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  1. The lathe was at least reasonably priced, and it...

    The lathe was at least reasonably priced, and it was also close to you. Both are important if you are going to have to put time and parts into a machine.
    Regardless of price, a seller should give...
  2. Andrew-t, Here is what I would do when looking...

    Andrew-t,
    Here is what I would do when looking at that lathe:
    I would ask to hear it run, so hopefully it is hooked up to power.
    Find out if it is a 230volt or 440volt 3-phase lathe.
    IF it...
  3. I purchased a 10ee parts-lathe in order to get a...

    I purchased a 10ee parts-lathe in order to get a few knobs and bits for my 'keeper' 10ee.
    The parts-lathe: #14756 4/1942 production, the keeper 10ee 11/1941 production, #11855.


    When I picked...
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    Congratulations !! Now: to add to the nearly...

    Congratulations !!
    Now: to add to the nearly nonexistant knowledge base, how about a handful of photos documenting the work on the drive unit? At least a photo of the entire drive unit before it...
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    There is no reason to have concerns about any...

    There is no reason to have concerns about any piece of machinery being lifted from underneath with a fork lift.
    Just treat the fork lift like you would the inside of a box-truck, or an open...
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    How about a photo of the feed rod, looking down...

    How about a photo of the feed rod, looking down it's length, showing the bend in it?
    A before and after pair of photos would be interesting too.

    DualValve
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    Look at what the forces are on the two posts: ...

    Look at what the forces are on the two posts: The car is between the posts. The weight supported by 3'-4' arms, This means the two posts are trying to be pushed apart at the bottom, yes, the pads...
  8. The walls and ceiling of the box will transmit...

    The walls and ceiling of the box will transmit noise through the walls unless they are too heavy and dense to vibrate and act like a drum membrane.
    The concrete block with cast concrete ceiling...
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    If you mean a 'blue TIP wrench' aka an...

    If you mean a 'blue TIP wrench' aka an oxyacetylene torch, I stay away from those unless the metal part needing to be bent has to have a tight radius, and the effects of heat on the metal are not a...
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    I'm wondering what tool or process you are going...

    I'm wondering what tool or process you are going to use to straighten the rod once you remove it from the apron?

    Depending on the entry/exit passageways in the apron, could you use some either...
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    I might be interested in purchasing the balance...

    I might be interested in purchasing the balance of the machine. I'm local to you in SE Michigan.
    PM sent with email address.

    DV
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    What about our transportation of goods? The...

    What about our transportation of goods? The railroad system is in such poor condition, and in need of a lot of investment and expansion. and expanding means buying land. And that is unlikely to...
  13. 254677254676An update on my pursuit of getting my...

    254677254676An update on my pursuit of getting my HC running and operational:
    Last week, I picked up what I thought was a very poor condition Hardinge lathe for 'Parts'. I intended to use the...
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    Why not put 'Farm' plates on it? Don't a lot of...

    Why not put 'Farm' plates on it? Don't a lot of farms have their own shop with machines for repairing their farm machines ? Mine sure does. A farm cannot send every tractor, combine, baler, etc off...
  15. Hi Bill, it's the same. 8220. I found the serial...

    Hi Bill, it's the same. 8220. I found the serial number today: HC497 B Do you know if the 'B' signifies anything? Any idea what year that serial number would have been manufactured ?
    As I'm...
  16. I traced the wiring through the cabinet, and...

    I traced the wiring through the cabinet, and finally located the power to the carriage power box.
    I found a pinched wire, right through the insulation for one wire to the carriage drive motor. ...
  17. Hello Bill, your troubleshooting thread is one...

    Hello Bill, your troubleshooting thread is one that found and read through several times.
    The image of an original schematic sheet in your thread is one that I just cannot read. I'd really like...
  18. Thank you Paul, my email is on the way ! ...

    Thank you Paul, my email is on the way !

    DualValve
  19. Does anyone have a good, clear, high-pixel image of the HC wiring diagram?

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    I purchased a Hardinge HC 'Chucker' last week, it did not have any manuals, or wiring schematics.
    I searched this site, as well as a Google search for 'Hardinge HC wiring' I found...
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    I'll agree with Rob F. I've stick welded for...

    I'll agree with Rob F. I've stick welded for over 50 years. For most steel welding, which is all you will be doing with a MIG, a stick is much easier to learn and make a reasonable weld with,...
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    Hello Kiwi, If you could send me a .pdf copy of...

    Hello Kiwi, If you could send me a .pdf copy of the LH manual I would greatly appreciate it.

    It look like the search on the site brings up this thread, and your offer first or near the first...
  22. What I would really like is to find some kind of...

    What I would really like is to find some kind of penetrant that will work on the corrosion that occurs between a steel/iron front wheel bearing carrier and the aluminum 'spindle' on a front-wheel...
  23. Being a 'gear-head' and working on old cars all...

    Being a 'gear-head' and working on old cars all the time, I have tried just about everything.

    That said, I use the Acetone/ATF mix. The acetone does 'drag along' some of the ATF into the rusted...
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    jlkunka: Congratulations on picking up this...

    jlkunka: Congratulations on picking up this lathe! Nice to see it rescued.
    Regarding your removal of those sleeve-spacers:
    I've had a lot of luck with using heat on sleeves or spacers like you...
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    In my world/life, often 'get it running again!'...

    In my world/life, often 'get it running again!' is the necessary motto.
    I have welded on many gears, building up the teeth where abuse had ground them down.
    I'd sometimes make a special-shaped...
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