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    Quote Originally Posted by SpongeRich View Post
    Another option for dealing with the rust is to use some Evaporust. (Available at most auto parts stores). You can soak a rag and cover it with some plastic wrap. Let it sit overnight and it should clean that rust up without any abrasives. I've soaked parts in it for over a week and it won't touch any good metal, but removes the rust quite well.
    I just pulled a 9" Logan bed out of an overnight Evaporust soak. It was MUCH worse than yours. Looks nearly new today

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    mine really wasnt to bad, I just used 0000 steel wool on it. I have decided after pulling the lathe apart a bit to change the wicks, just to go ahead and paint her up too. I figured I might as well since I am taking it apart anyways. The quick change gear box brass bushings were super tight. The gallon of carb cleaner works awesome

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    Progress so far ;-)
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    Good - I see you got the rebuild book.

    Did you slot the original drive screws that fasten the gear box nameplate, or are those new? If they're new, how did you remove the original ones?

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    Yes, I got the rebuild manual and Oil kit. The rebuild has been very straight forward so far. I cut a slot in the drive screws, taped the head with a hammer lightly to free them up and turned them out. I did re-use the originals.

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    Anyone see a problem with the wear on this Traverse gear?

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    I think that'll work just fine.

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    looking good so far.
    i also have a 9a,no milling attatchment,but a taper attatchment and a toolpost grinder.
    nice looking piece.enjoy.
    i dont regret buying mine.

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    Ok, good to know This lathe came with some kind of grinder, It looks like it runs off the lathe belt system. I'm not sure how it hooks up though. I'll be looking into that once the lathe itself is in good shape.

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    A couple pictures of the progress. I've been working on the lathe quite a bit the last few days.

    First pic is playing: how many lathe parts can you find in the picture


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    guess a pic of my monster got on here as well.
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    Default almost ready to start assembly

    I am having a tuff time getting the lathe bed clean. Every other part I have bead blasted or let soak in carb cleaner. But the bed is too big for either method. Any thoughts on how to get it degreassed really well? Pics of progress:lathe321-001.jpglathe321-002.jpglathe321-003.jpglathe321-004.jpglathe321-006.jpg

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    Looks nice. Wish I had the patience to paint mine

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    Kerosene or WD-40. Or simple green, undiluted, then hit it with a garden hose. Or take it to your local carwash and hit it with the wand.

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    It does take a ton more time to paint, but it does look sharp all painted up. I am getting sick of painting....but im almost done.

    I'll pick up some simple green and use my pressure washer.

    Quote Originally Posted by SpringGunner View Post
    Looks nice. Wish I had the patience to paint mine

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    I bought a $40 parts washer from harbor freight and filled it with SuperClean (purple power...same stuff) and i also threw in two small submersible fish tank heaters. Works extremely well for cleaning anything that fits in it. When I get to the bed, I will probably use a big rubbermaid tote, but the SuperClean is still the best degreaser I've found.

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    green stuff and hot water through the pressure washer was awesome

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    Well, that was quick.

    With my 1st SB, I tore it apart, cleaned, stripped and painstakingly painted it. With my 2nd SB, I decided I'd had enough of stripping and painting, took it apart, cleaned it, put it back together and used it.

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    What do you guys recomend for a drive belt? Link style? Where do you get it?

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    Im planning to go with automotive serpentine...from napa...but I dont know a part number yet...I think you have to measure your belt and convert it to mm and then the parts guy should be able to find you one...or so ive read.

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    I have v-belt drive

    Quote Originally Posted by freeclimbmtb View Post
    Im planning to go with automotive serpentine...from napa...but I dont know a part number yet...I think you have to measure your belt and convert it to mm and then the parts guy should be able to find you one...or so ive read.


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