JPG wrote:For the motor shaft key, I would go to your local hardware store and get 1/8 x 1/8 keystock and cut to length. It has no unusual features.
I think the floating sheave is serviceable unless the keyway is worn making it wider. The height wear should not be an issue.
What would you do to service it? Putting a strap there would be dangerous with a belt. Per the noise from the other parts, if the keyway is damaged it sounds like a bad move to keep using it. I can score a new sheave set for the idler for $65, but the motor sheaves are all attached to motors in the fleabay. Still haven't found the part new from SS, not the most intuitive site.
JPG wrote:I am guessing the PO tried to pry the key out of the shaft keyway. It is held in place by the set screw that also secures the fan sheave to the shaft. I also think the PO pryed with the sheave in place.
I think you can go overboard at this point by getting new parts to replace some that are still serviceable. They can be replaced later if they become troublesome.
Do you rec I just hit the JR rebuild kit and put a new bearing in the end of my old idler sheave? The bearing has a slight wobble and some gooey crunchy going on. I hate spending time on rebuilds with bad equipment; IMHO equipment only has so many rebuilds it will take before it gets sloppy. I'd like to get this running good, then eventually get the PP and use this head for a dedicated function. Here it goes. Any resources for motor sheaves? JA stopped answering emails so I didn't ask there.
EDIT: Found the ordering page I needed:https://www.shopsmith.com/service/heads ... s_list.htm