View Full Version : Victor 1640 lathe

12-10-2009, 08:34 PM
I have a friend who purchased a Victor 1640 lathe, one of the early ones that has horrible noise in the back gear ranges. we pulled the counter shaft out of the headstock, replaced the bearings and the bushing to no avail. I really don't want to pull the main spindle as the bearings show no play and it's a pain in the rear....anybody else had a similar problem....Also looking for a sompound for this machine.

12-11-2009, 12:40 PM
Does the machine make the noise when the gear train is not engaged?
Victor is still in business.