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by John Evans
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Recalcitrant Plug
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: Recalcitrant Plug

When is the last time you did a fluid change? And filter?
by John Evans
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Operations Manual SB 9
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Operations Manual SB 9

South Bend's book "How to run a lathe" is about as close to a operations manual as you will get. As for parts lists go to this link.
http://www.wswells.com/index.html
by John Evans
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Help Identify Fowler Lathe part
Replies: 21
Views: 389

Re: Help Identify Fowler Lathe part

Head stock and lathe bed. Scrap iron if that is all that is there,not much hope of making anything useful from that . Cost more in time and effort than the result is worth. Could very well be some special purpose made machine.
by John Evans
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parting made easy
Replies: 13
Views: 603

Re: Parting made easy

Right Ron no issue when using a collet as long as the collet is in the spindle and not in some form of threaded on chuck.
by John Evans
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drill or mill?
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: Drill or mill?

Not enough INFO. Just need a hole without regard to finish or exact size ,then drill.
by John Evans
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Tail stock alignment
Replies: 11
Views: 787

Re: Tail stock alignment

If you can get the diameter within .0002 or so over 6"in Y do not worry about the height !
by John Evans
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Mill lubes
Replies: 8
Views: 744

Re: Mill lubes

Best rule of thumb is do NOT use grease anywhere on a lathe or mill unless specified for that location by the manufacture.
by John Evans
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Bridgeport feed motor - help
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: Bridgeport feed motor - help

Well that could be either a 6-F or 8-F BP power feed. the one on my 1984 BP has a toggle switch and pilot light on that lower cover.I have a 1986 pub. date BP manual and parts brake down and it says my style PF is the 6-F . The manual has a wiring schematic for the power feed in it. You can down loa...
by John Evans
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rotary shaft seal with concentric tolerance?
Replies: 17
Views: 1469

Re: Rotary shaft seal with concentric tolerance?

Flowable grease at normal room temp is about the same as STP or ,molasses at just above freezing. I do think a adjustable flange with a seal would be a good repair where you can get the seal close to center once the thrust assy is installed.
by John Evans
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rotary shaft seal with concentric tolerance?
Replies: 17
Views: 1469

Re: Rotary shaft seal with concentric tolerance?

I doubt any lip type seal will work with than much deflection from center even if it is constant. Try using a flow able grease ,here in the US we call it picker head grease. NLG 0 is the spec. Farm supplies should have it. If the shaft deflection is constant try a medium hard felt for a seal with th...
by John Evans
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Bridgeport feed motor - help
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: Bridgeport feed motor - help

You need to specify WHO made the power feed unit ! Genuine BP -Servo-or one of the generic imports that are similar to a Servo.