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Quick Question on BP Upper Head Rebuild

Discussion in 'BRIDGEPORT MACHINES INC. & B'PORT CLONES' started by Dabbler, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. Dabbler

    Dabbler Active Member Active Member

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    I took apart my 'First ' BP clone upper head assembly, to repair the in-out lever for the back gear.

    Someone rebuilt it and put grease on the back gear and pinion. Since there is an oiler there, I wanted to be sure that these gears were meant to be oiled, not greased. I repaired the in-out lever, (the rebuilder reassembled it wrong) and now am ready for complete reassembly.

    Should I remove the grease before I reassemble?
     
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    The In and out gear being the gear that is engaged when in Lo-Gear? If so the area should be filled with grease, if it's a variable speed. On the back of mine head I had a little flat area that I drilled and tapped for a grease zerk fitting.
     
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    Thanks for your help!
    It appears that both grease and oil are used. (I forgot to describe that I have a J type, using V belt on pulleys to change speeds)
     

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