My job of 34 years is ending in boss retirement and auction. Have run a 1979 Hitachi Seiki VA-40 since new and dreamed of leaving with it. I can't really comprehend how some folks go through life without things like a machining center. A month ago i'm told a friend needs a Deckel Maho MH700C in storage out of his small shop with no 3 phase. I've never been to his shop and was told in the past he's storing a pantagraph. Well things have happened pretty fast. Brother made room in his fab shop with power and even a few jobs. My thoughts have turned to what kind of lathe complements such a versitle mill.
I found a letter from Karl Riehs in the repair manual. Its instructions for software upgrade with a much larger list of constants. I really hope this manual is original with the machine and not bought on ebay. I have gathered lots of info from this site to help with power up, load constants, lube everything. Any tricks on cleaning scales is welcome.