Got the motor with new bearings into the K&T 2HL. Can’t hear a thing!
I removed the drive train from my K&T 2HL horizontal mill. My only purpose was to clean the insides of the column real good of all the gunk that’s collected in there over the last 80 years. That, and to inspect the gears for excessive wear or broken teeth.
All the parts are clean and repainted. The windings are as clean as I am going to get them. Replacement bearings are in hand. Time to put this motor back together and see if it still runs.
Slow. And I mean Sloooowweee but steady progress removing 80 years of hardened grease off these motor windings.
Just over here polishin’ my knobs. 😉 No major progress on the K&T because of some other projects. But I’ve been busy removing a bunch of the hand controls and cleaning them up. The two power feed levers for the knee and saddle were bent and needed straightening. Plus a little paint.
This little bugger was what was keeping the saddle power feed from working. It’s a detent plunger that sits under the shaft for the power feed. It was rusted in place. A little penetrating oil (a lot) and some heat (not so much) and an internal pipe extractor and it’s out! The handle moves freely and the power feed is operational! Woohoo!