faultedgeologist wrote:EDIT: And still trying to reconcile the mothership with the bolt hole for the modern eccentric safety washer, with all old and broken parts inside it. Am I on the right track?
JPG wrote:In order to answer that I need details of what that is. If you are getting a new idler shaft/bearings, the new eccentric is necessary as is the added screw.
Two things here:
1: Does this seem like a frankencrap assemblage of different era parts, and thus not following the PO story? This is seriously bugging me.
NEWer than 1985
case with [broken] bolt hole for modern eccentric retainer washer and spackle textured gray paint - post 1985 per my research
tablesaw pieces - could be aftermarket
OLDer than 1985
serial number 1981 on eccentric shaft cover plate
eccentric with locknut
idler shaft with wide single bearing
single bearing quill drill
2: I'm just weighing the options now: found a whole used Idler assembly (spindle and bearings, sheaves, key, etc.) available on eBay with the new split eccentric for $65 from a modern MkV I guess. Looking at that and a new set of motor sheaves from SS would put me really close to ready with the belts. You were saying the motor sheaves could be reused with a new straight 1/8" key, so I am pondering a simple belt rebuild instead in order to find my love for the equipment before digging in. From what I understand, a modern 2-bearing idler must have modern sheaves, but there is no mention of a difference in the motor sheaves. .
Okay, 3: Judging that I will primarily use this for the jointer, it sounds like I should keep this simple for now. I was just sketched out by the broken motor spindle key area.
Thx. Moving forward this weekend. I got the idler bearing out, so I could keep this cost low. I'm all over this fence.