Hello all. I am not only (now) a first time lathe owner, I am also new to this forum. This is in fact my first posting here. After a late-night adventure on eBay, along with a friend who really is well into hobby machining projects, I acquired the South Bend 9 a bit by accident. We started messing with it because it seemed ridiculously underpriced. £15 (about $22). It made it to £99, with my bid hiking it to £101, to find that someone had a high maximum. It still seemed a bargain, so we bid higher, exploring it up to £260, when, thinking better of it, we quit. At least the winner would have to pay something less derisory. I get a big surprise next morning when the owner asks if I "still want it", and another mail from eBay administration explaining that the highest bidder had withdrawn, cancelled, in some way, and the whole thing had "wound back" to when we were bidding, and that I had the right to decline. Instead, I reached for PayPal, to pay the £101 I got my ear bent by my wife, because we forgot that lathes do not usually come free P&P. It was collect from 94 miles away! Fortunately, it fit OK in electrician friend's big white van. So now I have it, and a whole load of questions, many of which, I am sure, already have answers on this site. My first thought is - I have to get the paint back to the right colour. What colour is that? Surely this green was never a South Bend offering! All seems to move smoothly, and seems to have been kept soaked in oil. Given it's age, there are bound to be some things to fix up, but I am just at the beginnings. Not shown, but inside the drawers are various keys, tools, sets of centres, various carbide insert cutters (Sandvik), reamers, drills, borers, chucks, gears, and stuff I have yet to figure out what they do. One first question is .. the front bed slide has screws along it's length, two of which are only just visible between the saddle and the tailstock. Is that a removable replaceable part? [I did try file upload, but not sure it worked] Hmm - somehow there are two pictures, for which I apologise, but I can't fix it.