Hey, I'd join up here and put a post in the forum for Cincy, Van Norman, and other heavy American machinery. I don't have one of the VN heads, but surely there is somebody there that can walk you through it. Mike C.
I saw your self-description as a Van Norman geek from a PM post from 2005. I recently acquired a Van Norman 7-1/2 inch horizontal dividing head. It had been out in the rain at the company surplus yard, and needs a good going-over. Do you know where I could get an overhaul manual or exploded view of it so I would have a chance of disassembling and reasembling it correctly?