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    Tyrones ya man to help here, am sure hell be...

    Tyrones ya man to help here, am sure hell be along soon. ;)

    .040" is huge, am hoping someones left something out or lose etc. Bearings arnt cheap if they need replacing.

    Cheers
    D
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    I think its a great idea, cant really add...

    I think its a great idea, cant really add anything to what youve said mate.
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    The spindles back together, used .006" o shims in...

    The spindles back together, used .006" o shims in the end as .007" seemed a little tight.
    I dunno not what the standard mo for making shims is but I machined this slug like so and parted of a ring,...
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    Are you trying to tell me that £2500 was too much...

    Are you trying to tell me that £2500 was too much for this machine!?:D
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    Did someone say Britan? :D 267535 267536 The...

    Did someone say Britan? :D
    267535 267536

    The S&B is getting closer to done, am putting the spindle back together today all being well. It wont be perfect but id like to see it run before I go...
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    If theres one thing we know about a new to us...

    If theres one thing we know about a new to us machine, its that we just dont know, imo.
    .015" over 6" id call serious taper if the obvious isnt involved.

    Start with the bed, its the foundation...
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    Ive no direct experience with the monarch, but my...

    Ive no direct experience with the monarch, but my DSG 13z is a similar class machine from 1930/40s era. It has a Jarno 13 in the spindle that im thinking of taking out to the next Morse size.
    A lot...
  8. 'Changing a Traction Motor on an AC6000' Interesting video

    I doubt many of us will need to do this anytime soon, but found it an interesting watch.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_gqoZFZmvs

    Enjoy
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    Same ole same ole...

    Same ole same ole
  10. Your vertical alignment looked out around 90º ;)...

    Your vertical alignment looked out around 90º ;)

    https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=267092&d=1570795728
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    Have been mad busy last couple days. Just had a...

    Have been mad busy last couple days.
    Just had a quick look at the rear bearings, opposing ball races that take care of end loading and float. Seems I need around .007" between the outer races to...
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    It looks milled or perhaps ground with a cup no?...

    It looks milled or perhaps ground with a cup no? Some Southbend lathes had hard ways didnt they? Im not sure the soft ones were scraped for alignment from factory just planed and 'decoratively...
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    Pair of enabling monkeys the both of ya! lol...

    Pair of enabling monkeys the both of ya! lol
    https://media.giphy.com/media/3orif6DA2dZg644WtO/giphy.gif
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    Youre not helping! lol

    Youre not helping! lol
  15. Thought I was going mad at one point, was sent...

    Thought I was going mad at one point, was sent some info that suggested shot blasting, I figured the needle gun wasnt a mile away from that so gave it a go, thankfully it worked.
    Heres the trip.
  16. I had a problem getting the braze to wet out on...

    I had a problem getting the braze to wet out on CI repair, I found going over it with a needle gun after veeing out made the difference between success and utter failure, sposed to break up the...
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    lol, I find everything confusing! :scratchchin:...

    lol, I find everything confusing! :scratchchin:
    Anyways, ive got a phone and im not afraid to use it!! :D

    Crappy quality video but they look like amazing little machines, if a bit of a bugger to...
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    Well, its on there. I cleaned with their 7063 and...

    Well, its on there. I cleaned with their 7063 and slipped it on with 'a rotating action' using Loctite 638. I was gonna try and do a couple test pieces, but decided its much its much easier to just...
  19. Nearly there :)

    Nearly there :)
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    Is looking like wear in the usual places. Makes...

    Is looking like wear in the usual places. Makes sense the copper shims were in there to try and square the spindle with the table some.
    Youve the table off atm but you could strap a length of timber...
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    Not really, indicating the head mounting face as...

    Not really, indicating the head mounting face as you did doesnt mean much till youve an idea of what the ram if doing, some wear in the ram dovetails could give you that .0015". Worth pointing out...
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    Thanks for the info Greg. Unfortunately I need...

    Thanks for the info Greg. Unfortunately I need the cap to use the dead length collets that came with the machine. Although open to suggestions for other collet setups etc.

    Cheers
    D
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    Nice looking machine, ive not seen one before....

    Nice looking machine, ive not seen one before. What intentions do you have for it? Rebuild or make do and get it up and running?

    Starting at the top, in a perfect world all should be square to...
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    Any day you walk aways a good day. Glad you wernt...

    Any day you walk aways a good day. Glad you wernt hurt.
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    I think most of the die head stuff I have will be...

    I think most of the die head stuff I have will be too big, I'll dig em out and take a look when I get a mo.
    Have turned a gage for the spindle threads, it's about as nicer fit for the cap as could...
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