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    1969 Clausing Colchester.

    Manual says for the head stock, Shell Tellus oil 27 and for the gear box Shell Tellus oil 33 and same for the saddle and slide one shot.

    Follow the manual for 1969 or earlier or are there better choices these days?

    Thanks

  • #2
    Vactra 4 in the carrage, Vactra 2 on the ways, DTE 24 (ISO32) in the gear box.

    Here are some pictures of my bottles of oil at the bottom:

    Click for pictures of the bottles

    -3Ph



    [This message has been edited by 3 Phase Lightbulb (edited 01-14-2005).]

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    • #3
      I knew I could count on you!

      Thank you

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      • #4
        Ooops, you said carriage, does that mean headstock????

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        • #5
          I like your setup and organization.
          Also like the big pictures, but again im not on dialup.

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          • #6
            Sorry, you want to use Mobil DTE Heavy Medium circulating oil ISO 68 in the head stock... Don't use the light oil there.. I use it for my hydrolic variable speed, but that's different.

            -3Ph

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            • #7
              <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by cuemaker:
              Ooops, you said carriage, does that mean headstock????</font>
              The apron sump in the carriage. Fill it with Vactra #4 -- you should have a little window somewhere (It might be painted over so scratch around if you can't find it)

              -3Ph

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              • #8
                Ok, then what oil for the gears in the head stock?

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                • #9
                  forget it, didnt read up far enough, sorry


                  Thank you for the help, again.

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                  • #10


                    Just to recap:

                    Headstock - Mobil DTE Heavy Medium circulating oil ISO 68

                    Ways - Mobil Vactra #2

                    Apron sump - Mobil Vactra #4 (or ISO 220 gear oil)

                    Screws and general bearings - Mobil Vactra #2

                    -3Ph


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                    • #11

                      Do you also have the variable drive with hydrolic system?

                      -3Ph


                      [This message has been edited by 3 Phase Lightbulb (edited 01-14-2005).]

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                      • #12
                        Umm, I dont think so.

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                        • #13
                          also, the ways are also done on the one shot pump. which one should i choose?

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                          • #14
                            <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by cuemaker:
                            also, the ways are also done on the one shot pump. which one should i choose?</font>
                            Use Vactra #2 in the one shot pump. Or, remove the one shot pump and give it to me because my Clausing doesn't have one.

                            -3Ph

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                            • #15
                              <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by BillH:
                              I like your setup and organization.
                              Also like the big pictures, but again im not on dialup.
                              </font>
                              I have my bridgeport in the corner, and I built those two angled benches for easy access to tooling on both sides:

                              My Bridgeport Mill

                              -3Ph


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