60 tooth Backgear lever
|joseph staiano||09/01/2020 14:11:06|
|2 forum posts|
I have just got hold of my first Lathe. It is a Myford Super 7 from 1971-73.
I have a quick question. On the 60 tooth backgear there is a key to engage the smaller brass gear on the pullyhead. This key is operated by a small lever (H4 on the Myford headstock exploded diagram)
This lever was missing so i ordered a new one from myford, but it is a loose fit in the key. Is this normal. Should the lever be fixed in some way or is it designed to be removed when the lathe is running.
Hope you can help thanks
981 forum posts
Hello and welcome, No question is stupid, just beware of some of the answers (especially from me )
Just been out for a quick look at mine.
Edited By peak4 on 09/01/2020 15:06:40
|Martin of Wick||09/01/2020 15:13:46|
|124 forum posts|
it stays in place all the time, clean off all oil in the location slot, thin smear of Loctite (so you don't glue the locking cam as well !). Tap lever in lightly and leave to cure.
469 forum posts
Just looked at mine too & agree with above. It looks like a press fit. Maybe it got hit somehow & elongated the hole.
|496 forum posts|
that, or it's a badly import from India........
heard some bad stories of "New Myford Parts"......
|Roderick Jenkins||09/01/2020 17:35:32|
1814 forum posts
It should be a taper fit, as I found out when I broke mine. Dear old Nobby who used to post here put me right.
|joseph staiano||09/01/2020 18:05:27|
|2 forum posts|
Ok cheers for all the reply’s guys. I thought that should be the case. There is a slight taper bu it does not bite to anything so I think loctite will be the answer. thanks again👍🏻
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