I need to disassemble my Clausing 5449 lathe to get it downstairs into the shop. The 5449 is a 1968 vintage 5400 series with variable speed drive and clutch.
To remove the lathe bed from the cabinet, I have to take off the3 spindle drive belts. The manual tells how to adjust the tension for those belts, but not how to remove or replace them.
Is anybody familiar with the procedure for removing the belts on this machine? I don't want to disassemble the entire countershaft if I can avoid it.