Im restoring a 11x24" Logan 910, and removed the spindle for
inspection, and installing a new belt, and would like to know the
proper way to set the bearing preload on this lathe. Both of the
bearings have spring washers under them, two each facing opposite
I assume these are for preloading, but when I tighten the rear spindle
nut, its difficult to know when to quite. Ive considered indicating
the spindle nose and then pushing and pullling the spindle,. but with
the spring washers.. that would be pointless. The spindle nut is
..btw.. the***on flange for the Royal Collet closer...<G>
(found a complete headstock with minty gears.. complete with Royal
Collet lever collet closer.. has the 5C spindle nose, all adapters and
even had a collet, which when I pulled it out...had a stop in the
bottom of it...YAY!!! )
I even made chips today with it..YAY!!!!
Now I have to figure out how to install the 1920 QC gear box Ive been
hoarding for a moment like this. The original lathe had change gears,
and I believe Im still missing the idler gear and hub..sigh....
The rear mounted motor was 208 3 ph, and I installed a 110 3/4hp
(THANK YOU JERRY!).. Ill have to muddle about a bit, figuring out how
to rig the drum switch for reverse though...swapping 5&8.. sigh again.
Anyone have a good used tailstock for this machine? It came with
production crossslide and turret, which Ill likely never use... or at
Thanks for the info.
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