Re: vintage South Bend dEngine Lathe / 8' Bed


rlm_mcv
 

Adding a car trans for gear reduction was a common practice.  It does not make a lathe unseable and often enhanced opperation.  But if you are after something 100% oringinal just to look at and talk about it may not be for you.

From: marvin haught
To: southbendlathe@...
Sent: Sunday, October 21, 2012 8:17 PM
Subject: Re: [southbendlathe] Re: vintage South Bend dEngine Lathe / 8' Bed
 
Okay, just did some research on the Borg Warner T92 transmission - what I'm buying is not only a dinosaur, but a Frankenstein Dinosaur!  The Crosley tranny is a 3 speed, so the lathe has three speeds and reverse, but no power feed?  I have to admit, I am intrigued so am going to look at it with my trailer in tow, but may not end up buying it.  Buying an antique that is serviceable is actually desirable, but sounds like I may be buying a mess with this machine.  I'll go look at it and check it out - I'll take a bunch of photos as it sounds like a unique machine.  M. Haught  On 10/21/2012 6:30 PM, r m wrote:
 
A Crosley car used a BORG WARNER T92 Transmission.  You can learn about Crosley cars here.  http://crosleyautoclub.com/

From: marvin haught mailto:handainc@...
To: southbendlathe@...
Sent: Sunday, October 21, 2012 6:10 PM
Subject: Re: [southbendlathe] Re: vintage South Bend dEngine Lathe / 8' Bed
 
Please expand since I have no idea what a "Crossly transmission" is.  Since I bought it, I'm going to need to know as much as I can find out over the next few months as I begin to live with the old monster and try to get some utility out of it.  M. Haught On 10/21/2012 5:54 PM, Roger Paxton wrote:
 
It looks like it has an old Crossly transmission on it. rog

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