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  1. google is your friend ! Try High Quality Tools .

    google is your friend ! Try High Quality Tools .
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    You DID clean and lube the jaws/screws ? Second...

    You DID clean and lube the jaws/screws ? Second call up the seller of the lathe and talk to them. Even the best quality machines will sometimes get outside vendor supplied parts that have issues.
  3. Try Hastings they use to very good about...

    Try Hastings they use to very good about supplying odds.
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    Not familiar with a 508 pictures ? 608 were the...

    Not familiar with a 508 pictures ? 608 were the ones I have been around. Canada made last made '86 or so. What taper ? R-8 or? Also pictures of tooling. Off the top of my head your area $1000-4000...
  5. Yep, MEEHANITE !

    Yep, MEEHANITE !
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    I'm assuming that system is the same as a BP ,and...

    I'm assuming that system is the same as a BP ,and normally you can not engage the feed with the quill fully in the up position. That area in the few Sharp's I've ran looked same same as a BP. On a BP...
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    9 year old post and the OP is BANNED ! Not likely...

    9 year old post and the OP is BANNED ! Not likely to get a reply !
  8. FYI Bridgeport made 2 sizes of boring head #1 and...

    FYI Bridgeport made 2 sizes of boring head #1 and the #2 . The #1 uses 3/8 shank bars. I prefer my BP 2 to the Criterion I also have ,why 3 boring heads ?? Got Me !!! LOL
  9. And don't over pack the bearing,about 2/3 full is...

    And don't over pack the bearing,about 2/3 full is plenty.
  10. Well I don't see any change gears and without...

    Well I don't see any change gears and without them you will not be cutting threads ,plus to do metric you will need transposing gear[s]. If you are missing those gears and only the one chuck and if...
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    What do you want to do,turn between centers? If...

    What do you want to do,turn between centers? If so make a shouldered piece that the shoulder goes against the chuck jaws ,then turn a 60* taper on the end that is sticking out of the chuck. Lathe dog...
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    Well finding used is probably a very slim chance,...

    Well finding used is probably a very slim chance, so time to either make or modify a standard available gear. Needed 2 gears for my Chinese 18" lathe ,ordered cutters of eBay from China cheap. Made...
  13. If it is a simple small section flat belt as used...

    If it is a simple small section flat belt as used on my non-vary speed Hamilton McMaster-Carr can provide. They have them made to order/length with about a 2 week lead time. Reasonable pricing ,had a...
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    As I have said before when dealing with way out...

    As I have said before when dealing with way out of production machine tools ,if you can EVEN get the parts pay up and be happy.
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    Buy something you can get parts for ! Total...

    Buy something you can get parts for ! Total orphan veri-speed ,odd collet system, not under power PASS !!
  16. Steve: The part furthers to the right in the...

    Steve: The part furthers to the right in the picture looks like the back half of the wheel mounting hub,the small thread at the end looks like it is left hand . And the wheel flange nut thread also...
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    Yep most of the Chinese lathes are very...

    Yep most of the Chinese lathes are very similar,main difference is some are gear heads or change belt for speed changes. Even seen quality differences in the same exact machine from the same supplier...
  18. Back in the 70s I had a few AJS/Matchless bikes...

    Back in the 70s I had a few AJS/Matchless bikes happy times. Got to take a short ride on a G50 at a show[500cc OHC] one of 200 they built to qualify under AMA rules as a production bike. Oldest Brit...
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    Just looked in my Universal Eng. catalog and that...

    Just looked in my Universal Eng. catalog and that part number is Q-S 300 for the big BPs.
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    FS DUMORE flex shaft set

    Have 2 of these flex shaft tools I have picked up over the years and that for sure is one more than I need !Works fine has 1/4 collet and a 1/8 adapter sleeve . $75 + $15 shipping .
    Paypal and...
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    For that price you really can't go to far wrong...

    For that price you really can't go to far wrong !! Taper attachment is worth have of the price ,not a high use item but wonderful to have when you need it.
  22. Ford was the first mass produced V-8 ,hell Chevy...

    Ford was the first mass produced V-8 ,hell Chevy had a V-8 in '17 1917 that is !!
  23. Had a '51 Seagrave 906 CDI pumper a few years ago...

    Had a '51 Seagrave 906 CDI pumper a few years ago as one of my toys. About 3-4 MPG driven lightly ,muffler not required on fire trucks around here,talked pretty good on straight pipe.
    OX That was a...
  24. As for my moniker, I used to do dal rescue, when...

    As for my moniker, I used to do dal rescue, when you have 5 dals the neighbors start calling you names:)[/QUOTE]

    I too was into Dal rescue and for about 8 years I also had 5 or so Dals around...
  25. They were used to help keep the horses clam ,back...

    They were used to help keep the horses clam ,back when things were horse drawn. And by the way I had a round dozen Dals from the late 90s til the last one past in '16 and not a one was deaf!! Some of...
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