Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

gear box south bend 9"

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • gear box south bend 9"

    Hey,
    I just got this lathe. It is NOT under power. I have it in the back of my 1953 ford pick up. It worked fine under power when I bought it. Now I am trying to change the gears by hand and the left "position" change gear doesn't move. It is on E and won't budge. I have turned the gears by hand to no avail. What am I doing wrong or haven't thought of? Did I get screwed?? Thanks to all in advance. Fred

  • #2
    Hard to tell at this distance, but I suspect your problem is caused by trying to fool around with it while it's in the back of a truck.

    There isn't a whole lot that can go wrong -- the mechanism is totally straightforward. I strongly suspect that when you get it properly mounted it will be fine. Even if there is a problem, it's highly unlikely to be fatal.
    ----------
    Try to make a living, not a killing. -- Utah Phillips
    Don't believe everything you know. -- Bumper sticker
    Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects. -- Will Rogers
    There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory. - Josh Billings
    Law of Logical Argument - Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.
    Don't own anything you have to feed or paint. - Hood River Blackie

    Comment


    • #3
      when you say it won't budge, do you mean that it won't move down when you pull the knob out or you can't pull the knob out, or you can't slide the tumbler to the left?

      Comment


      • #4
        It doesn't change from "E" to " d" to "C" etc Thanks for help Fred

        Comment


        • #5
          They can be pretty balky when standing still. Try a little more wiggling around, and try shifting the other lever around a few different positions to see if it shifts the gears enough for the left lever to engage. Multiple gears must line up before they can engage. It may also benefit from a thorough bath of new oil and some general limbering up with use.

          Comment


          • #6
            since you are turning the gears by hand, support the tumbler near the tumbler shaft with your other hand to help it slide on the shaft ( DO NOT DO THIS UNDER POWER )

            Comment


            • #7
              Yes, NEVER under power! However, you will need to turn the belt by hand when you try to shift gears so they will go into mesh. I have owned a South Bend 9" Model A for 30 years and it is a very good lathe, you will be happy with yours. Gary P. Hansen
              In memory of Marine Engineer Paul Miller who gave his life for his country 7-19-2010 Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Freedom is not free, it is paid for with blood.

              Comment


              • #8
                Thanks to all. Fred

                Comment

                Working...
                X