I am newer to machiening and decided to get/learn turning. I couldn't pass up the opportuinty to purchase a lathe for scrap pricing. I purchased a sad 13 by 6 South Bend. Following is the informaton given to me by SB.
1. Serial Number: 50323
2. Catalog Number: 166-C
4. Ship Date: October 7, 1931
5. Original Customer: A. O. Smith Corporation in Milwaukee, WI.
I have no other info, So i basically have some questions and need of help locating parts and parts suppliers. I am at witts ends trying to figure out what is supposed to be where and what i dont even have.
On the revering assy there is the spur gear. The one that came with the machine is a 32T about 2 3/4 dia. I have a single tumbler QC GB. I need to repair or replace this gear being it is missing 3 teeth, IS this the proper gear? Where can i get one(someone beat this in and bent teeth also)?
I have installed the gear and setup the gb for 12 tpi and rotated the spindle 12 times and the carrage does travel an inch.
2. Attached is a pic of the left side of the headstock. I have 2 holes on top of the spindle bushings. Are these for oilers? Where do i get these?
On the last gear to drive the QC GB there is a hole on top of the mouting braket(a screw is on the bottom); What is this for, a oiler or a screw?
my motor mounting plate is a fadricated 1/4 inch plate not setup for tension adjustment. I was going to drill a hole to let the bolt pass through but does anyone have a original theyd sell? and know how to change it. A previous owner allredy cut a hole on either side of the shaft that mounts it. They also lost the left and right cover for the leg.
What kind of lubricants should i use?
I apoligise , this is alot but my searches so far have not been too helpfull. I really want to get this back up and running. I refused to run ith with a motor with a bent shaft and bouncing all over the place.