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    Thank you again! You guys have been enormously...

    Thank you again! You guys have been enormously helpful - an education, and fun too. Done here - off to get a 1PH 1P.
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    Very helpful, and I even got a laugh or two. But...

    Very helpful, and I even got a laugh or two. But I just wanna make swarf, and soon. My 0.5 hp 3-phase motor and my under-motor drive unit limit my options. Certainly the static converter isn't...
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    Thank you. I'm getting closer to going with a...

    Thank you. I'm getting closer to going with a single-phase motor. I don't need electronic speed control - for my purposes the SB already offers enough in its pulleys. I understand the potential...
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    Very helpful thread. I recently acquired and am...

    Very helpful thread. I recently acquired and am refurbishing a South Bend 9 lathe. It has a 0.5 hp 3-phase motor that I have been expecting to swap out for a 3/4 or 1 hp single phase motor, but I...
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    may have something to do with the thousands...

    may have something to do with the thousands provided to Canadian high schools in the late 50s and ear'y 60s
    I discover today that this machine has a Canadian GRYPHON 3-phase motor (but made in...
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    Blue what? Contact with the ways? I don't think...

    Blue what? Contact with the ways? I don't think that there would have been a rebuild as the ways are not seriously worn, with original scraping still visible for much of the length and no...
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    more headstock shims: I am working through "A...

    more headstock shims:
    I am working through "A Guide to Renovating the South Bend Lathe" by Ilion Industrial Srevices, and I see on page 71 "if you are removing the headstock from the bed ......
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    Is there anything to be said for removing and...

    Is there anything to be said for removing and cleaning them ... or leave well enough alone now?
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    I ordered the shims - available for the 9A umd...

    I ordered the shims - available for the 9A umd from the same source you list. I've been cutting my own shims mostly to get a feel for where my problem likes while I wait for the real deal to arrive....
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    Many thanks, that advice gives me some comfort. ...

    Many thanks, that advice gives me some comfort. I did 'blueprint' the spindle and found a bit of a high spot on the lower front edge of the rear bearing (like someone had hammered on it)and I gave...
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    Thanks for your reply. Yes they are tapered and...

    Thanks for your reply. Yes they are tapered and only go in one way. I now have a .056 shim stack left and right. Leaving the pinch bolts loose and doing them up good and snug makes no difference -...
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    South Bend 9A headstock shim problem

    Refurbishing a 9A, a UMD with bronze bearings in the headstock. The shims I found in the slots were not original and undersized. The spindle, inserted alone and with the shims and pinch bolts...
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