clausing-colchester info needed

I just picked up a VS-13 clausing colchester lathe.
looking for a lube chart, spec sheet, parts diagram, and a general
manual for one.
also, does anyone know what size motor is in one of these? I can't seem
to find a label on it and i need to find out to spec my phase converter.
thanks,
--joel
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joel
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I might have the info you need. Is your lathe the rounder headstock model or the newer squarer one? Also, is it a two speed motor?
Dixon
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Dixon
I didn't know they made a variable speed. Maybe it *seems* like a VS cuz the clutch on the squarehead is slipping! :) Does it have sort of colored concentric levers on the front? You can check f'sure by the serial number, proly stamped on the front side of bed, near the end. A machinery dealer can then check it for you.
Clausing-corporate still exists, right? Could run it by them. Parts are a real bitch $-wise. ---------------------------- Mr. P.V.'d formerly Droll Troll
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Proctologically Violated©®
Oh yeah, where'd you pick this up, what did it come with, and what'dja pay fer it? I'm so jealous.... :) What condition is it in? ---------------------------- Mr. P.V.'d formerly Droll Troll
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Proctologically Violated©®
it looks to be quite square. this model is a variable speed, 13" with english and metric threading, so i don't know if the motor has two speeds. i suspect it's a single speed.
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joel
Clausing can probably supply a manual:
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I don't know about the Colchester models but they seem to price domestic manuals for $5-25.
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Mike Henry
I got one, have the manual too. Send me a pic or two of the lathe and I'll see if I can help. I can jot down all of the specs for ya assuming we have the same type. Is it 600 series?
Take a peek at mine and tell me if your is the same
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John
John
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CAMCOMPCO
If it looks like the Mk 2
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Its got a two speed motor, operated by the horizontal lever with the ball on it, at the join between the headstock and gear box
And it has a 3hp motor on it. Or at least..mine does
Gunner
"Pax Americana is a philosophy. Hardly an empire. Making sure other people play nice and dont kill each other (and us) off in job lots is hardly empire building, particularly when you give them self determination under "play nice" rules.
Think of it as having your older brother knock the shit out of you for torturing the cat." Gunner
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Gunner Asch
That sorta looks like what I used in a shop class in community college. What did you have to give for it?
Wes S
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clutch
not the same. mine is significantly larger and has a completely different front on it. thanks for the help though!
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joel
thanks to lathes.co.uk! found the model that i have:
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it's the model 8028 varispeed. on top of what's shown, it also has a brake, and a full coolant setup. I also happened to get one that someone put a really nice sony DRO on. disgustingly precise too: this particular DRO resolves down to .0001. now i just need to get the manuals...
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joel

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