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Daithi19/01/2020 19:00:39
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Hi all,

Thanks for the add. I just picked up my first lathe, Myford ml2 in poor shape. Looking forward to getting it running. Dave

Chris Evans 619/01/2020 22:34:56
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Welcome along Dave, what sort of things interest you ?

Steviegtr19/01/2020 22:40:27
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Welcome & hope you get the lathe up & running sweetly.


Brian H20/01/2020 08:18:05
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Hello and welcome Dave. Hopefully, someone on here may be able to help you with the ML2. Let us know how you get on.


Daithi20/01/2020 22:08:32
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Daithi20/01/2020 22:12:47
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Thanks for the replies. I bought this lathe to make a few parts for an old BSA A10 I'm building from parts.

Neil Wyatt23/01/2020 19:19:31
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Welcome to the forum Dave, that should keep you busy for a bit

Search the forum for excellent advice on removing that sort of surface rust which won't have caused too much real metal loss.


Steviegtr24/01/2020 02:34:09
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 My mate builds old BSA motorcycles. He is called Dars motorcycles. & I have had a few myself. Mine was a B33 clubmans that I rebuilt 1954. Also had a Bantam D14-4 with George tod head & 376 amel. I snapped the crank when over reving so fitted a Villiers 2T in the frame. . My friend has many of the BSA marque. Currently on the road he has a 1948 plunger, B31 converted to 33 spec. A B33 1954 in mint condition shortly coming up for sale. A A65 which is mint. A 500 BDB34 Goldstar in touring trim with the Standard gearing in with belt drive & Suzuki clutch. Starts at the 1st kick again in beautiful condition, with modified GP carb so has a slow running jet. Hope you get it up & running. A preferred model to the Triumph of which I had many. He sold his last Goldie to an American chap for £20,000 Regards.

Steve. P.S there were a few mods to that model of BSA that saved the crank from failing.

Edited By Steviegtr on 24/01/2020 02:36:04

larry phelan 124/01/2020 13:58:30
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Hi Dave,

I am in Enniscorthy, not too near to you ,but you are welcome to visit and maybe some of my gear, if it would help.

larry phelan 124/01/2020 16:05:32
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I meant to say,use my gear ! sloppy fingers !cheeky

Daithi24/01/2020 22:24:04
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Neil, Busy for sure. What a shame it would be to let this poor girl end up on the scrap heap.

Steviegtr. You know that there is no known cure for a Brit Bike addiction. I would love to hear more about your crankshaft mods, maybe in the motor area? I'm still finding my way (and getting side tracked) about the site!

Larry, Thank you for your kind offer. You know what a disadvantage we're at over here for parts and prices . Hopefully I will be up and running soon. I don't have a tail-stock yet so can't tell how straight the poor girl is. smile o

larry phelan 125/01/2020 09:22:27
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Dave, Tell me about parts and prices !!!

You are welcome anytime and good luck with your rebuild.

PS Don't worry about the rust I,ve seen worse much worse !wink

Gerard O'Toole25/01/2020 13:30:10
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In much the same position as yourself, I have a small lathe for making items for my motorcycle too. Situated in Galway so I too am familiar with both the cost and scarcity of machines and tools

Best of luck with the A10, what year?

steamdave25/01/2020 13:56:21
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Welcome, Dave and hello from West Cork.

You might consider joining the Myford Owners .io group to get helpful advice with your machine.

The Emerald Isle

Harry Wilkes25/01/2020 15:16:13
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Welcome to the forum got a bit of work on yours hands there, look forward to end result


Daithi25/01/2020 20:16:23
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Larry, Yup, there's hope for the girl. Thanks again yes

Gerard, When I say A10 in reality its a box of bits which the missus can understand my attraction to. I'm planning to build a Super Rocket replica with alternator and Norton primary. Won't make the rivet counters happy thought. What are you riding yourself?

Steamdave, Thanks for the link. I had great plans for this evening but I will chalk it down to "research" and no doubt will wander back over later for another look.

Harry, Its not as if I don't have enough to do around here. Suppose it's keeping out of the pub beer

Bill Chugg25/01/2020 20:32:14
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Welcome on board from a past Triton builder. Featherbed frame and Tiger 110 lump.

Restoring lathes can become addictive but trust you will update us with photos of the restoration.


Daithi25/01/2020 21:59:08
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Thanks Bill. Always lusted for a Triton but only managed to drop a T120 into an Bizza frame, Went like the clappers all the same smile d


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