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Old 03-08-2019, 10:35 AM
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Got the spindle out.
Be careful with the babbit bearings. They are easily damaged.
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Be careful with the babbit bearings. They are easily damaged.
I thought the bearings were bronze.
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I thought the bearings were bronze.
Scratch the side of the bearing. If it is silver it is babbit.
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Old 03-08-2019, 10:05 PM
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They are indeed bronze bearings.
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Old 03-08-2019, 10:11 PM
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Be careful with the babbit bearings. They are easily damaged.


A friend gave me this ignot of what I believe is babbit. Someday, I may might find a use for it.


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The quick change gearbox is freed up and everything is now turning easily. The tumbler lever is still stuck as of now.

All gears on the end of the lathe spin.

Got the saddle unbolted from the apron. The inside of the apron is rust free.

The list of things still frozen on the lathe are as follows...

The chuck
Tailstock spindle
The back gears are stick to their shaft and won't spin. But the back gear lever will rotate the shaft in and out of engagement.
Lead screw
Feed rod
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Old 03-10-2019, 10:02 PM
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Sounds like you are moving right along.
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A friend gave me this ignot of what I believe is babbit. Someday, I may might find a use for it.


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If you do. Keith Fender has some good Babbitt bearing pour videos on YouTube.
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Old 03-11-2019, 10:01 AM
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There appears to be a bushing missing from one end of the shaft in the quick change gear box with the step gears on it.

Somewhere in the ruins of the garage I got the lathe out of there still might be the 3 speed gear box that was hooked to a "silent chain" that ran on the gear about middle of the head stock. Currently it has a dc motor on it that seems to still be in good shape.

Right now my biggest questions are getting the lead screw and feed rod broke loose and the tailstock spindle.

I do see why some would just haul it to the scrap yard but I enjoy things like this.
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You should investigate whether it is Georgia or the Kibble that is unbalancing your brain

I know and share your passion for salvaging old tired iron but I also keep a lookout for deals on modern equivalents.

My old CMC 16 X 72 will produce a finish that I can not match on my modern lathe because the CMC has tapered bronze bearings and the high speed lathe has $600 each fancy roller bearings.

How often does it matter truthfully probably never because the job is done in 1/4 the time on the modern lathe leaving room for a little polishing if needed.
Probably 99% of all work is simply not that finish sensitive.

Since I have the modern lathe the only time I use the CMC is when the high speed lathe has a job in it.
If a Rush job comes in that can be done faster in the CMC than finishing what is in the high speed lathe first.
The other use is for jobs that need the longer center distance.
Mostly it gathers dust but then so do I.
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