SMC Discussion Areas
October 18, 2019, 02:09:29 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Login Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Faygo VF56 repair  (Read 378 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
johnieG
Global Moderator
Soda Jerks
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 5124


This is fine...everythings going to be OK....


WWW
« on: August 04, 2019, 09:02:01 PM »

Just finishing up repairing a nice original VMC Faygo VF56,  just bored so I thought I'd post some pictures,  clean, rust free and straight, it's a nice example of an original machine, basically, it stopped cooling for the customer, found that the cooling system was undercharged due to a slow leak , aggravated by a condensing coil was blocked by a wall of dust/lint & pet-hair, so I power washed the lower compressor compartment ( filthy, hadn't been touch in decades ) replaced the main wiring harness ( dry-rotted), both the evap' & condenser fan motors, installed a system service valve on the low-side of the compressor, recovered what was left of the R12 & installed some poly conversion oil & added a leak stop treatment and converted it over to R134A, the compressor is in solid shape with a good current-draw, but not so the start-run relay assembly, so it also has a new 3-in-1 starter/booster,

I added a few newer options for the customer , a free play switch actuated by the coin-return lever, a LED bottle rack light to illuminate the bottles in the gates, repaired & made functional again  the original EM coinmech & set it back to 10-cents, bonus was I found the original price label hiding behind a hand-written tag for 25-cents.  Oh & I unplugged the condensate drain hose for the bottle compartment and installed a missing coin-door lock. & replaced the Faygo marque's lamp & installed a correct size florescent FS-5 starter so it can light the way to the Faygo red-pop (strawberry-cream soda for you out of townies)

All & all he should be pretty happy to get his machine back down into his family room & serving cold ones again.  Not a complete restoration, but it's now a solid, functional refurbished machine.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2019, 09:06:04 PM by johnieG » Logged

Spoon-feeding Newbies since 2001...Wink
Yeah..220, 221 whatever it takes.
Remember, all it needs is a shot of Freon!
The Vendo V-83 is the '59 Edsel of the coke machine world. ;p
Spray painting does NOT restore a compressor
Because 11 is louder than 10...
Slapshot42
Soda Jerks
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2561


Jared


« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2019, 12:40:05 AM »

Nice job!
Logged
cohammer
Soda Jerks
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 893



« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2019, 09:33:45 PM »

Great to see the square tops restored
Logged

Ideal 35 RC
v 23 deluxe
v 39
c 96
c 55 e
C 51 g
C 72
C96
V 27
Westinghouse JR ice chest
Westinghouse standard ice chest
Westinghouse master ice chest
early model Stoner jr.
Stoner theaters
Thanks Jeff
johnieG
Global Moderator
Soda Jerks
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 5124


This is fine...everythings going to be OK....


WWW
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2019, 09:32:02 PM »

Thanks, here’s the free vend switch & a pic of the cleaned deck oh look, it’s pink not scum-gray  tounge
« Last Edit: August 06, 2019, 09:35:31 PM by johnieG » Logged

Spoon-feeding Newbies since 2001...Wink
Yeah..220, 221 whatever it takes.
Remember, all it needs is a shot of Freon!
The Vendo V-83 is the '59 Edsel of the coke machine world. ;p
Spray painting does NOT restore a compressor
Because 11 is louder than 10...
BrianS
Soda Jerks
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 690



« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2019, 11:07:27 PM »

The LED lighting in the bottle door completely changes the appearance of the machine.  Really nice upgrade.  I never realized these machines had side vents for the condenser fan, I thought they faced forward.  Looks great.
Logged

Brian

Vendo 56 - restored
Vendo 81 - in progress
Vendo 39 - in the rough
Rockola 1428 - Original
1959 Williams Pinch Hitter
Wurlitzer 1400
1930 Koken Barber Pole
Devman
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 4


« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2019, 01:44:27 PM »

The LED light is a nice touch.  I did the same to my VFA56ZC can machine and love the look of it!  Easy to do and a cool "upgrade."
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.15 | SMF © 2011, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!