well lets drag this thread out again.
it's been well over two years since i last posted in this thread...... so whats happened to the MG12? i still have it and the top is still out side
doesn't time fly when you have a million other things to do and you keep walking past a 400kg paper weight thinking "to heavy, cant be assed, I'll move it next weekend
that weekend has finally come! we have worked out a way to get it in the shed using some 4b2 a bit of ply wood, a 1ton engine lift and a fridge full of bacon and eggs.to feed the troops. have also made a set of wheels that clamps to the side of the bottom of the grinder. so when you wind the levelling screws down you can slid them in. then wind them back up and the machine is now resting on the wheels. i should then be able to move the whole machine around the shed to work on it.
other thing... as the top has been covered up outside for two winters. i was a bit on the apprehensive side of taking of the covers and having a look at the condition of the ways and the bearing of the main spindle. to my surprise both are fine. there is a little rust/burn on the ways at the chuck end, but don't think the will matter. considering its been out side for this amount of time, i think I've been lucky.
I'll take some pics of the move. then the hard bit....... trying to remember how it all goes back together.