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    LOL noticed that too!

    LOL noticed that too!
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    Where is the Rev / Off / Fwd switch on this...

    Where is the Rev / Off / Fwd switch on this variety of square dial?

    I concur with most here get the OE MD drive going.

    I don't see much of the MG set / drive / controls in the pictures, but...
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    Just a hunch, check with DFT a check valve...

    Just a hunch, check with DFT a check valve manufacturer.

    They have similar things for industrial applications, but not if they have something for 1/4-3/8-1/2" pipe plug arrangement.
  4. I was also unable to source these bearings with...

    I was also unable to source these bearings with the snap ring groove. I put a good bit of effort into sourcing them as well.

    I considered cutting my own snap ring groove, but in the end I took...
  5. What he said! ^^^^ :)

    What he said! ^^^^ :)
  6. The passage is to allow oil that worked its way...

    The passage is to allow oil that worked its way through the bearing to drain back to the main housing rather than coming out around the shaft. It is likely "splash" / "sling" lubricated.
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    Do pull it apart and check/clean the bearings. I...

    Do pull it apart and check/clean the bearings. I did the same to mine. I pulled off one end bell at a time and never removed my armature. No the front bearing does not get lube from the gearbox. ...
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    So back at it a little in between working the 68...

    So back at it a little in between working the 68 GTX.

    One more pile of parts off the bench.

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    Thanks cal for the dimensions on the x-slide lock screw

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  9. Thread: FS Swiss Files

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    I love a good old fashion Swiss mill!

    I love a good old fashion Swiss mill!
  10. I struggle with the site's native search engine. ...

    I struggle with the site's native search engine. I usually start with google first and it points me back here :)
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    Another good source I used was Object moved...

    Another good source I used was

    Object moved

    I don't recall paying much over $10 a piece for my carriage bearings.
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    You should feel lucky! Com is looking great! It...

    You should feel lucky! Com is looking great! It will clean up handsomely. It will take some work, but that is the single most important thing to keep clean and tuned up in a DC motor.
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    On spot as always Cal. Thanks

    On spot as always Cal. Thanks
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    ... You are WAY WAYYYY over thinking this. ...

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    You are WAY WAYYYY over thinking this. Shove some felt in there to help distribute and dampen the flow of oil, shove some candle wick or torn up t-shirt in there for the same result. Put...
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    I used a piece of wool "felt" I purchased from...

    I used a piece of wool "felt" I purchased from McMaster. Same material I am using to make way wipers and so forth.
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    Meanwhile back at the mill (literally). I...

    Meanwhile back at the mill (literally).

    I was cleaning up some rash on the cross slide...mostly cosmetic. I put a .125" x 4.80" chamfer on top edge of the cross slide assembly. Looks a lot...
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    Yes Yes, I was debating either getting a new nut...

    Yes Yes, I was debating either getting a new nut or machining something to either re-sleeve / re-establish a solid bottom for the pin hole in the nut. I'm leaning this way for the moment.

    The nut...
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    currently where we are at with the lathe 259601

    currently where we are at with the lathe

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    Did some quick experimenting tonight and found...

    Did some quick experimenting tonight and found that the "pin" that goes down in the non threaded hole of the nut does bottom out before hitting the lead screw. There isn't much meat down there but...
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    that pad looks exactly like the one I took out of...

    that pad looks exactly like the one I took out of my tail stock which my senses said was original. my feeling is it "dampens" and spreads out the flow / distributes of the oil.

    I replaced my...
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    So pondering my cross slide feed nut backlash...

    So pondering my cross slide feed nut backlash adjustment. In my case (but not everyone's) the "supposed" backlash adjustment pin hole in the nut is open through the bottom. Obviously and as...
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    Some pixs from some recent efforts on the...

    Some pixs from some recent efforts on the carriage, apron, way wipers, etc

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    Sorry to be short, but yes the one locks the...

    Sorry to be short, but yes the one locks the screw, the other two in the nut secure and adjust the nut's backlash. Regarding what goes on without a taper attachment for the screw/draw bar I'm not...
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