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Joe Pitz

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Just took arrival of a 9J Gorton. Started to go through the mill head, getting ready for cleaning, painting and lubing. Anyone know how to pull the front pulley?
I have removed the set screws, the draw bar, top plate, and bolts. Also trying to remove the shaft from the quill, all set screws removed, handle etc. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. I will post some pics here in a bit.

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Welcome to the forum.

post some pictures, we like pictures.

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Oops, I see your post count is 255 :oops: I was on my phone earlier and just got excited to see a Gorton mentioned. I used to have a 1-22 Mastermill, shouldn't have given it up.

Some technical info here.


There's a pretty good exploded view of the head so if you have everything loose it may just be a matter of more pressure.

Cheers,

John
 

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Hey, Joe, long time! Welcome back to the forum.
 

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Thanks John, just spend all afternoon trying to get the pulley off, I guess next step is a little heat on the outside of the pulley.

Joe
 

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Here are some images of the beast. Purchased from a local guy, had it covered under his patio for 20 years, hardly used it. He purchased it from work, they had it in the tool room, not sure how much it was used. He had it powered up and running. I have started cleaning and de-rusting.
 

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Looks like a worthy project. Gorton is a very good name in the business.
Any tooling come with?
 

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Looks like a worthy project. Gorton is a very good name in the business.
Any tooling come with?
Yes, collets, a few collet taper heads, 4" insert face mill, a few fly cutters. A good start. Thanks

Joe
 

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Here are some more pics of the restoration progress on the mill:

Parts cleaning and paint stripping has started

I have started a Youtube series for the mill restore, 1st video:
 

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Gorton made some really stout machines, can't go wrong with them, especially if you want to do heavier work.
 

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Those are really nice machines. I picked one up a while back, old Navy machine. It's a horizontal mill with the optional vertical head.Still need to upgrade my rpc to 20hp so I can run it. Do you have the ram for the V-ways on top for yours, or do they serve some other function on that model? Will be following along with interest on your rebuild. Cheers, Mike

This is the model I have. Mine is I believe a 1964 model. 1578282909270.png
 

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Hi Mike, I have a sliding head that mounts on top of the ways. After cleaning I have now mounted the head back on the mill. I believe my mill is a 1954 based on the serial number. The restore is going good, almost ready for paint.

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Joe
 

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Took a look at the manual John posted above. Must have been after my bed time, as I was looking at "F" the ram clamping bolt, and thinking it was some how part of the spindle. Looks like your doing a very thorough job on the rehab, and look forward to seeing it all back together. I think you will find the powered knee a very nice alternative to handle cranking. Mike
 

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Several new videos are out on my YouTube Page:

 
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