Headstock parts layout and reassembly

headstock spindle and backgear components for a 9" south bend workshop model A lathe

The headstock was pretty straight forward to deal with except for reinserting the shims. The bearing shim packs are very fragile, and you don't want any of the layers to fold over as you push them into their slots in the headstock. In order to not mess them up I had to gently pry the bearings open with a brass bar and push the shim pack in. Remember to check the orientation BEFORE you so this.