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    Right, John Buscher 271979

    Right,
    John Buscher

    271979
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    Tacchella 6AP Cyl Grinder

    Any body have experience with these machines? Seems like very few in USA. I have the owner's manual, electrical diagrams, and a really fancy advert. brochure. Does anybody have a parts - service...
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    Article in Buffalo News today about relics from...

    Article in Buffalo News today about relics from Republic Steel site have been dug up.

    Crews unearth remnants of RiverBend’s past at SolarCity site - City & Region - The Buffalo News

    No...
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    Wow! I didn't think it was THAT good! Sorry...

    Wow! I didn't think it was THAT good!

    Sorry - I got mine for free about 25 yr. ago.

    John
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    See if you can find; "Design And Use of...

    See if you can find;

    "Design And Use of Cutting Tools" Leo St. Clair Great old book - should be cheap somewhere.

    John
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    I would like to hear from anybody who has...

    I would like to hear from anybody who has actually done electrical repairs to make one of these machines work. Has anybody written a "how to fixit"? Was there ever any service or repair literature...
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    It is a Lima drive and they were briefly supplied...

    It is a Lima drive and they were briefly supplied on new machines by Bridgeport when production of the variable speed drives was delayed during early 1965.
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    Charmilles D10 servo coil current

    We are bringing a D10 back to life and all seems OK except I cannot get the head to move down.

    Measuring the current in the servo coil it is a max. of about 30 mA. This seems very low for a 6 ohm...
  9. During 1980 I was working for a shop that had...

    During 1980 I was working for a shop that had used W&S machines since their founding. It was recognized that the time had come for the CNC technology to be added to the mix of W&S turret lathes, bar...
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    Worthington Buffalo

    Today at lunch I took a look at the remains of Worthington Buffalo where I started my first engineering job in 1963.

    Does anyone have pictures or stories from this plant? There is almost nothing...
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    Gordon, To answer your question, I live in...

    Gordon,
    To answer your question, I live in western New York where despite the nearby Niagara Power Project most of our electricity comes from two coal fired steam plants in Tonawanda and Somerset. ...
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    M head bore

    I had an M on my first mill. I used a 1.5" Criterion which had a thread on shank. I made a 1/2" shank for it and used it for several years until the mill was replaced by a Bridgeport.

    When I got...
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    Coal fired automobiles

    For what is is worth;
    1. Electric cars have their place - make sense for short trip commute, etc., no good for typical use. Keep in mind that for the foreseeable future electricity for battery...
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    WCR Lathe Co.?

    For 40 years I have been using a similar lathe - same carriage, 3-speed change, gear cover and faceplate. Big difference, mine is a cone drive, converted to twin V belt.

    There are no nameplates on...
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    Welding cast iron

    Assuming the parts can be preheated to about red heat the best way to fix cast iron is with a torch and high silicon cast iron rod. The repair is essentially the same material as the part and can be...
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    Hamilton Incline Railway

    Thank you Jim.

    My mother and her family lived near the bottom of the incline. The price prevented any regular use except on very special occasions.

    I also enjoyed the article about making...
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    "Inclined Railway" Hamilton Ont.

    Does anyone know about the incline railway in Hamilton Ont. about 1910-1932?
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    I wish I still had mine. A Bridgeport is a feeble...

    I wish I still had mine. A Bridgeport is a feeble replacement for B&S 2A with a (Bridgeport head).

    When I bought mine in 1970 it was supposed to be "1938" vintage. B&S parts people were very...
  19. The oil pressure in a babbit bearing has nothing...

    The oil pressure in a babbit bearing has nothing to do with the supply pressure required to feed oil into the bearing. As an example oil pressure in an automotive engine is perhaps 75 psi but the...
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    Wish I still had my B&S 1. With a Bridgeport M...

    Wish I still had my B&S 1. With a Bridgeport M head it was much more versatile than the J head machine that replaced it.

    Unless you want to make spiral parts like helical gears the universal...
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    Although they are discontinued Versa sells the...

    Although they are discontinued Versa sells the rebuild kits for these valves. I had leakage problems with the brake valve - cost $23.00 for the kit.
    Try your local Versa distributor.

    If mine...
  22. Does it make the same noise when a tool holder is...

    Does it make the same noise when a tool holder is in the spindle. On mine there is a serious rattle if the draw bar is not restrained by the thread on the holder.

    John
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    Cheapo import vises

    My first Kurt copy was A-OK with hardened ways, all square, smooth operation. I have been using it every day for 10 yr, no problem.

    2nd unit, looked the same, same price, total dud, sent it back....
  24. I think your bearings are too far gone to work,...

    I think your bearings are too far gone to work, you will need to find some way to replace them.

    I thought perhaps you were being too cautious - some pits etc. are OK since they can appear...
  25. I would suggest you consider carefully cleaning...

    I would suggest you consider carefully cleaning the bearings in solvent, gently blow then dry, lightly oil and reassemble.

    If the clean and oiled bearings run smoothly when turned by hand then try...
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