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    I have a Clausing/Colchester 15x30 geared head 8000 series lathe. Does anyone out there have the bushing for the spindle to use the #4 Morse center? I need one or the dimensions to make one for my machine. Have not been able to find the item on-line. The part # for the bushing is 50110-0 and is called the center bush No. 4M.T.
    Thanks ahead of time.


    Krutch
    Krutch


    Mentally confused and prone to wandering!

  • #2
    Try these guys: http://fdk3co.com
    Clausing can probably help, for a price.
    I have also imported a few parts from these folks, for not too ridiculous prices: http://www.bowcott.com/cls/cls.htm

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    • #3
      Lovely obscure part to find, had the same problem with my Bantam which goes from a 4 1/2 morse taper (yes, I know there is no such thing officially) to a 3MT, whilst I think yours goes from a 5 1/2 Mt to a 4MT.
      However, the Lathe is basically the same as a Colchester Triumph 2000, if you get stuck and have to make one, the dimensions according to a post in this thread are 3.865" long, 2.440" big end and 2.210" small end, link here http://scalesteam.proboards.com/inde...play&thread=32

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      • #4
        Any tips on pulling the gap piece out? I have the vertical bolts (3) out and the horizontal ones (2) in the bed, but the gap is loose but seems to be held by some dowels? Either they need to be pulled or are there more bolts in from the bottom? I haven't had the gap out but it has been out, just not by me. So I don't want to bust anything. What might I be missing?
        Krutch


        Mentally confused and prone to wandering!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by krutch View Post
          So I don't want to bust anything. What might I be missing?
          A rubber mallet.
          Paul Compton
          www.morini-mania.co.uk
          http://www.youtube.com/user/EVguru

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          • #6
            Hello,

            If you draw a blank in the US, you could email these folks in the UK:

            http://www.homeandworkshop.co.uk

            They refer to these as lathe headstock sleeves. They will export stuff, but I suspect that they are not the cheapest.

            Ian.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by EVguru View Post
              A rubber mallet.


              Nope! Never force anything, especially cast iron. And extra especially, the main lathe in the shop!
              Turns out there are two pull dowels left holding the gap piece. I used a bolt and 3/4"- 3/8 drive socket to jack the dowels out. The first one made a load snap and I thought I busted something. These dowels are tapered and once they move, come out easy. The gap came out and everything looks OK. Gap hasn't been out since '97 and since I didn't remove nor install it was not sure how to do it. The manual for this lathe show no detail on pulling the gap. Not even bolts. And no instructions on it either.
              I could see that the dowels had threaded holes in them but was wary of breaking anything. I could tell they were in solid, to tap on them. I had no idea they were tapered.
              Now to build spindle fixtures for this oversize job.
              Thanks all for your consideration.
              Krutch

              BTW, I may have located a reducer sleeve for this spindle.
              Last edited by krutch; 05-24-2013, 01:58 PM.
              Krutch


              Mentally confused and prone to wandering!

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              • #8
                One possible source for the Morse sleeve is http://www.millermachineandfabricati.../products.html They say they can make it if it's not in stock.

                RWO

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