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  1. Brown and Sharpe Horizontal mill heads at HGR

    Just saw these (two are listed), the price is right at $129.
    Not sure which machine they fit...

    Used Brown & Sharpe Machine Tool/part | HGR Industrial Surplus
  2. PM sent in case first sale doesn't happen......

    PM sent in case first sale doesn't happen...
    -Phil
  3. Mine is a 22L not a 26, so yours may differ. I...

    Mine is a 22L not a 26, so yours may differ. I found the same sludge in the cutterhead. I pulled it, cleaned it out, and soaked for a week in a bucket of diesel, spinning the spindle periodically,...
  4. No big problems doing this. Remove the screw and...

    No big problems doing this. Remove the screw and gib and ends, slide the table far enough out one side, put a table or rolling cart under it and lower the knee so the table is supported, then slide...
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    Hi, Yes, in the old thread you posted ...

    Hi,

    Yes, in the old thread you posted
    ...
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    Well... I removed a stop screw from the front but...

    Well... I removed a stop screw from the front but nothing else!
    Thanks, let me consult the diagram.

    Phil
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    Removing ram from VN22L

    Hi,

    I need to remove the ram from my machine,
    To clean and assess wear. Another forum
    Member had done this the smart way, using the table
    But I’ve already removed the table and saddle.

    If...
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    One other slight correction: There are...

    One other slight correction:

    There are actually two part numbers for the clutch driving plates. The rep at Palmer
    was helpful enough to determine that the picture I showed him was part number...
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    It seems like the ram (when locked in position)...

    It seems like the ram (when locked in position) needs to be parallel
    to the knee... if not then by extension the spindle axis is thrown off.

    My ram was similarly packed with chips, I haven’t...
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    Datum Surface for VN22L?

    Hi,

    I'm trying to determine what the best datum surface is for this VN22LU.

    The column surface has some fairly deep scoring, but also shows
    what I assume is original scraping from about 12"...
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    One other note: Twin Disc and Palmer Johnson...

    One other note: Twin Disc and Palmer Johnson still have the drawings of the clutch assembly pieces and parts lists for them. I'm not posting them here because they're noted as confidential on the...
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    Hi, This is an old thread, however I've just...

    Hi,

    This is an old thread, however I've just worked through the clutch removal
    for a VN22LU and wanted to add some details that might help others in the future.
    Daryl (from this thread) has been...
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    I ended up getting the saddle off (details in...

    I ended up getting the saddle off (details in another thread on the Van Norman forum (VN 22LU lower saddle removal).

    The condition of the underside of the lower saddle and
    top of the knee (with...
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    Removed the lower saddle finally after removing...

    Removed the lower saddle finally after removing gib.

    Underside of saddle has some fairly deep (probably .010"?) scoring.

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    The dovetail top surface had been badly scored, and some...
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    I determined the front and sub-plate probably...

    I determined the front and sub-plate probably come out together, so I
    re-affixed the two with the 3 central hex bolts, and put threaded rod
    into the bolt holes that would affix the outer plate to...
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    VN 22LU lower saddle removal

    Hi,

    I'm working on my VN22LU, attempting to remove the lower saddle. As the nut and power feed spline shaft housing is screwed into the lower saddle with unreachable screws, I assume the only way...
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    As per the manual I have (VN 22L), "To obtain the...

    As per the manual I have (VN 22L), "To obtain the fee desired: First, lever "X-3" MUST be set in neutral position; next, the rotary feed seelctor knobs "X-1" and "X-2" are pulled out simultaneously...
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    Indicating machined side of ram (where scraping...

    Indicating machined side of ram (where scraping remains, so
    a good reference surface) moving saddle from rear forward 12",
    looks like the knee twists right .004" or the ram twists left.

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    Indicated bottom of ram from the lower saddle. ...

    Indicated bottom of ram from the lower saddle. Saddle/knee dip .003" from back
    to front over about 12" of travel.

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    Also seems like indicating the bottom of the ram across the saddle...
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    top of top saddle surface, showing little to no...

    top of top saddle surface, showing little to no scraping left, and
    some minor scoring. Clearly lubrication starved for a while, virtually
    all of the bijur lines were clogged.

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    I agree there's still some scraping remnants on...

    I agree there's still some scraping remnants on the column face, but it seems odd that it is .0015" off perpendicular to the spindle axis. Maybe first I need to remove the cutterhead again and...
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    An M-head on there seems fairly normal, the VN22...

    An M-head on there seems fairly normal, the VN22 machine I bought had one on there for at least 20-30 years (I removed it) and the overarm bar moves in and out smoothly without any problem.

    It...
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    The sheet metal on the knee is badly scored and...

    The sheet metal on the knee is badly scored and dented, no doubt from parts
    being dropped on it over the years:

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    The sheet metal is .032" thick or so.
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    assessing wear of Van Norman 22L

    Hi,

    I'm working on this Van Norman 22LU universal mill. It is a ~1944
    machine.

    I've taken off the table and top saddle so far, leaving the lower
    saddle and knee. The upper and lower saddle...
  25. They are definitely machine family specific (for...

    They are definitely machine family specific (for instance a slotted for a VN12 won’t fit a VN22).

    There are some manuals and catalogs on vintage machinery . org which
    Have information...
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