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dmittz

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Thanks, I'm doing my best. Sorry if progress is a little slow. I have a young family so between that and work I don't get to too much time, i've also been sick lately too.

Once I finish refurbishing the parts in the top of the head I will have a look at the lower part of the head and post some pictures.

What does that fork your trying to install do?
 

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I am sorry to be such a pain. I remember young ones and the hassles of life.
This is the clutch lever for the downfeed. I took it apart a while back and I don't remember how it went back together.
The clutch adjustment eccentric is drilled off center. I know it came out without any trouble.
 

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No worries, I know it is frustrating to be stalled on a project when something goes wrong (won't go. back together).

I work saturday's so I won't have time tomorrow but I will see if I can find some time this week to take a few pictures of the down feed mechanism on the head.
 

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Hi Guys, so a bit of bad news my phone died without warning today, which means I have no camera to take any pictures. I had planned to photograph the disassembly of the head today, but with no phone/camera that was not possible. This afternoon was the only time I had available to work on the mill this week. Sorry Azshadeguy I wanted to help you out but looks like it will have to wait until next weekend/week. On the positive side I used my time today to get the final color coat put on the parts of the upper head, so the upper head is ready to be reassembled once the paint hardens up.
 

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No problem Thanks for trying.
I was looking at the thead about the model 845 and it looks like the head is the same.
There are diagrams on the web for the 845 that a lot more detailed than the manual I have for the 745
 

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Hi guys, sorry its been a while I don't get much time in the workshop. However with what time I have I am still plotting along on the 745.

Since I don't want to many parts laying around the shop, I figured I would put the top of the head back together before dealing with the lower head.

a few pictures of the process....
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I made sure to clean-out and re-greese all the bearing and put a bit of oil on all the gears.

I need to get a keyway before I can put the one pulley on...but other than that the upper head is all ready to go.

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Slowly but surely I'll get this machine back into working shape.
 

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I am really liking that color you are painting the mill.
What kind of rivets did you use to reattach the nameplate with?
 

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I am really liking that color you are painting the mill.
What kind of rivets did you use to reattach the nameplate with?
Thanks Azshadeguy. So far I had been able to reuse all of the original rivets/pins that held the tags on.

However, I just noticed this week that one rivet/pin went missing off my work bench and I could not find it so I need to figure out where I can get a new one. If anyone has any suggestions they would be welcomed.
 

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Hi Guys so I am finally getting started on the lower head tear down. The head on my machine was in working order with everything functioning so this should be a good guide for anyone needing to see how the 745 head is put together.

Here's the lower head
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Top view...
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This handle moves the exposed gear up and down...
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The first order of business was to remove the exposed gear. I first removed the pin and set screw that hold the handle to the shaft as well as the set screw that retains the shaft.

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After you disengage the mechanism from the gear you can pull the gear out...
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Here is what it looks like with the gear removed...
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Next up was this....
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To remove the handle there is a pin you must remove and a set screw you must loosen...
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Cover plate removed...
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The mechanism can be taken right out without any further work...
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Its pretty hard to see with all the grease so I cleaned everything up so you guys can see what the actual parts look like...
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I will post more tear down pictures in a little bit when I get time...
 

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With the grease cleaned off...
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With the grease cleaned off...
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besure to remove the set screw on the 'dough nut' that is on the threaded shaft...
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There is a little retaining snap ring at the bottom of the threaded shaft that muat be removed....
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Then drive the shaft out the bottom...
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Next up is the handle that lowers the spindle, the handle is easily removed by unscrewing it...
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That was as far as I got on this mechanism, the heavy cast cover held on by the 3 nuts seemed stuck... I will come back to it. Any tips?

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Well guys that's as far as I got more next time... until then let me know of you have any disassembally tips?
 
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