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Artpro
09-08-2005, 10:02 AM
Can any of you help me locate a drawing or print of the Clausing spindle/pulley assembly? Is the top half of the pulley also supposed to ride up and down on the shaft?I got hold of a machine that had the top half cobbled up to the shaft with bad weld job.
Thanks in advance.

J. R. Williams
09-08-2005, 11:24 AM
Art
The drive pulley is on a short stub shaft secured in the top of the casting. It does not move up and down. The drive quill is splined and runs in a nylon 'spindle pulley driver' The drive assembly can be pulled after removing a set screw.

JRW

Artpro
09-08-2005, 04:41 PM
JRW Thanks for the information. Whatever it is suposed to look like is hidden under gobs of very poor welding, which has the pulley top wobbling--not centered. I didn't want to The Clausing parts manual shows only an assembly from which I couldn't make heads or tails as to its makeup.
Art

JRouche
09-08-2005, 05:28 PM
I have a 20" variable. I could take a picture or two for you. I can only get the top section without removing the side panel. Lemme know. JRouche

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v366/Jrouche/20vsdrive-25.jpg

Artpro
09-08-2005, 06:29 PM
J. Rouche. Any snapshots of the driven varispeed pulley would be appreciated It appears from the picture that your 20" Clausing uses an intermediate jackshaft, which my 15" doesn't have.
Thanks,
Art

JRouche
09-08-2005, 06:35 PM
I snatched that pic from the clausing site but yes, mine is the same. Ill take some pics and upload them. JRouche

I think I still need to know what section you are fixing. I gather it is the motor's pulley you are fixing? The top section of the pulley is stationary as to up and down movement. The lower section of the pulley rides up and down the shaft.

The belt is then driven to a front variable sheave that is the opposite. The top section moves and the lower one is stationary.

What exactly do you need a photo of. Im abit slow http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//eek.gif


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JRouche
09-08-2005, 09:27 PM
Ahhh, now I see. Yours might be completely different? JRouche

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v366/Jrouche/15inVSDrive.jpg

Yours looks almost like its spring loaded at the top, backwards from mine. Pics would not help, all you would see on mine would be the flat surface on top of the sheave.



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Artpro
09-08-2005, 10:09 PM
JRouche. My problem is at the top of the outer shaft that the quill rides in. I pulled it apart and there appears that there's supposed to be c-clip to hold the upper half of the driven pulley in place. I'll contact Clausing to see about getting the shaft and the upper part of the pulley. Thanks again,
Art
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