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  1. #16
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    Regardless, if they accept to include it with the lathe then great, else try hard to negotiate a deal because later you will be paying more than you have right now for the lathe to buy them.

  2. #17
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    Default Tafe

    I am surprised that Bairnsdale TAFE would have a lathe that size, it could have been used in the Automotive department maybe. The main training facility for Fitters & Turners in Eastern Victoria was at Yallourn TAFE where they had a large building with many lathes and milling machines and other machining equipment, a heat treating oven , cylindrical grinder and much more.

    I reckon it is a bad deal myself, normally the accessories come with a machine like that. I would be speaking in person to somebody at the TAFE and explain to them that the lathe is next to useless without the accessories. Tell them it is like buying a car , then paying an extra fee for the jack and spare wheel. The office people just need a gentle explanation on how a lathe is set up, you should get a 4 jaw chuck with it at least.

  3. #18
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    Default GMF CAPTAIN Mark 2 - three phase motor

    Im loving the little Cadet, despite still being unable to spin anything up on it!

    Our resident sparky tells me that this motor is a dedicated three phase motor and will not take well to bring re-wired to 240 Volts.

    Does anyone have a lead on locating either a 240 v motor or a three phase/high amperage motor with 8 by 6.5 baseplate that also has a 1 diameter shaft?

    cheers

    SJ
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    You are better off running it off a VFD or a phase converter.

    A 220v motor in the 2hp range rarely comes up on sale in the used market. Or consider buying new.

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    Just buy one of the 220-380v step up VFDs off AliExpress - usually Ecogoo or Nflixin brand.
    Leave the motor as is, hook up the VFD and configure half a dozen settings and youre good to go!

    Steve

  6. #21
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    Default 2.2 Kw 13.9 Amp 1400 rpm motor

    Gonna slot this motor in once Ive bored out the pulley
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    Default Headstock Check

    Shafts and gears look good
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    Default Motor Base plate

    New motor is just gonna sneak on!
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    Default SAE 30 Headstock Oil

    Should I be using a BP Autran TO-430 as a dedicated transmission oil for the headstock? Manual & machine says use SAE 30 oil everywhere

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    Hi Sj,

    SAE 20-40 is a common engine oil ! Straight SAE 30 seems to be in short supply here.
    Best Regards:
    Baron J.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaronJ View Post
    Hi Sj,

    SAE 20-40 is a common engine oil ! Straight SAE 30 seems to be in short supply here.

    Thanks BJ

    I can get Castrol (Bp by another name) Transmax Off-road 30 locally from the local Trucking Joint. Ill check with the boss at work before I order it in (and maybe the Castrol tech line) - but I think it might be just the ticket as I suspect it doesnt contain friction modifiers or extreme pressure additives that could damage brass bushings.

    Cheers

    SJ

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    Default Non-detergent

    Quote Originally Posted by SJ Lambert View Post
    Should I be using a BP Autran TO-430 as a dedicated transmission oil for the headstock? Manual & machine says use SAE 30 oil everywhere
    Usually you use a non-detergent oil in headstocks because it allows any metal particles to gravitate down to the floor and stay there.

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    4 stroke small engine oil is usually straight SAE30.
    Readily available from the likes of the big green shed.

    Steve

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    Hi Steve, Guys,

    The local "Motor Save" place does the Two stroke oil in four pint containers at 32 each. At 8 a pint its four times dearer than a pint of beer !!! and it doesn't tell you anywhere I could see what grade it is.
    Best Regards:
    Baron J.

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    Default New motor mount

    Thanks for all the oil tips folks!

    Ive progressed the new motor mount packing on the mounting table tonight.
    Still got a bit to do while Im waiting for a new serpentine belt and will have to see if the boss will let me bore out the old pulley at work on the weekend ( am definitely adhering to the no foreigners during the week rule!)
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