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  1. I know what to do with it.... Drive it on over to...

    I know what to do with it.... Drive it on over to my place, and I'll give her some lovin.
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    pretty cool stuff there. Would like to see how it...

    pretty cool stuff there. Would like to see how it turns out. Mine is a 43' as well. Don
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    You've probably already done it, but have you...

    You've probably already done it, but have you rocked the spindle while trying to shift it.
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    Hey Chris, If you have a schematic of what...

    Hey Chris,

    If you have a schematic of what you want then have your local laser cut shop build it up with whatever software they use. Then just advertise it around and see if you get any bites. I...
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    I wasn't gonna touch this, because the real...

    I wasn't gonna touch this, because the real answer is what the market will bear today. If you ask those A-holes from American pickers tv show, they'd overvalue it and offer you a 100 G's and destroy...
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    What is your max spindle seed? 2500 or 4000 Rev...

    What is your max spindle seed? 2500 or 4000 Rev min? You have a 1:1 direct drive through the gear box and any spindle reduction/multiplication from motor to spindle is handled by the difference in...
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    That is pretty darn cool. Came out looking great....

    That is pretty darn cool. Came out looking great. Also like your model A. Don
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    Hey Pecos, Those hobbyists that stand by the old...

    Hey Pecos, Those hobbyists that stand by the old DC set up need to get out of their 40's mindsets. Seriously. A cheap VFD with a 7.5 to 10 HP rating will set you back 250 to 300 bucks. They convert...
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    Gawd, these guys tired me out. I got one sitting...

    Gawd, these guys tired me out. I got one sitting here in the garage that you can have if you wanna drive down and get it. But if you need a lathe to use, not to screw around with every other...
  10. I'll tell you what its worth...Its worth holding...

    I'll tell you what its worth...Its worth holding onto! Don
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    Ya, Ide have to agree with phil here. You got a...

    Ya, Ide have to agree with phil here. You got a big burly machine for hogging off material. If You do 99% of your work in the first 12" and precision is what you need, maybe you should look for a...
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    I've moved mine 5 times. Once forklifted onto...

    I've moved mine 5 times. Once forklifted onto tail end of a tractor trailer with 4x4's just loose underneath and strapped down. 1700 miles. No issues.
    The second time it was forklifted into the...
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    Sounds like you're having a lot of fun there... ...

    Sounds like you're having a lot of fun there... Don
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    Feedrate change on the fly

    The knob marked A-B-C to the far left of the knob you have circled in red allows for a quick jump in feed / speed without shutting down. Don't do it under cut. It actually shifts easier while powered...
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    If it serves your needs, then that's what you...

    If it serves your needs, then that's what you should get. I still use a 12" Atlas ""arghh,,,, boo,,, I'm the bad man here for even saying that" But hay, the K13 is a heavy duty beast no mater how...
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    Let me know where this goes. I get a good bit of...

    Let me know where this goes. I get a good bit of way oil coming out the back side of my apron when I use it then let it sit. I think its probably from the lead screw, thread follower gears etc.....
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    Sacreligious , I wouldn't worry about that. Its...

    Sacreligious , I wouldn't worry about that. Its not like your trying to restore a One of only Two built Dusenberg or something. This is supposed to be PRACTICAL machinist, so do the practical thing. ...
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    Seen it done. Just measure center to center on...

    Seen it done. Just measure center to center on the pulleys. get pulley dia's and use an online calculator to find belt length. Go to auto store and get a serpentine belt that length and run it flat...
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    My sight glasses must have been on there since...

    My sight glasses must have been on there since 43' as well. Always read full.. ha hah... I removed them the same way I've done it for 40 + year of doing this. Get a brass punch and round the end to...
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    Nice, Mine is also a 43', but the paint was way...

    Nice, Mine is also a 43', but the paint was way worse so I redid it in battleship grey... its what I had on hand. Nice catch.
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    Had the same crack in same place... Broke the SOB...

    Had the same crack in same place... Broke the SOB and had to drill and uncoil threads to get it out.
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    312060I used a 7.5 hp 3 phase motor...

    312060I used a 7.5 hp 3 phase motor (Century/Gould) mounted inside the striped out Reliance case. Chopped the reliance motor shaft off as its the input for the gearbox and mounted a lovejoy coupling...
  23. I'm with the others. Once you clean it up and...

    I'm with the others. Once you clean it up and start putting her through the paces, you may be surprised just how well she turns. These old Monarchs are real troopers and even when they're not looking...
  24. Buy a 10 HP Huanyang VFD and pre set your low and...

    Buy a 10 HP Huanyang VFD and pre set your low and high settings to 60HZ. Wire a 30 Amp extension to it and carry along a few different 50 amp male plug ends. Everyone has a 200V dryer outlet in their...
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    Congratulations... great starting point. After a...

    Congratulations... great starting point. After a long hot grueling Florida summer, I'm finally in the last stages of my 43' repower and clean up. The reward of taking a piece of 3" stressproof and...
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