Hello Everyone. I am pretty new to lathes and have recently acquired a 1928 South Bend 9" 4 1/2 foot lathe. I originally thought it was a standard 9A due to it having the quick change box. I ordered the maintenance kit along with the restoration book from ePay to start cleaning and getting everything squared away. Then I deployed for a year. When I came back, a family member had tried to move the lathe with an engine hoist and it fell a short distance and broke off the handle for the cross feed screw on the saddle. The family member tried to dismantle the cross-feed screw out of the saddle and ended up buggering the assembly up pretty good. Long story short...I very quickly found out I do not have an average 9" SB. I ordered a saddle for a 9a off ePay and realized it would not fit on the ways. There is a total of 7" width between the cross-rails of the bed. This has made finding replacement parts a little tricky since most parts of ePay are for the standard width bed.
Does anyone have for sale or no where I could find a complete saddle assembly that would fit on top of the apron I have (see picture). As stated before, this is a wide gap bed. I do have a very nice complete saddle assembly for a standard 9" that I need to get rid of if any one is in need of one.
I really any assistance you all could offer.