I have not been on the board for a while, but after 10 years time to get my 16 inch lathe running. Its a 1969 version. I am rebuilding most of it - utmost thanks to Ted for the parts and support he has provided me. But my project stalled a few years ago and now time to finish.
I was not going to touch the lower pulley assembly but the bearings are bad so have to take it apart. My old garage would condense a few times a year, and that caused some rust in the lower compartment.
I got the motor plate off (was not fun - need to make a new shaft).
For the life of me can't get the pivot shaft out on the pulley assembly. I found one set screw on a collar and no others. I am driving the shaft out left to right, and it moved in about 1.25 inches on the left, but it barely moved on the right side.
; What is going on? Is this shaft not one piece? And it is very difficult to move it.