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  1. mcload

    9A Threading Levers Differences

    I have two 9A's (1946 and 1957) and find that I need to replace one of the threading levers for cosmetic reasons. I have learned the hard way that a threading lever without a notch will not work in the '57, and apparently, will not allow the lock-out rod to engage. I cannot move the power...
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    Spindle Thread Protector

    Just thought I'd post some photos of a spindle thread protector I made from a 1.5 x 8 steel nut. The nut was pretty darn cheap. I took a couple of days to do this, taking my time. I knocked off the peaks then put a 50-degree angle on one side. I then attempted to put a knurl on the shoulder...
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    Need A Favor....Spindle Tap

    Hope I'm not asking too much, but I have a spindle protector that will only screw on halfway before it tightens up. Threads look good so I don't know where the issue is exactly. It is 1.5" x 8TPI. Does anyone own a tap that they wouldn't mind running through this for me? I'll pay both ways and...
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    First Run 9" Model B/A Gear Train....Slow and Medium Speed

    I thought I'd post a couple of videos I shot this morning of the gear train noise on my 9" Model B that has been upgraded to a Model A. Clearly, it was noisier at medium speed as opposed to slow (DUH). It bears mentioning that the gears are under only a slight amount of load, that being the QCGB...
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    9" Models; Backgear Adj. Minutia Question

    On the 9" Models (perhaps 10's as well), there are two adjustment screws for the back gear shaft. These are located behind and under the backgear shaft on both sides of the casting. As per the ILION renovation book (page 90), one is for gear clearance, the other for tension adjustment. As per...
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    Anti-Seize On Bolts For Cast Iron?

    As I'm assembling my second 9" Model A, I was just wondering if anyone has a preference on anti-seize compound on steel machine screws into cast iron. I am familiar with the aluminum, copper coat, Permatex (aircraft), and thread lock stuff. (I've got it all). Specifically for the saddle to apron...
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    The Mysterious Clutch Clip, 9" Model

    I thought I'd post a continuation of an issue from Jordan429 on the missing clip at the end of the star clutch shaft, South bend 9a feed change lever I found my clip somewhere on my 9" during disassembly, quite possibly at the bottom of the reservoir; I just don't remember. But I'm glad I saved...
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    WTB Gear Cover Hinge Bracket

    Looking to purchase a Gear Cover Hinge Bracket for a 9" SB lathe. No paint okay. Would appreciate bolts and screws as well. See photos. Hole should be half an inch. Please PM me with offer. Thanks. PMc
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    Tool For Setting Angle of Compound on 9": RETRY :-)

    Hello crew; I hope all is well. First and foremost, I appreciate the responses on my first thread about setting the compound angle…lots of great ideas and information…thank you. But I find that I didn’t frame my question very well, and hence, a variety of answers. Rather than being a putz...
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    Tool For Setting Angle of Compound on 9"

    The older I get, the worse becomes my eyesight. I was recently attempting to set an angle on the compound on my 9". In the past, an inspection mirror was about all it took to see the graduations on the degree scale and reading backwards numerals. Sometimes, leaning over just doesn't cut it, nor...
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    Couple of Dumb Questions

    Hello crew; I hope everyone is having a good weekend. I have a couple of dumb questions; sorry for using the forum like this :blahblah: First is what is the LARGEST lathe SB ever made and sold commercially? As far as I can tell, it's the "Turnado", and I assume gear driven? Or did they make...
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    Furnas RSB 5 Drum Controller for GE Motor 5KC43

    I have an old original Furnas RSB5 (circa 1958) drum switch for the GE 5KC43xxx single phase motor that came on the lathe. After restoring the motor, I connected the Furnas controller and the motor works fine in both directions. However, I knew a couple of the rear connection points on the...
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    GE Motors on 9" Lathes

    I am near completion of a 1958 9" SB lathe with horizontal drive. (This is a Model B that I am converting over to a Model A). As far as I know, the GE SKC43 type motor is original to this machine...or is it? As many of you know, this motor has bushings rather than bearings. On each end of the...
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    SB 9" B Rebuild Update

    Thought I'd post a few pics of my 9" rebuild, noting an oddity or two. Finished the horizontal drive last week, which left only the motor to take apart and clean up. As you know, the horizontal drive assembly pivots in two places on the base. I found it odd that the set-screw is fundamentally...
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    Compound Rest Casting / Off Center

    Well, this is from my 1958 9" compound rest and I never noticed this until reassembly. As you can see, either the hole is machined off-center or the casting itself was faulty. I know I shouldn't care about this, but it still bugs the hell outta me. :angry: I looked on the auction site for a...
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    Thread Size Tip and Graduations Question on 9'

    Hello crew; I hope all are well. I thought I'd post a tip as well as ask a question. I'm sure this is well-known already, but in case you are starting a re-build, I thought I would post a reminder that the thread size on the ends of a cross slide and compound rest crank shaft are #12-24 on a...
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    9" Cross Feed Nut Replacement

    Help crew; I hope all are well. Getting close to finishing my 9B project lathe, or so I hope. Finally got around to dealing with the cross-feeds; and have the two handles buffed up and shiny. But looking at the cross-feed nut, it looks like hammered dog-shite. There is also evidence that...
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    The Neglected Saddle Gib?

    Quoting from "Tobnpr" on another thread (below, on "Lubrication"), he does bring up an interesting point about the underside gib at the end of the saddle. How exactly IS it suppose to get oil? By rubbing an oil-soaked rag under the back surface every once in awhile? Or was it simply a...
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    Apron Gits Oil Cup in Apron on 9" Lathe

    Hello crew; hope all is well. I'm just about finished with re-felting the apron on my 9" Model B SB lathe. Looking good and almost everything is A-OK. However, this morning I was carefully trying to thread in the 90-degree Gits oil cup, below/right of hand wheel. It did not start as easy as I...
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    Bolt With Threads In Both Directions

    Hello crew; I hope all are well. My son sent me this "gadget" that you really must see; it is VERY interesting from a machinist's standpoint: First take a look at what I'm talking about on the link directly below...(there is no audio). Bolt with thread in both directions - GIF on Imgur I...
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