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MrUnix

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#1 posted 710 days ago

It looks like Brad is in the middle of a beautiful job or refurbishing and refinishing an old Delta.

Thanks, but that picture was taken some time ago. The machine was restored about a year ago and has been working hard ever since without a single problem, smooth as silk and a joy to use. I could have just thrown on some new bearings, tires and a belt and run it like that, but after looking for info on the machine and seeing some of the fantastic work over at OWWM, I decided to go ahead and do a full restore. I picked it up for $85 off CL, and wound up dumping another $150 or so into it (for bearings, tires, belt, paint, misc. parts, etc..), along with a little more than two weeks worth of work. Most of that time was actually just sitting around waiting for the paint to dry sufficiently between re-coats. The restoration process along with pictures can be found over at OWWM in this thread .

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid


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