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Mike London07/09/2019 16:02:55
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I have been following this site for a while but thought it is now time to introduce myself.

Been pottering about in home workshops ever since childhood. Father was an engineer, so if I wanted to make something or if my bike, for instance, had a puncture or needed fixing, he would show me what to do and thereafter if it happened again he would say "you know what to do - fix it". Same when I acquired my first cars etc.

Always liked fixing and making things. Had veteran and vintage cars and motor cycle flat tankers. Had to make your own spares!

From starting off with a Myford, currently have a Harrison M300 and a recently acquired Bridgeport squeezed into the garage.

Would like to chat to anybody who has experience of Bridgeport head internals, particularly access to the fine feed reverse knob assembly and the reverse clutch rod linkage.



Neil Wyatt08/09/2019 13:10:07
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Welcome to the Forum, Mike.


David George 109/09/2019 15:48:22
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Hi Mike welcome to the forum. I worked on many Bridgeport mills in my time and I don't remember any problems with repairing the gear feed mechanism. I hated the quill spring as it needs a bit of ingenuity to get the spring to latch but all the rest was just removing parts sometimes from both sides to get at them. Just look at the parts list and work your way through them taking pictures and laying them out in reverse order to assemble after changing broken parts.


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