Yes you need those. There purpose is to break the surface
tension of the oil so it runs down the oil return hole.
I do not know of a source, Would be like finding muffler bearings for
Clean up what you have should be one in each hole.... 4 total. If
they are that bad make some out of spring wire from a hobby
Most folks lose them during tear down and don't know it. I am really
surprised you found literature that lists them. I will file
I will be over to your house for dinner soon.
At 01:30 PM 4/19/2014, you wrote:
So, now that I have finished my teardown and painting of my 1944 9a, I am
preparing for trying to put this sucker back together.
While I’ve been in the process of the teardown I’ve ordered a few new
parts such as a needle bearing to replace the fiber washer take up nut
and some new gits oil hole cups etc.
The one thing that I haven’t been able to find are replacements for the
little Spindle Bearing Oil Return clips – Part number 379N1 and 380N1 on
the headstock parts page (see here:
The ones from my lathe seem a bit funky…worn or just old…and was
wondering if anyone knew of a source or option for replacing. Also
wondering how necessary they are to the oil flow.
Any info or suggestions appreciated.
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