Category Archives: Repair

Repairing the Rockwell-Delta 46-499 Lathe

A while back I bought a Rockwell-Delta 46-499 wood lathe.  The motor mount in it was a Jerry rigged affair and I decided to finally get around to replacing it.  The story from the previous owner was that his shop … Continue reading

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Identifying Bad Ball Bearings

Ball bearings are an integral part of all kinds of machines around us.  They are found in most anything that has rotating parts such as cars, machinery, appliances, electric motors etc.  These bearings can range in size from smaller than … Continue reading

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Removing Broken Bolts

I spent the last month working on my car and got to deal with a couple broken bolts/studs. The first one I had to remove was a stud from an exhaust manifold that broke off in the head.  I put … Continue reading

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Small Trailer Resto

I picked up a small trailer to go with the Wheel Horse last year off of Craigslist for cheap.  After I picked it up, I built a tailgate for it but have used it as is since then. It’s seen … Continue reading

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Replacement Prentiss Vise Nut

Recently, a reader commented that he had a Prentiss vise with a broken vise nut.  He asked if I knew of how to find a replacement.  I said recommended a few places but said he’d probably have to have one … Continue reading

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Wheel Horse 417-8 Part 5: PTO, Intake, and Exhaust

It’s time for the final Wheel Horse post!  Well, for a little bit at least. This garden tractor has a clutched multi-step pulley that is engaged/disengaged with a lever.  The lever pulls on a triangular piece that presses the pulley … Continue reading

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Wheel Horse 417-8 Part 4: Electrical

This is going to be a wordy post on the electrical joining of the motor and chassis because there’s only so many pictures of wires I can show you.  I wanted to join the electrical system of the new motor … Continue reading

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