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  1. One way would be to mount a boring bar on turret...

    One way would be to mount a boring bar on turret and indicator on chuck and check at quadrant points. Very likely there will be some indicator sag top and bottom. As little as .001 to .01.
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  2. I was gonna say one of the super glues in gel...

    I was gonna say one of the super glues in gel form.
  3. Those are clamps for the coolant ring. To adjust...

    Those are clamps for the coolant ring. To adjust the turret, loosen the 6 bolts in the center and bump turret around until it is on center, then tighten the bolts.
  4. Glass bead blaster. Myself, I just use the damn...

    Glass bead blaster. Myself, I just use the damn things straight from heat treat.
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    These guys may be able to help. They are Fagor...

    These guys may be able to help. They are Fagor distributors. Been very helpful to me.

    Apollo Machine Tool Services - Apollo Machine Tool Services, Inc.
  6. Finally got the rectifier (that jz79 suggested)...

    Finally got the rectifier (that jz79 suggested) installed and lo and behold, the spindle brake functions!!!
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    That is what I have been tryi9ng to do. Been...

    That is what I have been tryi9ng to do. Been lots of interruptions, pesky customers keep wanting their stuff done. Easy for me to lose track of where I was.

    Not having any idea what some of the...
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    Which I have been doing. Trying to isolate each...

    Which I have been doing. Trying to isolate each circuit as i go. Have about 15 pages so far. It hasn't helped that at some point in the past, the wires in the carriage were replaced and a whole...
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    So, what you are saying is that all the zigzags...

    So, what you are saying is that all the zigzags in the control side of the schemati9cs are the coils in the motor starters?

    As I continue to trace wires down, I get more confused. Most of the...
  10. I will try any place that might have information...

    I will try any place that might have information that is usable to me. Only problem with this is that there is not enough time to peruse the groups and get any work done.

    I try to ignore the all...
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    Play with the trim pots to see if that cleans it...

    Play with the trim pots to see if that cleans it up. Check all connections. A picture of screen would help.
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    Finally figured out what the zigzag symbol is. ...

    Finally figured out what the zigzag symbol is. Heaters/overload integral to the motor starters, one of which is a NC contact well hidden behind the usual heater assembly.

    319920

    Hidden contact...
  13. Did forget to change meter a few times. Also...

    Did forget to change meter a few times. Also meter is flakey at times.

    Brake has about 12 ohms resistance. Manual from manufacturer arrived Friday and verifies that the mystery device is indeed...
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    Came upon a VW van on fire once. Smoky orange...

    Came upon a VW van on fire once. Smoky orange flames until the engine finally lit off. Interesting to watch the white light and smoke.
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    Package showed up yesterday just before 6 pm. ...

    Package showed up yesterday just before 6 pm. Three days from Italy. I can live with that.
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    Just got off the phone with inside salesman at my...

    Just got off the phone with inside salesman at my tool supplier.

    "Crap!! Pen ran out of ink. When I started here, I put empty pens in a coffee cup on my desk. One of girls came by one day and...
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    I think we are talking about the same device. In...

    I think we are talking about the same device. In the USA most people refer to the overloads as "heaters"

    FWIW, in a previous life I was a licensed industrial/commercial electrician. Some of the...
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    The machine is Italian from the mid 70's. I am...

    The machine is Italian from the mid 70's. I am beginning to think that the schematics are not for this machine.

    Very few of the wire numbers on machine match the schematics. 66# and 67# do...
  19. Well, I was gonna offer my 30N(?) Lodge & Shipley...

    Well, I was gonna offer my 30N(?) Lodge & Shipley bed and headstock but it is probably a might too big for your needs.. 24 X 240. And it is just a bed and headstock. The idiots I got it from were...
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    Difficulty in understanding schematic symbol

    Schematic for machine in https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/transformers-phase-converters-and-vfd/senior-moment-cant-rem-eber-what-device-called-389989/

    I can't seem to find a definite...
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    Got an e-mail today that order has finally...

    Got an e-mail today that order has finally shipped. Wonder how good DHL is at losing stuff.
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    [QUOTE=Bill D;3745718] I think his...

    I think his California bit was reference to Southern Pacific as owner of the 4449 loco and siblings that ran up and down the coastal routes. I thought it was actually based in Oregon now.
  23. My 20 foot center to center lathe has one. Not...

    My 20 foot center to center lathe has one. Not real useful. Actually gets in the way of the tailstock crank.
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    Kid from post #9. New hire comes in. Unloads 3...

    Kid from post #9.

    New hire comes in. Unloads 3 Kennedy roll-arounds and 3 or 4 chests. Takes him about a half hour.

    Gets them all located and the shop's grouchy old bastard sidles up to him...
  25. I'll give that a shot. Thanks.

    I'll give that a shot. Thanks.
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