|Ian McVickers||01/08/2018 07:56:38|
|188 forum posts|
I have just completed refurbishing the gearbox on my Bantam lathe. Several of the bushes were worn making the gearbox really noisy at full speed. After stripping it down and sizing the bearings and bushes I ordered them all from Simply Bearings. A couple of them were ok and did not need replacing. The large flange bushes were a bit longer than needed so had to be shortened and the flange was larger than required and turned down to suit. Its a fiddly job to do but if anyone else is keen enough to go for it the list of parts I used is here:
1 x AJ0812-08 Oil Filled Bronze Flanged Bush 1/2x3/4x1/2 inch (AJ.0812-08.FL) = £3.65
Also remembering to replace the gearbox plug before trying to fill it with oil helps....
|Ian Skeldon 2||01/08/2018 09:11:59|
|487 forum posts|
No good for me as I don't have a bantam, but a very useful post for anyone else that does, nice one Ian.
|1652 forum posts|
Hi Ian, did replacing those parts result in a much quieter machine at high speed. ?
|Ian McVickers||01/08/2018 09:31:16|
|188 forum posts|
Emgee, I only ran it at full speed for a few seconds last night but it was definitely quieter. Left it running for a while last night at slow speed to run it in a bit and will do it again tonight.
|Nick Plumb 1||23/01/2020 16:54:34|
|3 forum posts|
Ian, is this a Mk I or II Bantam please?
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