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How hard is it to do? Given the quality of today's rebuilds, is it worth it? Thanks.

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not hard to do but probably not worth your time given the cost of a new or rebuilt unit.
 

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I'm an "old school" type of guy. I inherited some of my dad's tools, of which included an armature lathe, and other assorted "rebuild" specialty tools. This was back (WWII era) when new or rebuilt parts simply weren't available. The mechanics rebuilt stuff. This rubbed off on me, and I'll try to fix stuff before replacing (genetically induced phobia about the "black box" syndrome).

Today it's cheaper to buy a good rebuilt. Has a warranty (doesn't count your time), and has supposedly been tested, but doesn't give the satisfaction of "doing it yourself".

If you've got the time and can get the parts, why not do one up yourself? Or, take the dead unit apart and find out what failed or wore out.

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Bedded down for the Winter. (Way too early.. It's still nice (?) here!)
 
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