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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Moore View Post
    Thanks johnoder,

    I am now clicking the thumbs up in the lower left,

    and thanks for the info on the M1420, the guy selling said it was 13" SOCS

    You're a really nice guy, unlike woodsrider845

    Tks again,

    j
    So, I'm a dick, eh? Yeah you're right, I am. But you do 100 torque converters per day, and you want to buy a clapped out lathe? Hmmmmm..... So glad I went BD for my tranny and torque converter. Most of the local *rebuilders* asked me to use my shop......
    Seriously dude? 47 fucking years, and you're asking this question now? Cool. I get it. My goal is to learn something new every day. Fucking hope it doesn't take forty fucking seven god damn years for it to sink in.
    Hope all the best for you, in your endeavors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Moore View Post
    How would the operator see the cut,
    going from 2" from face plate toward the sky,
    With this complicated piece of equipment called a "riser block" but seems like in your 47 years you've never come across one. That's understandable, looks like you've never loaded or unloaded or indicated a part or actually run a lathe in all those years, 'cuz you sure as hell wouldn't be searching for no clapped-out sixty year old widowmaker if you had.

    Carry on, Jack. The US is tops ! Can't beat us, we're speshul ! (Speshully stoopid, it appears.)

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    If you are still looking, we have this one for sale.

    VICTOR 14" x 4" PRECISION HIGH SPEED LATHE, 144G | eBay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheves View Post
    If you are still looking, we have this one for sale.

    VICTOR 14" x 4" PRECISION HIGH SPEED LATHE, 144G | eBay
    That lathe wouldn't last a day. I have seen people use a Victor 16x40 lathe and it didn't last very long.

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    My son runs the converter shop in a local rebuilder.When they set it up they bought all the tooling and a used Hitachi [50HP] turret lathe.They have a 14" & 18" lathe also.
    They have 5-6 trans dynos they keep busy.When I first looked at what they were doing I asked if any rebuilders were using VTL's.
    It just seemed like a natural to me as the loading & unloading would be safer and simpler to semi automate.Most were using old ram turrets.
    The welding rotary fixtures use Miller migs that indicate,tack and weld.Still have to check for the occasional pin hole.

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    Thanks Everyone,

    I did get a lath, J&L No. 3
    It has a 11" swing

    Now I need to make a face plate,

    What is the right/easy way to make slots (12" to 9 1/2" bolt circle slots)
    on a mill?

    Also the faceplate needs 3, 4, 6 and 8 slot pattern

    So, I guess that would be a 12 pattern @ 30 degrees apart.

    Any sugestions arre apprecaited

    Tks,

    Jay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Moore View Post
    Thanks Everyone,

    I did get a lath, J&L No. 3
    It has a 11" swing

    Now I need to make a face plate,

    What is the right/easy way to make slots (12" to 9 1/2" bolt circle slots)
    on a mill?

    Also the faceplate needs 3, 4, 6 and 8 slot pattern

    So, I guess that would be a 12 pattern @ 30 degrees apart.

    Any sugestions arre apprecaited

    Tks,

    Jay
    That would be an easy job to draw and get toolpaths in Fusion 360 (it is free). Then have someone with a cnc machine it for you. I used to do jobs like that on a manual Bridgeport, never again.


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