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fizzy22/08/2019 09:42:51
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I have just found this rare Haighton and Grindturn Lathe at my local scrap dealer and intend to restore it back to original detail. My version has the two vee belt pulley on the motor shaft but only one big pulley on the reduction part. My question is, why does the picture from the original advert show two belts as it wouldnt run like this - or am I missing something?


John Haine22/08/2019 09:47:05
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Limited adjustment range on motor for belt tension, two different length belts depending on speed range.

Bob Rodgerson22/08/2019 09:48:57
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is it a possibility that the manufacturer supplied the machine with a two speed drive from the motor requiring two belts when new and they were shipped like this. The owner would then remove one belt and keep to one side till a change of motor ratio was required.

Emgee22/08/2019 09:51:31
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Is there any means on the driven pulley to engage the pulley size needed for the job ? the remaining gear would just rotate on a bearing if the drive pin was removed.


fizzy22/08/2019 09:54:03
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Bob, thats what I thought but it seems odd to put them in the picture? This is mine made 1948

fizzy22/08/2019 09:55:02
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SillyOldDuffer22/08/2019 10:24:13
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I think that's an advertising photo - wow, look! 2 more belt ratios. It's not showing how the lathe was operated in practice. Easy enough to swap belts over when needed. The user photos on show only one belt in position.


Neil Wyatt22/08/2019 16:46:31
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Please replace that 'orrible orange monstrosity with a nice v-belt

Then write a few paragraphs about the lathe and send it to me with a few good pics for MEW


Geoff Theasby22/08/2019 17:41:36
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dscf0808.jpgHow about an orange v-belt?

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