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    Sticky: Very low number on the new serial number system,...

    Very low number on the new serial number system, 1947 FKR revision 8 Tool Room Lathe.

    Steve
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    Sticky: Thank you for the card info, I can't see a ship...

    Thank you for the card info, I can't see a ship date on it, only the order date, that's odd.
    I would guess it shipped in Dec. 1942.
    10L Tool Room Lathe.

    Steve
  3. That is a "Purdy" little thang. I had to take a...

    That is a "Purdy" little thang.
    I had to take a new job in Feb of this year, and the work load and over time is killing me.
    I have the mock-up cross-feed bushing done and need to attempt to fit the...
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    Sticky: I have this serial number listed as a 1952 9A...

    I have this serial number listed as a 1952 9A CL344-ZD 12 speed underdrive.
    The Gearbox in the photo is from a later model 10K 12 speed underdrive(CL370-ZD)
    The 1952 serial number is too early to...
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    Sticky: I would guess the year at late 1984 or early...

    I would guess the year at late 1984 or early 1985, no serial numbers close to confirm.
    congrats on new lathe!!

    Steve
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    Chas, take a pair of no-brand needle nose pliers,...

    Chas, take a pair of no-brand needle nose pliers, grind the tips flat evenly on both sides until they slip between the ring ends.
    Expand and remove, install the same way.

    Steve
  7. 172 x 20 is a 5/16 ball Steve

    172 x 20 is a 5/16 ball

    Steve
  8. Mike, Disengage the drive belt and turn the...

    Mike,
    Disengage the drive belt and turn the motor by hand, forward and reverse, same thing with the headstock spindle with the headstock shifter in neutral center position. if all is free,...
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    Chad, e-mail your shipping address to me and I'll...

    Chad, e-mail your shipping address to me and I'll send you the wicking for the apron.

    Steve
  10. Hello Mike, Welcome to the South Bend forum. ...

    Hello Mike,
    Welcome to the South Bend forum.

    Sorry I haven't got back to you, work is taking just too much of my time these days, LOL

    As John stated, the old drum switch might look a bit...
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    Sticky: Alright Chad, you got it!! Let me know if you...

    Alright Chad, you got it!!
    Let me know if you need anything, I'll assist for file photos...really!!

    This 1937 may be the oldest 459 I've seen.

    Steve
  12. As to accessories for your lathe, they are the...

    As to accessories for your lathe, they are the same for all models within a particular series. When looking for parts or accessories for your lathe, check the unit code. All sub-assemblies and most...
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    Ted, Without the GN I can't be sure of the date,...

    Ted,
    Without the GN I can't be sure of the date, but pertaining to the 10L, I believe sometime in 1976-77, the D1-4 became the standard spindle. The threaded spindle and the L00 were optional. In...
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    Pre-Configured orders probably yes, CLC was D1-4,...

    Pre-Configured orders probably yes, CLC was D1-4, CLO ("OH"?)was" D1-3, but later also a "0" zero was used as a filler number, like a blank space on the build sheet, the CL was in the first column...
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    CLC is a D1-4 Cam Loc spindle, CL0 is a D1-3 Cam...

    CLC is a D1-4 Cam Loc spindle, CL0 is a D1-3 Cam Loc

    Steve
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    Sticky: Here is the link: ...

    Here is the link:

    http://www.wswells.com/data/howto/SBL_form_2002.pdf
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    Sticky: Yes, this would be a 1941 Toolroom 13R converted...

    Yes, this would be a 1941 Toolroom 13R converted to a 13L.
    The bronze bearings in the later model headstock are adjusted by shimming. Care should be taken when doing this, the proper sequence of...
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    Sticky: Can you post photos of this lathe and the serial...

    Can you post photos of this lathe and the serial number stamp please?

    Steve
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    Actually I was just going for the Google image...

    Actually I was just going for the Google image link:
    ...
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    intext:"iwananew10K" intext:"apron"...

    intext:"iwananew10K" intext:"apron" -site:"cache:"https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/south-bend-lathes/images
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    intext:"iwananew10K" intext:"apron"...

    intext:"iwananew10K" intext:"apron" -site:https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/south-bend-lathes/
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    Sticky: The original Workshop Number 5, Thanks for the...

    The original Workshop Number 5, Thanks for the Ship date,

    Steve
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    Sticky: 1948 644-Z 12 speed, with all options, wow!!...

    1948 644-Z 12 speed, with all options, wow!!
    Shipped in Dec 48
    Thanks for photos, very nice lathe.

    Steve
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    13434NAR8 10/13/1948 1948 "South Bend" cast into...

    13434NAR8 10/13/1948 1948 "South Bend" cast into bed 9 4.5 R Workshop-9A 644-R 12spd HMD FFA QCG
    13500N 1948 9
    13600N 1948 9
    13636NAR9 1948 9 4 A Workshop-9A 644-A...
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    Sticky: This is one of the best original 1947 10L's I've...

    This is one of the best original 1947 10L's I've seen!!
    Very cool!

    Thanks for the photo,

    Steve
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