Necchi Lelia 510

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hi,

    We were given an old Necchi Lelia 510 from 1980. I think all it needs
is a bobbin case. I tried to get a new one but was told Necchi no longer
exists. Mechanically It seems to work well and it is a very basic setup.
How good are these machines and is it worth keeping? It is on a fold
away table as well.


TIA
MacPhreak

Re: Necchi Lelia 510
The old Necchi's are wonderful machines. Very solid and will sew through
anything you can fit under the foot. Check with any sewing machine
repair shop for replacement bobbin cases for it.  They'll probably be
around $30 or so.

-Irene

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The free-arm Necchi Lycia I bought in 1964 is still my
primary machine.  

But don't oil the ventilation holes -- I had to buy a new
motor in the late sixties, and I presume there are no longer
motors designed to fit the space inside the machine.  

Joy Beeson
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Joy, sure would like to run up on one of those free arm Necchis.  I
don't understad what you mean when referring to "ventilation hole"....I
oil my Super Nova according to the manual instructons. I don't find any
reference to "ventilation holes".  Is that the way the manual states? My
manual was obviously written by an Italian so anything could translate.





Re: Necchi Lelia 510
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If you oil the holes the manual tells you to oil, no
problem.  If you get industrious, and say "that hole looks
as though it ought to have a glop of oil in it", you could
be in trouble.  

Looking over the machine, I don't see how I could get oil
into the motor -- save through openings that I've *never*
been dumb enough to mistake for oil holes, and at that I'd
have to tip the machine up on end.  It could be that I
gummed up something else, and trying to move the gummedp-up
something else burned out the motor.  

This was over forty years ago, and I don't have a good
memory at the best of times.

Joy Beeson
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http://home.earthlink.net/~joybeeson/ -- needlework
http://home.earthlink.net/~dbeeson594/ROUGHSEW/ROUGH.HTM
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Re: Necchi Lelia 510
Thanks Joy, that cleared up the "ventilation hole" question. I go by the
book as a rule,  to timid to do otherwise, guess it's my age......no
guts.





Re: Necchi Lelia 510
Any reputable sewing machine repair shop should be able to order what
you need.  I ordered a spare bobbin case  for my 1956 model Necchi Super
Nova last year.  Believe me you will not be sorry you kept  that
machine.  They were considered the "Cadillac" of the sewing machine
world. I would not trade mine for anything made today.    Dot in
Tennessee





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