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  1. You need to determine the internal wiring of the...

    You need to determine the internal wiring of the motor. Disconnect all the motor leads and check them with an ohm meter per the above diagrams. Note that a delta connected motor will always have 3...
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    How about TrimSol for lube?

    How about TrimSol for lube?
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    Yup! and there are those that use 30wt engine...

    Yup! and there are those that use 30wt engine oil for way lube. Just remembered- its time to change the oil in the compressor!
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    Best to use an oil with rust and oxidation...

    Best to use an oil with rust and oxidation inhibitors (R&O) added. Remember ISO viscosity grades are not the same as SAE engine oil viscosity grades. Many turbine oils have R&O additives. 30wt...
  5. Yea, 766 is certainly overkill for aluminum. ...

    Yea, 766 is certainly overkill for aluminum. Call your local Mobil jobber and ask them what they have available in 5 gal pails or ask them who buys 424 in 55 gal drums locally.
  6. Pull your draw tube and clean all the gunk off of...

    Pull your draw tube and clean all the gunk off of the tube. Pull the chuck as well and clean it. They get crapped up with old coolant and dirt and become harder ahd harder to move. Probably won't...
  7. Durabar is not even close to #40 cast iron.

    Durabar is not even close to #40 cast iron.
  8. An SL5 is a big capacity machine- much more...

    An SL5 is a big capacity machine- much more valuable that an SL2- or SL3 even with a 6T control. LPS the ways and bare metal and keep it dry. If you have a rodent problem put mothballs in the...
  9. It's all gone now. Local scrap yard pulled so...

    It's all gone now. Local scrap yard pulled so much scrap out of there that they leased land from the city of Vallejo and opened a 2nd yard there. My 16" DoAll saw came out of there. High school...
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    Yes, circular pitch gears do exist. Its an old...

    Yes, circular pitch gears do exist. Its an old standard carried over from worm and worm wheel practice. Finding circular pitch gears on line will probably be difficult, but any gear shop should be...
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    Only thing I found Fastenal good for was their...

    Only thing I found Fastenal good for was their shipping service. Of course the down side to that is ya gotta deal with the local idiot.
  12. You guys forgot to add Fastenal- right up there...

    You guys forgot to add Fastenal- right up there with Grainger as far as pricing, but I think they look to hire the dumbest of the dumb. Just feeding off the big corporation and government needs and...
  13. The older/larger ones are cast iron. The newer...

    The older/larger ones are cast iron. The newer and smaller ones are mild steel. I have some steel ones that are at least 1½" diameter. Not sure it matters what you make them out of. There are a...
  14. Not KNUX. Never seen that one before- might be a...

    Not KNUX. Never seen that one before- might be a special.
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    Most electronic sheet metal houses and many...

    Most electronic sheet metal houses and many machine shops use powder coaters and wet paint vendors, as well as plating shops to do their 2nd ops like this.
  16. LostFab- everything you are doing is ok. You are...

    LostFab- everything you are doing is ok. You are setting your geom offsets in Z @ .5 from the chuck face. When you call the tool T0101 your position display is Z.5. With your tool 1 offset active...
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    Hey-what ever works for ya! Any reason not to...

    Hey-what ever works for ya! Any reason not to just pick it from under the bed with 1 lift? Too heavy?
  18. A lot of rust issues on stainless can be...

    A lot of rust issues on stainless can be attributed to surface contamination from using grinders that have also been used on regular steel. Rust comes from free iron on the surface. As stated...
  19. The brass magnet clamp screws on a Model T Ford...

    The brass magnet clamp screws on a Model T Ford flywheel magneto assembly are #14-24 thread.
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    We have made literally hundreds of different nut...

    We have made literally hundreds of different nut arbors for gear cutting. If the face of the nut is not square with the thread, its surprisingly easy to actually bow the arbor itself, making any...
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    When you think you have the bearings back in...

    When you think you have the bearings back in useable shape, I would certainly plan on bluing up the ring and pinion and checking the tooth contact pattern before you put it back under power. Best of...
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    Wow- 1st one of those I've run across- same head...

    Wow- 1st one of those I've run across- same head and cutter setup as a blockmaster or headmaster, except motion is linear rather than an arc. Regardless, All these out of the factory used a drive...
  23. We have two Mori lathes with 3T controls and when...

    We have two Mori lathes with 3T controls and when that error light is on it indicates the lube pump is low on oil. You can run them in manual mode, home them, index the turret but they won't run in...
  24. THAT WAS a SMOKIN DEAL!

    THAT WAS a SMOKIN DEAL!
  25. Contact me via PM and I'll point you in the right...

    Contact me via PM and I'll point you in the right direction. Dan
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