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    Quote Originally Posted by johnoder View Post
    Instruction Manual and Parts book scans PDFs

    If you care to have them, private message me your EMAIL address

    These ever get there?

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    Hello,

    Yes they Did! Thank You! I thought I replied to you but I may have forgot.

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    If you happen to still be monitoring this thread... Is there any chance I could get any pictures of the base for the outboard support that is on your mill? I'm picking up a #41 and they have misplaced that part 20 years or more ago and I need a good picture to show the guys around the shop so they know what I am looking for. Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDiesel View Post
    If you happen to still be monitoring this thread... Is there any chance I could get any pictures of the base for the outboard support that is on your mill? I'm picking up a #41 and they have misplaced that part 20 years or more ago and I need a good picture to show the guys around the shop so they know what I am looking for. Thank you

    Lucas appears to have not owned a camera looking in my pair of manuals, so I will say its a "window frame" rounded corner casting maybe 4" tall that sits on and fits the pair of box ways. Mine came with a 3/8" plate to sit on same when the outer support was off

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDiesel View Post
    If you happen to still be monitoring this thread... Is there any chance I could get any pictures of the base for the outboard support that is on your mill? I'm picking up a #41 and they have misplaced that part 20 years or more ago and I need a good picture to show the guys around the shop so they know what I am looking for. Thank you

    Check out post #1 of this thread.
    Other:
    lucas-table-bar-early.jpgtailstock-base.jpglucas-41-hbm-.jpgbase.jpgright-side.jpg
    John

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    Here is a link to another Lucas thread .
    Perhaps a different model than yours .
    Lucas Horizontal Boring Mill going to Tuckahoe . . .
    Some links that show other models with the outboard support .
    American engineer

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    I see John was posting while I was typing
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    Just wanted to comment on the draw key pictured.
    This is one hell of a good idea and simple as well.
    I have a G&L 25T and the spindle is only 2.5".
    It seems the Davis draw keys only start at 3" and
    go larger from there. I will copy this design for
    myself, and see how it works. Thanks for the
    great idea.

    --Doozer

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDiesel View Post
    If you happen to still be monitoring this thread... Is there any chance I could get any pictures of the base for the outboard support that is on your mill? I'm picking up a #41 and they have misplaced that part 20 years or more ago and I need a good picture to show the guys around the shop so they know what I am looking for. Thank you

    Here are some pics of a No. 31 Support.no.-31.jpgno.-31-2.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDiesel View Post
    If you happen to still be monitoring this thread... Is there any chance I could get any pictures of the base for the outboard support that is on your mill? I'm picking up a #41 and they have misplaced that part 20 years or more ago and I need a good picture to show the guys around the shop so they know what I am looking for. Thank you
    Without having the line boring bars and bushes the outer steady itself isn't much use.

    Regards Tyrone.

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    Thank you, it is looking very likely that they scrapped the base. That will be a pain in the butt to deal with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces View Post
    Without having the line boring bars and bushes the outer steady itself isn't much use.

    Regards Tyrone.
    I have a about 8 boring bars, the bushings I'm certain I can figure out a workable solution for.

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    I have been tracking down all of the old employees of the shop this machine was in. They all agree that the base was removed about 30 years ago to extend the travel of the carriage for a job and never got put back on. But it was always stored behind the machine when my father was the forman, sometime in the 25 years since he left it appears that someone moved it and I fear it ended up in the scrap. The top half of the outboard support I found in deep storage in a building at the opposite end of the property.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDiesel View Post
    I have a about 8 boring bars, the bushings I'm certain I can figure out a workable solution for.
    The bushes are simple enough to make, they're usually a top hat style bush made from cast iron. The bars are the items that are most valuable. Unfortunately outer supports get lost/scrapped all the time by people who are unaware of their importance.

    Regards Tyrone.

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    I just heard back from Lucas precision, not too encouraging on a manual, and they say parts are getting scarce.
    They did have a bit of information on the machine though 🙂
    "This particular serial number was one of the last Model 41 machines manufactured, shipped out on 9/9/1949"
    I had suspected it might be towards the tail end of production, the serial number is 41-40-3.

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    not too encouraging on a manual
    You could take a look at Post #3 in this thread

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    I tried the private message idea but for some reason I couldn't seem to make it work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDiesel View Post
    I tried the private message idea but for some reason I couldn't seem to make it work.

    Be happy to email the manuals whenever you come up with an email address.

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    Just browsing this thread and noticed the draw key in post 19.
    If one used a left hand threaded bolt then using it would be right- tight, left loosen, which would be the natural tendency.
    If I ever get an HBM I hope I can find this thread again!

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    Some serious envy over here, that's an excellent machine.

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