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    Darren, The proper front spindle bearing is a...

    Darren,

    The proper front spindle bearing is a 3215 class 5 bearing. People have replaced this with a 5515 double row bearing. This bearing does not handle side loading as good as the 3215...
  2. The parts you are looking for will have to be...

    The parts you are looking for will have to be made from scratch. The selector arm, if you have the broken off piece, may be able to braze the pieces back together and make it work for your needs. ...
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    1902 makes it close to 118 years old. Almost a...

    1902 makes it close to 118 years old. Almost a dinosaur! B & E made a heavy duty rugged lathe for its time.
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    The helix, most call this "sprialing" is applied...

    The helix, most call this "sprialing" is applied to drill collars and heavy weight drill pipe mostly. The kelly is mill with straight sides on the same machine. Not spiraled or helix cut. Even...
  5. Was his name Don?

    Was his name Don?
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    Back in the mid 1970's, I met a engineer from...

    Back in the mid 1970's, I met a engineer from Lehmann Lathe that moved with the remnants of the company when Drilco bought the company assets back then to Houston. He told me and my dad that he knew...
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    The kelley's used in rotary drilling rigs back in...

    The kelley's used in rotary drilling rigs back in the days are pretty much obsolete today. Off hand I don't know anyone who is still using them. OSHA has pretty much put an end to their use and all...
  8. I just about came out of my undies when I saw...

    I just about came out of my undies when I saw that!!! Surprised they didn't scratch a few in each batch. I bet they don't do that today with class 7 and 9 bearing builds....
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    According to the serial number book I have, yours...

    According to the serial number book I have, yours was built in the year of 1944. In that year, they started with S/N C377 and ended with S/N C-454. There was 77 lathes built that year in that size...
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    Hun..........:(

    Hun..........:(
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    I remember dad gathering up a bunch of Formica...

    I remember dad gathering up a bunch of Formica counter top material from our house to take to work back in my early teens.. Used it on one of the half worn out machines to get it back in operation...
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    Look for the serial number stamped on the bed...

    Look for the serial number stamped on the bed between the ways at the tailstock end of the bed. Try that.

    Yeah, Google sometimes translate to words that do not make any sense at all.
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    Set Tru chuck was never designed to run on a TL-2...

    Set Tru chuck was never designed to run on a TL-2 CNC lathe! They are not built heavy enough to handle the cutting forces put out by a CNC lathe. Like the one poster said, probably had a cheater...
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    I personally would not worry about it. The tail...

    I personally would not worry about it. The tail stock base ways can be straighten up when you scrape and fit it to your bed and tail stock housing. Ken
  15. As long as you are not pointing a gun at...

    As long as you are not pointing a gun at anyone....:eek:
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    Steve, What would you charge to re-plane the...

    Steve,

    What would you charge to re-plane the top?

    K
  17. Stick to way oil on all ways on a Bridgeport. ...

    Stick to way oil on all ways on a Bridgeport. Grease will wear out the ways in a heartbeat!!!
    Try Mobile Vactra No. 2 way oil.

    Ken
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    Nice to see them old Lehmann's still in service! ...

    Nice to see them old Lehmann's still in service! Those were some sweet running lathes for their time! You could shift speeds without stopping the spindle except for back gear and reverse!

    BTW-...
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    Here's one from a previous life I have on file. ...

    Here's one from a previous life I have on file. This particular company pretty much drew up everything using paper sacks as drawing paper!

    Ken283110
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    That dividing head is shown partially set up for...

    That dividing head is shown partially set up for doing differential indexing. Not necessarily feeding from the table for helix milling.
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    You can modify the chuck with thru holes to the...

    You can modify the chuck with thru holes to the face, so you can use longer socket head cap screws thru the chuck to the back plate. I have 5" 3-jaw chuck I did that to last year. You can also...
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    They are a bear to remove if someone tighten the...

    They are a bear to remove if someone tighten the sh^t out of the draw bar!!!

    My rule of thumb I used to use, use a 6" cresent wrench and tighten gently. That's all needed to hold a B & S taper in...
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    The 0-16 mill I believe started out with the no....

    The 0-16 mill I believe started out with the no. 9 B & S spindle taper. Later offered with the R-8 taper. I don't recall it having the special Gorton taper in the spindle. The only mill I recall...
  24. Heck, they copied my dad's hydraulic press he...

    Heck, they copied my dad's hydraulic press he built 40 years age. It has a 25 ton Enerpac cylinder mounted on it where they have a bottle jack mounted. I know it has been loaded a time or two to...
  25. One thing that helps on making a cross feed screw...

    One thing that helps on making a cross feed screw for any lathe is the use of a follower rest. It will allow you to keep the PD of the thread consistent throughout the length of the cut. I've made...
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