I bought a Royal collet closer on eBay for my Clausing. It wasn't the
right length, but I was sure I could modify it. Turns out to be 1-1/8
too short. Oddly, the knurled ring that keeps the bearing from coming
off the tube has an extension that comes back along the tube 1-1/8.
Machine this off, and move the flange that carries the fingers back
1.125 and it ought to work just fine. Trouble is I can't figure out how
to get that flange free from the tube. Just got done peering down the
threaded holes that secure the tubular collar with two flat head screws,
there sure doesn't appear to be a set***down there. (used a
microscope and an optical fiber) Of course I've removed the snap ring.
Is this thing just a nice tight slip fit and probably lightly rusted in
place, or is there something I've overlooked?