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  1. I made deliveries there back in 1976 or 77 can't...

    I made deliveries there back in 1976 or 77 can't remember exactly. I had a job for a short time with a dry ice company out of New Haven. The place was huge and I remember the traveling cranes that...
  2. I will take the "Spindle Pulley Hub $10.00Splined...

    I will take the "Spindle Pulley Hub $10.00Splined Gear Hub $10.00" if they will work on a 2J vari-speed?
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    When you close the tank valve and see the supply...

    When you close the tank valve and see the supply side pressure drop listen to the gun nozzle for gas flow.
    I have the same welder and the trapped gas between the tank regulator / selenoid will hold...
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    Previous owner at some point did what you...

    Previous owner at some point did what you described to the sliding pulley on my machine. It didn't work. They bored the pulley and made a fabricated plastic bushing, not sure what plastic but it was...
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    Some tube nerf bars on the sides of the cart may...

    Some tube nerf bars on the sides of the cart may help to keep the wheels from getting hit.
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    Update

    The new draw bar works fine and I turned some additional stop extensions. The extension that came with stop kit was 3". With a 6" and 12" added in various combinations I can set up stops to about 24"...
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    Thank you. Were the pins driven in from the...

    Thank you. Were the pins driven in from the outside? I see no evidence of pins on the outside but I will inspect it again. It is also possible this was worked on before and "they" deleted the pins...
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    SB 13 Collet draw bar assembly?

    Does anyone know how South Bend assembled the hub onto the tube of the collet draw bar?
    Only thing I can see is evidence of solder or plug weld within two holes about .5" in from the end of the...
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    At the price you paid for that lathe the gear box...

    At the price you paid for that lathe the gear box upgrade would likely be worth the effort and cost.
    My first lathe was a change gear and I learned and did some nice work with it. However the more I...
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    I want to start with the 17 tooth spur gear as...

    I want to start with the 17 tooth spur gear as that will produce the metric threads I need to cut now. I am not familiar with gear cutting so if I can't buy it my solution may be to have one cut on...
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    Allan Very, very interesting and thank you....

    Allan
    Very, very interesting and thank you.
    Just to make sure I'm reading your list correctly, take 1.5mm pitch:
    17 tooth stud gear, gear box on 16TPI cuts 1.5mm with a 0.05% error?
    3.5, 1.75,...
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    Stud gear is definitely 18 tooth, any other info...

    Stud gear is definitely 18 tooth, any other info needed?
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    What? Thought I had the only one of those left!...

    What? Thought I had the only one of those left! Ha ha.
    I won't be back to double check until late tomorrow morning so be my guest and count yours if its handy.
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    I think the small one was 18, not near the lathe...

    I think the small one was 18, not near the lathe right now.
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    Allen, looking to learn what I can about it. The...

    Allen, looking to learn what I can about it.
    The pitch of the lead screw is 6TPI. The photo shows the list on the gearbox.
    To be honest I,m not sure which gear to consider the stud gear, there is a...
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    Want to cut metric threads on SB 13

    I would like to cut metric threads on my 1948 South Bend 13" lathe. It has a single tumbler QC gear box and I suspect that make some differences opposed to the double tumbler set up?
    I've searched...
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    I do recall the switch mentioned upon installing...

    I do recall the switch mentioned upon installing a new bearing about a year ago. I will pull the motor out and check into that. There are no motor repair shops left in the area and this is an...
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    AC motor problem

    I have a single phase 3/4 HP Dayton "AC induction motor" running a tube axial paint booth fan.
    When I turn on the power it hums and will not start on it's own. I hand push the pulley and catches up...
  19. Exchanged a size 4, 132 cu. ft. acetylene today...

    Exchanged a size 4, 132 cu. ft. acetylene today for $55.00, I don't own the tank. Seems they charge more for the smaller tanks.
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    You use pure argon, the 75/25 is for MIG on...

    You use pure argon, the 75/25 is for MIG on steel.
    Also too much heat can make the metal boil, use just enough to get a puddle.
    Ernie F.
  21. Ansoknives Those are some really nice knives....

    Ansoknives
    Those are some really nice knives. Good luck with the mill :cheers:.
    Ernie F.
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    Russ Never heard of that system. Maybe you...

    Russ
    Never heard of that system. Maybe you should look for one on Ebay to see if they are worth something. Never know some folks like old stuff especially if it works.
    If not I may be interested,...
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    The stock was a drop from a local machine shop,...

    The stock was a drop from a local machine shop, previously turned. If you look closer at the photo you may see where I cleaned the rust in the area where the steady was to run. This isn't the first...
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    Well golly gee Cal, your'e right, when assembled...

    Well golly gee Cal, your'e right, when assembled it is a steady rest. I'm referring to the bolt that holds the top half to the bottom. Others here seem to have understood the question.

    Moderate...
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    Steady rest question?

    I attached a photo of a regular 13" steady rest.
    http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k235/metalman2121/STD-PIN.jpg
    Upon closing the top and tightening the clamp bolt, the pin that secures the clamp...
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