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 Posted: Mon May 3rd, 2021 03:30 pm
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Allen Bennett
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I believe there is a bronze bushing held in place by a screw threaded into a smaller steel shaft. I’ve tapped on the tilt bolt pretty hard with a nylon mallet, but it doesn’t want to move very much. Worried about breaking pot metal. Advice please. 







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 Posted: Mon May 3rd, 2021 09:13 pm
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The tilt bolt will not come out until that motor pivot shaft is completely out of there. Some had a small set screw on the other side. Others only have the screw at the bottom of the pivot you have pictured. If you tap on the motor pivot from the bottom, it will probably slide on out of the tilt bolt, then you can remove the tilt bolt.

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 Posted: Mon May 3rd, 2021 11:10 pm
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Stan is exactly right. You need to pull up on the fan first to remove the center pivot shaft before the side bolt will come out. The pictures below will help to explain.



You can see the set screw on the lower picture on the right. Unscrew that, then pull up on the fan so that the center shaft comes up and out of the neck. After that, you'll be able to push the side bolt out.

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 Posted: Tue May 4th, 2021 12:24 am
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Many thanks!  I’ll give a go in the morning.  

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 Posted: Tue May 4th, 2021 11:20 am
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Allen Bennett
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No wonder the motor didn’t want to lift off the neck!!  Took some effort, but it finally broke free.  The fan was dropped on its head sometime between 1926 and now 🤪


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Yikes! That's going to be a tough job to straighten that out!

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 Posted: Tue May 4th, 2021 12:35 pm
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And the bent shaft resulted in a wallowed out hole for the oscillator shoulder screw.  Use by old stand by to make a bushing: steel brake tubing.  Drilled out the hole to 5/16. The shoulder screw fits nicely in the inside of the the tubing. 


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 Posted: Tue May 4th, 2021 12:52 pm
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Clever fix, Allen.

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 Posted: Tue May 4th, 2021 01:46 pm
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That stem screws out of the motor housing. Loosen that little set screw, then I use a tappet wrench or flat wrench to unscrew it.

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 Posted: Tue May 4th, 2021 02:05 pm
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Stan Adams wrote: That stem screws out of the motor housing. Loosen that little set screw, then I use a tappet wrench or flat wrench to unscrew it.
 I got it out and in the vise. I tried heating it with a propane torch in an effort to straighten it, but that didn’t work. Off to the local weld shop where they can heat it properly and give it a nudge back in shape. 

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 Posted: Tue May 4th, 2021 03:44 pm
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Life in a small town!  No charge at the local machine shop to straighten the motor shaft. 



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 Posted: Tue May 4th, 2021 03:55 pm
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It's nice to have such friendly folks around! Good for you!

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