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    Pratt and Whitney Model C 16/30

    After doing some research today on a couple model b lathes, I can now understand what this dog tooth looks like. It was tough to see clearly in the parts listing. Added the first two pics from another post. link below...
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    Pratt and Whitney Model C 16/30

    That is a sad post from many years ago John. Heavy little lathes for sure! lol
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    Pratt and Whitney Model C 16/30

    Thank you tailstock4. When I grab either the feed rod or the thread rod (when selected) I can stop the movement of them with my hand, although in reverse I can not. Just tested them both again. The apron seems to be functioning correctly as it does move longitudinal on reverse and also moves...
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    Pratt and Whitney Model C 16/30

    Il investigate further. I’m game for trying to make this work. Moving a 4000lb lathe isn’t a great time. Lol
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    Pratt and Whitney Model C 16/30

    Yeah that sound unfortunate. Hmm do you think that is it even worth getting into? Ever heard of anyone with the same issue and repairing it? I read that the headstock needs to be removed to break that down. I’m thinking about my options. I like everything lease about the lathe, but I have been...
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    Pratt and Whitney Model C 16/30

    Thank you! What I meant by weak was that I can stop it with my hand. The other way now so much, but as for the thread it seems fine. Going to check again tonight. We have a newborn so my time checking this thing out has been limited. So assuming it is the clutch, is there any option to repair...
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    Pratt and Whitney Model C 16/30

    Hey tailstock4. I have been setting up and testing the lathe and everything seems to be not bad so far, although I was just testing the power feed tonight and it seems weak in forward (apron moving toward spindle), I am guessing this runs off a clutch, reverse seems to be much stronger. I looked...
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    Pratt and Whitney Model C 16/30

    I just started opening the cases up to clean out for new oils. Here are some of the pictures so far. I actually think it's better than it looks and definitely understanding where all the spilt oil came from. Unfortunately have found a few missing and broken bolts, to fix and replace. Nothing...
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    Pratt & Whitney 12C Restoration Pictures

    Please keep the pictures coming. It is great to see the similarities to my 16, I will start posting pictures as well as I start keep cleaning and changing oils.
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    Pratt & Whitney 12C Restoration Pictures

    Nice looking machine! Nice addition to what looks like a very well set up shop! Great pictures, keep them coming!
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    Pratt and Whitney Model C 16/30

    This is a relief - when they lifted it, the headstock would have definitely tilted down. It was weird seeing all the gear oil and that concerned me, although what you are saying makes sense. Thank you, I will look up the available of these in Canada or hopefully reasonable substitutes Very...
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    Pratt and Whitney Model C 16/30

    That would be great! I don’t want to start it up until I have a good understanding and confident that the fluids are all good. It had a lot of gear oil on the the tray when I picked it up (that wasn’t there when I first looked it over) and I expect it came from the feed gearbox. Seems like there...
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    Pratt and Whitney Model C 16/30

    Yes it is the 1000 rpm gearbox. Unfortunately I only had a limited amount of time researching before buying it and then have been learning more and more since. Some good news and some bad of course. But I think the condition of it makes up for it. I hope. When I picked it up the oil was...
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    Pratt and Whitney Model C 16/30

    Thank you so much for the manuals. I did just see them now. Such a great post, amazing seeing all the old pictures - this is a great capture of history! Really appreciate it!
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    Pratt and Whitney Model C 16/30

    Hi there! I recently picked up my first lathe, Pratt & Whitney Model C 16x30. I have found and read mostly everything I can about these lathes and I think I am now starting to re-read all the same stuff. It seems in pretty good shape, ways are great, spindle bearings are good, and just gave it a...
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