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  1. I have got the clearance down to .002 and .003...

    I have got the clearance down to .002 and .003 without the spindle being too tight. Maybe after running it awhile I may be able to tighten it up more.
  2. Update: I juggled shims and am testing with an...

    Update:
    I juggled shims and am testing with an ancient gear drive drill running the chuck. Rear bearing heated up to 102 degrees and then settled down to 80 degrees, this is with oil. I have not...
  3. Yes I pinned the felts but have removed them...

    Yes I pinned the felts but have removed them temporarily till the final assembly. I am using homemade shims as it had none when I got it. What are the original shim thicknesses?
  4. Also I have yet to install a belt and can't run...

    Also I have yet to install a belt and can't run it. It's driven from underneath and wanted to resolve this problem in case I had to remove the spindle.
  5. Not bronze, this is a 1942 with plain cast...

    Not bronze, this is a 1942 with plain cast bearings.
  6. Heavy 10 Plain Bearing Spindle Adjustment

    When I received this machine it had been partially disassembled and painted. After replacing the wicks I'm reassembling. I have .002 vertical movement on the inboard end of the spindle and .010 on...
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    Thanks, email sent.

    Thanks, email sent.
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    1 7/8 - 8 spindle. Thanks hsracer now find me a...

    1 7/8 - 8 spindle. Thanks hsracer now find me a take up collar, ha!
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    Heavy 10 take up collar

    Collar was broken on my lathe, contacted seller but he didn't know if this one would fit. Mine had a thrust washer. What say you?

    Look at this on eBay
    South Bend 9" 10K Metal Lathe Head Stock...
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    Yes, that's the right one. I was hoping I could...

    Yes, that's the right one. I was hoping I could squirt some JB weld in there or hammer in a piece of Sprite can or something. No I not very equipped for this repair nor do I have the skills required,...
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    10" gearbox

    Working on a single lever tumbler and the lever is worn where the sprocket shaft goes through. What is the cure for the slop?
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    What about these? Plastic South Bend Heavy 10...

    What about these?

    Plastic South Bend Heavy 10 Metal Lathe Wiper Retainer Felt Retainer Way Saddle | eBay
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    Ok so we all agree that I should should shut up...

    Ok so we all agree that I should should shut up and order the kit that was recommended to start with?
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    We've had some wind down here and the power is...

    We've had some wind down here and the power is off over at the shop so I took these in the dark. If this is a Heavy 10 wiper it don't fit. There's no guarantee that all this went to this lathe and I...
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    My last post has a picture with the v-way wiper...

    My last post has a picture with the v-way wiper that doesn't fit in place but not attached.
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    Here is where my confusion comes in, this lathe...

    Here is where my confusion comes in, this lathe was not completely assembled when I received it. There was a container with random parts which included one way wiper retainer which does not fit. The...
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    Sorry if I caused even more confusion. Thanks for...

    Sorry if I caused even more confusion. Thanks for the prompt replies. Yes it is underdrive so splice it is. Is this the correct parts kit South Bend Lathe 10K - Rebuild Manual and Parts Kit (Light...
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    I'm confused...

    Not sure exactly what I have in order to get the correct rebuild parts kit and saddle way wiper retainer. Since I am replacing the spindle with one with the big bore will I be able to find a...
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    Pictures

    Thanks hsracer, I got them. I appreciate your prompt reply. Reminded me of a time when I would email folks and end with "If you don't get this, let me know." Ha!
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    hsracer201 PM sent.

    hsracer201 PM sent.
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    Is this lathe sold?

    Is this lathe sold?
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    gadget73, PM sent.

    gadget73, PM sent.
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    Maben, 20 miles west of Starkville just off Hwy...

    Maben, 20 miles west of Starkville just off Hwy 82.

    You coming vistin'?
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    1 7/8-8 spindle, 1 inch bore. I don't have a...

    1 7/8-8 spindle, 1 inch bore. I don't have a chuck either. I think I have all the covers but will also need a threading dial.

    I want to make stuff. The draw to this machine is that this seems to...
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    CalG, thanks for the encouragement. I think. ...

    CalG, thanks for the encouragement. I think.

    Ohio Mike, excellent link. Very helpful!

    Gadjet73, I think you're right about the banjo assembly. No tailstock, might pay dearly for that. Root...
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