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by spro
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: South Bend 9 Original Way Roughing
Replies: 17
Views: 1073

Re: South Bend 9 Original Way Roughing

I bought a S.B. 11" some years and it was worn bad. It was made in 1933 and saw War service. Then sometimes used as a grinder, so the bed was shot. It had that remarkable oak bench full of tooling, which remains under my current lathe. I bought a S.B. 13" which takes up some room. Again, it was very...
by spro
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: South Bend 9 Original Way Roughing
Replies: 17
Views: 1073

Re: South Bend 9 Original Way Roughing

"Twist" is important when measuring this but I don't see the 9A getting twisted. It would've been mounted tightly wrong a long time or it is under tension. They all have some wear which takes off the original frosting. We need to know the gross wear that makes it inaccurate. The saddle has a slot ab...
by spro
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: OT creative language
Replies: 36
Views: 4164

Re: OT creative language

Thanks for the encouragement. I went "cold turkey" for some years and along the way got a RX for nicotine gum. For some reason it triggered me to smoke again. Stuff happens but never again with the burning embers and smoke filled rooms etc. No ash trays and all that mess. Tbh I do use the Alto which...
by spro
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: press fit lube?
Replies: 21
Views: 1005

Re: press fit lube?

My old silver Lubriplate has no vitamin C. :)
by spro
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: South Bend 9 Original Way Roughing
Replies: 17
Views: 1073

Re: South Bend 9 Original Way Roughing

I snapped a few pics of mine's ways but they didn't turn out well. The lathe is newer than yours. Just a hint of catching the thumbnail at the ways' apex of the worn area. The top of the front V way shouldn't be worn much. S.B. milled a slot in the saddle so it would stand as the V ways wore. I unde...
by spro
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: South Bend 9 Original Way Roughing
Replies: 17
Views: 1073

Re: South Bend 9 Original Way Roughing

The forward/reverse tumbler gear lever below the spindle gear, hasn't a fixed lock. Every time it needs reversing, it must be positioned to what we think is correct gear lash.. That is what they did. It was a different time. Here 3/4 century later, we expect perfection. One bad gear generates wrong ...
by spro
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: South Bend 9 Original Way Roughing
Replies: 17
Views: 1073

Re: South Bend 9 Original Way Roughing

My South Bend 9A was made in 1951. The unused areas of the ways closely resemble the frosting of Carlos' lathe.
by spro
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Got One.
Replies: 3
Views: 912

Re: Got One.

Consider me one of the Eagle club. My Eagle #66 has the brass flex spout. The tip terminates to a thin threaded nib about #8 size. That is also so cool about Eagles. The spouts and tips are changeable but try to find one. I came across an Eagle #33F on my way. It is the "ALL PURPOSE PUMP OILER" 6 Oz...
by spro
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Recalcitrant Plug
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: Recalcitrant Plug

Did you inspect the oil for gnashing of teeth? It may be seals and such. There is an additive Tran X or something which does work .
by spro
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: OT creative language
Replies: 36
Views: 4164

Re: OT creative language

Not smoking for a month now. Dang, food tastes good, getting kinda fat, more discipline required.
by spro
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Operations Manual SB 9
Replies: 6
Views: 554

Re: Operations Manual SB 9

Thank J.E. for this link which gets you to the particulars. The 9A is the QCGB under drive motor type with steel cabinet bench. Things varied between 1943 and 1951. Spindle bearings became Timken roller bearings. The head cover would not open unless the cabinet side lever disengaged the flat belt dr...
by spro
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Operations Manual SB 9
Replies: 6
Views: 554

Re: Operations Manual SB 9

Not to be fussy about it but there are differences between years and models.