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    Sarge621 is offline Plastic
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    Default Heavy 9"? circa 1938

    I am restoring a 9" SB made around 1938. I have the lower drive apart. No wear seen but can't figure how to set up the wicks. Does it have wicks like the spindle? If not, how is the oil drawn up from the resevoir? I can't seem to find any pictures of the correct assembly.

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    If you don't already have it, get Steve Wells' book on Renovating the SB Lathe. ● Rebuild Manual for South Bend Lathe 9" ABC & 10k ● | eBay

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    Default 1938 9"

    Sorry, should have been more specific, first time posting and I'm fat fingered.
    The lathe is marked 9 x 3 1/2, model #159Y. serial number 84606. It has a 5c collet spindle with the speed lever. Single lever CHGB. The drive shaft has oil cups and holes like the spindle shaft but no spring wicks.
    There is also a copper ring that fits inside the journal and I think it retains the horizontal wick, but I don't see how oil gets to them. There are large exposed felts in the top of each journal.
    I will try to get pictures, when I figure out how to post them.
    I checked out the rebuild book(new in Feb) but pictures are for a newer setup (no oilcups).
    sorry for the long post, but once I get to talking I can't shut up!
    Mike

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    Cool

    Mike i can't help you from here but i am only about 15 miles from you in Salem if you want me to take a look at it...Bob
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    Salem, Ohio Birthplace of the Silver and Deming Drill, all others are copies.

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    Default Heavy 9"

    Bob,
    I definitely want to meet you. Right now I'm going slow because of other commitments (or I'm being committed, I'm can't remember). Email me at mleone1352@aol.com. And we'll see- I can meet you half way if necessary.
    Mike

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    I am not the seller of the rebuild book....I believe that is Steve Brooks maybe?

    Steve Wells

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    Default Finally finished

    Can't seem to start a new thread so I'll reopen this one.
    The title lathe is finally finished except for the power (waiting VFD) Hope to add before and after pictures Lathe is model #159Y with lever operated 5C collet spindle. Has set up for taper attachment (don't have) but no provision for thread dial.
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    Here's a few more
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    And some more
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    And finally
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    Thats nice work there. I work in Y town now so i am closer to you. There is another heavy 9 FS in Austintown if you need another one...Bob
    Bob Wright Metal Master Fab
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    Awsome job Sarge621 !!! I have a 1931 and a 1947 10R too. What type of paint did you use?

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    Nice job, looks great!

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