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    289929 Flipped the ram over, stoned the flats...

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    Flipped the ram over, stoned the flats of the ram dovetail that mates with the Top of the column casting.

    In the picture above the top is the gibbed side,
    The guiding side is bottom.
    ...
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    I guess i might try this only on places where...

    I guess i might try this only on places where chips won’t get to,
    Ie the underside of the knee / saddle dovetail.

    Or maybe the ram dovetail.

    But not the column dovetail, face, knee top, or...
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    VN ram wear

    Hi,

    An update...

    I measured the ram dovetail across pins with calipers.

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    From front to back i get
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    Hi, Thanks, I am probably committed to...

    Hi,

    Thanks, I am probably committed to scraping the top of the knee, however there are some more
    minor scores on other dovetails which I might fill with solder, since scraping down the dovetails...
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    Do you mean the quill stop micro screw? Quill...

    Do you mean the quill stop micro screw?

    Quill Stop Micro Screw , Inc - Industrial Control & Automation

    Should be a 1/2-20 screw.
  6. Post the serial number of your machine... there...

    Post the serial number of your machine... there are tables of serial numbers which will tell you the year of manufacture.

    If you are checking over the machine it is always good to verify the...
  7. The puller you want is probably William Sopko...

    The puller you want is probably

    William Sopko & Sons Co., Inc - Tools and Accessories for Wheel Adapters

    Part #116. But check dimensions since this is wheel hub dependent.

    Grinder manual:...
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    I pulled off the cap for the feed drive. Some...

    I pulled off the cap for the feed drive. Some more pictures:

    The outer face of the cap:

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    The inner face of the cap, note that the oil seal is not a normal type, but is actually spring...
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    Possibly, the ID of the original seal measures...

    Possibly, the ID of the original seal measures 1.113". I think I've found SKF 11585 might work too.

    I've also found another curiosity... the original setup actually
    has a wear sleeve on the...
  10. My #3 is 3.375” when neither the clamping screws...

    My #3 is 3.375” when neither the clamping screws or the jack screw are engaged.
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    Got some Victor 60346 seals from ebay,...

    Got some Victor 60346 seals from ebay, unfortunately the rubber is very stiff so maybe not
    usable. However, easy to measure without removing the original:

    OD 1.878"
    ID 1.115"
    thickness .362"
    ...
  12. Here are some more pictures. ...

    Here are some more pictures.

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  13. On a Bridgeport arbor support there are two...

    On a Bridgeport arbor support there are
    two steel pieces.

    The screw from the side forces the blocks to
    Pivot and clamp on both sides of the ram’s
    Inner surface.

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    Did you ever end up replacing the oil seal for...

    Did you ever end up replacing the oil seal for the feed drive sleeve (part no 9764)?

    I'm assuming the oil seal was pressed into 2L-576, the cast iron cap screwed into the underside of the knee...
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    And finally the splined shaft, removed. 285366...

    And finally the splined shaft, removed.

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    The splined shaft sleeve and the housing cover form a sort of labyrinth seal,
    and then there is an oil seal below that (Victor 60346). This...
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    splined shaft gears

    I took apart the splined shaft cover and shaft today. Some pictures might
    be helpful for anyone contemplating this in the future.

    First, the splined shaft holds the cover captive on the base of...
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    Hi, Sure thing, I can do that. So far what I...

    Hi,

    Sure thing, I can do that. So far what I see is that the bottom portion of the machine is one casting,
    including the coolant sump and the pump at the rear (I have the pump off at present). ...
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    flipped mill on back

    Flipped the VN22L on its back, in preparation for scraping the column face.

    Used two engine hoists for controlled tipping process.

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    Ken, If you could post some pictures of the...

    Ken,

    If you could post some pictures of the B&S wet grinding setup that would be great!

    There's a machine at HGR setup for it now, but the pictures aren't great...

    Used Browne & Sharpe...
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    removed ram

    Finally removed the ram from the mill. I already had the knee off, so did the
    reverse of Paolo and took it off the back. This was easier particularly because
    the engine hoist's legs don't...
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    On my table there was some wear on the flat way,...

    On my table there was some wear on the flat way, at the center too. Nothing you could feel, but a tenths indicator sees it.

    I just looked at the new spare set I have (still in original tube, made...
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    Some more pictures: Back of knee. 284512...

    Some more pictures:

    Back of knee.

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    Guiding dovetail, somewhat scored and little if any evidence of scraping left.

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    Ok, so shim it for now. Maybe pick one vise...

    Ok, so shim it for now. Maybe pick one vise location you’ll always leave on the machine, use the “short” one for that position and shim it. The other one you can remove more easily and repeatably...
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    Hi, I haven't scraped anything yet other than...

    Hi,
    I haven't scraped anything yet other than machining the underside of the lower saddle... so no damage
    done yet! :)

    I'm going to blue up the back side of the knee (untouched so far) today and...
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    Looking at the specs the HAV-6 bed height should...

    Looking at the specs the HAV-6 bed height should be 72mm (Precision Angle Lock Machine Vise).
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