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    No need to dismantle the machine to clear our the...

    No need to dismantle the machine to clear our the grease - just pump oil through the zerks until it runs out relatively clean. Search the site for 'zerk' for lots of useful info on this, including...
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    If your machine has a rack cut into the ram, you...

    If your machine has a rack cut into the ram, you need to remove the drive pinion before the ram will come out. See here: http://www.lathes.co.uk/bridgeport/page22.html
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    The WCFB was named for the founder of the...

    The WCFB was named for the founder of the company, Will Carter - it stands for "Will Carter Four Barrel."
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    This isn't a parts list, but it may help: ...

    This isn't a parts list, but it may help: http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r257/bridgeport_pics/Bridgeport_Rotary_Table.gif

    click the image for a much larger version
  5. Thread: M-Head Add-On?

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    I've never seen a mount like that before either,...

    I've never seen a mount like that before either, not even in the old manuals or attachment catalogs. I'd guess it was there to mount another head or a small boom/crane for lifting heavy work, vises...
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    I think the leadscrew is different (longer) for...

    I think the leadscrew is different (longer) for that power feed. Here's a parts list and drawing that may help:
    http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r257/bridgeport_pics/old_BP_power_feed.jpg

    Save...
  7. There's tons to see in DC. Ford's Theater, the...

    There's tons to see in DC. Ford's Theater, the National Archives, about a zillion monuments including the Vietnam memorial (a very somber experience), Holocaust Museum (ditto), tours of the Bureau of...
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    I think the J-head is covered in that roundram...

    I think the J-head is covered in that roundram manual. If not, just grab one of the other manuals to cover the head.
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    Here's another site with Bridgeport manuals...

    Here's another site with Bridgeport manuals (doesn't require an account):
    MetalIllness
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    There are a lot of manuals available (free) ...

    There are a lot of manuals available (free) here. This probably covers most of what's on the CD, I'd ask the guy which manuals, etc., it covers.
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    I don't think the round ram and v ram turrets...

    I don't think the round ram and v ram turrets swap, IIRC Bridgeport made a special turret to convert round ram machines to v ram. The round ram machines have the turret bolts in the base, where the v...
  12. Thread: Gantry cranes

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    Another option is a tree removal company. A...

    Another option is a tree removal company. A couple of years ago I saw seaplane that had a bad landing on a lake (nobody hurt), and it "capsized". They called the local tree guys, who had a pretty big...
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    Another option is a tree removal company. A...

    Another option is a tree removal company. A couple of years ago I saw seaplane that had a bad landing on a lake (nobody hurt), and it "capsized". They called the local tree guys, who had a pretty big...
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    Another option is a tree removal company. A...

    Another option is a tree removal company. A couple of years ago I saw seaplane that had a bad landing on a lake (nobody hurt), and it "capsized". They called the local tree guys, who had a pretty big...
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    Here's a free HD cleaner that I use on all my...

    Here's a free HD cleaner that I use on all my machines (I always run it before a virus scan or defrag) http://majorgeeks.com/CCleaner_Slim_No_Yahoo_Toolbar_English_d4191.html
    I'd also suggest...
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    From the Bridgeport Attachments catalog...

    From the Bridgeport Attachments catalog (available in pdf format here )
    High speed M heads did exist, it may be worth tracking one down.
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    Not sure about IE, but in other browsers you can...

    Not sure about IE, but in other browsers you can change the font size on the fly. In Netscape and Firefox you hit "<ctl> +" and all the text gets bigger. Quite helpful for some sites.
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    Maybe a hub puller? (not sure if it'd fit those...

    Maybe a hub puller? (not sure if it'd fit those wheels)
  19. It's called "scambaiting", here are a couple of...

    It's called "scambaiting", here are a couple of sites with suggestions and results:

    http://www.419eater.com/html/baiting.htm
    http://four1nine.com/
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    I think it comes down to the deals available in...

    I think it comes down to the deals available in your area. I recently saw 2 BP's on craigslist for $600 and $750 respectively. It isn't too hard to find a useable BP in that general price range...
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    In a series on Showtime, recycling was shown to...

    In a series on Showtime, recycling was shown to be ineffective with the exception of recycling aluminum. See here.
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    I've found those half-moon style nibblers to be...

    I've found those half-moon style nibblers to be useless. I use an IR air saw like this for most of my sheet metal cutting. Works great! smile.gif
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    Will a dome work? (they're oval)
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    A (free) uptime monitor service might help,...

    A (free) uptime monitor service might help, particularly if your cell phone can receive email. I don't have a lot of experience with them in general (I used to set up my own monitoring), but here's...
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    You do indeed have to watch the part numbers,...

    You do indeed have to watch the part numbers, particularly for any power tools sold cheap through the big box stores - I've heard those versions are made specifically to meet a price point, and...
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