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    I have the adjustable motor plate all the way up...

    I have the adjustable motor plate all the way up to scrape out the possum poo, so the chain has as much slack as possible in the photo. I checked the chain before loosening the motor plate, I could...
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    As far as I can tell, B&S never did use V belts...

    As far as I can tell, B&S never did use V belts on a mill. One thing to consider is great strides in V belt performance has been made in the last 70yrs. Probably these chain drives could have been a...
  3. I solved many of my storage problems making oiled...

    I solved many of my storage problems making oiled wood storage boxes that are designed to pack as much in to a small space as possible. I would make storage boxes that are small enough to lift, and...
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    The old Harley Shovelheads, were perhaps the...

    The old Harley Shovelheads, were perhaps the worst motorcycle heads ever made, the needed extra Tarting!
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    When I was working on motorcycle heads, I really...

    When I was working on motorcycle heads, I really got the messed up ones and I know exactly what you are referring to. All I can say is I tried to make the best compromise I could, having to consider...
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    The Reed Prentice lathe produced a really good...

    The Reed Prentice lathe produced a really good finish, my brother has other good lathes also. He said, there appears to be no way to adjust the chain, and seems to have a lot of slack. The mill has a...
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    Find the same in my tank, I am running low on oil!

    Find the same in my tank, I am running low on oil!
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    Hi Phil, When I discovered the chain, I quickly...

    Hi Phil,
    When I discovered the chain, I quickly cam up with alternatives, its not a big deal adapting a sheave to the machines drive hub.
    The chain is in great shape because the machine had low...
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    I am the champion over arm wrestler in Walla...

    I am the champion over arm wrestler in Walla Walla! But, I am willing to surrender the championship belt to the next challenger.
    That was hard, and way too time consuming! I have gotten to like the...
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    Weather cleared up, I was able to clean up the...

    Weather cleared up, I was able to clean up the arms "not too bad", and get them back into the machine. The stuck locking parts finally came out.
    The arms have about .0015" clearance to the holes in...
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    Hard to say if that is a good deal, always some...

    Hard to say if that is a good deal, always some risk with old machines, just part of the fun.
    Probably not worth its own thread is this machine, has a much later inch/metric heavy tailstock. Said...
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    It is a little tricky to wrap your head around...

    It is a little tricky to wrap your head around what is really going on.
    Turning the part and measuring it like shown, has nothing to do with how the chuck is threaded on the spindle or even if it...
  13. The cheapest one without the tank is the best...

    The cheapest one without the tank is the best one, just a line to your own jug, and one knob, it always works.
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    Perhaps the most important lesson is how to...

    Perhaps the most important lesson is how to remove a broken off fastener using the "tap size drill" then using a pick to remove the rest of the fastener.
    A real life learning project could an old...
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    Its almost unbelievable! It is hard to over...

    Its almost unbelievable! It is hard to over torque a fastener with a standard length wrench. It is also hard to break off a fastener with a standard length wrench for the size of fastener.
    The best...
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    Still storming outside, but I am going to get...

    Still storming outside, but I am going to get this last part free at first chance. The next photo shows the rod from the rear, it is twisted and stuck in its front bushing. This rod works the rear...
  17. Thread: New Machine Day

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    Interesting machine has the rare distance dial on...

    Interesting machine has the rare distance dial on the carriage handwheel. I would contact Monarch and request the manual for your serial numbered machine, but also ask for any info they have on file,...
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    good to know on the hydraulic oils....

    good to know on the hydraulic oils.
    https://i.imgur.com/OcivqzL.jpg
    here is mine as found
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    The mill was pretty rough,...

    The mill was pretty rough,
    https://i.imgur.com/RvRIDpW.jpg
    I don't know about that oil, the wrong type of oil holds contaminants in suspension like automotive engine oil, but a lot of people use...
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    I am dealing with bringing back a rusty mill, the...

    I am dealing with bringing back a rusty mill, the spindle being a extra concern, I used a mix of acetone and auto transmission fluid, and hand scrubbed the spindle bore with a brass brush first then...
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    That's it! I took a look at mine, the pipe is...

    That's it! I took a look at mine, the pipe is loose enough that it can be swung to the side, and the trap slid in or out. It is probably a good idea to use it, mine had a lot of swarf in it.
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    Here is a Upa5 found at Boeing surplus in the...

    Here is a Upa5 found at Boeing surplus in the late 80s, originally a Sip Jig Bore item, that I cut the worthless to me Sip shank off with a buzz wheel, rigged it in a lathe and threaded the body for...
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    It is a sediment trap, and it goes under the...

    It is a sediment trap, and it goes under the "drain pipe" for the tray. My MBB 1600 EMS has the same part. The pipe may be missing from the tray to the tank.The 1600 is the last all cast iron...
  24. The later module drive machines were greatly...

    The later module drive machines were greatly improved sometime in the late 70s, these machines use faster acting square D switches, and have an improved QSD relay, a devise that can cause problems in...
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    The last problem in the top of the machine is...

    The last problem in the top of the machine is this rod that works the rear arm lock. The arm locks themselves are cored and cast into the machine just requiring the saw cut to function....
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