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  1. Fast and Noisy? Sounds like my prom date!...

    Fast and Noisy? Sounds like my prom date! :Ithankyou:
  2. Single Tumbler Gear Boxes....Noisy Little Buggers Aren't They?

    I've been getting familiar with my machine since finishing the re-fresh and the noisiest part of the machine is the QCGB. I found that it's the loudest when the arm is closest to the left end. Must...
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    I can pull it out adn if i fiddle with it i can...

    I can pull it out adn if i fiddle with it i can hear the plates rattling around when I tug on it. Does the big nut get tightened up against the apron body or the star handle?

    EDIT: Nevermind it...
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    I am hoping that is it. The big nut just turns...

    I am hoping that is it. The big nut just turns freely too! I cant seem to get it to do anything! I think I need to refer to the parts manual. Good to know the reverse thread nut s/b tight too! Thanks
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    Power Feed Clutch Adjustment

    I seem to be without operational power feed on my 16". I am not sure how to troubleshoot it. The star knob spins when not engaged and I can engage the selector and tighten the star knob to the point...
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    That is really nice so the price will be bumped...

    That is really nice so the price will be bumped up a lot higher by the time the auction ends. Still there are deals out there. I grabbed a 12" polish made one by a company called VIS that reads .0005...
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    They look nice and light compared to the two...

    They look nice and light compared to the two monsters that came with my lathe. The four jaw is stupid heavy and the back plate is welded on it's such a beast maybe 75 lbs? The three jaw is more...
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    Thanks for the tips guys. I did the vacuum and...

    Thanks for the tips guys. I did the vacuum and that was pretty good. I am not concerned anymore about the felt but will consider the peroxide and sun dry out too. Thanks again!
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    I am temperature and humidity controlled where I...

    I am temperature and humidity controlled where I am now but the previous 15 years wasn't! The felt looks good I was once a layout man so no real dirty stuff or oily items in there. Looks good for...
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    Machinist Chest Felt is Moldy

    I just pulled my old Kennedy chest out and see that there is some light colored mold in some of the drawers. I want to start using this box again and was wondering if any of you guys have any wisdom...
  11. I think you are right but that brass tube can be...

    I think you are right but that brass tube can be bent to whatever position you like. It's pretty soft or at least mine was.
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    Those look really great!

    Those look really great!
  13. I was thinking about some smart way to label...

    I was thinking about some smart way to label where to park the handle so I can remember to oil it. Maybe a cool looking plug that sticks out of the fill hole?
  14. That hex head looks wrong in there! Are there no...

    That hex head looks wrong in there! Are there no other lubricant choices that would work in this application?
  15. Woo Hoo!!!! She's alive! I dont have enough oil...

    Woo Hoo!!!! She's alive! I dont have enough oil on hand to fill the motor resevoir all the way but I just did a quick test to see if i wired her correctly and BAMMO! fired right up, reverse is good...
  16. It was really loud the first 5 minutes I ran it...

    It was really loud the first 5 minutes I ran it but then I could tell it was quieter the second 10 and even more so with a couple more ten minute runs so it's ok now. I would entertain a insulated...
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    Hmmm, when I went through my 16" apron I found a...

    Hmmm, when I went through my 16" apron I found a mysterious hunk of metal down in the muck. Related?

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    I looked really hard for where it came from and had my apron completely...
  18. The idler motor is too noisy to forget! but it...

    The idler motor is too noisy to forget! but it does seem to get quieter with each use. I have turned it on a few times now just because. I am impressed with the American Rotary box. It is big enough...
  19. Got the RPC wired up and running! The idler motor...

    Got the RPC wired up and running! The idler motor is a little louder than I would prefer. When it first came to life it was annoying but I have turned it on a few times and seems to be quieting down...
  20. Little more wiring going on. The headstock end of...

    Little more wiring going on. The headstock end of things is going to different since I took out the old Westinghouse De-ion circuit breaker and installed a new three pole breaker inside the RPC black...
  21. Thanks to TGS i got a litle further today. I...

    Thanks to TGS i got a litle further today. I finished off a big chunck of that RPC wiring and the motor and recepticle is closed up. Only thign left is the ground wires to the box screws.

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  22. Oh thanks a bunch for the feedback and advice....

    Oh thanks a bunch for the feedback and advice. I'll correct those exposed leads! I like those box screws. There are two in the RPC black box. If it's permissible to twist a pair of ground wires and...
  23. I am getting choked down on the stuf I don't have...

    I am getting choked down on the stuf I don't have experience with like this wiring! The ground stud in the box is staring at me and I am not sure if I need to wire it or how. If it's needed I think I...
  24. Yeah so that's where I am getting a little...

    Yeah so that's where I am getting a little confused because the previous place it was set up is my first diagram and its all the original stuff from when it was used at the Navy. So that means no...
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    Saw this today, May have already been covered ...

    Saw this today, May have already been covered

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