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    Bazukka That is a standard manual Bridgeport. ...

    Bazukka

    That is a standard manual Bridgeport. No power feeds to the table, you have to turn the handles.

    Clicvw
  2. Stepping up will almost certainly kill the...

    Stepping up will almost certainly kill the outside edge of the drill. Especially in a heavy duty cordless drill. Fundamentally its a question of stability. when stepping up only the very end of the...
  3. Useful pictures. Especially no 2. Look to be...

    Useful pictures. Especially no 2.

    Look to be gear teeth on the bottom of the rod and a spindle below it. Hand wheel spindle above. So assume a gear on the hand wheel spindle big enough to reach...
  4. If it simply clamped the apron to the rod the...

    If it simply clamped the apron to the rod the effect would be functionally identical to the trip stops clamped onto the rod. Just under manual control. Given that such trips, especially simple dog...
  5. The small hand wheel at the bottom of the apron...

    The small hand wheel at the bottom of the apron is most likely a quick disengage for both power feed and screw cutting. The trip stops shown in the catalogue pictures move the rod to left or right...
  6. Best practice when wiring a machine is to keep...

    Best practice when wiring a machine is to keep the phase wires exactly as per the diagram and sort the connections on the motors and main plug or connection block if its hard wired in. May be a bit...
  7. According to the Harrison manual I have 1 mm...

    According to the Harrison manual I have 1 mm pitch uses 50, 40-60 (pair), 127 as the gear train with the gearbox set to 30 TPI.

    For 1.5 mm pitch the given set up is 50, 40-60, 127 with the gearbox...
  8. I have a PDF copy of the screw cutting data for...

    I have a PDF copy of the screw cutting data for the L5 and L5A lathes out of a manual publication number WH/1MR/10/65/JB. Not sure of the year but as the product list on the back includes Boxford...
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    If the taper turning attachment has sat for many...

    If the taper turning attachment has sat for many years without being used it needs stripping, cleaning, re-lubrication and careful re-assembly with proper attention to setting the gibs correctly. ...
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    I've done the weld-up and re-cut threads thing...

    I've done the weld-up and re-cut threads thing way back on a similar, albeit not lathe, spindle repair. Managed to keep things straight but result was "OK I suppose" at a charitable best with a...
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    +1 for what Tyrone says. With that level of...

    +1 for what Tyrone says.

    With that level of dismantling you have to assume that there is something wrong with it and wonder why a fix wasn't done. Why did strip down guy give up. Could be as...
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    MK 2 (squarehead) Clausing Colchester Master /...

    MK 2 (squarehead) Clausing Colchester Master / Student.

    See colour picture close to the bottom of this page Colchester Student & Master Mk.1 & Mk. 2 Lathes . Metric only gearbox on the one...
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    True but its counsel of perfection for folk who...

    True but its counsel of perfection for folk who are used to doing this sort of job and keeping "big ticket" management processes under control. Which is hard.

    My experience is that many projects...
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    Oh Yay. But sometimes you just have to be...

    Oh Yay. But sometimes you just have to be patient.

    Spent Tuesday afternoon knocking of a couple of pairs of 150 x 25 mm camber setting plates for a racing BMW saloon car out of tool eating...
  15. Historically they are a thermally operated switch...

    Historically they are a thermally operated switch in the contactor coil feed. Usually an add on to the contactor so the same contactor can be used over a range of currents.

    The actual supply...
  16. Front of saddle lifting can be a major pain when...

    Front of saddle lifting can be a major pain when taper turning if the attachment isn't set up just so. Combination of drag from the taper turning device and unconstrained front side of the saddle...
  17. When it comes to oils just use whatever Hydrovane...

    When it comes to oils just use whatever Hydrovane currently recommend. It does change over the years. I'm not a compressor guy. Just a satisfied user so just going by what I have in my last bottle...
  18. Rather you than me mate. About 60 odd seals in...

    Rather you than me mate. About 60 odd seals in the old brutes I believe.

    Was told by a retired air compressor serviceman that you'd need to regrind some of the innards to properly refurbish the...
  19. One small gotcha with the later, smaller,...

    One small gotcha with the later, smaller, hydrovane compressors is that the internal design was simplified to reduce the cost of manufacture with the knock on effect of making it impractical to...
  20. Use the appropriate Hydrovane Fluid Force oil and...

    Use the appropriate Hydrovane Fluid Force oil and change it regularly.
    Choice is:-
    Fluid Force Red 2000 (A mineral lubricant for most installations under normal conditions).
    Fluid Force HPO (High...
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    Possibly the kindest way of holding the spindle...

    Possibly the kindest way of holding the spindle really static is via an alloy plug drawn securely into the spindle taper by a threaded drawbar. 1/2 or 3/4" allthread will do fine for a drawbar. ...
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    If you sign up to the Bridgeport group on Groups...

    If you sign up to the Bridgeport group on Groups io, basically the old Yahoo group relocated lock stock & barrel, there should be full details of motor connections and the adaptions needed to run a...
  23. Yup. Nothing I can see about Rogers in the...

    Yup. Nothing I can see about Rogers in the Setright book. Some detail about the Bristol Tramway Company device and pictures of the Sterling (Sherman design) and Hermann devices of similar layout...
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    In a similar situation I made a U bracket from...

    In a similar situation I made a U bracket from 1/8" plate. Fitted front side to the face and used longer through studs with suitable hollow threaded spacers to hold the back. 2 hp motor I think. ...
  25. Doesn't the Model C come with a taper turning...

    Doesn't the Model C come with a taper turning attachment as standard?

    If so quicker to just make one than futz about looking. Last time I did one I set the taper turner with a dial gauge and...
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