Just bought an old and very dirty Atlas milling machine. I paid $450 with the vise, stand and coolant pump. Lots of things are stuck and there is sludge covering everything inside like dried black tar...with metal chips mixed in! I am slowly scraping and cleaning it out. He also tried to convert the belt drive to the arbor to chain--a clumsy attempt. I will revert to belts if I can find or fabricate replacements.
Two of the 64 tooth gears are stripped of a few teeth. eBay has some gears from Atlas lathes that look right. Would you think that they are the same? Googled and didn't find a source for new gears. These are really brittle!
Do you know how the coolant pump worked on these? I got the pump and some trashed rubber tubing in a separate bucket but i am not sure how it worked. Thanks.... Mike.