Glad you got it better, Mike. When you have a chance, stick a good DTI in the spindle taper and check the concentricity that way - rotate by hand one revolution and see what you get. The typical Emco spindle can run out near or at zero. Them Austrians know how to build a lathe!I picked up a proper spanner and was able to put a preload on the bearings that allowed the play to go down to just under .0005 from .006 with the new chuck and a piece of cold rolled chucked up. Runout is a flicker on the dot. Swept the tailstock spindle with a coax and alignment is at .0005 though I haven't checked for taper just yet. Ran the machine per instructions in the manual (BIG thank you to you) and the headstock was warm to the touch after 15 minutes at high speed. I wasn't able to get them tight enough for the "spin the chuck hard by hand" and get one rotation, but it's about 1.5-2. I tightened up the belt to the recommended tension, and got the drive gears set properly as well.