Restoration Progress On My 1955 Greenie

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I realize that this is the 2nd post I've made after saying previously that the next post I make would be my finished Greenie. I forgot something though. When I was looking through my thread, I realized that I never posted a photo of what the finished caster assembly looked like after the electrolysis bath and polishing. It was first shown in post #1. Well, this is what it looks like now. Everything including the actual caster wheels are the originals.
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The Greenie is assembled except for the table saw that I am working on now. Well actually, I came in to to take a break. I'll be done soon.
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WOW, that cleaned up NICELY. Now HOW are you going to keep them looking like that?
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Man-o-Man.. That thing will need to be put in a museum when you're done! Looks awesome!
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beeg wrote:WOW, that cleaned up NICELY. Now HOW are you going to keep them looking like that?
I probably won't. It'll be trashed in no time. All that labor...down the tubes. But hey, I learned a lot about the processes involved. It was worth it.

I bought some Nevr-Dull today as recommended by tom_k/mo in this post. I am going to try that out for preservation.
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Wow! All that beauty and still functional!

ATTA BOY, MIKE!!!:D
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Great work, Mike! After a hard day working on my own restoration, I come in and see your pictures and realize my work was crap! LOL I'm not polishing all of the aluminum quite like you are since they won't stay that way long, but your pictures sure make me want to!
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Zero clearance belt cover to way tube

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Technical issue.....notice in the photo that there is no clearance between the belt cover and the way tube on the left side of the photo only.

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As I move the headstock on the way tubes, it moves easily but I know that the belt cover is rubbing. I can not only hear it, but also see the chatter marks it leaves on the tubes. I've tried loosening the belt cover screws and jimmying the cover around but there is absolutely NO SLOP at all between the belt cover and the headstock housing. EASY fix would be to just remove some material from the ID of the hole BUT would much prefer a CORRECT fix if there is one. Anyone know of a CORRECT fix method or is it possible that this is how it came from the factory and I should live with it.

All I can think of is either the cover is sprung and it needs to be tweaked (how I would do that is a mystery), the headstock housing is somehow out of horizontal alignment relative to the way tubes (no idea how I would adjust that alignment) or the cover had alway rubbed and I should not concern myself with it.

What say you guys?
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I wish I could help. I understand why you want a proper fix. You have done such a fantastic job thus far. It would be a shame to butcher it now.

If the motor cover is removed (moved to one end), does the headstock move according to expectations?

I'll be in the shop today, I'll sit and stare at the problem for awhile to see if I can come up with anything. I think mine chatter as well. I will report back.
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Post by bucksaw »

Have you done any measuring to determine if the holes were punched in the same position on both sides? I'm guessing you don't have a second cover to try?
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