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prmindartmouth

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Here is my 10k...........serial C11460KAR. It dates from 1966 and was first sold to the Robert Morse Company, who I think were Canadian distributors at that time.
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The only things that "had" to be done to it after purchase and removal of wood turning dust about 15 years ago, were replace a bull gear pin that had chipped edges and a top hat shaped washer/spacer that was under a spring in the rear hor. drive. It was painted as well, all in all, a dead easy "restoration".
Since then, I added the micrometer stop, large dials and taper attachment off Ebay. It is a joy to use!

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This is my restored SB9
I added the lever collet closer and a taper attachment. I added a "before" picture.

The lathe was in reasonable shape when I bought it for a 62,year old machine. Still lots of work to take it apart, clean, and paint it. I'm still working on a few of the instruction plates that need restoring.

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This is my restored SB9
I added the lever collet closer and a taper attachment. I added a "before" picture.

The lathe was in reasonable shape when I bought it for a 62,year old machine. Still lots of work to take it apart, clean, and paint it. I'm still working on a few of the instruction plates that need restoring.
No machine that old should look that good! :p (At least mine never will. :biggrin:) Looks like you did a great job on the rebuild. :thumbzup:

-Ron
 

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Here are a few pics of my 67 or 68 Heavy 10. I have the lever collet closer and collets, and a taper attachment so far. Its a nice smooth machine with no wear at all on the ways. I am looking forward to restoring it soon. - Bob

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MONTANA BUDMAN

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From MONTANA BUDMAN: Got an old South Bend 1922 I think? on 12/12/2012 an eraly X-Mas present is 13"X6' 34-C serial #24894 the old man I got this from sed it came from a car shop his Dad had in Calif. to make drive shafts it has a Model (A) ford transmission conversion on it to drive head stock with V belts on 3rd step of a 4 step pully. Any comments would be of help I have a good deal of work to do to get it in to shape. going to go back to the 4 step pully flat belt drive. Need to make drive pully my self or find one to buy.Thanks all be safe Bud. . DSCF0413.JPG

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From MONTANA BUDMAN: Got an old South Bend 1922 I think? on 12/12/2012 an eraly X-Mas present is 13"X6' 34-C serial #24894 the old man I got this from sed it came from a car shop his Dad had in Calif. to make drive shafts it has a Model (A) ford transmission conversion on it to drive head stock with V belts on 3rd step of a 4 step pully. Any comments would be of help I have a good deal of work to do to get it in to shape. going to go back to the 4 step pully flat belt drive. Need to make drive pully my self or find one to buy.Thanks all be safe Bud. . View attachment 47635
Those old Model A trannys where bullet proof and they where used in a lot of different applications. Growing up, my dad had a plaster pump that used one of these trannys. How about some pictures?
 

MONTANA BUDMAN

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How well does it work? What size motor? That is a very unique South Bend.
 

fretsman

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You folks have some fantastic looking machines, and work areas as well!

Just for contrast, I thought I'd post a few pics of my SB9A to show what the uglier versions of these machines look like :D I'll even include a pic of my super-fancy home-made lever tailstock :))

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Thanks,
Dave

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I'm just getting into this and am very excited. I was going to get a mini-lathe or something of that nature just to learn the trade. I found this SB 9. It has 3 chucks, 3-jaw and 4-jaw, face plate, live centers, dead center, drill chuck, taper attachment, collets, three tool posts, everything, just everything. It is also in excellent shape. You can see the scrape marks all over the ways. I can't wait to clean it up and get started!

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My 9" SB Model A

According to the serial number:
- 9" swing
- quick change gear
- friction feed apron
- regular spindle hole
- standard swing
- underneath motor drive (UMD)

Since these photos were taken I've added a quick-change tool post (Aloris clone) and have picked up some additional tooling.
This lathe looks exactly like mine but I don't have as much tooling as yours. My serial card says mine wa purchased in 1958 by General Electric. I purchased it in 2010 at the NAMES Model show in Michigan. Love it
 

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What tool holder did you get for your 9A? I am looking at a Phase II for my 9A.


This lathe looks exactly like mine but I don't have as much tooling as yours. My serial card says mine wa purchased in 1958 by General Electric. I purchased it in 2010 at the NAMES Model show in Michigan. Love it
 

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Here is some pics of my 9" South Bend. I picked it up from a moving sale last summer. It came with a bunch of tooling. The 3 jaw was bad so I had to replace it.

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Here is a 10K in very good shape. It needs a head stock cover. Let me know if anyone knows where to find one.

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LuiTutin's Heavy 10"
Born on Date 4/1/1965. Work in progress. Hope the pics come through. (Thanks again "OldMachinist" for the tip on the oiler tube)

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Overthehill

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Anyone else out there have a METRIC 10K?

My 1980's vintage METRIC South Bend 10K. After these photos of how I received it I have fully disassembled it, cleaned, and replaced all of the wicks. I'm in the process of alignment and adjustment.


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Well, I'll tell you guys something. I don't really have use for those machines in my shop, but I'd be proud to own one. Some of those are simply too pretty to use. Like just off the showroom floor. I can tell a lot of love and many, many hours of labor have been invested in them. They have the proper aesthetic appeal, and an aura of old age Industrialism about them that just isn't anywhere else. If my office was big enough, and when I do finally get to fully retire, maybe I'll hunt one down just for something to do and have one sitting by the desk.
 

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Well, I'll tell you guys something. I don't really have use for those machines in my shop, but I'd be proud to own one. Some of those are simply too pretty to use. Like just off the showroom floor. I can tell a lot of love and many, many hours of labor have been invested in them. They have the proper aesthetic appeal, and an aura of old age Industrialism about them that just isn't anywhere else. If my office was big enough, and when I do finally get to fully retire, maybe I'll hunt one down just for something to do and have one sitting by the desk.


I use my many hours each week
 

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My 1965 Heavy 10. Acquired August 2012, Finished total restore in January 2013. I've been using and learning on it a bit - lots of fun!

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