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by johnkgerken
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Nuts! I busted it! Are new ones available?
Replies: 31
Views: 27871

Re: Nuts! I busted it! Are new ones available?

I would drill half way into the replacement cam bore. Then only use a short pin to secure. I don't think I understand what you're saying here. Suppose I was to drill through the short side of the cam. Is the object to drill into the rod so that there is a straight hole through half the cam into the...
by johnkgerken
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Nuts! I busted it! Are new ones available?
Replies: 31
Views: 27871

Re: Nuts! I busted it! Are new ones available?

True fer sure. Also the connecting rod/casting holes are 'uniquely drilled' as well. Wow. OK, so all of this explains much of the difficulty I had during reassembly. I purposely only disassembled one set of casters thinking that would ensure that I was able to get everything put back together corre...
by johnkgerken
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Nuts! I busted it! Are new ones available?
Replies: 31
Views: 27871

Re: Nuts! I busted it! Are new ones available?

Thanks, guys. <sigh/> It's discouraging. I think I'm making progress and then something stupid like this happens. I just can't believe that it split like that.
by johnkgerken
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Nuts! I busted it! Are new ones available?
Replies: 31
Views: 27871

Nuts! I busted it! Are new ones available?

Hi all, This evening I was reassembling the caster assembly on one of the legs of my '55 Greenie, and while hammering the pin back into the rocker wheel to hold it onto the rod, the thing split on the first hit of the pin. I had no idea that it was that brittle. Anyway, I looked in my owner's manual...
by johnkgerken
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Greenie Headstock Restoration: Belt tensioning
Replies: 12
Views: 14432

Re: Greenie Headstock Restoration: Belt tensioning

Where did you obtain the motor belt and what size is it? There is little 'adjustment' room for the motor pan fit. I got them either from Jacob's site or directly from ShopSmith. I'm not sure which one, because I ordered stuff from both of the sites. The belts from both sources would be functionally...
by johnkgerken
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Greenie Headstock Restoration: Belt tensioning
Replies: 12
Views: 14432

Re: Greenie Headstock Restoration: Belt tensioning

> Now a "High speed adjustment" #13, and "reset the outer speed dial" #17 Yep, I need to do both of those. I started to mess with the outer speed dial and stopped because it looked like I might have needed to take the entire speed control out to reset it. Hopefully, those instruc...
by johnkgerken
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Greenie Headstock Restoration: Belt tensioning
Replies: 12
Views: 14432

Re: Greenie Headstock Restoration: Belt tensioning

Woohoo! That did it. She's running smoothly. Now I want to see if I can adjust that motor carriage just a bit to make it fit better. Then I'll go through and lube everything again and hopefully button her up so I can start working on the rest of the mess. ;-)

Thanks, guys!
by johnkgerken
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Greenie Headstock Restoration: Belt tensioning
Replies: 12
Views: 14432

Re: Greenie Headstock Restoration: Belt tensioning

Thanks, Ron. I'll go try that. What do you think about the alignment of the motor carrier with the top? Shouldn't it line up better than that? Is there a trick to getting that to fit properly?

Thanks,
John
by johnkgerken
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Greenie Headstock Restoration: Belt tensioning
Replies: 12
Views: 14432

Greenie Headstock Restoration: Belt tensioning

Hi all, I'm finally closing in (I think) on the completion of my April 1955 Greenie headstock restoration, but I think that something is out of adjustment and I'm hoping that you guys can point me in the right direction. The motor is an A.O Smith 3/4 HP that I rebuilt with new bearings. On its own, ...
by johnkgerken
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Anyone got a decent worm gear and quadrant for sale?
Replies: 3
Views: 5286

Re: Anyone got a decent worm gear and quadrant for sale?

Woh! I'm very sorry. Please accept my apology!