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    Default Parting out Gorton 3-U Pantograph

    Who needs parts?

    Most of the tracer (top half) of the machine was/is missing.

    The table and z axis screw are "pending"

    Everything else is available.

    Please post here or email me:
    [email protected]

    I will make a list of what few pieces of the top there is.

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    I need one of the bearing races off of the panto arm if you have that, perhaps a spindle and the belt tension adjuster.

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    If you have any tapered shank cutters or mini-chucks (B&S1?) I would be interested.

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    I will check on the bearing race, can you give me a part number?

    No spindle or tensioner.

    No tapered shank cutters. I am curious about the collets though? My second machine has a 5/16" collet, is there taper behind that? What do the chucks go for? I made a mini tool holder that goes in the 5/16 for 1/8".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fal Grunt View Post
    I will check on the bearing race, can you give me a part number?

    No spindle or tensioner.

    No tapered shank cutters. I am curious about the collets though? My second machine has a 5/16" collet, is there taper behind that? What do the chucks go for? I made a mini tool holder that goes in the 5/16 for 1/8".
    No taper behind the 5/16" collet.
    For many years Gorton used only their own proprietary taper in the spindles of their pantographs. This is the taper the earlier poster is referring to.
    At some point in the '30s Gorton started offering this new collet system with a 5/16" max capacity in what they called their pantomills.
    You could buy an adapter which let you use the taper shank tools in your collet equipped pantomill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fal Grunt View Post
    I will check on the bearing race, can you give me a part number?

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    Thanks- I will get a chance tonight to see if History of, and reference material for Gorton Machine has a manual with part numbers.

    Basically, it is a stud which runs through the elbow of the panto arm which has a bearing race ground into the upper end.
    The balls are held there when the two parts are pressed together.

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    Trboatworks, did you get a chance to figure out the part number? I'm going to put most this stuff in the classifieds for a bit then eBay. Let me know though if you figure out what you need.

    If anyone needs anything, and I mean anything, let me know. This second machine was complete, but not worth saving. I took what I needed off of it and the remainder will be going on eBay or the scrap yard unless someone here needs it.

    Tracer arms
    Table
    Screws and bushings
    Motor
    Weight
    Pulley and tensioner
    Spindle
    Accessory tray
    Large belt cover / tray
    Gibs, handwheel, lock screws, etc etc

    Tell me what you are willing to pay, I'll say yay or nay. Not looking to get rich, just cover my time and cost.
    Last edited by Fal Grunt; 11-02-2014 at 02:59 PM.

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    $50 for the spindle
    $30 for the accessory tray
    $30 for the "Y" axis screw
    $20 accessory tray/belt cover
    $20 pulleys/tensioner

    And if you need anything else let me know.

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    I'll take the spindle if the bearings are still good.

    When I get out to the shop tomorrow I will take a look at my machine and let you know about other parts.
    Definitely the bearing race- I will grab a photo of it.

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    Any pics? I don't know about the bearings? Turning by hand it's hard to say.

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    Maybe I should part mine out instead of trying to sell the whole thing..lol

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    Oops- sorry fell of the desk.
    I will take a look today.

    Thanks

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    I didn't even bother trying to sell the second.

    The weird thing about these pantograph's, they SELL for weird prices. $100, $500, $1500, and I don't know why. Seemingly similar condition machine sell for vastly different prices.

    If it's a nice machine, keep it intact. They are slow, but they have their place.

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    Looking for a motor for my Clausing 8520 mill -- 220 3-phase 1/2 to 1 HP. 5/8" shaft to fit existing pulley. Yours anything like that?

    Chip


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