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    He's not been around here in 8 years or so. ...

    He's not been around here in 8 years or so.

    allan
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    I also had one of those transition lathes. It was...

    I also had one of those transition lathes. It was regular gray enamel under various repaints. Under that was the notorious south bend 'filler' a weird, grayish putty material that has been on the few...
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    Challenge Accepted! Gharitakis, I do not own one...

    Challenge Accepted! Gharitakis, I do not own one of these lathes, but we can figure out what you need just from inspection of the lathe. Can you please provide:

    1. a clear picture of the end of...
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    Oh, and no- the compound would have to come from...

    Oh, and no- the compound would have to come from another 9" workshop. The 10K is too tall, the 10L has the wrong size mounting flange (and is probably too tall).

    allan
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    ok, that's the 9" workshop, so parts are a bit...

    ok, that's the 9" workshop, so parts are a bit more common. You should eventually be able to find a set of dials on ebay, or ted might have some ([email protected]). You'll also need some other parts...
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    As john said, all south bend cone heads had...

    As john said, all south bend cone heads had backgear, so you have 6 speeds. Also, the modern SB won't have the dials anyway. Can you show us pics of your lathe? SB made two different generations of...
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    Sure looks like a flathead set screw to me?

    Sure looks like a flathead set screw to me?
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    I bet you can salvage what you have. There is...

    I bet you can salvage what you have. There is very little stress on the expander when they are installed properly.
  9. Lots of SBs used the split cotter.

    Lots of SBs used the split cotter.
  10. This chart seems to refer to the reducing sleeve...

    This chart seems to refer to the reducing sleeve that came with the lathe.

    allan
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    Note also that every gear in an old SB (including...

    Note also that every gear in an old SB (including yours) is 14.5 pressure angle.
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    Yes, the traditional (correct) method requires a...

    Yes, the traditional (correct) method requires a pair of big gears, a series of stud gears, and a whole new banjo. For general fastener use, the approximation I gave in the earlier post works fine.
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    The sliding end gear is used on the single...

    The sliding end gear is used on the single tumbler machines. This is a double tumbler:...
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    Oh, and if that's a picture of your lathe, you...

    Oh, and if that's a picture of your lathe, you have a single tumbler machine.
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    So, were you planning to tell us which metric...

    So, were you planning to tell us which metric threads you want to cut? :)

    allan
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    large dials, taper attachment, collets and...

    large dials, taper attachment, collets and closer, lever clutch, double tumbler, later style tailstock. You really don't want it. Oh, and where is it located? :)

    allan
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    Sounds like you measured the chuck, not the...

    Sounds like you measured the chuck, not the headstock :)

    allan
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    So, you said 14 1/2 and Heavy 10, those are two...

    So, you said 14 1/2 and Heavy 10, those are two different lathes, which do you have? also, which pulley did you crack? the big diameter one driven by the belt from the motor pulley?

    allan
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    Does the bushing have a hole through it? If so,...

    Does the bushing have a hole through it? If so, you need to turn it on a mandrel. Otherwise, you are centering it using the chamfer on the edge of the hole, which may not be concentric.

    If the...
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    I would not do any of that- once you get a...

    I would not do any of that- once you get a milling machine, turn the spare headstock and spindle into an indexer. You'll be able to swap chucks from the lathe to the milling machine, which is handy....
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    if it ain't broke...

    if it ain't broke...
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    Use the take-up nut as a press to move the gear a...

    Use the take-up nut as a press to move the gear a bit. Then return the take-up nut to its original position, insert some spacers between the nut and the gear and turn the nut some more. You are...
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    MechGen, are you actually located in north...

    MechGen, are you actually located in north Africa? I might have a headstock casting around here somewhere...
  24. Yeah, at $40, I'd grab it too :)

    Yeah, at $40, I'd grab it too :)
  25. Make sure you get the countershaft and the change...

    Make sure you get the countershaft and the change gears, which I did not see in the photos.
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