou. & Galveston, Texas USA
Status: 
Online
I got two nice Vortalexes, 12" & 16", from Lane some time back, beautiful black with polished aluminum blades. So I figure I need all sizes in the same color.

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Wed Jan 15th, 2020 05:56 am
  PMQuoteReply
2nd Post
Richard Daugird
AFCA Member


Joined: Tue Sep 12th, 2017
Location: Texas City, Between Hou. & Galveston, Texas USA
Status: 
Online


Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Wed Jan 15th, 2020 05:58 am
  PMQuoteReply
3rd Post
Richard Daugird
AFCA Member


Joined: Tue Sep 12th, 2017
Location: Texas City, Between Hou. & Galveston, Texas USA
Status: 
Online
I found a 24" quite a while back, but took a while to get that big girl here to Texas. Starting the polishing tonight.

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Wed Jan 15th, 2020 05:59 am
  PMQuoteReply
4th Post
Richard Daugird
AFCA Member


Joined: Tue Sep 12th, 2017
Location: Texas City, Between Hou. & Galveston, Texas USA
Status: 
Online


Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Wed Jan 15th, 2020 06:00 am
  PMQuoteReply
5th Post
Richard Daugird
AFCA Member


Joined: Tue Sep 12th, 2017
Location: Texas City, Between Hou. & Galveston, Texas USA
Status: 
Online
Glad there's only three wings. That was NOT the only Natty Light involved, and a LOT more work to go.

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Wed Jan 15th, 2020 06:01 am
  PMQuoteReply
6th Post
Richard Daugird
AFCA Member


Joined: Tue Sep 12th, 2017
Location: Texas City, Between Hou. & Galveston, Texas USA
Status: 
Online
24" next to a 16".

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Wed Jan 15th, 2020 06:02 am
  PMQuoteReply
7th Post
Richard Daugird
AFCA Member


Joined: Tue Sep 12th, 2017
Location: Texas City, Between Hou. & Galveston, Texas USA
Status: 
Online


Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Wed Jan 15th, 2020 06:02 am
  PMQuoteReply
8th Post
Richard Daugird
AFCA Member


Joined: Tue Sep 12th, 2017
Location: Texas City, Between Hou. & Galveston, Texas USA
Status: 
Online
And the cage is HUGE!

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Wed Jan 15th, 2020 06:03 am
  PMQuoteReply
9th Post
Richard Daugird
AFCA Member


Joined: Tue Sep 12th, 2017
Location: Texas City, Between Hou. & Galveston, Texas USA
Status: 
Online


Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Wed Jan 15th, 2020 10:57 am
  PMQuoteReply
10th Post
Lane Shirey
AFCA Member


Joined: Wed Apr 30th, 2014
Location: Downingtown, Pennsylvania USA
Status: 
Offline
Looks good so far Richard!  
Might make the buffing easier if you wet sand them with 600 then 1000 before buffing. 

Last edited on Wed Jan 15th, 2020 12:45 pm by Lane Shirey

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Wed Jan 15th, 2020 12:41 pm
  PMQuoteReply
11th Post
Steven P Dempsey
AFCA Member


Joined: Tue May 15th, 2012
Location: Clarksville, Virginia USA
Status: 
Offline
those are nice, here is one I bought from Lane back in '16

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Wed Jan 15th, 2020 12:45 pm
  PMQuoteReply
12th Post
Steven P Dempsey
AFCA Member


Joined: Tue May 15th, 2012
Location: Clarksville, Virginia USA
Status: 
Offline

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Wed Jan 15th, 2020 12:51 pm
  PMQuoteReply
13th Post
Steven P Dempsey
AFCA Member


Joined: Tue May 15th, 2012
Location: Clarksville, Virginia USA
Status: 
Offline
AH, forgot to re-sample photo2016 Aiken Meet

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Wed Jan 15th, 2020 12:59 pm
  PMQuoteReply
14th Post
Lane Shirey
AFCA Member


Joined: Wed Apr 30th, 2014
Location: Downingtown, Pennsylvania USA
Status: 
Offline
Steven P Dempsey wrote:

I miss that fan. It was a sweetie. A lot of work went into it. The history on that fan is that it was one of the few surviving things from an old hardware store that burned down in Seaford DE.  The only reason it survived was because it was in the back room where they mixed house paint. The rest of the store was destroyed.   One of the few things salvaged was a GE neon which I still have. 

Unfortunately the fan had smoke residue on the paint and any cleaner that would remove it also ruined the paint. So it was brad blasted and repainted with 3 tone color matched auto paint. 

Glad you’re enjoying it!

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Wed Jan 15th, 2020 01:29 pm
  PMQuoteReply
15th Post
Steven P Dempsey
AFCA Member


Joined: Tue May 15th, 2012
Location: Clarksville, Virginia USA
Status: 
Offline
I run it on a 10A VARIAC to tone down the wind!

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Wed Jan 15th, 2020 07:52 pm
  PMQuoteReply
16th Post
Richard Daugird
AFCA Member


Joined: Tue Sep 12th, 2017
Location: Texas City, Between Hou. & Galveston, Texas USA
Status: 
Online
I ordered some 600 and 1000 sanding sponges. I am new to using this polishing buffer, got a lot to learn, but liking the results so far.

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Wed Jan 15th, 2020 08:32 pm
  PMQuoteReply
17th Post
David Allen
AFCA Member
 

Joined: Mon Mar 6th, 2017
Location: Northport, Alabama, USA
Status: 
Offline
That's a mighty beast!!!!

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Wed Jan 15th, 2020 10:55 pm
  PMQuoteReply
18th Post
Lane Shirey
AFCA Member


Joined: Wed Apr 30th, 2014
Location: Downingtown, Pennsylvania USA
Status: 
Offline
Call me sometime and I’ll help you with the buffer 😁

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Thu Jan 16th, 2020 12:31 am
  PMQuoteReply
19th Post
Andrew Block
AFCA Member
 

Joined: Thu Apr 26th, 2018
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana USA
Status: 
Offline
Dang richard, you're making that one purty. Wanna do one of mine? :D

Interesting note, the chrome bits on the blue models are the same chrome bits as the earlier black and chrome model. It'd be real easy to paint over the blue and make it black. I never understood why they never buffed out the blades on those.

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Thu Jan 16th, 2020 02:09 am
  PMQuoteReply
20th Post
Russ Huber
AFCA Member


Joined: Mon Nov 14th, 2005
Location: Southwest, Wisconsin USA
Status: 
Offline
Richard Daugird wrote:


Attached Image (viewed 124 times):

Skolfield.v2.jpg

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Thu Jan 16th, 2020 02:15 am
  PMQuoteReply
21st Post
Richard Daugird
AFCA Member


Joined: Tue Sep 12th, 2017
Location: Texas City, Between Hou. & Galveston, Texas USA
Status: 
Online
Andrew Block wrote: It'd be real easy to paint over the blue and make it black.That's the plan my man.

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Thu Jan 16th, 2020 02:22 am
  PMQuoteReply
22nd Post
Russ Huber
AFCA Member


Joined: Mon Nov 14th, 2005
Location: Southwest, Wisconsin USA
Status: 
Offline
Steven P Dempsey wrote: I run it on a 10A VARIAC to tone down the wind!
The model(bronze & Tan) has a dual voltage motor which originally came with a multi circuit 2 speed levolier. High speed would direct wall voltage through the 110 VAC windings. The sweet low speed was gained by directing the wall current through the heavier 220 VAC windings. The 402 multi-circuit levolier would run her proper.








Attached Image (viewed 117 times):

Levolier.png

Last edited on Thu Jan 16th, 2020 02:50 am by Russ Huber

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Thu Jan 16th, 2020 04:20 am
  PMQuoteReply
23rd Post
Andrew Block
AFCA Member
 

Joined: Thu Apr 26th, 2018
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana USA
Status: 
Offline
Actually Richard has the 3 speed model with a capacitor motor and a speed coil. It has a nice slow low as well. 

The earlier dual voltage models use a 450 Levolier with the double layer.


Russ Huber wrote: Steven P Dempsey wrote: I run it on a 10A VARIAC to tone down the wind!
The model(bronze & Tan) has a dual voltage motor which originally came with a multi circuit 2 speed levolier. High speed would direct wall voltage through the 110 VAC windings. The sweet low speed was gained by directing the wall current through the heavier 220 VAC windings. The 402 multi-circuit levolier would run her proper.

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Thu Jan 16th, 2020 05:41 am
  PMQuoteReply
24th Post
Russ Huber
AFCA Member


Joined: Mon Nov 14th, 2005
Location: Southwest, Wisconsin USA
Status: 
Offline
Andrew Block wrote: Actually Richard has the 3 speed model with a capacitor motor and a speed coil. It has a nice slow low as well. 

The earlier dual voltage models use a 450 Levolier with the double layer.


Russ Huber wrote: Steven P Dempsey wrote: I run it on a 10A VARIAC to tone down the wind!
The model(bronze & Tan) has a dual voltage motor which originally came with a multi circuit 2 speed levolier. High speed would direct wall voltage through the 110 VAC windings. The sweet low speed was gained by directing the wall current through the heavier 220 VAC windings. The 402 multi-circuit levolier would run her proper.


I was making reference to Steve's example. BTW...I used an Emerson circulator Levolier in my Bronze & Tan 24" Vorty. The original Levolier was missing. The speed pull sequence was different, but it did what it was supposed to do.  :D

Last edited on Thu Jan 16th, 2020 05:42 am by Russ Huber

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Thu Jan 16th, 2020 05:13 pm
  PMQuoteReply
25th Post
Andrew Block
AFCA Member
 

Joined: Thu Apr 26th, 2018
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana USA
Status: 
Offline
Russ Huber wrote:
I was making reference to Steve's example. BTW...I used an Emerson circulator Levolier in my Bronze & Tan 24" Vorty. The original Levolier was missing. The speed pull sequence was different, but it did what it was supposed to do.  :D


Oh yes, I was just correcting the record for Richard. He's a very smart guy but this stuff is darn confusing when you first start. Took me a long time to learn the differences in those circulators. The Emerson uses the 450 as well so they'd swap out directly.

I recently bought a lot of electrical parts because I saw some Levoliers. Imagine my surprise when they turned out to be a type 840, with 3 layers, and a total of 21 terminals with about 5 blanked off. Lots and lots going on in that switch and thank god I have a Levolier catalog that shows what is active in each position.

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Thu Jan 16th, 2020 07:28 pm
  PMQuoteReply
26th Post
Richard Daugird
AFCA Member


Joined: Tue Sep 12th, 2017
Location: Texas City, Between Hou. & Galveston, Texas USA
Status: 
Online
Andrew Block wrote:
Oh yes, I was just correcting the record for Richard. He's a very smart guy.
That's news to me!

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

Current time is 02:34 am  
AFCA Forums > Antique Fan Collectors Association > Pre-1950 (Antique) > BIG Vortalex Project Top



Beige Theme By: Di @ UltraBB
UltraBB 1.17 Copyright © 2007-2008 Data 1 Systems
Page processed in 0.2128 seconds (19% database + 81% PHP). 39 queries executed.