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Old 04-04-2007, 09:54 PM
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Hey, Brian.

We've been here ... in the Interior section and pretty regularly, too. I have a mid-70s Monte Carlo split bench seat in my truck now ... they're pretty nice. But it'll be getting scrapped before Summer ... I'll be putting in some power seats and customizing them with the elk hides.
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i also bought a tacsew 111w-155 and the first thing i did was buy the smallest pulley i could find and installed it on the motor. it worked great. i love my tacsew, i've had a lot of fun with it, it seems to be a great machine....
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I'm glad to hear you're enjoying your Tacsew, Bro'! I've been enjoying mine a whole lot, too! I've made shifter and brake boots, covered my '75 Caddy steering wheel, armrests and a pair of canvas saddle bags for my bicycle - it's fun!

My truck is being blasted and painted now ... when it comes back, hopefully in September, I'll be doing the whole interior in elk.
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Hey Brian!

It just happens that I have a dusty 82 ElCamino with a bench seat in it parked right outside. If you need any measurements, just PM me and I'll get you what you need.
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Tacsew smaller pulley question

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i also bought a tacsew 111w-155 and the first thing i did was buy the smallest pulley i could find and installed it on the motor. it worked great. i love my tacsew, i've had a lot of fun with it, it seems to be a great machine....

I've got a Tacsew with a Tacsew Clutch Motor that is way too fast. Would you please help me with the pulley and belt info. Someone on LeatherWorker.net advised to change the pulley and the belt to the smallest (?). What size for both and were might I puchase them?

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I've got a Tacsew with a Tacsew Clutch Motor that is way too fast. Would you please help me with the pulley and belt info. Someone on LeatherWorker.net advised to change the pulley and the belt to the smallest (?). What size for both and were might I puchase them?

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I would suggest changing the clutch motor to a servo motor like a Reliable 4000. Then you will want to change the pulley to a 50mm. The original pulley is 90mm. You will have to use a piece of string to calculate the size of the new belt. That is how I did it.
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You make the machine go slower by making the pulley on the motor smaller. You can get a smaller pulley for your clutch motor at any good full service hardware store. All you need to know is the shaft diameter of the motor, which is usually 1/2" or 7/16". If you have a 4" pulley on the motor now, changing to a 2" diameter pulley will make the machine go half as fast. Also, most clutch motors run at 3600 RPMs. Some AC motors can be reconnected to go 1800 RPMs. If you have that done by a qualified electrician, and also change the pulley, you will slow down the machine to 1/4 of its original speed.

You calculate belt length by doing the math. Check out post #14 in this thread for how to make the calculation: CLICK HERE
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