South bend 9" lathe tear down part 1
I took a bunch of pictures of the basic tear down process. This Model C South Bend is not a particularly complex lathe. It has a plain bearing spindle, a simple backgear on an eccentric shaft, a flat belt cone pulley driven from a separate countershaft, and a very basic apron with little more then a handwheel driving a gear against a rack and a simple set of half nuts. I am lucky in that this headstock has later style bearings with grooves cut in them to reatin more oil (I think) and provide a slightly higher top end speed.
Here is the gear train end showing the simple reverse tumbler and the banjo to hold the change gears.
Here we are with the banjo and reverser removed (great view of all the crap in the headstock).