Thanks for all the help Dan.
The machine is sewing great so far. I ordered some 92 and 138 thread, but am just practicing with the old 138 that came with the machine. Sewed some welts and different seams to get used to the machine.
I've started looking at servo motors to slow down the machine. They seem to wildly vary in price (and quality). I saw THIS
on ebay, seems cheap....is it any good? What would you recommend for someone just starting out and not wanting to break the bank for one? Thanks