I tried this a few years ago but thought it might be worth another shot. Here is the story:
A couple of years ago I bought a South Bend Turnado lathe which has been in storage ever since. I have tried and tried to find out information on this machine but not even South Bend (now "Grizzly") seems to know anything about it. Mine is 17"X40" and for some reason it has no feed power. One of the gear selection knobs is stuck and pushed-in so I expect someone backed a forklift or something heavy into it and mashed the gearbox. But otherwise it is in great shape including a nice adjustable 3-jaw chuck. So of course I would like to get it running again.
I just found these pics on the web. And although these are for a 20" machine it looks nearly identical to mine. Please go here to see what it looks like:
Turnado Lathe pictures by leadscrew - Photobucket
So, if anyone has a lead on information for this machine PLEASE let me know! I especially would like to find a parts list and diagrams for it. Anything more would be pure gravy.
Thanks a bunch,