Well…just maybe I have at last (5 years or more), found the
problem with my Vac Casting…poor connector form the motor to the
Vac. Engine… but…
The motor and Vac unit are ‘joined’ together with a ‘’’ Lovejoy ‘’'
coupling. Visits to my local ‘funny parts’ stores have suggested
that there are many types of Lovejoy connector.
A lovejoy connection, for those (as I was) uninformed people, is a
connection for 'things that required connection but the union is not
perfect… that can be off a bit!.. A love joy connection is a ‘look
like’ gear placed on the shaft of a motor and one on the Vac Engine
shaft… It can have any number of gear teeth … the gear is splind
on to the shaft of the motor… another one, identical, is on the
shaft of the Vac engine… a round rubber, cylinder with the inside
shaped like the 8 gear teeth slips over the motor and Vac engine
gears thus holding them together and when the motor turns so does the
The one I require and cannot find has 8 fingers or wheel gears… .
the rubber covering is about 2 inches long and a diameter of 1
inch… checked with the current Vigor owner as well as my local
Anyone know of a Company that has a great and varied supply of
Lovejoy connectors…?? Aware that I could change connectors… but
would prefer to keep that same … it is spindled on’… or keyed