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PSACstuff

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Good Day,
My username is PSACstuff . I am new to this forum. My name is Terry I am based out of Nova Scotia Canada.
Recently purchased a classic 1953 Myford ML7. Currently cleaning the lathe and mostly reading about all it can offer. The main 65 back gear has part of a broken tooth and must be replaced. The lathe and stand are currently getting cleaned and painted for a fresh start. Looking to learn from all the experts and dedicated machinists on this site.
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Glad to see your post Terry, about your new ML7 Myford lathe. I have had a Myford 7 for about 30 days now am cleaning mine up as well right now,
my back gear is also broken {see my other posts} packrat
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Greetings ya all, I'm glad to be here, to learn and present my way of thoughts through engineering.
From what I looked through a bit yesterday there are many, MANY interesting stories about the manufacturing of modeled parts, which i am thrilled to discuss about or just generally chatter about technological advances.

I know I'm a bit young to be anywhere near knowledgeable, but my project I'm currently in planning has given me many opportunities to broaden my spectrum.

My general goal is that every engine I have needs to be in a motorcycle frame at some point.

The hardest nut i will face at some point are Austrian regulations, but luckily with my current project it isn't so bad.

In engines I want to legally drive on streets and not just a friends farm, I need to sadly have it produced "properly" and so via official manufacturers, otherwise they are too much of a hustle to get them legalized.
Also i until now use the mill of a friend o mine, which i don't want too often.

But enough of me,
I'd be glad to hear about you all!

I might not reply immediately though, work.
 

skyline1

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The main 65 back gear has part of a broken tooth and must be replaced.
This is the classic ML7 failure point. Mine had it and it is a 1953 one also. They are getting difficult to obtain now and very expensive so you may end up having to repair the original. I had mine welded and simply recut the tooth with needle files.

It's a little noisy but works just fine. I had my doubts as to whether it would work but with a little care you can get quite close to the original profile by hand certainly close enough to function even if it might have a slight "clunk"

Best Regards Mark
 

packrat

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Yes, my lathe ML7 {older one} has three teeth missing on back gear also, was trying to find one from the UK but seam to be not in stock anymore from Myford for older lathers...??
 

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