I finally did accomplish this task but not without scraped fingers and knuckles and many start overs. I am not happy with my result. I plan to redo this with AWG 18 SPT-1wire as soon as I get some. Or maybe I will just buy a new one........The more I learn about this featherweight, though, the less interested I am in spending a bunch of cash on it. My time is free, as long as I am not on the clock at work. For 5 bucks worth of wire I could have a better job than I have now. Plus I have ton of experience on this job.
The brass terminal connectors need to screw down very tightly or else they WILL NOT FIT. They only fit one way.
It is best to fit #3 (red wire) and #2 black wire BEFORE trying to fit #1. I soldered the two #1 wires together at first and struggled to make it fit. Then I had a FIT and cut everything off and started over. My next attempt at soldering went better but I still could not get it to fit so I cut that joint off and started over AGAIN. This time I worked to get #s 2 and 3 to fit just right and then put the thing back together and screwed it all down tight and left it overnight. Wire has memory so I figured shaping the wire that way wuld help me out. It did and I finally finished this after another two hours of struggle.
I did test it out and the motor runs. That, however, is ANOTHER story.
I don't want to jinx this machine but I am so tempted to name it Citron. Not yet. I will see what comes of the tight turning hook. If that thing is warped, well then.........