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    Default Cincinnati 10x36 Hydrashift Traytop restoration

    I picked up a 1960 Cincinnati Hydrashift about 6 weeks ago and am close to getting it back in service. Luckily, the lathe was in good mechanical condition and the only purchase I have had to make for it are new belts, lubricants and paint. I'll post the before photo and some of the clean-up and painting photos now, and hopefully, I'll have it in place in the next week so I can post some final photos.

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    A poor paint job many years ago made for a lot of work!

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    Before and after of a tailstock handle

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    Beat up compound

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    Compound after grinding and painting

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    Nice lathe! Ive heard nothing but great things about the Cinncy hydra machines. can you post a pic of it totally finished when your done with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shott8283 View Post
    Nice lathe! Ive heard nothing but great things about the Cinncy hydra machines. can you post a pic of it totally finished when your done with it?
    Hopefully I'll have it in place by the end of the week. I fired it up yesterday and made 6 - 2" tall leveling feet for it to raise it up enough to clear a storage cart I already have. Compared to my Clausing 5914 that I had, this heavy Cincinnati is a real joy to use!!

    2 of the 6 leveler leg extensions.
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    Best of luck to you. I just picked up a similar lathe except mine is a little shorter and has manual gears. I'll be following along with great interest!

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    Some more photos of the clean-up and painting.

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    The tailstock disassembled.

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    Tailstock finished

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    Disassembled compound

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    Scraping loose paint from the chip pan.

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    Finished chip pan.

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    Do you have a manual? If not, do you want one?

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    Miserable job isn't it! But worth every hour. Lookin' good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike C. View Post
    Do you have a manual? If not, do you want one?
    I do have a .PDF of the service and repair manual. Is that the one you have?
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    Yup, just making sure.

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    A few more photos of the lathe during cleanup/painting.

    The accessories cleaned up and ready to go
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    These feet were a real mess, with rust and painted threads, but they cleaned up nice.
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    The taper attachment when it was removed.
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    The taper attachment cleaned up and painted, ready to be re-assembled.
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    Coming along nicely!

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    I have my 10x36 Cincinnati Hydrashift Traytop up on it's new legs, in it's final position and leveled up. It's nice to have all that restoration work behind me. Luckily, there was very little mechanical work to do, just cleanup and painting. (other than replacing the belts and all fluids)
    Looks pretty good for a 56 year old machine! Runs as nice as it looks!

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    I needed to raise the lathe two inches to clear a storage unit I have that fits under the chip tray. The legs were the first project on the lathe. The new height is also nicer for me to reach the lathe controls.
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    That looks great, congrats!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmhoying View Post
    A few more photos of the lathe during cleanup/painting.

    The accessories cleaned up and ready to go
    lathe21.jpg

    These feet were a real mess, with rust and painted threads, but they cleaned up nice.
    lathe25.jpg

    The taper attachment when it was removed.
    taper02.jpg

    The taper attachment cleaned up and painted, ready to be re-assembled.
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    nice job ,nice machine.i recently got one and need to find or make these leveling feet,do you happen to know the thread size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sliverr2 View Post
    nice job ,nice machine.i recently got one and need to find or make these leveling feet,do you happen to know the thread size?
    The leveling screws on my 1962 vintage 12-1/2" Hydrashift are 1-3/16 x 16TPI. The Cincy parts catalog shows only one part number for the leveling screws for all of the sizes of Hydrashifts, so I'd assume that yours would be the same.

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    Wow. Big difference. Nice! I have a Tray Top, Love it. Decades old and leaves nothing to want for. It's crazy!

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    thank you. i have started another thread with a problem i am trying to solve. any chance you could tell me the part number of the tag on you gear box?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwood1968 View Post
    The leveling screws on my 1962 vintage 12-1/2" Hydrashift are 1-3/16 x 16TPI. The Cincy parts catalog shows only one part number for the leveling screws for all of the sizes of Hydrashifts, so I'd assume that yours would be the same.
    mine need to be 1 1/4-16


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