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semi OT:Been a bit behind in my "mutt" thread, here is why....
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: January 28, 2018 07:18AM

I have always wanted a brake lathe since I have may cars and do family's cars also. I picked up this brake lathe that was fully functional in good order but dirty and I believe from the late 60's early 70's.

So in my typical fashion it has to be totally gone through before I start using it otherwise I'll never get to doing it and just use it.

Realized I do not have a original pic!

Here it is stripped down and scraping decades of goo off.



Inside all clean and painted:



All casings and castings painted:




The original color for the contrasting paint was yellow, I did not want the table top to be yellow again because of showing all dirt easily so I went with red. I recreated the tag with the original colorings as a tribute to its original coloring. (Not that it really matters with a brake lathe spinning smiley sticking its tongue out ).

I also replace the motor bearings, which were shot, and one of the tapered bearings in the drum cross feed, also new boots and a few misc. items.

I also added an extended bushing and support bar to give me 2" more travel for larger disks.

It has less than .001 runout at the end of the spindle and works great!



-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/28/2018 07:19AM by toms73novass.

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Re: semi OT:Been a bit behind in my "mutt" thread, here is why....
Posted by: fred bagnall ()
Date: January 28, 2018 07:31AM

Nice piece, and nice work thumbs upsmileys with beer


64 Greenbrier std -110, 4spd,barn find on the road again after 46 year hiatus.
66 Turbo Corsa, 180hp,posi-trac, quick steering HD suspension,AM-FM-multiplex,soft-Ray glass all around
Floridian currently residing in Nor Cal

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Re: semi OT:Been a bit behind in my "mutt" thread, here is why....
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 28, 2018 08:01AM

As always!!! looks great!





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Re: semi OT:Been a bit behind in my "mutt" thread, here is why....
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: January 28, 2018 09:57AM

Nice,thumbs up around my area it's nearly impossible to get a drum or rotor machined sad smiley,lots of automotive machine shops are closing sad smileyand automotive repair shops are getting rid of their brake turning machinessad smiley Times are changing ....FAST !

Orangeville, Ontario. CANADA

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Re: semi OT:Been a bit behind in my "mutt" thread, here is why....
Posted by: BobV66Vair ()
Date: January 28, 2018 10:27AM

Just like the one I used at Ford in the early 70's. Your looks better! Great work.

Bob Vinnacombe
Sandy, Oregon
1965 Corsa 140 stock
1966 Monza Soon to be race car
1968 Monza Parts for now

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Re: semi OT:Been a bit behind in my "mutt" thread, here is why....
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: January 28, 2018 01:21PM

Thanks guys, as Mel has stated, around here I can only think of one place that has a machine. If I take it there I have to drive 20 min and then they say come back in 1-2 hrs.....

Also, I am wary of them taking too much of a cut to make it look perfect. I'd rather have a few pits and more meat for turning again if needed, than a pristine cut. These are the type of things that I can't control if I don't do it.

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: semi OT:Been a bit behind in my "mutt" thread, here is why....
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 28, 2018 03:13PM

Now you need a shoe arc machine!





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Re: semi OT:Been a bit behind in my "mutt" thread, here is why....
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 28, 2018 03:45PM

Just looked on the web for used machines... $750 and up plus shipping... not worth it... Grinding drum paper is expensive as well..

I've alway used a bench disc grinder... with adhesive disc...8" is fine..

Last one used an old cutoff saw base with the slider screw clamp.

If the shoe is high in the middle... set distance for the ends...

If LOW in the middle... set distance at center. Works great..

Sadly sold it soon after I moved here... offer was too high to pass up... ggg

Basically cut the base to be able to bolt / clamp to disc plate..

Put clamps on Swivel [ turned sideways ] to hold shoe.. once you start it will make sense.





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