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Mike London08/09/2019 11:06:37
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Having recently acquired a Bridgeport. I have discovered that the feed reverse knob assembly has been sheared off at some time. The assembly is attached to the reverse clutch rod by what appears to be 8- 32 UNC thread measuring at 5/32 and this has sheared off inside the reverse clutch rod, so try as I might I cannot remove the remains.

I have obtained new spares but the clutch rod is pinned to another rod in the head to which I would need to access to replace.

I have copies of the Bridge port manual parts list but this just shows a whole page of disembodied parts with no indication of interconnection. There is no easy direct access to the parts to view and I know that in there, is a whole load of worm gears, springs etc. and I am not particularly keen to go in and start dismantling and have a whole load of bits explode on to the floor!
Especially as the rest of the machine is working fine!

Anyone had any previous experience? - or any pointers to information?
Even U tube videos, of which I have trawled through many, seem to bypass this part of the machine.
Is it possible to replace the clutch rod without dismantling the whole of the head?

Cheers

Mike

Edited By Mike London on 08/09/2019 11:09:27

john fletcher 108/09/2019 11:13:48
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Hello Mike, send me a PM as I have an address of a man who may be able to help you. John

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