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    Having a narrow bench along the wall facing the...

    Having a narrow bench along the wall facing the lathe and operators side of the Deckel would be nice....
    Place to put your tools,tooling, drawings and instruments while running the machines....
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    Keep us in the loop on this..curious as to what...

    Keep us in the loop on this..curious as to what you discover.
    Cheers Ross
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    Been 4 months since this original post....did you...

    Been 4 months since this original post....did you get the scale back from being serviced?
    Did you try the test i describe above where you move the slide past the stop point using the hand wheels,...
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    Don't think the engineer is correct! All the...

    Don't think the engineer is correct!
    All the FP-NC's use limit switches on cams to set the rapid feed ramp down, the limit of the slide and the over travel.
    There are three cams and three switches...
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    Some general info: Don't have the answer as to...

    Some general info:
    Don't have the answer as to what the source of the error is.
    But i will tell you that think other problems might provoke such a message....Being this is a new to you machine...
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    Need to make a bit of tooling to use my method,...

    Need to make a bit of tooling to use my method, but its stuff that will be used for other work.

    Need a 60*center for the mill:
    What i do is take a 1/2" piece of drill rod, perhaps 2" overall...
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    Indeed...nice to find a machine complete with...

    Indeed...nice to find a machine complete with lots of accessories.....
    Shame that the original owner did not value his collection enough to keep it rust free....

    Cheers Ross
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    I did not thread mill the threads for several...

    I did not thread mill the threads for several reasons....
    First and primary is i did not have the head room.....Length of the engine on the table was almost at the full "Z" travel....no room to...
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    Don't recall either my FP2 (first gen) or my FP3...

    Don't recall either my FP2 (first gen) or my FP3 having that sheet metal part...but perhaps i just forgot....Maybe this is an extended reach head thing.....
    Cheers Ross
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    J: After boring to the STI (Heli-Coil) tap drill...

    J:
    After boring to the STI (Heli-Coil) tap drill size , i cut a small chamfer at the start of the bore using a standard 82* countersink.
    Did this to aide is starting the tap.

    Starting the tap...
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    Bruce: The engine was hoisted to the table using...

    Bruce:
    The engine was hoisted to the table using a hydraulic shop crane. If you look closely you might see the slings still in place on the end of the engine, but the crane is disconnected once the...
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    Darn, no wonder those parts did not...

    Darn, no wonder those parts did not fit..........................
    Cheers Ross
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    Think the reality is that adjusting the end float...

    Think the reality is that adjusting the end float using those locking nuts tightening against each other it would be almost impossible to get .001mm of clearance...even if you could reliably measure...
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    Domen: My guess is that the post is entering...

    Domen:

    My guess is that the post is entering "D" values because perhaps that post might really be for a Dialog3 control....Software authors , even relatively literate machine guys don't know squat...
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    FP4NC Flip Emergency IC engine repairs

    Some light entertainment here....
    Big scramble this week.
    Have an Alfa Romeo 6-C 2500 engine that is nearing completion that needed some TLC.
    This is an engine that Alfa made is some numbers...
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    Rich: To tell the truth i can't answer that. I...

    Rich:
    To tell the truth i can't answer that. I insert the G64 in most code that is CAM generated. But i never have confirmed that it is making a difference when running without diameter cutter comp...
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    As a point of interest here are the vertical and...

    As a point of interest here are the vertical and horizontal posts for my Surfcam.
    These are in effect definitions that the poet uses to output code that works....
    Somewhere in your CAM there is a...
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    Thanks for the clarification! Some notes: The...

    Thanks for the clarification!
    Some notes:
    The CAM program i use is SurfCam. My program is a number of years old (not the most current.
    I was a registered user for years on maintenance and...
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    On reassembly, you should "run in" the spindle....

    On reassembly, you should "run in" the spindle.
    Start at the slowest speed, run for 10-15 minutes..
    Increase the speed and run another 10-15.
    Take the speed up several steps at a time till you get...
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    Everything spotless on reassembly!!!!!!! This is...

    Everything spotless on reassembly!!!!!!!
    This is work better done on your kitchen table rather than out in the shop.....
    Still air , no breeze blowing about.
    Spindle should run smooth immediately...
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    Looked at your posted code...Some confusion on my...

    Looked at your posted code...Some confusion on my part....
    Stuff there i do not understand
    First off the program number should not have "P" within it.....
    Forget all the uses of "D" within the...
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    Sticky: If you have any parts manual, even if its for a...

    If you have any parts manual, even if its for a later version...
    Sometimes you can scan the page where the part appears and circle the needed part include your machine's serial number and send the...
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    Think making em shiny is nice...Love to have...

    Think making em shiny is nice...Love to have everything i own all nice and painted up...
    Like the finished results, just really hate doing it......Sanding,filling,priming...ish....just tedious for...
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    Not as elegant, but there are "add-On" air...

    Not as elegant, but there are "add-On" air spindles that can be mounted in a conventional milling boring head that will
    allow jig grinding on a mill.....For occasional use these work , bit more...
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    Sure: All reports of "features " on a specific...

    Sure:
    All reports of "features " on a specific year or generation of Deckel should always be taken with a grain of salt so to speak.....Deckel seemingly made lots of variants to the "norm" ...seems...
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