Thanks Ted. I figured you would say no but I figured I would try....
I also figured I would use 4140. Looks like it is just standard 1.25 and 1 inch stock. I did get the set screw out but about half the thread are damaged - but I don't think that is an issue.
The next question is bearings - can you tell me what they are so I have them when I tear into it? Are the bearings special?
Looks like Southbend part number PT442R1 for the bearings.
Ted - you also recommended a belt I should buy. Can you please refresh my memory on that?
You might remember we talked about rebuilding my Bridgeport head. I solved that problem by buying a new Atrump 3 axis CNC with a digitizer. I should have it by June and need to finish the lathe before the new mill goes in the shop.