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Offline 6262

Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #430 on: February 04, 2019, 05:20:56 AM »
You are right about how it works and yes, it gets constant power. It rewinds every three minutes.

Offline rare eldorado

Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #431 on: February 04, 2019, 09:49:26 AM »
The clock has constant power from the fuse panal on a separate fuse 

Offline Dan LeBlanc

Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #432 on: February 04, 2019, 10:15:34 AM »
It's been awhile, but I think it's on the body feed circuit which is a 30 amp fuse.  Just going on memory here.

Your best bet is to add in a 1 amp inline fuse for the clock.  If the points ever got stuck together (and it happens), at least you have a fighting chance of having the windings survive should this happen.  The points sticking together will never blow the fuse for the circuit that the clock is on.
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #433 on: February 04, 2019, 12:02:03 PM »
Thank you all.  When I decide to use my original harness, or get a new one. I will make three modification.
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #434 on: February 05, 2019, 04:41:39 PM »
I will never need to buy welt cord for piping ever again. There must be a mile on this spool.
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #435 on: February 06, 2019, 09:10:08 PM »
I still have a couple of small things to do. But this spring assembly is back together
It took an entire pound of hog rings. At that rate I will need to buy more.
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #436 on: February 06, 2019, 10:34:24 PM »
 :D whoww!!! Excelet!!!

(I MEAN EXCELENT!!)
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #437 on: February 26, 2019, 08:02:50 PM »
The seat bottom is finished, covered in synthetic burlap.  I am forming a new foam cover. I think I am going to cut the front and side face down to half the thickness of the springs. When I sit on it it bulges out.

From the fabric seat insert out I need to radius and smooth out the foam.  I will put down lay out lines and sand the foam with roll lock discs.

After the shaping I think I will cover the foam with muslin and hog ring to the frame.
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #438 on: March 01, 2019, 09:24:57 AM »
Working through the process of shaping the foam. Quickly learned I need a respirator for this work.
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #439 on: April 09, 2019, 07:17:57 PM »
Well circumstances caused me to slow down a little bit. I have been helping my mom to buy a new house. So now my pockets are $10,000 lighter.

But I finally finished shaping the seat foam. The original foam had a muslin fabric attached to the underside then hog ringed to the frame. I could not really do that so I put a layer over the foam. I think it looks nice and clean.

No I need to do the same thing with the seat back spring assembly.
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