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    It IS a crazy price for that machine, it IS...

    It IS a crazy price for that machine, it IS however a regular 10EE with a drive conversion. The tach is removed but there is a gear box and all the other features of a 10EE without ELSR.

    Steve
  2. After seeing Cal's reference to the other thread...

    After seeing Cal's reference to the other thread I though a heads up is in order.

    The drive shown in the other DGSC lathes is very different than the drive in my lathe. My lathe was bought by...
  3. There are trim pots in the smaller drive, that is...

    There are trim pots in the smaller drive, that is the field drive. The pot adjusted was the voltage for field. If the machine has the arm voltage, arm amps and, field voltage instruments the...
  4. The Fincor drives were used by several US...

    The Fincor drives were used by several US government agencies and large industrial concerns. The drive in my lathe was not adjusted when I bought it, after setting the field my lathe tops out at...
  5. The Fincor drives I have and the ones I have seen...

    The Fincor drives I have and the ones I have seen are 240 volt single phase. The only thing on that machine that could be 480/3 is the coolant pump. My lathe DID have the coolant pump...
  6. In a city like Portland a small rental forklift...

    In a city like Portland a small rental forklift would be a couple hundred bucks delivered? The destination? If you rent a forklift put everything on pallets, it will make your move much...
  7. The first mill I bought, a 36" table J-head...

    The first mill I bought, a 36" table J-head B-port was baby or powder blue. Hughes had several shops in the area, I bought it from a guy that knew little about the machine, less about machines in...
  8. Conestoga or "covered wagon" is a term for a flat...

    Conestoga or "covered wagon" is a term for a flat bed trailer with a rolling tarp system. They are not van trailers.

    Steve
  9. The covered wagon should not be any more costly,...

    The covered wagon should not be any more costly, maybe cheaper, no tarping.

    Steve
  10. Nice lathe Old Car, I am kinda perplexed, I...

    Nice lathe Old Car,

    I am kinda perplexed, I thought the machines with the red emblem were solid state drives? The ones that were 3 phase only with regen braking.

    Steve
  11. The chart and the gear noted on this chart are...

    The chart and the gear noted on this chart are the REVERSE gear, not the gears supplied with either the metric transposition set or a standard I/M gear box. The reverse gear is the gear that...
  12. Extra fine thread pitch, imagine threading a part...

    Extra fine thread pitch, imagine threading a part with 228 TPI Most likely, more common metric pitches not available with standard gearing.

    Steve
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    The big knob to the left of the half nut lever on...

    The big knob to the left of the half nut lever on the apron has to be in the middle position.

    Steve
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    The feed selector has to be in the null/neutral...

    The feed selector has to be in the null/neutral position to engage the half nuts.

    Steve
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    Howard Hughes was notorious for dressing in work...

    Howard Hughes was notorious for dressing in work clothes and driving plain black Chevy's. Before he went paranoid he was quite the guy.

    Steve
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    That is a beaut Mac, you do some big projects,...

    That is a beaut Mac,

    you do some big projects, 115' span is huge.

    Steve
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    I seem to recall that the Glomar MAY have picked...

    I seem to recall that the Glomar MAY have picked a lost piece of ordnance out of the ocean.

    There were several folks I know or knew that worked at HAC. Mr Hughes had several retreats for staff...
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    John, I don't know where the 62.00 a month...

    John,

    I don't know where the 62.00 a month figure came from, the minimum wage in Mexico is 6.36 US a day, that is about double your quoted figure. Still a pittance but, Bangladesh is about...
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    The lower speed pre-select dial is also a wiz...

    The lower speed pre-select dial is also a wiz wheel for surface feet per minute. Set the outer dial to the surface speed and rotate the big knob to the diameter you are turning.

    The feed and...
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    Party like it's 1999 dude! Waiting on sub...

    Party like it's 1999 dude!

    Waiting on sub dollar a gallon diesel to tank up and set the Peterbilt free to forage for deals of the century. I bought a boat load of machinery and equipment in the...
  21. Sorry for all your grief, hope you get some...

    Sorry for all your grief, hope you get some solace out of the resurrection.

    By the way another Delco/Delphi alumni here my 1976 10EE came from Delco/Delphi Kokomo.

    Steve
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    Kinda thread jack, I have an Acu-rite II...

    Kinda thread jack,

    I have an Acu-rite II display that powers up and reads for a few minutes then goes dark and comes back on zeroed out. Are there any "common failure modes" that would cause...
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    Funny, I would have thought you an anti-vacer...

    Funny,

    I would have thought you an anti-vacer by your blind optimism. The idea that a silver bullet is going to appear and everything will be back to the way it was( not normal just as...
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    Regular cops don't know or care about DOT regs. ...

    Regular cops don't know or care about DOT regs. You are correct that moving your own stuff is OK the way you do it however, if you look at the licensing for your truck and trailer yon need a class...
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    The blue pads are about 1/4" thick and absorb...

    The blue pads are about 1/4" thick and absorb both oils and water, there are 150 in a box. Kendall Durasorb, about 52.00 a box on-line
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