Thanks for the recent help on cleaning clutch plates. I have now cleaned out all the old oil, gunge from the sump, etc, and refilled with new oil. I have adjusted the selector so it clicks into foward, reverse, and neutral. reverse is fine, it engages and disengages correctly, but forward engages, but when it is moved to the disengage position, the lathe doesn't stop turning. I have checked that the selector is in the neutral position. If I turn off the motor and then back on again, it will usually not start turning. (as it should)
The lathe is a Gornati Leopard, and has 2 clutches on the shaft driven by the motor. These look like about 10 or so disks that get compressed when the selector is pushed towards them. There seems to be an adjusting ring on the side closest to the selector that could be adjusted with a pin wrench. I haven't seen if there is a locking ring or screw to stop movement after adjustment.
It would seem that I should be loosening off this ring a touch. Is this something I can safely do, or am I likely to be opening up a can of worms?
Any help would be appreciated.