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    I deleted my post because Johns post cleared up...

    I deleted my post because Johns post cleared up that there is more than two gears involved.
    I missed his post by two minutes
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    Not at all the photo yours. My cover is off also....

    Not at all the photo yours. My cover is off also. Thanks
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    T.G Another purpose of the beefy distribution...

    T.G
    Another purpose of the beefy distribution tray is that it supports the shifting arms. You see those big nuts on top of the tray with the small allenhead in the center. You may have already seen...
  4. Texasgunsmith In this subject. I do have a...

    Texasgunsmith

    In this subject.

    I do have a solution for mine, that might help you as well. I'm going to remove tee bolts and toss them in the dumpster. I'm going to make arched nuts to fit...
  5. The .018 minimal slop in the compound dial handle...

    The .018 minimal slop in the compound dial handle made me curious so I wiped off the slide. The scraping is still there. The cross-feed screw has .040 slop at the handle and looks good. I should be...
  6. I pulled the compound today. This has about .018...

    I pulled the compound today. This has about .018 thousandths slop on the dial. I checked that in the high use area of the screw. The compound is cranked all the way out in this photo. I'm not...
  7. When replacing if the P.O. took care in cleaning...

    When replacing if the P.O. took care in cleaning and prep to seal the glass it may have been fine, but guys cranked down on the bolts and the ring bent. If I was running jobs and it was leaking, I...
  8. Obsession, I guess. The brass is bought and on...

    Obsession, I guess. The brass is bought and on the way. So, the email says. Rust never crossed my mind as a problem. Strictly appearance. There is bronze at the base of the headstock handles to...
  9. I want the 10ee and Pacemaker running so bad I...

    I want the 10ee and Pacemaker running so bad I bought them to useE

    Time becomes more valuable with age. I have all the time in the world but only get an allowance of about four hours a day. Thats...
  10. I grabbed a photo of that Patrick's Hendey and am...

    I grabbed a photo of that Patrick's Hendey and am using it as a screen background. Inspiration!
    I think copper and nickel are fairly easy to plate. Chrome, I'll have to investigate. I did years ago...
  11. The finish on 1018 cold rolled would be nice. My...

    The finish on 1018 cold rolled would be nice. My shift rod was so nice. The direction that its bent is with the flats. I have access to a big press and am pretty good at straitening. Tim in Indiana...
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    My wire on the tube looks similar. I'm going to...

    My wire on the tube looks similar. I'm going to cut the old connector off and brush antioxidant electrical grease on it and shrink a couple layers of shrink insulation on it. I don't know if there is...
  13. Tim in Indiana Ihe clutch rod is 1" square and...

    Tim in Indiana
    Ihe clutch rod is 1" square and 115" long plus or minus an inch. It goes through the casting so the guess of an inch or so.
  14. I would like some polished brass, stainless or...

    I would like some polished brass, stainless or Nickle. When time allows. Polished sight glass would be pretty. and stand out
    I have some Lexan that's hiding somewhere so I bought a $3.00 piece of...
  15. In the process of replacing the plexiglass for...

    In the process of replacing the plexiglass for the sight glasses on the headstock I discovered that the three retaining bolts holes are not symmetrical. I believe that the drill and tap the holes...
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    You found the soft spot. Getting those big guys...

    You found the soft spot. Getting those big guys out of a rut is the pits. Asfault reaches that point of seal coat doing no good. I feel your pain.

    More hindsight on unloading the rails. Lift...
  17. Tailstock 4 said I have a method I use for...

    Tailstock 4 said
    I have a method I use for taking apart complex gear boxes or assemblies. You may have your own, but if you’d like I could elaborate.

    Tailstock your detailed work and input is...
  18. Tailstoc4 I used the wrong term in saying...

    Tailstoc4
    I used the wrong term in saying preload. Adjusting endplay is a light touch adjustment.
    I do appreciate you pointing that out.

    My intentions with the lathe won't be production work....
  19. Here is a photo of the rear ways looking down...

    Here is a photo of the rear ways looking down from the headstock. A few linear groves / scratches from chips but look pretty good. The inner way has some dents near the chuck.


    The second photo...
  20. Charlie After your post the other day I was...

    Charlie
    After your post the other day I was curious so looked it up. I was born in 56 so I remember even grandma's toaster having that style. My grandfather took me to watch trains and a few...
  21. Tailstock4 Please do Expand

    Tailstock4
    Please do Expand
  22. Thats good advice from someone that's been there...

    Thats good advice from someone that's been there and done it. Thats why I'm here. I know better seeing the grit every else. I will pull the saddle and apron. I'll show what I find in this thread to...
  23. Here is the leadscrew about midway between head...

    Here is the leadscrew about midway between head and tailstock. I dont think they threaded very often with this lathe. I have Fluid Film rust preventative brushed on all bare surfaces. I buy it by the...
  24. I looked all over the motor for a tag then found...

    I looked all over the motor for a tag then found it on the back of the lathe.

    339166


    339167

    Both the round sight glases on the headstock need attention One round retaing ring is broke. The...
  25. Going to inside the headstock door . 339161 ...

    Going to inside the headstock door
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    The photo is the bevel gear that makes a 90 degree turn with the clutch linkage. I was curious as to how far the gear rotated because you can see the...
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