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    Default south bend 9'' restoring prodject

    hello
    new to this site i have a south bend lathe that has a catalog # 22zb
    and a s/n 48061-A and im wanting to restore it anyone have any info on it or can tell
    me where to find any i believe its made in 1931 but not sure any help would be greatly
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    thank you

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    Welcome to forum. Here is the related catalog if needed.

    http://www.wswells.com/data/catalog/...Cat_No.22C.pdf

    Thanks to Mr. Wells for the scan

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    Yes, 1931...got pics??

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    not yet going to clean it up alittle and then ill post some

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    thank you does anyone know what the letters zb on the end of the catalog # mean and the letter A at the end of the serial number mean

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    Z=3.5 ft bed
    B= bench model

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    ok thank so much the one i have has a counter shaft that sits flat on the table behind the lathe and the motor sits behind that i was looking to change that to shortin it up a bit so i can get mounted on a bench that is much narrower maybe 30''

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    does anyone know where i can get a motor mount i was interested in the one that is hinged on the bottom and sits at an angle with the motor mounting under the counter shaft
    and i beleive on that one it looks like the weight of the mount is the tentionor too

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    Ebay has these mounts all the time. There is a turnbuckle that tightens the belt. Weight only will allow the motor and mount to shake all over the place! (My Enco does that, even with a spring to help)

    My 9" has a shortened set of turnbuckle rods, so it does fit on a 30" desk top.

    100_0047.jpg

    Note, if you have a taper attachment, it bangs up against the motor (I have an underdrive the taper attachment belongs to. One reason why it is not on my horizontal drive.)

    100_9399.jpg

    John

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    Note that the countershaft pulley HAS to be the mate to your spindle pulley, so check the size of the steps to see if it matches your original.

    If not you will need to transfer your original into the later countershaft otherwise you will be adjusting the tension for each step.

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    thank you comstockfriend

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    does the letter A on the end of the sbl s/n 48061-A mean its a model A

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    Model A's have gear box and power longitudinal and power cross feeds.

    Model B's have change gears and power longitudinal and power cross feeds.

    Model C's have change gears and use the lead screw for all power longitudinal feed and threading, no power cross feed.

    See http://www.lathes.co.uk/southbend/index.html

    and http://www.wswells.com/

    to start your South Bend journey...

    John

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    And FrankenLathes will have any combination of the above!

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    I am not sure what the A means in your case as the lathe predates the ABC designations...it is certainly not a model A


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