My dad is so sweet. When he realized that the cover of the machine doesn't snap on anymore, he found an old belt and strapped it around the machine.
Oh, one more question: Does anyone have a ballpark idea what I might be looking at to have the machine checked out by a Singer dealer? I guess I should call for a quote. It may need a new belt and lube job.
Here's a sewing video. I love this song. I remember thinking the singer had such a cool haircut and funky style. Dig.
Thanks a lot.