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 Posted: Thu Feb 11th, 2021 10:28 pm
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David Kilnapp
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Hello friends. Hope you aren't sick of hearing from me. I learned something that I didn't know on this restoration thanks to Dennis LeBow. I'll explain below.
First:  I acquired this R & M as an afterthought for very short money. It wasn't running but it was all there and the paint on the case was good with some of the original pin striping still present.






So I started to fiddle with it. I removed the stator and right away noticed that one of the head wires was broken off so I replaced the head wires with Tony Clayton's wonderful wire and re-soldered the connections. It ohm'ed out nicely so I was satisfied that the soldering job was good.

Then I turned my attention to the badge and motor tag. I repainted them.




I'm getting more proficient at using my buffing wheel to polish brass


Here is the speed coil and you can see that it appears fried, or so I thought.


I had called Dennis LeBow to see if he had a replacement coil and he suggested that the coil was still good and sure enough, the ohm meter confirmed it so I re insulated the windings and hooked it up and sure enough it ran fine. Not a lot of difference between high and medium but big difference between high and low.

I had to repaint the base due to all the rust with automotive primer and three coats of Rustoleum advanced formula gloss black. Rick Powell supplied the R & M speed decals. Here are the parts all ready for polishing or painting. New grease was applied to the gears and new felt to a cleaned and primed base.


Here it is all done. Nice fan, nothing special but a fun project.






Here's a video of it running (and my 19 year old cat)



Anyway, thanks to Dennis LeBow who is always willing to talk to me and from whom I always learn something new. Good guy!!


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 Posted: Fri Feb 12th, 2021 12:59 am
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Louis Luu
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Certainly not tired of reading your post. Just jealous at the speed of your restoration process. You got a crew of restorers working in the garage?

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 Posted: Fri Feb 12th, 2021 01:48 am
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Your buffing job looks amazing! Nice work.





Last edited on Fri Feb 12th, 2021 01:48 am by Noah Britt

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 Posted: Fri Feb 12th, 2021 01:50 pm
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James Henderson
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Looked like Dexter there at the end of the video.

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 Posted: Fri Feb 12th, 2021 02:01 pm
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Very nice, looks great!!

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 Posted: Fri Feb 12th, 2021 07:39 pm
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Alex Rushing
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Great work, David! 
Every fan saved like that is special. :D

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 Posted: Fri Feb 12th, 2021 10:14 pm
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Absolutely beautimus David. These big storms have kept your busy.

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 Posted: Fri Feb 12th, 2021 10:25 pm
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David Kilnapp
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My cat's name is Faht. My daughter named him that because he got into the Christmas tree water and the chemical added to it to extend the life of the tree made him gassy hence his name. She moved out and got married and he became my cat. I renamed him Mister Faht. Thought it sounded more dignified. I should have named him Riley as in "the life of Riley" because he has it so good. Thanks for all the kind comments. My bench is empty at the moment but will be looking to acquire in an auction tomorrow. I'm retiring in two weeks which means more time on my hands for restorations.

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 Posted: Sat Feb 13th, 2021 12:22 am
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Noah Britt
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Can't help but think the Christmas tree life extending solution is why your cat is still going after 19 years.

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 Posted: Sat Feb 13th, 2021 12:32 pm
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David Kilnapp
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Ha Ha... that never occurred to me!!

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Bobby Gaines
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Nice fan, Good job David!

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 Posted: Sat Feb 13th, 2021 01:21 pm
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David Kilnapp
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Thanks Bobby. It will make a nice gift for someone.

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 Posted: Mon Feb 15th, 2021 09:16 pm
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Malcolm MacGregor
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I changed the location of the oscillator screw so it doesn’t rotate so quickly. I did this because my fan is on a pedestal table, and rotating that fast scared the heck out of me. Your fan is beautiful :clap:

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 Posted: Mon Feb 15th, 2021 11:28 pm
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David Kilnapp
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I took your suggestion and changed the location so it wouldn’t swing so far as well . Good idea Malcolm!

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Malcolm MacGregor
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David, I have made it a point to do this with all my fans. Keeping in mind that these are precious gems we have.....
No need to over work them needlessly 🤛
It still rotates fast, just not as fast and it blows a lot f air too. I turn mine on at least 3 times a week 🤛🤛

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