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    Default Repco Power ASG Cylinder Head Grinder

    Hi
    Boss has bought an old Australian built Repco Power Pty Ltd ASG cylinder head grinder and I am in the processes of getting it going.
    At first I thought it was missing the feed but by the looks of it you just move the head of the machine backward and forward by hand, could get tiresome, after doing 16 individual cylinder heads!
    It came out of a diesel engine rebuild workshop, I would have at a guess somewhere from 1960 to 1970 ish.
    So far it doesn't look too bad, 20 or 30 years of cast iron grindings 6" deep, that I am going to have to take to with a power chisel.

    It has a segmented grinding head of about 12" dia. or a bit bigger.

    At the moment it is sitting on a wooden pallet, but to me it looks as if the bed slopes down to the park up position, the head runs on two large round bars with flats machined into them for 4 roller bearings on the top bar and 2 reaction arm bearings on the lower bar.

    I will take photos tomorrow and up load for reference.
    I have cleaned the bars and bearings and the head moves freely now, now I have to tie the head back otherwise it runs to the lower end where I am working on getting the grindings out.

    Is there anyone out there that knows anything about these grinders, I would greatly appreciate any help, I have looked on the internet and cannot find anything.

    I will have other grinding questions, as the boss has bought a few others, Blanchard 20CD 36, Lumsdon 48", Blohm HFS512, and Supertec STD-1022AD,
    I asked him if we were setting up a museum, he wasn't amused.

    Burgs

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    Cleaning up, removed 6" of grindings, more to do today.
    Fired up and motor spins up ok, coolant pump also working.
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    Burgs

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    Never seen one of those, would assume it had a feed, but you are the one looking at it. What does the switch on left side do? Master power switch?

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    Hi
    The switch/power outlet on the left has been added to power up something else at sometime, the coolant switch is on the right side next to the coolant tank.
    I have now nearly finished cleaning it, and it is coming up good, if it all works ok then we will strip and paint it, and most likely add a feed system.
    Took a bit of time leveling it up, has no adjustment/jacking screws, just the cast iron base with two feet at the back and one in middle front, had to shim it up, might work something else out later if it goes any good.
    I will start making the table to mount the heads on next, fit a new set of stones and take a grind on a couple of crook heads and see what happens.
    Repco Power made quite a lot of grinders both surface and cylindrical.

    Best Regards
    Burgs


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