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by docmirror
Sun Nov 05, 2023 9:30 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Mark VII - dual quill bearing year? All models 1.125HP?
Replies: 2
Views: 822

Mark VII - dual quill bearing year? All models 1.125HP?

Of my three units, all of them have a 1.125 or 1-1/8HP motor. Were there higher power motors installed in the Mark VII from SS?

Does anyone know the cutoff SN or the year of one vs two quill bearing? I thought they were all two quill bearing, maybe wrong.
by docmirror
Sat Oct 07, 2023 8:47 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Mark VII “Project Machine”
Replies: 110
Views: 13063

Re: Mark VII “Project Machine”

docmirror what pics are you looking at? I do have the tie bars on the ends of the feet, the wheel table raising device, and the cam lock table lock. I understood those were later additions. Yeah, I got it backwards, and your's does look like a later. I had to go back and ref one of the pics of my S...
by docmirror
Sat Oct 07, 2023 7:36 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Mark VII “Project Machine”
Replies: 110
Views: 13063

Re: Mark VII “Project Machine”

Day-um! Deal of the century! FYI, you have a Mk VII 'series 3'. There was no official series for the Mk VII but there were running changes along the production. The open ends of the base footing and the non-hinged lower cabinet door indicate a fairly late S/N model. I think the power switch was beef...
by docmirror
Mon Sep 25, 2023 4:45 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: looking for help pricing a Mark VII to sell
Replies: 26
Views: 2860

Re: looking for help pricing a Mark VII to sell

Those gear teeth are avail on ebay. Look for 'shopsmith' parts and you'll find it if you want to replace the section. The gear rack on the ways is another of the poor quality setup done on the Mk VII, like the vac system.
by docmirror
Mon Sep 25, 2023 4:42 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Mk VII series 1 for sale to good home.
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Re: Mk VII series 1 for sale to good home.

Wish you weren't all the way in the north woods, I'd gladly let you have it at half price. You could make a special trip down here, and stay on the boat in the harbor for a few days, go fishing, then take the machine back with you. Why would I be going back? Harbor charges extra for liveaboard. Plu...
by docmirror
Sat Sep 23, 2023 11:37 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Mk VII series 1 for sale to good home.
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Re: Mk VII series 1 for sale to good home.

Wey-ull, I wasn't really interested, but I figgered if I had three, and then I had four, I would - as they say 'corner the market' in Mk VII's. My theory of never having enough Mk VII's has come up against the reality of limited floor space, and a new little baby airplane arriving in a few weeks. Wi...
by docmirror
Sat Sep 23, 2023 6:11 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Mk VII series 1 for sale to good home.
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Mk VII series 1 for sale to good home.

I bought another airplane, so I need to free up some space in my hangar. I'll sell the early Mk VII for a couple hundred bucks to whomever can come get it. I will offer to meet someone if not too far from the DFW area. It's a series 1, with the open leg base. Everything works but the vac system is m...
by docmirror
Thu Sep 21, 2023 11:22 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: looking for help pricing a Mark VII to sell
Replies: 26
Views: 2860

Re: looking for help pricing a Mark VII to sell

I have three Mk VIIs. This might be a shock, but they are generally worth less than a Mk V. However, it is highly conditioned depended. A poor condition Mk VII will bring a lot less than a great cond Mk V, with the same features and options. A great condition Mk VII will not bring much more than an ...
by docmirror
Wed Sep 06, 2023 12:50 am
Forum: Community
Topic: It's triplets
Replies: 43
Views: 5538

Re: It's triplets

I lubed the plastic speed control and the ball, along with the axle shafts upper and lower. Then I loosened up the intermediate shaft and loosened the poly V belt so I could get it lined up right. Slid the belt over two notches on the top pulley. Re-torqued the eccentric and got the belt real snug. ...