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    Is it thick like toothpaste? The General Motors...

    Is it thick like toothpaste? The General Motors stuff I use is.
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    That is a lot more compound than I ever use on...

    That is a lot more compound than I ever use on differentials. Use a toothbrush and remove most of what you have on there. Leave just a skim. If you can use one hand to turn the input and the other...
  3. I had a tow truck (roll off deck) transport my...

    I had a tow truck (roll off deck) transport my abene and he almost flipped it over trying to pull the mill up the ramp during the transition from ground to ramp. He was using the winch with a sling...
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    I'd recommend you go to a GM dealer (or...

    I'd recommend you go to a GM dealer (or equivalent source) and buy a tube of proper gear marking compound. It is really suited to the job and just a few dollars.
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    I think he is right on that cover comment. I...

    I think he is right on that cover comment. I forgot about that. This should save you a bunch of time.
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    From my research people size RPC one size larger...

    From my research people size RPC one size larger than the connected motor so a 7.5hp might work but a 10hp works for sure. 5HP might not start it, I haven't tried it. For single phase amps you need...
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    I can't remember for sure. Spindle yes but the...

    I can't remember for sure. Spindle yes but the other two it may be possible in situ.
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    I had scratches like that in mine and I filled...

    I had scratches like that in mine and I filled them with epoxy jb-weld and it is holding oil (with new o-rings).
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    Where terminal box is listed twice in the thread...

    Where terminal box is listed twice in the thread above it refers to the box that is part of the motor, where you do the actual change from Wye to Delta. What people without an Abene might not realize...
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    10HP RPC for mine. On the Abene the feeds use...

    10HP RPC for mine. On the Abene the feeds use reverse for rapid, you can't do that with a VFD. The 6hp spindle needs a fairly large VFD if you want full power and a code installation, too big for...
  11. I ended up buying my belt from Abene. The later...

    I ended up buying my belt from Abene. The later ones had v-belts. I have images of one machine from a user on here but I decided it was too much effort to try and convert it.
  12. What Tim said but on mine the casting was mildly...

    What Tim said but on mine the casting was mildly damaged by someone overtightening the t-bolt while it was half on and half off the casting. Some bits of it were in the track, maybe this is binding...
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    I'm not saying this is feasible but I recall...

    I'm not saying this is feasible but I recall watching Stephan Gotteswinter slotting things with a small carbide cutter in his mill. It was a smaller scale but he used many small passes and it worked....
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    Nice, now check the inner end of that dowel to...

    Nice, now check the inner end of that dowel to see if it was in backwards. Rotate the gearbox CCW until the you can turn the handwheel without back-driving the gearbox (feed needs to be engaged I...
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    I checked mine and the one dowel on the knee...

    I checked mine and the one dowel on the knee gearbox was factory threaded (internal thread).
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    I think my doowel was drilled and tapped already....

    I think my doowel was drilled and tapped already.
    Maybe there is another way where you remove the gears from working inside the knee. If something comes to me I'll let you know.
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    Yours and mine are slightly different but for...

    Yours and mine are slightly different but for mine: As far as I can remember you need to remove the knee gearbox in order to remove the lead screw that will allow you to lift that part out of your...
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    I'll try and find some 4140 PH and make one. The...

    I'll try and find some 4140 PH and make one. The travel stops stop the crash I think and I also use this thing like a couple times per year so they son't wear out. It is just nice to make things...
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    Looks like you found it. I have never read up on...

    Looks like you found it. I have never read up on that brand from Tony's site. Thanks.
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    There are more photos on the ad. Tour a metal ....

    There are more photos on the ad.
    Tour a metal . Metal lathe 15"x50" | Autres equipements commerciaux et industriels | Longueuil/Rive Sud | Kijiji
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    Lathe ID if possible please.

    This is for sale locally to me but I can't determine the manufacturer or model to know if it is even worth calling about.
    https://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/Mzg4WDgwMA==/z/my0AAOSwEy1dkihc/$_59.JPG
    Thanks,...
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    What Material for Abene VHF-3 Feed Stop

    My machine is missing one of the feed stops, circled in image taken from Abene website. I have the other one already for dimensions. You can't cut it with a file and it seems to be black oxide...
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    Specific heat capacity of oil is approximately...

    Specific heat capacity of oil is approximately half that of water. I can't see why it wouldn't be fine for home shop work. Just flood it and if it smokes can't you slow down the metal removal rate a...
  24. Get the parts manual and find my thread where i...

    Get the parts manual and find my thread where i did a bunch of work to mine. If you can't find the manual pm me your email.
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    I've been watching the whole time and...

    I've been watching the whole time and congratulate you on your perseverance. I know it isn't all great but at least now you know what you have.
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