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Thread: Centec 2B power feed gears and gearbox internals.
12/04/2020 19:49:48

Just realised also that as well as the diameter of the worm I need to know the number of teeth on the wheel it meshes with as well...sorry !

12/04/2020 19:37:24

Actually having just done a quick calculation on the dimension given on that caliper it turns out the gears are 20DP.

Thats the same as the gears on a Myford gear train. Went out to my workshop to test that out on the one remaining gear I have on the Centec and yes, it's true, it meshes nicely with gears from my Myford ML10 lathe.

Should be able to make some more ratios then maybe ? Worth knowing anyway !

Edited By Nick Tolhurst on 12/04/2020 19:38:16

12/04/2020 18:16:16

Thanks Geoff for the help I've sent you a message and will be posting up photos of what I have shortly.

Thanks also to Gary, terrific photo's, many thanks for them. Do you have a side on photo of those gears to give me a clue of the length of the dog clutch pins ?

Also what;s the overall diameter of that worm wheel ?

Cheers ! Nick.

11/04/2020 18:54:50

Does anyone have a Centec Mill with a power traverse on the table ?

I have a Centec 2B with some parts of the power feed gearbox intact.

However I only have the gear that fits on the leadscrew and the fork that engages with a gear that slides along a shaft to disengage the feed.

I can see from some pictures on the web and from the parts list some of the gears and the number of teeth can be counted. However I need details of the gear that the fork engages with and the worm and wheel that connects to the motor.. I need to know diameters and the number of teeth. Also there appears to be a number of parts that engage wtth the slotted gear on the fork to act as a dog clutch. The details of these parts are not clear.

Also I dont have the plate that encloses the end of the cast box althogh I can probably guess that.

Any details of a suitable motor would be great too as I dont have that either !

I know the originalwas a Brook Gryphon 1/8 horsepower. any ideas for a replacement ?

Any help appreciated.

Cheers Nick.

30/03/2020 09:32:58

Fantastic !

Very grateful.

Pity I missed that on Ebay !

Do you have a Centec mill yourself ?

25/03/2020 19:50:40


Does anyone have an original Centec dividing head ?

If so, any chance of some nice "square on" photos of it from ech side, front . top and bottom.?

I'd like to make an accurate copy to go with my Centec 2B Mill.


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