I found a sewing table to fit my Bel Air sewing machine. This really makes it more convenient than the portable case it came in. Actually the table had a Singer 750 in it. I did not want the machine, just the table. The 750 has some nylon? feed dogs that are worn out and won't feed the material, an easy fix, but since I have so many machines I was going to chuck it, but being the pack rat I am, I put it in the shed for the future.
When I first ran the Bel Air I thought it sure did sew fast. Well, I found out why. If you look at the picture below, that is the foot pedal with the back off. The coils in there are the resistors that regulate the amount of electricity to the motor, thus regulating the speed. After some investigation I found one of the resistors had a bad connection, so the motor was only running on high speed. Once I fixed the connection, the machine sews fast and slow. What a difference.
Also I had to disassemble the tension assembly, clean it, and put it back together. The fun part was getting it adjusted. There aren't any markings on the knob, so I just kept sewing and turning the knob until the stitch looked good. Good thing I have a mechanical background, and I like to tinker.
This Bel Air Imperial is in such pristine shape, I Don't think it was ever used.
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