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    Default Got myself a Pacemaker!

    What are the odds there are 4 other Pacemaker threads on the 1st page of this forum right now? So did one of you guys buy the 14x30 that just got auctioned at Florida State? I was a little bummed but I don't envy whoever has to drag it up the ramp!
    I don't normally have such luck but I hopped online and found a 16x54 about 5 hours away and the deal is done- I'm picking it up next Friday :-)
    Here's a pic for now!
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    That one's kinda small here's another of the same lathe before it was put on skis
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    Serial is 70647-47
    It's got a 1500rpm spindle, 18-speed range

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    Bulletin 16, 17 and 20 will be close to applying

    http://pounceatron.dreamhosters.com/docs/index.html

    Thanks to Greg Menke

    May have the bolt on tool steel outer vee ways by '47 - they had no choice since their same town competitors (like Le Blond) made nothing but starting that year

    I see it has Lead Screw Reverse - what a blessing (4th rod across front and mysterious extra lever on right of apron)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantA View Post
    What are the odds there are 4 other Pacemaker threads on the 1st page of this forum right now? So did one of you guys buy the 14x30 that just got auctioned at Florida State? I was a little bummed but I don't envy whoever has to drag it up the ramp!
    I don't normally have such luck but I hopped online and found a 16x54 about 5 hours away and the deal is done- I'm picking it up next Friday :-)
    Here's a pic for now!
    fullsizeoutput_e82.jpg
    That one's kinda small here's another of the same lathe before it was put on skis
    s-l1600.jpg

    Serial is 70647-47
    It's got a 1500rpm spindle, 18-speed range
    That's a nice size of lathe. Good top speed also.

    Regards Tyrone.

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    Thanks John Iíve got some reading to do!
    This should be a nice addition to my 13Ē south bend. Iíve been looking for something with a bigger swing and more rigidity, this one definitely checks both those boxes!

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    Its a good lathe my dad gave me a 16x102 that was from a school 35 years ago, its my long lathe in my home shop...Phil

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantA View Post
    Thanks John I’ve got some reading to do!
    This should be a nice addition to my 13” south bend. I’ve been looking for something with a bigger swing and more rigidity, this one definitely checks both those boxes!

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    Addition? Buddy, that's a full blown replacement. Nice looking machine.

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    Haha thanks Cole, I figure the SB will be mostly for collet work now. I've got a 10" logan and a hardinge dsm59 so I'm thinking the logan will be on the chopping block now


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    Nice, congrats


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    Congrats! I have been super impressed by my 16x30. 1943 vintage. Yours looks really nice! Wish I had the reverse lever yours does.

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    That's a huuuuuge bitch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantA View Post
    Haha thanks Cole, I figure the SB will be mostly for collet work now. I've got a 10" logan and a hardinge dsm59 so I'm thinking the logan will be on the chopping block now


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    Be grateful there ain't much actual Iron in an SB. Or Logan.

    If there were, the ATW might mistake 'em for Vitamin pills, and they could turn up missing over a long weekend when it hadn't been recently fed.

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    Congratulations on scooping up that Pacemaker! It's the toolroom version with some extra goodies the regular lathes didn't have. I've been watching that lathe for a while but having to move house in a few months put me off acquiring anything else big and heavy.

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    nice lathe. i love my pacemaker. i donít see the lead screw reverse lever though, maybe itís cause the pic is small on my phone. I have a tool room one with the 2000 rpm head, lead screw reverse (never have needed it or really know what to do with it). I also have the holder for the collets that mounts to the tail end.

    There fantastic lathes. We need some better pics. there should be a number on the face of the tail end of the bed way that says the year it was made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by climb-101 View Post
    nice lathe. i love my pacemaker. i donít see the lead screw reverse lever though, maybe itís cause the pic is small on my phone. I have a tool room one with the 2000 rpm head, lead screw reverse (never have needed it or really know what to do with it). I also have the holder for the collets that mounts to the tail end.

    There fantastic lathes. We need some better pics. there should be a number on the face of the tail end of the bed way that says the year it was made.
    I'll have better pics next Friday when I pick it up. Made in 47
    I was wondering about the reverse lever, it looks like it does have the feature just not the lever which should be easy enough to remedy
    It looks like it doesn't have the stop dog setup, I wonder if that could be added hmm



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    after looking closer it does look like it hasn’t the reverse but has the handle missing. i think they just screw on. as far as the stop dog, i think those are only on the larger lathes. they do have collars on the fed rod that you set for stopping the carriage. it slides the rod left or right causing it to disengage.
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    Woo-hoo loaded and rolling home!
    It DOES have a taper attachment too! I wasn't positive. I'm a little surprised it has a 5hp motor, I haven't noticed one with less than 7.5hp til now.
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    Was probably replaced at some point. 7.5 was the minimum on these. Moar pics!

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    Here's the plate on the lathe. Seems original


    Hopefully I'm not missing anything for the compound. I've got the handwheel and some other items in a box. CXA tool post too






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    looks like with a little cleaning up it will be a nice lathe. it looks like your missing the handle and the plug below it on the compound but those might be in the box you mentioned. also the lead screw reverse handle is hopefully in there since its no on the rod. hopefully there is a micrometer carriage stop with it. I use mine a lot for doing different things.

    did it come with a steady rest or follower rest? I want to try to find a follower rest but i have yet to ever see one of the pacemakers with one. they do show one in the old bulletins though.

    as far as motors go, i thought 7.5hp was as small as they went but i cant seem to find it in the bulletins. im sure anything could be had back them. My lathe came with a 10hp 2 speed motor so i can split all the head stock speed by half giving me 54 instead of the 27. when i do that it changes the motor from 10hp to 5hp so you should be fine with that motor.

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    Yes the handwheel is there and a plug that looks to be brass for that hole.
    I did get a steady, no follow rest. Also the coolant pipe setup (I just unscrewed the pipe for transport)
    And a micrometer carriage stop, the covers for the taper attachment, chip pan, tailstock crank handle. I think all I'm missing are the L1 spanner, tailstock clamp wrench and reverse lever.


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