I was looking at the posting reguarding problems with a quick change gear box on a atlas lathe. I have a trashed gear box I am going to get into this spring. I was looking of the net for information and I found this site that went through the process of rebuilding a Atlas gear box with some good pictures. The site is at the top of this page. Take a look at it. It may be helpfull.
Thanks to the group for the information in your postings. I may be asking for help when I start on my rebuild.
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2012 6:14 PM
Subject: Re: [atlas_craftsman] Re: Atlas TV-36 gear box troubles.
Don,I sorta guessed that might have to be what you were talking about but when I see "spud", I immediately think of potatoes or lay-barges. :-) I've never seen a 10F, let alone had one apart and back together. But looking at the parts drawings, I assumed that if Atlas had ever written instructions for removing and the reversing box, Step 2 would be to remove the bandjo assembly.On finding the missing small parts, first thing I would do is call Clausing. They probably don't have them today as they are hardly rapid turnover parts. But they might. Second thing would be to post a message here and on any other similar list you are a member of. Someone may have had a broken box that was otherwise complete but were only able to find a complete one to replace it with. On eBay for example, the casting and the complete box aren't uncommon but little parts like the spring and plunger that have no particular reason to ever break not so much. If neither of those
avenues turns up the parts, browse eBay looking for sellers who sell a lot of used and more often needed parts and write them including the Atlas part numbers. Some just won't answer you because you aren't talking much money. But some might. Two that I know probably would. Some of those guys might have the parts but wouldn't bother to list them because they only have one or two sets and it really wouldn't be worth the time expenditure to write the ad. If they have them, you could buy something else at about the same price and they could ship the parts you need. I do that fairly frequently with military radio parts that I sell.And if none of that works out, make the plunger and try Ace Hardware (one that still has the parts assortment boxes in the back) for the spring. The problem with getting the spring from McMaster (whom I do use frequently) is that you may have to buy five or ten of them.RobertIn a message dated 11/30/2012 13:16:34 PM Central
Standard Time, mailto:donald-gritti%40comcast.net writes: > Hi Robert > > The spud I mentioned is the round sleeve that extends from the gear box &> fits into the large hole in the bango.(Misunderstood that the hole that > accepts the front of the gear box is part of the lathe bed.) My idea to use a > deep socket as a drift to push the gearbox out of the hole didn't work. > One of the gear train gears was in the way.) Used a large screwdriver &a > hammer to tap the box free. Next I'll do as you suggested previously &loosen > the banjo so the front of the box will slide into place more easily. Lo oking > at the parts illustration it seems the only parts I need to find or make > are the little spring &plunger that keep the gear box handle in place where > you put them. If you can't suggest a source for those pieces I'll check > McMaster Carr supply for them, then, worst case I'd make the plunger. > > As before thank you for your help. > > Don > > > >
----- Original Message -----> > > From: mailto:wa5cab%40cs.com > To: "atlas craftsman" <mailto:atlas_craftsman%40yahoogroups.com> > Sent: Friday, November 30, 2012 1:14:15 PM > Subject: Re: [atlas_craftsman] Re: Atlas TV-36 gear box troubles. > > > > > > > Don, > > OK. But my understanding was that you removed the box. Your initial post > had said that the "transition" screw (which I took to mean the lead screw) > > had been removed but that you then removed the box. If it came off easily, > > it should go back on easily. If it (obviously) doesn't, I would remove it > again and find out why. > > I'm not sure what you mean by "solid spud" and "bed bore". With reference > to the drawing in the manual, what parts are you talking about? > > Robert D. > > In a message dated 11/30/2012 07:15:49 AM Central Standard Time, > mailto:donald-gritti%40comcast.net writes: > >Hi Robert > >> >Thank you for the info about the TV-36 gear box. Plan to use a deep > >socket
to tap against the solid spud that seems stuck in the bed bore. > Then a > >little antii-seize in the bore &if the box doesn't slide into place I'll > try > >pulling on the stud using a substitute nut, a piece of pipe a step washer > &> >a piece of bolt rod with nut. > >> >Again, thank you for your cooperation. > >> >Don > >> >> >> >----- Original Message ----- > >> >> >From: mailto:wa5cab%40cs.com > >To: "atlas craftsman" <mailto:atlas_craftsman%40yahoogroups.com >> >Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2012 10:57:16 PM > >Subject: Re: [atlas_craftsman] Re: Atlas TV-36 gear box troubles. > >> >> >> >> >> >> >Don, > >> >Log into this group on Yahoo. Click Files in the left pane. Click > >Manuals, Atlas or Atlas-Craftsman Lathes (not the one above ending in > >"Accessories"). Fifth entry down is a manual on the 10F series that > covers > >among other > >things the TV-36. Page 7 shows an exploded view of your gearbox. > >> >As to reinstalling the gearbox, with
the lead screw removed (it must be > >removed or at least pulled back out of the way), the gearbox should slide > > >right > >up the bed until the two mounting screw holes line up. Then you can hang > >the bracket (banjo) and gears on the nose of it and reinstall the lead > >screw. > >> >Robert D. > >> >In a message dated 11/29/2012 18:56:51 PM Central Standard Time, > >mailto:sharab85%40gmail.com writes: > >>--- In mailto:atlas_craftsman%40yahoogroups.com , "Don" <donald-gritti@...> > wrote: > >> >>>> >>>> >>>Hi All > >>>Sorry for following this email with my tale of woe. Even though I've > >>been accepted as a new group member wasn't able to post a new message. > >>>My challenge is my TV-36 lathe came with the transition screw removed. > >>Installed the screw but it would not turn when I worked the gear box > >>handle. Removed the gear box, the three gears inside seem to be OK, the > >dog > >>clutch seems OK &the belcrank looks good. Other than those
parts I don't > > >know > >>whether any parts are missing from the gear box. Worse, can't get the > >gear > >>box back in place on the lathe. > >>>My questions are: > >>>1) Would someone lead me to a parts picture for the TV-36 gear box? > >>>2) Any suggestions for reinstalling the gear box, afraid I'll break it > >>if I hit it too hard. > >>>Don > >>> >> >Robert &Susan Downs - Houston > >wa5cab dot com (Web Store) > >MVPA 9480 > >> Robert & Susan Downs - Houstonwa5cab dot com (Web Store)MVPA 9480[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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