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    I wipe the surface and install it immediately,...

    I wipe the surface and install it immediately, before condensation can form. I've disassembled a couple I put together this way, and observed no rust issues.
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    Instead of heating the chuck, I put the arbor in...

    Instead of heating the chuck, I put the arbor in the freezer.

    Andy
  3. I don't have a photo, but a friend used to live...

    I don't have a photo, but a friend used to live in a big, old house that had been built circa 1900 and was still mostly original. The fuse panel was beautiful... all copper bus bars, ect... and it...
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    The headstock bearing oil cups are special....

    The headstock bearing oil cups are special. Everything else is still available from Gits (I just purchased some). I may still have the order paperwork with the part numbers.

    Andy
  5. Cincinnati touted that their table trunnion on...

    Cincinnati touted that their table trunnion on the universal machines was stout enough not to need a support. Dubious, in my estimation.
  6. Yep, the 8" Junior. I had one until recently....

    Yep, the 8" Junior. I had one until recently. They are light-duty, but well made.

    Andy
  7. All that I've seen used big diesels.

    All that I've seen used big diesels.
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    http://www.wade8a.com/8aimages/early8a.jpg The...

    http://www.wade8a.com/8aimages/early8a.jpg

    The large diameter round belt pulley on the countershaft would be used to drive a grinding spindle.

    Andy
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    Yes. That setup was once quite common on American...

    Yes. That setup was once quite common on American bench and high-precision screw cutting lathes. Wade offered it, along with Rivett, Lorch, Hjorth, Stark, and most of the other makers of such...
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    I believe I have a used set of the correct oil...

    I believe I have a used set of the correct oil cups for the 8A spindle bearings. I think they were a non-catalog item, made special for Wade.

    Andy
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    Those bearings are what the cone pulley runs on...

    Those bearings are what the cone pulley runs on when the bull gear pin is disengaged (ie, for using the back gear).

    The front and rear main bearings are not the same unit. The front is a double...
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    You have to remove the end play adjustment nut...

    You have to remove the end play adjustment nut and the spindle gear, and then press the spindle out of the headstock. It's best left alone, unless you intend to replace the bearings, which are high...
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    Don't knock Pine-Sol until you've tried it. I...

    Don't knock Pine-Sol until you've tried it. I cleaned an entire Logan lathe using it straight and heated. It did a good job and, because it was heated, the parts dried quickly.

    It doesn't make a...
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    I've used Pine Sol for degreasing. It works...

    I've used Pine Sol for degreasing. It works pretty well, especially when heated. As I recall, the primary active ingredient is alcohol.

    Andy
  15. Every sentence here makes me wonder why you're...

    Every sentence here makes me wonder why you're posting in the antique forum.
  16. I think $200 is low, but it depends how quick you...

    I think $200 is low, but it depends how quick you want to sell it, and whether the buyer appreciates old things or just "needs a drill". It looks like a really nice drill.

    Andy
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    Lots of old American lathes have a slightly...

    Lots of old American lathes have a slightly tapered thread on the spindle nose, so that the tooling tightens up as its screwed on. I don't believe that the corresponding back plate threads are...
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    First one I've ever seen, as well. Love it. That...

    First one I've ever seen, as well. Love it. That arm casting is really cool.

    Andy
  19. I have never owned one, but- as I recall- the ram...

    I have never owned one, but- as I recall- the ram is intended to be used in both the shaper and the slotter position.

    Andy
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    Reminds me of this photo that I set up years ago....

    Reminds me of this photo that I set up years ago.

    http://www.wade8a.com/pmimages/buffalosnyder.jpg
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    I have a similar "Simplex" crane by D. Round &...

    I have a similar "Simplex" crane by D. Round & Sons of Cleveland. No weight rating on it, and Round declined to give me one when I called them (no big surprise).

    I used to have a fairly modern...
  22. L&S and Gray are still occupied (though it may...

    L&S and Gray are still occupied (though it may not be the same Gray plant as that which the article shows). Not sure about the others.

    Andy
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    I know what Myfords look like. This doesn't look...

    I know what Myfords look like. This doesn't look like one. Compare, among many other small differences, the size and shape of the bed foot.

    This type of single-foot utility lathe was fairly common...
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    The lathe doesn't look like any Myford I've ever...

    The lathe doesn't look like any Myford I've ever seen. But it does look European/British.

    Andy
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    Some of the Cincinnati drill makers did that...

    Some of the Cincinnati drill makers did that way-type column on some of their machines as well. I don't know what the perceived benefit was.

    Andy
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