Also, does anyone know how this plate comes off? The handle came off with little effort and the three screws in the top would lead me to believe it was meant to be removed via undoing those, but it doesn't want to budge. I don't have a manual that shows a good exploded parts diagram for this particular configuration (still need to get one from Monarch), so I din't use much force. I tapped on the alternate ends with a brass drift trying to rotate it a bit around the shaft, but didn't get anywhere so figured I would ask before causing myself more trouble than needed. The shaft has a significant amount of axial play (1/4" to 1/2" ballpark) in it which will make getting the handle back on and the taper pin in interesting.
I want to get it off to inspect it (and clean) given that it doesn't shift between the E/D/C settings very easily at all, but after getting the handle off realized that the problem might be in the handle itself as it was brazed at some point after taking a hit. A nice job, but still might be off a bit as a result. Luckily, thanks to Greg, I have a spare of this exact handle!
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Also realized, belatedly, that the main cross feed handle took a pretty good hit at some point in the past. Not sure how I missed that before and don't have a spare of that one. lol So, if you happen to have one (or the handwheel version like on the micro-gauging dial) please reach out!
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