A blog devoted to my vintage sewing machines and how I find them, fetch them and fix them.
Yikes, I hate surprises like that! What cracked it I wonder?
I treadle an older Necchi BU.Someone gave me a Necchi BF made about the time of your Supernova. (BF's are short shank machines and do only straight stitch.) That motor was doing kind of a cross between smoking and throwing out bits of carbon. The local OSMG cleaned the motor coils--but that was about the time of my head injury, so although I watched him, I don't remember much about it. Some help I am! Sorry about that! If you get it rejuvenated, you find that it's a wonderful high precision machine. (The triple use needle plate is fascinating--my machine came with three separate plates.)
I have a BF. I thought about using it as a treadle but the motor is so FAST. I decided I liked it better that way. The BU only awaits mechanical cleaning now. I was successful as you will read in the next post.