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New to me Mark V, Ready to Dive in.

Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:12 pm
by DMcCam
Hello Gentlemen,

Thank you for allowing me to join your wonderful forum! A few years ago I was given an old Mark V that's been sitting patiently in my garage for attention ever since. Now that I've found this treasure trove of information restoring her seems possible.

All the Best,

Dave

Re: Newowner Informaton

Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:23 pm
by JPG
Welcome to the Zoo! :D

Remember there are no dumb questions. :)

We been there scratched our heads also! :rolleyes:

Re: Newowner Informaton

Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:12 pm
by DMcCam
Thank you JPG. I'm still trying to get my sea legs here; there's a lot to learn. Would you be so kind to let me know where I can find the original 1955 Mark V packing list? I'd like to know if I'm missing anything. I downloaded the MKVSTDPartsList _1_14.pdf but it appears to be for a later model.

Thank you again,

Dave

Re: Newowner Informaton

Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:55 pm
by JPG
DMcCam wrote:Thank you JPG. I'm still trying to get my sea legs here; there's a lot to learn. Would you be so kind to let me know where I can find the original 1955 Mark V packing list? I'd like to know if I'm missing anything. I downloaded the MKVSTDPartsList _1_14.pdf but it appears to be for a later model.

Thank you again,

Dave
I do not have such a list, but can show you what came with my 1963 Goldie.
Goldie standard accessories 1963.jpg
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Should be visible after Admin kills the bug again.

Re: Newowner Informaton

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:52 am
by DMcCam
Wow, Thanks JPG!

I can't see from the image, did the table come with a saw guard? If not, it looks like I've got the lot including the casters and a few more saw blades!

Dave

Re: Newowner Informaton

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:12 pm
by JPG
DMcCam wrote:Wow, Thanks JPG!

I can't see from the image, did the table come with a saw guard? If not, it looks like I've got the lot including the casters and a few more saw blades!

Dave
No. It was an 'extra cost' accessory.
goldie optional accessories p4.jpg
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Re: Newowner Informaton

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:50 pm
by DMcCam
I guess so! Back in the day it would have been like spending $200 today.

In reviewing the list, I've got the Table Insert Dado, Add-A-Coupler, Front Table Extension and Miter Gauge Safety Grip. I also have the Jointer. If everything cleans up OK, I'll have a good start.

Thank you again,

Dave

Mark V, No Access Port

Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:11 pm
by DMcCam
Hi Guys,

My Mark V does not have the access port opposite the speed control dial. How do you do check inside the housing without the port? Can you see anything by removing the Quill? I'm hoping to do a visual check before having to do a complete tear-down of the headstock.

Also, I managed to remove the speed control handle using a 5/64" Allen wrench but on the video the technician says to use a 3/32". Do the new handles use a larger size or do you think this is a mismatched replacement from the original owner?

Thank you in advance,

Dave

Re: Newowner Informaton

Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:11 pm
by JPG
Dropping the motor pan(and motor).

That gets you in for a good look.

If the screw/allen wrench fit, do not 'fix' it.

The movable sheaves likely do not have an oil hole either.(if original)

The belt cover comes off easily.

The motor/motor pan removal is easier if you raise to vertical, install the table backwards(from the 'bottom' of the carriage) and use the table to support the motor and pan(heavy).

FWIW, you have an "A" headstock casting. You may also have a Gilmer drive.

Re: Newowner Informaton

Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:07 pm
by DMcCam
Thank you very much JPG for your excellent tutorial. Your help is greatly appreciated kind Sir. I'll take a peak inside once I can get her cleaned up a bit. The guide tubes are pretty rough and moving the headstock or table is quite difficult right now. Probably need to post some pictures too.

Gratefully,

Dave