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    That Haas probe flick is pretty usual stuff.......

    That Haas probe flick is pretty usual stuff....
    Really not applicable to your Dialog control....
    You need a real probing cycle to do what they are showing....
    The accuracy and repeatability of a...
  2. My question is the bronze tight against the real...

    My question is the bronze tight against the real gib....
    Might be possible for the bronze to have stretched a bit and formed sort of a bulge between the screws if it was not bonded.
    That bulge...
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    Yep that style floor is really great, till there...

    Yep that style floor is really great, till there is a leak in the roof!
    Seen those floors swell up and become mountains where the wet got in, and become absolutely useless. It will move a Monarch EE...
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    There are tons of methods that one can use to...

    There are tons of methods that one can use to re-locate a part that must be moved to complete its finished machining.
    Generally you need two reference points (position and orientation).
    These can...
  5. Lots of seat time running a first generation FP2....

    Lots of seat time running a first generation FP2. Similar setup on the table having two original gibs....
    Only non factory mods are "One Shot" oil pump, and mechanical spindle brake....
    When...
  6. I am sure you are up to speed on this,but...

    I am sure you are up to speed on this,but regarding safety, overload clutches, crashes and the like...be sure to always retract the vertical head and upper Y slide locating pins after using them
    to...
  7. The top of the "Z" lead screw is bolted to the...

    The top of the "Z" lead screw is bolted to the slide casting. There is a secret to removing this.

    First remove the sheet metal plate that covers the top way wiper on the "Z" slide.
    This will...
  8. Sounds to me as though your overload clutch is...

    Sounds to me as though your overload clutch is activating....
    The clutch is made with two opposing plates, with a set of shallow pockets drilled in a circular pattern on both plates that face each...
  9. The early FP2 "X" axis gib arrangement is a...

    The early FP2 "X" axis gib arrangement is a problem IMO....
    Proper adjustment of the two gibs that in effect work in opposition to each other can be difficult to get adjusted.
    Not really sure why...
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    John: Nice fit up. See you did it proper on the...

    John:
    Nice fit up. See you did it proper on the "X" moving the reading head off center away from the "Z" hand wheel so that the scales can be moved that direction and not be an interference with...
  11. Thread: Fp3nc

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    Suggest you look at the NSV board before anything...

    Suggest you look at the NSV board before anything else.
    This is the power supply board in the operators console, slot #13.
    All LED's should be lit when main power is on....
    Cheers Ross
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    Base that the machine sits looks pretty good as...

    Base that the machine sits looks pretty good as near as i can tell from here.
    But if the machine is not through bolted (not wood screws) then they might as well make that base from cardboard.
    That...
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    Sticky: The chuck mounting and face plate setup on the...

    The chuck mounting and face plate setup on the dividing head is completely different between the #4 Morse and the #40 spindles.
    On the 40 spindle setup the mount is made with a counter bore that...
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    Would like to see photos of the different heads....

    Would like to see photos of the different heads.
    I am only aware of one version of head for the 6300 rpm vertical spindle machines. (FP-NC)

    Even the 6300 RPM FP42NC has the same vertical head as...
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    The 6300 spindle gets the added RPM's from a 1:2...

    The 6300 spindle gets the added RPM's from a 1:2 speed increasing gear that resides in the upper portion of the "Y" slide.
    Believe the lower portion is essentially the same as the earlier 3150...
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    All the more reason to run them straight...easier...

    All the more reason to run them straight...easier to gauge if the parts are sitting straight with the machine....could even indicate them if needed.
    Simpler, less chance of any error, and easier to...
  17. Ampco 18 is fine as well..... Would suggest you...

    Ampco 18 is fine as well.....
    Would suggest you direct teh owner to PEP.
    They make custom guides as a business....
    Precision Engine Parts - PEP - Las Vegas, NV
    Cheers Ross
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    Not sure you have the travels to run this...

    Not sure you have the travels to run this diagonally...Looks close to me.
    Seems as you will need a minimum of 440mm of cross travel to fit your length if your "X" has 550mm travels. (not sure...
  19. Would not use 660....for valve guides unless this...

    Would not use 660....for valve guides unless this going into an open valve gear style engine T or F head (no splash oil on the top)...
    For oil lubed valve gear think the 660 is too soft.
    Would...
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    Easier to make the unknown steady fit the lathe...

    Easier to make the unknown steady fit the lathe you have than to hope to find the exact part.
    Not a complex fix.....Make a sub plate that fits your lathe bed from steel of the correct width (same as...
  21. OP has only one post and that was 6 years...

    OP has only one post and that was 6 years back...Does not seem too active here.
    Cheers Ross
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    Own a Dong Yang, Korean built Okuma licensed copy...

    Own a Dong Yang, Korean built Okuma licensed copy that has the slickest multi start thread setup i have ever seen.
    Spindle nose is marked around its circumference with 6 timing marks.
    There is a...
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    Nice looking machine. Welcome! Cheers Ross

    Nice looking machine. Welcome!
    Cheers Ross
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    Not sure under what conditions you could "crash"...

    Not sure under what conditions you could "crash" the trip stops....

    Cheers Ross
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    Here is what it should look like: Not sure what...

    Here is what it should look like:
    Not sure what that fits. Difference is the shape of the top at the pin side.
    https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=235036&d=1533655289...
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